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1 "A universal law places each of us in the conditions which provide the exact spiritual lessons we need in order to become more god-like." Stephen Arroyo, 'Karma and the Birth-Chart' Karma, Rhythmic Return to Harmony (V. Hanson, R. Stewart & S. Nicholson, editors)

2 "We find ourselves at every moment situated at the exact point at which the whole bundle of inward and outward forces of the world converge providentially upon us, that is to say at the one point where the divine milieu can, at a given moment, be made real for us." The Divine Milieu (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

3 "Who else calls us back from the death of every error except that Life which cannot die, that wisdom which needs no light itself but enlightens every mind that needs it, by which the whole world is ruled, down even to the quivering leaves on the trees." Confessions (St. Augustine)

4 "Divine Wisdom guides the vibration of every atom as well as the swing of the planets, the life of the least of us as well as the destinies of nations." Reincarnation: A Hope of the World (Irving S. Cooper)

5 "The final purpose of providence is the influence of the transcendent Centre whose unerring action can infallibly guide chance toward its determined end." Writings in Time of War (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

6 "The enduring truths of this ancient wisdom include the idea of levels or dimensions of reality and consciousness, reaching from matter to body to mind to soul to spirit, with Spirit fully and equally present at all of these levels as the Ground of the entire display. Each senior level transcends and includes its juniors, so that this Great Nest is a holarchy of extended love and compassionate embrace, reaching from dirt to Divinity, with no corner of the Kosmos left untouched by grace or care or luminosity." Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy (Ken Wilber)

7 "God has a care for every living thing. He numbers stars, and suns, and moons; He numbers angels, men, and everything; the birds, the flowers, the trees; the very petals of the rose he knows by name, and every one is numbered in his Book of Life; and every hair upon your head, and every drop of blood within your veins, he knows by number and by rhythm." ch. 109, vs. 21-24 Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ (Leo W. Dowling)

8 "All of the elements are held intimately and lovingly in the hand of Spirit." 366 Celt: A Year and A Day of Celtic Wisdom and Lore (Carl McColman)

9 "The spiritual life of mankind is maintained through the breath of the Spirit…and the great religions of mankind are quite conscious of this fact." Covenant of the Heart, Meditations of a Christian Hermeticist on the Mysteries of Tradition (Valentin Tomberg)

10 "God is all things; from him are all things; and all things are dependent on his will, and on his inimitable wisdom." Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

11 "The Force that created us knows what it is doing. Behind the apparent entanglements and difficulties of our life there is a cosmic conspiracy unfolding. It's always there – behind our clouded judgments and discomforts – and it can be trusted." Christopher H. Jackson, 'Zeal: A Fuel for Spiritual Pioneering', New Thoughts for a New Millennium (Michael A. Maday, editor)

12 "God's providential love is being poured out upon us in torrents night and day." Rejoice in Me (David E. Rosage)

13 "God is the All; and there is nothing that is not included in the All. Hence there is neither magnitude nor place nor quality nor shape nor time beside God; for God is all, and the All permeates all things." Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

14 "In man and in the mind of man, in the world and in all growing things, in history and in events, in everything there is God." The Letters to the Galatians and Ephesians (William Barclay)

15 "The universal Presence, Power and Purpose is forever moving back of all things, in all things, and through all things." Kinship With All Life (J. Allen Boone)

16 "Regard the providence of God in the contraditions which are offered to you, for God permits them in order to unite you to Himself." St. Francis deSales, 'Letters to Persons in Religion', (17th century) The Book of Catholic Quotations (John Chapin, Editor)

17 "All basic and fundamental changes taking place upon the physical plane are necessarily the result of inner subjective causes, emanating from the divine consciousness." The Rays and The Initiations (Alice A. Bailey)

18 "Nothing under the sun is accidental." Gotthold E. Lessing (1729-1781), German dramatist, 'Emilia Galotti' The Great Thoughts (George Seldes, compiler)

19 "Behind the dim unknown stands God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own." James Russell Lowell, 'The Present Crisis' Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations (Frank S Mead, editor)

20 "Past history, current events, and future contingencies all reside within the omnipotent and omniscient hands of God." Revelation Down to Earth: Making Sense of the Apocalypse of John (Edwin Walhout)

21 "History is the revelation of providence." Lajos Kossuth Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations (Frank S Mead, editor)

22 "Almighty and eternal God, there is not one circumstance so great as not to be subject to your power nor so small but it comes within your care." Queen Anne (1665-1714), Queen of Great Britain and Ireland The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

23 "All-embracing providence shows me at each moment, by the day's events, the next step to take and the next rung to climb." The Divine Milieu (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

24 "God who created everything also rules everything….God's power is loving." Catechism of the Catholic Church (Various)

25 “The God who has hung our solar system in space, and has poured His life into it that we and His other creatures might come into being, superintends the progress of that tremendous Experiment with benevolent, paternal interest.” Charles W. Leadbeater, 'Science of the Sacraments' Divine Light and Fire, Experiencing Esoteric Christianity (Peter Roche deCoppens)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite