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1 "Remember that every effort you make in the direction of wholeness and the common good contributes to shifting the overall consciousness of our world." Dr. Barbara L. King, 'Will: The Foundation Faculty of the New Global Order' New Thoughts for a New Millennium (Michael A. Maday, editor)

2 "We are parts of a whole, and the whole must draw us as soon as we open our doors: this is grace working upon and within us." Lamps of Western Mysticism (Arthur Edward Waite)

3 "Throughout the journey of the soul toward comprehension, dialogue is key." The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle (Karen L. King)

4 "Being of service is not an option, it is a biological necessity. Every kind action we do for someone is a reanimation of our own life force – and of the other person's. Many spiritual traditions share the Golden Rule: treat others as you would like to be treated.'" Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

5 "If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Living Quotations for Christians (Sherwood Eliot Wirt and Kersten Beckstrom, editors)

6 "Ultimately, the message of the Unity of Life will be recognised as a divine instruction, as impelling summons, an irresistible command. When this time comes there will be health for mankind and peace upon Earth." Basic Theosophy (Geoffrey Hodson)

7 "Modern scientists have concluded that all phenomena are interrelated in complex networks of energy transformation. Teilhard deChardin's concept of the noosphere, a network of thought ecompassing the planet, is one such idea. The notion of networks of individuals who share a common interest and provide information and support to one another has enormous potential for furthering individual and social transformation." The Unfolding Self: Varieties of Transformative Experience (Ralph Metzner)

8 "As we become increasingly aware of our global interdependence as a species, we can also deepen awareness of our spiritual connectedness. We cannot live in total isolation. The crosscultural communion of awakened souls may be a key to cocreating a sustainable future and living in harmony with the earth." Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions (Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.)

9 "Human bodies are of course separate, but on a deeper level we are joined like icebergs in a common floe." The World's Religions (Huston Smith)

10 "The produce of the world, the natural resources of the planet and its riches, belong to no one nation but should be shared by all." The Externalization of the Hierarchy (Alice A. Bailey)

11 "The core of my being is also the core of your being, and the core of all beings." Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire (Deepak Chopra)

12 "It can seem as if the world is falling to pieces….and yet the call keeps coming, a call, I think, which is not so much to power as to community with all those others who are wounded, whose worlds or lives also seem to be falling apart, and yet who are actually – we must believe – giving birth to something new." Veronica Brady, Australian writer The Lion Christian Quotation Collection (Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)

13 "Self-sacrificing and forgiving compassion are the ultimate fulfillment of person-in-community and the ultimate revelation of the character of God." Martin Luther King One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from World Faiths (Matthew Fox)

14 "It would seem that in the Earth's living system we are the nervous system; that is, we are the individual neurons of the brain of the planet, with the consequent responsibility for organizing and orchestrating the functioning and well-being of the planetary body. This responsibility includes evolutionary governance and whole-system management. Living organism to living organism, we and earth are now co-trustees of those processes." The Search for the Beloved (Jean Houston)

15 "We are all part of one spiritual family." Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (Caroline Myss)

16 "There is no separation between you and me, between you and any other person…we all 'inter-are.' As my friend Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, 'All life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny.'" Creating True Peace: Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community, and the World (Thich Nhat Hanh)

17 "We obviously have close ties to partners, family, and friends, but we are also part of layers and layers of communities." Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life (Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat)

18 "We must reorder all our perceptive faculties so as to emphasize the wholeness rather than the otherness. Before we can love our neighbor as our self, we must SEE our neighbor as our self." Beatrice Bruteau, 'The Unknown Goddess' The Goddess Re-Awakening: The Feminine Principle Today (Shirley Nicholson, Compiler)

19 "We are all roommates, cohabitating in a universe of unbroken wholeness." Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

20 "One of the goals of life is to learn the value of community, of interconnectedness, our oneness in the Divine Reality." The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

21 "There is a fundamental structure of interrelatedness and interdependability inherent in all living things, at microscopic levels of existence and in human society….The origin and goal of community, therefore, is the Mind of God, which is coming to Itself in time." Walter E. Fluker One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from World Faiths (Matthew Fox)

22 "The religious need longs for wholeness, and therefore lays hold of the images of wholeness offered by the unconscious, which, independently of the conscious mind, rise up from the depths of our psychic nature." Collected Works (Carl Jung)

23 "Every man is your neighbor. In being king, beggar, scholar, rich man, poor man, male, female, etc., we do not resemble each other – therein we are all different. But in being a neighbour we are all unconditionally like each other." Works of Love (Soren Kierkegaard)

24 "Within your soul are all souls." Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

25 "The world is one world. Humanity is one unit in the evolutionary process." The Externalization of the Hierarchy (Alice A. Bailey)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite