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Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul
Caroline Myss
Using St. Teresa of Avila's imagery of the Soul as an interior castle, the author guides us from room to room of this inner castle, preparing us for the ultimate encounter with God and our own divinity.

1 "The divine is always present – always."

2 "We have been secretly fed from beyond space and time. That's why we look for something more than this." Rumi, 'The Soul of Rumi'

3 "The soul is…the force of endless resurrection; the soul is like a fire that never goes out."

4 "There is a divine purpose that moves in tandem with every event in your life."

5 "So seamlessly does the world, sacred and profane, arise in one piece that I can find no boundary – anywhere in the entire universe." Ken Wilber, Foreword

6 "Divine light is instantly present the second we slip into darkness."

7 "Every second offers a choice either to channel grace or to withhold it."

8 "Every single action generated by every life form affects the whole of the universe."

9 "Open your soul to the wisdom and truth in all traditions."

10 "Even though you may not think you see or hear him, God is always present."

11 "The world is not in the hands of greedy politicians or terrorists or corporate moguls or fundamentalists praying for Armageddon. The world is in the hands of God."

12 "Your soul is a vessel of sacred graces: compassion, harmony, wisdom, love, endurance, humor, patience, healing, and vision….these are the essence, the building blocks of your highest potential."

13 "Heaven has a design and plan far greater than what can be shown to any human being. All that is within the vast scope of creation has a purpose known to God, including each human life."

14 "Begin to dedicate daily prayer to those who have harmed you, to those who do not pray for themselves, and to the well-being of the human community."

15 "The soul is essentially a vessel of love."

16 "You are watched over and guided down to the smallest detail of your life."

17 "See God in everything. Appreciate the presence of the divine in the details of your life every day."

18 "Your role is to empower the life you have and the person you are – and the person you could be – with the energy of grace that listening to your soul gives you."

19 "Teresa of Avila observed, 'God lives also among the pots and pans', in other words in our daily actions."

20 "According to the mystics, the closer you get to your true self, the greater the sense of infinite freedom." Ken Wilber, Foreword

21 "The human soul is the essence of divinity itself."

22 "Of all the many gifts in life that bring joy and grace to the soul, among the greatest is the choice to see the people in our lives as gifts from God."

23 "You are part of the one collective soul of all species on the planet."

24 "Always, beyond the darkness, God's greater plan is in motion. That is the truth you need to trust."

25 "Do not presume that your prayers are not answered, because they are. It is up to you to receive and listen. Practice silence and contemplation as a means of continually attuning to the one clear voice of the divine that is present within your soul."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite