"The Divine One is the 'One who is with us', Emmanuel, 'God with us.'"
"The heartbeat of the Cosmic Christ fills the universe with overflowing love, binding all things together on earth and in heaven."
"We are truly God's sons and daughters, images of the childhood of divinity."
"Inside, outside, o friends, all one." Kabir
"In the Greek Fathers and in the medieval mystics, one of the most common themes in Cosmic Christ theology is a celebration of how common and omnipresent divinity is. Divinity is found in all creatures."
"God is the dazzling light that constitutes the creative center of all life and movement. In that Point every 'where' and every 'when' are centered." Dante, 'The Divine Comedy', translated by Matthew Fox
"May we grant one another the opportunity to live out our dreams, to care for the wounded child in one another, and to pass on to others still unborn an earth as alive and diverse and wondrous as the one we have inherited."
"The whole is present in each part, in each level of existence. The living reality, which is total and unbroken and undivided, is in everything." David Bohm
"Healing is still possible. This is the hope that the Cosmic Christ, wounded but resurrected, holds out to our times."
"Justice is not a human invention. It has been integral to creation from the very first second of the fireball when order (not chaos) emerged and when harmony and balance emerged from the struggle and the destruction of the evolving creation. This quest for justice has been integral to creation's unfolding ever since. It is evident even in our bodies and in our psyche's search for balance."
"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
"What is it we are always being told to behold in Jesus' parables? The divine presence everywhere."
"Humanity has the power and responsibility to increase the glory that is the divine presence in the cosmos."
"Even small experiences of creation, such as mustard seeds, contain the divine."
"The inward person is not at all in time or place but is purely and simply in eternity. It is there that God arises…[and] is heard, there God is; there God, and God alone, speaks." Meister Eckhart
"This is, after all, what Jesus came to teach persons, is it not? We are all divine sons and daughters with divine dignity and responsibilities."
"To experience compassion and to identify with the suffering of others – as well as with their joy – is to experience the Divine One who suffers and rejoices in each person."
"The divine mystery and miracle of existence is laid bare in the unique existence of each atom, each galaxy, each tree, bird, fish, dog, flower, star, rock, and human."
"Each of us displays a different aspect of the divine face."
"Ours is a time of emerging awareness of the interconnectivity of all things."
"The whole universe is the great world, the macrocosm; its parts are small universes in themselves, microcosms. Such a microcosm is man, who is in himself an image of the universe and a perfect being." Otto Rank, 'Art and Artist'
"Compassion is our universal heritage, our God-origin and our God-destiny. Compassion unites us, it forms the common 'field' that all creatures share."
"Deep ecumenism is the movement that will unleash the wisdom of ALL world religions – Hinduism and Buddhism, Islam and Judaism, Taoism and Shintoism, Christianity in all its forms, and native religions and goddess religions throughout the world. This unleashing of wisdom holds the last hope for the survival of the planet."
"The fire at the center of the tepee, pipe, or of sweat lodge represents Wakan-Tanka, the Great Spirit within the world. How close this comes to Meister Eckhart's teaching that a 'spark of the soul' burns within every creature and every human that will never be extinguished and that this spark of the soul is the divine presence within us all. All of creation shares in this holiness."
"The Cosmic Christ – the 'pattern that connects' – can connect all persons in the context of the shared sacredness, the shared reverence and awe of our existence."