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An Unfamiliar Path

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Four Now during those days he went out to the mountain to pray; and he spent the night in prayer to God. (Luke 6.12) Some of us may have stumbled across the

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Simplicity

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Four The Interior Castle is a book about prayer and the intimacy we can have with Jesus Christ (“Spiritual Marriage”). The details of ascetic and mystical prayer can be complex theology. Therefore, Teresa

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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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The Second Sign a Direct Message Comes from God

Interior Castle – Sixth Mansions – Chapter 3 The Second Sign a Direct Message Comes from God In prior posts, we learned direct messages/personal revelation can come from God. Teresa says  these “locutions” must align with the scriptures. She also says

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 3