Living with the Divine Will
Trip Start Jul 22, 2009
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It was 5 years ago today that my life took an unexpected detour. That was the day I had the car accident that has forever changed my life. It lead to being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, peaked my curiosity about "The Law of Attraction" and “Creating our Life” with science and quantum mechanics, quitting my job and finally arriving where I’m at today.
Really, who knows where they’ll be in 5 years time? Who really knows where they’ll be next week? We all try and plan our life, but really, we have no control over it. My current life is so far removed from where I would have expected it to have been 5 years and 1 day ago.
Considering we really have no control over our life, why don’t we try and make sure we have the best time living in the present?
Last week, on Tuesday, I had a discussion with my mother about “my” lack of conviction about the Christian faith and living life the way I was brought up. The discussion ended in a stalemate where we agreed to disagree. My mother sees things (religion) in black and white, and I see life (especially religion) as various shades of grey.
I was back at my parents on Thursday for another supper. There she produces a Christian newspaper she had picked up after mass that morning. She has walked past the newsstand then doubled back when she recognized the photo of a Bishop she knows from Quebec who is currently in Rome. Later, as she’s skimming through the paper she notices an image of a triquetra in an article about the Divine Will.
Why did the triquetra catch her eye? I wear, at all times, a pendant of a triquetra that I picked up last summer in PEI because my previous pendant had broke when I was in Winnipeg last summer. A few weeks back she had asked me about the significance of the pendant.
Why the “coincidence”? It’s not. My mother and I have “discussions” about religion almost every time I’m there. It used to be more confrontational. I now know the discussions are always there to provide me with information. After last Tuesday’s conversation, I asked myself how I could convince my mother that we are actually discussing the opposite sides of the same coin. I know that God/the Universe always provides me with the answer.
It was in the articles. I read the main article about the Divine Will and a few more related ones. The information provided leads me to believe that maybe, that’s a big MAYBE, I am living in the Divine Will. I’ve done minimal other research on what this is. A little under 100 years ago, “The Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta, Little Daughter of the Divine Will” started writing in her journal about her visits from Christ. She wrote over 26 volumes. Check out the website http://www.divinewill.org
I’m not planning on reading 26 volumes. The article I read in the newspaper was written by a priest/bishop at The Vatican who is summarizing the total writings of Luisa. There are 4 steps to living in the Divine Will; knowledge, virtue, wanting, plus a fourth that I’ve forgotten. This is as summarized in the article. On the website are Luisa’s actual writings. They are a little harder to understand.
Why is any of this important? Well, everything I do in life is considered research. So, even though my mother hates it when I talk about her, she is a vital part of my research. She provides me with the information that I require. It’s also because of her that I have the faith to be doing what I’m doing. She has such a strong faith and conviction about the teachings of the Church. It is because of that that I am so certain that what I am doing is right. I am just taking her faith and conviction about religion and expanding it to an evolved, 21st century state. And isn’t that what life is all about? Each generation needs to surpass the previous one in its evolution. We experience life to learn from our mistakes and move forward. Life in the 21st century is, generally, a lot better than it was in the 19th and even the early part of the 20th century.
A long while back I wrote in one of my entries about wanting to connect science and religion. Somewhere in the information about the Devine Will and the information I’ve found from my research on Quantum Mechanics there is an answer. I already “know” that from the little that I’ve read about the Divine Will.
The main part of the “discussion”, OK, some may have called it an argument, with my mother was about the Eucharist and the Body and Blood of Christ. She follows the Christian doctrine and it’s literal interpretation about how a priest changes wine into the Blood of Christ and the host into the Body of Christ and by partaking in the Eucharist you are feeding your Soul. I, on the other hand believe in a more fluid interpretation as to what Christ meant when he said his final words at the Last Supper. The answer, the one I was looking for when I asked God/the Universe for an answer to convince my mother that my path is the one that “God” wants me to follow lies in the writings of Luisa Piccarreta. Whether she will actually believe that will depend on whether she “interprets” the information she reads in a way that supports my position. Maybe I’m the one who is “interpreting” what I read to suit my own needs?
Am I Living in the Devine Will? Probably yes. But as a scientist I have no proof...at this time. Since I am now aware of something called the “Devine Will”, I am now able to observe and document my life to either prove or disprove that theory. If I am, then the following would happen; I would be able to walk on water, change water into wine, and feed 50,000 people with 2 fish and 3 loaves of bread.
Ok, not too serious about making those “miracles” happen, but I am sure something “miraculous” will happen.
Here we have the “religious” side of the coin. The non-religious side will be my 12-step program. One coin, 2 sides, or maybe a multi-dimensional coin that doesn’t exist on earth. What will it be?
Travel wise, I’m focusing on getting to Asia. Some planning to do to spend 4 months in Asia.
Research wise. I believe I have all 12 steps figured out.
Damn! I know what they are but have forgotten a few of them. Guess the time isn’t right to let others know.
But number 5 is empathy.
Love to all! Happy Thanksgiving!
PS. Ah yes, patience. As I wrote the latter I remembered # 6, ...Gratitude!