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1 "Our innermost, secret motivations are an expression of the very same ordering tendency that was, is now, and ever will be creating the universe! The Force is with us." Barbara Marx Hubbard, 'Discovery of a New Ordering of the Future' New Thoughts for a New Millennium (Michael A. Maday, editor)

2 "You are enveloped in God's will as a soul is enveloped in a body, or water is enveloped by air, or the universe is enveloped by the galaxy." Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

3 "We should work together to set forth a path for humanity that includes everybody. That's the Divine Will for the human family, and the best in each religion acknowledges a similar vision." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

4 "Everywhere the will of God reigns supreme." Behold the Spirit, A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion (Alan Watts)

5 "The attitude of all should be: 'Thy will be done, O God! And let me find myself content with what I cannot change, and to change that which I may that will be in closer keeping with Thee." Edgar Cayce Visions and Prophecies for a New Age (Mark A. Thurston, Ph.D.)

6 "Goodwill abides at the centre. This centre... is everywhere, and is hence, in a certain sense, to be found in all." Lamps of Western Mysticism (Arthur Edward Waite)

7 "All mankind are the work of one Will." Clement of Alexandria, 'On Spiritual Perfection' Alexandrian Christianity (John E. L. Oulton, editor)

8 "The Neter (Nature) is alive, it will always act in the rhythm of its nature but will adapt itself harmonically to ambient conditions." Nature Word (R. A. Schwaller deLubicz)

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

10 "A sense of inner freedom is achieved when the personal will is aligned to the Will of the Collective Source." Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

11 "Each act of free will is adapted to such an arrangement of the whole as the settled order of the universe demands." Origen, 'On Prayer' Alexandrian Christianity (John E. L. Oulton, editor)

12 "When the will of man is aligned with the will of God, the light of God does not fail to precipitate that will in the fullness of time, space, and opportunity." The Sacred Art of Listening (Kay Lindahl)

13 "God is master of history, governing hearts and events in keeping with his will." Catechism of the Catholic Church (Various)

14 "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)

15 "Holiness consists of doing the will of God with a smile." Mother Teresa of Calcutta Macmillan Dictionary of Religious Quotations (Margaret Pepper, editor)

16 "We become united with the divine will by our own voluntary consent." Bernard of Clairvaux, 'Divine Grace and Free Choice' Bernard of Clairvaux, Essential Writings (Dennis E. Tamburello, O.F.M.)

17 "Not a blade of grass moves without the will of the Supreme Personality of Godhead." Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)

18 "All things are made fast according to the will of the Holy Spirit through the Self-born." The Secret Book of John (1st century Gnostic text) The Other Bible (Willis Barnstone, editor)

19 "Impulses of will are immersed in the streams of world-will-energy and are 'plugged in' to them." Covenant of the Heart, Meditations of a Christian Hermeticist on the Mysteries of Tradition (Valentin Tomberg)

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

21 "All is God's will, not individual will." The Visionary Window: A Quantum Physicist's Guide to Enlightenment (Amit Goswami, Ph.D.)

22 "'The beginning' is ongoing, as the eternal unfolding of the Natural Law that governs the universe, moment to moment. In theological terms it is the continuous and invincible enactment of the will of God." Translators The Upanishads, selections translated by Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell (Alistair Shearer and Peter Russell, translators)

23 "One must be able to judge one's own actions and impulses of will with the same objective detachment as one can judge the actions and impulses of will of another." Reincarnation and Immortality (Rudolf Steiner)

24 "The two inner impulses – to expand and to harmonize – arise from within the Spirit-Self of man, which is identical with the Spirit-Self of the universe." Reincarnation: Fact or Fallacy? (Geoffrey Hodson)

25 "The sum of all things being the Good, it is natural that all things should partake of the Good and be arranged in combinations that are harmonious. Harmony is the manifesting expression of the Will of the eternal Good." The Secret Teachings of All Ages (Manly P. Hall)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite