It's been 60 years. On March 11, 1957, Eva Pierrakos (then Eva Broch) channeled the first Pathwork Guide Lecture, "The Sea of Life." Since then, the Pathwork has provided inspiration to spiritual seekers all over the world. Our Pathwork is a meeting of Eastern and Western spirituality. It stresses acceptance, and also action. It invites us into self-confrontation, of our negativity and destructiveness, but also invites us to celebrate the Divine Spark, the Godself within.
Here is the first Lecture:
Our Next Event:
A Dual Lecture Discussion:
Lecture 77: Self Confidence, Its True Origin, and What Prohibits It, and Lecture 212, "Claiming the True Capacity for Greatness." On Friday, July 21 at 7pm.
These Lectures deal with our growing awareness that we are two selves -- the Higher Self, with guidance and access to true, verifiable, valid intuition, and the ego-focused "little" self, with its compulsive patterns and forcing current. You can read the Lectures here: http://pathwork.org/wp-content/uploads/lectures/pdf/E077.PDF and http://pathwork.org/wp-content/uploads/lectures/pdf/E212.PDF
Please join us at the home of Traci and Joel Rostow, 107 East 38th Street, apt 4A in Manhattan. We'll meet at 7pm on Friday, July 21 and our evening will end about 9pm.
"In the course of the work you are doing, you may have often wondered, "Where is my realself? What is it?" And you think of this real self as though it were something remote that can onlycome to the fore after you search for it in faraway places -- within yourself, of course. It is a mysteryto you; you are slightly awed and somehow imagine that the real self is something utterly strange and new.
Therefore, you fear it just a little bit. But nothing could be further from the truth. You know your real self. You have nothing to fear from it. It is not far away -- in fact it is close by, right under your nose, so to speak, only most of the time you do not realize it. You make no use of it and prefer to express the other self which you have become used to, but which is not the real you. It consists of the compulsive drives and impulses which you unconsciously think you have to express in order to be happy, or just to survive. Whatever comes from this level does not express your real feelings.
Join your sisters and brothers on this spiritual path of self transformation.
Alan, Gay, Laureen, and Camille, for the New York Region Pathwork.
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.