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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 "I believe that the divine is everywhere and exists within even the most intimate details of our lives."

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 divine within the details of your life is present in every second, every motion, every thought."

4 "We cannot stop our longing for the quest for a deeper spiritual experience, because the attraction to the divine is the most basic force of our lives. Kahlil Gibran called it 'life's longing for itself.'"

5 "You have a biological and spiritual need to experience the awe of the sacred."

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

7 "Spiritual sweetness flows eternally from a divine source, requiring no human engineering. The water is abundant and endlessly fills the basin – meaning you."

8 "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."

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

10 "The divine is always present – always."

11 "The inner self lives in a timeless, eternal now." Ken Wilber, Foreword

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

13 "Within the interior of your soul, God is present."

14 "We have a theology in our biology. It is instinctual, just as birds know their paths, beavers build dams, and whales communicate with one another. We are born with knowledge of natural laws, through which the divine reveals or animates its presence in our bones, blood, tissues – our cellular beings."

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

16 "The human soul is indeed made in the image and likeness of God."

17 "The wonder of love is its boundless capacity to heal, to bring forgiveness, to soothe the angry soul, to repair broken relationships, to make things right in all ways."

18 "Your soul is your divine essence, your eternal self. Imagine dying and completely ceasing to exist. You can't. You have a need to be eternal, and your soul is designed for it."

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

20 "The mystics reassure us, as the Buddha taught, 'On life's journey, faith is nourishment and virtuous deeds a shelter.'"

21 "The true self is aware of this ever-present, never-ending, eternal moment, through which all time passes." Ken Wilber, Foreword

22 "We want to touch the sacred and feel its energy, to connect to it personally and to connect to it through our purpose. The divine calls to us through places, actions, and objects, constantly seducing us."

23 "The true self in each and every one of us is the true self that Jesus of Nazareth realized – 'I and the Father are one.'" Ken Wilber, Foreword

24 "Your cell tissue is part of everything and everything lives within you, from the smallest spinning particle of energy, to a breathing tree in the forest, to the collective consciousness of all nations."

25 "Pray to be open to the experience of divine love."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite