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The Seven Human Powers: Luminous Shadows of the Self
Shirley J. Nicholson

1 "There is an inner direction and meaning that inheres at the transpersonal level in every life."

2 "Our little wills are encompassed by a universal, divine order."

3 "I believe, as did the Buddha, that to be ourselves and to find our way, we need to know who we are. Seeking self-knowledge is not a waste of time or selfishness but down-to-earth and practical. It has results in the world."

4 "The union of the separate Will with the one Will for the helping of the world is the goal which seems to be more worthy of reaching after than any the world can offer." Annie Besant, 'Study in Consciousness'

5 "Religious traditions generally consider that humans do have free will."

6 "There is only one consciousness in a cosmic sense." Saul-Paul Sirag, scientist

7 "Individual consciousness in its pure, unclouded state is one with God or the One Life that sustains the cosmos."

8 "We are each a microcosm of the great macrocosm, according to Theosophy and other wisdom traditions; the structure of our nature mirrors that of the universe."

9 "As human consciousness develops it grows more and more conscious of the universal consciousness in which it is grounded." Bede Griffith

10 "In our times, we are under the admonition at the entrance to the shrine of the Delphic oracle: 'Know thyself.'"

11 "Consciousness is the ground of being; it is the one and only, the absolute." Amit Goswami

12 "The Self of the universe and the Self of man are one, and in knowing the Self we know That which is at the root of the universe and of man alike." Annie Besant, 'Self and Its Sheaths'

13 "Spiritual and divine powers lie dormant in every human Being." H. P. Blavatsky, 'Key to Theosophy'

14 "We are one with a divine field of consciousness, with Brahman or God."

15 "At times when you are very quiet and when desire and emotion have become stilled, you can observe the quiet shaping of yourself from within – can see the form you are intended to take, the work you should do – your function in the environment and the scheme of things….it is a deep and intelligent observation of your own nature and propensities. When you have seen yourself clearly, then it stops all the speculation and striving, all the doubt and uncertainty….In the rarefied atmosphere of truth, your words, your thoughts, your acts will bring manifest form to that quiet vision." Virginia Tower

16 "Nothing can exist alone and isolated, but everything partakes in the being of all things. The Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh calls this connection among all things 'interbeing'."

17 "The individual center of consciousness is one with the universal, all-encompassing divine consciousness."

18 "One pervasive consciousness runs through us and everything else. As numberless ponds and even muddy puddles reflect the one moon, the light of consciousness in each of us has but one source."

19 "In the highest form of will, the personality and even the transpersonal self are inspired by the universal will, call it God or atma, for the good of the whole."

20 "At the level of pure consciousness…we are one with everything, a focus of that which is undivided and universal."

21 "Our deepest spiritual core is outside the sphere of individual selfhood. It is universal and impersonal, one with the divine or Brahman, the one essence of all."

22 "Even as the self knows itself as the transcendental subject, it expands and becomes all." V. K. Chari

23 "We are evolving toward the goal of conscious unity with all."

24 "There is an immortal center of being in us."

25 "Spiritual will is the transcendent principle within us which forms as it were the very heart and core of our being." T. K. Taimni

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite