Our Next Event:
Lecture 188, "Affecting and Being Affected."
Read the Lecture here: http://pathwork.org/wp-content/uploads/lectures/pdf/E188.PDF
We will meet at Traci and Joel Rosow's home at 107 East 38th Street in Manhattan on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 7pm.
From the Lecture:
"Acknowledging your own irrational self, without totally becoming it, renders you free. Concentrating on the ills of others is a destructive act in itself and makes it impossible to really fight the evil in you. I do not mean to convey that you should assume the sole responsibility in a conflict and whitewash the other person. Whenever there is negative interaction, both must share the responsibility. But to compare and measure your own responsibility with that of the other in order to make yourself the victim on the emotional level is tantamount to the denial of your own part, even if you pay lip service to the idea that you also contributed to the interaction. What invariably happens when you look for your own contribution to a negative interaction is that you begin to see how you both affect one another from your destructive levels. Then you truly share the responsibility. This realization is extremely liberating. It frees you from self-eroding guilt without removing the responsibility that is yours. It enables you to see and express the other person's share in the mutual effect without becoming an accusing, self-victimizing judge. This has a salutary effect and usually makes your expressions effective, if the other person is at all willing to communicate honestly. If the other person is not willing, this will no longer present a debilitating frustration for you. You no longer depend on proving your innocence. You see and know the truth. The clear knowledge makes you strong and dissolves negative energy."
On September 21, at Shetler Studios, Aimee Falchuk will present a talk on Lecture 75 -- "The Great Transition in Human Development, From Isolation to Union." Read the Lecture here: http://pathwork.org/wp-content/uploads/lectures/pdf/E075.PDF
New: Who Was Eva Pierrakos?
Pathworker Paul Paquette, at the International Pathwork Conference in Rio last month, presents his painstaking research about Eva Pierrakos, who channeled the Pathwork Guide. What do we know about Eva, before she gave the first lecture in 1958? Paul sums it up:
It's been 60 years. On March 11, 1957, Eva Pierrakos (then Eva Broch) channeled the first Pathwork Guide Lecture, "The Sea of Life." Since then, the Pathwork has provided inspiration to spiritual seekers all over the world. Our Pathwork is a meeting of Eastern and Western spirituality. It stresses acceptance, and also action. It invites us into self-confrontation, of our negativity and destructiveness, but also invites us to celebrate the Divine Spark, the Godself within.
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Here is the first Lecture:
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Our Next Event:
"Lecture 175: "Consciousness: Fascination with Creation"
On August 17th at 7pm
From the Lecture:
"The more consciousness has separated itself from the whole, the more fragmented it becomes, the greater the structure it creates. But the wholeness of consciousness is unstructured; it is the state of being in all its blissfulness. Once fragmentation has occurred, lost consciousness gradually works toward a state of self-consciousness. This state needs structure to protect it from the chaos of negativity and destruction. When negativity is met and eliminated, unstructured, blissful consciousness is attained again.
The ego, with its confinement, is the structure that protects the entity from its own destructive creating. It holds the destructive urges in check. Only when consciousness expands in bliss and truth can the structure be removed. So, at one point in your evolution, you were chaotically
unstructured. As you grow and evolve, the structuring walls off the chaos, so that at least for a while consciousness can function without being hindered by the inner chaos.
The thinking processes available to your consciousness can then become the tools to show the way out of negative creations and confining structuring. Looking beyond the structure and into the chaos, comprehending it, realizing the power of the mental processes you constantly use, affords you the possibility to reverse the downward curve that makes you ceaselessly seek ways to deny life, love, pleasure, happiness; to court decay, waste, and pain. The part of your universal self that has
remained whole knows the pain is short and illusory, but the part of you that is in chaos does not know this and suffers."
This Lecture is a deep meditation on about three levels of consciousness: the thinking mind of surface thoughts, the universal spirit dwelling within, and the destructive self. Each is accessible to us now -- what's needed is the willingness to focus and be receptive.
Join us in Traci and Joel's beautiful home at 107 East 38th Street in Manhattan (apartment 4b). The event is free and will conclude with a 15 minute meditation.
Alan, Gay, Laureen, and Camille, for the New York Region Pathwork.
What is the Pathwork? Read Guide Lecture 204.
The Pathwork is a spiritual path of self-purification and self-transformation on all levels of consciousness. It emphasizes the importance of recognizing, accepting, learning to know and ultimately transforming our Lower Self or shadow side of our nature. Pathwork helps us understand that through honest self-examination, with carefully applied tools and practices, we can overcome and remove the inner obstacles that keep us from living fully from and in our Godself, our true nature.
The Pathwork is not dogmatic. It bridges psychology and spiritual practice. It places the greatest emphasis on freedom and self-responsibility. It does ask us to be willing to examine our beliefs, and to accept the inner authority of the Higher Self.
The Pathwork encourages us to develop a healthy, mature ego. For it is only when the ego is strengthened, and purified of its misconceptions about life and its own task, that we can go beyond it and understand that the ego that wills, plans, and controls is only a part of our greater self. By using the ego to transcend itself, we are afforded a way to become fully and consciously who we are: our Godself or higher self.
We all yearn for deeper, more loving relationships, and we all want more physical pleasure, vitality, and abundance. Ultimately, we want a sense of purpose for our lives that only comes with intimate contact with God.
The Pathwork is based in a collection of teachings (the Pathwork Lectures) that help us see and understand ourselves, enabling us to gradually remove the obstacles that keep us separate from others, separate from the source of our creativity and life energy, from our divine core.
Find out more about the Pathwork Lectures here.