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October 1st, 2015, 8:40 am #1

Messanger is a pure spirit. This means he has no body and takes no form. It does not mean he can't take a form, this means that by nature and ordinarily the spirit does not have a body.

Messanger is another name for the word "Angel", which is actually the name for the office of the spirit by vocation, that of a messanger, hence the name "Messanger." It means one who is sent.

The name of this pure spirit is unknown nor is it proper to give a name to it as to give a name signifies that one has power and authority over another in some way. Spirits are celestial beings that transcent the natural---They are supernatural. The name of a spirit describes it's nature.
To know a spirit's name is to know its nature.
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October 1st, 2015, 9:17 am #2

Author's Commentary:
This post is purely referencing source material for my character, Messanger. It is also reference material for other spirits I write about in the story so readers can understand
the interior and exterior struggles of the characters I write.

The way I intend to write Messanger as a player character is one who follows these rules of spiritual discernment when impacting my characters in a purely spiritual way. I am still brainstorming what it would look like for Messanger to show himself in a direct way, as in a supernatural manifestation such as an apparition.

The source material used is based on actual rules for discerning actual spirits in our lives, often portrayed as the good and bad angels that have an impact on our lives and the choices we make.

In my first post of the quest "Paycheck!" a celestial named Samsong is undergoing diabolic temptation from an evil spirit intending to influence his will and intellect by means of duress and instilling fear to compromise his moral stance, do an evil thing that would violate his conscious, and commit a sin of theft. I drew his response to the temptation from an true life story of a saint in my religion who, when tempted to commit a sin of lust against chasity and purity, threw himself into a thorn bush as a more extreme means to preserve his virtue and goodness.



RULES FOR PERCEIVING AND KNOWING IN SOME MANNER THE DIFFERENT MOVEMENTS WHICH ARE CAUSED IN THE SOUL

THE GOOD, TO RECEIVE THEM, AND THE BAD TO REJECT THEM. AND THEY ARE MORE PROPER FOR THE FIRST WEEK.

First Rule. The first Rule: In the persons who go from mortal sin to mortal sin, the enemy is commonly used to propose to them apparent pleasures, making them imagine sensual delights and pleasures in order to hold them more and make them grow in their vices and sins. In these persons the good spirit uses the opposite method, pricking them and biting their consciences through the process of reason.
Second Rule. The second: In the persons who are going on intensely cleansing their sins and rising from good to better in the service of God our Lord, it is the method contrary to that in the first Rule, for then it is the way of the evil spirit to bite, sadden and put obstacles, disquieting with false reasons, that one may not go on; and it is proper to the good to give courage and strength, consolations, tears, inspirations and quiet, easing, and putting away all obstacles, that one may go on in well doing.

Third Rule. The third: OF SPIRITUAL CONSOLATION. I call it consolation when some interior movement in the soul is caused, through which the soul comes to be inflamed with love of its Creator and Lord; and when it can in consequence love no created thing on the face of the earth in itself, but in the Creator of them all.

Likewise, when it sheds tears that move to love of its Lord, whether out of sorrow for one's sins, or for the Passion of Christ our Lord, or because of other things directly connected with His service and praise.

Finally, I call consolation every increase of hope, faith and charity, and all interior joy which calls and attracts to heavenly things and to the salvation of one's soul, quieting it and giving it peace in its Creator and Lord.

Fourth Rule. The fourth: OF SPIRITUAL DESOLATION. I call desolation all the contrary of the third 36 rule, such as darkness 37 of soul, disturbance in it, movement to things low and earthly, the unquiet of different agitations and temptations, moving to want of confidence, without hope, without love, when one finds oneself all lazy, tepid, sad, and as if separated from his Creator and Lord. Because, as consolation is contrary to desolation, in the same way the thoughts which come from consolation are contrary to the thoughts which come from desolation.

Fifth Rule. The fifth: In time of desolation never to make a change; but to be firm and constant in the resolutions and determination in which one was the day preceding such desolation, or in the determination in which he was in the preceding consolation. Because, as in consolation it is rather the good spirit who guides and counsels us, so in desolation it is the bad, with whose counsels we cannot take a course to decide rightly.

Sixth Rule. The sixth: Although in desolation we ought not to change our first resolutions, it is very helpful intensely to change ourselves against the same desolation, as by insisting more on prayer, meditation, on much examination, and by giving ourselves more scope in some suitable way of doing penance.

Seventh Rule. The seventh: Let him who is in desolation consider how the Lord has left him in trial in his natural powers, in order to resist the different agitations and temptations of the enemy; since he can with the Divine help, which always remains to him, though he does not clearly perceive it: because the Lord has taken from him his great fervor, great love and intense grace, leaving him, however, grace enough for eternal salvation.

Eighth Rule. The eighth: Let him who is in desolation labor to be in patience, which is contrary to the vexations which come to him: and let him think that he will soon be consoled, employing against the desolation the devices, as is said in the sixth Rule. 38

Ninth Rule. The ninth: There are three principal reasons why we find ourselves desolate.

The first is, because of our being tepid, lazy or negligent in our spiritual exercises; and so through our faults, spiritual consolation withdraws from us.

The second, to try us and see how much we are and how much we let ourselves out in His service and praise without such great pay of consolation and great graces.

The third, to give us true acquaintance and knowledge, that we may interiorly feel that it is not ours to get or keep great devotion, intense love, tears, or any other spiritual consolation, but that all is the gift and grace of God our Lord, and that we may not build a nest in a thing not ours, raising our intellect into some pride or vainglory, attributing to us devotion or the other things of the spiritual consolation.

Tenth Rule. The tenth: Let him who is in consolation think how he will be in the desolation which will come after, taking new strength for then.

Eleventh Rule. The eleventh: Let him who is consoled see to humbling himself and lowering himself as much as he can, thinking how little he is able for in the time of desolation without such grace or consolation.

On the contrary, let him who is in desolation think that he can do much with the grace sufficient to resist all his enemies, taking strength in his Creator and Lord.

Twelfth Rule. The twelfth: The enemy acts like a woman, in being weak against vigor and strong of will. Because, as it is the way of the woman when she is quarrelling with some man to lose heart, taking flight when the man shows her much courage: and on the contrary, if the man, losing heart, begins to fly, the wrath, revenge, and ferocity of the woman is very great, and so without bounds; in the same manner, it is the way of the enemy to weaken and lose heart, his temptations taking flight, when the person who is exercising himself in spiritual things opposes a bold front against the temptations of the enemy, doing diametrically the opposite. And on the contrary, if the person who is exercising himself commences to have fear and lose heart in suffering the temptations, there is no beast so wild on the face of the earth as the enemy of human nature in following out his damnable intention with so great malice.

Thirteenth Rule. The thirteenth: Likewise, he acts as a licentious lover in wanting to be secret and not revealed. For, as the licentious man who, speaking for an evil purpose, solicits a daughter of a good father or a wife of a good husband, wants his words and persuasions to be secret, and the contrary displeases him much, when the daughter reveals to her father or the wife to her husband his licentious words and depraved intention, because he easily gathers that he will not be able to succeed with the undertaking begun: in the same way, when the enemy of human nature brings his wiles and persuasions to the just soul, he wants and desires that they be received and kept in secret; but when one reveals them to his good Confessor or to another spiritual person that knows his deceits and evil ends, it is very grievous to him, because he gathers, from his manifest deceits being discovered, that he will not be able to succeed with his wickedness begun.

Fourteenth Rule. The fourteenth: Likewise, he behaves as a chief bent on conquering and robbing what he desires: for, as a captain and chief of the army, pitching his camp, and looking at the forces or defences of a stronghold, attacks it on the weakest side, in like manner the enemy of human nature, roaming about, looks in turn at all our virtues, theological, cardinal and moral; and where he finds us weakest and most in need for our eternal salvation, there he attacks us and aims at taking us.


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June 9th, 2018, 10:09 pm #3

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Payback! (Easy Quest)

☆Author's commentary:☆

I hadn't written in a while on ADBZ and wondered how I should begin to write about a pure spirit based on the theology and philosophy of Jesuit Spirituality, specifically what is called The Rules Of Spiritual Discernment. See the previous post.

To tell the story of Messanger, I decided to begin his story in the now of today by writing about a confrontation between two celestials of equal stature and rank on planet Toffit, with nothing really in mind. Just to really drop in the middle of a heated discussion between two celestials. I didn't know how I should go about it so I decided a storyline that begins with a conflict from without for this unnamed Celestial whom I intended to be related to my actual player character of Messanger. I thought about how I could capture the inward struggle of passions of these two persons playing out in a battle of words along moral lines with regards one of the items mentioned in the quest's description about the Fallen having what sounds to me like an idol.

So I just wrote and came up with something intending it to be a physical confrontation of words, but then I decided to change it to one more in like with the Discernment Of Spirits capturing Samson's inward struggle while meditating about this reality he faces as a celestial.

I thought it good to incorporate philisophical knowledge about diabolical temptation as a struggle of the flesh and will and intellect along a moral issue and capture this inward struggle for Samsung, wanting him to prevail and not give in to the temptation. I wondered whether this was something I ought to even write about, as I did not like entirely my idea here of Samsung conversing with what I now decided as an author was an evil spirit speaking to his mind to solict the temptation while imposing a sort-of force upon the celestial's body as a creature. I thought about deleting this fictional work altogether since I wasn't sure if it was appropriate to write and capture diabolical temptation in the context of an adbz website based on real life situations and personal experience as an ascetic dealing with this sort of thing in my own personal life.

But then I decided that this would be a good means to achieve the desired end by writing according to my needs and intentions while having some fun practicing my writing skills. The idea was not to write about Samson in an allegorical sense that wasn't about me but someone others could relate to, then use this inward supernatural struggle to set the tone for the story as dark and mysterious as a battle against one's self, flesh vs spirit. And this is something based in reality that I could convey and teach others by means of this written form in a way I considered to be interesting to myself as an author and catholic that may be something that may interest others as well.

I wondered how to proceed with my writing and how Samsung would prevail, so as an author I drew inspiration from a real life situation where a catholic saint, to prevail, threw himself into a thorn bush. And so I tried to incorporate that and write about it rather than go into more detail of the mysterious inward struggle that Samsung faced as a character. I wondered how I would go from there and how my actual player character---the good spirit called Messanger, though this is the name of his office, not his personal name nor his nature---would be involved.

I decided that Messanger would interact with Samson while he lay in the bush by suggesting a good thought for him. This seemed good for me as a writer to do so I felt much joy and was happy to capture my player character's first action in the rpg through the story of Samson/Samsung the celestial.

Now to do some more research about Toffit to double check what I wrote with the bush and vegetation and about my character aligns with what is listed on the Universe page for the planet in general.

-Robert Michael (3:08pm, June 9, 2018)
-End of journal log -



After some feedback, I am considering revising and editing my initial post. In the mean time, I think I plan to catechize myself a bit on the rules of writing introductions and italics, character and scene introductions and descriptions, some pragmatics and narrative flow.
(June 12, 2018. 4:47pm)
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