Wisdom Quotes

The Love that is Always Present

In this quote from The Chasm of Fire, Irina Tweedie explores the nature of love and how her understanding of it changed over time. But then she realises the consequences of the truth of that love: ’What is this stillness? Could it really be peace? Isn’t love the most peaceless state? I don’t remember having… Continue reading The Love that is Always Present

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Once you know the truth, you can’t deny it…

There comes a time in everyone’s life when you have no choice but to surrender to the overwhelming reality of the truth. Whether you’re a mystic or not, God will catch up with you eventually, as this nun explains in Contemplative Nuns Speak: “…Sometimes it has driven me to rebellion … and many a time… Continue reading Once you know the truth, you can’t deny it…

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The Glory and the Terror of belonging to God…

This is a quote from Chasm of Fire by Irina Tweedie where she explains the reality of the mystic path and the return to God. In truth, you never left and as she says, every thought, every act, every word, is His. If you’re on this path then be careful what you wish for –… Continue reading The Glory and the Terror of belonging to God…

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Julian of Norwich: the Motherhood of Christ

This extract from Revelations of Divine Love is from chapters 54 and 63 from the fourteenth revelation. Here Julian discusses the implications of the fact that there’s no real separation between us and God. She shows that it’s through Christ as our Mother that we are restored to our innate goodness through grace. “How exalted… Continue reading Julian of Norwich: the Motherhood of Christ

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Julian of Norwich: Nothing between God and the soul

This extract from Revelations of Divine Love is chapter 53 from the fourteenth revelation. Here Julian discusses how God created mankind and the difference in the creation of the body and the soul. She explains how the soul was created out of God himself – in the image of God – which is why there’s… Continue reading Julian of Norwich: Nothing between God and the soul

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Julian of Norwich: God is never angry

This extract from Revelations of Divine Love is chapter 49 from the fourteenth revelation. Here Julian discusses the impossibility of God ever being angry and how the soul can be united with God by finding peace within itself. “It was astonishing to me and I considered it carefully in later years that during these revelations… Continue reading Julian of Norwich: God is never angry