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FORGETING THE PAST - 15 th Class- Spiritist Preparatory Course FEESP
B ) FORGETING THE PAST
Spiritist Preparatory Course- FEESP
FORGETING THE PAST
The beginning of incarnation for man is
always surrounded by expectations and
doubts. It is a new experience that
begins and it’s being presented as a
"blank book“, which should write the
history of their existence.
Millenarian spirit, having lived many
other incarnations, the man is a work in
progress, a book that is already filled in
most of their pages. Why we can not
read it? Because it’s part of the
incarnation process forgetting the past.
That’s why we are more authentic.
In fact, if today we are
imperfect, in the past we
were even more; if today
we made so many mistakes,
if we are still involved with
illusions of the world, if
constantly reveal traces of
animalism (violence, hate,
indifference), we can
imagine how we were in the
If it was alive in our consciousness, it would certainly become
a hindrance to new experiences. If we would remind our
mistakes (or those who trespassed against us), we would live
tortured by guilt, remorse, desire for revenge... If we have
had pleased and comfortable existences, with power, luxury
and wealth, pride, selfishness and vanity would be an
obstacle to our free will.
Anyway, the disturbances to our social relations would be
inevitable, as we could remember what we had done or
suffered of our next, especially on who coexists with us.
For this reason, the divine mercy has
given us what is necessary and
sufficient for the success of the
new existence to fulfill, which is
the voice of conscience and
instinctive propensity, which allow
us to identify what we need to do
to correct us and progress in the
present, surpassing the mountains
from our mistakes and
continuing in the evolutional process
and with greater freedom and
confidence that if God threw a
veil over our past, that is the most
In The Gospel According to
Spiritism, Kardec thus
interpreted the oblivion of the
past: “The Spirit often revives in
the same environment in which
he lived, and is in a relationship
with the same people, in order
to repair the damage he has
done to them. If he recognize
them the same who had hated,
perhaps hate would reappear.
Anyway, would be humiliated
before those who had offended.
"God gave us, to improve us, just what we need and it is sufficient for
us: the voice of conscience and instinctive tendencies; and takes away
what could harm us.”
"The man brings at birth what he acquired. He was born exactly as it
does. Each existence is for him a new starting point. It is not worth to know
what he was: if he is being punished, is because he did wrong and his
bad tendencies indicate what it is left to correct on himself.
That's what he should focus all his attention because there’re no more
signs of what have been corrected. The good resolutions that has made
However, the memory of
the past is never lost.
Often, signs of the past
are revealed subtly in our
gestures, our actions, in
our words. In our
memories are erased.
However, they are still
alive in the deep
The issues that remains
problems in the past,
remain present in
latent, awaiting new
What has been overcome,
is merged the
personality, allowing for
a freer and serene move.
Forgetting the past will
never be an obstacle to
the improvement of the
Spirit; rather, it is an
granted to the human
Kardec, Allan – The Gospel According to the Spiritism
Kardec, Allan – The Book of Spirits
After death, the Spirit regains the memory of the
past, so he can make good resolutions regarding his
1 – What is necessary to the Spirit to begin a new existence
regarding his memories of the past?
2 – What the man brings, at birth, to his new existence?
3 – The past memories are lost to the man? How do they
• Curso Preparatório de Espiritismo- Ed. FEESP;
• Kardec, Allan - O Evangelho Segundo o Espiritismo -
• Kardec, Allan - O Livro dos Espíritos - Ed. FEESP.
“Birth, death, renew yet and
progress always, such is the law.”
“Spiritists, love each other and instruct them”
Author : FEESP
Editing: Thereza Christina Faria Lima
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