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PL 134 & 14: Facing the Lower Self
A synthesis of several Pathwork lectures on negativity, the Lower Self, and what transformation means.
Full length YouTube Video Presentation1 hour 44 mins
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Materials are arranged by Pathwork Lecture reference numbers
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Updated December 2020
2-page Index of all the Pathwork Lecture Titles in numerical order.
The Bratnick Index of topics developed by the Dutch Pathwork: Padverk.
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Four Stages of Spiritual Evolution PL 127
PL 127 suggests that process work usually follows a pattern as we become conscious of the spiritual meaning within daily life. Download full text here.
Stage 1: Automatic Reflex
Automatic Reflex describes living in a lack of awareness. Where we are in alignment with spiritual truth, we may not feel called to become more aware. Where we are out of alignment with spiritual truth, a sense of discomfort, defensiveness, or negativity must result.
Stage 2: Awareness
Awareness is an ongoing, intuitive process of awakening to truth. Gradually or abruptly, we begin to feel a discrepancy between what we believe (or desire) and what we experience. We may try to avoid or deny uncomfortable feelings and resist change. We may accept that 'something is wrong' yet focus upon faults in others. We may cling to facts or arguments that bolster good feelings and discredits discomfort. Yet awareness is a beginning rather than an ending. A week, a year, or a decade passes. As in the story of the Princess and the Pea, we will continue to 'toss and turn' based upon vague feelings of discomfort if there are distortions within ourselves or our belief system.
Stage 3: Understanding
Understanding results from taking action to support our inner calling. Occasionally the process is simple, like finding the 'pea' under the mattresses and removing it. A moment of epiphany may allow us to feel the divine truth of oneness. We will seek kinship with others, a safe place to explore, a deeper sense of truth. Yet if we are still thinking dualistically, we may decide that one way -- our way -- is 'right' and try to enlist others to prove we have found an answer, a solution. More serious distortions hide under layers of denial and active defensive systems. Understanding, like awareness, is a step by step process.
Stage 4: Knowing
We are able to accept what 'is'. We work with truth as we know it, accept who we are while continuing to gain awareness and develop understanding. Knowing is a paradox: a relaxed state enabled by an ongoing commitment to awareness (real-life, real-time, working with both internal and external feedback) and ever-deepening understanding.
At any given moment, we will be in different stages of this spiritual evolutionary process on different issues. The intention of Pathwork Steps is to support the sharing of individual process around awareness and understanding. By sharing our struggles and recognizing our successes, we may feel more confident when we -- again -- face the pain and discomfort of initial awareness. We strive to become the loving parent that we always dreamed of having. We help ourselves by allowing others to help.
Pathwork lectures teach that the path to our real selves -- finding and uncovering the divine within -- is an individual journey. Pathwork Steps offers some distance-learning options to those attracted to the Pathwork Lectures. Participants are invited to witness others and express themselves (or you may choose to 'pass' or just listen in). You don't even have to attend meetings! Simply download the study guides and minutes.
All Pathwork lectures may be downloaded free at www.pathwork.org