Richard G. Petty, MD

Irrational Authority

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Some of the big barriers to regaining your Innate Freedom:

“Power on the one side, fear on the other, are always the buttresses on which irrational authority is built.”

–Erich Fromm (German-born American Psychologist and Philosopher, 1900-1980)   

“Man for Himself: An Inquiry Into the Psychology of Ethics” (Erich Fromm)

A Cause of Disease

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“Disease of the body as we know it, is a result, an end product, a final stage of something much deeper. Disease originates above the physical plane, nearer to the mental. It is entirely the result of a conflict between our spiritual and mortal selves. So long as these two are in harmony, we are in perfect health: but when there is discord there follows what we know as disease.”      

–Edward Bach (English Physician and Creator of the Bach Flower Essences, 1886-1936)   

Innate Freedom and Consciousness


“Each field of awareness in its boundaries constitutes a prison, and…the objective of all work of liberation, is to release the consciousness, and expand its field of contacts. Where there are boundaries of any kind, where a field of influence is circumscribed, and where the radius of contact is limited, there you have a prison. Ponder on this statement for it holds much truth.”    

–Alice A. Bailey (English Writer, Spiritual Teacher and Founder of the Arcane School, 1880-1949)   

How Should Water Know?

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You have a purpose: or rather tow of them that are interlinked. One is your personal purpose, and the other your Higher Purpose. An important part of attaining your Innate Freedom is to find and realize them. Yet many of us have no idea that they even exist!

“And how should a beautiful, ignorant stream of water know it heads for an early release – out across the desert, running toward the Gulf, below sea level, to murmur its lullaby, and see the Imperial Valley rise out of burning sand with cotton blossoms, wheat, watermelons, roses, how should it know?”  

–Carl Sandburg

 (American Writer and Poet, 1878-1967)

“Good Morning America” (Carl Sandburg)

Being Like a Star

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This may sound like a recipe for disaster, but actually it is not. If you really feel your path, then you don’t infringe on others and you certainly don’t descend into a pit of selfishness! Crowley wrote this after years of studying – and understanding – Daoist philosophy.

“Every human being should be like a star and follow his own path. A star is free so long as it follows its trajectory. The loss of freedom only begins with departure from the path.”

–Aleister Crowley (English Writer, Poet and Occultist, 1875-1947)

Recognizing Your Own Power


“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

–Alice Walker (African-American Writer, 1944-)   

You’ve Gotta Dance…

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“You’ve gotta’ dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.
(And speak from the heart to be heard.)”       

–William Purkey(American Author and Emeritus Professor at the University of North Carolina, 1929-)   

Continual Becoming

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“You do not stand in the world as a finished, self contained spatial being, but you stand within continual happening, continual becoming, within processes continually going on and continually proceeding.”    

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

“How Can Mankind Find the Christ Again?” (Rudolf Steiner)  

Scratch Where It Itches!


How many of us can ever uncover enough of our innate freedom to think and act this way?

“I have a simple philosophy. Fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches.”     

–Alice Roosevelt Longworth (American Socialite and Daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th US President, 1884-1980)   

Your Invisible Source


“Having access to that formless realm is truly liberating. It frees you from bondage to form and identification with form. It is life in its undifferentiated state prior to its fragmentation into multiplicity. We may call it the Unmanifested, the invisible Source of all things, the Being within all beings. It is a realm of deep stillness and peace, but also of joy and intense aliveness. Whenever you are present, you become ‘transparent’ to some extent to the light, the pure consciousness that emanates from this Source. You also realize that the light is not separate from who you are but constitutes your very essence.”

–Eckhart Tolle

 (German-born Author and Spiritual Teacher, 1948-)   

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