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Intellectual Visions

Teresa of Avila notes three types of visions. The “corporeal vision” is one in which we see something with our eyes. The “imaginative vision” is where we see something with the “eyes of our souls”. There is also the “intellectual

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Locutions and the Spiritual Guide

Interior Castle – Sixth Mansions – Chapter 3 Locutions and The Spiritual Guide We need to distinguish “locutions” (direct messages/personal revelation) that come from God from messages coming from our imagination or the devil. Teresa teaches us locutions from God align

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The Third Sign a Direct Message Comes from God

Interior Castle – Sixth Mansions – Chapter 3 The Third Sign a Direct Message Comes from God In prior posts we learned direct messages/personal revelation can come from God. We learn about direct messages not only to discern present and

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The First Sign a Direct Message Comes from God

Interior Castle – Sixth Mansions – Chapter 3 First Sign a Direct Message Comes From God In our last post, we learned that direct messages from God will align with the scriptures. Teresa now provides us several signs to ensure

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When God Speaks to Us

Most of what I know about . . . God speaking to us, I learned from studying and putting into practice what Teresa says in Dwelling Place Six, Chapter Three. It is still, I think, the best treatment ever written

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