I've been reading on St. Teresa recently. She says:
as water penetrates and is drunk in by the sponge, so, it seemed to me, did the Divinity fill my soul
Does that mean that God is present in the world as water is present in a sponge? (Because the world is present in St. Teresa as in any human being and God fills St. Teresa's soul therefore God is present in the world as water in a sponge)
That strikes me as a little bit non-Christian but rather and again demon-like Japanse style (see Totoro here). Does that mean that the mystics do not have Faith crystal clear but rather obscured by their mysticism and/or feelings? Because how a Lord can be water? How then can he come and judge and, more importantly, how can I then say I have no other gods but My Lord? Because water here is no different from water over there (or differences are not relevant).
Please help me understand.