Richard G. Petty, MD

Communion and Union With the Beloved


“In nearly all traditions, sacred psychology assumes that the deepest yearning in every human soul is to return to its spiritual source, there to experience communion and even union with the Beloved.”         

–Jean Houston (American Scholar, Researcher and Author on Human Potentialities, 1937-)

“The Search for the Beloved: Journeys in Mythology and Sacred Psychology” (Jean Houston)

On Christmas Day: An Expanded View

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“The story of Christ is not only an account of a historical man but also a figurative representation of the path that each of us must follow to attain liberation.”

–Richard Smoley (American Philosopher, Editor and Writer, 1956- )

“Inner Christianity: A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition” (Richard Smoley)

The Beloved of the Soul


“We remember, if only as a dream, Sun Self, Sea Self, Unitive Being, the Beloved of the soul. And we cry to dream again….it is time for the rebirth of the spirit. However unlikely it may seem, we are to be the midwives of God.”

–Jean Houston (American Scholar, Researcher and Author on Human Potentialities, 1937-)

“The Search for the Beloved: Journeys in Mythology and Sacred Psychology” (Jean Houston)

Work On Yourself and You Work On The World


“We work on ourselves then, in order to help others. And we help others as a vehicle for working on ourselves.”  

–Ram Dass (a.k.a. Richard Alpert, American Spiritual Teacher, Author and Lecturer, 1931-)   

Necessary Steps on the Path


“When the aspirant can grow to love his neighbors for their struggles and faults, and utterly abstain from any critical feeling, then ‘will all things be added unto him.’ There will be no barriers to prevent it. Like attracts like, and his own honesty and charity will inevitably draw to him as to a magnet all that is good.”           

–Vera Stanley Alder (English Painter and Mystic, 1898-1984)

The Finding of the Third Eye  

Your Spiritual Journey

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“The spiritual journey is one of continuous learning and purification. When you know this, you become humble.”           

–Sogyal Rinpoche (Tibetan-born Buddhist Teacher, Dzogchen Master of the Nyingma Tradition and Founder of the Rigpa Network, c.1950-)   

Following Your Path


“Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he’ll never move.”

–Paulo Coelho (Brazilian Writer, 1947-)

If Your Heart Is Large Enough

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“If your heart is large enough to envelop your adversaries, you can see right through them and avoid their attacks. And once you envelop them, you will be able to guide them along the path indicated to you by heaven and earth.”

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

“The Art of Peace” (Morihei Ueshiba)

Expressing Spirituality

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“The spiritual life finds its most potent expression in the man who lives the ordinary life of men in the strength of the Yoga…”     

–Sri Aurobindo (a.k.a. Aurobindo Ghose, Indian Nationalist Leader, Mystic, Philosopher and Creator of Purna (Integral) Yoga, 1872-1950)

Moving From Material to Spiritual

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“In proportion as men become enlightened in regard to spiritual things, they attach less value to things material.”  

–Allen Kardec (a.k.a. Hippolyte Leon Denizard Rivail, French Professor and Founder of the Doctrine of Spiritism, 1804-1869)   

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