I don’t think anything needs to be rejected as to the conversation of West or East for the dilemma is you do not know how God exactly through the Supernatural does infuse His Grace on an individual. We know he does, we know we partake in the Sonship through the process of Grace or as with Paul it can very well be infused into the soul in the immediate or with Mary. Still they continued to perfection with the Lord, much suffering, great trials. There is much we do know.
As much as I agree Created Grace is so-so, I also see the opposite as lacking. If we look at the Burning Bush or the Transfiguration since both have been mentioned. What we see is the ability of God through the Holy Spirit to decend directly to man. First it should be noted this places God outside of time which has also been mentioned. Since it would be logical to reason He is not subject to time thus has the ability to collapse time as He wills. If fact this is exactly what occurs through the Eucharist [though slightly different here], a Locution, Vision etc. and also through Baptism, Virtue’s and so forth. The degree of the Supernatural may range from any degree within profound. This introduces an interval from which we receiving the infused virtue, emerge further along in time than would otherwise have occured. If Pauls vision had not occured then we could safely state Paul would have taken much longer to get on board, God willed otherwise. And directly communicated His Blessing on Paul. The rest is history
What this does is substitute for learning that which may well have taken 10, 20, years. This occurs by recognition of perfect equality of God and the receiver on which this transfer of communication rests. Thus God is communicating to you on a level of comprehension, His love, and mercy by descending with His communication. No different than with Jesus Human/Divine the Word became flesh, commnunication occured. Much occured with Christ, one of the most significant is understanding just how utterly worthless the flesh is. Yet the commandment is to Love Your …yup that guy who you don’t like…Him.
Therefore what is occuring is God shortens time by collapsing it, thus eliminating intervals within it. We see this also from Genesis foward, time was non-existant, then time as man understood it was altered. Time is a “learning tool” perhaps when man picks up some speed in the process or accepting God Kingdom, then this will no longer need to exist or be altered as to mans success.
However God is not packing snow-balls of different size and winging them down from Heaven to hit souls with Grace. He is interacting through His Word. Not words on paper, really, in truth His Word. His communication, which may not even be spoken, His covenants, elect in "altus christus’ etc.
Words then as above lack complete understanding. yes we partake in the Sonship which is never complete on Earth. And “exactly” how God infuses this Supernatural virtue is in fact a major Mystery. I see direct communication. Jesus speaks well on this in relation to the Kingdom of God. Mans ignorance cripples his spiritual eye, thats why they cannot see the Kingdom. If fact some of the harshest words Jesus spoke were on “religion”. This is a test, and nope you don’t get the lesson first. Its one of Faith, as you believe so it will be.
Essence I’m pretty sure is CCC teaching. Nevertheless I’m not overwhemed with either defined word above. I like Essence, energy I’m not keen on. I have an EE degree, so in my paradigm its just not up to par. Divinization, not big on either, I’d have to contemplate on it, seems to lack humility IMHO. I believe the best is yet to come when we can put our minds together. I’d rather deflate than inflate. The push must be in communion though. There resides the abundance of the supernatural Blessing as it already has with Christ.
That said none of this is the Beatific Vision. Here we still have a completion process underway. Thus the completion here leads to the Communion of Saints, or the last step on Jacobs Ladder. I would think this need for completion exists in all who hear the Word, thus Heaven in Communion.