THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF SPIRITUALISM
Spiritualism it is not a religion and as such there is no specific dogma or creed. Most spiritualists though adhere to the following seven principles:
1. The Fatherhood of God.
God is our father, the creator of everything that there is. He is referred to as God, the Father/Mother, the Great Spirit etc. He is not male or female, but has every aspect of life which He has created.
2. The Brotherhood of Man.
God created us all and as such we are all brothers and sisters. God created everything that is around us, the human beings, the animals, the birds, the fish in the sea, the plants, the rocks etc. All those creations contain consciousness and as such we are all related together like brothers and sisters.
3. The Communion of the Spirit and the Ministry of the Angels.
Behind the physical mask we are all spirits, and there is communication between spirits living on the earth plane and spirits living on other planes. They provide us with guidance, loving care, support and healing. Although angels are beings that have never lived on the earth plane, they are God’s messengers and they are ready to help us go through our chosen experiences in life on the earth plane.
4. The Continuous Existence of the Human Spirit.
The human spirit, the human soul is a small part of the Great Spirit of God, a small part of God’s energy and as such can not be destroyed. The soul will continue its existence beyond the veil of death. Death applies only to the physical body, the soul will continue its learning trip until it fulfils its purpose, and joins with God
5. Personal Responsibility.
This is the Law of Cause and Effect. You are responsible for the way you live. Any pain caused by selfishness, deception, hatred is your responsibility. Such actions will delay your progress, or even set you back, on the spiritual path. The spiritualist’s way of life is a life of love, a life of unconditional love. Only with love you will be able to progress, to elevate yourself into the higher realms of spirituality. What I mean by the terms “spiritual path” and “spirituality” is the path that your soul, your spirit has to follow in order to achieve perfection and union with God.
6. Compensation and Retribution Here and Hereafter for all Good and Evil
Deeds Done on Earth.
Remember God does not punish people. Your deeds, your life will create an energy field around you that will attract similar energy fields of other people or situations. If deception is in your field you can only attract deception around you and all its consequences. If love is in your field you will only attract loving energies around you. So you are the master of your fate. Compensation and retribution are the automatic results of your actions.
7. Eternal Progress Open to Every Human Spirit.
There is no limitation to the progress of the human spirit. The way you live your life will only determine how long it will take your spirit to achieve perfection. Do not expect, though, the time to be anything less than eternity. The more you learn, the nearer you get to perfection, the more you realise that there is so much more for you to learn before you reach that perfection. But the nearer you get to that perfection the easier it gets and the reason is because you surround yourself with vast amounts of loving energy.
One Light Federation’s 3 Principles
1. “The Divine, Supreme, God Head”
We accept and honour the Divine Being, the Supreme Energy of Love, the God consciousness, as the Creator, the Father of all things seen and unseen.
2. “Personal Responsibility & Unity of mankind”
As we all have been created by the same Loving Consciousness we are all brothers and sisters; not only to
other human beings but also to the whole of the creation. Being logical beings and since we have a free will
that also makes us personal responsible for all our actions, positive or negative.
3. “The ministry of Angels & the embodiment of Spirit”
The true form of existence is as Spirit Energy. We are all spirits having a physical experience in order to pro-
gress. Spirits around us are all at different stages of progress. Angels are highly developed Spirits who are around us ready to help, support and guide us in our moments of need.
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