Richard G. Petty, MD

Oneness With God


“To man and to atom, to star-cloud and to earth, to sun and to snow crystal, to mountain and to worm, to sage and to fool, to saint and to sinner, God, to whom size and number offer no obstacle, gives eternal and inescapable union with his very Self.”

–Alan W. Watts (English-born American Philosopher, Writer, Speaker and Expert in Comparative Religion, 1915-1973)  

“Behold the Spirit: A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion” (Alan W. Watts)   

God Is Communicating In Every Moment


“Everyone IS having conversations with God, all the time….God is communicating with humanity in every moment.”      

–Neale Donald Walsch (American Writer, 1943-)   

“Tomorrow’s God: Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge” (Neale Donald Walsch)

On Fire With Sacredness

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“All Creation is on fire with sacredness; the Buddha nature and the Cosmic Christ and the image of God reside in the very light photons present in every atom in the universe.”

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

“One River, Many Wells” (Matthew Fox)

Divine Motivation


“Every encounter that brings me a caress, that spurs me on, that comes as a shock to me, that bruises or breaks me, is a contact with the hand of God, which assumes countless forms and yet always commands our worship. Every element of which I am made up is an overflow from God.”         

–Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (French Jesuit Priest, Mystic, Paleontologist and Author, 1881-1955)   

“Writings in Time of War” (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin)

Where Is The Divine?


“The divine is not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us.”      

–Morihei Ueshiba (Japanese Martial Artist and Founder of Aikido, 1883-1969)

Finding the Sacred in the Ordinary

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“The secret of finding the sacred in ordinary life is not in applying moralisms and ideologies to current affairs but in grasping the inherent profundity and indeed spirituality of every situation.”           

–Thomas Moore (American Psychotherapist and Writer)

“The Soul’s Religion: Cultivating A Profoundly Spiritual Way of Life” (Thomas Moore)

A Spiritual Canticle

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“The soul is able to see a marvelous fitness and disposition of the wisdom of God in the diversities of all His creatures and works…. each after its manner testifies to that which God is in it.”    

–Saint John of The Cross (Spanish Christian Mystic and Poet, 1542-1591)

“A Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and the Bridegroom Christ” (St. John of the Cross)

Revelation of the Sacred


“Any cultural moment whatever can provide the fullest revelation of the sacred to which the human condition is capable of acceding.”     

–Mircea Eliade (Romanian Historian of Religion, Philosopher, Novelist and Professor at the University of Chicago, 1907-1986)                                      

“Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy (Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology)” (Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask, Wendy Doniger)

How to Know God

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“It is only by becoming Godlike that we can know God – and to become Godlike is to identify ourselves with the divine element which in fact constitutes our essential nature.”

–Aldous Huxley (English Novelist and Critic, 1894-1963)

“The Perennial Philosophy: An Interpretation of the Great Mystics, East and West (P.S.)” (Aldous Huxley)

The Spirituality of the Ordinary

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“Spirituality…is to be found and nurtured in the smallest of daily activities…The spirituality that feeds the soul and ultimately heals our psychological wounds may be found in those sacred objects that dress themselves in the accoutrements of the ordinary.”

–Thomas Moore (American Psychotherapist and Writer, 1940-)   

“Care of the Soul : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life” (Thomas Moore)

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