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Quotes pathwork lectures E2023

Week 1: Lecture 37: “Ask yourself in testing time: “What do I mean by feeling that way? Am I struggling against this? Doesn’t my struggle mean that I reject in pride and self-will the lesson life has to teach me? Isn’t the fact that I am afraid of this lesson a sign that I love myself too much, being afraid of all the little hurts and disadvantages?”

Week 2: QA232: “You die many, many times, just as you are born many, many times. A lifetime is but a day from a different measurement system. It is but a dream you have during a night in a different measurement system.”

Week 3: Lecture 133: “To the extent an individual is capable of experiencing and expressing real love, to exactly that degree is he capable of manifesting constructive, healthy anger. Both come from the inner self.”

Week 4: Lecture 148: When you feel envy or, the other side of the same coin, the need to impress others or be better than they, try to feel the constructive power behind this need. For this need is only a distortion of the inborn urge to realize the best in you. When you do this, you will no longer find yourself blocked and paralyzed.”

Week 5: QA 150: “The fear of happiness is a general condition that exists in every human soul, and most human beings are not aware of this fear. And the way most human beings handle it is that they unconsciously destroy the possibility to realize this happiness.”

Week 6: Lecture 218: “Ask yourself about whatever happens to you every day and every hour of your life: “How could this be a message or a reflection or an indication or a sign of a total picture about my life and its course that I still do not completely grasp?”

Week 7: Lecture 12: “There is one specific sphere where a life is viewed, sometimes even several lives. Now the spirit who has just concluded his earthly life sees his life with such clarity that he can no longer pretend and make excuses the way humans like to do. But here everything is clear and open.”

Week 8: Lecture 228: The active principle is movement and action. The receptive principle is the state of being, quietude. The active state gives out, the receptive state takes in. The active state is a tensing of energies, the receptive state relaxes them. If you combine the two in their own inner key of proper balance, then you have action and effort that are relaxed, effortless, and calm. And you have receptivity that is alive and vibrant.”

Week 9: Lecture 205: Each dreaded area bears the seed of the golden point. There is no evil, no horror existing that does not bear the golden point within itself. There is no death that does not bear the golden point of life. There is no darkness that does not contain the golden point of brilliant light. There is no evil in you that does not bear the golden point of your goodness.”

Week 10: Lecture 212: Only when you can truly give to creation of your unique contribution in a selfless spirit, can you also feel entitled to receive, to be fulfilled, to have abundance in all ways.”

Week 11: Lecture 49: If hostilities and aggressions are suppressed, if fears are suppressed and not faced, if hatred is put away because you feel guilty to hate and because it does not correspond to your ideal — all this causes destruction of the self and may in one organism create one kind of symptom and in others other kinds of symptoms. Tiredness is one such symptom.”

Week 12: Lecture 234: The humility of giving up perfectionism, the honesty to pay the price for developing slowly into a more genuinely perfect being are indispensable prerequisites — are, in fact, aspects of perfection already.”

Week 13: Lecture 211: “The more you expose the destructive part, the more you know of your true creative self. The more you expose the ugliness, the more you know your beauty. The more you expose the hatred and all its derivatives, the more you know of your already existing state of love that can then shine through.”

Week 14: Lecture 57: If you have the tendency to depend too much on other people’s opinion, it is because you have to prove something to them. And if you rebel against this bondage and turn into the opposite extreme with a defiant “I don’t care” attitude, then you prove something to yourself. Both extremes are a result of proving something. When there is no longer a need in you to prove anything, the right middle way will be as natural as breathing.”

Week 15: Lecture 228: “Balance can never be forced from outside any more than love can be forced from outside, or wisdom, or enlightenment, or peace. Balance is a divine, spontaneous manifestation. Balance is sanity.”

Week 16: Lecture 236: If I want to be better than others, I must also feel undeserving to get the slightest fulfillment. I am not better than others, and I am not worse than others.’ All human beings are wonderful, wonderful manifestations of divinity.”

Week 17: Lecture 205: Creating order always means an investment of effort. The spiritually mature person knows and accepts this. He does not live in the illusion that the same peace of mind and comfort can be attained without investing this effort. He realizes that what he gains outweighs what he invests.”

Week 18: Lecture 141: When you don’t want to see the destructiveness, the deliberateness of it, you are stuck. This is basically the most important point of this work. All others are side issues, details that have to be gone through in order to become acutely aware of the deliberate destructiveness and avoidance of productive, positive unfoldment. Do you have any inkling, any realization of this fear of letting go of the destructiveness? The fear of good, in which destructiveness feels more safe?”

Week 19: Lecture 142: “Wherever the positive magnetic fields are at work, (consciously or unconsciously) trust must exist. The more of positive and the less of negative fields that exist in a human psyche, the greater must be the trust in the energy fields which create your life, apparently independently of your volitional self.”

Week 20: Lecture 147: When this decision is made, “This is what I want, this is what I am going to do, this is what I decide — to live in reality, to see the false feeling, to stop it, and to therefore allow the real feeling to come out — I know that this decision must bear its fruits,” something already begins to change within.”

Week 21: Lecture 67: “The freedom and safety gained from complete self-responsibility is something that cannot be conveyed through words. It has to be experienced.”

Week 22: Lecture 212: “I would like to invite you to make room in your consciousness to the idea that the devil with all its cruelty, malice, dishonesty, pettiness, hate, and fear is essentially an angel.”