Goodmorning Disciples of Jesus Christ. I am beginning to have more understanding of why Our Lord has allowed this gift of trial for our family in this past week, and it is because of Him pulling me personally and most likely some of my friends, who have also been affected by this trial, into the Illuminative stage of the Spiritual Life. The reason why I know this now in my heart is because of some recent words Our Lord has said to me through a locution in Contemplative prayer, and what the Holy Spirit said to me coming out of my sleep the other night. The only reason I am sharing so much of our family’s personal trial is because I believe Our Lord wanted me to discuss with you all again the Second stage of the Three Stages of Spiritual Life, which is the Illuminative Stage.
I have described all of these stages in previous posts a few years ago that has been explained by Father Quan in the teaching by Father Garrigou-Lagrange. But now, I am receiving from Our Lord, a fuller understanding of what it means to continue to transition from stage to stage. Even if my own immediate family members are not ready to transition from the Purgative stage to the Illuminative stage and are experiencing this same trial right now, I believe Our Lord is pulling me into this stage so that I can continue to help the rest of my family to keep striving for holiness. This is more preparation for the Warning/Illumination of Conscience, especially if we have surrendered our home to God as a Refuge for the Salvation of Souls. This is why the Holy Spirit said to me, “You must receive the gifts.”, several weeks ago before our family experienced this current trial. Excitedly, when I woke up that day, I thought He was referencing some Supernatural gifts of Wisdom or Knowledge. Now, I understand it is a gift of struggle and trial so that He can continue to move me into the Illuminative Stage of the Spiritual Life. So, my experience of this is to be shared with you, so that you also understand if you surrender your life and your free will to God, (which is what we must do to become saints), then He is going to allow us trials for Spiritual growth. I thought a couple of years ago, that we would be experiencing the Illuminative stage during the Warning/Illumination of Conscience, but now I see that Our Lord wants us to continue to progress in these stages before He allows the Warning to occur. I believe this is because it is more preparation for those of us surrendering our life and homes for the salvation of souls. If you have been following us these past three years, and you have decided to surrender your lives and home to God for the salvation of souls as a Refuge, then be ready for Our Lord to allow you some very serious trials to continue to push and pull us up this mountain of holiness through His sanctifying grace. Even if you haven’t surrendered your home as a Refuge but have surrendered yourself to assist Our Lord with the salvation of souls in this difficult era of time, then expect some trials, but know it is a gift of sanctifying grace from God.
Now, I want to share with you some personal locutions Our Lord gave me in contemplative prayer with Him, and some words from the Holy Spirit when I was coming out of my sleep the other day.
This was really a “Wow” moment for me because I heard these words from the Holy Spirit while coming out of my sleep, while I was downstairs with my children, the television on, and I was asleep on our couch! I heard the Holy Spirit say, “Don’t worry about the things of this world, for these things will go and come, but remember what I taught you, for this is most important.” This word from the Holy Spirit came after much prayer to Our Lord to fix this trial our family is experiencing. So, although I knew in my Spirit that this trial was something Our Lord was allowing me to experience to gain “Humility”, I still desired for Him to remove it from my family, because I see my children suffering emotionally. This is a very tough test for us as parents, but reminds us that God is always FIRST, even when our children are involved. We have to also remember that God is not going to allow us to go through any trials without His Graces, so we must be strong in accepting any trial God sends us or allows us to receive.
While I was in contemplative prayer with Our Lord the other day, this is what He put on my heart in a locution, and after I received the words from the Holy Spirit that I wrote above. I said to Our Lord, “How do You want me to deal with this Lord?” He said back to my heart, “I want you to remain silent, just like Mary was silent when showing with child.” (This is referring to the post I wrote the other day about Our Blessed Mother Mastering Humility, and Our Lord was referencing me back to what He showed me about Our Blessed Mother in that particular post). Then I said back to Our Lord, ” I need You Lord, I can’t do this without You, this is a heavy cross for me.” Then, Our Lord said to me, “I know my child, this is why I am giving it to you.” “You have to learn to be Humble and Obedient.” “I will send my Holy Spirit to allow you more Graces”.
Then, as I was praying for the Holy Spirit to help me write this post this morning, He showed me that this is the beginning of understanding that He is pulling me into the Illuminative stage of the Spiritual Life. So, although I am still praying for Our Lord to resolve this trial, I accept it, because I now understand that He is allowing me the Graces to see that this is simply the transitioning of moving from the Purgative stage to the Illuminative stage of the Spiritual life. Because we have surrendered our lives to God in a way specifically for the salvation of souls, He is bringing us to a greater understanding that even though we have progressed in our Spiritual life, we still have a long way to go through detachments of anything that glorifies ourselves, or our family, and everything is glorified through God. My own personal example is the fact that I have served Our Lord through this blog, and also our Church, and this has given me a sense of self-satisfaction of doing God’s Will, however, I am still attached to the sense of this being self-gratifying for me in that I am doing what God is calling me to, but not wholly for God. Even though my acts of this service are for God, God is showing me now, that I am still attached to the act itself, and not fully doing it to be in God’s Will for His Glory.
Now, I understand it more because God has revealed this to my heart, and this is why we must learn to fully surrender all of ourselves to God and detach ourselves from everything that is preventing us from moving forward Spiritually with Him. Wow, God is good all of the time, and all of the time, God is good. This is a whole new level of TRUST in Our Lord in allowing all of the gifts He is willing to give us in order to keep moving us forward to become His saints. First, I am going to post the original video by Father Quan that we posted a few years ago about the Illuminative stage. If you have been with us on this Spiritual journey for the last three years, then you will recall Our Lord put it on my heart to help educate all of us on a “How to become a Saint”. We have applied all of this information from this blog in our own family and we are truly striving for holiness, but we have had many setbacks, and trials, but at the same time also received blessings from Our Lord. If any of us at this time are entering the second stage of the Spiritual life, it is because we are all truly trying to be holy for Our Lord, but still harbor many defects that are keeping us from moving forward and God is showing us how to remove those defects. Now, we have HOPE in our Lord in that He has given us more understanding of why He allows these trials, and this is all of His handy work of Sanctifying Grace.
Here is the original video by Father Quan on explaining the Illuminative stage of the Three stages of Spiritual Life that we have posted before in a post two years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m-Z_gmomRM.
Next, here is a recent teaching by the Franciscan Friars at a Women’s Conference on the Three stages of the Spiritual Life from a perspective of St. Therese of Lisieux and St. John of the Cross. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taW3uhqf8s4.
Wow, this is a very powerful teaching about how God brings us through these stages, but his explanation of the third stage, which is the Unitive stage, is very scary because I can’t even imagine the pain we will feel when we enter into the dark night of the soul. This might also be the period of time in our Refuges, when God is calling us to be in union with Him and total abandonment of ourselves and our free will so as to survive the time of distress to make our robes white. So, we must continue to prepare our hearts for this period of time and keep pushing deeper into the Sacred Heart of Our Lord by spending time with Him in front of the Blessed Sacrament in Adoration and Contemplative prayer.
Here is the book, Abandonment to Divine Providence that was mentioned in the video above in case you wish to read that book. I found it just now by God’s Grace in PDF. https://www.catholicspiritualdirection.org/abandonment.pdf.
Here are the latest messages from After the Warning website. The first is to Luz De Maria. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/luz-de-maria/2022/september/12/the-changes-will-not-be-long-in-coming/.
In this message, Our Blessed Mother is saying that a Heavenly body is approaching. This could be a reference to this binary system, Planet 7X, or this could be in reference to an asteroid that will hit the Earth, only time will tell. However, Our Blessed Mother warns us time is short.
Here is another message by Manuela Strack. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/manuela-strack/2022/september/12/latest-messages-from-our-lord/.
Here is a powerful video by a Priest speaking about the Warning in his homily. I just love all of these holy Priests stepping out for God. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kymx-_E45h8.
Here is another video from Mother and Refuge of the End Times with an older message from Enoch about the deception of demons posing as aliens. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA_BgCNxvc8.
Here is another from Mother and Refuge of the End Times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJUpiuizXg8.
Here is a video from Quo Vadis with a message given to Valentina Papagna. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av2XjcQteLo.
Here is a video from Father Mark Goring with another warning from Pope Francis that World War III is still very possible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLGUOpMumG4.
Here is an article received from a follower of the blog, that the World Economic Forum is actually pushing processed food on us, while knowing that it is not healthy for our bodies or our planet. This is under the narrative that the global elites are pushing on us to eat fake meat and altered GMO food (genetically modified organisms) in order to save our planet because we are the cause of climate change. This is a lie of course! https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2022/09/09/ultraprocessed-food-environmental-impacts.aspx?ui=59066f36e4ba2a19b3524cfde0c48b40441e8114cc44cdb6d04704e2970b8d2c&sd=20220627&cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=topstory&cid=20220909_HL2&cid=DM1257215&bid=1599483106.
This is why there is an attack on our farmers and homesteaders trying to live a life for food production and self-sustainability. Our governments are actually blaming the lie of “climate change” on all of the natural good food that God has provided us, and saying this is not sustainable, because of the amount of people on our planet! This also explains why Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and many other billionaires are buying up so much farmland for themselves. We have to ask ourselves why they would be purchasing so much farmland, if the plan of our governments is to take away land and restrict our resources because of climate change in their agenda for 2030.
Here is a report on this from Mary Greeley News on this actually happening all over the world as far as pushing us into their agenda. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQVSTdyVP2g.
Here is another lie from CNBC stating the wealthy are buying up this land as an investment. Why would you buy land as an investment if the plan of the World Economic Forum and our governments are to restrict land ownership by 2030 to supposedly save our planet due to “climate change”? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJVL9HegCr4.
Here is Klaus Scwab with the World Economic Forum telling us that our food systems, energy systems, and supply chains will be deeply affected due to climate change. They are telling us that we must comply with their ideals and beliefs on how to adapt and overcome to these changes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFa3n3ociBg&t=0s.
They are telling us that this is coming, and the Pope is warning us about WWIII for the third time now according to Father Mark Goring, and this in my own personal discernment is a soft discloser that all of this will be implemented. All of these warnings are a propagandized way of preparing us for the chaos, so that we will comply with their proposed measures of how it must be fixed.
Here is a very scary and sad appointment by our American President, Joe Biden, of a man over the Monkey Pox response team, who is a satanist. Wow! You can’t make this stuff up; this is just unbelievable! This video is from Dr. Taylor Marshall. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm2E3UQ105w.
So, we must continue to prepare physically as much as possible, but again more importantly as the Holy Spirit said to me Spiritually the other night while coming out of sleep, “Don’t worry about the things of this world, for these things will go and come, but remember what I taught you, for this is most important.”
Emmanuel – “God is with Us.” Jesus, We Trust in You. Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, save us and the whole world, have Mercy on us sinners. Abba, Father, Thy Will Be Done.