Posts Tagged: life

Pilgrimage: A Call to Compassion

Reposted from Sacred Discoveries Pathwork by Beth Hedquist | Oct 22, 2015 | Pilgrimage | 2 comments The Basilica of St Francis of Assisi. “The flight from death and suffering causes flight from life and pleasure, often inadvertently. No matter how much one may strive for joyful participation in life and pleasure, when one consciously or…

PL 1 The Sea of Life

Spiritual material resembles threads, fine, ray-like threads—in this case of somber color and texture—which are spun, knotted, and entangled, until there is such a tight ball of confusion that one can disentangle it only with the greatest difficulty. . . . it takes a great deal of effort to find the truth at all. Podcast:…

PL 147 The Nature of Life and Human Nature

. . . life will manifest exactly as you believe and conceive of it — not one iota differently. If your life experience and your conscious concepts are at variance, this is proof that your unconscious concepts must accord with your actual life experience. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

PL 167 Frozen Life Center Becomes Alive

The experience of who you are now cannot be avoided. Only by learning to do this can you come to your life center. By the very act of self-acceptance, the unwelcome emotions and attitudes gradually dissolve. Even before that happens, all strife ends when you accept yourself. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

PL 172 The Life Energy Centers

What determines the proper function of the life force in the human being, and hence of the energy centers, can be understood only if we gain a view of the entire structure of the human personality. For this, some recapitulation is necessary. The life force is the creative force that enlivens the whole universe. It…

PL 177 Pleasure—The Full Pulsation of Life

In truth, there is essentially no difference between the ultimate spiritual state of bliss and the human potential for it. Only the degree of intensity varies, for no human being is capable of the depth of experience which is possible for an unstructured, highly developed consciousness. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

PL 179 Chain Reactions in the Dynamics of Creative Life Substance

In this lecture I would like to discuss a very specific chain reaction—both in its natural, unhampered, and therefore positive manifestation, and in its distortion. In its positive, natural version, the links of this chain are the following: life’s basic abundance and generosity; its overwhelming “givingness;”  humanity’s similar and hence compatible attitude; self-possession; the ability…