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Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight
Shirley Nicholson

1 "We are connected with the universe at every level, and therefore we have a far richer potential than we have begun to express."

2 "We desperately need a unifying world view to help heal the world's endless fractures. What problems could not be solved by first considering the good of the whole, of the lives of all those on our planet, rather than special interests!"

3 "Life is a cyclic interplay of polar energies….The waning of the energy of one pole…is always associated with the waxing in strength of the other pole." Dane Rudhyar, 'The Pulse of Life'

4 "The vision of an emergent planetary culture involves the broadening and deepening of our individual and collective perspectives and assumptions so that we embrace ourselves as a species, as humankind, rather than as separate factions." David Spangler, 'Revelations: The Birth of A New Age'

5 "The coordination of wholes visible everywhere in nature – the intricate web of connections – is the outworking in the world of the basic unity from which it arises."

6 "Every capacity and ability destined to evolve in future mankind already lies latent within each of us now. Every potential of the One, of the Divine Mind, is present from the beginning, only awaiting the proper time and setting to emerge into manifestation. We have untold potentialities within."

7 "There is a harmonious structure in the universe itself, as displayed by its parts, a wholeness revealed in relationships. Interactions, interdependence, coherence characterize the world of nature, in which separate beings and parts mesh together into meaningful patterns and wholes, as in the functions of the organs of the body."

8 "Every atom and particle is imbued with Divine Mind, which energizes it to move to higher levels of organization."

9 "The metaphysical principles that inhere in the Transcendent One are reflected in us, as throughout the cosmos at every level."

10 "There is overwhelming evidence from the most diverse sources that we are interconnected, that we are all part of one whole, sharing at all levels."

11 "All the planes and principles of nature are already implanted in us. All that is needed for the fulfillment of evolution's long-range goals exists within us already, buried at some unconscious level of our being."

12 "In its depths the life in all that exists IS the One Life."

13 "We can try to universalize our attitudes towards others, experience each as an expression of the One Life at a particular level of unfoldment, and begin to actualize universal love and compassion. As we work consciously to develop our mental and spiritual capacities, we move in the direction of the whole cosmic evolutionary process."

14 "Throughout nature, levels of organization can be found in which greater beings are composed of smaller and smaller ones, with all the levels interpenetrating and relating in every possible way, binding all together into an integrated whole."

15 "Our being pulses with the ongoing process of the Great Breath."

16 "The archetypes serve as blueprints to guide the growing forms. They are like the perfect song on a conceptual level which individual singers bring into being in their unique way."

17 "Everything reflects and influences everything else."

18 "The Divine Mind underlies our being. We are at all times linked to Universal Mind, an ever-present, lawful background, which supports us and gives us life from within."

19 "Our being is enmeshed in endless ways with others and with our environment."

20 "The hexagons of the beehive and the turtle's shell, the ram's horn, the path of a moth all embody mathematical perfection."

21 "Platonic and Pythagorean theory, which posits a mathematical basis for the physical world, offers clues as to the outworkings of the archetypes and the Divine Mind."

22 "The archetypes precipitate as ever more complex forms in the material world in accordance with the cyclic development of consciousness….The sequential unfolding of the archetype's potential from simple to complex proceeds cyclically, according to an inner order."

23 "In the depths of our consciousness we are one with the Essence which permeates all."

24 "The heart is the dwelling place of that which is the Essence of the universe….If you draw aside the veils of the stars and the spheres, you will see that all is one with the Essence of your own pure soul." Farid al-Din Attar

25 "Evolution moves forward to produce ever more sensitive forms, through which greater degrees of consciousness and ever higher reaches of the Divine Mind can manifest."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite