Inspirational Quotes for your Spiritual Empowerment
"It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love"
and "Love is all you need" ... John Lennon
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'You are not here to make a difference - you are here because you are the difference'
Tutorial from Quan Yin
"Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness." ..... Chuang Tzu.
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective not the truth." ... Marcus Aurelius
"It is Love that will save our world" .... Martin L. King
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers ... for thereby some have entertained Angels unaware ..... Hebrews 13:2
When everything changes, change everything ..... Sharon Ellis
You don't see things as they are - you see things as you are ..... unknown
"It was easy to love God in all that was beautiful. The lessons of deeper knowledge, though, instructed me to embrace God in all things." ....St. Francis of Assisi.
Life isn't all about waiting for the storm to pass
It's about learning to dance in the rain. ..... sign in a Toowoomba shop.
'Embrace the miracle of life. Regard love as the highest truth.
And wheresoever you may be, be with all your heart.' …..Sydney Lawrence Bennett.
You're only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is no only impossible but is the mark of a fake messiah. Know yourself and it will set you free. ..... a friend in Albury NSW.
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Quotes from the movie "I Am" - web site here
"Love is a force" .... Gandhi
"Make your heart sing" .... unknown
"It is Love that will save our world" .... Martin L. King
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"My energy of love is an ever present force of light that stands ready to be embraced or rebuffed. Regardless of your choices, as a loving parent, I will patiently wait for you to recall that which is yours to inherit, as a beneficiary of the kingdom of love. Your birthright remains intact and solidly held within My heart, awaiting the time when you will call for its restoration through recognition, acceptance and allowing". .... I remain, Your Loving Creator.
from the book 'The Light Thing To Do'™ (an unedited manuscript) - Channeled lessons received by Jill Marie, founder of Serenity Vibration Healing®
The BIG Picture
Previously this quote was known as: IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER DURING THE CHANGES BETWEEN NOW AND 2012.... it can also be useful in life:
1. Always maintain your contact with the source of all life. The creative energy of the Universe.
2. Trust your gut feeling and intuition.
3. Help people overcome fear by explaining the positive aspects of the coming changes.
4. Help people improve their self esteem and to take back their power.
5. Do not let the negative powers divide us (divide and conquer).
6. Remember who you are. Most of us are old souls. We are more advanced, spiritually, than the extraterrestrials called negatives/regressives (Greys, Reptilians, Draconians) We have creativity, sexuality, sensuality, love for ourselves and others.
7. Remember we are all here to learn and work out our karma. Each persons mission is unique.
8. Remember, everyone's reality is different. Be non-judgemental.
9. Everyday we make many decisions. Each is based on either love or fear! Choose love!
" TODAY "
I choose divine unconditional love
I choose peace and acceptance
I choose gratitude and grace
I choose to be kind to myself and all people
On all levels I choose to be present in 'now time' in everything I do.
... from Sandy @ Age of Miracles
'For one moment our lives met, our souls touched' ..... Oscar Wilde
"If you enjoy the process, it's your dream..... If you are enduring the process, just desperate for the result, it's somebody else's dream" ... Salma Hayek
A smile is the beginning of peace :-)
"You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realising who you are at the deepest level.
Reincarnation doesn't help you if in your next incarnation you still don't know who you are" ..... 'Stillness Speaks' by Eckhart Tolle.
Feel the connection to all, and in the stillness there is found peace and serenity .....
The Keys of Wisdom - by Mother Mary:
1. Keep it simple - decide & make up your mind. Be sure.
2. Use Grace, always
3. Be present in NOW time - focus on now.
4. Use Inner Guidance, trust.
5 Gratitude, thanks and therefore peace.
THE FIVE AGREEMENTS: (Yes, there are now 5)
BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD
Speak with Integrity
Say only what you mean
Avoid using the word to speak against yourself, or gossip about others.
Use the power of your word in the direction of love and truth.
DON'T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY
Nothing others do is because of you,
What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, and their own dreams.
When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim
of needless suffering.
DON'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS
Find the courage to ask questions and express what you really want.
Communicate with others as clearly as you can, to avoid misunderstandings,
sadness and drama.
With just this one agreement you can completely transform your life.
ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST
Your best is going to change from moment to moment;
It will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick.
Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you avoid self-judgement,
self-abuse and regret.
Author: Don Miguel Ruiz.
and I would like to add, personally:
YOU ARE A MAGNIFICENT BEING
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." and
".....the way of truth and love has always won ....." ..... Mahatma Gandhi.
"It's not what you do, it's how much love you put into the doing" ... Mother Theresa
George Bernard Shaw once said: "There are some who see the world as it is, and ask Why?,
and there are those who see the world as it could be, and ask why not?
"Learning to love ourselves unconditionally is perhaps one of the biggest lessons we are learning. Acceptance of ourselves the way we are, gives us a feeling of immense relaxation, freedom and well-being. No one can live our life for us..... If we can accept that others too are on planet earth to learn their lesson whether we agree with it or not, it is their lesson.
'Live and let live' can be our motto. Having that will also give us the inner relaxation we all long for. Remember it is all there, we only need to tap into it - sounds simple! Yes, it is, if we are willing to keep things simple, and not get caught into any negative thought patterns.
We were meant as a soul to fulfil our destiny, so whatever comes our way is part of that destiny"
... page 94, 'Angels are real' by Michael F. Bray.
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"If you don't celebrate getting older," I said, "what do you celebrate?"
"Getting better," was the reply. "We celebrate if we are a better, wiser person this year than last. Only you would know, so it is you who tells the others when it is time to have the party." Now that, I thought, is something I must remember! .... page 78, 'Mutant Message Down Under' by Marlo Morgan
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Nothing is ever what it seems to be because it's a subset of something greater in any number of realm's. Trust. .... Chris Neill, NSW
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When you drop the ego, you drop a whole world that you have created around it. For the first time you are able to see things as they are - not as you would like them to be.
Drop the ego; Drop the conflict. .... 'Creativity' by Osho
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There is only one purpose in life - to love
There is only one reason for living - learning to love
There is one reason for relationships - to share love
There is one reason for being in a croud - to observe love
There is one reason for being alone - to understand your symbol of love
There is one reason for disagreement - to find out where you are no loving
There is one reason for crisis - to uncover your inability to love
There is one reason for meeting people - to extend your love
There is one reason for change - to find new ways to increase your love
There is one reason for a 'Soul Mate' - to extend your love beyond its present limit, and to keep expanding it until all limits disappear.
The sun helps you strengthen your love
The rain helps you synthesize it
The wind aids you in spreading it to four corners of the earth
You exist only through your love
You are felt only through the consistency of your love
You are remembered only by the manifestation of your love
Your consciousness and peace of mind come only from the depth of your love
- Amahl (just describing)
"The way to success, to prosperity, and to happiness is to give happiness unto others.
The simplicities of the Master's way have been made plain in the midst of a complex civilization.
The pathway of the Spirit that is so childlike and sweet is in any age wondrous to live when verified by the Spirit of truth within oneself.
Cultivate, then, the Spirit of truth. Invite an honest analysis of situations."
..... 'The Sacred Adventure' El Morya - recorded by Mark L. Prophet. Summit University Press, Los Angeles, USA. permission applied for 27-10-11.
In any situation:
What would Love do now?
Remember that you are the creator of your reality by your thoughts, words & deeds.
Choosing to change negative or self-defeating thoughts, words and actions and replacing them with the positive,
supportive language of love will release you from limitation and change your life experience.
When you have FAITH, all things are possible.
Here are favorite quotes from Tom Shadyac. His movie / DVD "I Am" is highly recommended. www.iamthedoc.com
RALPH WALDO EMERSON:
“It is one light which beams out of a thousand stars. It is one soul which animates all men.” (American Scholar)
“Let us unlearn our wisdom of the world…and learn that truth alone makes rich and great.”
“Nothing will bring you peace but yourself. Nothing will bring you peace but the triumph of principles.” (Self-Reliance)
“Trust thyself. Every heart vibrates to that iron string.” (Self-Reliance)
“Men…seek money or power…for they aspire to the highest, and this, in their sleepwalking, they dream is the highest. Wake them, and they shall quit the false good and leap to the true.” (Self-Reliance)
“While he sits on the cushion of advantage he falls asleep.” (Compensation)
“Great souls are they who see that spiritual is stronger than material force, that thoughts rule the world.”
“Colleges…can only highly serve us, when they aim not to drill, but to create, when they…set the heart of their youth aflame.” (American Scholar)
“All of life instructs.”
“Those who shut the door to heaven on others don’t realize they are shutting the door to heaven on themselves.”
“Hardly the bravest amongst them have the manliness to resist it successfully.” (Emerson on Wealth)
“What we do not call education is more precious than that which we call so.” (Spiritual Laws)
“When the act of reflection takes place in the mind…we discover that our life is embosomed in beauty. Behind us, as we go, all things assume pleasing forms…even the tragic and terrible, are comely, as they take their place in the pictures of memory… The soul will not know deformity or pain. If, in the hours of clear reason, we should speak of the severest truth, we should say, that we had never made a sacrifice… No man ever stated his griefs as lightly as he might… For it is only the finite that has wrought and suffered; the infinite lies stretched in smiling repose.” (Spiritual Laws)
“There is less intention in history than we ascribe to it… Men of extraordinary success, in their honest moments, have always sung, ‘Not unto us, not unto us.” (Spiritual Laws)
“When we have broken our god of tradition, and ceased from our god of rhetoric, then may God fire the heart with his presence.” (Over-soul)
“God will not make himself manifest to cowards.” (Over-soul)
“A little consideration of what takes place around us everyday would show us that a higher law than that of our will regulates events; that our painful labors are unnecessary and fruitless; that only in our easy, simple and spontaneous actions are we strong, and by contenting ourselves with obedience we become divine…” (Spiritual Laws)
“It is the vice of our public speaking that it has not abandonment.” (Spiritual Laws)
“The man may teach by doing, and not otherwise. If he can communicate himself, he can teach, but not by words.” (Spiritual Laws)
“The object of the man…is to make daylight shine thought him, to suffer the law to traverse his whole being without obstruction, so that, on what point ‘soerver of his doing your eye falls, it shall report truly of his character, whether it be his diet, his house, his religious forms, his society, his vote, his opposition…” (Spiritual Laws)
“…Our life might be much easier and simpler than we make it…Why need you choose so painfully your place, and occupation…? Place yourself in the middle of the stream of power and wisdom which animates all whom it floats, and you are without effort impelled to truth, to right and a perfect contentment.”
“Look in thy heart, and write.’ He that writes to himself writes to an eternal public.” (Spiritual Laws)
“Let the great soul incarnated in some woman’s form, poor and sad and single, in some Dolly or Joan, go out to service, and sweep chambers and scour floors, and its effulgent daybeams cannot be muffled or hid, but to sweep and scour will instantly appears supreme and beautiful actions, the top and radiance of human life, and all people well get mops and brooms..!” (Spiritual Laws)
“When all your desires are distilled
You will cast just two votes
To love more
And be happy”
“I wish I could show you,
When you are lonely or in darkness,
The Astonishing Light
Of your own Being.”
“Why go to sleep each night,
Exhausted from the folly of ignorance.”
So much from God
That I can no longer
A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim,
a Buddhist, a Jew.”
great religions are the
poets the Life
Every sane person I know has jumped
“Every child has known God,
Not the God of names,
Not the God of don’ts…
But the God who only knows four words…
“Come dance with me.”"
“Even after all this time
The Sun has never told the Earth
“You owe me,”
look what happens
with a love like that,
it lights the whole sky.”
“Die before you die,
Then do whatever you want.
It’s all good.”
“Nothing has ever been said about God that hasn’t already been said better by the wind in the pine trees.”
“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul. For just as the wind carries thousands of winged seeds so each moment brings with it germs of spiritual vitality that come to rest imperceptibly in the minds and wills of men. Most of these unnumbered seeds perish and are lost, because men are not prepared to receive them: for such seeds as these cannot spring up anywhere except in the good soil of freedom, spontaneity, and love.”
“To hope is to risk frustration. Therefore, make up your mind to risk frustration.”
“Do not be one of those who, rather than risk failure, never attempts anything.”
“As if the sorrows and stupidities of the world could overwhelm me now that I realize what we all are. I wish everyone could realize this. But there is no way of telling people they are all walking around shining like the sun.”
“What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?”
“The humble man receives praise the way a clean window takes the light of the sun. The truer and more intense the light is, the less you see of the glass, and the more you see of the sun.”
“What is serious to men, is often very trivial in the eyes of God. What in God might appear to us as play, is perhaps what He Himself takes most seriously.”
“The more we persist in misunderstanding the phenomena of life, the more we analyze them out into strange finalities and complex purposes of our own, the more we involve ourselves in sadness, absurdity and despair. But it does not matter much, because no despair of ours can alter the reality of things, or stain the joy of the cosmic dance, which is always there. Indeed, we are in the midst of it, and it is in the midst of us, for it beats in our very blood whether we want it to or not…And the fact remains, we are invited to forget ourselves on purpose, cast our awful solemnity to the wind, and join in the general dance.”
“Finally, I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am…”
“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy…this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.”
“We do one thing or another, we stay the same or we change. Congratulations if you’ve changed.”
“We all have much more listening to do.”
“What keeps us from joining the dance
The dust particles do?…”
“We should split the sack
Of this culture
And stick our heads out.”
“I have lived on the lip
of insanity, wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door. It opens.
I’ve been knocking from the inside!”
“Because of this love for you
My bowl has fallen from the roof.
Put down a ladder and collect the pieces, please.”
“Hear what Sanai said:
Lose your life, if you seek eternity.”
“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
“Beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”
“If you’ve opened to…love, you’re helping people you don’t know and have never seen.”
“When I hear the stock market has fallen, I say, Long live gravity!”
“Intellectual property names the deed by which the mind is bought and sold and the world enslaved.”
“Nor do I believe artistic genius is the possession of any artist.”
“Ceaseless preparation for war is not peace.”
HENRY DAVID THOREAU:
“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”
“As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.”
“We make ourselves sick, that we may lay up something against a sick day.”
“What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can…”
“What everybody echoes as true today… may turn out to be falsehood tomorrow.”
“Age is no better qualified for an instructor than youth… for it has not profited so much as it has lost.”
“I am always regretting the fact that I am not as wise as the day I was born.”
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
“My life is my message.”
“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.”
“An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind.”
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
“Live simply so that others may simply live.”
“A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.” (1945)
“You cannot solve a problem from the same consciousness that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.”
“Try not to let school get in the way of your education.”
SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI:
“It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.”
“Preach the gospel wherever you can and when all else fails, use words.”
“Whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral.”
“I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God no the least…”
“Love the earth and sun and animals,
Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
Stand up for the stupid and crazy,
Devote your income and labor to others…
Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book;
Dismiss whatever insults your own soul;
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.”
“Swiftly arose around me the peace and knowledge
that pass all the argument of the earth;
And I know that the hand of God is the elderhand of my own,
And I know that the spirit of God is the eldest brother of my own,
And that all men and women ever born are also my brothers…”
“The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis…it is the lack of love and charity; the terrible indifference towards one’s neighbor.”
“It is not how much we do, but how much love we put into what we do.”
“Intense love does not measure; it just gives.”
“I do not agree with the big way of doing things, to us what matters is the individuals, if we wait till we get the number then we will be lost in the numbers.”
“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.”
“Doubt is too lonely a pain to know that faith is his twin brother.”
“Before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which most people give up. It’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one ‘dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.’”
“Every search begins with beginners luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.”
“His heart whispered: ‘Be aware of the place where you are brought to tears. That is where I am, and that is where your treasure is.’”
“Thy lot or proportion in life is seeking after thee, therefore be at rest from seeking after it.” (The Alchemist, The Kalif Ali)
“When you know that you are eternal you can play your true role in time. When you know you are divine you can become completely human. When you know you are one with God you are free to become absolutely yourself …”
“One common mistake is to think that one reality is THE reality. You must always be prepared to leave one reality for a greater one.”
“In silence one can receive more because all one’s activities become concentrated at one point. There is only one real rhythm; in silence you hear it. When you live to the rhythm of this silence, you become it, slowly; everything you do, you do to it.”
“I destroy my enemy when I make him my friend.”
“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.”
“For Occupation – This – the spreading wide my narrow Hands to gather Paradise.”
“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve… You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
“If you want to know the past, look at your present life. If you want to know the future, look at your present.”
“When we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
“When we live our life contrary to the inner guidance of our Soul, our actions often have a disharmonious effect upon ourselves, others and the Earth. This is why the evolution of individual human consciousness is intimately linked with the future of this planet. In light of this, the crisis of all physical illness, emotional imbalance and planetary upheaval has but one ultimate purpose: to provide an opportunity that will motivate us to realign our body, mind and emotions with the infinite love, wisdom and healing of our Soul. Therefore, whenever we gather the courage to do whatever it takes to end the war within, we contribute directly and immediately to our own healing and transformation as well as to the peace that our world cries out for.”
“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others”
“The words ‘I am…’ are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you’re claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you.”
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.”
“The Sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the Universe to do.”
“We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are.”
“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”
“When we have seen Reality, there is not a grain of dust which has not a sublime meaning.”
“Don’t feel sorry for yourself if you have chosen the wrong road – turn around!”
“Study to overcome that in yourself which disturbs you most in others.”
“Love your neighbor as yourself.”
“Do not store up treasures on earth where moth and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal, but store up treasure in heaven where moth and rust do not destroy and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
“What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his own soul.”
“It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.”
“The kingdom of God cometh not with observation; nor will they say unto you, ‘Lo here, or lo there!’ For the kingdom of heaven is within you.”
“Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.”
“Consider the birds of the air, they do not sew or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly father feeds them. Look at the lilies of the field; surely Solomon in all of his splendor was not arrayed like one of these… So if God so clothes the grass of the field… how much more will he care for you…? Therefore, do not choose to be anxious, saying: ‘What shall we eat, and what shall we drink, and what shall we wear?’ Your Heavenly Father knows that you need these things. Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you. Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow; for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.”
“Unless you become like these little children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven.”
“Do not judge, that you may not be judged.”
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who endure persecution for the sake of justice, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
“If you bring forth that which is within you, that which within you will save you. If you do not bring forth that which is within you, that which is within you will destroy you.” (Gospel of Thomas)
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me…Truly, I say to you, that which you did for the least of my brothers, you did unto me.”
“Whoever would be great amongst you must be your servant, and whoever would be first amongst you, must be last.”
“Whoever will save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life…will save it.”
“Why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own?”
“You can not serve two masters, for either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can not serve God and money.”
“Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.”
“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.”
“Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.”
“A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for with out kindness, there can be no true joy.”