DIVINE WILL SNIPPET
(Extracts from the Book of Heaven by Luisa Piccarreta)
Compiled by Ann Ellison
March 25, 2021
POINT #21 (Giving One’s Acts) for
RAPID GROWTH IN THE DIVINE WILL
HAPPY AND WONDERFUL SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION AND THE INCARNATION OF OUR LORD, JESUS CHRIST!!
Dear Divine Will Family,
This seems like a given. We can’t live in the Divine Will if we are not giving our human will, from where all our human acts are formed, to the Divine Will so that our human acts can be transformed into Divine Acts, into God’s Acts; and where all our human acts are animated by the Divine Will with the cooperation of our human will.
As usual, Jesus can certainly explain it much better than I can. Please read below the magnificent explanations by Jesus. Also read how difficult it is to leave the Divine Will, once you have firmly, sincerely and with all your heart entered into It. You have to want to leave It with the same intensity that you entered It, except for sin…that takes you out immediately!
We love you all so very much and keep each of you in our daily prayers. May God never allow you to leave His Holy Will in any way, especially through sin, and may He bless you and yours keep you safe from all harm!
PS: Below is some writings about Our Lady”s and Our Lord’s great feast day! I am sorry I could not send out something earlier about this most wonderful Solemnity, but I had to go to the emergency room, but I am fine. God is so good!! And we were invited out tonight, which we (Kathy and I) promised a week ago, so I am so far behind! Please forgive me again!
October 6, l922
The First Plane of Human Acts Made-Divine was Formed by Jesus. Luisa Was the First to Live in the Divine Will.
I was praying when my ever-beloved Jesus came, threw His arms around my neck, and said to me: “My daughter, let us pray together. Let us enter the immense sea of My Will so that nothing may go out from you that has not been immersed in It. Thoughts, words, steps, works, and heartbeats …, everything should have its place in My Will. And everything you do in It will give you another possession, and you will acquire a greater right. It was the purpose of Creation that every human act have its Life in My Will and form a plane so that all human acts become divine acts, having their seal of nobility, sanctity and supreme wisdom. It was not Our Will that man separate from Us but that he live with Us, growing in Our likeness and working as We do. That is why We wanted all of his acts to be done in Our Will so that they could have their place and form their stream in My immense Sea. I did as a father does who owns vast tracts of land and tells his son: ‘I give you the central portion of all My properties so that you will never leave My land and so that you will grow in My riches with My own nobility and with the same grandeur that I display in My works. In this way, everyone will know that you are my son.’ What would be said of such a son if he refused his Father’s great gift and left his vast lands to live in misery, degrading himself to live under the disgraceful slavery of cruel enemies? This is what man did!
“Now I want this plane, this little stream, from you in My Volition. Let each of your thoughts flow in It so that the reflection of our Intelligence, which is the source of all thought, arise over every human mind and give Us the homage of every thought in a divine manner. Let your words and works flow in Our Will so that they become reflections of the sanctity of Our word ‘Fiat.’ This is the ‘Fiat’ that created and sustains all things and is the source of all life, of all movement, and of the words of every creature. And in the reflections of the sanctity of Our works—which is the life and motion of all things—as they rise and hover over all, they give Us the glory of each word and of each action, with Our own word ‘Fiat’ and with the very sanctity of Our works. My daughter, if everything that is human—even a single thought—is not done in My Will, It cannot take possession of the human plane, the stream cannot be formed, and My Will cannot come down to earth to be known and to reign.”
On hearing this I said to him: “Jesus, my Love, is it possible that after existing for so many centuries, the Church has had so many saints who astonished Heaven and earth by their virtue and by the wonders they performed—and yet they didn’t do anything in Your Divine Will to form the plane of which You speak? It seems truly incredible that you expect this plane from me who am the most wicked, the most ignorant, and the most incapable of doing it.”
And Jesus said: “Listen, My daughter, My Wisdom has ways and means that man ignores and which oblige him to bow his head and adore in mute silence. And it is not for him to lay down laws to Me or to tell Me whom I should choose or the best time for My Goodness to arrange things. Moreover, I had to first form the Saints who had to resemble Me and copy My Humanity in the most perfect way—as much as it was possible for them to do. And this I have already done. Now My Goodness wishes to go still further, and to make the greatest outpourings of love. And that is why I want My children to enter My Humanity and to copy what My human soul did in the Divine Will. If those who first cooperated with My Redemption in the salvation of souls taught the Law and drove out sin during the centuries in which they lived, those who follow them can go further, copying what the Soul of My Humanity did in the Divine Will. In so doing they will embrace all ages and all people. Rising above every creature, they will restore the rights of Creation—My own as well as those of creatures. They will restore all things to the first beginning of Creation and to the purpose for which Creation came forth from Me.
Everything is ordered in Me. If Creation came forth from Me, it should return to Me with the same order as when it left My hands. Now the first plane of human acts transformed into divine acts in My Will was made by Me. I left these acts as if suspended and the creature knew nothing about this—except for My dear and inseparable Mother. And this had to be. If man did not know the way, the door, and the chambers of My Humanity, how could he have entered to do what I did? Now the time has come for the creature to enter into this plane and do his acts in Mine. Why is it so amazing that I called you to be the first? Besides, it is so true that I have called you to be first, that to no other soul—no matter how much I love her—have I shown how to live in My Will, Its effects and the marvels and blessings that the creature receives who acts in My Supreme Will. Study the lives of as many Saints or books of doctrine as you like—and you will not find the wonders of My Will working in the creature and the creature working in Mine. At most you will find resignation and union of wills, but the Divine Will acting in the creature and the creature acting in Me you will not find in any of them. This means that the time had not arrived when My Goodness should call the creature to live in this sublime state. Even the very manner in which I have you pray is not found in anyone else. So, be attentive. And since My Justice urges it and My Love ardently desires it, My Wisdom disposes everything to obtain this. We want you to fulfill the rights and the glory of Creation.
The soul gives her will to God, so that God acquires Divine Rights over her. Three fortress walls are formed, so that she will not leave the Fiat.
I find myself beneath the eternal waves of the Divine Fiat, and when a thought escapes me, the waves become stronger and drown my thoughts and my fears, so that I immediately make peace within myself and race ahead with the Divine Fiat. But a thought often troubles me—I am afraid of coming out from under It. My God, what suffering! The very thought of it makes me feel like dying! It seems to me that I will no longer be a sister to created things, I will move my place from among them, and they will no longer be mine. And then what shall I give to my God? All that will be left to me is pure nothingness.
As I was thinking this, I grew so ill that I felt tormented, and my sweet Jesus took pity on me, seeing the state to which I had reduced myself. He ran to hold me in His arms, and, full of goodness, He said to me: “My daughter, what is the matter? Take courage—you weigh yourself down too much, and your Jesus does not want it. Besides, the pain that you feel means that you do not want to leave My Divine Will. Now all that I need is your will—it is the surest pledge, and I keep it enclosed in My Divine Heart as a most precious thing so that no one can touch it. I take no account of the soul’s feelings—it’s as if she did not exist. Sometimes it helps if a soul throws herself into My arms so that I can free her from this enemy that makes her lose her peace.
“Now you ought to know that when a soul gives Me her will, with a firm decision and with sure knowledge of what she is doing—and when she no longer wants to know anything about it—then she has already taken her place in My Will, and I have rights over hers. Then I am the Master of her will, just as the soul has rights over My Will. Now, do you think that I give up these rights easily? Not at all! I will use all My skills, even calling upon My own might, so that what I desire so much is not taken away from Me. You ought to know that when a soul gives up her will, she forms the strongest possible bond between herself and her Creator, making her inseparable from Us. She will no longer be able to separate herself from Us. We feel her life as if it were Our own—because the Will animating Us both is one.
“Now, do you think that these bonds can be severed with a mere thought or a feeling? Do you think that We can lose our inseparability, and give up what is Ours without decisive, repeated acts that the will wants? My daughter, if you do, you deceive yourself—especially because Our love for her is so great that as soon as she hands over her will, We close her in, first with a wall of light, so that if she wanted to leave the light would overwhelm her—and, finding light everywhere, she would not know where to take a step. Then, not knowing where to go, she would withdraw and hide in the bosom of her Creator.
“The second wall is everything that My Humanity did when I was on earth: My tears, My deeds, My steps and My words, My sufferings, My wounds, and My blood: they form a wall around the happy creature to prevent her from leaving. My Humanity bears the secret, the strength, the life that gives life to whoever lives in the Divine Will. Do you think that having reached the goal of winning over this soul’s will through suffering, I will release what I paid for with My blood, My life, and My death? Ah! You have yet to clearly comprehend My love. If it were a case of simple resignation, doing Our Will or failing to do it would be simple, because in that case the soul has not given up her right to Me but keeps her precious will, and for that reason she is resigned one moment and impatient the next, loves heaven one moment and then loves the earth. On the other hand, the soul who has given Me her will has taken her place in the divine order: she does and wants to do what We do—she feels like a queen—and that is why for her to leave Our Fiat is almost impossible. Nor would she be content, if she left Our Will, with being a servant or a slave.
“The third wall is composed of all of Creation, in which the soul feels the active power of the Divine Will whose life all created things possess. Now, to make a gift to her, they form a wall around the sun and its light, the wind and its might. In short, all created things feel the creative energy, the active, ever-new power working within the soul, and while they cannot do more than what they are doing, they run about to enjoy the works of the Fiat that animates them. So do not worry. Enjoy the peace of the Will that possesses you—and your Jesus will take care of everything.
Solemnity of Our Lady, the Annunciation and the Incarnation of Our Lord!!
March 25, 1900
The Incarnate Word is like a Sun for souls.
This morning, as He came to visit, my adorable Jesus told me: “Just as the Sun is the light of the world, so did the Word of God, in incarnating Himself, become the light of souls. And just as the material Sun gives light in general and to each one in particular—so much so that each one can enjoy it as if it were his own—in the same way, the Word, while giving light to all in general, is the Sun for each one in particular—so much so, that each one can have this Divine Sun as if It were his alone.
Who can describe what I understood about this light and its abundant beneficial effects in souls who keep this Sun as if It were their own? It seemed to me that, by possessing this light, the soul dispels darkness, just as the material Sun, by rising over our horizon, dispels the darkness of the night. If the soul is cold, this Divine Light warms her. If she is barren of virtues, It makes her fecund. If she is inundated by the pestilent disease of lukewarmness, with Its heat It absorbs that bad humor. In a word, to be brief, this Divine Sun absorbs the soul into the center of Its sphere, covers her with all Its rays, and eventually transforms the soul into Its very light.
After this, I was feeling completely exhausted, and Jesus, wanting to refresh me, said to me: This morning I want to delight in you. And He began to play his usual games of love.
January 10, 1921
The “FIAT” of the Most Holy Virgin in the Divine Volition.
I was concerned about what is written above, and I said to myself: “I don’t know what Jesus expects of me; but He knows how bad I am, and how good for nothing.” And Jesus moved in my interior and said to me: “My daughter, do you remember that years ago I asked you if you wanted to live in my Will—and since I wanted you in my Will, I asked you to pronounce your “Yes” in my own Volition. That “Yes” was bound to an eternal point, and to a Will which will never end. That “Yes” lies in the center of my Volition, surrounded by infinite immensity; and if it tries to go out, it can scarcely find the way. That is why, when I see your little rebellions and dissatisfactions, I laugh and amuse Myself, because you seem like those people who are bound, by their own will, in the depths of the sea–and when they want to get out, they find nothing but water. And since they are bound in the depth of the sea, and feeling uneasy and wanting to get out, to remain happy and at peace they plunge even more deeply into the depths of the sea. In the same way, when I see you puzzled, as though you wanted to get out, and—seeing that you cannot do it (being bound by your own “Yes”)—you throw yourself even more deeply into the depths of my Will—I laugh, and I amuse Myself. Indeed, do you think it is an easy, trivial thing to go out of my Will? You would have to move an eternal point—and, if you knew what it means to move an eternal point, you would tremble with fear.
Then He added: “I asked the first “Yes” in my dear Mama’s FIAT—and O the power of Her FIAT in my Will! As soon as the Divine FIAT met my Mama’s FIAT, the two became one. My FIAT raised Her, divinized Her, overshadowed Her, and with no human intervention, conceived Me, the Son of God. Only in my FIAT could She conceive Me. My FIAT communicated to Her immensity, infinity, fecundity, in a Divine manner, and that is why the Immense, Eternal, Infinite One could be conceived in Her. As soon as She said, “FIAT MIHI,” not only did She take possession of Me, but She overshadowed all souls and all created things. She felt within Herself the life of all creatures, and from that moment She began to act as the Mother and Queen of all. How many marvels this “Yes” of my Mama contains! If I wanted to tell them all, you would never hear the end of it.
Now, I asked a second “Yes” of you in my Will; and, though trembling, you pronounced it. This “Yes” in my Volition will work its wonders–it will have its divine fulfillment. But. you—follow Me, plunge more deeply into the immense sea of my Will—and I will take care of everything. My Mama did not worry about how I would incarnate Myself in Her; She just said, “FIAT MIHI,” and I took care of the how of my Incarnation. And you will do the same.
March 8, 1921
With Her love, the Virgin called the Word to incarnate Himself in Her womb. With her love, and by fusing herself in the Divine Will, Luisa calls the Divine Will to have life on earth within her.
While I was praying, I fused myself entirely in the Divine Will, and my sweet Jesus came out from within me, and, throwing his arm around my neck, He said to me: “My daughter, with her love, with her prayers, and with her annihilation, my Mama called Me from Heaven to earth, to incarnate Myself in her womb. With your love, and with your continuous dissolving of yourself in my Volition, you will call my Will to have life on earth within you—and then you will give Me life in other creatures.
“But I want you to know that as my Mama called Me from Heaven to earth inside her womb—since the act that She did was unique and will never be repeated—I enriched Her with all graces. I gave Her with so much love as to make Her surpass the love of all creatures together. I gave Her primacy in privileges, in glory—in everything. I could say that the Eternal One reduced his entire Being to one single point, and poured Himself upon Her in torrents, in immense seas—so much so, that all other creatures remain below Her.”
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