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I know it has been some time since I have been able to sit down and write.  It seems this fall has been a swirling mass of competing demands and change.  Is it only me or is everyone experiencing this phenemenon, that life just seems to be going much faster than it was meant to?

Like all people, events sometimes unfold in my life where I wonder, now why did that have to happen?  Why such chaos when all one wants to do is good?  Perhaps therein lies the spiritual paradox.  As soon as one sets the path to goodness the evil forces step up their unseen action of creating chaos in your midst to try to make you do less of it.  How fortunate they do not fully succeed!  However, for those times when life gets a little messy, Heaven has given additional aid, as if we haven’t been aided so much already but unable to take the medicine, through our Heavenly Mother, Mary.

For me, the devotion to Mary Undoer of Knots was really an unknown thing as I am a Catholic Newbie.  It was only after I had the following dream that I heard our new Pope, Francis, has recommended this Novena to the Catholic Faithful as an extremely needed prayer solution to the knots of our individual lives and the life of the human race as a whole.  It was in this vein I believe, that Mary came to me again in a dream with a remedy – not only for the little knots in my life, but the ones that urgently need untying for the sake of humanity.  I bid you to heed with all seriousness her call to prayer!  We blind physical humans do not know or understand just what prayer does, as I ruminated upon in my last writing, where I discussed the tie between theoretical physics, prayer and the nature of reality.  Luckily faith does not demand that we understand, but only that we simply do and do we must!  The future of your children’s world is at stake, as well as the salvation of countless beautiful souls underneath the hardened muck of sin.  Will you do what she asks?  Please, read on:

Monday, September 9, 2013 – Approximately 4 a.m.

I had a dream that I was walking down the street in Westboro that ran near my Grandmother’s house.  As I walked past a park there I saw in the middle of it at a bit of a distance away, the Virgin Mary.  She stood all in white with a blue mantle.  I immediately began speaking to her – telling her how much I loved her.  Then I asked her, “Blessed, blessed Mother, am I doing a good job for you or am I falling down flat on my face?”  (This was due to how I feel my life has been somewhat ‘messy’ these past few years with the people relationships in my life – oh how Satan loves to stir up controversy and angst in the life of a soul dedicated to God to try to get them off course!)

Mary then held up a short piece of thin rope and it had a knot in it at one end.  The piece she held up seemed 2″ long for some reason, but don’t ask me why.  I don’t remember exactly what she said to me, but it was a reference to her as “Mary, Undoer of Knots”.  She spoke something about mankind and the messes or situations that they found themselves in and I think there was a small part of the dream that had me trying to untie a convoluted knot myself (the knot of difficulties with a dear beloved friend).  But in the dream the short piece of rope she held up seemed so simple and straightforward – the knot even looked small and it was one simple knot.  I knew somehow as she spoke to me that I was to pray to her as “Mary, Undoer of Knots” to help solve/untie this knot/problem I was currently having, but she also spoke about the grave knots facing mankind in this time and that they must be placed in her hands to be ‘undone’ and for us to pray this Novena to her to achieve this.

In the dream when I was trying to untie the “knot” it was like a major quadruple knotted plastic bag tied super tight (you know how hard that slippery plastic can be and we all just rip the bag instead of taking the time to untie the knots! – how true this is in our lives…), but in the dream Mary was so beautiful and simple and glorious as she stood amongst nothing but pure nature of green, green grass and trees – such simple, clean, gentle, breathtakingly airy simple surroundings in this park where I saw her (I later was describing the dream to a Catholic friend and gushingly said – It was just immaculate!” and it was only afterwards I realized the symbolism…)  This park where I saw her didn’t have one bit of refuse or any man-made thing in it – it was just pure nature surrounding her and the main focus of this moment in the dream was that the small piece of rope with the one small knot seemed so, so very small and simple to untie in her hands.  I realized immediately as she spoke to me that we spend so much time and energy trying to fix problems ourselves that are quite heavily “knotted” and hard to “undo”, but in Mary’s hands they are simple and easy for our Mother to “undo” for us.  We just have to ask!

I awoke from the dream with the most beautiful feeling and immediately set about looking up this prayer to Mary as “Undoer of Knots” as I did not know at the time that it was a Novena.  I quickly found it online and immediately did the nine-day novena, not just to have her aid me in undoing the lovely messes of my own life, but especially for the very large messes of the human race.

The last thought I will leave you all with as I share the following link to the Novena, is a gentle reminder, or perhaps mini-enlightenment:  We all spend so much time hurrying about, growing up, managing our lives, making our decisions, making our errors, celebrating our joys, grieving our losses, raising our children and caring for our parents, and as we grow we all think to ourselves how ‘adult’ we are (I can vouch that this mindset starts very young – ask anyone with a teenager who tells you you don’t know anything when you see very clearly the blind steps they sometimes make and you just have to sit back and let them make their mistakes…).  Well you and I and the entire human race are that teenager.  Somewhere along the line mankind forgot, or perhaps many never knew, that we are very much young children! Spiritual children!  There’s a reason the world has turned into a big sandbox where two year old’s throw sand at each other – we don’t know it all – in fact we don’t know much!  If we did, the world would be a much better place.  It is time for all of us to truly grow into spiritual adults (which is really what our entire life here on earth is meant to do :)) and admit we need help and I ask you now to have the courage and humility to recognize your spiritual childhood and ask for help from God, Jesus, your angels and our holy Mother to grow up well – for yourselves and for the sake of the future.  Please, if you have the time, look up the Novena and immediately set yourselves to this prayer.  The fate of your life and that of the world, truly does rest in your hands, so if you place it in Mary’s and God’s it will go to wonderful places.  God bless you all.

Karen

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