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The Sword

Much of our thinking revolves around a work and reward system.  If I work hard, I’m rewarded. If I don’t work hard, I deal with the consequences. We generally believe the work/reward system governs life – or should. If the

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Posted in 7th Mansions - Chapter 4

Spiritual Greed

Teresa of Avila: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Nine Imaginative Visions: Part Eight Be on your guard against all kinds of greed. (Jesus) The habit of having to have things we don’t need, is likely greed. Greed can also infest our spiritual lives.

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 9

Imaginative Visions: Part Five

Teresa compares the Imaginative Vision to Paul’s experience on the Damascus Road. The first thing we notice is the suddenness of the Vision followed by immediate peace and calm. The soul also receives instruction or revelation directly from the Lord. Teresa

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 9

Imaginative Visions: Part One

Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Nine We’re discussing an overall theme of “raptures of the soul”. Teresa says, these raptures “carry the soul out of its senses”.  And even though we’re carried out of our senses, “the soul has never

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 9

Flight of the Spirit: Authenticity

Sixth Mansions: Chapter Five Flight of the Spirit: Part Five In Chapter Four of the Sixth Mansions of the Interior Castle we learned about “raptures of the soul”. Teresa says these raptures “carry the soul out of its senses”. She also refers

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