Detailed study of many Catholic saints such as Vincent de Paul is also very helpful in becoming familiar
with this phenomenon of "awakening" in the field of higher consciousness.
Vincent de Paul became one of the greatest human beings ever to walk the earth. A priest
who had been through many heroic experiences, he had been much honored, even in Rome; he
appeared a man of God "doing the right things," living in a way
appropriate to a priest. He, however, really beheld huge obstacles within his own mind and
Vincent observed his life did not fully accept or reflect the presence of the Lord.
Over the years he observed a priest named Father Berulle who showed every evidence of
being deeply intimate with Christ. The life of Father Berulle was an inspiration. One day
Vincent beseeched Father Berulle to become his, Vincents, personal spiritual guide.
He said he recognized Jesus Christ expressing and moving in the good priests life,
thoughts, and words. Vincent, after pressing his request with intensity, was accepted by
the humble Father Berulle. Vincent pledged himself in complete obedience to the senior
priest. He pledged to do whatever Father Berulle would ask of him, knowing that Father
Berulles instructions would be as Christ would give them and would be very specific
in terms of Vincents daily walk with God.