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Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide
Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.

1 "Deep down the universe is benign."

2 "Choices send ripples throughout the universe, altering the world for better or for worse. Since we're already changing the world with every action we take, why not do it with the highest intention?"

3 "We are all the children of one God."

4 "It may seem at times that the universe is not only unfriendly but cruel. However, if the mystics and masters who have penetrated the depths of reality are to be believed – and if the ordinary individuals who have tasted union with God can be considered reliable – then we have to conclude that the universe is not only friendly but radiant with love and peace, even as the surface whirls in apparent chaos and destruction."

5 "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."

6 "At its core, the Quintessential Self is radiant light, the essence of essence, the holiest of holies, the part of you that touches God."

7 "We are blessed beings, eternally embraced by divine love."

8 "The times when God seems absent are also the times God is close, tangible and real." Rev. William Grimbol

9 "One's self is the Self of the universe."

10 "God is transcendent and also immanent, formless and form, beyond time and space and within time and space, perfect unity and infinite diversity, one and many, motionless and perpetual motion."

11 "Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and use it for a purpose greater than myself." Oprah Winfrey

12 "Every place is hallowed ground. There is nowhere that God is not."

13 "God's very essence is love."

14 "The eternal Oneness underlies and permeates all impermanent phenomena."

15 "Your heart beats on its own. Your lungs take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide without your willful assistance. Nature puts you to sleep and wakes you up. Why shouldn't life-supporting choices flow just as freely from a mind that's attuned to the evolutionary currents of the cosmos?"

16 "God's will may not come to you in verbal or visual messages, or as anything you can articulate. It might just come as a deeply felt sense of where to go, what to do and how to act in the world from moment to moment. Clues might arrive in dreams, reveries or flashes of intuition, or in synchronistic meetings and moments, like a seemingly chance encounter with another person or a passage in a book you open in a random instance."

17 "Home sweet home for the soul is to be face-to-face with the Holy."

18 "In the final analysis, Creation is basically good."

19 "Every spiritual tradition contains teachings that say, essentially, God is not hiding; God is present here and now, within and without, always and ever, in every here and every now….'Wherever you turn is God's face', said the prophet Muhammad, who also said, 'Whoever knows himself knows God.' Why? Because God is in us as us."

20 "The memory of oceanic Oneness is part of our soul's code. It is buried deep in our awareness; our very brains are programmed to reclaim it."

21 "All the great teachers have said: As you make your way through the mists of uncertainty, trust that the combined wisdom of your heart and mind will lead you to the truth."

22 "The ideal of man is to see God in everything, but if you cannot see Him in everything, see Him in one thing, in that thing which you like best, and then see Him in another. So on you can go." Swami Vivekananda

23 "Prayer is the energy feedback God gets from us, His creation. Prayer completes the circuit of God's energy and helps to keep it flowing." Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi

24 "God's love is the cosmic glue that binds us, one to the other and all to the One. It is here, now. It is there, then. It is. Love emanates from existence itself, like heat emanates from fire."

25 "The peace of God is in every moment, whether you've made peace with God or not. 'There is a crack in everything', sang Leonard Cohen. 'That's how the light gets in'. By fixing the radar of consciousness fully on the present, you may very well locate the crack where divine Presence shines through."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite