DIVINE WILL SNIPPET
(Extracts from the Book of Heaven by Luisa Piccarreta)
Compiled by Ann Ellison
March 10, 2021
POINT #14 (LIGHT OF THE DIVINE WILL)
FOR RAPID GROWTH IN THE DIVINE WILL
Dear Divine Will Family,
What can I say?? Reading the writings below is the very essence of living in the Divine Will! And Jesus explains it so well, how can I add anything to it?? All I ask is that you study these writings. Some may understand it immediately, others may not, but I do know that the more you read it and study it, the more Light Jesus will give you to understand it! Jesus knows us clearly, there is nothing hidden of ourselves with Jesus, so He knows exactly what we are ready to understand and what we are not. Jesus told Luisa that ANYONE who reads these writings He is standing right beside them, touching their minds to understand what He knows they are ready to understand. So, if you don’t understand these things right away, be at peace, Jesus will touch your mind when He knows you are ready to understand it.
Also, these writings are like the Bible. Every time we read the Bible, even the same passages over and over, we understand more and more of what Jesus and the Apostles are teaching us. It’s the same with Luisa’s writings. The more and more we read them, we understand this life in the Divine Will more and more! So, read, read, read…study, allow it to all sink in. Jesus seems to allow me to understand things when I am either going to sleep or waking up. Things I read previously begin to flood my mind and a clarity begins to form, an understanding. And I wake up or go to sleep thanking Jesus for helping me understand a little these sublime mysteries! And the more I read, the more Jesus allows me to understand. Jesus loves the effort we put into wanting to understand and know how to live this Life of His on earth as It is lived in Heaven. He is so pleased with our efforts, that He gives us more and more light to understand.
I remember when I kind of understood what the Unity of the Light was. Tom Fahy and I use to talk about it and was puzzled about the meaning in the beginning. Tom got it long before I could understand it. God is pure Spirit and Light, so entering into the “Unity” of the Light is entering into God and everything God is and everything that He has created or ever will create. We are now in the unity of everything…all creation, all creatures and even God, Himself. Jesus then explains what all we can do in this ambiance of Eternity which is God, Who contains everything!! It’s really simple. God is omnipresent, so everything He has ever created is always with Him, nothing that God creates can separate from Him, even Hell and all the condemned. And God is in everything and everyone to sustain them, or it. This is the unity we enter when we enter into the Divine Will. And we do with God all that He does, helping the grass grow, babies being born, antelope jumping, etc., sustaining everything in existence, even Hell and all the condemned. And in return, God does all that we do during our days and nights. It’s reciprocal, everyone gives and takes, even God, except Hell and all the condemned!! They cannot even consider entering into God or anywhere else except hell, earth and souls who give themselves over to evil! The Light of God blinds evil, it burns them excruciatingly, and they cannot stand to be anywhere near the Light of the Divine Will. But God has to sustain Hell and the condemned, or they would disappear.
We love all of you so much and keep each of you in our daily prayers. May God touch our minds to understand all that He wants us to understand about living in His Holy Will!
October 30, 1923
Who Lives in the Divine Will Is Fed by the Flames of Jesus. The Light of the Divine Will purifies everything.
Luisa: “….I saw, all aflame, an agonizing dove and a nearby person who, with his burning breath, fed the dove his flames in order to nourish it and prevent it from taking other food. He held it tightly and so close to his mouth that it could do nothing other than breathe and swallow the flames that left him. And the poor dove agonized and converted into those flames with which he was nurtured. I was astonished in seeing that, and my sweet Jesus, moving in my interior, said to me:
“My daughter, why are you fearful that I may leave you? To leave you, I would have to leave myself, something I cannot do. However much power I have, I do not have the power to detach myself from myself. Likewise, I lack the power to detach myself from whomever does my Will. She becomes inseparable from me. Not only this, but I go about feeding her with my very flames. Have you not seen that dove all afire? It was the image of your soul and I was the one who fed it with my enflamed breath, I who delight so much in nurturing those who live in my Will with only the flames that spring from my Heart by means of my Breath. Don’t you know that whoever lives in my Will must be purified by its most pure Light? And being purified is more than being placed under the press, because the press, although it crushes everything, it releases everything, the peels and kernels, which, settling to the bottom, causes turbidity. On the other hand, when something is purified, especially if it is purified by the dense Light of my Will, there is no danger that it might deposit something turbid, but only what is absolutely clear, similar to the clarity of the light in which it has been purified. And this is a great honor for the soul that lives in my Will, because no matter what she does, if she thinks, speaks, loves, etc., my Will undertakes to purify it in Its most pure Light. And this is necessary so that there be no distinction between what she does and what We do, but everything is similar and consonant.
Now as He said this, I found myself outside of myself in a garden. Since I was tired, I sat under a tree to rest, but the rays of the sun penetrated me such that I felt burned and wanted to go under a thicker tree for more shade so that the sun wouldn’t strike me. But a voice, which seemed to me to be my dear Jesus, impeded me saying:
“Whoever lives in my Will must be completely exposed to the rays of the blazing and Eternal Sun in order to live of Light, see only Light, and touch nothing but Light. This procures the deification of the soul. Only when the soul becomes totally deified in God can it be said that the soul lives in my Will. So, leave from under this tree and take a walk in this Celestial Eden of my Will so that the sun, monitoring you closely, transform you into Light and gives you the final brush stroke of the deification in God.”
May 31, 1926
The Difference Between a Soul Who Lives In the Divine Will and One Who is Resigned and Submitted. The First is like the Sun; the Other is like the Earth whose Life depends on the Influence of the Light of the Sun.
The Light of the Divine Will continues to envelop me; and, while my little mind swims in the immense sea of this Light, it can scarcely take a few beads of Light and a few small flames from among so many truths, joys, and bits of knowledge that the immense sea of the Eternal Will contains. At times I cannot not find the right words to capture a bead of Light on paper. I say little in comparison with what I leave out—because my poor, little mind takes in as much as it needs to fill me; the rest I must leave.
What happens to me is like what happens to a person who dives into the sea. She becomes all wet; the water flows all around her—perhaps even into her vital organs; but when she comes out of the sea, what does she bring with her of all the waters of the sea? It is very little—and almost nothing compared to the water that remains in the sea. And by having been in the sea, can one perhaps say how much water, and how many species and quantities of fish remain in the sea? Certainly not! But all the same she will know how to speak about the little that she has seen in the sea. It is the same with my poor soul.
And now, while I found myself in this Light, my sweet Jesus went out from within me and said to me:
“My daughter, this is the unity of the Light of My Will; and so that you always love It more and confirm yourself in It more and more, I want to make you understand the great difference between one who lives in My Will in the unity of this Light and one who is resigned and submitted to My Will. And, to make you understand this well, I will give you a comparison using the sun in the sky.
“In the vault of the heavens the sun shines its rays upon the surface of the earth. Look: Between the earth and the sun there is a kind of agreement: the sun in touching the earth and the earth in receiving the light and touch of the sun. Now, the earth, by receiving the touch of the light submits itself to the sun and receives the effects that the light contains—and these effects transform the face of the earth. They make it green again, and cover it with flowers. And, as the plants grow, the sunlight ripens the fruits and works so many other wonders that one sees on the face of the earth—always products of the influence that the sun-light contains.
“But, by communicating its influence, the sun does not give away its light; indeed, it jealously preserves its unity; and its effects are not lasting. That is why the poor earth now appears all covered with flowers and then all stripped; in nearly every season it changes, undergoing continuous transformations. If the sun gave the earth all of its light and influence, the earth would change into a sun and would have no need to beg for the sun’s influence—because it would bear the light within itself, having become the master of the source of the sun’s influence. Now the soul who is resigned and submits herself to My Will is like that. She lives by the influences that exist in My Will. And since she does not possess the light, she does not possess the fountainhead of the influences that exist in the Sun of the Eternal Will. And that is why she appears to be almost like the earth—now rich in virtue, then poor. And she changes in every circumstance—all the more so if she is not always resigned and submitted to My Will. She will be like the earth that does not want to be touched by the light of the sun. Indeed, if it receives the light’s effects, it is because it let itself be touched by its light—otherwise, it would remain in a state of decay, without producing a blade of grass.
“Now, My daughter, from what I have said to you, you can understand that to live in My Will is to possess the source of the unity of the Light of My Will with all the fullness of the effects that It contains. This is why light, love, adoration, and other things arise in each one of her acts. And she offers herself up, act for each act, and love for each love. As sunlight penetrates, harmonizes, and concentrates everything in herself, like a refulgent ray, she brings her Creator a response for all that I have done for all creatures and she sounds the true note of concord between Heaven and earth. What a difference exists between one who possesses the source of all the blessings that the Sun of My Will contains, and one who lives by its effects! There would be as much difference between the sun and the earth. The sun always possesses the fullness of the light and of its effects. It always shines, brilliant and majestic, in the vault of the heavens and has no need of the earth. And, while the sun touches everything, it is untouchable—it does not let itself be touched by anyone. If someone even dares to stare at it, with its light it eclipses, blinds, and terrifies him. On the other hand, the earth stands in need of everything: to be touched, to be laid bare. And, if it were not for the light of the sun and its effects, the earth would be a dismal prison, full of filth and misery.
March 19, 1924
The Divine Will is a passport to enter everything, into the most secret recesses. And with Its power It Multiplies the Life of Jesus.
I was fusing myself in the immense sea of the Divine Will, and my sweet Jesus came from my interior in the act of blessing me; and after blessing me, He put his arms around my neck and said to me:
“My daughter, I bless your heart, your heartbeats, your affections, your words, your thoughts and even your smallest movement, so that, with my blessing, everyone might be clothed with a divine virtue. Thus, as they enter into My Will, by reason of my blessing, they take with them this Divine Virtue and have the power to diffuse themselves in everyone, to give themselves to everyone, and multiply Me for each one, to give Me the love and the glory as if all had my Life in them. For this reason, enter into my Will, penetrate between Heaven and earth, go around on behalf of everyone.
“My Will is purest Light, and this Light contains the all-seeingness, the passport to enter the most intimate places, in the most secret recesses, in the deepest abysses, and in the space of the highest heights. This passport needs no signature to be valid, but contains this power in itself, because, being Light that descends from the heights, no one can impede its path nor its entrance. It is king of everything and has dominion everywhere. For this reason, let your thoughts, your words, heartbeats, pains, and your entire being circulate in my Will. Leave nothing in yourself so you can enter into each act of the creatures and multiply my Life in each one of them with the passport of the Light of my Will and with my Divine Power. Oh, how content I will be to see that, by virtue of my Will, the creature fills Heaven and earth with as many of my Lives as there are creatures who exist!”
Then I abandoned myself in the Supreme Will and, going around in It, I made my thoughts, words, reparations, etc., flow in each created intelligence and in every remaining human work; and, as I did my acts, Jesus was formed. Oh, how beautiful and enchanting it was to see so many Jesuses wherever the passport of the Light of the Eternal Will passed.