Chico Xavier and maimed
At the moment, the theme abortion in cases of anencephaly is still present in our magazine, as the Special entitled "Suicide and abortion of anencephalic", written by our collaborator Luiz Carlos Formiga.
Joanna de Angelis’ message quoted from the confrere does not, properly speaking, a novelty in our midst, as it merely confirms what Chico Xavier presented us in several works, for example, books in Chico Xavier in Goiânia and In the Age of Spirit.
As there are, outside of spirit midst, many questions regarding the origin of the difficulties involving the so-called anencephalic, remember what the late medium consigned, attributing it to Emmanuel, the first of the works mentioned.
It was asked to Chico Xavier: "How to understand the plight of a mutilated child born?"
The answer is: "When we perpetrate a determine crime and installed the blame on us, we engender chaos inside of our soul and, returning to the Greater Life after disembodiment, involved in the shadow of guilty, naturally we suffer in ourselves the results of our own unfortunate acts. Recognizing this, we strongly wish or ask for return to Earth under the conditions we have set for ourselves. If we set up the arm against someone and destroy someone's life, consciously, in the Greater Life, we often feel bitter about that segment of our spiritual body that became the vehicle of our own loss, and pray to the Divine Laws to allow us to be reborn corresponding processes of mutilation, often alongside those same people who made our debtors or also to become our benefactors and on earth, help us for love." (Chico Xavier in Goiania, GEEM Publishing, 1977.)
Four years earlier, in the book In the Age of Spirit (GEEM Publishing, 1973), composed in collaboration with J. Herculaneum Pires, Chico Xavier registered the poem entitled "Romance in life," written by Alphonsus de Guimaraens, depicting the past history of an exceptional boy whose mother was present at the meeting in which the poem was psychographed.
The day after the meeting, Chico Xavier was visited by a lady. Here's how he reported this fact: "Surprisingly, (...) the morning after the meeting, while leaving the house, we were approached by a lady who brought us the baby exceptional to meet us, requesting the support of Dr. Bezerra de Menezes in his favor. This lady, in almost penury, told us to have been present at the public meeting the night before, she only did not bring the little sick because she had come very late, coming from Ouro Preto. She left the little sick resting in a hostel. While much suffering, she paid attention to the message and came to request a copy. I was really moved and was meditating on the subject."
Here, in its entirety, the poem "Romance in life":
In the field, where the moonlight garlands the cheesecloth,
The pair trembles for love, the night sleeps and glows.
He, the villager poet, was a humble shepherd;
She, the lady, exposing the youth in bloom.
By far the mansion, how many kisses in the wind! ...
How many vows of affection in the light of the firmament!
In one night, the former elected sends old page
Delivering to the eager young man unexpected message.
"Forgive - the letter says – if I was not sincere
I will now betroth the man who awaits me.
I will never dim the name of my parents.
Our love was a dream ... A dream. Nothing more.”
Cries the boy unhappy, without anyone to comfort him,
Deaf to reason, desire throw himself in death.
Run to the mud hut. The sudden gesture,
He sets himself in despair and smashes his own skull.
Time is gone... And After Life, the minstrel suicide
He was a crazy begging for a new body to life.
One day, the chatelaine, a gold refuge,
Die embittering, grieving, the lessons of the past.
Targets jasmine hang the coffin suspended
Children cry goodbye in wreaths of incense.
Dropping, finally, from the silver decorations,
It is felt now the despised and ungrateful lady.
Remember the field from other time and the poor fellow villager,
Asked to review him and beg his forgiveness.
Finally find him in wide ward
Demented, blind and dumb in anguish dark.
She supports mourning the faults that condemn her,
She wants to come back to earth and give him a new life.
The eternal Law of Love in love reveals itself,
She returns to the dense body in simple village.
Today, mother to suffer, is thin, little by little,
Carrying a child on her lap dumb and crazy...
And while the sick spreads a sad and dull look,
She lives to pray: "Don’t leave me, my son! ..."
The novel continues and the moments go...
Blessed be the pain that carves perfection.
Confreres who inadvertently say such information, either through Chico Xavier, either through Divaldo Franco do not have the proper support in the works of Allan Kardec, remember that it is focused on the 372 and 373 issues of The Spirits’ Book, set out below:
372. What purpose does the Providence aim at creating wretched beings, as the cretins and idiots?
"Those who inhabit idiot bodies are Spirits bound to punishment. Suffer from the effect of embarrassment that they experience and from the impossibility to express themselves through undeveloped organs or dismantled."
373. What is the merit of the existence of beings who, like the morons and idiots that cannot do good or evil, find themselves unable to progress?
"It is atonement as a result of the abuse that they made of a certain faculties. It's a temporary state."
There are therefore more than enough reasons to understand that life that God offers us, whatever the conditions under which we receive, it is always valuable for us to achieve the goal for which we were created, that is perfection. The pitfalls and the difficulties we face are part of the process and do not exist to crush us, but to be overcome.