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Gramps,

What does it mean to part the veil? And how can I part the veil? Is it more than prayer? Is it as simple (but complex) as striving to fulfill all your covenants? What happens when the veil is parted? Does it allude to having heavens help? Is it blessings? Godly knowledge? Godliness? This is a phrase I keep hearing and reading in general conference talks. I have been pondering it but I don’t feel I have a complete answer. I would appreciate your insights. Thank you!

Emily

 

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Emily,

To “remove the veil” is contracted into the word re(move) vel (veil) ation = revelation.  So, parting (or removing) the veil is what is required to receive revelation.  But you add an additional level to it.  Blessings.  Sometimes this is referred to as “opening the windows of heaven” (Malachi 3:10).

But all of it refers to the heavens opening to us from the most subtle of impressions by the Spirit, to blessings through faith or the Priesthood, to full blown prophetic visions.  All of them are about opening the other side of the veil to us.

President Nelson said in a 2020 General Conference talk:

We can also hear Him in the temple. The house of the Lord is a house of learning. There the Lord teaches in His own way. There each ordinance teaches about the Savior. There we learn how to part the veil and communicate more clearly with heaven. There we learn how to rebuke the adversary and draw upon the Lord’s priesthood power to strengthen us and those we love. How eager each of us should be to seek refuge there.

 

When these temporary COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, please schedule regular time to worship and serve in the temple. Every minute of that time will bless you and your family in ways nothing else can. Take time to ponder what you hear and feel when you are there. Ask the Lord to teach you how to open the heavens to bless your life and the lives of those you love and serve.

 

 

Gramps

 

 

 

 

 

 

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