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1 "If we knew how to greet each moment as the manifestation of the divine will, we would find in it all the heart could desireā€¦.The present moment is always filled with infinite treasures: it contains more than you are capable of receivingā€¦.The divine will is an abyss, of which the present moment is the entrance; plunge fearlessly therein and you will find it more boundless than your desire." J. P. DeCaussade, 'Abandonment to the Divine Providence' Behold the Spirit, A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion (Alan Watts)

2 "The will of God, the wil of the Higher, is the will of your Real Self." Saint Germain on Alchemy (Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

3 "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)

4 "The inner reality, core focus, commitment, and intention of God is love itself." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

5 "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)

6 "The goal of the myth is to dispel ignorance by effecting a reconciliation of the individual consciousness with the universal will." Hero With A Thousand Faces (Joseph Campbell)

7 "At the origin of everything lies God's simple will and pleasure." Thomas Aquinas, 'On Truth', q. 6, a. 2 Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

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

9 "The will of God is the universal cause of all things; it is impossible that the divine will should not produce its effect." Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas (Anton C. Pegis, editor)

10 "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.)

11 "God's will is the path we tread which develops the best for us and for all we encounter." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

12 "The tools of illumination are the will to know, the will to love and the will to serve." Wu Li Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

13 "God's will is perfection." Odes of Solomon, Ode 18, v. 10 The Lost Books of The Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden (various)

14 "As a mother, even at the risk of her own life, protects her son, her only son, so let there be good will without measure between all beings. Let good will without measure prevail in the whole world." Metta Sutta The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

15 "The mind of God is love, and the love of God is intelligence, and these two aspects of one great quality are brought into play for the working out of His will and purpose." The Light of the Soul (Alice A. Bailey)

16 "God's Will is the Will of the Good." The Kingdom of the Shining Ones (Flower A. Newhouse)

17 "The Will of God seeks to accomplish itself through our human will as the self-expression of our essence." The Alternative Gospel (John Baldock)

18 "Motivation and free will are more important than behavioral determinism in shaping the course of human life." A God Within (Rene Dubos)

19 "Unfoldment from less to more and reharmonization operate irresistibly upon man, as upon all else that exists. Man can delay or hasten, but he cannot ultimately frustrate these two functions of the Cosmic Will." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

20 "There is no strain in doing God's Will as soon as you recognize that it is also your own." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

21 "A liberated person is stable in the wisdom that all is God's will and that one is not separate from God." The Visionary Window: A Quantum Physicist's Guide to Enlightenment (Amit Goswami, Ph.D.)

22 "All things are manifestations of His Will." Guru Nanak (1469-1539), Indian disciple of Kabir, 'Psalms and Devotions' The Quotable Spirit (Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)

23 "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)

24 "In the inmost heart of our being knowledge is love and love knowledge, while our true will is the creative power which springs from their union and which makes them one in action." The Flame and the Light (Hugh I'anson Fausset)

25 "As long as we doubt that happiness and God's will are the same thing, we tend to decide against ourselves." The Gift of Change, Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life (Marianne Williamson)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite