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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Our Next Event:
Our next event:
"Fear of Self -- Giving and Receiving"
A Pathwork Presentation with Alan Saly and Traci Medford Rosow
On Friday, May 18, at 7pm.
The New York Region Pathwork Community Invites you to a Pathwork Exploration on Pathwork Lecture 155.
From the Lecture: "As long as fear of self exists, freedom and fulfillment of one's life are impossible, my friends, absolutely impossible. It is so much better to acknowledge the fear of self, to own up to it and say, "Here is where I am at this moment. I cannot allow to let out whatever is in me, for whatever reason," than push it away and make believe you do not have this fear."
Read the Lecture here.
The Lecture will be presented by Alan Saly and Traci Medford Rosow, and we will explore our reactions to it and share our perceptions.
The Lecture discusses fear of self -- a vitally important concept in understanding why we experience unfullfilment in our lives. It also talks about the reason why the Pathwork has process groups -- that is, groups in which you can encounter your negativity in a safe place.
The Lecture also talks about the value of giving and about the need to give. Here's another quote:
"You must feel deprived because you make it impossible to give out of your wealth and are
therefore afraid of receiving. You are doubly frustrated. Your refusal to let go of the negativity and
the refusal to give of yourself makes you unable to receive pleasure, delight, happiness -- often even
material success, which does not involve the emotions. Although you sense the existence of great
joyousness, it must remain unattainable to you. You cannot tolerate it; it frightens you precisely
because you are stuck in that spot where you simply want to soak in from others. It cannot work
that way. All efforts to attain liberation and well-being require equal attention to the frustration of
not giving and not being able to receive."
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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.