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The Now!

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Book Three When we reach the Seventh Mansions of the Interior Castle, God reduces or eliminates spiritual raptures and ecstasy. Teresa says, “I am amazed as well to see that when the soul

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Trying Too Hard

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Book Three The house was built with stone finished at the quarry, so that neither hammer nor ax nor any tool of iron was heard in the temple while it was being built.

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How to Conquer the World

Teresa of Avila: The Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Three What surprises me most of all now is that they have just as great a desire to serve him and that through them he be praised and that they may

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Blessings

Thus you will understand how important it is for you not to impede your Spouse’s celebration of this spiritual marriage with your souls, since this marriage brings so many blessings, as you will see.  (Teresa of Avila) As we enter

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Seventh Mansions

Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter One So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.  (Genesis 1.27) On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and

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