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Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide
Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.

1 "Love is the delicate magnetic force that unifies diversity and brings wholeness to variety."

2 "At its core, the Quintessential Self is radiant light, the essence of essence, the holiest of holies, the part of you that touches God."

3 "Every place is hallowed ground. There is nowhere that God is not."

4 "Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and use it for a purpose greater than myself." Oprah Winfrey

5 "There is no place you can go where God can be left behind."

6 "We are blessed beings, eternally embraced by divine love."

7 "There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousand truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet." Henry Ward Beecher, 19th century American minister

8 "The more you appreciate the world, the more you love it; the more you love the world, the more you appreciate it. This loving appreciation is no mere emotion. It is an immense, dynamic, coherent state of consciousness in which everything is embraced as part of one adorable whole."

9 "The peace of God is in every moment, whether you've made peace with God or not. 'There is a crack in everything', sang Leonard Cohen. 'That's how the light gets in'. By fixing the radar of consciousness fully on the present, you may very well locate the crack where divine Presence shines through."

10 "The main impetus for change will come from the millions of individuals like you, who are experiencing directly the peace of God and thereby know – not just believe, not just understand, but know – that the spokes of all religions merge at the hub of divine union. Those who embrace that truth can lead the way to a collective spiritual awakening."

11 "God's very essence is love."

12 "All of life's events can be made sacred, whether it's visiting friends, cooking a meal, bathing your child or paying your bills."

13 "The love of God is eternally present, like gravity or electro-magnetism. We don't have to earn it, we have to awaken to it."

14 "In the final analysis, Creation is basically good."

15 "Gently remind yourself that everything you see, hear, touch, taste and smell contains the same divine spark as you do. 'God himself culminates in the present moment,' wrote [Henry David] Thoreau, 'and will never be more divine in the lapse of all the ages.'"

16 "God's love is the cosmic glue that binds us, one to the other and all to the One. It is here, now. It is there, then. It is. Love emanates from existence itself, like heat emanates from fire."

17 "It may seem at times that the universe is not only unfriendly but cruel. However, if the mystics and masters who have penetrated the depths of reality are to be believed – and if the ordinary individuals who have tasted union with God can be considered reliable – then we have to conclude that the universe is not only friendly but radiant with love and peace, even as the surface whirls in apparent chaos and destruction."

18 "All the great teachers have said: As you make your way through the mists of uncertainty, trust that the combined wisdom of your heart and mind will lead you to the truth."

19 "The peace of the awakened individual spreads, not only through acts of goodness but by pulsating outward like radio waves through prayer, meditation and the pure emanations of the soul."

20 "From the individual to the universal, all that we see is the play and display of Creative Intelligence."

21 "The miracle is that, even in the midst of immense distress, human beings have managed to find the light."

22 "The ideal of man is to see God in everything, but if you cannot see Him in everything, see Him in one thing, in that thing which you like best, and then see Him in another. So on you can go." Swami Vivekananda

23 "Evidence suggests that the original meaning of the phrase that has come down to us as 'fear of God' was something more like awe. And awe, wrote Abraham Joshua Heschel, 'enables us to perceive in the world intimations of the divine, to sense in small things the beginning of infinite significance, to sense the ultimate in the common and the simple, to feel in the rush of the passing the stillness of the eternal'."

24 "Home sweet home for the soul is to be face-to-face with the Holy."

25 "Choices send ripples throughout the universe, altering the world for better or for worse. Since we're already changing the world with every action we take, why not do it with the highest intention?"

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite