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Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions
Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.

1 "The source of timeless unconditional love, like the Buddha nature, lies hidden within, awaiting only our willingness to see."

2 "When we are willing to face our fear we may discover that behind the shadows and illusions runs a deep and all-pervading undercurrent of love."

3 "Freedom from fear lets us say yes to life. When we have seen past the shadow, everything can be perceived as grace."

4 "New perceptions of possibility for a sustainable society that envision a compassionate consciousness infusing the world, in which love is the unifying force that makes global reconciliation possible, need to be adopted by those who aspire to freedom."

5 "The phenomenal world of matter and individualized consciousness is the manifestation of a Divine Ground within which all creatures and partial realities have their being and apart from which they would not exist.'

6 "Reflect on all the love expressed by people everywhere who want to give and receive love. Feel the unconditional love of healers everywhere who want to relieve suffering wherever they find it. Remember that you are among them. You can find the source of infinite, healing compassion in the depths of your own heart."

7 "Esoteric wisdom teaches that death is not an end, but a transformation, and that death is followed by rebirth."

8 "Healing is a process of remembering, of reconnecting with our wholeness." Christina Grof, 'The Thirst for Wholeness'

9 "For the awakened soul perception is a mirror, and the play of light and shadow reveals the bright radiance of eternity."

10 "Eternity is not a very long time, but a point of awareness unbounded by space and time."

11 "The Ultimate Reality is at once Absolute and Infinite….It can only be known through the sun of the Divine Self residing at the center of the human soul." Seyyed Hossein, Islamic scholar, 'Knowledge and the Sacred'

12 "The circle is a symbol of wholeness, totality and individuation."

13 "Love expressed as altruism is found in all cultures, not only in social service and philanthropy, but among parents, teachers, healers, mentors, friends and lovers of all persuasions."

14 "By turning to the source of intuitive wisdom that can be found in the depths of the soul, we can discover a universal source of inspiration and renewal."

15 "In the psyche nothing is lost; everyone we have known becomes a part of our inner world."

16 "Nothing is excluded from the circle of wholeness."

17 "The soul comes to rest only in its true home, the Source of love."

18 "Ancient spiritual teachings say that wherever there is other, there is fear."

19 "The deeper we go into our own suffering and sorrow, the more we discover that the seeds of love and healing lie hidden under the pain."

20 "The divinity permeates existence."

21 "Love the beauty inside yourself and other people as much as the beauty of nature, light, color and sound perceived by the physical senses."

22 "We are all interdependent."

23 "The Self is one with Spirit, as the Source of all being."

24 "Reflect for a moment on the fact that any personal pain is only a microcosm of the suffering of humanity and life on earth. Everyone is in need of healing. All creatures experiencing birth, impermanence, old age, disease and death, encounter pain in some form….Be aware of your desire to extend love and relieve the suffering of the countless sentient beings in the world."

25 "The soul that empathetically identifies with both the pain and the joy of others begins to see that in the inner world we are not separate from each other. Peace and joy, no less than pain and sorrow, are shared, collective experiences. In the inner world it becomes clear that we can choose what we want to cultivate and that help is available."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite