DAY 8

"My dearest children, do not abandon me. I long to gather you in the warmth of my embrace. Stay strong in unity. Satan can cause no harm when we remain unified with my Jesus as our center. I tell you, I have come to call you into conviction; the conviction of a global consecration. I shall come to harvest from this unified consecration, my co-hort.

In the Consecration to my Immaculate Heart, you give your YES to be chosen, to be placed in His service in a special way. You are accepting the sacrifices of the Triumph. For I shall ask much from each of you. Humble your souls and take my hand, allow me to lead you to peace- peace in your families, peace in your homelands, and peace in the world.

Dear ones, open your hearts to me, for I desire to place my spark within you. I can give only what you shall accept. The more you allow the passage of my message upon your soul, the farther I am allowed to carry you into the depths of understanding. Live the words I give to you. I give them to you to teach you and prepare your soul for the days to come. I come to help you to transform your heart and soul into the true meaning of conversion - into the image of God.

Will you come to me? Will you allow me to carry your heart to the Father? This is the choice you must make without reserve. I ask you to reflect upon the importance of this day."1-10-93

GUIDANCE: This Act of Consecration shall find your soul in a deep and profound love. This love is so consuming that it reaches toward the heart of Our Lady with such force that she is drawn to your heart.

This desire of the soul to be consecrated to Our Lady causes a certain attraction, a magnetism. It is this attraction that brings this intense desire of your heart to Our Lady's attention. Once she has found and focused upon your soul's desire, she concentrates and intensifies this love, and the foundation for the divine exchange is formed.

DIRECTION: The soul is a garden in which useless weeds are constantly springing up. We must, therefore, by the practice in denial of self, continually hold the shovel in our hands to uproot each one and cast them from our hearts. Otherwise, your soul will become wild - an uncultivated wasted covered with thorns. How can this help us to cultivate our exterior self, to perform devotions, and leave our interior as an untamed field? It is your self-will that brings ruin to your soul, but through your consecration, rich soil is tilled into it. The pruning of your soul lays the foundation for the graces received in the consecration. It is through your constant efforts that a garden of purity is created to receive the flowers of virtue in the midst of your heart.

MEDITATION: O'Immaculate Heart of Mary, draw me entirely to your Son, help me to enkindle in my heart His holy love, by which I desire to be entirely consumed. Dear Mother, take possession of my heart, exchange it for your own, fill it with desire for all that is holy and good, enlighten it and make it ready and willing to execute the will of the Father, and, by your example, may I find sanctification. Unite yourself to me, and me to you, by a perfect love that shall never be dissolved. Grant that my heart shall no longer be mine, but that it may be entirely God's through the graces infused by my consecration to your Maternal Heart.

"My sister, my spouse is an enclosed garden." Song of Songs 4:12