Reading of the Month – August 2020

The Importance of Self-Reflection

Nothing happens by chance, everything has its raison d’être. There is no effect without cause. There are no perfect human beings. These are expressions widely used in Christian Rationalist houses by leaders of public meetings and in spiritualist literature published by the World Headquarters of Christian Rationalism.

Significant examples contrary to these expressions are people who think that only they are right in what they say and do or that their conduct is faultless. They find defects in everyone around them, but ignore what is bad in their subconscious by showing the individualism that characterizes their personalities.

Self-analysis done with impartiality and honesty always reveals that human perfection does not exist. He who considers himself perfect is, generally, the one who make the most mistakes, because he only sees his selfish side, failing to see the benevolent side of those closest to him. Hence the need for people to do some daily self-reflection, preferably in the fifteen minutes that precede the irradiations of psychic cleaning at the recommended times, evaluating and judging themselves in these moments of interiorization, and never others.

Carefully analyzing the situations they go through to be resolved to satisfaction is an attitude that Christian Rationalism recommends to anyone, especially when such cases involve third parties, lest they suffer the consequences of the folly often committed without any chance of defense on the part of of those harmed.

In Christian Rationalist houses nobody is judged. We do want to strengthen, enlighten and spiritualize the people who attend our public meetings, suggesting that they also read the books that the World Headquarters publishes, as they contain in their respective contents the spirituality that Christian Rationalism advocates. There is no other interest on the part of the spokespeople of Christian Rationalism other than that of the spiritualization of human beings, to form peoples of heterogeneous structure and, therefore, better suited to a world of schooling such as the Earth.

The spiritually enlightened person always wants to improve the daily life of his existence. For this, he expands the investigative horizon of his personality, eliminating the imperfections existing in his fluidic body, aware that he is not the only one that holds reason in a world under the domain of the absolute values ​​of evolutionary laws, unlike the individuals who are too involved in the relativism of earthly emotions.

To first-time attendants at a public meeting, the way we talk about the reality of life may seem somewhat harsh. But we do not want to deceive anyone, promising illusory spiritual favors in exchange for material benefits that may be received, going against what Christian Rationalist discipline has recommended to its followers since the foundation of Christian Rationalism more than a century ago. Disinterestedly, we want people to learn to live well, putting our spiritualist teachings into practice in their daily lives.

Antonio Cottas


Respect Is Not Individualism

Respect is fundamental in human relationships, both in social and professional life as well as in marital and family life. It is important that human beings respect themselves and their fellowmen, that their way of speaking is attentive and appropriate for each occasion, as also clothing should be modest if the environment requires it, in the same way as bodily cleanliness, anywhere and anytime.

Having balanced behavior and control of feelings and emotions is also important, so that the way of expressing yourself is moderate, clear, precise and objective, since dialogue and mutual understanding have great relevance to respectful coexistence. It is necessary for people to understand that there are different ways of thinking and acting, of facing setbacks and difficulties, of having fun and resting, in short, of facing life. They are behaviors that show the different levels of spiritual evolution of human beings.

It is natural for people to tend to surround themselves with those with whom they have affinities. However, in the course of their lives, they will all face individuals with opinions contrary to those they defend as being the most appropriate to the circumstances. These are distinct procedures perceived on the physical plane, either by evolutionary self-impositions made in the astral planes of internship, or to eliminate from the fluidic body errors made in past lives or by characteristics of the personality formed in their current existence.

Respect calls for understanding and tolerance, renunciation and detachment. Good human relations do not accept individualism or selfishness, but rather respect divergent opinions and expressions of solidarity. Thus, the broad concept of respect encompasses the exercise of spiritual attributes, such as reasoning, will, self-control and so many others that form the integral character.

Therefore, good human relationships involve mutual respect and exemption from judgments or criticisms, as everyone has imperfections to correct and qualities to show. Prejudices and discrimination are the cause of conflicts in relationships, because they make it difficult to use reasoning clearly, preventing the person from understanding the point of view of others, which is not always wrong in relation to what an interlocutor thinks. Avoiding disagreements contributes to the improvement of social life and the spiritual growth of people, making them more understanding and tolerant.

Humberto Rodrigues

Translation by Andreas Saint-Prix