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1 "Each one of us is linked by all the material, organic and psychic strands of his being to all that surrounds him. Not only is he caught up in a network, he is carried along, too, by a stream. All around us, in whatever direction we look, there are both links and currents." Writings in Time of War (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

2 "Individuals can affect the world by becoming a model or an example in their small circle of influence. Just as a rock thrown into a pond causes ripples to gradually keep going out until eventually they are very small, so our acts influence the ecology of the entire human race…..We are all part of one another and so, interwoven; it's a kind of divine architectural ecology that encompasses us all and cannot be violated." Stephen R. Covey, Ph.D., 'Love Enough For All' Handbook for the Heart, Original Writings on Love (Richard Carlson and Benjamin Shield, editors)

3 "Nothing occurs in the world that in some way does not affect us all. Even the most insignificant act we perform will have some effect upon the world." Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human (Leo F. Buscaglia, Ph.D.)

4 "A person of wisdom and generosity can lift the entire level of behavior around him by the assumption of goodness that he projects upon his associates. He looks upon what he finds good in them with love, and they are favorably affected." Creative Vision for Art and for Life (Richard Guggenheimer)

5 "Like the tides of the sea and the currents of the air, all energy moves in rhythmic flow. Patterns of energy-flow between and among people must sooner or later recycle through the planet and in the process be assimilated and outplayed by the forces of nature." Saint Germain's Prophecy for the New Millennium (Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

6 "Nothing is isolated, nothing is either small or profane, since the humblest consciousness partially includes the destinies of the Universe and cannot improve itself without improving everything around it." Letters to Two Friends: 1926-1952 (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

7 "Bringing together the laws of science and the truths of mysticism, Integral Philosophy contemplates the cosmic whole as a superorganic unity and self-harmonizing system of divergent forces." Haridas Chaudhuri, 'The Meaning of Karma in Integral Philosophy' Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony (Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)

8 "In the circle of life all things are present and connected." Manual for the PeaceMaker (Jean Houston with Margaret Rubin)

9 "The history of nature has to do not just with individual, finite, imminently perishable being, but with an imperishable basis of all that can be seen, which unites it all and gives it soul. It teaches a love which loves in all things, a universal soul which sets everything, even that which is most remote and apart, in a living interplay that gives to all that can be seen, from the firmament of heaven to the ephemeral insect, one rhythm of time and law of life." G. H. Schubert, 'Allgemeine Naturegeschichte', 4 Modern Esoteric Spirituality (Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, editors)

10 "I do think we're all connected. When a part of society does something special, there are ripples." Rosalie Bertell, Grey Nun of the Sacred Heart Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

11 "The whole of humanity advances, however slightly, as each single human being progresses upon the spiritual pathway." Call to the Heights, Guidance on the Pathway to Self-illumination (Geoffrey Hodson)

12 "Great seers from mystical traditions suggest that what we experience every day is a projected reality where events and things only 'appear' to be separate in space and time. In the deeper realm we are all members of the same body, and when one part of the body moves, every single part of that body is instantly affected." Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire (Deepak Chopra)

13 "Archetypal images feel basic, necessary, and generative. They are connected to something original….They seem to give energy and direction. Archetypal images give rise to associations and lead us to other images; and we therefore experience them as having resonance, complexity, and depth. They feel universal." Mirrors of The Self, Archetypal Images That Shape Your Life (Christine Downing, editor)

14 "Dig deep enough and we see that what present themselves to us as free-standing, independent objects actually float on webs of relationships. Networking is the way the world works." Cleansing the Doors of Perception (Huston Smith)

15 "The power of one mind can shine into another, because all the lamps of God were lit by the same spark. It is everywhere and it is eternal." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

16 "The most trivial tasks we have to carry out and the most trivial experiences that come our way are woven together with world events. Once this interconnection becomes clear to us…we will enter our daily round of activities with new and increased strength, because now we know that all our work and all our suffering are work and suffering for the sake of a great, spiritual, cosmic interrelationship." How To Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation (Rudolf Steiner)

17 "Universal brotherhood means not merely a sentimental or political brotherhood; it means that we are all of one common cosmic or spiritual origin, and that what affects one affects all." Wind of the Spirit (G. dePurucker)

18 "You have the ability to affect an entire universe by affecting one soul." Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

19 "So far as I can grasp the nature of the collective unconscious, it seems to me like an omnipresent continuum, an unextended Everywhere. That is to say, when something happens here at point A which touches upon or affects the collective unconscious, it has happened everywhere." C. G. Jung: Letters, 1906-1950 (Gerhard Adler and Aniela Jaffe, editors)

20 "We find in the Bible the words: 'In Him we live and move and have our being.' This is the statement of a fundamental law in nature, and the enunciated basis of the relation which exists between the soul, functioning in a human body, and God. It determines also…the relation between soul and soul. We live in an ocean of energies. We ourselves are congeries of energies, and all these energies are closely interrelated and constitute the one synthetic energy body of our planet." Esoteric Psychology II (Alice A. Bailey)

21 "St. John of the Cross was struck by what we might call a symphonic oneness seen as a result of the divine light. Each being gives 'voice to what God is in it', and all of them together produce a marvelous harmony." Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel - on Prayer' (Thomas Dubay, S.M.)

22 "(Humanity) as a whole is now coming into an era wherein the mind is becoming a potent factor; many are learning to hold the mind steady in the light, and consequently are receptive to ideas hitherto unrecognised. If a group of minds can be so drawn together and fused into an adequate synthesis, and if they (in their individual and daily meditation) keep focussed towards that which can be apprehended, great concepts can be grasped and great ideas intuited. People can train themselves – as a group – to think these intuited ideas of the true and the beautiful and of the Plan into manifested existence, and thus a creation of beauty, embodying a divine principle, can be built." Esoteric Psychology I (Alice A. Bailey)

23 "Perfect love casts out fear. Perfect love is right within you, ready to be sent forth in ever-widening circles. Learn how to release that perfect love within that casts out fear." Drawing the Larger Circle, How to Love and Be Loved (Jack and Cornelia Addington)

24 "Healthy individuals make their culture more healthy. Improving individual health is one approach to making a better world." Toward A Psychology of Being (Abraham Maslow)

25 "The peace of the awakened individual spreads, not only through acts of goodness but by pulsating outward like radio waves through prayer, meditation and the pure emanations of the soul." Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite