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1 "Everyone you meet is your mirror." Handbook to Higher Consciousness (Ken Keyes, Jr.)

2 "The world needs us to start extending wholeness, because that is what we are." A Course in Miracles - A Gift For All Mankind (Tara Singh)

3 "The Kingdom of God is not imminent but immanent; it is not 'among you', about suddenly to break like a thunderstorm, but 'within you', ready to be expressed the moment you understand your latent, common nature and how you must and can transcend your individuality, your egotism, which makes the world the obstacle it proves today to be to you." Gerald Heard (1889-1971), English author and philosopher, 'The Third Morality' The Choice Is Always Ours (Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)

4 "There are no others 'out there.'….There is only the Person in the unity of perfect love which is God." Merton's Palace of Nowhere (James Finley)

5 "Compassionate love…gradually releases humanity as a whole from bondage to the thought of separateness and to the seeming inevitability of conflict and war. It is a unifying power. It integrates the essential realities of individuals, groups, and nations by consuming in its fire the nonessentials which produce division and hatred. It seeks to reconstitute at the conscious level of mature personalities the primordial unconscious unity of the tribe state, and to reconstitute it in total inclusiveness. Tribal unanimity was exclusive of all other tribes; but transcendent love is boundary-transcending, culture-transcending, creed-transcending. Its goal is the 'One World' of a truly organized, global humanity." Occult Preparations for a New Age (Dane Rudhyar)

6 "If I put a person on a pedestal, I feel separated and somehow less than him or her. Likewise, if I look down on someone, for whatever reason, I separate myself. It is possible to see others on the same level, not looking up or down. When I do this I can see others as equally valuable parts of the whole fabric of reality of which we are all a tiny part." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

7 "The conditions of advance are these: global unity of mankind's noetic organisation or system of awareness, but a high degree of variety within that unity; love, with goodwill and full cooperation; personal integration and internal harmony; and increasing knowledge….We, mankind, contain the possibilities of the earth's immense future, and can realise more and more of them on condition that we increase our knowledge and our love." Julian Huxley The Phenomenon of Man (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

8 "Seek those new attitudes and those new creative approaches which will result not alone in the building of the individual, but also in the fusion of the many 'radiant strands' which will produce those 'connecting cables', speaking symbolically, which will relate the planetary centres and present the medium along which can pass the fiery will and the predetermined purpose of Deity. This will bring about the reconstruction of the manifested worlds, and in this task each and every one of you can have his share." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

9 "By revisioning, and therefore changing our consciousness, all of our personal and global relationships can be brought into harmony. The greatest challenge facing each of us is to take personal responsibility for living in harmony with all life forms and understanding the delicate web of connections between all life and the Earth." Mandala, Luminous Symbols for Healing (Judith Cornell, Ph.D.)

10 "We are inherently connected with all other beings on this planet. Within nature, we are all interrelated, inexplicably linked together to form the miraculous whole called earth. This awareness enables us to fulfill our destinies within the human collective – while contributing our uniqueness to the healing of the world." Helen Hunt, M.A., 'Living from the Heart' Handbook for the Heart, Original Writings on Love (Richard Carlson and Benjamin Shield, editors)

11 "The heart of humanity is sound and out of the present chaos and perhaps largely because of it, there will emerge those competent to deal with the situation and adequate to the task of unification and synthesis." A Treatise on White Magic (Alice A. Bailey)

12 "This I certainly believe: that now it is necessary for our survival to have an ecological awareness, a notion of the inter-dependence of all phenomena, the notion of the sisterhood and brotherhood between all people." Fritjof Capra, 'Spirituality and Social Values' American Theosophist, The (Dora Kunz, Executive Editor)

13 "It can seem as if the world is falling to pieces….and yet the call keeps coming, a call, I think, which is not so much to power as to community with all those others who are wounded, whose worlds or lives also seem to be falling apart, and yet who are actually – we must believe – giving birth to something new." Veronica Brady, Australian writer The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

14 "The coming together of the planet as one community cannot be stopped." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

15 "In the operation of any whole organism, every function is essential and valuable. There should be no question of 'superior' or 'inferior'….In an organic democracy every cell and organ – every individual and every healthfully operating group and situation – is equally important, necessary, and to be protected as well as valued." Occult Preparations for a New Age (Dane Rudhyar)

16 "United we stand, divided we fall." Aesop (620-560 bce), Greek author, 'The Four Oxen and the Lion' The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

17 "Today we are told that atoms are not impenetrable – they are more like bubbles than like billiard balls and their linking up is what forms molecules, whose linking up forms cells, whose linking up forms organisms, whose linking up forms communities. Behold! Now we have a basis in physics once again to honor community." One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from World Faiths (Matthew Fox)

18 "We must reorder all our perceptive faculties so as to emphasize the wholeness rather than the otherness. Before we can love our neighbor as our self, we must SEE our neighbor as our self." Beatrice Bruteau, 'The Unknown Goddess' The Goddess Re-Awakening: The Feminine Principle Today (Shirley Nicholson, Compiler)

19 "The atom, the molecule, the cell, the body, the community, the planet, the solar system – all are in intimate and necessary relation to each other….The greater could not exist without the smaller, nor the smaller without the larger system that shapes it." Theosophy, A Modern Expression of the Wisdom of the Ages (Robert Ellwood)

20 "We have a magnificent metaphor for the presence of love in our midst. Our fabulous technological ingenuity has created a world that is now linked by a pulsating electronic web, a global nervous system which demonstrates in a very concrete way that as a body of humanity we are all beautifully linked together, that we are all incredibly connected…… the real challenge now is for us to see that it is love that is truly the web of our connection, that we are all of a piece as human beings and spirits, that we share the same joys and woes, that we partake of the same eternal spiritual destiny." Daphne Rose Kingma, 'A Profound Infusion of Love' The Fabric of the Future (M. J. Ryan, editor)

21 "Every man is your neighbor. In being king, beggar, scholar, rich man, poor man, male, female, etc., we do not resemble each other – therein we are all different. But in being a neighbour we are all unconditionally like each other." Works of Love (Soren Kierkegaard)

22 "There is no separation OF anything, FROM anything. There is only Unity. There is only Oneness." Communion with God (Neale Donald Walsch)

23 "The first essential is that the human units shall draw closer together, not merely under the pressure of external forces, or solely by the performance of material acts, but directly, centre to centre, through internal attraction. Not through coercion, or enslavement to a common task, but through unanimity in a common spirit. The construction of molecules ensues through atomic affinity. Similarly, on a higher level, it is through sympathy, and this alone, that the human elements in a personalized universe may hope to rise to the level of a higher synthesis." Let Me Explain (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

24 "Realisation of the unity of life solves problems of human relations, personal, national and international. All are one, and realisation of this fact by a sufficient number of people will bring world peace." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

25 "We must not only bring the earth's life into balance again but bring the human family together." Angels and Mortals, Their Co-Creative Power (Maria Parisen, compiler)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite