South Jersey Pathwork

 

We honor the light

you are in this world

“Accepting (your faults) does not mean wanting to stay in a state of imperfection. It means that you first have to learn to accept your state of imperfection.”

— Pathwork Guide Lecture 31: Shame

 

Register for our Pathwork Retreat

We are happy to announce our next Pathwork retreat at Menla, which will be held mid-week, from Tuesday, April 23rd through Thursday, April 25th. You can find our registration form here. Just download and mail it back.

Room and board for the mid-week workshop/retreat will be $325.

We will work with Pathwork Lecture 75, “The Great Transition in Human Development, From Isolation to Union,” which you can read here .

 

What to Expect

We will begin at 11AM with coffee or tea at the dining hall, and have lunch at 12 Noon. Our Pathwork process begins after lunch, and continues until dinner at 6. The group will be led by Pathwork Helper Laureen Dunne. After dinner, we will have a special screening of a new biographical film about Wilhelm Reich, “Love, Work, and Knowledge,” made possible by the filmmaker, Kevin Hinchey.

We will begin Wednesday with a meditation and then go into our Pathwork process again. We will have time during lunch to see the Center, including the garden and the beautiful trails. In the evening, weather permitting, we’ll gather by the fire circle near the garden.

On Thursday, there will be a Stages of Commitment ceremony for those wishing to undertake a greater commitment to their spiritual path and this community. Kathleen Fisher will present a talk about the Guide’s spiritual laws. After lunch, we will hold our annual Membership Meeting including the election of officers to the Board of Directors. We should be done by 3pm.

If you would like more information, or to reserve your space, please call Laureen Dunne at 609-601-9001 or email us at administrator@pathworkny.org

Much love, and we hope to see you in Phoenicia!

Laureen, Alan, Camille and Kathleen

Weekly Quote

"When man is in harmony with life because he is connected with his own causes and effects, his position toward the forces of life can be compared to a swimmer. The swimmer floats on the water. The water carries him. And yet he moves, he is not passive."         from PGL #160: Conciliation of the Inner Split   

UPCOMING EVENTS:

“A vessel that is closed cannot be filled any more than it can be emptied. When you hold yourself tight and guarded, you not only fail to protect yourself from danger, but you close yourself to all the healthy universal forces — those that could and should stream out of you, and that could and should stream into you.”
— Pathwork Guide Lecture #155

SUMMER INSTITUTE 2019!

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PHILADELPHIA PATHWORK SUMMER INSTITUTE

The Philadelphia Pathwork Summer Institute offers you the luxury of time and space to explore a topic in depth with master teachers. It is an opportunity to join with others from around the world who share a passion for this Path and the growth and transformation it provides.

This summer, choose from 3 separate programs that will run concurrently …

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Unlocking the Body's Mysteries

Where, Really, is the Wall?

THE WALLS WE BUILD IN OUR OUTER  MATERIAL WORLDARE ACTUALLY FAR EASIER TO DESTROY THAN THIS INNER WALL We all want the good stuff: love, truth, goodness and light. These desires emanate from the divine spark at the center of each person. But like sunlight trying to shine through dirty glass, these rays often taken on hazy shades as they penetrate our layers of imperfection.   So, yeah, our best self wants to be good, and to do good. At the same time, our efforts are often also colored by selfishness. Our motives are mixed, making us confused about what to do next.   Our path will become easier if we can accept that some of our motives come from a pure place and some come from a selfish one. Such clarity won’t be flattering or comfortable, but it will actually give us peace of mind. Truth, after all, is soothing once we’ve made up our mind not to fight it. Plus, coming down from our high horse is healthy and always has a positive effect on us.   So as we start out on a spiritual path, we may want to do good outwardly, while at the same time we harbor selfish thoughts within. This is normal. Our work at this point is to face ourselves as we are, and accept that we can’t change this quite yet. Then one of two things will happen. Either we will go about doing good deeds while hoping to gain admiration, or else...

The Pathwork Lectures

"Every human being senses an inner longing that goes deeper than the longings for emotional and creative fulfillment. This longing comes from sensing that another, more fulfilling state of consciousness and a larger capacity to experience life must exist."   — Pathwork Guide Lecture 204 Background on the Pathwork Lectures Visit the International Pathwork Foundation's complete downloadable lecture archive. The lectures given by Eva Pierrakos from 1957 until her death in 1979 are the heart of the Pathwork. They are an astonishing roadmap to self-responsibility, self-knowledge, and true self-acceptance. They point the way to genuine love of self, others, and the Divine. The lectures cover the wide spectrum of our human journey, from our struggles with self-doubt, self-hatred and fear of inadequacy to the barriers we put up to relating with others, and ultimately with what we each know as God. The lectures teach that vital life energy, feelings and insight are often buried under misconceptions about the nature of reality. We are all familiar with some of these wrong conclusions. For example, "It's weak to need and accept help; I don't deserve love and kindness; responsibility means a loss of freedom." When such misconceptions are carried into adult life, particularly when they are unconscious, we surrender our physical, spiritual...
Weekly Quote

Weekly Quote

"When man is in harmony with life because he is connected with his own causes and effects, his position toward the forces of life can be compared to a swimmer. The swimmer floats on the water. The water carries him. And yet he moves, he is not...

UPCOMING EVENTS:

UPCOMING EVENTS:

“A vessel that is closed cannot be filled any more than it can be emptied. When you hold yourself tight and guarded, you not only fail to protect yourself from danger, but you close yourself to all the healthy universal forces — those that could and should stream out of you, and that could and should stream into you.”
— Pathwork Guide Lecture #155

What Our Students Say...

“I have been with Pathwork for over ten years.  Pathwork challenges me and encourages me to let go of old false beliefs that have been holding me back from being happy.  I have grown immensely and am grateful to the teachings and the teachers.”

-Marilyn O’Reilly

What Our Students Say...

“Discovering Pathwork has been the tool to my soul.  Identifying my greatness, along with all my faults, has been a journey that will keep me honest and real …and understanding how to relate to others with a new view.”

 -Sue Coppens

Membership in the South Jersey Region Pathwork

Your contributions allow us to continue our monthly presentations at Shetler Studios in NY, our local classes in Longport, NJ, and also subsidize our semi-annual weekends at the former Pathwork Center in Phoenicia, New York (now the Menla Center). Members can vote in our annual election for the members of our Board of Directors. Members also receive discounts on our weekends at the Menla Center.

The South Jersey Region Pathwork is an umbrella branch of the New York Region Pathwork and has no administrative expenses, and pays no salaries or benefits to any administrator. We are a group of volunteers, dedicated to this wonderful Pathwork. Our only recurring expenses are minimal bank and transactions fees (such as for donations). We also pay a small amount to file our nonprofit tax forms. You can donate directly in any amount using the PayPal link at the right.

We encourage our friends in the New York – New Jersey – Connecticut area to become monthly members!

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