Pathwork Lecture Study Guides 200-258

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PL 201: Demagnetizing Negative Force Fields

 "Every conceivable attitude or concept about life creates an electro-magnetic force field... The force filed of a specific attitude to life is also ruled by the laws of attraction -- like attracting like." PL 201. Discussion of natural law following spiritual law, and how when cause and effect are separated, confusion results - disabling our ability to understand where our responsibilities might be. Short segments about Paradigms, the Observer Self, and how Context changes perception are available.

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PL 202 Psychic Interaction of Negativity

           It makes a lot of difference whether you are aware of negative intentionality or whether you blindly grope, act out, and consequently suffer a special kind of confusion that is more painful than real pain. Denying negativity incurs a double guilt, First, there is the guilt for the negative attitude in question.Second, you are involved in the guilt for denying this negativity.

May 2019 Newsletter PL 203

Study Guide: Psychic Interaction of Negativity

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PL 203 Aspects of the Divine Spark

The formal name of this lecture is “Interpenetration of the Divine Light Spark in the Outer Regions – Mind Exercises”. The Guide realized how abstract this topic may seem, and says “This is not just to give you information and teach you cosmology. Whatever I say about creation must be of immediate, practical value for your own development.”

March 2017 Newsletter PL203

Study Guide: Aspects of the Divine Spark

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PL 204: What is the Path? Giving Up Illusions

          “This is basically the Pathwork.  Unless you give up these illusions and take stock of whatever is in you, you must remain alienated from your own spiritual essence”  The day to day work of giving up illusions can be the hardest work we do."

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PL 207: The Spiritual Significance of Sexuality 

          "The sexual force is an expression of consciousness reaching for fusion. " yet in addition "The movement toward fusion on the emotional level must be expressed in feeling- exchange if the fusion is to take place. ... Mental fusion exists obviously on the level of the thinking mind. ... Spiritual fusion is always a natural result of the fusion on the physical, emotional, and mental levels. 

          For most human beings it is still inconceivable to combine sexuality with spirituality. This concept is bound to change soon. Satisfying relationships with others are therefore always also a mirror of the degree of inner unification for the individual. If you cannot find union with others, you are in disunity within yourself.”

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PL 210 Visualization Process for Growing into the Unitive State

          Visualization is quite essential to the creating and recreating work you do in meditation. Unless you can visualize the state you are to grow into, it is hardly possible to reach it.  It is extremely difficult to visualize the new state to be grown or moved into unless an example of some sort exists. 

September 2019 Newsletter

Study Guide: Visualization Process

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PL 212 Claiming the Total Capacity for Greatness

It is of utmost importance that you know what tremendous effects your thinking and your intentionality have, the positive as well as the negative.  Your loving thoughts to the universe, your surrender to the divine creative intelligence in you is as real and effective as your spiteful withholding in lack of trust.

November 2015 Newsletter PL 212

Study Guide  Claiming the Total Capacity for Greatness

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PL 216 Connection between the Incarnatory Process and the Life Task and The Cosmology of Pathwork PC08, The Plan of Salvation PL 22 & 216

          I find it useful to hold a larger perspective than the human mind is used to. Pathwork lectures 17-22 are knows as the 'creation' or 'plan of salvation' lectures. 

          Around lecture 25, the Pathwork Guide indicated that a new course was being prepared that would focus more closely upon the human experience than attempts to explain spiritual reality. 

          Lectures 26-165 form the basis of work with the personality, including issues that are reflected in our experiences as children. 165-199 address the universal human experience, and 200-258 again focus upon understanding and integrating our knowledge of the unitive (spiritual) plane into our humanity.

Study Guides and Notes: 216 PC08 Handouts

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March 2016 Newsletter PL216

Study Guide: Incarnatory Process and the Life Task

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PL 221 Faith and Doubt

          The popular concept of faith in this era of mankind's development is that it is a blind belief in something you have no way of knowing, that you will never know. In reality, faith requires a succession of several steps or stages.  Each of these stages is highly grounded in intelligence and realism.       

October 2015 Newsletter PL221 

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PL 225 Evolutionary Phases of Individual and Group Consciousness

          "At this period of your history, it is often said, and is also often noticed, that the Aquarian Age (or the new age) brings in a new group consciousness.  This consciousness manifests in many different ways.  Groups are forming in new ways as never before.  Community life is also taking entirely new forms.  All these developments are expressions of something deeper happening. It is very important for you to understand the dynamic, ongoing principle of the evolution of consciousness at work here.  You need to gain an overall view so that you can tune in and perceive the wider and deeper meaning of what is happening today in your time dimension."

December 2020 Newsletter PL 225

    Study Guide Three Phases of Group Consciousness PL 225

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L 233 The Power of the Word

          "The word is expression and creation.  It is plan, knowledge, opinion, consciousness.  The word is feeling, attitude, and intentionality. Creation cannot exist without a word spoken, known, held, believed in, and committed to in the area of that specific creation.  The word is a conglomerate of all of these and more.  The word that is spoken reveals the will that motivates this particular word."

October 2017  Newsletter PL 233

Study GuideThe Power of the Word

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PL 236 The Superstition of Pessimism

          "When you reach a certain level of awareness, you will come across an attitude that says, 'If I believe in the positive, I will be disappointed, and by my very belief in it, I may chase it away.  So I may just as well not believe in it.  It may be smarter on my part to believe that nothing good can happen to me, that I cannot ever change, that I cannot ever grow out of my obstructions."' This kind of thinking happens within you."  

February 2017 Newsletter PL236

Study Guide: The Superstition of Pessimism

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PL 237 Leadership -- The Art of Transcending Frustration

Anyone developed enough to be capable of pursuing such a demanding path as this is also capable of immense fulfillment and joy ‑‑ and of leadership!  In this path we are creating new leaders in many fields, in many directions, in many ways.  The purification you undergo makes you truly capable of genuine leadership in the best sense.

December 2018 Newsletter

Study Guide: The Art of Transcending Frustration

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PL 240 Some Aspects of Love

All religions, all philosophies, and all psychology agree that love is the key to everything, to fulfillment, to security, to creative growth.  And yet, love cannot be commanded, nor can it be a commandment.  It is a free, spontaneous soul movement.  The more it is tried, due to conscience and obedience, the less does it succeed. Where lack of fulfillment exists in a life, it is a sure sign that, somewhere, the soul has not yet learned to love. 

July 2015 Newsletter PRS18 / PL240

Study Guide  Some Aspects of Love 

PL 241 Dynamics of Resistance

1. The dynamics of movement (expansion, contraction, stasis)

2. The nature of movement (related to aliveness)

3. The nature of the resistance to movement. 

PL 245 Cause and Effect on Various Levels of Consciousness

As consciousness raises itself, new connections appear in which effects are seen connected to causes that were previously apparently nonexistent (current human reality).  Your state of development creates a corresponding reality.  It also contains the particular. degree of cause and effect you can experience.

August 2019 Newsletter PL 245

Study Guide: Cause and Effect / Consciousness

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PL 248: The Three Principles of Evil  

          Explore the qualities of Reason, Will and Emotion personality types in terms of how they may become attracted to the negative principles of Materialism, Separation and Half-Truths. The concept of materialism is sometimes easier to grasp in terms of needing to see truth in some form of manifested evidence - proof of some kind.

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PL 249: The Pain of Injustice 

          This type of pain contains more than could be put in this word.  It is not just actual injustice happening to you here and now, a specific issue. It is a fear that the universe can allow destruction to exist without safety valves.  It is the fear that nothing has rhyme or reason, that good being done has no effect on the outcome of cosmic history and evolution.

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2013: The Pain of Injustice with  Spiritual Law PL 171

Handouts: Injustice & Spiritual Law PL249&171 - 2013

Minutes from 4 meetings:  June 2013 Meetings PL249&171

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PL 254 Surrender

        In surrendering to God you are surrendering to the inherent spiritual power of truth, rather than to an authority figure.   

December 2015 Newsletter PL 254

Study Guide: Surrender

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PL 257 Aspects of the Divine Influx; Communication, Group Consdiousness, Exposure, Law of Brotherhood

          Communication is a by‑product of a highly developed consciousness.  To the degree development of spirit exists, the ability to communicate, to listen and express adequately and appropriately also exists.  To the degree development is still impaired, the ability to communicate is limited.     

December 2016 Newsletter PL257

Study Guide: Aspects of the Divine Influx; Communication,

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