Thy Will, Not Mine
Anita* told me some time ago that Joan of Arc had something for the blog, and Mary Magdalene later seconded that motion. (See post, “Man, Woman, and Back Again,” dated April 22, 2020.) I finally got the hint.
As you may recall, Joan was born a peasant girl in the northeastern part of France in 1412. She was called by God to restore the Dauphin Charles VII to the throne in France and thereby wrest it from English domination. She successfully led armies into series of battles and accomplished that goal, and a truce with England was declared. Then, without God’s direction, she took it upon herself to violate the truce to instigate action against the Hittites, a dissident religious group, and this is when she came to grief and was captured and burned at the stake.
Joan: Yes, you have heard my voice a thousand times in dreams and in visions where those who would rise up with God are first transported to his kingdom to receive His word. I was one of those chosen who heard, who received,and who acted.
I did not lack for courage, but, to tell you the truth, I wasn’t very bright. Raised with no education, I took at face value what I thought I received. God said fight, so I fought. God said restore the Dauphin, so I restored him, and when God didn’t say anything else, I kept on as I thought God would have wanted. And that’s where I made my mistake.
Lord love us, if you can’t hear what God is saying, just wait till His will is made clear. Do not, I repeat, do not go charging in where angels so very rightly fear to tread.
And do you know why they so fear? Because they know that they are not God. It seems simple, and I can hear everyone say, “Oh yes, I know that.” But that is not how we behave. We turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to every sign, every prayer, every flare that God and his messengers send up, say “Oh well, I don’t hear anything so I guess I better do something,” or, "OK, I'll take care of it."
I am here to say that you do not have to do anything. I learnt this to my cost and to the grievous harm visited on those who followed me believing that I was the Voice, the Will, and the embodiment of God’s Purpose. I shudder now to think at the effrontery and self-conceit of it all.
But the ego is a remarkably resilient creature. It slithers through any crack it can find to poison your soul and your soul’s purpose. Your only remedy is to call it out every time it raises its seductive voice to tempt us into some new variation on the original sin where Adam declared, “I need to know, and I will decide not you.”
And that reptile comes in many forms, all of them pretenders, the saviour, the cynic, the responsible party, the star, and the victim, just to name a few. Any of them can derail us from our intended purpose with no more than a fleeting glance.
So become an expert and call this little devil out every time you catch him at his vicious games. Laugh at him and tell him to go sit in the corner because you are busy with God’s work. He hates to be laughed at, you know, because he lives to seize what he thinks is control but what, in reality, is no more than a self-created delusion. There is only one God, one Creator, once Source, one Great Spirit. Stick with that one and send the other scurrying for cover.
Thy will, not mine, be done.
May 1, 2020
*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 ttps://www.etsy.com/shop/FairyTaleEnd .
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