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Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire
Deepak Chopra
The theme of this book is that, in the realm of pure potential, we are connected to everything that exists and everything that is yet to come.

1 "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."

2 "All living cells have a cellular consciousness and are able to communicate with other cells of the same or other species even when they are a distance apart. Moreover, this communication is instantaneous."

3 "In truth, every single person IS the whole universe. You are the infinite, seen from a specific, localized point of view."

4 "Synchronicity is choreographed by a great, pervasive intelligence that lies at the heart of nature, and is manifest in each of us through what we call the soul."

5 "There is only one eternal moment – an eternal love, spirit, or consciousness – that constantly becomes seer and scenery."

6 "The One entered into the many, and became the Self of each. The beings of all things are the One, and that One is the subtle essence of all that exists." Chandogya Upanishad

7 "Archetypes are life models, images and ideas that guide the direction of your life toward your soul's ultimate destiny."

8 "The whole universe is one reality, and that reality is pure consciousness. Pure consciousness is absolute existence. It is One that is not followed by a Second." Chandogya Upanishad

9 "The core of my being is also the core of your being, and the core of all beings."

10 "We are all constantly sharing portions of our energy fields, so all of us, at this quantum level, at the level of our mind and our selves, are all connected. We are all correlated with one another."

11 "At the spiritual level, the past and the future and all the different probabilities of life exist simultaneously. Everything is happening all at once."

12 "Each and every one believes it is their personal local 'I' that is doing something, but in the larger scheme, all these different local minds are actualy co-arising and co-creating each other, through the intent of the nonlocal mind. The trees must breathe so I can breathe. The rivers must flow so that my blood can circulate. In the end, there's only one exuberant, abundant, eternal, rhythmic, inseparable 'I'."

13 "Your Self is simultaneously localized in your body and pervading the entire universe."

14 "Love is the ultimate force at the heart of the universe."

15 "Don't stand by my grave and weep, for I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond's glint on snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn's rain. In the soft hush of the morning light I am the swift bird in flight. Don't stand by my grave and cry, I am not there…I did not die." Unknown Native American author

16 "According to many of the great spiritual traditions, one of the great truths is that 'I am the other.' Without the other, we would not exist. Your soul is the reflection of all souls."

17 "Archetypes are perennial themes that reside at the level of the collective, universal soul. These themes are representations of our collective soul's yearnings, imagination, and deepest desires. These themes have existed forever. We see them in the writings of ancient cultures, in literature throughout the ages. Their shapes shift depending on where we are in history, but their core remains the same."

18 "The inner nature of every being, no matter how evil it may seem to be, is love, and this essential quality can always be revealed by unmasking our own love. Love, therefore, is not a mere sentiment; it is the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation."

19 "Beyond your physical self, beyond your thoughts and emotions, there lies a realm within you that is pure potential….This part of you is interwoven with everything else that exists, and with everything yet to come."

20 "Archetypes are vital to understanding and defining who we are, individual expressions of a collective consciousness."

21 "In any one thing you behold, indeed in every conceivable thing you can imagine, there also exists the latent potentiality for all things – for absolutely everything. The whole universe is contained in every point just as the whole ocean is reflected in every drop within its depths."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite