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.”

Week 23: Lecture 77: “When your real being, your real self, your intuitive nature manifests, there is no uncertainty in you, no doubts as to your right reaction or action, and no wavering.”

Week 24: Lecture 209: “Human evolution travels a curve of development from acting out the negativity to the next step, which is holding it back. This leads to repression. The next step after the repressing is making it conscious but not acting it out.”

Week 25: Lecture 258: “All your fears and your distrust of others cannot be eliminated unless the total surrender to the Highest is a constantly practiced and renewed act within yourself. Without that proper gravity in God, you will always be confused, live in fear, distrust your judgment, become either too distrustful in the wrong place and/or too gullible in the wrong place.”

Week 26: Lecture 64: “The inner will comes from the solar plexus. The outer will comes partly from the intellect and partly from superficial soul regions. The outer will is often motivated by immature feelings, desires, reactions, and reasonings. The inner will comes entirely from your higher self.”

Week 27: Lecture 174: “The knowledge of man’s, or life’s, true nature having to emerge sooner or later, changes everything. It changes your despair about yourself. It opens the door to knowing of your potentials, your possibilities for goodness regardless of how malicious you may be; for generosity regardless of how mean you may now be; for lovingness regardless of how selfish you may be; of strength and integrity regardless of how weak you may now be and how tempted to betray your best self; for greatness regardless of how petty you may now be.”

Week 28: Lecture 148: The idea is: ‘If I’m sufficiently unhappy, I will prove how wrong the world is, not to give me what I want.’ But these reasons are not the deepest difficulty in shedding negativity. It is necessary to sense that a dichotomy between pleasure and unpleasure exists, at the same time, regarding your negativity. The pleasure principle cannot possibly be completely absent in its distortion.”

Week 29: Lecture 114: So often man says that life is difficult and painful, that life is an ordeal, confusing and puzzling, that there is no meaning to it. His attitude and belief are as though he and life were two separate factors. They are not! Whatever life is for you, that you are yourself. Whatever your life appears to you is an exact facsimile of how you experience yourself.”

Week 30: Lecture 177: “You will deeply feel that the greater your ecstasy, your pleasure, your joy, the more you contribute to the world. You will make the total experience of pleasure a spiritual and practical goal. You will act unceasingly on behalf of this goal.”

Week 31: Lecture 29: There are twelve basic, active forces in the universe and twelve basic, passive forces or principles. The whole universe is penetrated by these forces, and an infinite variety and combination of them is possible.”

Week 32: Lecture 25: “Ask God to help you accept your lower self and then let it come out. Listen into your feelings in connection with incidents or feelings that have always brought out this trend in you. Then try to translate these feelings into words, concise thoughts.”

Week 33: Lecture 236: “Now in what part of your body do you feel courage? In all of your body, as you feel love in all of your body, for courage is an essential part of love.”

Week 34: Lecture 49: “Emotional maturity knows no selfishness (of course this is relative on earth; it cannot be absolute yet on your sphere of existence). The more selfish you are, the more immature you are.”

Week 35: Lecture 37: In the measure that self-will, pride, vanity, egotism is present in the soul, bringing necessarily fear in its wake, dignity cannot exist.”

Week 36: Lecture 29: Whenever you have a free moment, think about the past few hours, and think what your feelings actually were during these past few hours or at any particular experience. And then ask yourself concerning your respective emotions: “What is my desire?” And when you find the answer, you will already have a clue.”

Week 37: Lecture 152: “The shame of one’s own nakedness in regard to one’s self as it is now, is the deep symbolism of the story of Adam and Eve. The nakedness of reality is paradise. For when that nakedness is no longer denied, a new blissful existence can begin, right here and now, not in another life in the beyond.”

Week 38: Lecture 93: “The real need of a person is to be loved, to love, to have a real meaningful relationship. He is unaware of this need. He has repressed knowledge of this need. Instead, he pursues success, approval, impressing others. This then has become a superimposed, false need, covering up the real need.”

Week 39: Lecture 145: You will find that it is possible to extend yourself wholeheartedly to give of yourself, to love, to feel, to be unselfish, to be humble, to relinquish the egocentricity of the frightened child, to have the integrity of allowing others to be free and yet not to be a loser.”

Week 40: QA 144: “When one overemphasizes doing, one runs away from the being. When one overemphasizes the being, one runs away from the doing. The common denominator between both pseudosolutions is running away from something one does not want to face or one is afraid to be inadequate in.”

Week 41: Lecture 135: The cosmic movement, permeating everything that is, is a mixture of mobility and relaxation. The key of mobility, combined with relaxation, opens the world. It is the state of being. This is the unitive principle of being.”

Week 42: 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.”

Week 43: Lecture 143: The message coming from the real self says: ‘Your birthright is perfect happiness, freedom, and mastery over life.”

Week 44: Lecture 37: “If woman takes on male responsibilities — not physically, for that may be a necessity that will not diminish her womanhood at all — out of her own volition, borne out of her rejection of womanhood, she ceases to be a woman in certain respects. If man rejects his male responsibilities, protectiveness, and chivalry — and certainly not only in a financial way — he ceases to be a man in that respect.”

Week 45: Lecture 255: You keenly participate in your own birthing process by the work you are doing on this path. Consider the entire purification work as a birthing process. For you truly give birth to your unobstructed, unencumbered spirit in its full glory.”

Week 46: Lecture 13: God works through you or through other human beings, and the answers, granted, seem to happen so naturally that at the moment you may even be uncertain whether there was an answer.”

Week 47: Lecture 120: “You know and constantly experience how your inner problems and conflicts rob you of freedom, selfhood, self-sufficiency, independence. You begin to experience the meaning of gaining true independence through giving up childish, limited self-centeredness. Hence, self-centeredness and dependency are interconnected.”

Week 48: Lecture 163: A meditation must be a combination of two approaches. On the one hand, you formulate actively your thoughts, your intent, and your attitude, as well as your goal: your attitude being that you want to invest the best of yourself, the goal being that you wish to remove obstruction and wish to grow and unfold the best that is in you, your intent being that you are ready to face whatever the truth may be.On the other hand, you become still and waiting, calm and receptive.”

Week 49: Lecture 169: “There are two fundamental aspects with which the creative process works. The one is the aspect of activation. The other is the aspect of letting it happen. First you activate, then you go “out of the way” and let it happen.”

Week 50: Lecture 192: The fulfillment so painfully longed for can be attained only when the person proceeds to search within himself for all that he still looks for outside of himself. This must begin with the question of responsibility. If he remains stuck on blame (making the parents and life responsible), he deprives himself of the vital center of all good within himself.”

Week 51: Lecture 191: “When fear of pain is blindly avoided until you no longer know that you fear a specific pain and do not know why you feel numbed and deadened, a magnetic energy block is being erected within your psychic system. This energy block is a powerful force that must inevitably draw to you the very experience you wanted to avoid.”

Week 52: Lecture 219: Only in the acceptance of the infantile egocentricity can you find the birth of the Christ within, of the eternal consciousness that contains all there is. True strength, true creativity, true love, true security, all these are candles that spring aglow from your honesty, your courage, your truthfulness.”