Some Ideas on How to Feast for 8 days!
Praise Him with music, enjoy nature, recognize all the ways He is present in His creation; nature, animals and people... praise His glory and marvel in these things. Have a Praise Fest all day long!
Inheritance. Family, real family whether blood or not, consists in loving... you can have relatives that really love, pray, make sacrifices and they are the ones who ultimately have bound themselves to the Divine Family. Jesus said regarding His own Mother, and it pained Him to do so, "blessed rather is the one who does God's will" ...they are My true and only family, as far as God is concerned. Mary was more blessed by Her Fiat than by motherhood.
This binding allows our inheritance as God's children to flow through them. We reflect more our Divine Image as a son or daughter of the Most High God. And when we act in Charity for anyone, even ourselves, we enter into Family. The Divine Family is the entirety of Family in Created existence. People who choose hell cut themselves off from their inheritance and their real family. Eek huh? Our Family of Love bestows on us an Inheritance of Love... and It is Eternal. Father wants us to enter into that now, through faith as St Paul teaches regarding faith being the seed of Glory, and have it for eternity in bliss with Him. A Father readying a home for His child to share in joy and consolation and intimacy forever more. Amen! Ave Pater!
The Consecration Themes were divinely inspired and given to us through God our Father and He confirmed His chosen vessel, Barbara who wrote them, to change nothing! But even apart from that it makes sense, look:
The first step, praising the Lord (1), is an essential part of having a thankful heart (2). And to give Him a real offering (3) one would need gratitude (thanksgiving) and therefore praise. And certainly the gift of true repentance (4) assumes one has the first 3 steps otherwise one can be weak towards shame or servitude, which are poisonous to the confidence and absence of fear which accompanies true repentance ( a gift of the Holy Spirit the Church encourages us to ask for in our prayers ) and therefore it's fruit of a clean and pure heart and clear upright conscience. And receiving ones inheritance (5) necessitates the first 4 steps to be well disposed which is vital to the nature of reception of the Inheritance of God ( just look at what happened to Esau... we can all be thankful that God's covenant with our forefathers Abraham and Isaac did not pass to his wild heathen Canaanite heart, and Abraham was his Grandpa! Can you imagine? ). Now one can give ones Fiat (6) : an authentic fired up with Charity yes from the heart. One can really give, say Yes!, when one understands who, in this case, Who, they give to and why... just look what Abraham could give to Father once He knew Him intimately! This is Father's desire that we know Him as He truly is, our ultimate fulfillment and our enemies worst fear. And faithfulness (7), well this one is a no brainer due to the nature of fidelity and the necessity of the previous 6 steps. There's a big difference between a robotic soulless obedience to a vow and one that is worthy of God and worthy of a son/daughter of God. And now we can ascend the final step, Consecration (8), where one has in their possession and heart having climbed the previous 7 steps, we can now give ourselves to Father with true devotion; total consecration... that we may fulfill St. John's prophecy (Jn 4:23-24) and proudly be one of those who worships the Father "in Spirit and Truth"... that we may come to know Him as He is, in the intimate union between a child and Father and return Home in God-Love. And a return to our original Innocence, our being transformed by Being, being transformed by the Fiery Charity and Innocence of God. Pure uncontainable Love, limitless power; the very Spirit of God: the essence of the Divine Paternal Heart. Now sparked, His pearl within us, which He tells us ALL are born with and only I can access * is ignited and flash-point! we are transformed into His Image and likeness, our Divinisation and Mystical Transubstantiation emerges. Fr. Ianuzzi tells us that this is all proper to the New Era... the Wedding Feast of the Lamb and the mystical marriage of Christ with His Bride the Church (those alive and willing in these times).
* Seeing Books July 22, 1997
... Deep within you there is a place where only I, the Creator, can access. You must go there to meet Me. "
This is something theologians may be in an uproar about but not those with a childlike faith. Father told Barbara this, which I've quoted extensively on the site because of the need for this revelation in light of the real damage to all those sexually and occult abused now rampant... well, self condemnation alone would suffice and the abuse of the "Accuser" so purposely named in the Bk of Rev. regarding the End Times and those who live during them (us). Such abuse creates the real conviction that one has been violated and shamed having lost ones actual innocence not by choice, but rather it was stolen. The church teaches that one committing the act of mortal sin destroys grace and innocence within them and then through God's grace and repentance it can be restored. And it is not uncommon for those who have been violated to feel themselves shame and guilt. This revelation of Father's to Barbara has the power to completely cancel that dynamic. It is revelation in that He says that within us all is a secret place, all are born with it ( therefore not acquired through baptism) where "no one" can enter, where God dwells. He asks us to go there. (Perhaps then, only we are invited?) By saying no one can enter it means not by force or by our own allowance. This fact, if one believes it, would assure these souls that their abuser never entered that place and sinners, that sin never entered that place, for it was guarded. It is the despair of these souls who cry out to God delirious from their pain, "I have been contaminated, and You let it happen". Another lie of the devils that is so believable. But just that, a lie. You don't need to regain your innocence if you were abused. Jesus tells us it is what comes out of the heart that contaminates rather than what goes into the body. So hard for people to put faith in, but Father gives us another support for our innocence in Him and it's power over death... now let us have faith in It and shine the Light bright on the shameful nature of death for all to see. Shame is shameful to itself alone, the victims remain pure and untarnished... with a cross of martyrdom for the glory of the Lord who brings Good out of all evil and Who has destroyed death through the cross of Jesus and the Blood of the Lamb forever.