On June 5th, an art exhibit featuring quotes from the Guide Lectures! Please join us:
In Vermont, a new Helpership Development Program begins in November. Click here for more information.
Also in Vermont, a new Pathwork Transformation Program begins in November. Click here for details.
At the SevenOaks Retreat Center in Madison, Virginia, a workshop by Pathwork Helper Marjorie Bair from April 14-17. Click here for the details.
A Pathwork Weekend at the Menla Center:
Claiming the Total Capacity of Greatness
With Pathwork Helper Renee Whatley
What If A Miracle by Pat Rodegast
What if a miracle is not just some concept
But something we've promised to live.
What if our lives aren't just circumstance coping
But blessings we've come here to give.
And what if our dreams and our risking and our chancing
Are wisdom's attempt to come through
And all of our life's "shouldn't, mustn't, and dare nots"
Are not what we've come here to do?
But rather to stand on top of our dreaming
Content to let faith lead the way.
To go beyond logic and reason and scheming
To be here and live what we pray.
And then to allow the unfolding to happen, to honor the spirit's command.
To dare to know greater than mind ever dreamed of
To be what we can't understand.
What is the Pathwork? Read Guide Lecture 204.
The Pathwork is a spiritual path of self-purification and self-transformation on all levels of consciousness. It emphasizes the importance of recognizing, accepting, learning to know and ultimately transforming our Lower Self or shadow side of our nature. Pathwork helps us understand that through honest self-examination, with carefully applied tools and practices, we can overcome and remove the inner obstacles that keep us from living fully from and in our Godself, our true nature.
The Pathwork is not dogmatic. It bridges psychology and spiritual practice. It places the greatest emphasis on freedom and self-responsibility. It does ask us to be willing to examine our beliefs, and to accept the inner authority of the Higher Self.
The Pathwork encourages us to develop a healthy, mature ego. For it is only when the ego is strengthened, and purified of its misconceptions about life and its own task, that we can go beyond it and understand that the ego that wills, plans, and controls is only a part of our greater self. By using the ego to transcend itself, we are afforded a way to become fully and consciously who we are: our Godself or higher self.
We all yearn for deeper, more loving relationships, and we all want more physical pleasure, vitality, and abundance. Ultimately, we want a sense of purpose for our lives that only comes with intimate contact with God.
The Pathwork is based in a collection of teachings (the Pathwork Lectures) that help us see and understand ourselves, enabling us to gradually remove the obstacles that keep us separate from others, separate from the source of our creativity and life energy, from our divine core.
Find out more about the Pathwork Lectures here.