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1 "Everything is linked to the presence of God in every moment." Living Buddha, Living Christ (Thich Nhat Hanh)

2 "The way to seek God is ever to be doing good in God." Spiritual Canticle (St. John of the Cross)

3 "All mystical thinkers agree in declaring that there is a mutual attraction between the Spark of the Soul, the free divine germ in man, and the Fount from which it came forth." Mysticism (Evelyn Underhill)

4 "God fills up the whole creation, for he is in all, and all is in him." Isis Unveiled (Helena P. Blavatsky)

5 "God must be the Father of the soul before the soul can become, in a profound symbolical and mystical sense, the Mother of God." Lamps of Western Mysticism (Arthur Edward Waite)

6 "The purpose of life on earth is to come to unitive knowledge of the Divine Ground." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

7 "The holy spark of the divine nature within (humanity) has a natural, strong, and almost infinite tendency or reaching after that eternal Light and Spirit of God from whence it came forth. It came forth from God, it came out of God, it partakes of the divine nature, and therefore it is always in a state of tendency and return to God." William Law, 'The Spirit of Prayer' The Mystic Way - A Psychological Study in Christian Origins (Evelyn Underhill)

8 "Man must know something of God's nature and of metaphysical processes if he is to understand himself and thereby achieve gnosis of the Divine." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

9 "You cannot separate your Self from your Creator, Who created you by sharing His Being with you." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

10 "The presence, the participation of God, His being in the midst of us, His dwelling within us, are all approximate expressions of His intimacy with us…We may say that in Him is our life, our activity, our being." Don Luigi Sturzo (1871-1959), Italian social reformer The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics (H. A. Reinhold, editor)

11 "The universe, God, is within. You are His. Your communion with the cosmic forces of nature, your communion with your Creator, is your birthright! Be satisfied with nothing less than walking with Him." Edgar Cayce A Million Years to the Promised Land (Robert W. Krajenke)

12 "God is everywhere and is therefore never in a particular place that is other than where we happen to be at each moment." Merton's Palace of Nowhere (James Finley)

13 "O all you who thirst! Know that you have not far to seek for the fountain of living waters; it springs close to you in the present moment….The present moment is the manifestation of the Name of God and the coming of his Kingdom." J. P. DeCaussade, 'Abandonment to the Divine Providence' Behold Your God (Agnes Sanford)

14 "You are pure capacity for God….God has a plan for you." A Tree Full of Angels (Macrina Wiederkehr)

15 "And this is the true end set before the soul, to take that light, to see the Supreme by the Supreme and not by the light of any other principle – to see the Supreme which is also the means to the vision, for that which illumines the soul is that which it is to see, just as it is by the sun's own light that we see the sun." Plotinus (203-269ad), Alexandrian Neo-Platonist The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics (H. A. Reinhold, editor)

16 “The presence of God is there for all.” The Letter To The Hebrews (William Barclay)

17 "The life of the Creator is in every created thing, for it is made of the very essence of His being." Sealed Orders (Agnes Sanford)

18 "The indivisible divine realm, beyond time, space, and matter, is always fully accessible to the visible universe and to every point in it, including human beings." Kenneth Stein, 'The Star-Gods of Neo-Platonism' The Inner West, An Introduction to the Hidden Wisdom of the West (Jay Kinney, editor)

19 "It is to be observed that the Word, the Son of God, together with the Father and the Holy Spirit, is hidden, in essence and in presence, in the inmost being of the soul." Spiritual Canticle (St. John of the Cross)

20 "You are always already one with Spirit and that awareness is always already fully present, right now. You are looking directly at Spirit, with Spirit, in every act of awareness. There is nowhere Spirit is not." Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber (Ken Wilber)

21 "I have never sought God in some far-off place, but within myself. It is in the depths of my own being that I commune with my God." Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul (Bl. Sister M. Faustina Kowalska)

22 "'Seek and ye shall find' is the fiat of the creative mind." Quietly Comes the Buddha: Awakening Your Inner Buddha Nature (Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

23 "In the centre of the heart dwells the true soul, the breath of God." Paracelsus, 'Liber Azoth' Collected Works (Carl Jung)

24 "We can meditate on a tree or a single flower, or walk in a forest or sit in the mountains, or look at the stars at night, and know that, in some mysterious way, we are looking into the face of God." Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God (James Finley)

25 "Man, the image and likeness of God, the very expression of God, is one with the Presence; but only his recognition of his oneness will bring unity into his experience." Drawing the Larger Circle, How to Love and Be Loved (Jack and Cornelia Addington)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite