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1 "Faith is said to drive out fear, and so does love. And the Father-Creator of all watches over even the sparrow falling from the nest, so there is no need to fear." Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life (Matthew Fox)

2 "The Holy Spirit shepherds everyone and rules all the powers, the 'tame' ones and the 'wild' ones, as well as those which are unique." The Gospel of Philip (3rd century Christian Gnostic sacramental catechism), The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

3 "Simple common sense precludes the possibility that the universe is the result of mere chance." Isis Unveiled (Helena P. Blavatsky)

4 "Your life is exactly the way it is for one basic reason: the vastness of your Being knows the perfect scenario to help you decide how to deepen your connection with the Light." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

5 "Indeed, there is a Divine Providence that directs our lives toward those elements that can both teach and guide us in the most appropriate directions." Agartha: The Essential Guide to Personal Transformation in the New Era (Meredith L. Young)

6 "The truth is that the Foresight and Providence of the Lord is in the very minutest of all the particulars." Emanuel Swedenborg A Compendium of the Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (Samuel M. Warren, compiler)

7 “God is providentially available to all.” Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works (John Farina, Editor-in-Chief)

8 "This little earth is bathed as of old in the sunlight of its Providential Generator….God continues to love and guide the destinies of His creation." The Secret Teachings of All Ages (Manly P. Hall)

9 "That the Providence of the Lord is infinite, and looks to what is eternal, is evident from the formation of the embryo in the womb. Lineaments of things to come are there continually projected, so that one thing is always a plane for another, and this without any error, until the embryo is formed. And also afterwards when it is born, one thing is prepared in succession to another and for another, that the perfect man may come forth….If the least particulars are thus provided during man's conception, birth, and growth, why not in respect to his spiritual life?" Emanuel Swedenborg A Compendium of the Theological Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (Samuel M. Warren, compiler)

10 “Nothing is left to chance, everything happens according to a cosmic scheme.” Arcana Mundi (Georg Luck)

11 "It is not difficult to contemplate God in thought, or even, if you will, to see him. Look at the order of the Kosmos; look at…the providence shown in things that have been, and in things that come to be; look at matter filled to the full with life, and see this great god in movement, with all things that are contained in him." Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

12 "The simplest features of the world about us are in themselves so awe-inspiring that there seems no need to seek new and greater miracles of God's care." Carl Wallace Miller Encyclopedia of Religious Quotations (Frank S Mead, editor)

13 "God is at work every moment, sustaining everything in being – and therefore, He is at the center of every human being." In Silence: Why We Pray (Donald Spoto, Ph.D.)

14 "There are always those at every epoch in human history who are able to solve the problems which arise, and who are sent in for that very purpose." Esoteric Psychology I (Alice A. Bailey)

15 "An infinitely wise Being perfectly comprehends within his understanding and constant view the universality of things, in all their extent and duration, and sees all the influence of every event, with respect to every individual thing and circumstance throughout the grand system." Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), American preacher and philosopher A Treasury of Philosophy, Vol. 1 (Dagobert D. Runes, editor)

16 “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)

17 "It is only God that operates all and in all." Robert Fludd, Western Esoteric Masters Series (William Huffman, editor)

18 "All things that come to pass by nature come to pass according to Providence, and there is no place destitute of Providence." Hermetica (Walter Scott, translator)

19 "God strengthens, but draws forth our own last bit of strength. God guides, but we think we're wandering blindly." A Retreat With St. Bonaventure (Leonard J. Bowman)

20 "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)

21 "God embraces in unity the spiritual knowledge of all created things, providentially permeating all things with His power, and vivifying their inner essences in accordance with their nature." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'First Century of Various Texts' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

22 "A gardener or farmer plants his seeds underground and, in due course, the new plants appear and complete their cycle of growth, which is generally consummated in the production of more seeds. The One Life, the One Law and the One Energy, to which the name 'God' has been given, would seem similarly to provide for the innermost selves of humanity the conditions necessary for the germination and development of their limitless, but at first seed-like deific powers. These conditions have some analogy with those provided for the seed of a plant when it is planted in the soil." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

23 "I walk the meadows by some gliding stream, and there contemplate the lilies that take no care, and those very many other little living creatures that are not only created, but fed by the goodness of the God of Nature, and therefore I trust in Him." Izaak Walton One Thousand Inspirational Things (Audrey Stone Morris, Compiler)

24 "Is He not closer than the vein of your neck? You need not raise your voice, for He knows the secret whisper, and what is yet more hidden….He knows what is in the land, and in the sea; no leaf falls but He knows it; nor is there a grain in the darkness under the earth, nor a thing, green or sere, but it is recorded." God, A Companion for Seekers (David Schiller)

25 "God governs all things immediately; God possesses, in its very essence, the government of all things, even of the very least." Thomas Aquinas, 'Treatise on Divine Government' Man and Spirit, The Speculative Philosophers (Saxe Commins and Robert N. Linscott, editors)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite