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Tools for Spiritual Growth

Summary of Mansions 1-3 Before we move to the fourth Mansions of the Interior Castle, here is an overview of Mansions 1-3. I summarized the main ideas under three headings: The Metaphor Critical Elements Additional Tools (for our Spiritual Growth). The

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Overview of the Second Mansions

The soul will certainly suffer great trials at this time, especially if the devil sees that its character and habits are such that it is ready to make further progress: all the powers of hell will combine to drive it

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Start Small, Repeat Daily

[R]ecollection cannot be begun by making strenuous efforts, but must come gently, after which you will be able to practice it for longer periods at a time. So I will say no more about this now, except that it is

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Mentors

Perseverance Part II It is a very great thing for a person to associate with others who are walking in the right way: to mix, not only with those whom he sees in the rooms where he himself is, but

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Habits

[E]verything is ruined by the vain habits we fall into and the way everyone else follows them! (Teresa of Avila: Second Mansions) Do you not know that in a race all runners compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in

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