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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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Posted in 7th Mansions - Chapter 4

Should I Worry About Sin?

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Book Four Background Discussions about sin can cause various reactions. Some intuitively recognize there should be appropriate guilt for doing something wrong (e.g. immoral, unjust, unfair). But, for others, the word “sin” surfaces a

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Posted in 7th Mansions - Chapter 4

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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Posted in 7th Mansions - Chapter 1

Judging Others (Intellectual Visions: Part Six)

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Eight An Intellectual Vision can transform a person’s life. But, this can lead the recipient of the vision or others to believe the recipient “is better than the others” because of the

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 8

Sorrow for Our Sins: Part One

Create in me a clean heart, O God,      and put a new and right spirit            within me. We damage our relationships with God and others through our sins. Sorrow for our sins is

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 7