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June 15, 1999

A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb, the Bridegroom of the Soul

Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.

Part I - In the Heart of Jesus There Is Perfect Oneness. God Wants Oneness in His Holy Family.

Messenger: In the Heart of Christ there is perfect oneness. God wants oneness in His holy family.

All will be one in the Heart of Christ.

Let us observe this from the words of John before Jesus was arrested.

John 17:21

May they all be one,
just as, Father, you are in me
    and I am in you,
so that they may also be in us,
so that the world may believe
    it was you who sent me.

Messenger: Our souls were created to be existent in the All-perfect, All-loving God. Completeness is what we all seek. What a completeness, it is knowing the unconditional love of the Divine Being. This is knowing acceptance.

A child comes into this world, created by God. In the womb the child is protected.

A human embryo is so helpless. It is very vulnerable. In the early stages, the embryo cannot exist on its own. It is dependent on another human person for its existence. The child must develop in the womb so that it can exist in the world.

I am not a doctor, I write as He directs me. I write from my heart. I write about love and mystical experiences that cannot be fully expressed in words.

What is oneness? In the experiences I have had in which I am taken to heaven-like heights, being specially existent in Him, there is such a high level of love that permeates my being. In attempting to describe here this oneness, this existence in this state, I depend entirely on His grace to open the spiritual eyes of the readers and take them beyond that which is natural to a realm of existence in which they will know more than ever before the words in John's gospel where he speaks of oneness.

In heaven we will have oneness in a state of existing in the Almighty, all-powerful God. We will be wrapped in that embrace of pure, perfect endless love, existing entirely in Him for all eternity. In this state we will know the love of the all-perfect God. Our own existence will be elevated to such heights that we will have completeness.

We have the beginning of eternal life here below. Jesus has come that we might have life in abundance. I have experienced His life in a great fullness and that is what I wish to describe in my humble words.

In Baptism our intellects and wills are elevated to a new level of existence in Him. Jesus talks of having life abundantly. He talks of oneness: John 17:21.

John 17:21

May they all be one,
just as, Father, you are in me
  and I am in you,
so that they may also be in us,
so that the world may believe
  it was you who sent me.

This is the life I wish to describe here in my humble words. It is a life of fullness, of living in Him, of knowing a life far beyond the body and its pleasure through the senses -- in eating and seeing and feeling and touching. It is a fullness of life which will reach completion in eternity IN HIM.

Jesus allows Himself to be a Victim for the sins of the tainted race because of His all-perfect love. He gives Himself as a Sacrifice to make atonement to God for the sins of the creatures against their Creator, God.

This is our story. A Creator, all-loving, all-perfect, all-holy, a Divine, all-perfect Being Who is love, giving Himself to creatures He creates for love.

The relationship between a creature and the Creator is that of dependence. The creature must recognize his creaturehood and live according to the will of One Who creates.

A creature is never better than the Creator. The Creator has the plan. He molds the body and the spirit to fit His purpose and forms the man as He wishes.

The creature can never become equal to Him Who creates.

A creature is subject to the laws of the Creator. The creature can only act according to his nature, but through Baptism God gives us a special sharing in His life, an ability to partake in these elevated levels of existence of knowing and loving on a heightened level that exceeds the natural powers of human nature.

And now I write of the status I have known when He, my beloved Jesus, acts most intimately on my soul.

It is in the emptying of self that I am most open and He is most likely to act on my soul with a grace that takes me into a higher level of existence in Him, in which I have an elevated level of knowing and an elevated level of loving.

In these states, in the "batting of an eye", all becomes crystal clear. I feel enormous satisfaction, completeness, a definite knowing what it is to be connected in a power I cannot describe, an existence in the supreme, Divine God.

I want for nothing, but to remain there and never return to the present state of existence I am accustomed to before He has acted on my soul.

I do not want to return to this old, relatively meager existence.

I experience love for all God's creatures, wanting all to reach this level and begging Him to keep me in this state, but realizing that my more ordinary existence on earth and my pleading, holy prayers will help draw the souls I love to Him. So I am torn between this special existence in Him and the more ordinary existence here below to help the souls of the earth. There is a feeling or a knowing in myself that my more ordinary existence on earth can enormously help souls to get to heaven, and then a desire to be here accompanies this knowledge, but I also desire that this elevated state would never end, for I am so one in Him.

I write as He directs me to write, for what happens afterwards is so disturbing I cannot describe. I am taken from this place of knowing Him and His truths and this elevated state of oneness, of existing in His love, and I feel I am thrown sometimes into a hell-like existence.

I feel as though a wonderful hot wire has taken power over me and then I am alone again.

I describe heaven and hell in these terms.

Heaven is being absorbed in this great fullness of life in Him.

Hell is feeling alone and isolated.

I feel as He was when beaten and in the garden. He experienced these enormous acts of rejection and isolation, beatings, brutal abuse and yet He knew the oneness of God. But in His Body and His humanness He experienced the torment and the beatings, the rejection, the separation and the pain.

Once I have known these places to which He has taken me, this is all I want, more of it, deeper levels of it and the reassurance it will never end, that I never have to come out of it again. I want it, I live for this experience of life to the fullest extent possible.

I desire Him, I crave oneness, I crave acceptance and love. I want to be united in the depths of holy love, I want to be satisfied. From these periods of intense union with Him in the Eucharist, I have known life in a deep way in Him. I want it. It is not physical. Although I get weak, feel physical things, tears, burning in my heart, excitement in my chest, it is not a physical satisfaction as something pleasing to the senses. But those physical things used according to God's will can help enhance this experience in this love union with God if He so chooses. A married couple can experience the heights of marital love when they both are deeply united to the Heart of Christ. But that which I experience does not have its physical expression as in the case of a married couple. It is a rapture in which my body is present, but it exists in this experience in a such way that sometimes I feel it gets in the way. I do not want to move, sometimes I feel spell-bound, but usually I cry deeply, for the emotion is so great I almost feel I cannot endure it in my present state.

The Eucharist feeds this life. Most of the experiences I have had have come before the tabernacle or after Communion or at Mass after the word of God.

The deep experiences I have now at Mass come on in a split-second. I encounter Him in one word spoken from the word of God, or through a song that deeply touches my heart, or through the light He gives to let me experience these words in Him. He gives a grace, and every word is experienced in this heightened level of existence in Him. I can hardly take it, it is so wonderful. Every word of the Mass, every action performed, have such depth and such fullness.

I exist in Him in an elevated state, at a level of fullness in Him.

And then when it is over, the devil is there working on my imperfect ways of relating and acting, wanting to get one focused on the self. The devil's game is to keep the self locked in the self.

The place Jesus takes me is a place where I let go of self and exist in Him in a most special way.

When He gives me the "live rosaries", He takes me to a place where He acts in me to deliver the messages. This goes on over several hours. I usually feel exhausted when the rosary is over and do not remember the individual words spoken, but the message is planted deeply within my soul.

I know this. Man was created for oneness with God and all others. This is the fullness of life He speaks of. Heaven is a place where the soul does not experience fear, anxiety, pain, suffering. It is a place of peace, of love, of joy, of completeness, existing in Him, wanting nothing.

Hell is a place of total isolation, rejection, hatred, despair, ugliness and blackness.

We seek acceptance by all, which leads many off course because they seek acceptance in the wrong way. We are accepted by God, He loves us unconditionally. In heaven there will be complete satisfaction and harmony and all will love one another with unselfish love. All will feel this completeness in themselves and not be jealous. All will want others to be happy and want others to be at their fullest existing in God.

God loves each soul to a great depth. Our love for one soul does not hamper our love for others. In fact, the more the true love for one, the more enhanced is the love for all. The more we love all as He intends, the greater our capacity for love. The fear in the human tainted heart of many of us that are wounded is that we will be left alone without any love. We want that reassurance that we won't be left alone. Children that have been abandoned emotionally by parents busy about their own lives can experience severe abandonment issues. But the words of Isaiah should be deeply rooted in our hearts.

Isaiah 49:15

Can a woman forget her baby at the breast,
feel no pity for the child she has borne?
Even if these were to forget,
I shall not forget you.

Messenger: I wish to write about the depths of my mystical experiences with our all-perfect, Divine God. He takes me to a place deep within His Heart and I experience things in Him.

The more I consecrate my heart and go to the Mass and go before the tabernacle and read His word, the more I am saturated with His life.

His word and the Eucharist are the Bread of Life.

Life is in Him.

Matthew 4:4

But he replied, 'Scripture says:
    Human beings live not on bread alone
    but on every word
        that comes from the mouth of God

Messenger: We do not live to just have natural bread to live on. He gives us this spiritual feeding for our souls, His Bread is the Bread of Life which includes the Eucharist and His word.

Part 2 will follow.

Question for married couples and others in intimate relationships:

Q: How do I feel I can help communication by listening instead of talking so much?

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