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1 "We can listen to the voice of the Earth as she shakes and sings her song expressing her tiredness. She is calling us to attention, to be alert, to recognize that now is the time to transform selfish thought and action to compassionate caretaking. Do we want a world of peace and harmony? Are we willing to make that peace within ourselves? Will we call it forth? It is your choice. Your thought and action make a difference." Dhyani Ywahoo, Cherokee teacher As Above, So Below: Paths to Spiritual Renewal in Daily Life (Ronald S. Miller and the editors of New Age Journal)

2 "Because we have free will, we can choose to behave in ways that either enhance or hinder the movement of creation toward perfect completion in the divine." Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

3 "You feed something every time you think, so you must decide what it will be. Do you want to feed your separation, your alienation? It will increase. Do you want to feed your Wholeness? It, too, will increase. You are the way to Truth and Light. You are the way! Gather up your awareness and place it where you wish it to be and it will stay there, fixed, until you move it again. It's really up to you." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

4 "Undoing the damage we have inflicted upon one another through the centuries begins with each of us choosing the good, the kind and the compassionate at every turn." Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

5 "As the Christ Light says, we may choose Life and live more abundantly, or we may choose death." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

6 "In all of us…the choice upon which all depends is between committing ourselves to the Light Which shines in darkness or turning away from it." The Flame and the Light (Hugh I'anson Fausset)

7 "You are a member of the species. Any choice you make privately affects it biologically and psychically." The 'Unknown' Reality (Jane Roberts)

8 "Choose to seek the spiritual presence in every moment and situation of your life. Even the smallest positive action can help someone heal." Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

9 "No matter what the circumstance, we can choose to infuse it with light." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

10 "You may, as the free shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer. It will be in your power to descend to the lower, brutish forms of life; you will be able, through your own decision, to rise again to the superior orders whose life is divine." Pico della Mirandola, 'Oration on the Dignity of Man' The Case for Reincarnation (Joe Fisher)

11 "Humanity's destiny is to fulfill the function of the World Savior. Think about the implications of that! Humanity must save itself! Humanity must save itself, must choose to manifest its own wholeness, its groupness, before it can save the world." Frances Adams Moore, 'Group Life – a New Age Reality' Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

12 "Of all the many gifts in life that bring joy and grace to the soul, among the greatest is the choice to see the people in our lives as gifts from God." Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul (Caroline Myss)

13 "Each of us daily makes the choice moment by moment for love or for fear, to do good or to do evil, to try to seek for wisdom or to remain in ignorance." Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. Angels: The Mysterious Messengers (Rex Hauck, editor)

14 "The way out of fear is simple. It is to remember – remember what it is you want to feel, what you want to have running through your mind, your emotions and your body. From that level the choices become very simple. Choose what you can do to let those around you sense their innocence, their purity and their beauty, and those very things will grow in you." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

15 "If we become aware that forgiveness is the higher path than vengeance, a part of our psyche and soul becomes relentless in reminding us of that truth whenever we must choose forgiveness or vengeance. When it comes to soul knowledge, 'We are born already knowing what we need to know.'" Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential (Caroline Myss)

16 "Choice – self-conscious choice – is a specifically human capability; to abrovate our right to choose between alternatives, even the right to say no to all choices, is to forfeit some part of our humanity." Joy Mills, foreword Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony (Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)

17 "We are not the victims or the effects of uncontrollable external circumstances: the journey of transformation is within us. Therefore, we choose the destination." The Unfolding Self: Varieties of Transformative Experience (Ralph Metzner)

18 "We can choose to live in joy." A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living (Diane K. Osbon, editor)

19 “Free choice constitutes the essence of our being made in the image of God.” Bernard of Clairvaux, Essential Writings (Dennis E. Tamburello, O.F.M.)

20 "We always have a choice. We can let the garden of our life grow wild and unattended until it fills with weeds, or we can take up the proper tools and tend to our garden until we create a place of unimaginable loveliness." Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles (John Marks Templeton)

21 "The ancients did not doubt that men could choose and, through choice, exercise some control over the disposition of their lives. Tacitus, for example…claims that 'the wisest of the ancients leave us the capacity of choosing our life." The Great Ideas, A Syntopicon, vol. 1 (Mortimer J. Adler, editor)

22 "All spiritual teachings are directed toward inspiring us to recognize that the power to make choices is the dynamic that converts our spirits into matter, our words into flesh. Choice is the process of creation itself." Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (Caroline Myss)

23 "We are inclined to be dismayed and afraid of what is going on around us today….But we feel that if the present is properly understood,…there is much ground for hope. It will depend on how intelligently we, as human minds, using all the functions of thought, feeling and the impulse to act, learn to cooperate with the universal Mind out of which we and the whole creation are made. We have the means to do this; we have the guide lines to start us off. If we can see them and make use of them as we should, the future is secure. The choice is ours." The Transforming Mind (Laurence and Phoebe Bendit)

24 "We must regain our respect for our uniqueness of mind and power of will so that we may utilize them to aid us in examining and selecting the most sound and growth-producing alternatives among the many choices the future will offer." Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human (Leo F. Buscaglia, Ph.D.)

25 "Every choice we make, every thought and feeling we have, is an act of power that has biological, environmental, social, personal, and global consequences." Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (Caroline Myss)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite