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Quotes pathwork lectures E2019

Week 1: Lecture 240: Let your consciousness align itself with the divine will of loving yourself; loving yourself without indulging yourself, without whitewashing your lower self; seeing it straight, and loving your beautiful structure, loving your incarnation, loving all that is around you, even that which seems to infringe in some way on you. Recognize its lesson and begin to love it.

Week 2: Lecture 162: You struggle against the fulfillment of being your true self as if this were the most horrible fate in the world. If the illusion about the separation between your true being and your momentary consciousness, or the separation between the universe and yourself, would not exist, there would be an instant awakening — a “click,” as it were — and you would know who you are and what life is.

Week 3: Lecture 175: You still overlook the tremendous significance of what you create with your consciousness. And your being disconnected from it causes the real, the worst, suffering. There is no other suffering as acute as the one when you do not know that you have created what you experience.

Week 4: Lecture 159: When the emotional awakening comes, it is world shaking. It is as though you would shed the burden of unnecessary shackles and discover the great freedom of the world, of growing, of being, of reaching out and experiencing life. Then nothing stands in the way any longer of growing and growing and growing — in more strength, in integrity, in love and wisdom, in the power to create, in awareness of things as they really are, in the ability to experience pleasure supreme.

Week 5: Lecture 258: Imagine that your true being — which means your being in truth, all in truth — observes that suffering part of you, the part that is squeezed into a smaller world in which you sometimes appear to suffocate. Your real being that is without any shades of untruthfulness, error, distortion (sin) is therefore in total well-being. There is no pain there. This true being observes your earth being that has undertaken to correct the distorted part. It observes with compassion for the momentary difficulties, but without tragedy, for it knows that all is well and that the temporary suffering must lead to salvation.

Week 6: Lecture 116: If you look outside in order to alleviate your isolation, you must become more isolated. If you look inside in order to alleviate it, you may appear to isolate yourself from others through this process of apparent self-concern, but you will then lessen the isolation and separateness that often causes so much suffering and loneliness.

Week 7: Lecture 189: Every minute of depression or anxiety, every hopeless or otherwise negative attitude towards a situation, contains various other options. But it requires an act of inner will on your part to waken forces in you that are now dormant and to make them available. Then, when the already available potentialities are being used, a much greater power of spiritual consciousness unfolds as an organic expression, gradually.

Week 8: Lecture 216: In the truly fulfilled life, difficulties are increasingly treated as stepping stones, doors to yet new liberations and finally cease to be experienced as difficulties.

Week 9: Lecture 165: You must learn to become calm with your mind and stop denying the feelings through the mind’s agitatedness of fitting the hurtful event into fixed images and theories. Let it be! Feel what you feel, without having to do anything, either in action or in reasoning it out. Then you will experience a wonderful process. The negative, painful feeling will by itself dissolve, very naturally.

Week 10: Lecture 156: When you no longer wish to hurt, you will no longer take for granted that you will be rejected. Therefore you will not be angry and frustrated and will, eventually, even begin to give out of your good feelings. The more you can connect your fear of others with the secret wish to hurt, the less this wish will exist.

Week 11: Lecture 211: As you know, connecting inner attitudes to outer events requires courage, humility, and honesty. It demands the utter integrity of self-responsibility. But the relief, safety, new energy, and creative strength that accrue from such a connection between the outer and the inner cannot be measured in mere words.

Week 12: Lecture 49: Without suppressions and self-deceptions, spring would revive you. Tiredness is a symptom that should be an indication for you that you are still suppressing knowledge and recognitions from yourself. Let it be an incentive that you set out twice as vigorously to break down your resistance to face yourself. For only then can you truly become whole and healthy in body, soul, and spirit, in your emotions and in your mind. Be grateful for any symptom that shows you where you are, whether it is tiredness or something else.

Week 13: Lecture 194: When you fulfill the law of truth and love, of honesty and openness, when you remove the defenses and face the lower self, when you are willing to change, then you will feel that it is your birthright to experience the intrinsic nature of the universe: absolute abundance.

Week 14: Lecture 174: If you can conceive of yourself as the essence of life with all its incredible powers, possibilities, and inherent potentials, as a forever changing expression of life, you will indeed know that you are deserving of your own esteem and acceptance. You will be able to see the traits you hate and still not lose sight of the fact who you essentially are.

Week 15: Lecture 154: Dip deep into that reality of the divine within yourself, to strengthen you in your determination to grow, to unfold, to expand, to unify, to correct the areas that block you from life, from all that is good. Let guidance come from within you to help you realize the futility, the unnecessary waste of resisting this growth.

Week 16: Lecture 66: Your true self is very often hidden behind a wall of stone. This wall of stone is not wickedness nor even selfishness. Neither is it the fear of being hurt and disappointed. Yes, all these also contribute, but to a lesser degree. The main components of this wall behind which you hide the real you is the shame of imagined weakness, of being yourself with all the tenderness and understanding, with all the sympathy and vulnerability of your loving heart.

Week 17: Lecture QA249: Christ demonstrated in symbolic terms through His life and death that giving out is a further selfenrichment. By sacrificing, even His very life, He was resurrected in eternity. In smallest measures every individual must experience this inexorable truth.