A lucid dream begins at the moment you become aware that you are dreaming, and fully conscious of the experience even though your body is asleep. In lucid, as well as in semi-lucid dreams, the Holy Spirit may choose to speak personally with our soul. In her intimate autobiographical account, Maria Isabel Pita shares how she was led home to Christ through lucid dreaming as a spiritual practice.
Lucid Dreams and the Holy Spirit is a compelling, contemporary story of the age-old mystery of God’s pursuit of Man, charting Maria’s journey through the extraordinary experiences she recorded, and the insight and direction she drew from them as, dream by dream, her soul was guided along a path in keeping with Christian mystical tradition.
“There are four distinct ways of looking at the process of spiritual formation… The third perspective, more feminine in its tone and experience, is the way of spiritual espousal and often employs bridal imagery. Here, spiritual formation is experienced as God the lover seducing, wooing and trying to win the heart of the beloved who is the believer.” – Albert Haase, Athanasius: The Life of Anthony of Egypt (Classics in Spiritual Formation)
“God does not bestow these favors on certain souls because they are more holy than others who do not receive them, but to manifest His greatness, as in the case of Apostle Paul and Mary, and that we may glorify Him in His creatures… There is no danger here of shocking those for whom I am writing by treating such matters, for they know and believe that God gives even greater proofs of His love. I am certain that if any one of you doubts the truth of this, God will never allow her to learn it by experience, for He desires that no limits should be set to His work. Therefore, never discredit them because you yourselves are not led in the same manner.” – Saint Theresa of Avila, Interior Castle