Disciples who work to attract celestial fire know that this fire will only come to a place that has been especially prepared for it.
Such disciples work tirelessly to purify and sanctify this place, which is of course within themselves.
Through meditation, prayer, and the daily practice of the virtues, they build a dwelling of pure, luminous matter so that the fire may recognize its own quintessence, and be drawn to it. In Christian tradition, this celestial fire is called the Holy Spirit, and the feast of Pentecost celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’ disciples in the form of flames or tongues of fire.
It was then that they received the gifts of healing, prophecy and speaking in tongues, because the Holy Spirit never comes alone. It is accompanied by angels, archangels, a whole heavenly hierarchy, and numerous servants of nature that make their dwelling in human beings in the form of talents, faculties and virtues.
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