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How We are Assisted by the Spirit World

September 29, 2017

Personal Story by Anderson Silveira:

Spiritism teaches us that we are on this world of trials and expiations to learn and evolve. This incarnation is an opportunity to repay our debts through our good deeds in this life and learn from the earthly trials. It is my personal belief that we can learn though experience or by the experiences of others. Some times we learn through pain and sometimes by love.

I believe that most of us would like to learn through love, but unfortunately many times due to our Ego and pride we end up learning the hard way. This happened to me recently and I thought I would share it tonight.

As I struggled through my trials I found myself in tears and in emotional distress. I had just lost a big client and most of my compensation for the year. I asked myself: “why do I feel this way? I still have health, food, family and still have a job that provides enough for all my needs.” However the sad feeling was still there, I tried to understand the lesson and accept it. But even though my mind was saying one thing my emotions were saying another.

It took me some time to overcome it and many prayers. But when I was able to calm my emotions and my mind the answer came to me. I had created an emotional and material expectation of something that wasn’t there to begin with. Now that I had created that expectation my ego and pride took over my emotions not allowing me to see that I was prolonging my suffering. 

We are all humans with instincts and it is natural for our instincts to take over when we feel we are in danger. Although I learned my lesson it is still hard to let go and I ask for the assistance of the good spirits to supply me with all the tools and inspiration for my trials.

We are never alone and the spirits are always there to assist us, but the trial is ours and we have to do the work to evolve. Working on our inner reform day by day, ever bringing in mind that to climb the mountain one takes it step by step.

This is why I choose the topic of tonight to remind and give an overview of how the spirit world assists us. The topic of tonight is taken from by Brian Foster.


How we are assisted by the Spirit World

The spirit world is concerned with each and every one of us. Our guardian angels take no pleasure seeing us struggle, since they have all been there before. Even though, they comprehend that most times we need the suffering presented to us. But within the confines of letting us survive and learn from our trials, the spirit world actively guides and helps us.


During and after birth we are looked after by the spirit world. In the book, Missionaries of the Light, another Andre Luiz inspired book, psychographed by Chico Xavier, we are told of the constant care we receive after birth, in the passage below;

“Friends, Herculano will remain at Segismundo’s side for seven years in his new reincarnation, at which time the reincarnation process will have been completed. After that period, his work as a friend and guide will be eased, for he will follow our brother at a distance.”[1]

The spirit Herculano, who assisted Segismundo during his conception and birth, shall stay constantly at his side for seven years. Did you ever wonder how babies can seemly survive so many dangers in their young life? Or how when young toddlers walk, looking backwards or anywhere but in front of them, why don’t they bump into more objects? Because they are influenced to avoid hazards by their spirit guardian.

As to the time period of seven years; it is explained to Andre Luiz by his mentor in the passage below;

“You are aware that the human body has its vegetative activities per se, but you may not yet know that the perispiritual body, which gives form to the cellular elements, is strongly rooted in the blood. In the fetal organization, the blood elements are a gift from the mother’s body. Soon after rebirth, a period of a different assimilation of organic energies takes place, where the reincarnated ‘self’ rehearses the consolidation of its new experiences. In this new cycle of physical life, it is only at age seven that it can begin to preside on its own over the blood formation process, which is the basic element for the equilibrium of the perispiritual body or pre-existent form. Blood, therefore, can be regarded as the divine fluid that underpins our activities on the physical plane, and through its continual flow within the physiological organism, it furnishes us with a symbol of the eternal movement of the sublime energies of the Infinite Creation.”[2]

The process of reincarnation, even after birth, is complex. For our spirit body to be connected to our physical body via the perispirit is a seven-year long process. Not only does the child have the full-time attention of their mother and father, but the spirit world supplies an invisible guard. Continuously protecting the young child. Life is more precious than we could ever imagine.

How we are assisted as Adults

Not only children require support from the spirit world, we do too. Again, in the book, Missionaries of the Light, we read that a young woman, with small children lost her husband and was inconsolable. To supply her closure with her dead husband, the spirit world arranged a visit with him, during her sleep, when she could leave the bounds of her body. She was able to talk to him and find out that he was safe in the spirit world.

Since, our spirits can communicate directly with other spirits during our slumber, we learn many valuable lessons and have various conversations with other spirits, spirits who could reside in the spirit world or other incarnates, who had left their body. We are unable to retain exact memories of these encounters. But we do awaken with general ideas and feelings. Just like the widow did from her sleep, when her aunt asked her if she actually believed she visited her husband in a dream the night before; She responded:

“Why not?” replied the widow without blinking, “I still have the feeling of his hands on mine, and I know that God granted me such grace so that I could find my strength again to work. Today I woke up totally refreshed and happy! I can face the future with new hope! I will make an effort and I shall be victorious.”

“Oh Mommy, how your words console us!” exclaimed one of the little ones with bright eyes. “How I wish I could have been with you to listen to Daddy in that wonderful dream!”[3 book, Missionaries of the Light, Chico Xavier]

When you arise in the morning from a satisfying sleep and you feel good for no apparent reason, this could be a residue from a nocturnal encounter you had. Or when you leap out of bed ready to tackle that problem which had been bothering you for days, this could be the result of you finding out the solution while talking with your friends or guides in the spirit world.

If we search for the answer it will come. The spirit world wishes to supply us with all of the tools and inspirations required to prosper while we live on earth. They fully realize the day-to-day problems we encounter, complications which hinder our ability to absorb the lessons we should learn. Therefore, like any good teacher, who wishes their students to be successful, the spirit world gently pushes us to the correct solution. We have to listen to our conscience, that governs of our behavior, with years of experience in many lives, and perform our deeds with moral clarity.

How the spirit world assists those who assist

When we perform good deeds, the resulting wave of our charity rolls back toward us. People who we have aided think caring thoughts about us, spirits who assist the ones we materially help also notice our benevolence. A good example of this is found in the book, Action and Reaction, where a spirit, who died as a young man who died and is now watching over his mother and asks for a favor to one of the Spiritual Doctors assistant;

“My dear Assistant, our Adelino is having financial problems … Because he helps others so much, he has been neglecting his own needs. He is always helping my poor incarnate mother, so I would ask for your help on his behalf. Just last week, my widowed mother didn’t have the means to get medical treatment for my two sick brothers, so I went to him in tears and mentally begged him to help us out. He didn’t hesitate for a second. Believing he was obeying his own impulses, he visited our house and gave my poor mother the money she needed … Dear Assistant! For the love of Jesus, I beg you! Don’t forsake someone who has helped us out so much!”[4 book, Action and Reaction]

Sacrifices on our part for others, should be seen as opportunities to spread goodwill. The more goodwill we radiate, the more it will bounce back to us, enabling us to give even more. Doing well is not a zero sum game, I give and you take, no it’s a positive feedback loop, with a rising crescendo of light and joy that shall surround us.

The young man is answered by the Assistant; “Don’t worry, Adelino is in a web of fraternal affinity that he has woven for himself. A lot of friends are supplying him with the resources he needs to faithfully carry out his caring task. Circumstances of a material nature will come together in his favor as a consequence of acquired merit.”[5 book, Action and Reaction]

As you can ascertain, the little things that happen in our life, a coincidence here, a random event there that brings us unexpected joy, or the break to find a job that we always desired, could all be in response to the charity we have spread before. We are truly cared for by the spirit world. When we exhibit good behavior, our mentors wish to reward us to continue to do so.

Before we reincarnate, we realize that we have much ground to cover to become better souls. Each little victory is one step closer to achieving our level of purity.

Author: Brian Foster has a BSCS degree and a MBA. He has worked in R&D for medical device corporations and in IT for large financial institutions. Brian Foster has a blog at

Works Cited:

Xavier, F. C. (2008). Workers of the Life Eternal. Brasilia (DF) – Brazil: International Spiritist Council.
Xavier, F. C. (2009). Missionaries of the Light. Brasilia (DF), Brazil: International Spiritist Council.
Xavier, F. C. (2010). Action and Reaction. Brasilia (DF), Brazil: International Spiritist Council.
Xavier, F. C. (2013). Sex and Destiny. Miami, FL: EDICEI of America.

[1] Xavier, F.C. Missionaries of the Light, EDICEI, pp. 217-218
[2] Xavier, F.C. Missionaries of the Light, EDICEI, pp. 219-220
[3] Xavier, F.C. Missionaries of the Light, EDICEI, pp. 154-155
[4] Xavier, F.C. Action and Reaction, EDICEI, pp. 210-211

[5] Xavier, F.C. Action and Reaction, EDICEI, p. 211

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