2020-2021 First Wednesdays

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Standing for Yourself and Others – A Spiritual Journey to Your True Power  

There are few actions as powerful and life-giving as standing for yourself or for another when it’s the right thing to do. Such actions are all the more powerful when they emanate from your inner divinity. This lecture series is designed to strengthen your inner authority such that you can be present and vulnerable in a way that provides access to your divine wisdom, power, and love. 

A review of key concepts and tools for both lifelong learners and those new to Pathwork.  The emphasis this year is on spiritual practices – a must for transformation.

When (Dates Below):
Pathwork Principles from 6:15 to 6:50 pm ET
First Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm ET

Meeting ID: 819 3672 7850
Passcode: 014 232
Phone: (312) 626-6799


Lecture:  #237 – Leadership, The Art of Transcending Frustration.  2021 may be the year to learn how to stand for yourselves and others! Join us online on January 6 as we look at our negativities and conflicts around leadership. During this interactive lecture, we will explore how to remove the obstacles to positive attitudes and attributes that are necessary to be a leader both for yourself and others.

Principle:  Prayer.  In Pathwork Lecture #36 – Prayer, the guide tells us: “Prayer is one of the most essential requisites to develop and advance on the path.” Prayer involves putting effort into your self-development, then asking for help from the divine spark deep within you. Please join us as we explore this transformational understanding of prayer.

Lecture:  #60, The Abyss of Illusion – Freedom and Self-Responsibility.  Self-responsibility is one of the most essential Pathwork principles.  This lecture reminds us of our strong desire to have the ‘perfect life’, a utopia.  Yet we are reluctant to take full responsibility for the lives we create.  We want “freedom without self-responsibility”.  What is the impact of this lack of self-responsibility?  In this first Wednesday Lecture, we will explore the small and big ways that our desire for our own imagined utopia impacts our daily lives, relationships, and our relationship with ourselves.

Principle:  Meditation.  We are responsible for our own lives. What happens for each and every one of us is a result of what we think, believe, and attract. Pathwork teaches us that if we do the work of the path and make conscious our conflicts and misconceptions we can find and understand our false ideas and begin to influence change.  Meditation can be a powerful tool to create anew in our lives.

Lecture: #138 –The Human Predicament of Desire for, and Fear of, Closeness
Standing up for Yourself and Others involves creating an honest connection with yourself and others. This lecture states that “every problem in life has the common denominator of fearing to give of yourself and cultivating a destructive/denying attitude toward others and life.” We want closeness and are afraid to let go of our tight grip of control that blocks intimacy. The only way through this dilemma is connecting into our innermost being to find the “delicate balance of allowing our self-expression and receiving the other’s self-expression.” In this First Wednesday lecture, we will explore what it means to express ourselves honestly in the moment, common ways we block our self-expression, and how to identify and shift our destructive/denying attitude into a constructive attitude toward others and life.

Lecture: #188 – Affecting and Being Affected
Relationships show us how we affect and are affected by each other. When we acknowledge and accept our destructiveness, we stop projecting and blaming others. This bolsters our capacity to love and be loved, and helps enable us to stand for ourselves and others.

Lecture:  Connecting Outer (World) Events with Inner Events
Practice:  Part 3, Get to Know your Healthy Conscious Ego

Lecture: Overcoming Negative Intentionality
Principle:  Part 4, Get to Know your Higher Self

Negative intentionality – which we all have – implies conscious expressed intentionality. It’s a deliberate choice to be negative. This part of the soul, in the hidden corner of the psyche, wants to hate, be spiteful, withhold – even when it goes against our best interests. When you ferret out your negative intentionality, you can no longer deceive yourself that negativity “happens” to you. You must, sooner or later, come to terms with the fact that your life is the result of your choices. And, thankfully, choice implies the possibility to adopt another attitude. While this takes time, it’s an exciting endeavor!

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