Many people ask if Spiritualists believe
in God. We believe in God or Infinite Intelligence, and that everything and everyone is a part of God.
We also believe in communication with those
who have passed on. We are all energy, and as such, cannot be destroyed. Our spirit consists of our essence. It is who we
are. It continues to live in the Spirit World and as a result is able to reach back and communicate with us. What a comfort
this is to those who are greiving the loss of someone near and dear.
Spiritualism is a religion that teaches personal
responsibility. Our 7th Principle states,"We affirm the moral responsibility of the individual and that we make our
own happiness or unhappiness as we obey or disobey Nature's physical and spiritual laws." In other words, what ever we put
out there comes back to us in one way or another. The choice is up to us. We cannot blame God for what goes wrong in our lives
as we have free will.
This not a new religion. Modern Spiritualism
began in 1848 but humanity has believed in life after physical death since the beginning of man's time on Earth.
By definition, "Spiritualism is
the Science, Philosophy and Religion of continuous life, based upon the demonstrated fact of communication by means of mediumship,
with those who live in the Spirit World."
"A Medium is one whose organism
is sensitive to vibrations from the spirit world and through whose instrumentality, intelligences in that world are able to
convey messages and produce the phenomena of Spiritualism."
"A Spiritualist Healer is one
who, either through his own inherent powers or through his mediumship, is able to impart vital, curative force to pathologic