Contemplation as Seen by the Old Self and the New

Edith

Into them he pours his divine light and life. But because this light unceasingly annihilates all that stands in his way, they experience it first as night and death. This is the dark night of contemplation, the death on the cross for the old self… The progressive collapse of nature gives more and more room to the supernatural light and to divine life… Thus a new “incarnation” of Christ takes place in Christians, which is synonymous with a resurrection from death on the cross: the new self.
Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

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2 thoughts on “Contemplation as Seen by the Old Self and the New

  1. Thank you , chit! Even if I haven’t started reading this I know very well that this is what I need in order to further understand our current lessons in TP 2.

    I really appreciate and thank you for sharing me again these topics on contemplation! God bless you always! Love, Lillian Sent from my iPad

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