So, I mentioned yesterday that I am avidly watching the videos of Caroline Myss and her workshop on “Entering the Castle” and did a bit of Googling about perhaps a study group on this topic. I found an interview with Caroline here where she talks about the work a bit. I thought it was interesting and wanted to share with you all what I am working on now. I suspect (through a few non-coincidences) that doing this work (and it really is inner soul work) is what I am to really “get” this time around. Having started the book while in Italy and then putting it aside, I see now that this is the right time. That was just a taste of it.
Without further ado, here are Caroline’s words:
Caroline: What is a mystic? What is the difference between an ordinary mortal and a mystic? A mystic is someone who is drawn into the experience of God – to experience the power and nature of God, whereas, others talk about the nature of God. The mystic crosses over the drawbridge into the castle – which is Teresa of Avila’s metaphor for the soul. The mystic actually experiences the power of God. Their soul becomes animated. They go from the theory of God, to the fact of God. They go from “I believe”, to “I know.”
It’s a very different level of power. That person is someone who becomes a container of grace, someone who knows exactly what it is to listen to their interior self and follow instructions and live their life from within, instead of from without.