The following is a distillation of my current understanding of the Divine Will, as gained by reading from Luisa Piccarreta's Book of Heaven. Because it is a brief summary, an overall picture, many details and applications of the truth about the Divine Will are omitted. Note too that this is my own "gloss" (paraphrase, interpretation, explanation) on Divine Will teaching. Actual quotes and references from Book of Heaven will be added in the near future.
As always, I am open to comments, including constructive criticism, challenge, and correction. After all, it is only in dialogue with others that one is able to present the truth with nuance, precision and breadth.
What is the Divine Will?
The Divine Will is the living essence of God, the innermost heart of God. It is the eternal flame of divinity inciting God from within. It is the immense power, the all-encompassing motive principle in God.
The Divine Will is unending ocean of Light, infinitely fecund principle of Life. It is throbbing source of all possibility, pure Reality flowing through everything that is real.
The Divine Will generates all and encompasses all. It gives each thing its place and perfection by gathering everything into Its perfect order.
The Divine Will is the source of unimaginable joys, unending cause of beatitude for the Divine Persons who possess It by nature, and for the saints who possess It by grace.
The Divine Will is the principium quo* by which God lives as God and acts as God, both ad intra (in Himself) and ad extra (toward creatures).
*Principium quo (Latin, Scholastic term): an inner principle by which something acts, as opposed to the concrete agent who acts (principium quod).
What is living in the Divine Will?
The astounding message communicated to Luisa Piccarreta is essentially this: In an unprecedented outpouring of grace, God is now offering us the unsurpassable Gift of His Holy Will—His very own principle of living and acting—in order that we might live continually the very life of God and act continually with the very acts of God.
The acts of the Divine Will are the acts of whoever possesses the Divine Will, either by nature (as the divine persons do) or by grace. These acts, being eternal, bear eternal fruits—divine effects transcending space and time. In each of these acts the vastness of God is re-enacted and re-produced.
Acts performed in the Divine Will thus give rise to new suns of glory. These suns are immense reflectors repeating the glory of God. They send their rays from eternity and give grace to all creatures in all times and situations. They are an astonishing source of new wonders and joys in heaven—for the saints now, and for us when we arrive in heaven, clothed in these same outpourings of light.
These suns of glory even give new joys to God himself. For God delights to see His own Will received and enacted in creatures, and reflected back to Him. God is lovingly attracted and bound to—even fascinated by—those who live in His Will, just because He is vitally bound to his own Life, dynamically attached to his own Self.
The Reign of God's Will: The Purpose of Creation
The purpose and destiny of mankind is to live in the Divine Will, for the delight and glory of God. This was God's reason for creating. This is what God envisioned from the beginning—the Divine Will reigning in creation, operating freely in creatures, unhindered in its immensity even as it inhabits the finite. When this purpose is fulfilled—when God’s Will is done “on Earth as it is in Heaven”—there will be an era of peace, a cosmic Sabbath. The All of God will repose in His creation, and all of creation will repose in her God.
From all eternity, God ordained that man would live in His Will. What God has ordained will surely come to pass. How soon this will take place depends on man, however. It is up to us to receive the Gift for ourselves, to share the Gift with others, and to long and pray for the coming of the Kingdom, the universal reign of God's Will.
I am a cradle Catholic, husband, and father of three girls. My wife and I have long been convinced of the truth of the "new and divine holiness" as revealed to the Italian mystic, Luisa Piccarreta (1865-1947). I began reading Luisa's writings in the early 2000s. I hold a PhD in philosophy and specialise in metaphysics as applied to theological topics (Trinity, creation, grace and freedom).