St. Catherine of Siena: Give Beauty Back To God
Updated: Jun 2, 2021
The Pillars of Creation*
Ann: St. Catherine?
St. Catherine:** Cathy. Just Cathy. As you know I have been suiting up for a return engagement on the planet. It is taking much longer than I anticipated. Since first I made the decision, I have been studying the many human experiences that I bypassed by immersing myself in religious life. Although I received many blessings from the spiritual journey that I experienced, I cut myself off from my own humanity. While I tried to assist others in their own struggles, I kept myself aloof, and in the process, murdered my own body.
This was not a good idea. I had thought to circumvent the vale of sorrow that eventually becomes the lot of every person on the planet but in the process simply made my soul more brittle.
In my study here, I have come to see that those sorrows can lead us to a purer understanding of our Creator’s purpose in allowing this grand experiment. She created, recognized, and acknowledged free will in her creations. Therefore, when a breakaway faction came down to this planet and decided to create their own kingdoms, she was - and is - bound by this primary rule.
So we are in some ways left to our own devices, and yet when humans encounter aging, loss, and oppression, they can if they choose make these events their stepping stones back to God, wiser, and oddly enough, not sadder, for the real purpose of this experiment is to allow us to discover that no matter where we go, who we become, what we do, think, or transact, we are still the object of unconditional love and celebration by our Creator.
I am working on mustering the courage to take on my own journey back down this path, this time with an accepting heart. Many of you are gallant souls who made that choice with eyes wide open and hearts full of joy and commitment at being on the planet in these difficult times in order to take up the challenge of turning the boat around. Please rest assure that every move you have made to open your hearts in compassion and trust is affecting that outcome.
Many of you who did so are aging now, finding your powers fading and your energy depleted. I ask, that as you go through some of the final stages in human life, you accept those trials that come upon you as avenues into the heart of Christ. For that is what they are. As you are diminished in one sphere, so you will be lifted up in another.
Ann: I hear what you are saying, Cathy, but I can’t quite get my heart there yet.
St. Catherine: Yet. Yet is the operative word. We cannot see the end when we are in the middle, and it is then that we must depend upon our trust in our teachers and in our Creator. Blind trust in a way, but not in the sense that we have each had experience of Divine connection to draw upon. Just because these may be currently more difficult to access simply means that we must double down on trust.
I myself have been hanging back because I know that flying blind is not an easy task, but it is doable and its rewards are great, and I will get there yet. I hope to be here for many more sessions like this, but if you reach out and I do not answer, understand that I have taken the great plunge that challenges you now.
We are in this together, and together we will give beauty back to God, beauty's self and beauty's giver,*** and will thus bring the Great Experiment into a functioning part of God’s great creation.
May 30, 2021
*Pillars of Creation. Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) These towering tendrils of cosmic dust and gas sit at the heart of M16, or the Eagle Nebula. The aptly named Pillars of Creation, featured in this stunning Hubble image, are part of an active star-forming region within the nebula and hide newborn stars in their wispy columns. NASA, Last Updated: Feb 22, 2018, Editor: Brian Dunbar.
**Referred by Anita Sacco. See "Recommended Channelers" under "Resources" tab. Anita can be contacted for purchase of obtaining the recipe for her protection spray or readings at https://www.etsy.com/shop/FairyTaleEnd.
***Gerard Manley Hopkins, The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo, see discussion in previous post by Richard Burton.