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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 "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."

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

3 "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."

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

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

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

7 "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."

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

9 "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."

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

11 "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

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

13 "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'

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

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

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

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

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 "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."

20 "The divine is always present – always."

21 "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."

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

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

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

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite