Richard G. Petty, MD

The Truly Awakened Person

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“A truly awakened person is one who freely gives light, life, wisdom, knowledge, encouragement, and the outstretched hand to all with whom he comes into contact….the Divine shines out in him, awakening the aspiration to enlightenment in all those who are able to perceive it.”

–Geoffrey Hodson (English-born New Zealand Theosophist, Mystic, Teacher and Author, 1886-1983)      

“The Call to the Heights: Guidance on the Pathway to Self-Illumination (Quest Book)” (Geoffrey Hodson)   

Connecting Our Light to the World

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“This work of connecting our light to the world does not need to be done through a mass movement, or by millions of people. . . .The real work is always done by a small number of individuals. What matters is the level of participation: whether we dare to make a real commitment to the work of the soul.”

–Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (English Sufi Mystic, Lineage Successor in the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya Sufi Order and Author, 1953-)

“Alchemy of Light: Working with the Primal Energies of Life” (Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee)

Let Your Light Shine

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“We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining — they just shine.”    

–Dwight Lyman Moody (American Evangelist, 1837-1899)   

Pregnant With Light

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“The whole Universe is pregnant with Light; humans are pregnant with Light – each of us individually and the whole human race.”          

–Henryk Skolimowski (Polish-born Philosopher, Writer and Poet, 1930-)   

Goldilocks Light

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“There are two kinds of light—the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.”

–James Thurber (American Writer, 1894-1961)   

Fear of the Light


“We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”       

–Plato (Athenian Philosopher, 428-348 B.C. )

Your Highest Light

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“There is a light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond us all, beyond the heavens, beyond the highest, the very highest heavens. This is the light that shines in our heart.”

–Chandogya Upanishad (Ancient Hindu Commentaries on the Vedic Scriptures, Written between 1600 and 700 B.C.)   

No Limit to Your Light

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“There is no limit to your light, except the dark shadows of the ego cast upon the sky which we call self. Shake you soul! Awaken it from slumber! The time has come to awaken to your Divine being.”   

–Pir Vilayat Khan (Sufi Teacher and Head of the International Order of Sufis, 1916-2004)   

Finding Deep Joy

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“The older and deeper all-pervading joy is there…even when evil or pain is being endured on the level of consciousness controlled by individualized existence. Joy is always in the revels of the atoms and molecules making up the flesh and blood of the sufferer, in the swing of the planet on which he or she stands, in the sun which gives warmth and life. It is there…and can be tapped even in the darkest suffering.”       

–Robert Ellwood (American Theosophist, Priest and Author, 1933-)   

“Finding Deep Joy” (Robert Ellwood)

Absorb the Light


“A person wishing to develop properly should first of all absorb light correctly, then heat, then air, and finally sold food for the body.”    

–Peter Konstantinov Deunov (a.k.a. Master Beinsa Douno, Bulgarian Spiritual Master and Founder of a School of Esoteric Christianity, 1864-1944)   

“Prophet for Our Times: The Life and Teachings of Peter Deunov” (Peter Duenov)

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