QUOTES FROM OTHER AUTHORS IN THE BOOK
“Midway along the journey of my life,
I awoke to find myself in a dark wood,
for I had lost my way.”
“For even as love crowns you
so shall he crucify you.
Even as he is for your growth
so is he for your pruning....
All these things shall love do unto you
that you may know the secrets of your heart….”
A Four-Year Celibacy
“God turns you from one feeling to another,
and teaches by means of opposites,
so you will have two wings to fly, not one.”
“Faith: the involuntary assumption that life is worth living,
no matter what happens.”
A New Relationship
“Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.”
- William Shakespeare
“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine,
and a man cannot live without love.”
- Max Muller
A Kiss and the Question: “Are You the One?”
“Are you the One who is to come,
or should we wait for another?"
- Luke 7:19
“You alone can make my song [my soul] take flight.”
- Phantom of the Opera
The Sacred Vagina:
“How can a man who is already old be born again?
Can he go back into his mother’s womb and be born a second time?”
- John 3: 3-4
Interlude: Musings and Elaborations
“Paradise is at your own center;
unless you find it there,
there is no way to enter.”
- Angelus Silesius
“For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts]
and among you [surrounding you].”
- Luke 17:21
A Dream and the Answer: “I Will Lead You Home”
“I once was lost, but now am found.
Was blind, but now I see.”
- Amazing Grace
Interlude: God, My Soul, and the Unconscious
“My Me is God, nor do I recognize any other Me
except my God Himself.”
- Catherine of Genoa
“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”
Intuiting the Divine: God’s Imagination and Creativity
“The Eternal Feminine
shows us the way.”
“The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.”
"I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections
and the truth of the imagination.”
“My empire is of the imagination.”
She: A History of Adventure
- H. Rider Haggard
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift
and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant
and has forgotten the gift.”
Encountering My Soul: Her Wisdom and Truth
"Our task is to listen to the news
that is always arriving out of the silence.”
"Truth is what everyone needs to live.
But it cannot be received or acquired from anyone else.
Everyone must continually produce it from within himself.
Otherwise, he perishes….
It may be that truth is life itself.”
“Go not outside yourself, return to thyself;
truth dwells in the inner man.”
"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart.
And try to love the questions themselves.
Do not seek the answers that cannot be given you….
Live the questions now. Perhaps you will gradually,
without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answers.”
My Quest for the Wholeness of the Self
that you may understand who you are….
It is not fitting that you be ignorant of yourself….
You have already come to know,
and you will be called
‘the one who knows himself.’”
The Book of Thomas,
- A Gnostic Christian Gospel
“What lies behind us,
and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared
to what lies within us.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I Am What I Am”
- Yahweh, Exodus 3
“The longest way to God, the indirect, lies through the intellect.
The shortest way lies through the heart.
Here is my journey’s end and here its start.”
- Angelus Silesius
"I form the light and I create darkness;
I make peace and I create evil.
I am the Lord, who does all of these things."
- (Isaiah 45:7)
“And once you are awake, you shall remain awake eternally.”
“To wake at dawn with a winged heart
and give thanks for another day of loving….
To return home at eventide with gratitude.
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart
and a song of praise upon your lips.”
MORE QUOTES ARE IN THE BOOK