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1 "Focus your attention on your heart, deep within the chamber of your heart. This is the place where your Higher Self, your Buddhic self, holds a vigil for you with such tenderness, such profound understanding and such deep desire to heal you." Quietly Comes the Buddha: Awakening Your Inner Buddha Nature (Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

2 "The experience of wonder, enchantment, and the divine are central to health." The Ancestral Mind: Reclaim the Power (Gregg D. Jacobs, Ph.D.)

3 "The possibilities of human nature have customarily been sold short. Since this inner nature is good or neutral rather than bad, it is best to bring it out and to encourage it rather than to supress it. If it is permitted to guide our life, we grow healthy, fruitful and happy……even though denied, it persists underground forever pressing for actualization." Toward A Psychology of Being (Abraham Maslow)

4 "One needs to cultivate the awareness of the things of joy and happiness and not only register the things of sorrow and difficulty." The Unfinished Autobiography (Alice A. Bailey)

5 "Here is a key idea: stop thinking of your dark nights [of the soul] as problems and begin to see them as opportunities for change." Dark Nights of the Soul, A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life's Ordeals (Thomas Moore)

6 "The Lord of all Love is with you, especially in your pain, fear and uncertainty." The Light of Love (Patricia Devlin)

7 "It is God who acts always, acts close, acts within us and through us in spite of ourselves." A Retreat With St. Bonaventure (Leonard J. Bowman)

8 "Your trials did not come to punish you, but to awaken you." Paramahansa Yogananda The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

9 "A species of magical power capable of transforming even brute matter dwells in the human mind." 'Psychology and Alchemy' Collected Works (Carl Jung)

10 "If we are willing to view the dark night of the soul as a spiritual opportunity, an initiation into a new life, we can awaken to a new reality….dark nights can be great awakeners of faith, love, compassion, and the recognition that we are more than our bodies." Seven Paths to God, The Ways of the Mystic (Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.)

11 "Life penetrates everywhere; there is no place without life. Remembering this force, life comes. Thus a human being is one with life, has life and is effective in life whenever he wants." Lectures on the I Ching: Constancy and Change (Richard Wilhelm)

12 "Be of good cheer, for there is no true defeat of the human spirit; there is no final extinction of the divine in man, for divinity ever rises triumphant from the darkest pit of hell." The Destiny of the Nations (Alice A. Bailey)

13 "Everyone should breathe in the divine Breath of Life with all his heart and sing his song of thanksgiving no less regularly than do the birds." The Finding of the Third Eye (Vera Stanley Alder)

14 "Divine light is instantly present the second we slip into darkness." Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul (Caroline Myss)

15 "The way through the present crisis is to learn to understand ourselves." The Transforming Mind (Laurence and Phoebe Bendit)

16 "Ever turn away from the imperfections of your neighbour and centre rather your attention upon your own short-comings in order to correct them and become wise." H. P. Blavatsky Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony (Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)

17 "Chaos is a friend and a teacher and an integral part or prelude to new birth. Therefore, it is not to be feared or compulsively controlled." A New Reformation: Creation Spirituality and the Transformation of Christianity (Matthew Fox)

18 "The feeling of aloneness should be transmuted and superseded by the certainty of all-oneness." Saint Germain on Alchemy (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

19 "Universal fellowship needs to be cultivated." The Kingdom of the Shining Ones (Flower A. Newhouse)

20 "Suffering is an occasion for wisdom, and wisdom is an essential ingredient in happiness." Heaven, The Heart's Deepest Longing (Peter Kreeft)

21 "When you are fully gentle, without arrogance and without aggression, you see the brilliance of the universe. You develop a true perception of the universe." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

22 "You may fall to the lowest depths, heaven forbid, but no matter how low you have fallen, it is still inappropriate to give up hope. The ability to return to God surpasses everything, and so there is no room for despair. Even sins can be transformed into virtue; even your failings and shortcomings can be brought back to God." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

23 "Your purpose is not only to know and experience Who You Really Are, but to CREATE Who You Next Will Be. It is your function to re-create yourself anew in every single Moment of Now, in the next grandest version of the greatest vision you ever held about Who You Are. This is the process you have called evolution." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

24 "There is no conflict between inner development and contributing to the larger good of humanity; in fact, an individual can develop fully only if he or she takes part in a larger work of this kind." Inner Christianity, A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition (Richard Smoley)

25 By conforming perfectly to one's dharma (duty), as do the various animal species to theirs, the plants to theirs, and the sun, the moon, the planets, and the stars to theirs, one at once supports the universe and is supported by it." Inner Reaches of Outer Space, Metaphor as Myth and as Religion (Joseph Campbell)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite