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Musings 2008/229

propagation,

a sensual implanting in self
at the cost of separation
from God.

So, along with disobedience, there sprang from their indulgence that severing of the creature from God, that planting in self and through self, and those selfish passions in human nature.

He that uses the fruit solely
for the enjoyment it affords,
must accept as the consequence
of his act the subversion,
the debasement of nature
as well as sin and death.

The blessing of a pure and holy multiplying out of God and by God, which Adam had received after the creation of Eve was, in consequence of that indulgence, withdrawn from him; for I saw that the instant Adam left his hill to go to Eve,

the Lord grasped him in the back
and took something from him.
From that something,
I felt that the world's salvation
would come.

Once on the Feast of the Holy and Immaculate Conception, God gave me a vision of that mystery.
I saw enclosed in Adam and Eve the corporal and spiritual life of all mankind.
I saw that by the Fall it became corrupted, mixed up with evil, and that the bad angels had acquired power over it.
I saw the Second Person of the Godhead come down and, with something like a crooked blade,

take the Blessing
from Adam
before he had sinned.

At the same instant, I saw the Virgin issuing from Adam's side like a little luminous cloud, and soaring all resplendent up to God.
By the reception of the fruit, Adam and Eve became, as it were, intoxicated, and their consent to sin wrought in them a great change. It was the serpent in them. Its nature pervaded theirs, and then came the tares among the wheat. 
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I have always remembered that phenomenal statement by The Saint:-

the Lord grasped him
in the back
and took something
from him.
From that something,
I felt that the world's salvation
would come.

It seems to me that The Lord took from Adam at that instant, the pure dignity given him in the beginning and thereby held that dignity in a safe haven for mankind until The Saviour came amongst man.
And on re-reading this fabulous section of The Saints quite amazing revelations, I was extraordinarily astonished to be reminded of the following:-
I saw the Second Person of the Godhead come down and, with something like a crooked blade,

take the Blessing
from Adam
before he had sinned.

What stupendous information is that?
And The Saint was given this revelation on
the Feast of The Holy and Immaculate Conception!

And here I have to suggest that this Blessing, this something -
that The Saint felt
would be that from which
the world's salvation
would come -
is the very dignity of mankind,
and indeed
that this dignity of mankind
is personified in
The Immaculate Conception.

That is to say the dignity of mankind was purely preserved from all corruption and was only reallocated to mankind through Mary's Immaculate Conception.

Mary,
Mother of The Saviour,
is the very dignity of man,
somehow preserved,
after being taken from Adam,
before he defied The Lord.

Anna Catherina's visions also suggest this.
P  Among the angels, I noticed a kind of ostensorium at which all were working. It was in shape like a tower, and on it were all kinds of mysterious carving.
Near it on either side stood two figures, their joined hands embracing it. At every instant it became larger and more magnificent. I saw something from God passing through the angelic choirs and going into the ostensorium.
It was a shining Holy Thing, and it became more clearly defined the nearer it drew to the ostensorium.

It appeared to me to be the germ

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