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July 10, 2004

July 11th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 2 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries
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July 11th, 12th, ending on the 13th
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July 10, 2004

Jesus speaks:     I am Light.

                            Satan is darkness.


                            In this retreat I call you to self-
                                examination so your pipes
                                will be open for love
                                loving Me
                                loving yourself as a child
                                    created by God

                                loving others


                            Open your hearts
                            Be docile to My touch
                            Let My grace fill you

                            Pray for healing
                            Pray for light
                            Pray from the depth of
                                your heart for grace.

                            I am the Ultimate Mystery
                            You must want to know Me
                            Satan gets you focused on
                                yourselves

                            Satan wants you with
                                clogged pipes

                            Pray to the Holy Spirit

                            Say Dear God,
                                    I come the poor banished child
                                of Eve. I want to deeply live
                                in you. I want to intimately
                                be one in this community
                                Shepherds of Christ
                                help me this first day to see the
                                    big pieces of furniture in
                                    my life that block my loving
                                    union with You and others.

                            Give me grace.

                            Holy Spirit fill me.

                            Dear God help me to keep You
                                as the One on the throne
                                of my heart
                                to do all things for
                                    Your honor and glory and
                                    not for vain glory

                            Dear God help me to see my
                                faults hidden things
                                I do that keep me from
                                intimacy with You and
                                others

                            Dear God
                                Help us in this community
                                    to be united with this
                                    special oneness for this
                                    mission.

                            Dear Holy Spirit flood
                                us with grace

                            Dear God help us to be
                                loving

                            Please God heal our
                                hearts

                                help us to be truthful,
                                humble
                                and holy
                                and give ourselves entirely
                                to You.

                            Dear God help us to do Your will,
                            Help the Newsletter to go
                                around the world.

                            One mind, one heart
                            intimacy allowing oneself to be
                                vulnerable to open up
                                to connect

                            Open up your heart
                            3 loves love of God
                                            love of self
                                            love of others

                            Open

                            A little old man never looked in
                                the mirror after 20 years
                                a child came to him and showed
                                him a mirror

                                The man was shocked he had white
                            hair, a long beard and he had wrinkles all
                            over his face.

                                A man was married he carried all
                            this baggage from his childhood all
                            the rooms in the house were so
                            cluttered his new bride could not
                            walk to get to the kitchen table
                            or the bed.

                                He held onto all his baggage
                            like his most desired treasures.

                                There must be an open pipe
                            line to connect in intimate relationships
                            and to Me.

                                James had separated from his wife
                            he never forgave her he carried
                            that unforgiveness into every intimate
                            relationship he tried to have. He
                            was controlling in everything he did
                            little problems were never handled
                            directly it could block everything
                            that had to happen because he
                            put his own controlling mode on
                            everything. Asking James to help carry
                            a box of books meant getting hurt by
                            the games he played. He wanted to
                            hurt and control.

                                A person who is in one mind and one
                            heart leans in heads in to accomplish
                            the task and tries to make it happen.

                                A person with a lot of baggage can
                            play ring-around-the rosy and never
                            sit down. Their joy is in the control
                            they seize the opportunity to be needed
                            then they dump wheel barrows of manure
                            in the pipes of those who try to
                            accomplish a God given task. In
                            their pipes are clogs that are dense
                            how can one ever unite intimately with
                            one who has never gone through some
                            self-examination of their debris.

                                Institutions can be like this, families
                            schools, work where all want to
                            accomplish the task, see the vision
                            accomplished and others because of
                            baggage, walls-thick in their pipes,
                            block the job at every turn manipulating,
                            doing the work of satan, stalling,
                            trying to lead emotions, jobs for
                             the sake of control.

                                When power is lost in one situation
                            some may spend life long trying to get
                            power back from other women or
                            other men.

                            Forgiveness is the issue.
                            Self-examination of conscience.

                            How does a clogged pipe operate?

                            Here is the head here is the heart
                            here are the senses

                            Mary Lou had a clogged windpipe
                                she died.

                            The intimacy I have given to get the
                                Blue Book Messages and other
                                messages come from an
                                open pipe line.

                            When given a job, when interacting
                                with others, when loving
                            To work efficiently there must be
                                an open pipe

                            My pipes were always open.
                            On the way to Calvary My pipes were open
                            My thoughts of you.

                                The devil comes and talks in
                            some peoples head and they focus on
                            that they give into that they
                            become crippled, stagnant filled
                            with debris, filler

                                It is necessary to pray to the
                            Holy Spirit to let God fill
                            you.

                                Clogged pipes do not flow.
                                Mary Lou had so much baggage
                            from hurt relationships

                                Like a laborer shoveling dirt
                            from a pile she dumped wheel-
                            barrows of dirt on every one she
                            met.

                                When Mary Lou left the person
                            then had to spend days shoveling
                            away the dirt she left.

                             What is the situation.

                             FORGIVENESS

                             SELF-EXAMINATION

                             praying for grace

                             Satan talks in the head
                             you will not have deep intimate
                                relationships with Me and others
                                if you continue to play
                                self-defeating games

                            Some never trust

                            Some never open up

                            They have 5 mile walls around
                                them, protecting their wounds
                                but the soul was created for
                                love and intimacy

                            Who can remove the 10 foot walls
                                you put around your heart
                                so you hope you never get
                                hurt again and

                            I say to them
                                Who will fill your cry for love
                                    you don't even open to Me?

                             Secrets the devil works in secrets
                                 many tell themselves lies
                                 that block intimacy with Me
                                 and others

                             They lie about the truth
                            They create problems in their
                                present life with those
                                around them in an attempt one
                                last time to work out old
                                wounded relationship problems
                                on new innocent partners.

                                Psychology
                                Recovery
                                LOVE
                                Forgiveness
                                Holiness
                                Truth
                                Truth
                                Truth

                            Sing: Battle Hymn of the Republic

                            A person with problems looks into
                                the mirrored faces of others, they
                                don't hide in their head, and
                                isolate so they can write the script.

                                Intimate relationships require
                            openness. The Blue Book writings
                            tell you truth

                                Many write their "own truths"
                            which is not real truth at all.
  

  

Excerpt of The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, by Louis J. Puhl, S.J. pp. 141-146

  

313. RULES FOR DISCERNMENT OF SPIRITS
I

Rules for understanding to some extent the different movements produced in the soul and for recognizing those that are good to admit them, and those that are bad, to reject them. These rules are more suited to the first week
  

314.  I.  In the case of those who go from one mortal sin to another, the enemy is ordinarily accustomed to propose apparent pleasures. He fills their imagination with sensual delights and gratifications, the more readily to keep them in their vices and increase the number of their sins.

    With such persons the good spirit uses a method which is the reverse of the above. Making use of the light of reason, he will rouse the sting of conscience and fill them with remorse.

315.  2.  In the case of those who go on earnestly striving to cleanse their souls from sin and who seek to rise in the service of God our Lord to greater perfection, the method pursued is the opposite of that mentioned in the first rule.

    Then it is characteristic of the evil spirit to harass with anxiety, to afflict with sadness, to raise obstacles backed by fallacious reasonings that disturb the soul. Thus he seeks to prevent the soul from advancing.

    It is characteristic of the good spirit, however, to give courage and strength, consolations, tears, inspirations, and peace. This He does by making all easy, by removing all obstacles so that the soul goes forward in doing good.

316.  3.  SPIRITUAL CONSOLATION.  I call it consolation when an interior movement is aroused in the soul, by which it is inflamed with love of its Creator and Lord, and as a consequence, can love no creature on the face of the earth for its own sake, but only in the Creator of them all. It is likewise consolation when one sheds tears that move to the love of God, whether it be because of sorrow for sins, or because of the sufferings of Christ our Lord, or for any other reason that is immediately directed to the praise and service of God. Finally, I call consolation every increase of faith, hope, and love, and all interior joy that invites and attracts to what is heavenly and to the salvation of one's soul by filling it with peace and quiet in its Creator and Lord.

317.  4.  SPIRITUAL DESOLATION.  I call desolation what is entirely the opposite of what is described in the third rule, as darkness of soul, turmoil of spirit, inclination to what is low and earthly, restlessness rising from many disturbances and temptations which lead to want of faith, want of hope, want of love. The soul is wholly slothful, tepid, sad, and separated, as it were, from its Creator and Lord. For just as consolation is the opposite of desolation, so the thoughts that spring from consolation are the opposite of those that spring from desolation.

318.  5.  In time of desolation we should never make any change, but remain firm and constant in the resolution and decision which guided us the day before the desolation, or in the decision to which we adhered in the preceding consolation. For just as in consolation the good spirit guides and counsels us, so in desolation the evil spirit guides and counsels. Following his counsels we can never find the way to a right decision.

319.  6.  Though in desolation we must never change our former resolutions, it will be very advantageous to intensify our activity against the desolation. We can insist more upon prayer, upon meditation, and on much examination of ourselves. We can make an effort in a suitable way to do some penance.

320.  7.  When one is in desolation, he should be mindful that God has left him to his natural powers to resist the different agitations and temptations of the enemy in order to try him. He can resist with the help of God, which always remains, though he may not clearly perceive it. For though God has taken from him the abundance of fervor and overflowing love and the intensity of His favors, nevertheless, he has sufficient grace for eternal salvation.

321.  8.  When one is in desolation, he should strive to persevere in patience. This reacts against the vexations that have overtaken him. Let him consider, too, that consolation will soon return, and in the meantime, he must diligently use the means against desolation which have been given in the sixth rule.

322.  9.  The principal reasons why we suffer from desolation are three:

    The first is because we have been tepid and slothful or negligent in our exercises of piety, and so through our own fault spiritual consolation has been taken away from us.

    The second reason is because God wishes to try us, to see how much we are worth, and how much we will advance in His service and praise when left without the generous reward of consolations and signal favors.

    The third reason is because God wishes to give us a true knowledge and understanding of ourselves, so that we may have an intimate perception of the fact that it is not within our power to acquire and attain great devotion, intense love, tears, or any other spiritual consolation; but that all this is the gift and grace of God our Lord. God does not wish us to build on the property of another, to rise up in spirit in a certain pride and vainglory and attribute to ourselves the devotion and other effects of spiritual consolation.

323.  10.  When one enjoys consolation, let him consider how he will conduct himself during the time of ensuing desolation, and store up a supply of strength as defense against that day.

324.  11.  He who enjoys consolation should take care to humble himself and lower himself as much as possible. Let him recall how little he is able to do in time of desolation, when he is left without such grace or consolation.

    On the other hand, one who suffers desolation should remember that by making use of the sufficient grace offered him, he can do much to withstand all his enemies. Let him find his strength in his Creator and Lord.

325.  12.  The enemy conducts himself as a woman. He is a weakling before a show of strength, and a tyrant if he has his will. It is characteristic of a woman in a quarrel with a man to lose courage and take to flight if the man shows that he is determined and fearless. However, if the man loses courage and begins to flee, the anger, vindictiveness, and rage of the woman surge up and know no bounds. In the same way, the enemy becomes weak, loses courage, and turns to flight with his seductions as soon as one leading a spiritual life faces his temptations boldly, and does exactly the opposite of what he suggests. However, if one begins to be afraid and to lose courage in temptations, no wild animal on earth can be more fierce than the enemy of our human nature. He will carry out his perverse intentions with consummate malice.

326.  13.  Our enemy may also be compared in his manner of acting to a false lover. He seeks to remain hidden and does not want to be discovered. If such a lover speaks with evil intention to the daughter of a good father, or to the wife of a good husband, and seeks to seduce them, he wants his words and solicitations kept secret. He is greatly displeased if his evil suggestions and depraved intentions are revealed by the daughter to her father, or by the wife to her husband. Then he readily sees he will not succeed in what he has begun. In the same way, when the enemy of our human nature tempts a just soul with his wiles and seductions, he earnestly desires that they be received secretly and kept secret. But if one manifests them to a confessor, or to some other spiritual person who understands his deceits and malicious designs, the evil one is very much vexed. For he knows that he cannot succeed in his evil undertaking, once his evident deceits have been revealed.

327.  14.  The conduct of our enemy may also be compared to the tactics of a leader intent upon seizing and plundering a position he desires. A commander and leader of an army will encamp, explore the fortifications and defenses of the stronghold, and attack at the weakest point. In the same way, the enemy of our human nature investigates from every side all our virtues, theological, cardinal, and moral. Where he finds the defenses of eternal salvation weakest and most deficient, there he attacks and tries to take us by storm.

end of excerpt of The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

   

July 10, 2004 message continues

Messenger:    Dear Jesus

                            I want holiness. I want to move the furniture from the room.
                        You know my sins God far better than me.
                        I am sorry Jesus.

  

Picture of the Sacred Heart of JesusHow Did I Treat You Today?

April 15, 1994 12:50p.m.

R. How did I treat you this day, you, very special soul, created by God? You are God's precious child. Were you treated harshly when you were little, or has someone wronged you this very day, or are you sick and suffering? I do not know all the details of your life, but I do know you are a precious child of God and you are my brother.

How did I treat you this day? Did I think how much God loves you and wants you with Him forever in heaven? Did I think about your soul when I saw you hurting? I want to go to heaven and I want to be there with you. You are my brother and I love you.

I knew you were hurting today and I didn't see your soul. I only listened to your angry words and tolerated you and walked away. I made myself right and thought about you with anger. I told others and felt more right and knew you were definitely wrong. I didn't feel good inside. I knew you were suffering. Could I not have smiled and forgotten your anger and prayed for your aching heart? I know you are my brother. I want to be in heaven with you. You needed God's love today. Did I love you for Him or did I walk away?

I want to love like you. The more I know what You are asking me to do, the more I know how truly beautiful a Person You are. Jesus, it is hard to love our brothers when they wrong us. Jesus, it is hard to forgive their misdeeds. Jesus, You forgave those who tore Your flesh. The way to You, Lord, is love and forgiveness!  

Jesus: My child, you do not do anything alone. When you come to Me in the Eucharist and in front of the tabernacle, I give you special graces to help you love. I shower you with My love. I fill you with such gifts you cannot receive anywhere on the face of this earth.

Do you, My beloved ones, want to love your brothers? Do you want to know My ways and live in harmony with Me? Come to Me in My Blessed Sacrament and let Me minister to you. The time you spend after Communion is your dearest treasure. Do not run from My altar to get to your world. Stay and let Me bathe you in My beautiful love! I bathe you. You leave with such beautiful love to share with your beloved ones.

I call you to give My love to My hurting brothers. I call you to love them for Me. I call you to minister love to them.

R. How did I treat you this day? Did I treat you with His love? Do I really want to touch you so you will go to heaven? Did I miss a golden opportunity to share God's love with you when you needed it so badly?

How did I preach the gospel to you this day? Do I really love you, my brother?

end of April 15, 1994

 

   

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