Richard G. Petty, MD

Finding the Underground Stream of Life

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“We are each like a well that has its source in a common underground stream which supplies all. The deeper down the well I go, the closer I come to the source which puts me in contact with all other life.”

–John Welch, O. Carm (American Carmelite Priest and Professor at the Washington Theological Union)

“Spiritual Pilgrims” (John Welch)

Seeing the Whole


“We cannot possibly see the whole of what we are, if we persist in seeing the parts of our nature and nature’s parts as disassociated entities. Defining things without considering their relationships with other things is a fatal flaw in descriptive analysis.”       

–Todd Siler (American Visual Artist, Educator, Inventor and Author, 1953-)

“Breaking the Mind Barrier” (Todd Siler)

The Process of Wholeness

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“The one ever becomes many and the many are ever reunited with and in the one. This process constitutes wholeness.”    

–Beatrice Bruteau (American Philosopher and Author best known for her work in Spiritual Evolution, 1930-)

“The Goddess Re-Awakening: The Feminine Principle Today” (The Theosophical Publishing House)

Moving Beyond False Dualities

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“When I gained the unshakable belief that there is no death, that all life is indivisible, that the here and hereafter are one, that time and eternity are inseparable, that this is one unobstructed universe, then I found the most satisfying and convincing philosophy of my entire life.”        

–Norman Vincent Peale (American Cleric, Writer and Self-help Expert, 1898-1993)                         

“The Power of Positive Thinking” (Norman Vincent Peale)

Universe Is a Communion and a Community

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“It is especially important in this discussion to recognize the unity of the total process, from that first unimaginable moment of cosmic emergence through all its subsequent forms of expression until the present. This unbreakable bond of relatedness that makes of the whole a universe becomes increasingly apparent to scientific observation, although this bond ultimately escapes scientific formulation or understanding. In virtue of this relatedness, everything is intimately present to everything else in the universe. Nothing is completely itself without everything else. This relatedness is both spatial and temporal. However distant in space or time, the bond of unity is functionally there.

The universe is a communion and a community. We ourselves are that communion become conscious of itself.”

–Thomas Berry (American Historian, Catholic Priest and Author, 1914-2009)   

Life Is One


“Life is one, said the Buddha, and the Middle Way to the end of suffering in all its forms is that which leads to the end of the illusion of separation, which enables man to see, as a fact as clear as sunlight, that all mankind, and all other forms in manifestation, are one unit, the infinitely variable appearance of an indivisible Whole.”    

–Christmas Humphreys (English Judge, Author and Buddhist Philosopher, 1901-1983)   

The Whole of the Whole

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“Every part of the part contains knowledge of the whole of the Whole.”      

–William Samuel (American Writer, Spiritual Seeker, Mystic and Teacher, 1924-1996)   

“The Child Within Us Lives” (William Samuel)

Alive, Conscious Awareness

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“God is an energy field of alive, conscious awareness, pulsating and singing with life force through your Wholeness – and your body is part of that Wholeness.”

–Mary-Margaret Moore (American Writer, Counselor and Channel of “Bartholomew”)

“Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream” (Bartholomew, Mary-Margaret Moore)

A Single Undivided Whole


“Ultimately, the entire universe has to be understood as a single undivided whole.”

–David Bohm (American-born Theoretical Physicist and Philosopher, 1917-1992)

“RC Series Bundle: Wholeness and the Implicate Order” (David Bohm)

One Single Whole

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“All the individual forms that make their appearances belong to one single whole.”

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

“The Essential Rudolf Steiner” (Rudolf Steiner)

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