Some say, God is not in our schools today because formal prayer as a group is not allowed. But that does not mean that God is not there and that God does not care and watch over. Religion may have been taken from the schools, but faith has not. Faith lives in the hearts of those who hear the Call of God and answer.
Religion is not God. God is Love, thus where there is Love, there is God. God's Word does not have to be read from a book to be present. God has given us His Word to have and hold as a treasure within the depths of our hearts. We are each called to live this Word of God daily, and this Word of God is Love.
This “God Voice” is becoming my voice. Perhaps this has always been so and I own it more and more each day. I recognize it as the Voice of Love, the selfless voice that has not a shred of ego within it. I feel a shift within me, within my consciousness as this Voice of Love comes forward. It is comforting and soothing. It is Pure Love.
Yes! You are becoming more “at one” with this Voice everyday. You are recognizing who you are and living more fully this way. There is no difference, except within your mind and when you get beyond your mind, My True Love, Love for all and within all you shall find.
I see the Truth of God's Love
The following essay is from http://www.verba.org.uk/inner_locution.htm
Inner Locution is the name given to words arising within us, seemingly from some divine inspiration or revelation. These events are common throughout history, across cultures and spiritual traditions, and they are deserving of serious study.
They may take different forms but because of their mystical nature they can cause problems for those who wish to ratify or prove such events as valid. It is not the purpose of this site to write an essay explaining the various opinions on the subject; you can find these elsewhere on the Web.
The intention here is to present one example while affirming that we have, firmly in mind, the teachings of St John of the Cross who analysed inner locutions and established three kinds. He warned his readers of the dangers of claiming such events for one’s own egoistic gratification. Hence this site aims to offer this example of ‘Inner Locution’ as a simple service to those who seek a full, spiritual life and we leave it to others to make any necessary judgments. If any word or phrase ‘lights up’ for you then that is validation enough.
St John of the Cross was a Sixteenth Century, Spanish, mystical poet who wrote eloquently of his spiritual experiences or ‘awakenings’. In the ‘The Living Flame of Love’ he wrote:
‘How gently and lovingly
You wake in my heart
Where in secret you dwell alone’
He then expands on these words and writes:
‘For this awakening is a movement of the Word in the substance of the soul, containing such grandeur, dominion and glory, and intimate sweetness……..’
This ‘Word’ in its essence is beyond speech but, according to the needs of the moment, it may be expressed in three different ways according to St John of the Cross: as ‘Successive words’, ‘Formal words’ and ‘Substantial words’.
He explains these three forms in another work, ‘The Ascent of Mount Carmel’, and states that only the third form can be free of exploitation by the ego.
When the mind is illuminated, through a period of deep recollection, so it is able to reason clearly and in this state:
‘A person will reason about the subject, proceeding from thought to thought, forming precise words and judgments, deducing and discovering some unknown truth, with so much ease and clarity, that it will seem to him that he is doing nothing and that another person is interiorly reasoning, answering and teaching him.’
These arise suddenly at any time of day and night without a period of deep recollection:
‘Sometimes, these words are very explicit and at other times not. They are like ideas spoken to the spirit, either as a reply to something or in another manner. At times only one word is spoken, and then again, more than one; sometimes the locutions are successive, like the others, for they may endure while the soul is being taught, or while the subject is being discussed. All these words come without intervention of the spirit because they are received as though one person were speaking to another.’
These issue from that deep centre of the soul where the ‘human’ mingles with the ‘divine’ and where no impurity is possible. With the previous two expressions of the Word the ego can claim the power of the revelation but in this deep centre no demonic force can penetrate; it is an area of the soul normally hidden from ourselves. The word arising in this place ‘does more good for a person than a whole lifetime of deeds.’
This is because the word is fully experienced in that moment so that:
‘If Our Lord should say to the soul “Be good,” it would immediately be substantially good.’
'Come and tell Me all you are afraid of', and showing me His Heart:
'When you feel unable to bear pain, come here! If you are afraid of being humbled, come here! If
you are seized with apprehension, come closer still!'
Come rest in Me and share My Joy.
What is there to fear when you are in My Hands? Never doubt the goodness of My Heart, nor the Love I bear you.
If you love me, I shall always remain near you. If you follow me closely, I shall grant you victory over the foe; I shall manifest Myself to you and teach you how to love.
I do not look at the act itself, I look at the intention. The smallest act, if done out of love, acquires such merit that it gives Me immense consolation . . . I want only love, I ask for nothing else.
If you are faithful, I shall know the riches of My Heart.
Josefa never had to translate into human language visions, locutions, or interior promptings. It seemed to her that Our Lord was manifesting His thought and wishes in the direct form of human words which she believed that she perceived in a sensible way, and whichshe had only to transcribe in the very same terms.
The message and way of reception is the same as I myself have received for this Truth of God's Love, forever shall be. - Debra Clemente
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