MEDIUMSHIP - OBSESSION:
PSYCHOLOGICAL & EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCES AND OBSESSION
From The Physical Angle
Part 1 of 2
From the physical angle, Spiritism teaches us about the role of the spirit body, called the perispirit, which archives the past thoughts and actions of a spirit and holds the mechanism for employing the results of such a process, according to the divine law of action and reaction. These results materialize, in subsequent, physical incarnations, as rewards or expiations, factoring in, as well, the actions engaged in by the spirit during the present incarnation. The expiatory process is one in which a spirit who has committed crimes against himself or someone else in one life, without making reparations for such mistakes in that same life, comes to experience the suffering that results from his poor choices; this suffering, consequently, can be a vehicle to help him purify his soul. Depending upon how he handles his present incarnation, however, he can often inhibit this purification and, contrarily, cause himself even more anguish.
carries the code, the "spiritual DNA" if you
will, for the formation of a physical body that can help to meet the spirit's needs for
trials and expiations in a given incarnation. If the incarnate
individual devotes himself to good and attains moral worth, he will not only
remain in tune with the thought-frequency of good spirits, who will help him
and protect him, but he may also inhibit, or at least weaken, those pre-established,
conditioning factors of imposed suffering. Should he regularly act, instead, with any one
or more negative habits, such as pride, greed, selfishness, aggression,
vengefulness, indifference, etc., he could activate a mechanism that begins the
degradation of his health, thereby creating favorable conditions for the body
to become susceptible to illness or disease.
As you can see, the perispirit is the key to the predisposition toward
illness carried by the spirit. In some cases, this illness can be one of mental
derangement or emotional instability.