“The Devil” is our own creation. The evil spirit, in Ignatian language, is us falling into the trap of being blind to our weak points.
How can you use Marie Kondō’s tidying method to declutter your spiritual life. It’s simple Ignatian discernment.
Ignatian spirituality can be summed up in the few paragraphs at the beginning of the Exercises: sharing life with God and responding in gratitude to God’s gifts in freedom.
Ignatius offers some guidelines on eating and our relationship with food.
There are some who live lives of anger and hurt, and they seek to continue to feed their pain. This is a sign of the evil spirit or, in the language of Eckhart Tolle, the “pain-body”. They key is not identifying ourselves with it.
It is human nature to engage memory in bettering ourselves. Memory is an integral part of Ignatian spirituality and a primary way God speaks to us.
It’s a simple question that can help us uncover a more meaningful Christian life.
We’re quick to take action without first listening—really listening—to reality. There is a Truth that underlies all of reality, which we can only find in the pause and in the silence.
This question, in the Ignatian sense, moves us toward the love of God.