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1 "The destiny to which our human spirit tends is 'freedom': that high level of being, upon which life achieves reality and becomes the self-creative auxiliary of the divine." The Mystic Way - A Psychological Study in Christian Origins (Evelyn Underhill)

2 "There is the freedom to understand your own reality, to develop your abilities further, and to feel more deeply the nature of your own existence as a part of All That Is." Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul (Jane Roberts)

3 "Those who learn the truth about their own nature become free." The Ancient Wisdom (Annie Besant)

4 "The essence of love is freedom. Anyone who says they love you, and that they are looking out for you, will grant you freedom. It is as simple as that." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

5 "Real freedom is far from being a condition in which we are in absolute charge of ourselves according to the personal sefishness we exhibit. It is a state of willed discipline to the highest we know, a knowledge that is innate in the soul, and which, through the gift of faith, is made manifest in our lives." Summons to Life, Contemporary Christian Insights (Martin Israel)

6 "There IS order, but within this order there is freedom – the freedom of creativity, that characteristic of All That Is, that guarantees Its infinite becoming." Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul (Jane Roberts)

7 "Each personality is aware to some extent of the true freedom that belongs to its own inner consciousness." Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul (Jane Roberts)

8 "To be free, we have only to discover our true nature." Revelations: The Wisdom of the Ages (Paul Roland)

9 "The creation of the world is not only a process which moves from God to humanity. God demands newness from humanity; God awaits the works of human freedom." Nicolas Berdyaev The Coming of the Cosmic Christ (Matthew Fox)

10 "Every human person, created in the image of God, has the natural right to be recognized as a free and responsible being. All owe to each other this duty of respect." Catechism of the Catholic Church (Various)

11 "We shall not allow ourselves to think of our fellow human beings in any way that is incompatible with the profound respect due their dignity and freedom." How To Know Higher Worlds: A Modern Path of Initiation (Rudolf Steiner)

12 "By offering freedom you will be free." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

13 "The principle of freedom is a leavening energy which can permeate substance in a unique manner;….This principle of freedom is one of the attributes of Deity (like will, love and mind)." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

14 "You may, as the free shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer. It will be in your power to descend to the lower, brutish forms of life; you will be able, through your own decision, to rise again to the superior orders whose life is divine." Pico della Mirandola, 'Oration on the Dignity of Man' The Case for Reincarnation (Joe Fisher)

15 "When God fashioned us, He created us in His image with Free Will." Visions of Heaven, Hell and Purgatory (Bob & Penny Lord)

16 "A sense of inner freedom is achieved when the personal will is aligned to the Will of the Collective Source." Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

17 "Freedom of religion is a tenet of the law and of the Lord that allows for agreement in disagreement, whereby the children of God agree to disagree in love, in respect, and in honor for the many rays of the Son Consciousness that lead to the one path of the ineffable light." The Human Aura (Kuthumi and Djwal Kul)

18 "Nature implants in man as well as in every beast a passionate, inherent, and instinctive desire for freedom and self-guidance." The Secret Doctrine (Helena P. Blavatsky)

19 "The freedom of the individual might be defined as the preparedness to be formed by his own eidos, his inner image of wholeness which exists a priori in him. The more the individual becomes sensitive and receptive to his inner image, the more he becomes whole and 'healed'." Gerhard Adler (B. 1904), English Jungian analyst, 'Studies in Analytical Psychology' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

20 "Fundamentally, I believe history teaches us a categorical lesson: that once a people are determined to become free, then nothing can stop them from reaching their goal." Desmond Tutu (b. 1931), South African cleric, 'The Words of Desmond Tutu' The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

21 "Free will at its core is…the ability to bestow light." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

22 "Freedom is not absence of restraint and limitation but a particular, imaginative way of responding to these limitations, or using them to discover and invent." Return of the Goddess (Edward C. Whitmont, MD)

23 "Free will is the power of relishing the divine good which intellect makes known to it." Meister Eckhart (1260-1327) The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics (H. A. Reinhold, editor)

24 "Man has freedom of choice and thus the power to create." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

25 "According to the mystics, the closer you get to your true self, the greater the sense of infinite freedom." Ken Wilber, Foreword Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul (Caroline Myss)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite