I BLESS YOU!
St. Theresa of Lisieux: You are Pure Right Now
On Heavenly Blessings on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, St. Theresa of Lisieux, also known as the Little Flower, spoke about the divine quality of purity.
On the program, she acknowledged that she had incarnated as Mother Teresa of Calcutta. And since St. Francis shared that St. Clare was Mother Teresa, (1) that suggests that St. Theresa was also St. Clare.
According to her, she incarnated many times upon the planet with her focus being mainly on prayer, love and service.
Purity is described in The Great Awakening by Linda Dillon:
“Twin of clarity; sister of chastity, not in the sexual sense but in the sense of the ability to remain pure in all aspects of self. To remain centered when there is chaos, temptation or a lack of harmony around you. To see, feel and know clearly what exists, what is illusion and what is necessary for survival in all senses of the word. It is the color of pearlescent white, the color of infants before they ground in their body. It is what all should strive for. It is what you all miss.” (2)
In the late 1800’s in France, St. Theresa was quoted as saying:
“May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.” (3)
She commented on this quote in Heavenly Blessings:
“You can only be where you are. That is why we talk about forgiveness and compassion but you can only be where you are, in this very moment, what so many of you call the eternal now. The reason I emphasize this, is that if you are not embracing yourself, right now, then how do you go forward in knowing your divine perfection?” (4)
Why is it so difficult to remember we are divine perfection and there’s no need to strive for it? St. Theresa suggested:
“When you say, as humans often do, ‘Well, I am going to work on that. I am going to work on the quality of fortitude or compassion or purity.’ You are projecting into the future and you are not accepting and allowing that you are those qualities right now.” (5)
She advises us to live in acceptance, to embrace ourselves – “You, the totality, your body, your mind, your soul, your feet!” – and to participate in actively being a part of the beautiful mosaic of life, “not a mosaic that sits on some church wall but the active, fluid, ongoing beautiful mosaic of creation.” (6)
She said not to delay by saying, “Well tomorrow, I will work on that,” (7) because then we’re not accepting the Divinity that we are. We’re not accepting the love and the connection that we have with the Divine Realm. We’re in fact rejecting their partnership.
When we say, “Well, I have erred. I have made mistakes and therefore I am not ready or pure, then you are also rejecting, not only infinite forgiveness and compassion but your own ability to forgive and forget. Forgetting is part of forgiveness.” (8)
St. Theresa recounts that some people say, “I will forgive you but I will never forget.” (9) That is not forgiveness. Compassion is putting these things behind us, being in our hearts, being the observer of our emotions, not worrying about our missteps so much as accepting the totality of ourselves.
By focusing on prayer, love, and service, the old paradigms fade away. Our momentary blips of anger, fear or disdain should simply be looked at “like a piece of dandelion fluff floating away.” (10)
St. Theresa reminds us, “you are in the perfection of the Mother’s Design and Plan and you are in the perfection of Your Design and Plan. It does not need to be altered. It needs to be recognized and embraced and lived to the fullest.”
“To practice purity does not mean that you do not sing and dance with the flowers and the fairies. It means you do. Celebrate the beauty that you have been gifted with and that you have chosen for this lifetime.” (11)
I was reminded of Heavenletter #4476, which said that every human being upon the Planet is a gift.
“When the Great Spiritual Ones met someone, they met the person in freedom from past impressions. They did not condemn nor did they extol. The Great Ones did not appraise. They met with their heart of understanding intact.
“Their minds went more along the line of: “How can I best serve God through this person?” Of course, they did not really think this for this was natural to them. They didn’t have to think anything.
“The Great Ones served God on all occasions.
“They simply blessed. This is what they did. And what they did, so can you. With a full heart of love toward yourself, you will bless all who come before you. Know that all who have come before you, have come to receive your blessing. Give it.” (12)
As we walk our streets, we might want to try silently saying with a smile, ‘You are such a gift’ to every human we meet. As Theresa of Lisieux reminds us, “a word or a smile is often enough to put fresh life in a despondent soul.” (13) And with each small step we join our community of souls as One as we build Nova Earth.