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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 choices you make are always and only motivated by either faith or fear."

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

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

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

5 "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."

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

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

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

9 "You are a container for God in this world."

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

11 "The divine is always present – always."

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

13 "This infinite and eternal self is the home of spirit in you and in each and every sentient being."

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

15 "The overall number of inner selves is but one." Ken Wilber, Foreword

16 "Each of us is enriched by the presence of God everywhere, in every blade of grass, in every beam of light, in every prayer, and in every truth in every scripture."

17 "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."

18 "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."

19 "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."

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

21 "Prayer is your way through darkness, prayer is your way into the light, prayer is your way to maintain your field of grace."

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

23 "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."

24 "From the second you incarnate, your soul is in dialogue with divinity, and it is expressing and experiencing its own divinity instinctively."

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite