Lynn Andrews, a New Age spiritual teacher and author, is known for such books as Medicine Woman and Jaguar Woman.
Selected Lynn Andrews Quotations
• … the Sisterhood is in all of us. It is every woman who is keeping the dream alive. And the oldest dreamkeepers, the Grandmothers, are in danger at this very moment. We must write and we must act to keep the knowledge and the powers of woman alive.
• We need to live differently, we are not living consciously.
• I am not a religious person; I am a spiritual person. I want to have my dialogue with the divine. Maybe that means a tree or a rock or a magnificent being of light that I cannot explain.
• When I look at the indigenous people on the planet, I see that they've lived in harmony on the Earth for a hundred-thousand years. We've mucked it up in about 75.
• Creativity is like a great receptive womb.
• The person who upsets you the most is your best teacher because they bring you face to face with who you are.
• I have learned these things from different shamans. . . . But I found the language of the spirit is always the same.
• Prayer is our heartsong to life and the great spirit.
• I think what is important is that you believe in yourself and your relationship to the Divine, whatever that is for you.
• We came here to evolve out of our addictions to the physical realm. Then we can partake of the physical realm with joy, and it brings us joy. The experience of life and personal history is the basis of many aspects of joy, and that is what we came here to learn. It contains the mirrors that are created by the physical realm, by your desire, your contentment, by your feelings driven by your emotions and all of what you are.
• I knew without a glimmer of doubt that all things in the universe were connected by a living truth that would not relent its continuing search for wholeness until every form of life was united.
• To me, that mystery is a harmony, a construct of energy forms made out of light, electricity, life-forms that defy the imagination or description because they are animated by a source beyond words or explanation.
• [S]o often we look at a calendar of days as merely a symbol of the passage of time. We forget why we are on this earth. We forget that there is a reason for all of the pain and all of the struggle. We forget that we were put on earth to learn something. If everything were perfect in this life, we would never learn anything new. We would not be able to elevate our spirits through the events that happen to us.
• Everyone has what he or she needs, the mirrors. Each of us has asked, before being born, for everything needed. The problem is, when we are born, we become caught in the dream. We are born into a kind of sleep. To become enlightened is to wake up from that dream.
• Power lies in individuality and the ability to see yourself through your own eyes not the eyes of another.
• By naming your act of power, you create force. Follow your innermost passions in life. Empower your will and your strength of force by manifesting your secret dreams.
• I think when you cannot be yourself, it makes you want to write, because in your writing, you can be who you truly are. You can write characters that sometimes can live out the dreams that you are afraid to speak of, and that’s a good thing. I think that is when writing really makes you feel better.
• The writer’s soul is where my passion and curiosity live. It is not how or what you write that is important. It is your creative spirit.
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Quote collection assembled by Jone Johnson Lewis. Each quotation page in this collection and the entire collection © Jone Johnson Lewis 1997-2012. This is an informal collection assembled over many years. I regret that I am not be able to provide the original source if it is not listed with the quote.
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