Over the past few years I've taken an interest in Caryll Houselander. My fear of being too influenced by feminine spiritual writers kept me from reading her works in the past, although her letters have helped me discover her genius. Anyway - I've decided I like her very much - and agree with her even more, although I have never read a book by her or about her. I'm more interested in her letters - there one encounters the person, very often without artifice.
I don't want to be part of her fan club or cult either. It is better to be poor, that way you only get what you need the most.
On that note, a couple of quotes from Wiki:
We go through life with dark forces within us and around us, haunted by the ghosts of repudiated terrors and embarrassments, assailed by devils, but we are also continually guided by invisible hands; our darkness is lit by many little flames, from night-lights to the stars. Those who are afraid to look into their own hearts know nothing of the light that shines in the darkness.
God’s will for you is to serve him, in his way, as he chooses now. It is only a want of humility to think of extreme vocations, like being a nun or a nurse, while you try to by-pass your present obvious vocation . . . Today you have to use what you have today, and do not look beyond it.
Learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, to be kind to yourself, by looking outwards to God, by accepting the fact that you are infinitely loved by Infinite Love, and that if you will only cease to build up notions of the perfection you demand of yourself, and lay your soul open to that love, you will cease to fear, and you will cease to be exhausted as soon as you stop fighting one part of yourself with another.