ConceptConceptFAMILY:FAMILY:Group of people who share aclose relationship —a unittypically (or "traditionally")composed of a mated coupleand their children(procreation).The family is generallyrecognized as an element ofa broader kinship networkthat links ancestors anddescendants of a person.
The family :The family :Has its own rules:Good behaviour rulesRequires ethical respect, which should bereciprocal amogst its members
The human beingThe human beingSocial animalNaturally monogamicGenerality only feels fully accomplishedwhen his needs and aspirations are shared atthe sublime home environment
What is a HOME?What is a HOME?We can not just consider it to be the materialconstruction, capable of offering safety andpeace to those who live there.A house is made of plaster, bricks, buildingcement and furniture; whereas...
A HOME isA HOME isBuilt on renouncement,dedication, silence and careoffered to those incarnatespirits who are linked byspiritual affection and/or bycarnal affection due to theunion of these spirits into thesame family unit.
The familyThe familyIs...a group of spirits in need,who are maladjusted. Theyhave an urgent need toreadjust to one another,thanks to the blessings ofreincarnation.
Hence…Hence…Spirits constitute different spiritual families,formed by the similarity of their tendencies,which are more or less purified according totheir elevation.The tendency of the members of thesefamilies is to unite together, but sometimesthey renounce to it in order to give theopportunity to uncongenial or strangers toeach other to reincarnate in this family as ameans of progress…
On the present times....On the present times....It looks like there is some kindof threat in regards to thestability of the family unit, dueto concepts that threat familyvalues.The family unit now needs toimpose itself in order tosurvive for the benefit of theentire Humanity.
A family is much more than theA family is much more than theresult of a genetic forceresult of a genetic forceIt is made of ideals,It is made of dreams,It is made of aspirations,It is made of fights and hard tasks,It is made of suffering and aspirations,It is made of elevated moral traditions...that cement the divine concession whichenables a group of spirits where spiritualelevation needs to develop; it shows the nobleexpressions of the spiritual elevation in Earth.
When the family is in danger for this or thatWhen the family is in danger for this or thatreason, there is not doubt the society is closereason, there is not doubt the society is closeto fail...to fail...
HistoryHistoryGregarious instinctGregarious instinctManManfor preservation of lifefor preservation of lifemutual cooperationmutual cooperationThe union of needsThe union of needsInspired solutions for the problems thatInspired solutions for the problems thatarose from the fight against negativearose from the fight against negativefactors that needed to be overcome.factors that needed to be overcome.
The primitive beings formed semi-barbarian groups. This was thetime when affective relationshipsbegan to exist, since theirdescendants needed protection.The family unit slowly began toexist at this time.
The cultural values slowly imposed rules ofconduct:In relation to parents- legislators, personified inthe elderly;Parents in relation to the children – due to theirfragility and level of dependency;In relation to brothers/sisters– due to the peacefulcompanionship which was essential for thestrengthening of the specie;In relation to the people who were closer to oneanother, even if they didn’t live in the same place.This was a progress towards a more expandeduniversal family….From the primitive timesto the Ancient OrientalCivilization…
GreeceGreeceSparta-Sparta- was amazed by theirwas amazed by theirmilitar hegemony; they dd‘tmilitar hegemony; they dd‘tconsider the family union whichconsider the family union whichlet to their destruction.let to their destruction.Athens – loved arts and beauty, but it wasloved arts and beauty, but it wasthe duty of the State to be responsible for thethe duty of the State to be responsible for thefamily unit. It managed to survive for afamily unit. It managed to survive for alonger period of time but was never able tolonger period of time but was never able toreach the ethical and superior programreach the ethical and superior programproposed by their excellent philosophers.proposed by their excellent philosophers.
RomeRomeTo Rome it was given the task ofTo Rome it was given the task ofappreciating the FAMILY UNIONappreciating the FAMILY UNIONIn the beginning it was reserved for theIn the beginning it was reserved for thepatriciate,patriciate,Soon through the laws approved by theSoon through the laws approved by theSenate – it reached the militar, artistic,Senate – it reached the militar, artistic,agricultural classes as well as theagricultural classes as well as themob...mob...
Even though there were wars happening,these concepts got affixed within the socialclasses slowly. Love was being established;it became the safe technique for thedignification of man within the family unit.StatingStating Rights and dutiesRights and duties
The Medieval Times were characterisedby ignorance, which dismantled thefamily unit. The children were donated tothe Church and to the dominatingsuzerain weakened for centuries thespiritual progress of the human beings.
There was a great mission reserved to thecompilers of the encyclopedias. Theyestablished the human rights codes, whichreestructured the family in the bases ofrespect, providing happiness to all creatures.Therefore, the materialistic dialectics and themodern sensualistic concepts are nowpreaching free love and banning marriage. Thisgoes against the family organization. This istransitional as this won‘t happen in the longrun.
Fidelity, cooperation and fraternityFidelity, cooperation and fraternityare part of the human nature; theseare part of the human nature; theseare manifestations of love.are manifestations of love.These values are connected,These values are connected,without a doubt, to the home; towithout a doubt, to the home; tothe family unit. It is where thethe family unit. It is where themoral values are strenghtened;moral values are strenghtened;feelings are blended as a result offeelings are blended as a result ofliving in a society; in a family.living in a society; in a family.
Even if polyandry has created the matriarchyand female promiscuity, poligamy choseelegendo o patriarchate; the consequenceswere just as bad.According to the Swiss anthropologist andsociologist Bachofen, women felt repugnatedwomen felt repugnatedand beaten by the vulgarity and the sex abuse.and beaten by the vulgarity and the sex abuse.It was from this attitude thatIt was from this attitude that the transition tothe transition tomonogamy happenedmonogamy happened, which is now well-, which is now well-accepted within almost all countries in theaccepted within almost all countries in theworld.world. He is most often connected with hisresearch into the role of women in a broadrange of ancient societies.
Conclusion:Conclusion:The family unit, in order to succeed on thegoal it is destined, needs to start from thebeggining. Since the first signs of affectivesearch, in which the moral accomplishmentshould revolt against the sexual sensationswhich are temporary.
When a young couple decides to marry,When a young couple decides to marry,the future family suffer a serious threat.the future family suffer a serious threat.If there is not structure in place to resistIf there is not structure in place to resistto the natural resistances that a coupleto the natural resistances that a couplewill go through in terms of emotionalwill go through in terms of emotionaland social adjustments, this could beand social adjustments, this could beeven worse when the descendants areeven worse when the descendants areborn.born.
We talk about the need ofprenuptial exams nowadays,which is indeed necessary.Therefore, we still lack to talkabout the psychologicalpreparation of the couple inregards to their responsibilitywith their family and relatives.
The Spiritist Doctrine modernizes the lessonsfrom the Gospel; revealing the concept of thefamily unit spiritually aware to the Humanity.
It is our duty, which we can not run away from,to sustain the family by following the Christ‘steachings and the lessons of good conduct.Even if there is madness spread aroundeverywhere...
Sourcers:S.O.S. Familia – Autors: Joanna de Angelis (spirit) /Divaldo Franco(medium)Laços de Família – multiple authors /Divaldo Franco (medium)Research done by: Arlete Länzlinger- CEEAK-Winterthur- Switzerland 2008Translate from Portuguese to English by Carolina von Scharten