The Interior Castle
Your journey to gratitude and peace of mind
There are some things you simply won't think about. You've shut them away and pretend they no longer exist. You tell yourself that you've already dealt with that issue, that pain, that relationship. You've grown beyond it. It no longer bothers you. Why then can't you speak of it? Why do you become breathless when someone reminds you of it? Has it affected the decisions you're making now?
There's a quote from St Teresa of Avila, "I began to think of the soul as if it were a castle made of a single diamond or of very clear crystal, in which there are many rooms...“
What have you locked away in the rooms of your castle?
There comes a time when everything must be laid bare; dusted, cleaned, cherished or thrown away. In this process, the new may become old and something old may be found to have great value. As each space is cleared, the air becomes fresher, the light shines brighter and you free yourself, to be grateful and at peace.
In this steppe, you journey to the castle of your soul.
Thank you for beginning this journey of Understanding! I'm Lorraine Villaroel, owner and Facilitator here at The Interior Journey. A lifetime of journaling and countless hours of solitude and silence, brought me to a place of deep awareness of my ignorance and my immense capacity for self-delusion. But, in this place of darkness, I also discovered the deep, all embracing Presence of God and a quiet whisper that I learned to recognise as my Inner Voice. And my calling soon became clear, Live in the Spirit, Follow the Spirit and Share the Revelation. I created The Interior Journey in response to that calling. Here, you'll learn the power of journaling. I'll also share with you my personal journal reflections. I'll share my deepest hurts, my joy and yes, the revelations, so that your journey may be easier, so that you too may uncover your voice and awaken the Power that is within you.