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1 "In the history of the collective as in the history of the individual, everything depends on the development of consciousness. This gradually brings liberation from imprisonment in unconsciousness, and is therefore a bringer of light as well as of healing." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

2 "Beloved child, come swiftly to Me, for I am truly in you. Remember this: The smallest soul of all is still the daughter of the Creator." Mechtild of Magdeburg The Coming of the Cosmic Christ (Matthew Fox)

3 "It seems to me that we are at the threshold of a new spiritual epoch. I do not wish to pass myself off as a prophet, but one can hardly attempt to sketch the spiritual problem of modern man without mentioning the longing for rest in a period of unrest, the longing for security in an age of insecurity. It is from need and distress that new forms of existence arise." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

4 "Neither individuals nor nations are paralysed by their past actions. Everything is not irretrievably fated, however good or bad the past. Man can master circumstances and make of each experience an opportunity for a fresh beginning, however heavily the past may weigh upon him." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

5 "Everything that occurs is worthy of our most appreciative attention, since it is in some way Brahman." The Glorious Presence (Ernest E. Wood)

6 "God gave us a lot of equipment to deal with the world – a lot of logic, a lot of heart. And we have to do the best we can with that." Azizah Y. al-Hibri, Founder of Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights Genesis: A Living Conversation (Bill Moyers)

7 "Have benevolence toward all living beings, joy at the sight of the virtuous, compassion and sympathy for the afflicted, and tolerance towards the indolent and ill-behaved." Tattvarthasutra 7:11 (Jainism) Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

8 "Seek in utter darkness the dawn of God." Writings in Time of War (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

9 "You may fall to the lowest depths, heaven forbid, but no matter how low you have fallen, it is still inappropriate to give up hope. The ability to return to God surpasses everything, and so there is no room for despair. Even sins can be transformed into virtue; even your failings and shortcomings can be brought back to God." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

10 "There are infinite possibilities of solutions to the problems of existence." Occult Preparations for a New Age (Dane Rudhyar)

11 "To understand everything is to hate nothing." Romain Rolland (1866-1944), French novelist, 'Jean-Christophe' The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

12 "Your trials did not come to punish you, but to awaken you." Paramahansa Yogananda The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

13 "Spiritual life embraces everything which in one way or another lifts us out of our solitary egoism and draws us into community with other human beings." The Essential Steiner (Rudolf Steiner, edited by Robert A. McDermott)

14 "Instead of stressing distinctions and the isolation of things, we can look at them as parts connected to form an organic whole. When we expand our consciousness and focus on this rather than on our seeming isolation, we can begin to live more fully." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

15 "I change me by understanding the Divine-I more fully – and then I see people more clearly." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

16 "Through education and through life itself, powers which at first only slept in us developed out of the depths of our human constitution. And now that we possess the powers developed by education and by life we must be able to say to ourselves: Within our souls may sleep other powers also which could be unfolded from some starting point that life provides." Reincarnation and Immortality (Rudolf Steiner)

17 "This is not the first time anybody has ever been down the path you are walking. You create your reality out of an immense pool of energy, the energy of humankind. That wonderful connectedness of combined wisdom called humanity is a reservoir of awareness you can draw on." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

18 "The more a man knows, the more he forgives." Anonymous One Thousand Inspirational Things (Audrey Stone Morris, Compiler)

19 "Somehow everything is Brahman. We have constantly to remind ourselves of this piece of knowledge and then we shall value our present experience." The Glorious Presence (Ernest E. Wood)

20 "Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say, 'This is what I need.' It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge. If you bring love to that moment – not discouragement – you will find the strength is there." A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living (Diane K. Osbon, editor)

21 "We may transcend a sense of separateness by meditating on the perception of oneness." The Unfolding Self: Varieties of Transformative Experience (Ralph Metzner)

22 "Everything has meaning, purpose, and order,… and God is working through the universe and ourselves." Divine Light and Love (Peter Roche deCoppens)

23 "Man [is] the source of his own deeper insights. He is also the focus from which he may help order to emerge from chaos through his inner contact with Being or Tao, his true Self – the God within." The Transforming Mind (Laurence and Phoebe Bendit)

24 "Consciousness, no matter how extensive it may be, must always remain the smaller circle within the greater circle of the unconscious, an island surrounded by the sea; and, like the sea itself, the unconscious yields an endless and self-replenishing abundance of living creatures, a wealth beyond our fathoming." ' Psychology of the Transference', CW 16 Basic Writings of C G Jung (V S DeLasslo, editor)

25 "Healing processes are built into all that lives, from plant to animal to man and woman." WHEE! We, wee All the Way Home (Matthew Fox)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite