To come to be what you are not
you must go by a way in which you are not.

– St John of the Cross

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Well now let’s get back to our castle with its many dwelling places. You mustn’t think of these dwelling places in such a way that each one would follow in file after the other; but turn your eyes toward the centre, the royal chamber. The soul is capable of much more than we can imagine, … Continue reading

Now then let us deal with the divine and spiritual marriage…In the spiritual marriage, there is still much less remembrance of the body because this secret union takes place in the very interior centre of the soul, which must be where God himself is… What God communicates here to the soul in an instant is … Continue reading

One has to follow this method… this method of emptyingthe faculties of their natural occupations to make room for illumination. Remain alone in a loving awareness,without particular considerations,in interior quiet,without the acts and exercises of the faculties.Remain only in general loving awareness,without any particular knowledge or understanding. The preparation for this union is not an … Continue reading

Oh, what a sheer grace it is for the soul to be freed from the house of its senses! This fortune, in my opinion, can only be understood by the person who has savoured it. For then a person will become clearly aware of the wretched servitude and the many miseries suffered when subject to … Continue reading

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