A martyr (Greek: μάρτυς, mártys, “witness”; stem μάρτυρ-, mártyr-)
“We must critically examine and re-examine and compare with what is deep inside us… there is no better datum than that!”
Yes, I agree, for if we do not, our ego will bury us!
“Bride of the father, these years will be called short by the short days, the photon will be the center of the rebirth and there will be purge at many galactic and planetary levels, read among the secrets and the sores the signs that the soul is placed. this is a braid of lands, they attack the heart and lungs “to steal the holy spirit, even if it’s not so they want you to fear it they make it pour out of the rna more ‘ I don’t know. But fear not the light has already won we are choosing how fallen the speed to learn it : adrenaline 3d in disintegration.” (comment from image above, translated from Italian)
And then that, for the thirst of the martyr,
nor the presence of the superb Soldan
preached Christ and others who followed,
and to find to convert too many people
and not to stand indarno,
redeemed to the fruit of the italian grass,
in the raw stone intra Tiber and Arno
da Christ took the last seal,
that his limbs two years carry.
– Dante, Paradiso XI, 100-108
(Translated from Italian)
Dear friends, the Lord will give you peace! Did you know that Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy also speaks of St Francis? And that’s why the Song XI of Paradise is also an integral part of the Franciscan Sources? Yes, even a piece of Dante poetry is part of the collection of the oldest Franciscan testimonies! To tell of the life of Francis of Assisi is the Dominican Saint Thomas Aquinas, as in The Song XII it will be the Franciscan Saint Bonaventura who will present the life of Dominic of Guzman. Dante poetry, as always, with the effective synthesis and elegant beauty of its triplets manages to make in short the understanding life of our Father “all seraphic in ardour” (XI, 37).
St. Francis: from martyrdom to the stigmata
On the day of the feast of the Impression of the Stimmate of St. Francis, 17 September, I would like to briefly resume what Dante says. As you can read in the three triplets above, he places the event of the Stimmate immediately after the pilgrimage to the Holy Land and the encounter with the Sultan. In the verses that follow, he immediately recounts the death of the Saint. St. Thomas says that the Poverello of Assisi “for the thirst of the martyr, / in the presence of the superb Soldan / preached Christ and others who ‘followed’ them: like Saint Anthony of Padua, Saint Francis goes “among the Saracens” available, indeed eager, to give his life for Christ. We also know from the other biographies that, admitted in the presence of al-Malik al-Komil, announced to him the gospel and salvation in Christ. Francis left that court, without having earned martyrdom, but much esteem for his holiness and some gifts… including the ivory horn still preserved among the relics of St. Francis Basilica in Assisi. St. Francis was to receive a different martyrdom: what we celebrate today, the extraordinary gift of the stigmata, “the last seal” of love and pain that Jesus himself has imprinted in his flesh. They are a sign for him and for us of a whole life deeply resembling that of Christ.
Every call: from imagining to following
This: what can it mean to you?? We all desire and imagine our future for what our hearts are given to sense. At some point in his life, St. Francis felt ready to take risks: to give and, if necessary, to lose his life for the sake of Christ and for the conversion of some unfaithful brothers. This availability was not collected from the design of Providence in the most ‘predictable’ way of martyrdom in odium fidei. His mystical martyrdom has come in an original way, if anything linked to his struggle to accept the evolution of the Order, now almost ‘autonomous’ and ’emancipated’ with respect to its founder (as it leaks from the biographies and parable of Perfect joy). And Francis was crucified in La Verna for the sake of all those who are astonished by this sign, and in particular for the sake of his fellow brothers. Of which he managed to be even in the end the ‘most’ lesser friete. Assisi. Prayer Corda pia, which associates the Passion of Christ and the Stimmate of St. Francis. For you, who listen to the Lord, it calls you to follow him, is to imagine your future in some way and form a particular one. In that imagination is hidden the good intuition of what the Lord asks of you: to give yourself in a total way. Often, however, in this ‘imagine’, our imagination ends up getting a little distracted around the peripheral aspects of vocation: for example, fantasizing a little about the new role or the respect I will receive when I am a priest/frite (?!); or the beauty of fraternal life in the community, when I am a nun (?!); or the fact that my talents will finally be valued… All possible, but not always realistic… and certainly not central, because often more than growing in faith and holiness, they tickle and gratify the ego.
A vocation is given to you because in it you learn to give yourself and to love… even when it is necessary to suffer to love. Just as Francis asked and obtained in La Verna: to love and suffer as Jesus loved and suffered for us on the Cross. Today’s feast, then, gives you practical advice: when you notice that your fantasy takes you away from the ‘centre’ of your vocational discernment, or entices you with ‘glorious’ perspectives that are all to be verified, ‘escape’ from this ego-centric path and return to place your feet where you find the footsteps of Christ, following him as you carry your (heavy but not impossible) cross every day. The humble realism of today, will bless you tomorrow too… Happy feast of the Holy Stimmate!! The Lord gives you peace!
First, Luca, before I respond to your thoughts, let me share something with you. Because what you told me was galvanizing, and I am strengthened by your words. This allegorical desert is a place of strange testing and confirmations.
Last August you wrote me this:
“You are written in the book of life – do not fear spit or insults, I cry for this humanity only a few see and among these are especially women, from the double date of 2020 everyone will see himself in glory or vergogna. Dio bless you…
… I wanted to inform you; to tell you something very important when you did an article about your granddaughter Emily, I saw a sun that came into you and called you “bride”. Maybe I should not say these things… but you are far ahead and you are not of this world.”
Okay, now I’m replying…
I’ve actually never felt of this world, and to be quite honest, I thought that by coming to India I would find others who were aware of TRUTH, but so far – and I keep reaching out to so-called spiritual leaders here (gurus, babaji’s, long-time seekers, monks/nuns – supposedly HIGHLY SPIRITUAL PEOPLE – all I am discovering is different shades and values of ego on different styles of dress, and the VERY FEW TIMES I have been able to engage someone in questioning the narratives, they SHUT DOWN.
There are so few who are not deceived, Luca.
And I just finished the Fowler’s Net post, which will probably get me kicked off the internet! (Trying to make a joke, but as I type I am being hit with millimeter waves in my throat, aimed at my thyroid. Getting up to take more iodine…). I will expand that article more, perhaps next. It depends soully on (how I am moved by) God.
You: “Bride of the father, these years will be called short by the short days, the photon will be the center of the rebirth and there will be purge at many galactic and planetary levels, read among the secrets and the sores the signs that the soul is placed. This is a braid of lands, they attack the heart and lungs “to steal the holy spirit, even if it’s not so they want you to fear it they make it pour out of the rna more; I don’t know. But fear not the light has already won we are choosing how fallen the speed to learn it: adrenaline 3d in disintegration.”
According to the Ethiopian calendar it is the year 2012, not 2020, and I guess many of us are aware that at the Council of Nicae, hundreds of years were made to disappear, and what is thought of as “the middle ages” is fictional, written by the likes of Juval Noah Harari. We’ve had the noctoluminscent skies for years now, and Tavares (it sounds like her voice) showed footage from the Alaska weather cams of the huge umbrella-like shade apparatus being kept in the sky between earth and Nibiru. Sometimes I go to bed and it seems as if the ‘night’ was 14 hours long: it is only becoming more and more insensible. The portions of the Nag Hammadi about The Destroyer say all these things we see. When I found the text from the ancient Egyptian Valley of the Kings tombs which talked about the net in the sky, that was another a-ha to confirm the place 5G and smart devices, apps, et cetera are being used.
“A braid of lands, they attack the heart and lungs ‘to steal the holy spirit’…” – yes. Only if we let them. I think the digital link is the key here, Luca. This will probably make me the least welcomed spiritual writer in modern history. No one wants to stop communicating. This is our desert. This is it. It’s happening.
And yes, they attack the heart and lungs. This is why I began taking Levamisole, given to all dairy cattle and sheep up, to get rid of them. In 2018 I researched and found the FDA acceptable limits for the amounts of detectable lungworms and threadworms in dairy products for sale in the United States, that the worms pass through breast milk and the placenta, and I emailed my daughter about it, since she’s a doula and lactation counselor, but of course she ignored me (and still shuns me). It was very difficult to take it, and I started at a dose for a small sheep. I basically used myself as an experiment, and as they cleared from me I began to feel entirely new sensations in my lung areas (on my back) especially when I was praying or writing, or doing anything with my heart intention and love. So I wrote that post called BREATH OF LIFE.
I will stop there, but we are light energy, yes. And I do not think of myself as of master root Pleidian, but beyond. That’s how it feels: star-like. That star that came the day before Nichole died was MY STAR, and there was a STARGATE PORTAL OPEN OVER THE ROOF OF MY HOUSE, and a DNA-shaped spiral it came down, like a heaven stair. So did I – my spirit being – come to give myself an ‘upgrade’ considering one of the most – no, THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO ME AS A MORTAL HUMAN was about to happen, my granddaughter who is like a soul-daughter to me losing her mother, and my family not telling me, and not letting me come to comfort my granddaughter? Still I am shunned completely. Yet my soul is of GOD, and I LOVE. I have never felt so sure and secure and strong. And things have happened which show me that hypercommunication / heart communication is real and happening.
“they want you to fear it they make it pour out of the rna more”: if we fear, it weakens us, our immuno-suppression goes down, illness goes up, and they harvest more etheric energy. Am I oversimplifying it? If we succomb to fear, as their host, they run amok with our systems and takeover occurs. We also lose time, lose ground, what in spiritual sense is backsliding, which is the worst kind of falling away and hardest to recover from.
“the light has already won we are choosing how fallen the speed to learn it: adrenaline 3d in disintegration” – Hmm, I am going to take a guess at that meaning. Are you saying we have a degree of control regarding our collective consciousness bringing on this leaving of physical density, and that the adrenaline fear creates is becoming less available for them because en masse we’re “wising up” and rising up?
From your link given to St. Francis http://www.vocazionefrancescana.org/2014/09/da-cristo-prese-lultimo-sigillo.html, it says “We all desire and imagine our future for what our hearts are given to sense”, and I imagine that is true for many, until pain and trauma either takes it out of them or they erode and sell out! The author goes on: “A vocation is given to you because in it you learn to give yourself and to love… even when it is necessary to suffer to love.” YES. Only suffering teaches us what love truly is. As much as trauma and evil need to be eradicated, in this physical realm, they are teachers, but how hard. I cannot tell you how many times I listened to Derek Prince’s LOVE IS THE PERFECT LAW OF LIBERTY – I even transcribed it from the YT video – forced to be barred from family and losing all, as you know from reading what I have written, and seeing photos and artwork. Humans are at their best when things are at their worst. We get the stigmata within.
But are you suggesting that I am being impractical or egoistic? Chitta? Anyone? I ask this seriously.
Much love, with a holy kiss.
That drawing of Saint Francis of Assisi, I did that in 2013, looking at a statue – a lawn statue – that my landlord Bill Kuiper had given me (now sold, too heavy to carry around while dealing with all the shite).
MORE ARTICLES ABOUT SUFFERING AND SOUL GROWTH
WE LIVE IN A NON-LOCAL SPACE-TIME – SUFFERING ANNEALS THE SOUL, PART 1
MANIFESTING OUR DESTINY OF POST-DIMENSIONAL FORM (OR NOT): SUFFERING ANNEALS THE SOUL, PART 2
HOW WE FREE OURSELVES AND OTHERS
Why we fast: THE BODY KILLS THE SOUL