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Intellectual Vision: Part Five

To authenticate the Intellectual Vision, Teresa tells us to look at the effects of the vision in our life. If these effects are not present, we should be suspect about the source of the vision. These effects include: Certainty about the

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 8

Something’s Always Wrong in Paradise

It’s important to break from the heretical idea that the spiritual life is going to be all “favors and consolations”. Teresa of Avila says some have enjoyed spiritual “favors and consolations . . . and think it would be a

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 7

Attentiveness

Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Six We’ve moved deep into the Interior Castle, but have not yet reached the Seventh Mansions “where in a wonderful way the soul never ceases to walk with Christ our Lord but is ever in

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Posted in 3rd Mansions - Chapter 1

Stalled

Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Seven We reach a level spiritual maturity and then stall. We try hard. We desire to move forward in love, but progress is limited or non-existent. Teresa says, “The soul is desirous of employing itself wholly

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 7

Meditate. On What?

I am the way, and the truth, and the life. (Jesus) The ways Jesus goes about loving and saving the world are personal: nothing disembodied, nothing abstract, nothing impersonal. Incarnate, flesh and blood, relational, particular, local. (Eugene Peterson: The Jesus

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 7