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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 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."

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

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

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 "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."

6 "The divine is always present – always."

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

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

9 "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'

10 "When you wait in faith, all will be provided. And yes, it is difficult…and yes, it is splendid."

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

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

13 "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."

14 "The closer you get to your true self, the more you live in eternity; the more you live in the timeless present, which includes thoughts of the past, the present, and the future, all occuring in the timeless now." Ken Wilber, Foreword

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

16 "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."

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

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

19 "You are never without divine guidance; you are never outside the orbit of divine sight."

20 "The divine comprises the collective soul of humanity and all life."

21 "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

22 "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."

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

24 "Every prayer is heard in some way that is incomprehensible to our minds."

25 "The divine self is one with the all, given in grace and sealed in glory." Ken Wilber, Foreword

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite