Understanding Spiritualism and Its Essence

The meaning of spiritualism is often misunderstood as the practice of communication with spirits, or spirits of dead people. To be correct we should call this spiritism.

In truth, the word spiritualism is the opposite of the word materialism. It is both the view that spirit is the basic element of reality, and the emphasis of the spiritual aspect of human being. It can be seen as a philosophy, a doctrine, or religion. It depends what you want to do with it. Those who believe or feel to have a spiritual side within, beyond matter, are called spiritualists. Anyway, it doesn't mean that they believe to spirits and they communicate with them.

For example, I personally believe that it is possible, but I am not interested in it because I feel it's not useful for my purpose. Nevertheless I can define myself a spiritualist as I meditate and practice spirituality in my daily life for the sake of spiritual realization.

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Spiritualists and Messages

It is also said that anyone can receive a message from a spirit. Notice that such a message should get to us in a form we know in order for us to understand it. So, any impulse or feeling or idea, especially the most creative ones, is potentially a message from spiritual planes. We don't know, but it happened to me and few of my clients during sessions to be aware of it. If this kind of awareness happens to you too, maybe during a meditation, look at it just as a form of awareness.

Many people and even channelers believe that any message coming from spiritual entities is also carrying some kind of healing with itself. I think that a message is a good tool for understanding and learning, but healing comes from pure awareness or spiritual realization. I suggest you to focus your attention over your understanding rather than the charm of getting a message from entities.

The border between spiritism and spiritualism is sharp because they are completely different. It is also very subtle and not easy to understand because they have few points in common. If you want to deepen the topic, search for Gustavo Rol. He was an italian man who was standing in both of the areas, talking about them very wisely.

Beliefs of Spiritualism

Spiritualists believe that, as spiritual beings, our souls have the ability to grow and achieve perfection as we progress from lower to higher planes. According to them, the afterlife is a place where souls evolve and hence is not a static plane. Because of this, no-embodied souls have the ability to provide knowledge and information on moral as well as ethical issues. They can also provide knowledge on afterlife and the pure being.

Different spiritualist traditions have different set of beliefs and principles. Some of the shared ones include:

  • Belief in the possibility of spirit communication
  • Belief in the existence of a soul after the death
  • Belief that the soul can gain knowledge and improve even after death of the physical body
  • Personal responsibility toward life circumstances
  • Belief that there is a supreme being who is often known as the form of "Infinite Intelligence"
  • Belief that the natural world is just another expression of said intelligence

The beliefs of spiritualism are shared in different religions across the world. Common lines on practice and belief can be found in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism.

Spiritualists across the world consider it as:

  • A religion, as it works toward making people understand and embrace the mental, physical, and spiritual laws of nature, also considered the laws of God.
  • A part of science, as it helps in investigating, analyzing, and classification of facts related to the manifestation of a spirit.
  • A part of philosophy, as it enhances the study of the laws of nature as seen by people and those unseen. The philosophy of spiritualism arrives at a conclusion based on these observed facts.

If you want to understand yourself, to get in touch with your soul or to have a broader perspective of the reality you live in, learn how my services can help you.

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