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Spiritual Ecstasy and Suffering

Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Eleven Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink? (Jesus) The last chapter of the Sixth Mansions is about suffering in preparation for entering the Seventh and final Mansions of

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Truth

I have no greater joy than this, to hear that my children are walking in theĀ truth. (3 John) Immersed in Truth An Intellectual Vision immerses us in truth. It reveals previously hidden insights about God, the world, and self. This

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Navigating Through Distorted Spirituality

Navigating Through Distorted Spirituality Imaginative Visions: Part SevenĀ  There are many quality churches and effective spiritual leaders. But some churches distort spiritual work. Some appeal to popular taste to create cash flow or feed egos. Some give the devil space

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Discernment (Imaginative Visions: Part Six)

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Nine Imaginative Visions: Discernment for Spiritual Guides When a spiritual guide hears about a vision, she may be concerned about the source of the vision. Did it come from God? Did it

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Imaginative Visions: Part Two

Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Nine According to Teresa of Avila, Imaginary Visions present a “more profitable” vision than anything we’ve seen up to this point. But, the devil will “interfere more frequently” with these types of visions. This leaves

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