A Short Summary of Mystical Theology
- by Philip St. Romain; all rights reserved
- Just as the body is already in the soul and the soul in the body, so, too, God is already in the soul, and the soul in God.
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- God is always present to the soul, giving it life, loving it, attempting to lead it to become what God has created it to be.
- Attachments and addictions create disturbances in the soul which prevent one from knowing God's presence and responding to the leadings of the Holy Spirit.
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- Nevertheless, even in this state of disturbance, one can begin to relate to God in whatever way is most meaningful. Jesus Christ is God's invitation to a return to full union.
- By loving God and others while dropping attachments and addictions, the false self will be put to death and the True Self born. This is a painful process--a cross which heals the soul.
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- Through the dark nights of transformation, the soul is drawn into deeper and deeper realms of silence which transcend thought and feeling. Here, God's presence is known intuitively, and the soul becomes increasingly free to follow the leadings of the Spirit without being disturbed by attachments, addictions, and other worldly influences.
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- Thus it is that the soul is divinized, or made able to know God as Christ knows God. This is the fruit of the spiritual journey, and the reason for which we were created.
- see http://shalomplace.com/theosis/index.html
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