Pathwork Lecture Study Guides 150-199

Above: clip from "The Spiritual Meaning of Relationship" PL 180

PL 150 Self-Liking: Condition for Universal Bliss

   Man cannot be in the universal, general truth, the dynamic truth of life, unless he is in the truth of himself.  Not only in those truths he has already faced, but also with regard to those factors that are still difficult to look at.  As long as he refuses to face what seems most difficult, he is not in a truthful state.                                It is essential that man say to himself ‑‑ again and again and again ‑‑ "I want to look at everything, I want to see even that where I am most resistant."                  

November 2019 Newsletter PL 150

Study Guide: Self Liking: Condition for Universal Bliss  
YouTube Video Summary  22 mins

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PL 152 Connection Between Eg and Universal Power

          The meaningfulness and fulfillment of one's life depend, in the last analysis, entirely on the relationship between man's ego and the universal life principle ‑‑ the real self, as we also call it. If this relationship is balanced, everything falls into place. 

November 2016 Newsletter PL152

Study Guide: Connection Between Ego and Universal Power

YouTube Video Summary 6 mins 

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PL 153 The Self-Regulating Nature of Involuntary Processes                

           "Man's battle is in the holding on to his ego faculties. This is because he desperately fears the involuntary processes. He fears everything about it, either consciously or unconsciously or both. Study guide explores 4 sub-topics of the lecture: Overexertion of ego creates unbalance, The role of Images in unhappiness, Involuntary Processes that you already trust, and Fear of success / Fear of the Abyss."

PL 155 Fear of Self; Giving and Receiving

           Anyone who constricts his natural soul movements does so because he is afraid of them, afraid of where they will lead him to and of what they may make him do.

           Anyone who is aware of this fear has made a substantial step toward his liberation, for without being aware of the fear of self, it cannot be overcome.

November 2017 Newsletter PL 155

Study Guide: Fear of Self: Giving and Receiving

YouTube Presentation 22 mins

PL 157 Emotional Dependency Hinders Possibilities

          It is being said by all great spiritual teachings, by all truth teachings, that creation is infinite in its possibilities and that man's potential to realize these infinite possibilities of happiness exists in the depths of his being.                                                                                                                                      

          Before man can create new possibilities of unfoldment and entirely new ranges of experience in his personal life, it is necessary that he first learns to apply these laws of creation to his problem areas, to those aspects of his life where he is troubled, limited, handicapped ‐‐ where he feels trapped.

February 2019 Newsletter PL 157

Study Guide: Emotional Dependency Hinders Possibilities

YouTube Presentation Emotional Dependence 46 mins

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PL 159 Life Manifestation is Expression of Dualistic Illusion

         You see, my friends, the creative power at work within yourself is so immense, it is so constantly operative, that you have, so far, no notion of. It operates according to your consciousness. This includes, of course, the conscious and the unconscious mind -- your total being. ... When this is fully perceived, the law of life will be understood. 

November 2014 Newsletter PRS25 PL81/159                               

Study Guide: Duality Through Illusion

PL 160: Conciliation of Inner Split

         This is a powerful lecture about cultivating the  emotional maturity that needed in order to support accelerated spiritual development. Study materials include an example of a vicious circle that develops when we try too hard to resolve dualities. "A very deliberate and yet relaxed attempt must be made to feel the underlying causes of the outer results in your life." 

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PL 162 Three Levels of Reality for Inner Guidance                                                                

You are not only, by your presence, in the spirit of wanting to receive guidance and truth, but primarily by every single inner effort made toward the realization of your true being.  The more this realization is activated, the more blessings are generated from within. Elimination of error frees intuition and creative experience from within.  The lectures first give an impetus to this process and later fortify and confirm it when you read them again.                

                                                         Three Levels of Reality:

     The first level of reality is what you think exists

     The second level of reality is what actually exists

     The third level of reality is what could exist

April 2019 Newsletter & Outline of PL 162

Study Guide:  162 Three Levels of Reality for Inner Guidance

PL 165: Evolutionary Phases of Feelings and Emotions

          Through many life experiences, through millennia of living under varied circumstances, each entity learns to develop his faculties of reason (seeing cause and effect of his actions) and of will (self‑discipline not to give in to these primitive impulses). Yet in overdeveloping faculties of reason and will, a lopsidedness comes into being. 

          Whenever emotions appear, they may seem by far more negative than positive. When feelings are feared (and therefore denied) aliveness is by necessity also denied, whether or not the entity is aware of this connection.

May 2020 Newsletter Outline of PL 165

Study Guide: 188 Evolutionary Phrases of Feelings and Emotions

Review of Issues discussed / participant contributions

during the weekly online meetings

YouTube Review of PL 165  55 mins 

Review of PL 165 Meetings in pdf format

PL 166: Perceiving, Reacting, Expressing

A threefold principle exists that applies to all elements of any kind of relationship and determines its nature.  It is perceiving, reacting, and expressing.  When this threefold principle operates in health, truth, harmony, and reality, then relationship must be fruitful and joyful.  When these three aspects of relationship operate in a distorted, unrealistic, disharmonious way, relationship cannot possibly be fruitful or joyful.

August 2020 Newsletter Outline of PL 166

Study Guide: Perceiving, Reacting, Expressing

YouTube Summary of PL 166   47 mins

PL 168: Two Ways of Living; Away from and Towards Center

This blessing is the simple statement: truth brings love and love brings truth.  From whichever end you start it or are able to start it, one must lead to the other, and both become one

Two Basic Ways of Life PL168 Study Guide

Minutes from April 2013 meetings PL168

PL 171 & PC10: Spiritual Law                 

          Spiritual Law, like forces of nature (such as gravity), is impersonal, constant, and perfect - concepts that we do not associate with human relationships and life circumstances. We experience authority and justice through the lens of Human Law, which is seldom free of agenda, ideology, and distortion. This can encourage attitudes of rebellion and resentment, along with a fear of being judged.

2009 Study Guide plus audio MP3 files:                

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2013 Study Guide and Audio File:

Handouts: Injustice & Spiritual Law PL249&171 - 2013

Minutes from 4 meetings:  June 2013 Meetings PL249&171               

Audio file 249-TC-Injustice-2013.mp3

Spiritual Principles PC 10  Original 1978 Document 8 pages

Spiritual Principles PC10 Single Page Summary

Spiritual Laws mentioned in the PLs   9 pages / Anonymous

PL 174 Self-Esteem

               Put down in writing everything that you dislike about yourself. Have it down in black and white.  Then feel into yourself and ask: "Do I really believe that this is all there is to me?  Do I really believe that I must be these traits all my life?  Do I believe I have the possibility to love?  Do I hold forces locked up in me that contain all the good imaginable?"                                

              By raising these questions seriously, you will get an answer on a deeply feeling level, a level where the answer is more than a theoretical concept.  You will experience a new power in you that you do not need to fear, and a new gentleness and softness that does not need hostility or other defenses.  Then you will know how much there is in you to love and respect.                                 

October 2019 Newsletter                

Study Guide: Self Esteem PL 174

YouTube Summary                 32 mins

PL 176 The Overcoming of Negativity featuring The Undefended Self by Susan Thesenga,   Chapter 6

Negative creation is an ongoing process in every human being.  For, if you were free from negative creation, if you were not negatively involved with creation, you would not be human; you would not live on this plane of consciousness, which expresses a certain degree of development. 

April 2016 Newsletter PL 176 US6

Study Guide The Overcoming of Negativity

YouTube Summary   7 mins

PL 180: The Spiritual Meaning of Relationship                 

          "Relationship represents the greatest challenge for the individual, for it is only in relationship to others that unresolved problems still existing within the individual psyche are affected and activated." The intensity and pleasure of Relationship is directly proportional to our willingness to learn what it has to teach us. 

2009 Presentation on YouTube 1 hr 4 mins 

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2013 Study Guide

The Spiritual Meaning of Human Relationship PL 180

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PL 182: Meditation for Three Voices: 

          Includes information from Chapter 4, Child, Adult Ego and Soul Self (US4) of The Undefended Self by Susan Thesenga.  Encouraging greater consciousness around different aspects of ourselves can be likened to the process of Voice Dialogue©. It is often taught using three chairs or seating positions, and the process can be expanded to include many  combinations.

2009 Study Guide PDF plus audio MP3 files:  

(additional materials on 2013 page)

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2013 Study Guide

The Process of Mediation PL182 - 2013

Minutes from July 2013 meetings PL182

PL 183 The Spiritual Meaning of Crisis

Crisis is an attempt of nature, of the natural, cosmic lawfulness of the universe, to effect change.  If change is obstructed by that part of the consciousness that directs the will, crisis must be the result in order to make structural change possible. 

June 2017 Newsletter PL 183

Study Guide: The Spiritual Meaning of Crisis

YouTube Summary 31 mins

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PL 185 Mutuality

          Please see study guide on Abundance, PL 130.

PL 188 Affecting and Being Affected

          Our mutual aim is to truly find the core of your real being and to thus find your real existence. This real existence is light and beauty.  In this real existence there is nothing to fear. But you must go through the fear in order to find that it is illusion, and in order to choose whether or not you wish to continue living in this illusion -- or to give it up. 'Giving it up' requires some effort and willingness to change and chance some unknown modes of living and being, of reacting and acting.

April 2020 Newsletter PL 188

Study Guide Affecting and Being Affected

Video Summary  31 mins

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PL 189 Identification with Self

The spiritual consciousness cannot manifest when the already existing consciousness is not fully put to use in the conduct of one's life.  

September 2015 Newsletter PRS24 / PL189

Study Guide  Identification With Self

Video Introduction  16 mins

PL 192 Repressed Needs, Real and False Needs

          To the degree you have not experienced fully your past as a child, you must attract similar experiences, at least in essence, later.   

October 2014 Newsletter PRS23 /  PL192

Study Guide: Repressed Needs, Real and False Needs

PL 193 Basic Principles of Pathwork: Its Aim and Process

          The aim of this approach to spiritual reunion is to help toward a re‐unification of everything that has ever split itself off, through developing awareness and working with all levels of the human personality: mind and thought; will; feelings; physicality and physical expression; and life experience.

December 2019 Newsletter

Study Guide Basic Principles of Pathwork

YouTube Video Summary Part 1    23 mins

January 2020 Newsletter Part 2

Study Guide Basic Principles of Pathwork Part 2

YouTube Video Summary Part 2    41 mins

PL 195 Identification and Intentionality:  Identification of the Spiritual Self to Overcome Negative Intentionality:

          Whatever man fears, he unconsciously wants, and that whatever he experiences, he also unconsciously wants.  This entire Pathwork is based on this truth, this fact of life.     

          Part 1:  Identification vs. Identifying WITH; Stages of Commitment / Cause and Effect; Intuition vs. Instinct; The Spiral of Development starts with Awareness

October 2020 Newsletter PL 195 Part 1

Study Guide: Identification and Intentionality Part 1 of 2

          Part 2Identifying Negativity vs. Negative Intentionality; Can’t / Won’t, & The Antidote: Positive Intentionality; Spiral of Development as an ongoing process

November 2020 Newsletter PL 195 Part 2 of 2

Study Guide PL 195 Part 2 of 2 

PL 196: Commitment; Cause and Effect             
          "The ability to put cause and effect together also indicates the degree of awareness an entity has reached through his development.”  PL 196   When we ignore or misrepresent the connection between cause and effect, we disempower ourselves.  Consequences appear random and inexplicable, encouraging despair and self-doubt.

2009 Teleconference: Includes audio files and study guide. 

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August 2016   Newsletter PL196

Study Guide: Commitment -- Cause and Effect

YouTube Video Summary 4 mins

PL 197 Energy and Consciousness in Distortion: Evil      

          Energy can be an impersonal force that does not seem to be, or contain, or be an expression of, consciousness. The separated, dualistic human state creates the illusion that energy and consciousness are two different manifestations.  The same split in perception exists about life and self; God and man; cause and effect,  and many other concepts or phenomena of life.  Both are one.  Since thought is movement and energy, it is impossible to separate consciousness from energy in their essence, although in their manifestation there might be an apparent disconnection.

YouTube Video Summary 27 mins

PL 198 Transitioning to Positive Intentionality

          A fundamental reason for the difficulty in changing negative to positive intentionality is that secretly the self identifies almost totally with the destructive part. Hence giving up this part of the personality appears hazardous, dangerous, and annihilating.

          The question, then, is how to proceed in order to shift that subtle, inner sense of identity. 

January 2017  Newsletter PL198

Study Guide: Transitioning to Positive Intentionality

YouTube Video Summary 6 mins (below)

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PL 199 The Meaning of the Ego and Its Transcendence

            Man's average state of mind is a fragmented piece of consciousness. In this fragmented state he is cut off from reality.  He inevitably lives in fear and limitation. He ardently protects this limited state of consciousness, while it is this very limitation that creates fear and suffering. 

             Every incarnation, on whatever level this may pertain, requires the entity to increase the scope of his "field of operation," to widen the fences around the fragmented ego, to bring in more reality from the world beyond the illusory confinement. 

March 2019 Newsletter PL 199

Study Guide "Ego Tricks" PL 199

YouTube Video Ego Tricks 26 mins

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