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Act Now. Speak Later.

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Chapter Four Intellectual Visions An Intellectual Vision leaves a powerful impression in the “depths of the soul” but the actual event eludes description. The content of the Intellectual Vision is also much larger than the

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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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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 3

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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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 3

Dallas Willard and Teresa of Avila

The late Dallas Willard was a professor at the University of Southern California’s School of Philosophy. He wrote a number of influential Christian books including The Divine Conspiracy, The Spirit of the Disciplines, and Hearing God. Included in Willard’s contributions to

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 3

A Higher Flight

Summary: Sixth Mansions – Chapter One We learned about many exterior and interior trials in Chapter One of the Sixth Mansions. The first exterior trial comes from The Critics. Critics inflict damage through criticism, gossip, contempt, and lying. The second trial

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 2