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1 "The Divine Life and Will is the centre of the whole universe." The Meaning of Masonry (W. L. Wilmshurst)

2 "Without you there would be a lack in God….for what God wills is whole, and part of Him because His Will is one." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

3 "Everything utilizes some portion of the Universal Will in its own peculiar way." Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge (Zolar)

4 "This divine impulse, striving ever after fuller manifestation of life, is seen everywhere in nature, and has often been spoken of as the Will-to-live. It appears in the seed, which pushes its growing point towards the light, in the bud bursting its prison and expanding in the sunshine. It is the creative genius in the painter, the sculptor, the poet, the musician, the craftsman." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

5 "Everything in the universe is a vessel that 'wills' to receive the light of the infinite bestower. Each molecule, plant, animal, rock and human is a vessel; each has the 'will' to be exactly what it is." God Is A Verb, Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Rabbi David A. Cooper)

6 "Meaning and purposefulness are not the prerogatives of the mind; they operate in the whole of living nature." Carl G. Jung, 'Man and His Symbols' The Strong Eye of Shamanism, A Journey Into the Caves of Consciousness (Robert E. Ryan, Ph.D.)

7 "The benevolent will of God…desires only good and not evil." I Ching or The Book of Changes (Richard Wilhelm, translator)

8 "Will-to-good has carried all creation on toward a greater glory and a steadily deepening, intelligent responsiveness." The Reappearance of the Christ (Alice A. Bailey)

9 "St. John of Damaskos writes, 'The creation is an operation of the divine will.'" St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science' The Philokalia, volume 4 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos and St. Makarios)

10 "All Nature is one. The expression of the one Divine Will is Nature." The Spiritual Life (Annie Besant)

11 "Everything that exists is the outward sign of an inward intent of God." Lamps of Western Mysticism (Arthur Edward Waite)

12 "Groups are forming now in their thousands and are to be found in every land, and they will eventually blend and fuse together into one great movement of goodwill, which is spirit in actual expression." Discipleship in the New Age (Alice A. Bailey)

13 "Humankind is on the move, emerging from a chain reaction of cause and effect that stretches back for billions of years. Now this species has the power to affect its own evolution by conscious choice….the capacity to be responsible, the will to do right when to do so is required to survive." Anatoly Gromyko and Martin Hellman, 'Breakthrough' Karma, Rhythmic Return to Harmony (V. Hanson, R. Stewart & S. Nicholson, editors)

14 "I recognize and affirm that I am a center of pure self-consciousness. I am a center of will, capable of observing, directing, and using all my psychological processes." Roberto Assagioli, 'The Act of Will' Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

15 "The Holy Spirit tends everything and rules over all the powers, whether tame or wild and running loose. For the Spirit is resolved to corral them, so that they cannot escape even if they wish." The Gospel of Philip The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus (Marvin Meyer)

16 "It is God's Will that constitutes the existence of all things that are." Libellus IX:2 Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

17 "In the highest form of will, the personality and even the transpersonal self are inspired by the universal will, call it God or atma, for the good of the whole." The Seven Human Powers: Luminous Shadows of the Self (Shirley J. Nicholson)

18 "In each moment the will of God is present, if we can only allow ourselves to discern it." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

19 "God is irresistibly present to the will precisely as the ground of the will, precisely as the ultimate good that is always desired in any concrete act of the will." Introduction Thomas Aquinas, Spiritual Master (Robert Barron)

20 "Our little wills are encompassed by a universal, divine order." The Seven Human Powers: Luminous Shadows of the Self (Shirley J. Nicholson)

21 "All the manifold manifestations of wonderful things are going on by the simple supreme will of God, and all of them are subordinate to that supreme will." Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)

22 "Our peace is in the good will that is inflamed by God, and in harmony with the Divine will." Dante and the Mystics (Edmund G. Gardner)

23 "We are all parts of the Logos, and our wills are part of his." The Inner Life (Charles W. Leadbeater)

24 "The most perfect work of love, and the fulfillment of its activity, is to effect an exchange between those it joins together, which in some measure unites their distinctive characteristics and adapts their respective conditions to each other. Love makes man god, and reveals and manifests God as man, through the single and identical purpose and activity of the will of both." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'First Century of Various Texts' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

25 "The Will of the Logos is infinitely stronger than any human will, and not even the utmost exertion of perverse ingenuity can possibly prevail against Him." The Inner Life (Charles W. Leadbeater)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite