Archive | January 2013

Pittsburgh Pathwork Transformation Program

Pittsburgh Pathwork is pioneering a fast-track Pathwork Transformation Program (TP). Leaders from outside the area will join Pittsburgh Pathwork Spiritual Director, Sue Van Doeren, for 10 3-day workshops for two and half years (the traditional program is more spread out, over five years).

 

Block III – September 2014 to January 2014

September 5-7, 2014
October 24-26, 2014
November 14-16, 2014
December 12-14, 2014
January 9-11, 2015

Mount Alvernia
146 Hawthorne Road
Pittsburgh Pa  15206

Block IV – February 2015 to June 2015

February 6-8, 2015
March 6-8, 2015
April 10-12, 2015
May 15-17, 2015
June 12-14, 2015

Block V – September 2015 to January 2016

September 11-13, 2015
October 9-11, 2015
November 12-15, 2015
December 11-13, 2015
January 8-10, 2016

The Rest of the Iceberg

icebergBy guest contributor Bill Weil

The obtaining of one’s quest for authenticity, wholeness and enlightenment, does not require lightning flashes or the discovery of some holy grail. It simply requires a slight shift in position, namely, owning our negative thinking.

The mind is receiving and reviewing many hundreds of negative thoughts each day, and will continue to do so for the rest of your life. The challenge isn’t in not having these thoughts – that’s impossible. The challenge is in:

1.  having the consciousness to recognize that you are having these thoughts, and

2.  choosing to own these as thoughts you do not wish to empower.  You simply acknowledge their presence, thank the mind for “sharing,” and choose to allow in divine guidance.

What’s at stake is one’s relationship to all of life. The universe is constantly streaming us love, guidance and wisdom.  It’s in and around us all of the time. And our negative thoughts act as a force field preventing us from allowing these streamings to enter our consciousness.  When we own our negative thinking, we instantly (at least momentarily), dissolve this force field and allow the wonderful streamings to enter – at least until the next negative thought enters. The game is to get better and better at quickly identifying, owning and releasing these negative thoughts.

Our experience of living, especially in our western materialistic culture, is a tiny fraction of what is available to us – the tip of the iceberg. When you repeatedly dissolve the negative energy force field, over time what you will experience is an amazing abundance of love, energy, wisdom and joy. At every moment you have the ability to bring this about. Set a reminder on your computer, put a post-it on the fridge, conspire with your friends, but find a way to constantly remind yourself that owning, vs. empowering, negative thinking is the gateway to a wonderful, abundant, miraculous experience of living.

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