Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Higher Flight

Summary: Sixth Mansions – Chapter One We learned about many exterior and interior trials in Chapter One of the Sixth Mansions. The first exterior trial comes from┬áThe Critics. Critics inflict damage through criticism, gossip, contempt, and lying. The second trial

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 2

The Great Light of the Dark Night

Interior Trials: Part VI We cannot avoid or conquer the “Dark Night of the Soul”. We rely on our spiritual routines to no avail. Prayer provides little comfort. Mediation is nearly impossible. “Solitude is even worse” — although we also

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 1

Dark Night of the Soul

Interior Trials: Part V We are powerless to end the “Dark Night of the Soul”. Teresa says, “grace is buried so deeply that the soul seems not to feel the smallest spark of any love for God”. No “earthly consolations”

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Spiritual Confusion

Interior Trials: Part IV Spiritual confusion occurs when we get preoccupied with our sins. The truth becomes clouded and we don’t know what to believe anymore about God, about ourselves, about other people, or about the church. Our faculties of

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 1, Spiritual Warfare

Preoccupied With Our Sins

Interior Trials Part III Bonnie enjoyed a wonderful relationship with God, but her new faith community emphasized a pharisaical lifestyle and called it holiness. Under their influence Bonnie became preoccupied with her sins. At first she thought she was getting

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 1