Entering the Castle
Caroline Myss is a renowned author, intuitive healer, “motivational teacher and popular theologian [who] has created a transcendent work of unique insight and revelation in Entering the Castle. A highly original inner path to self-knowledge, the Castle is also the road to spiritual knowledge of God and your own soul. In fact the soul is your spiritual castle and doing interior soul work helps you find your path in the world.” (from the back cover)
The Interior Castle
Dr. Myss has taken St Teresa of Ávila’s meditation text, The Interior Castle, and made it a modern self-help process. In doing so, she has passed along to the world a way to find one’s inner self. It seems to have a precedence in the Inner Guide Meditation, but the difference is in the way the castle has three lower floors and four higher ones. It’s the equivalent of working through one’s chakra issues.
(From) A Far Too Personal Preface
I believe that the divine is everywhere and exists within even the most intimate details of our lives. All that we experience today has its purpose in tomorrow’s events; sometimes, the purpose is not evident for years of tomorrows. Yet, God prepares you for your spiritual journey, no matter how complicated, painful, or demanding it might become. For this reason, patience, trust, and faith must become constants for you; you cannot, and indeed you must not, even attempt to believe you know what is best for you. The divine will reveal its plan for you; you have to be open to receive it. (Page 3)
In My Experience
I heard Dr. Myss speak at Buckfastleigh in Devon, UK, in the early 1990’s. She’s a no-nonsense individual who responds to really good questions with really good answers.
She is also open to other people’s experiences and knowledge. I found her to be an inspiring person, who genuinely cares about others. But she is also private, which makes this book quite an eye-opener, at least for me.
I found the book in a local used book shop. It was probably the best $9 I’ve spent in a very long time.
Do you want to know what the Universe has in store for you? Seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened: let the drawbridge down and cross into your inner life. You will not regret it.