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A Counseling Guide to the Interior Castle The title of this blog suggests a massive undertaking. To supply one with a complete narrative and counseling guide to St. Teresa’s Interior Castle would take volumes and would require one with an acute expertise of the writings of St. Teresa. While I encourage such a work, I am here to only highlight some ideas found in the Interior Castle that can be utilized in Christian Counseling. When a soul regains it spiritual sight, it naturally seeks entry into the castle of God. The key to this entry is prayer and meditation. St. Teresa emphasizes as a
Christian Counseling for Ash Wednesday As the Great Fast begins for the Western Church one is reminded of one’s own vulnerability and eventual death through Ash Wednesday. From the words ashes to ashes and dust to dust, one recalls one’s own finiteness and frail and fallen human nature. Christian spiritual directors should remind clients of this. The theological signficance is however greater than a mere reminder that one will not live forever. As the first day of Lent in the Western Church, its reminds one of the Sin of Adam and how that sin or Original Sin brought death into the world.