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Week 1: Lecture 126: Most of you have made sufficient progress to know that what you leave behind was unnecessary hardship and that the growth you move toward, the new way of life you adopt, is indeed much easier than what you so tightly held on to.

New Year: lecture 130: Blessed be this new year you start. May it be crowned with success in your endeavors for spiritual growth.

Week 2: Lecture 137: Your inner center is the divine consciousness. It permeates the entire universe, it comprises all. Hence, the inner center of one human being is one with the inner center of every other human being.

Week 3: Lecture 77: If you are in harmony with the stream of life, giving yourself up to it, whatever comes your way will smoothly carry you forward.

Week 4: Lecture 33: What robs you of your peace and inner harmony is never what others do, but always and solely your own wrong attitudes and inner fights against conditions you cannot change and, what is more, you are not supposed to change. You are supposed to change yourself.

Week 5: Lecture 138: When your psyche is geared to “me and the other,” then there is no more conflict between giving and receiving. Then there is no more refusal to add to life, and, consequently, deep sorrow and suffering, isolation and conflict, guilt and frustration must cease.

Week 6: Lecture 141: The desire to be with others instead of against them has to be expressed. This entire new attitude and way of life has to be actively wanted, embraced, cultivated. It does not happen otherwise, it does not come by itself unless the ego wishes for it. Only then can all your fears, all your sense of worthlessness vanish.

Week 7: Lecture 245: Where you have fear, insecurity, anxiety, self-doubt, conflict with others, altercations with your environment, or any kind of unfulfillment or frustration, there must be the underlying cause in which you deny the call of your soul.

Week 8: Lecture 57: A universal mass image is the following: “If I receive attention or approval or admiration, all my worth is established not only in the eyes of the world but in my own eyes. If I cannot get it, then I am inferior.”

Week 9: Lecture 107: The law of cause and effect is to the finest detail an organic, infinitely just and harmonious process, a balancing factor in the entire universe, so exact in its workings that error or injustice is utterly impossible.

Week 10: Lecture 35: The fullness of life means always trusting again and again; always trying to have an understanding heart; and trying to feel why the other could not but help to do what he has done.

Week 11: Lecture QA121: Most diseases or sicknesses, and most any grave disharmony are a conglomeration of several factors. Number one is fear of positive feelings, fear of the healthy outlet of the instinctual nature. Factor number two is complete self-rejection in the erroneous assumption you have no value; and factor number three is the deliberate thwarting of your need for healthy, aggressive pursuits and deliberately stomping them and incapacitating thereby the healthy, mature ego functioning.

Week 12: Lecture 145: Do you let go the fear, the pride, the self-will of your ego and strive toward the voice of the divine in you? This way is always open, and whenever chosen, it must result in emancipation from the ego struggle, with its solutionless pain and anxiety.

Week 13: Lecture 133: When love exists, there must be physical health, which is one of the great desirable factors in human life. Love is a purifying force. When love is lacking, to that degree, all sorts of negative emotions cause ill health when the trouble remains sufficiently long unrecognized.

Week 13 extra: Lecture 63: It is not true that you are the victim of intangible forces inside or outside of yourself that you have no control over. On the contrary, you can always find that part in you where you wished sickness as a solution, although you did not wish for the problems that the sickness brought along and which the child in you could not foresee.

Week 14: Lecture 96: If you were more accepting of the world, you would be more accepting of yourself. And if you were more accepting of yourself, you would have more trust in life, in the life force, in God, in the wisdom and love that Creation is. But your lack of acceptance makes you blind, self-centered, and fearful. Only in learning acceptance can you attain the state of inner relaxation that is so badly lacking.

Week 14 extra: Lecture 216: You all float in a safe cloud of divine consciousness, and you are nurtured by divine love whether you know it, feel it, and experience it, or not. Your total consciousness knows it. Your fragmented consciousness does not. Try to connect with your inner being so that you will know this to be true.

Week 15: Lecture 81: The solution lies in facing the unknown, in confronting the fear of it, and in learning the strength to die. He who knows how to die, knows how to live. Needless to say, you do not have to wait for actual physical death to occur in order to learn this.

Week 15 extra: Lecture 230: He who completely accepts and embraces life cannot fear death, and vice versa. It is one and the same phenomenon; therefore one and the same attitude must prevail about life, death, change, movement.

Week 16: Lecture 54: The spiritual significance of Good Friday is to take the cross that you have made upon your own shoulders. By taking the cross upon yourself you say yes to self-responsibility and so to your fate. By the mere act of saying yes you are ready to dissolve this cross, to go through the difficulties, through the “crucifixion” in as positive and healthy a spirit as possible.

Week 16 extra: Lecture 130: Nothing one truly knows, even the greatest difficulties, are really feared. In order to make the unknown known, the feared unknown must often be entered into — just like the experience of dying. But this must, by no means, be construed to mean the looking for negative, painful experience. When you open your whole psyche for positive experience without a trace of fear of the negative, then the unknown must become more and more known; life becomes more and more of a fulfillment on all levels.

Week 17: Lecture 209: Only when you decide that the universe is worth risking your giving for, only then will you find that you and the universe are one. As you give to it, you give to yourself. And if you withhold yourself, it is impossible that you receive from life. For life can only reveal to you to the extent you give to it.

Week 17 extra: Lecture 12: First of all, even in mass or group disasters, an individual will never need to experience anything that does not fit into his or her own destiny. Second, every person, except those very few who have already reached a higher state of purification, is also sharing the responsibility for wars and other mass disasters.

Week 18: Lecture 181: I am willing to accept difficulties on the way, for I know that in overcoming them will I be capable of receiving the good of life.

Week 18 extra: Lecture 70: Inner errors cause you to fear life, therefore, often unconsciously, to wish for death in various degrees. The unconscious desire for sickness is a degree of death. The weakness, resulting from tension and fear, indirectly creates a weakening of the physical body, and directly an unconscious desire for sickness and death.

Week 19: Lecture 25: I can promise you that after a certain time on the path you will enjoy life in spite of your difficulties and before they have actually begun to cease.  You will come to relish life in a way you have never been able to do before.

Week 19 extra: Lecture 68: The presence of destructive tendencies based on wrong conclusions in the unconscious causes the prohibition of the constructive and creative in you.

Week 20: Lecture 70: The illusions, being untrue, in the last analysis always create fear and withdrawal from life. When the illusions are gone, the will to live, to be healthy, becomes stronger and stronger, since they are not undermined by the unconscious opposite desires.

Week 20 extra: Lecture 115: If you are insecure, you cannot trust yourself. If you do not trust yourself, how can you love yourself? So you see, healthy self-love and inner security are directly linked.

Week 21: Lecture 240: Love your beautiful structure, love your incarnation. Love all that is around you, even that which seems to infringe on you in some way. Recognize its lesson and begin to love it.

Week 21 extra: Lecture 156: Say words if possible every day, such as “I want to face the truth, I want to let come up whatever is in me.”

Week 22: Lecture 105: The best prayer in the world, is the renewed constant intent to face yourself without any reservation; to remove all pretenses between your conscious mind and that which is in you; and then, to remove the pretense between what is in you, and others.

Week 22 extra: Lecture 189: Every human being fulfills an immense task in the universal scale of evolution. This gives you a great dignity. This dignity is so much more important than the momentary suffering that accrues from not knowing who you are. Do not ever forget that you are not your ugly traits.

Week 23: Lecture 256: Focused emptiness is the ideal state to be filled by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the whole world of God in all its splendor, in its indescribable magnificence.

Week 24: Lecture 173: As you can perceive, in your growing self-awareness, your inner blocks of tension and cramp only “cover” another state in which you are free and flowing and joyful, so do you begin to see that behind every sick particle of yours exists its healthy original state.

Week 25: Lecture 145: Find the exact point where your positive wishes are blocked, where you feel you cannot get through. And then question what particular character defect does not permit you to abandon a self-destructive, self-denying attitude? State clearly that you wish to find it.

Week 26: Lecture 89: If you experience your emotions as they happen to exist in you now, an organic process of emotional growth will occur wherein feelings will naturally change their direction, their aim, their intensity, their nature.

Week 27: Lecture 33: When things go comparatively well, it is easier to turn to God, to re-evaluate your own attitude than when you are in the midst of certain types of pain and confusion. Therefore, I say to you, prepare yourself for these times of tests when it is not so difficult.


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