NUTSHELLS

Daily Spiritual Insights

Nutshells: Daily Spiritual Insights

Nutshells are short-and-sweet daily spiritual insights, carved from three books in the Real. Clear. collection of spiritual teachings: BONES, GEMS & PEARLS. Meaningful inspirations and memorable phrases are woven together to create a new creation that largely resembles the original form.

The 52 tidbits in Nutshells deliver helpful insights tapped from one of the greatest sources of truth: the Pathwork Guide. Like the acorn that contains the potential for the oak tree, these nuggets of wisdom hold the power to change our whole perspective on life.

Like the acorn that contains the potential for the oak tree, these tidbits hold the power to change our whole perspective on life.
Like the acorn that contains the potential for the oak tree, these tidbits hold the power to change our whole perspective on life.
Nutshells: Short and sweet daily spiritual insights

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PEARLS: A Mind-Opening Collection of 17 Fresh Spiritual Teachings*

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We can’t fight an enemy we don’t realize exists, and whose weapons we can’t identify.
We can’t fight an enemy we don’t realize exists, and whose weapons we can’t identify.

“The first and most obvious principle of evil is separation…This includes separation from God as well as from others and from ourselves. It shows up in our cruelty toward others, after which we delude ourselves that somehow we are not to blame. Or we are the victim rather than the perpetrator. We disconnect from where evil lives in us…

We refuse to see that our brother and sister’s pain as unavoidably also our pain. Too often, we ignore this basic truth. And on top of that, we actually experience pleasure and excitement when we cause suffering and pain, and spread destruction. It’s funny how much we do this, but not ha-ha funny…

Materialism is the second principle of evil…In truth, we are living in a more advanced state due to our emphasis on matter and the technological progress we have made. But in this, we have become a reality onto ourselves. This has some upsides and some downsides…

The positive aspect of this is that it has brought people back to taking responsibility for themselves. It has caused us to search inside ourselves, to a greater degree, for what affects our fate. On the other hand, we have created a way of living here on Earth that is not completely different from that barren sphere of materialism described…

The third principle of evil is not widely known…This is the principle of confusion, distortion and half-truths, which come in many shades and varieties. This is the evil of using truth where it doesn’t belong, which subtly turns the truth into a lie…

In seeing this, we can start to become aware of when devilish forces are working away on us, trying to get us to destroy ourselves by inflicting pain on others…If we can start to see this in action, it will have a tremendous value for us. Because we can’t fight an enemy we don’t realize exists, and whose weapons we can’t identify…”

– From Pearls, Chapter 13: Uncloaking the Three Faces of Evil: Separation, Materialism and Confusion | In a Nutshell

 

1 Privacy & Secrecy: A Boost or Bust for Finding Closeness

2 Reading Between the Lines of the Lord’s Prayer

3 Exploring the Spiritual Nature of Political Systems

4 Debunking the Curious Superstition of Pessimism

5 Preparing for Reincarnation: Every Life Counts

6 Unwinding Humanity’s Relationship with Time

7 Basking in Grace & Not Building on Deficit

8 Articulating the Power of the Word

9 Why Flubbing on Perfection is the Way to Find Joy

10 Two Rebellious Reactions to Authority

11 Bringing Ourselves to Order, Inside and Out

12 The Right and Wrong Way to Think Positively

13 Uncloaking the Three Faces of Evil: Separation, Materialism and Confusion

14 Meditating to Connect Three Voices: The Ego, the Lower Self & the Higher Self

15 What’s the Real Spiritual Meaning of Crisis?

16 Mastering the Art of Stepping into Leadership

17 Discovering the Key to Letting Go & Letting God

*Read these daily spiritual insights in any order.

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GEMS: A Multifaceted Collection of 16 Clear Spiritual Teachings*

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The way out of our dollhouse-sized existence is to create a new consciousness within that doesn’t fear change.
The way out of our dollhouse-sized existence is to create a new consciousness within that doesn’t fear change.

“If we hindered the cycles of physical change along the way, by somehow constricting space for physical expansion, atrophy and finally death would occur. We would destroy life. The unseen aspects of an organism—the psychic, spiritual, mental and emotional levels—are no different. Yet humans carry with them a mass image—or a collective hidden belief—that says we should fear change…

The notion perpetuated by this widespread belief is that there is security in not changing. This is not a namby pamby thing; to wit, it is this very belief that is responsible for the creation of death. For our life experience is molded by our convictions…

This fear of expanding creates a narrow space we must wedge our psyche into…If we are afraid of change, we will atrophy the spiritual muscle we need to develop in order to expand; we’ll box ourselves into a nonmoving state and scarcely breathe in an effort to thwart change. That explains, in a nutshell, the human condition…The way out of our dollhouse-sized existence is to create a new consciousness within that doesn’t fear change—that trusts change as a natural and desirable way to live…”

–From Gems, Chapter 7: Rolling with Change and Overcoming Fear of Death | In a Nutshell

1 Expanding Our Awareness and Exploring Our Fascination with Creation

2 The Evolutionary Process and Why We Can’t Stop It

3 How Consciousness Evolves Between Individuals and Groups

4 Claiming our Total Capacity for Greatness

5 Facing our Deepest Fear and Unfolding our Greatest Longing

6 Finding Balance Within Instead of Banking on Outer Rules

7 Rolling with Change and Overcoming Fear of Death

8 The Pain of Injustice and the Truth About Fairness

9 Why Lazy is the Worst Way to Be

10 Spotting the Tricks of our Ego and Getting Over Ourselves

11 Four Avenues for Reaching the Cosmic Nougat at our Core

12 Four Pragmatic Steps for Finding Faith and Addressing Doubt

13 Landing our Desires by Letting Go of our Demands

14 How to Visualize Living in a State of Unity

15 Surrendering to the Double-Sided Nature of Duality

16 Relaxing into the Struggle to Find the Oneness

*Read these daily spiritual insights in any order.

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BONES: A Building-Block Collection of 19 Fundamental Spiritual Teachings*

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Fate is nothing other than the events that occur due to the governing forces of our unconscious. It’s the tiger and we’re the tail.
Fate is nothing other than the events that occur due to the governing forces of our unconscious. It’s the tiger and we’re the tail.

“We have both a conscious mind—the stuff we know—and an unconscious mind—the stuff we don’t know we know. The unconscious is by far the stronger of the two…The unconscious should be credited with far more than it typically is…It’s what controls our fate…Fate is nothing other than the events that occur due to the governing forces of our unconscious. It’s the tiger and we’re the tail…

The black hole of our unconscious includes our petrified wrong conclusions about life, our destructive patterns of behavior, and our negative emotions caused by our unresolved problems. All this we have stuffed down in there and forgotten about…Our unconscious is a repository for the constructive building blocks of the universe too—unending creativity, utter wisdom, divine truth and love. Yessiree Bob, it’s all in there…

Let’s now learn how to go about interpreting the language of our unconscious in our daily lives…Knowing this particular language will do more for us than knowing a dozen foreign Earth-languages…”

–From Bones, Chapter 15: Learning to Speak the Language of the Unconscious | In a Nutshell

1 Emotional Growth and Its Function

2 The Importance of Feeling All Our Feelings, Including Fear

3 The Higher Self, the Lower Self, and the Mask Self

4 Three Basic Personality Types: Reason, Will and Emotion

5 Intellect and Will as Tools or Hindrances to Self-Realization

6 The Origin and Outcome of the Idealized Self-Image

7 Love, Power and Serenity in Divinity or in Distortion

8 How and Why we Recreate Childhood Hurts

9 Images and the Deep, Deep Damage They Do

10 Unpacking the Pain of our Old Destructive Patterns

11 Our Habit of Transferring our Split onto Everyone

12 Finding Out the Truth about Ourselves, Including Our Faults

13 The Ubiquitous Faults of Self-Will, Pride and Fear

14 Exposing the Mistaken Image We have About God

15 Learning to Speak the Language of the Unconscious

16 How Pleasure Gets Twisted into Self-Perpetuating Cycles of Pain

17 Overcoming our Negative Intention by Identifying with our Spiritual Self

18 How to Use Meditation to Create a Better Life

19 The Giant Misunderstanding About Freedom and Self-Responsibility

*The order for reading these teachings is flexible. Follow your intuition and go where you feel called. If you get stuck on a teaching, move on. Sticking points may indicate something important to explore more deeply, but don’t let a speed bump derail you.

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