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1 "Still, the offer to love instead of fear remains. We can choose again, at any moment." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

2 "Whatever your trouble be….O children of a heavenly Father, be not afraid!" Cardinal John H. Newman (1801-1890) Daily Strength for Daily Needs (Mary Wilder Tileston, Compiler)

3 "Fear…is the great betrayer of Self." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

4 "We can lay aside our fears in order to perceive the safety and beauty that lies within our knowing." Spirit Guides (Iris Belhayes)

5 "We must become accustomed to cultivate fearlessness; a fearlessness that prepares us to face everything we encounter, and to come to terms with whatever the future might bring." Lectures on the I Ching: Constancy and Change (Richard Wilhelm)

6 "Perhaps you feel that having an intimate relationship with the Divine is beyond you, reserved for others….This is not so. It is part of our heritage; it is yours and mind to have. All we need do is learn how to let go of our fear, for fear maintains the barriers of separation." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

7 "Only absorption in the loving and knowing of the divine Ground can rid it [the mind] of all fear." The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

8 "Faith and faith's fruit, love, cast out fear. Jesus keeps telling His disciples, 'Fear not, only believe….why are you afraid, O you of little faith?' (Mark 5:36, Matthew 8:26)" Heaven, The Heart's Deepest Longing (Peter Kreeft)

9 "Whoever recognizes in atman (the Self) the unity of reality is free from fear. For fear arises when there is an other who poses a threat. But atman is knowledge, and for it there is no other that is not already essentially a self. Non-dulaity is freedom from fear." The Unity of Reality (Michael vonBruck)

10 "We must see with total clarity that what is not love is fear. And we must understand that every negative emotion therefore derives from fear." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

11 "Each of us has an inner room where we can visit to be cleansed of fear-based thoughts and feelings. This room, the holy of holies, is a sanctuary of spiritual light." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

12 "We are continually renewed and reborn whenever we drink fully and fearlessly from the cup of the wine of life." The Spiral Dance, A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (Starhawk (Miriam Simos))

13 "Faith is said to drive out fear, and so does love. And the Father-Creator of all watches over even the sparrow falling from the nest, so there is no need to fear." Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life (Matthew Fox)

14 "Fearlessness means being able to respond accurately to the phenomenal world altogether." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

15 "Memorise and use at all times, when swept by illusory fears and needless foreboding, the following formula or prayer: 'Let reality govern my every thought, and truth be the master of my life." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

16 "The way out of fear is simple. It is to remember – remember what it is you want to feel, what you want to have running through your mind, your emotions and your body. From that level the choices become very simple. Choose what you can do to let those around you sense their innocence, their purity and their beauty, and those very things will grow in you." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

17 "If God can be found in all things, then there is nothing at all that can happen to us that we need fear." Margaret Hebblethwaite, theologian and spiritual writer The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

18 "Love and fear are mutually exclusive." Tomorrow's God, Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge (Neale Donald Walsch)

19 "Truly, when a person discovers a foundation of fearlessness in the Self, in that which is invisible, formless, unlimited, and self-sufficient, then has he found true fearlessness." Taitiriya Upanishad The Upanishads, selections translated by Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell (Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell, translators)

20 "That which is feared also belongs to the wholeness of the self." C. G. Jung Tibetan Book of the Dead (W Y Evans-Wentz, translator)

21 "The Soul is immortal and fearless. The Soul is the fearless Eternal." The Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery (Cranston/Head, editors)

22 “Freedom from fear is contact with the Source.” Mary Within (David Richo)

23 "What is this perfect love which casts out all fear? Why, it is simply living in that part of our own self which is universal. It is becoming allied with the divine. Therein lies perfect peace, perfect harmony." Wind of the Spirit (G. dePurucker)

24 "When we close down in fear, the lifeforce energy cannot rise and bring us into the direct experience of God." Seven Paths to God, The Ways of the Mystic (Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.)

25 "Freedom from fear lets us say yes to life. When we have seen past the shadow, everything can be perceived as grace." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite