Richard G. Petty, MD

Waking Up the Brain Cells


“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”

–Dr. Seuss (a.k.a. Theodore Geisel, American Writer and Illustrator, 1904-1991)   

Creation Unfolding

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“What moves thoughts through the mind is precisely what moves the clouds across the sky. All are a part of the same continuum of creation unfolding.”           

–Stephen Levine (American Poet, Writer and Spiritual Teacher Best Known for His Work on Grief, Death and Dying, 1937-)      

“Turning Toward the Mystery: A Seeker’s Journey” (Stephen Levine)   

The Hallmark of a Creative Leap

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“The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.”      

–Arthur Koestler (Hungarian-born British Writer and Philosopher, 1905-1983)   

Conscious Cooperation

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“If we learn how to consciously cooperate with the creative force of planetary evolution as it is shaping up with the passage of time, mankind’s age-old dream of the kingdom of heaven on earth, i.e., an internationally unified world order controlled by the power of truth, justice and love, can inevitably come true.”

–Haridas Chaudhuri (Bengali Integral Philosopher and Founder of the California Institute of Integral Studies, 1913-1975)           

“Karma: The Universal Law of Harmony” (Theosophical Publishing House)

The Feeling of Enlightenment

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“It is not easy to convey, unless one has experienced it, the dramatic feeling of sudden enlightenment that floods the mind when the right idea finally clinches into place.”

–Francis Crick (a.k.a. Francis Harry Compton Crick, English Molecular Biologist, Biophysicist, Neuroscientist, and, in 1962, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine, 1916-2004)

“What Mad Pursuit: A Personal View of Scientific Discovery” (Francis Crick)

The Eternal Dance

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“It is this Eternal Dance that is always, at every moment, creating, destroying, and recreating all things; all things in all worlds and at every subtle level of all known and unknown universes are the constantly changing and evolving expressions of this secret lightning-dance, this vast blissful ecstatic dance, the Dance of the Sacred Marriage between the “masculine” and “feminine” poles and powers of the Godhead…”

–Andrew Harvey (Indian-born English Philosopher, 1952-)

“Enlightenment for Everyone: A Practical Guide to Realizing Your True Nature” (Paul Ferrini)

Love and Creativity

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“Love mediated by the senses is the wellspring of creative power, of what is coming into being. Without sense-born love, nothing material would exist in the world; without spiritual love, nothing spiritual can arise in evolution. When we practice love, cultivate love, creative forces pour into the world….”

–Rudolf Steiner (Croatian-born Austrian Mystic, Occultist, Social Philosopher, Architect and Founder of Anthroposophy, 1861-1925)   

“Love and Its Meaning in the World” (Steiner Rudolf)

The Force of Creativity

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“In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?”          

–Igor Stravinsky (Russian-born American Composer, 1882-1971)

“An Autobiography” (Igor Stravinsky)

The Artist Inside You

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“Meister Eckhart said, ‘Become aware of what is in you, announce it, pronounce it, produce it, and give birth to it.’ This passion for ‘giving birth’ is within each one of us. We all have an artist inside, we all want to give our images back to the community. That is the task in this moment of need for creativity.”        

–Matthew Fox (a.k.a. Timothy James, American Theologian and Priest, 1940-)       

“Wrestling with the Prophets: Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life” (Matthew Fox)  

Perception and Creativity

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“When we are writing, or painting, or composing, we are, during the time of creativity, freed from normal restrictions, and are opened to a wider world, where colors are brighter, sounds clearer, and people more wondrously complex than we normally realize.”

–Madeleine L’Engle (American Writer, 1918-2007)         

“Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art (Wheaton Literary Series)” (Madeleine L’Engle)

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