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After the Ego: Insights From the Pathwork® Guide on How to Wake Up

Whether or not we lead meaningful and fulfilling lives depends entirely on the relationship between our ego and our Real Self. All these teachings from the Pathwork Guide are pointing to this, prying at it from a multitude of directions to help us open to this truth as our personal experience. For if this relationship is in balance, everything falls nicely into place.

But now, as a new world unfolds from the new energy and consciousness sweeping Earth, many are struggling to find their footing. What every soul on Earth is actually noticing is where they currently stand on their personal journey to find their Real Self and live from this truthful inner space.

After the Ego reveals key facets of the complex and fascinating phenomenon behind the inner “earthquakes” now shaking so many people, and walks us through the vital process of awakening from duality.

Now is the moment for all of us to pay attention—not just to the unprecedented outer events in our world, but to what is happening within.

Now is the time to wake up. Learn more

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Please listen to After the Ego chapters in the order presented:

After the Ego
After the Ego
Introduction
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  • Introduction

    Introduction

    Dec 26, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Here is an orientation regarding some of the Pathwork Guide’s word choices. Because as you read along, the Guide will regularly change up the word he uses, even though he is still essentially pointing to the same thing. Included are other words the Guide uses to…

  • The Function of the Ego in Relationship to the Real Self

    The Function of the Ego in Relationship to the Real Self

    Dec 26, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes What is the endgame of being human? Where are we all heading? What’s the point of life? Our goal is always one thing: to become our Real Self. All the many teachings from the Pathwork Guide are approaching this same task, each coming at it from…

  • What Blocks the Ego from Connecting with the Real Self

    What Blocks the Ego from Connecting with the Real Self

    Dec 26, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Our attempts to find ourselves—to understand who we are, where we belong in the world, and how we can fulfill ourselves—require a certain amount of insight and strength. Whether we lead meaningful and fulfilling lives also depends entirely on the relationship between our ego and our…

  • The Ego’s Cooperation With or Obstruction of the Real Self

    The Ego’s Cooperation With or Obstruction of the Real Self

    Dec 26, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes As we make our way along our path of self-realization, these words can act like a spiritual bulldozer for each obstruction we encounter in our psyche. For at some point, we will come to a crossroads. What we are now facing is a very old inner…

  • How Unconscious Negativity Stops the Ego from Surrendering

    How Unconscious Negativity Stops the Ego from Surrendering

    Dec 26, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes We have been looking at the relationship between our ego-consciousness and universal intelligence. When we are primarily functioning from our ego, we are going to be out of balance and mired in problems. We can also turn this around and state that if we have inner…

  • Living with Polar Opposites and Finding the Good in Being Selfish

    Living with Polar Opposites and Finding the Good in Being Selfish

    Dec 26, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Unhappiness is an indication of sickness. Usually, though, we interpret unhappiness the wrong way, causing us to fight whatever we think is making us unhappy. In our distorted thinking, we think whatever is manifesting is itself the sickness. Yet if we were living completely in harmony…

  • Self-Identification Through the Stages of Awakening Consciousness

    Self-Identification Through the Stages of Awakening Consciousness

    Dec 26, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Now let’s look at consciousness from a different angle. We humans have a hard time understanding that consciousness is something that permeates all of creation. Our human minds are geared to think of it as being exclusively related to the human form, associated with the brain…

  • Inner and Outer Experience

    Inner and Outer Experience

    Dec 26, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Many spiritual philosophies agree that experience is all-important. We could even say the true meaning of life is to experience it, in all its many facets. That we must breathe in the full depth and breadth of it. But when a spirit being is called to…

  • Commitment: Cause and Effect

    Commitment: Cause and Effect

    Dec 26, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Doing the hard work of deep personal self-development requires equal measures of courage and commitment, honesty and humility. The rewards we will receive—in proportion to our investment—are peace and fulfillment. This is cause and effect. Our problems will begin to unravel, which we may have long…

  • Moving the Mind to Push the Divine Light Spark into the Outer Regions

    Moving the Mind to Push the Divine Light Spark into the Outer Regions

    Dec 26, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes When a spiritual group forms, or really any kind of group, there will be difficulties that must be overcome. These are an expression of the sum total of beings making up this “body”. For any created entity has its own spiritual body. And this body will…

Blinded by Fear: Insights From the Pathwork® Guide on How to Face Our Fears

It’s an error to think that becoming aware of our fears—of turning towards them and facing them in the light—will give them more power. Yet too often we turn a blind eye, hoping to avoid something unpleasant.

In truth, it’s not awareness of our fears that causes us problems, but our fearful attitude about even looking at them. By not facing our fears, we keep fighting the parts of ourselves that happen to be in fear, right now. We cramp up our whole being—including our bodies—bracing ourselves against feelings of fear.

In this collection of insights, fear is illuminated from many perspectives. Because it’s only by bringing our fears into the fresh air of our conscious awareness that they lose their terrible roar. Learn more

Blinded by Fear
Blinded by Fear
The Mother of All Fears: Fear of Self
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  • The Mother of All Fears: Fear of Self

    The Mother of All Fears: Fear of Self

    Dec 7, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes The key to becoming who we truly are is this: We must overcome our fear of ourselves. This is the fundamental prerequisite for being all that we can be. In fact, in the final analysis, every kind of fear amounts to a fear of the self.…

  • Fully Facing our Fear of Loving

    Fully Facing our Fear of Loving

    Dec 7, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes As we’ve probably heard by now, love is the greatest power there is. Every spiritual teaching or philosophy, along with every religious scholar and psychology professor, proclaims this truth: Love is the one and only power. If you’ve got it, you are mighty, strong and safe.…

  • Finding Freedom and Peace by Overcoming Fear of the Unknown

    Finding Freedom and Peace by Overcoming Fear of the Unknown

    Dec 7, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Life is a trap, of a kind, stuck as we are in this struggle to overcome the duality between life and death. From this fundamental predicament stem all our other problems, fears and tensions. It shows up in our fear of death, of course, as well…

  • Finding True Abundance by Going Through Our Fear

    Finding True Abundance by Going Through Our Fear

    Dec 7, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes If we boil it down, there are essentially two philosophies about this thing we call life, and they are apparent contradictions. One imparts the perspective that if we are truly mature, spiritually and emotionally, we need to learn to accept life on life’s terms. And often…

  • Giving up our Fear-Filled Struggle to Guard our Secrets

    Giving up our Fear-Filled Struggle to Guard our Secrets

    Dec 7, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Our greatest joy in life comes from giving, to whatever extent we are able. It comes from reaching our potential, we might say. On the flip side, our greatest pain is derived from not meeting our full potential in giving to others and to life. Every…

  • The Painful Predicament of Both Desiring and Fearing Closeness

    The Painful Predicament of Both Desiring and Fearing Closeness

    Dec 7, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Our biggest struggle in life is the push and pull we face between our desire to overcome our loneliness and isolation, and our simultaneous fear of having close, intimate contact with another person. Often these are equally strong, tearing us apart from the inside and creating…

  • How Fear of Releasing the Little Ego Spoils Happiness

    How Fear of Releasing the Little Ego Spoils Happiness

    Dec 7, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Underneath our ordinary, neurotic, unconscious wrong thinking lies a difficult conflict embedded in all of humanity: We have a deeply ingrained longing to be happy and, at the same time, we fear happiness. And this fear is directly related to our fear of letting go. By…

  • Three Things that Underpin Self-Fulfillment

    Three Things that Underpin Self-Fulfillment

    Dec 7, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes To have self-fulfillment, we need to be in harmony with ourselves and with life. There are three topics that form the basis for achieving this harmony: 1) Having a positive concept of life that sees the universe as safe. 2) Being free and fearless to love.…

  • Our Fundamental Fear of Bliss

    Our Fundamental Fear of Bliss

    Dec 7, 2020 •

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Every person on Earth has an apparently nonsensical fear of bliss to some extent. Even though it makes no sense, there it is, and this fear exists side-by-side with our longing for bliss. Yet bliss is our birthright. We have every right to live in a…

The Real.Clear. Spiritual Book Series

The order for listening to 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.

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

This collection is like the bones of a body—a framework around which the remaining body of work can arrange itself. Sure, there’s a lot that needs to be filled in to make it all come to life, but with Bones, now we’ve got the basic building blocks in place. Plus the words go down like a strawberry milkshake—pleasing to the tongue yet with all the calcium we need for optimum health. Learn more

Bones
Bones
Emotional Growth and Its Function
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  • Emotional Growth and Its Function

    Emotional Growth and Its Function

    Jul 22, 2016 • 00:24:54

    Reading Time: 4 minutes To be in harmony, we have to walk straight in three areas: physically, mentally and emotionally. All three sides of our nature must work together, like two people running a three-legged race, for a human personality to find unity through growth. Having any one area underdeveloped…

  • The Importance of Feeling All Our Feelings, Including Fear

    The Importance of Feeling All Our Feelings, Including Fear

    Jul 19, 2016 • 00:31:19

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Our defenses work by blocking access to our emotions, so they choke off our ability to get to our feelings. We’re going to need to lower our weapons…Every tear not shed is a block. Every protest not spoken sits like a lump in our throat, causing…

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

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

    Nov 2, 2018 • 00:10:30

    Reading Time: 4 minutes One of the subtle bodies in every living person is the Higher Self, or divine spark. The higher one’s spiritual development, the faster these vibrations will be…Ever since the Fall of the Angels, our Higher Self has gradually wrapped itself in various invisible layers of more…

  • Three Basic Personality Types: Reason, Will and Emotion

    Three Basic Personality Types: Reason, Will and Emotion

    Nov 2, 2018 • 00:13:23

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Our spiritual work, which comes in answer to our prayers, arrives in the form of a conflict or a friction which then activates some combination of the three personality types in us. Something happens that makes us feel we’re being treated unjustly, so we will have…

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

    Intellect and Will as Tools or Hindrances to Self-Realization

    Nov 2, 2018 • 00:13:51

    Reading Time: 4 minutes An important difference between our superficial intellect and our real self is that we can direct, manipulate and govern the intellect using our will; we can’t do this with the real self. Of the two, the real self is the more intelligent one. We are conditioned…

  • The Origin and Outcome of the Idealized Self-Image

    The Origin and Outcome of the Idealized Self-Image

    Nov 2, 2018 • 00:18:50

    Reading Time: 4 minutes There’s a direct correlation between being unhappy and not believing in ourselves; our self-confidence takes a hit that is proportional to how badly we feel. Our idealized self-image is supposed to avoid all that by supplying the missing self-confidence. This, we think, by way of our…

  • Love, Power and Serenity in Divinity or in Distortion

    Love, Power and Serenity in Divinity or in Distortion

    Nov 2, 2018 • 00:27:10

    Reading Time: 4 minutes There are three major divine attributes—love, power and serenity—that in the healthy person work as a team. They maintain flexibility amongst themselves so one never drowns another out…But when they are in distortion, they step all over each other. Then love, power and serenity get distorted…

  • How and Why we Recreate Childhood Hurts

    How and Why we Recreate Childhood Hurts

    Nov 2, 2018 • 00:17:11

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Children have more than just a desire to be loved; they want to be loved exclusively, without any limits. In other words, every child’s desire for love is unrealistic…Since they seldom receive an adequate amount of warmth and mature love, children remain hungry for it throughout…

  • Images and the Deep, Deep Damage They Do

    Images and the Deep, Deep Damage They Do

    Nov 2, 2018 • 00:17:57

    Reading Time: 4 minutes From practically the time we were born, we have been creating our own impressions about this thing we call life. The only problem is, most of the time our conclusions are wrong…They are based on a certain limited child logic, but they are nonetheless in error.…

  • Unpacking the Pain of our Old Destructive Patterns

    Unpacking the Pain of our Old Destructive Patterns

    Nov 2, 2018 • 00:17:57

    Reading Time: 4 minutes So let’s talk about pain, and more importantly how to dissolve pain caused by old patterns…The climate we grew up in affected us—it was like perpetually receiving a minor shock…We suffered and believed our suffering was unchangable, which conditioned us to create defenses—highly destructive defenses…We repressed…

GEMS: A Multifaceted Collection of 16 Clear Spiritual Teachings

Clear and radiant, colorful and deep, each sparkling gem in this collection of spiritual teachings offers a ray of light to help illuminate our steps to reaching Oneness. It’s the Guide’s wisdom, in Jill Loree’s words, offering important perspectives for developing self-awareness and finding inner peace. Learn more

Gems
Gems
Expanding Our Awareness and Exploring Our Fascination with Creation
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  • Expanding Our Awareness and Exploring Our Fascination with Creation

    Expanding Our Awareness and Exploring Our Fascination with Creation

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:31:07

    Reading Time: 4 minutes There are three conditions we need for expanding awareness of our true identity as universal spirit: 1) We have to be willing to tune into it…The only snag is our own misperception that all this can be found only in a galaxy far, far away. 2)…

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

    The Evolutionary Process and Why We Can’t Stop It

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:19:23

    Reading Time: 4 minutes We may periodically have the universal dream of either riding on a train or being about to take a train, anxious that we may miss it, have missed it, or are getting off the train. So, do we follow the movement of the train, or do…

  • How Consciousness Evolves Between Individuals and Groups

    How Consciousness Evolves Between Individuals and Groups

    Feb 10, 2017 • 00:15:32

    Reading Time: 4 minutes The swing of the pendulum alternates between emphasizing individual and group consciousness. It has been in motion since mankind first set foot on planet Earth. During each phase, we move to a higher level of development, leveraging what we have learned from the previous phase. Over…

  • Claiming our Total Capacity for Greatness

    Claiming our Total Capacity for Greatness

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:20:02

    Reading Time: 4 minutes As we humpty dumpty our way down the road of personal healing, we will increasingly come to believe that it’s possible to resolve our inner problems; we can put ourselves back together again…Our own heretofore-unheard-of successes fortify us with courage to go even deeper, exploring inner…

  • Facing our Deepest Fear and Unfolding our Greatest Longing

    Facing our Deepest Fear and Unfolding our Greatest Longing

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:22:06

    Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s important not to push away our fears and longing when they surface; we’ll need to screw up the courage to feel the pain of our problems and turn toward facing our deepest fear. To be honest, that’s not what we usually do. We turn away…

  • Finding Balance Within Instead of Banking on Outer Rules

    Finding Balance Within Instead of Banking on Outer Rules

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:13:52

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Balance doesn’t come by way of a mathematical formula; it’s not a fifty-fifty deal. There are no simple rules. For example, what’s the right balance between sleep and being awake? While this will vary somewhat from person to person, nobody needs twelve hours of sleep a…

  • Rolling with Change and Overcoming Fear of Death

    Rolling with Change and Overcoming Fear of Death

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:13:55

    Reading Time: 4 minutes If we hindered the cycles of physical change 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…

  • The Pain of Injustice and the Truth About Fairness

    The Pain of Injustice and the Truth About Fairness

    Feb 10, 2017 • 00:28:41

    Reading Time: 4 minutes The pain of injustice contains much more than can be expressed by this word “injustice.” Because our pain is not just about injustice that is happening to us in the here-and-now. It includes a fear that we live in a world where destruction can happen—and there…

  • Why Lazy is the Worst Way to Be

    Why Lazy is the Worst Way to Be

    Feb 10, 2017 • 00:14:47

    Reading Time: 4 minutes The more we ramp up our commitment—and really mean it—and make an effort every day to find our blocks and distortions, the more energy and excitement we will feel. But if we focus on selfish ends, we’ll be more insecure, battling a frightening sense that life…

  • Spotting the Tricks of our Ego and Getting Over Ourselves

    Spotting the Tricks of our Ego and Getting Over Ourselves

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:17:21

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Awareness doesn’t just show up, served to us on a silver platter; we have to fight for it. It won’t come easy or cheap. But sticking with the isolated ego state is no picnic either. What stops us are the tricks of the ego used to…

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

In this classic, practical collection, Jill Loree strings together timeless spiritual teachings, each carefully polished with a light touch. Topics include: Privacy & Secrecy • The Lord’s Prayer • Political Systems • The Superstition of Pessimism • Preparing to Reincarnate • Our Relationship to Time • Grace & Deficit • The Power of Words • Perfectionism • Authority • Order • Positive Thinking • Three Faces of Evil • Meditation for Three Voices • The Spiritual Meaning of Crisis • Leadership • Letting Go & Letting God. Learn more

Pearls
Pearls
Privacy & Secrecy: A Boost or Bust for Finding Closeness
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  • Privacy & Secrecy: A Boost or Bust for Finding Closeness

    Privacy & Secrecy: A Boost or Bust for Finding Closeness

    Mar 17, 2016 • 00:23:55

    Reading Time: 4 minutes We all have needs: real, legitimate, have-a-right-to-have-them needs. One of these needs is for closeness. Another need, it turns out, is to have privacy. It’s not hard to imagine that these two can be tricky to weave together. Privacy, then, is not a nice-to-have, but a…

  • Reading Between the Lines of the Lord’s Prayer

    Reading Between the Lines of the Lord’s Prayer

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:23:42

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Within the lines of the Lord’s Prayer is everything—yes, everything—we need to live a glorious life. This is what makes the Lord’s Prayer the most beautiful of all prayers. OUR FATHER As we say these words softly inside ourselves, we can meditate on how this must…

  • Exploring the Spiritual Nature of Political Systems

    Exploring the Spiritual Nature of Political Systems

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:27:48

    Reading Time: 4 minutes We’re about to review the spiritual nature of political systems found on this planet. This includes monarchy and feudalism, socialism and communism, and capitalistic democracy. We will discover that each has a divine origin plus a handful of distortions….We’ll also see how each of them—in their…

  • Debunking the Curious Superstition of Pessimism

    Debunking the Curious Superstition of Pessimism

    Mar 17, 2016 • 00:13:23

    Reading Time: 4 minutes We humans are a superstitious lot. There is one insidious form of superstition—pessimism—that is the hidden culprit behind many of our disappointments in life… It all starts with an inner attitude that goes something like this: “If I believe that something good may happen, I will…

  • Preparing for Reincarnation: Every Life Counts

    Preparing for Reincarnation: Every Life Counts

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:28:38

    Reading Time: 4 minutes We each have a Book of Life and everything gets written down in it, for everything in every life counts. As such, every incarnation is meticulously planned by carefully following the information contained in our “general ledger”… Be careful about comparing, judging and generalizing. Our view…

  • Unwinding Humanity’s Relationship with Time

    Unwinding Humanity’s Relationship with Time

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:21:23

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Imagine we live in a great big house that has one room we don’t use, so it becomes a room for storage. We push a few things into it helter-skelter and if we had to tidy it up at that point, it wouldn’t take too long.…

  • Basking in Grace & Not Building on Deficit

    Basking in Grace & Not Building on Deficit

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:22:28

    Reading Time: 4 minutes There’s an obstacle many face. It’s the tendency for people to build on deficit. This is intrinsically linked to this belief in an empty, poor, ungiving world…Whenever we stack positive beliefs on top of negative ones we are only half-aware of, we are building on deficit.…

  • Articulating the Power of the Word

    Articulating the Power of the Word

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:19:32

    Reading Time: 4 minutes In the beginning was the word. Words, in fact, are the blueprint necessary for building any structure…Nothing in creation can exist unless a word has been spoken, known, held, believed in and committed to… Holy Scripture starts by postulating that in the beginning was—or actually is—the…

  • Why Flubbing on Perfection is the Way to Find Joy

    Why Flubbing on Perfection is the Way to Find Joy

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:14:51

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Whether we realize it or not, we associate a joyful life with a life of perfection. We can’t enjoy life if we’re not perfect—or so we think. Nor can we enjoy our neighbors or our lovers or our situation in life. So let’s pause right here…

  • Two Rebellious Reactions to Authority

    Two Rebellious Reactions to Authority

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:14:50

    Reading Time: 4 minutes We face our first conflict with authority at a very young age. Parents, siblings, relatives and later teachers all represent authority whose job is seemingly to say No…So there’s a barrier between the child and the adult in charge…On one hand, the child wants the parent’s…

THE PULL: Relationships & their Spiritual Significance

The Guide tells us that relationships are the most beautiful, challenging and growth-producing venture there is. When we lean into them, they can become the doorway through which we come to know ourselves and another soul—and ultimately God—a little better. Yet even though we all feel that pull to connect, we shy away. Now, supported by these wise teachings from the Guide, we can learn to follow our heart and get the most out of our relationships, stepping more fully into life. Learn more

The Pull
The Pull
The Cosmic Pull Toward Union
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  • The Cosmic Pull Toward Union

    The Cosmic Pull Toward Union

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:11:47

    Reading Time: 4 minutes There is a great cosmic pull in this world…The aim of this pull is to move us toward union…But if union is being looked at as a mental process or as a venture with an intangible God, then sorry to say, that’s not genuine union at…

  • The Counter-Pull: Frustration

    The Counter-Pull: Frustration

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:11:02

    Reading Time: 4 minutes There is a feature in the human personality related to the pull that we tend to trot out on Opposite Day: it’s called frustration…Neither of the frustrating alternatives of denouncing happiness or intensely making rigid demands is going to ring the winning bell… Let’s link up…

  • The Importance of How we Communicate

    The Importance of How we Communicate

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:14:48

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Each human soul has a center from which the soul forces flow, and to which others are constantly responding. This is the command center governing the laws of communication and, on a lower level, our ability to cooperate and get along…Let’s explore the importance of how…

  • The Spiritual Significance of Our Relationships

    The Spiritual Significance of Our Relationships

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:31:28

    Reading Time: 4 minutes On this human plane of existence, individual units of consciousness exist and sometimes we all get along. Just as often though, conflicts arise creating friction and crisis. What’s the spiritual significance of our relationships with others? On the innermost levels of our being, we have some…

  • Pleasure: The Full Pulsation of Life

    Pleasure: The Full Pulsation of Life

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:26:35

    Reading Time: 4 minutes In truth, as long as we believe that our substitutes are all the pleasure there is, we’re not able to believe the full pleasure of life is for real. Living a decent life implies living a life of sacrifice. Yuck. But we’ve got this all wrong,…

  • The Forces of Love, Eros and Sex

    The Forces of Love, Eros and Sex

    Mar 7, 2017 • 00:36:05

    Reading Time: 4 minutes People may be confused about a lot of different things, but most of us are somewhat confused about love. And sex. And then there’s that erotic spark. What gives? The forces of love, eros and sex are actually three distinct forces, or principles. And they show…

  • The Spiritual Symbolism and Significance of Sexuality

    The Spiritual Symbolism and Significance of Sexuality

    Mar 7, 2017 • 00:43:10

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Everything we do, whether it comes from our innate, natural Godself or from our less-than-perfect humanity, has a deep spiritual significance. In fact, all of our experiences have a symbolic aspect in which there is a wider, deeper, fuller meaning. And so it is with spiritual…

  • Mutuality: A Cosmic Principle and Law

    Mutuality: A Cosmic Principle and Law

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:23:50

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Nothing can be created unless there is mutuality. This is a spiritual law. It means that two apparently different entities come together to form one whole. They open toward each other, cooperating and affecting each other in such a way that something new is created. It…

  • A Venture in Mutuality: Changing our Negative Will

    A Venture in Mutuality: Changing our Negative Will

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:13:03

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Our soul substance is in constant motion; nothing that is living ever stands still. It moves and moves and moves. Then in comes an error in thinking—a misconception—which breeds negativity which breeds more error. Soul substance that has gotten trapped in error and our negative will…

  • Affecting and Being Affected

    Affecting and Being Affected

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:26:11

    Reading Time: 4 minutes It stands to reason that we affect others in a particular way when we operate from our destructive levels. And of course, we are likewise being affected by others who operate from their destructiveness. This topic of affecting and being affected is extremely important. If we’re…

BIBLE ME THIS: Releasing the Riddles of Holy Scripture

The Bible is a stumper for many of us, not unlike the Riddler teasing Batman with his ‘riddle me this’ taunts. But what if we could know what some of those obscure passages mean? What’s the truth hidden in the myth of Adam & Eve? And what was up with that Tower of Babel? Bible Me This is a collection of in-depth answers to a variety of questions asked of the Guide about the Bible. Learn more

Bible Me This
Bible Me This
Understanding the Bible
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  • Understanding the Bible

    Understanding the Bible

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:25:22

    Reading Time: 4 minutes When it comes to understanding of the Bible, including the Old as well as the New Testament, it can be interpreted on many levels. The lowest level is the historical level. From this perspective, there are many errors and omissions, which one would expect. Next there…

  • Understanding Myths

    Understanding Myths

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:02:20

    Reading Time: 4 minutes People are often mistaken about understanding myths. Over half of us think of them as inventions, fantasies, fairy tales or lies. The real meaning of myth is quite different from this. But even if everyone could agree about this, religions would still be on different pages.…

  • Myth: Tower of Babel

    Myth: Tower of Babel

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:10:13

    Reading Time: 4 minutes We could write entire books just to explain this passage about the Tower of Babel, that’s how much it contains. For now, we’ll consider just one aspect of it, starting with the reference to “of one language”. Long, long ago, human beings were whole beings that…

  • Myth: Adam and Eve

    Myth: Adam and Eve

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:23:35

    Reading Time: 4 minutes The analogies and symbolism found in the Bible should not be considered as one-time historical events. They are being constantly recreated in our souls. If we think of Adam and Eve and what they represent, separating them from the distortions that human minds and human religions…

  • Biblical Passages Explained, Part One

    Biblical Passages Explained, Part One

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:27:49

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Here are biblical passages explained by the Pathwork Guide. In this collection we uncover hidden meanings and unravel many of the riddles of the Bible. What more can you say about the true meaning of “turn the other cheek?” “He who wants to win his life…

  • Biblical Passages Explained, Part Two

    Biblical Passages Explained, Part Two

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:23:39

    Reading Time: 4 minutes What did Jesus mean when he said, “Unless you eat of the flesh of the Son of Man and drink of his blood, he has no life in you”? Another saying of Jesus has been distorted as meaning injustice. From the words in Mark 4:25, which…

  • Bible Passages Explained, Part Three

    Bible Passages Explained, Part Three

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:24:12

    Reading Time: 4 minutes In this collection of bible passages explained by the Pathwork Guide, we uncover hidden meanings and unravel many of the riddles of the Bible. The language the Bible uses seems to encourage moralizing, perfectionism, and other distortions. This is especially true with regards to sexuality and…

  • Commandments Explained

    Commandments Explained

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:18:48

    Reading Time: 4 minutes The Guide offers insight for deeper understanding through the following commandments explained: 2) Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image. 4) Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 5) Honor thy father and thy mother. 6) Thou shalt not kill. We can apply…

  • The Truth of Reincarnation in the Bible

    The Truth of Reincarnation in the Bible

    Jun 21, 2017 • 00:03:57

    Reading Time: 4 minutes The truth of reincarnation was on Jesus’ mind when he spoke of how we need to be reborn. It’s not hard to see that we will stagnate if we’re not constantly rediscovering and rebirthing aspects of our true selves as we do this work to know…

  • Meaning of Baptism

    Meaning of Baptism

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:09:49

    Reading Time: 4 minutes What is the deeper meaning of baptism? It is easy to see the symbolic meaning of baptism by water and spirit. Water represents eternally changing truth that yet remains essentially unaltered over time, and the ever-flowing nature of our feelings. Spirit symbolizes the active principle of…

FINDING GOLD: The Search for Our Own Precious Self

The journey to finding the whole amazing nugget of the true self is a lot like prospecting for gold. Both combine the lure of potential and the excitement of seeing a sparkling possibility, with needing to have the patience of a saint.

It helps to have a map of our inner landscape and a headlamp for seeing into dark corners. That’s what Jill Loree has created in this collection of spiritual teachings called Finding Gold. Learn more

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Finding Gold
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  • Occupation with Self

    Occupation with Self

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:07:36

    Reading Time: 4 minutes The Right and Wrong Way to be Selfish It really would be good to spend more time thinking about yourself, said no spiritual person ever. Because spiritual people know it is always way better to think about others. Occupation with the self only ever leads to…

  • Right and Wrong Faith

    Right and Wrong Faith

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:08:34

    Reading Time: 4 minutes So many of us are sincere in our desire for spiritual development. But our faith is not whole. There’s this little smidge of doubt that says: “Is this really true? Am I not just making all this up?” What do we do with this? Job one…

  • The Importance of Forming Independent Opinions

    The Importance of Forming Independent Opinions

    Apr 6, 2017 • 00:07:34

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Under the weight of our emotional baggage, many of us are carrying around opinions that aren’t actually ours. For sure, these might be valid opinions, but if they aren’t our own, arrived at through our own mature thought processes, it is more harmful than holding a…

  • Self-Love

    Self-Love

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:11:51

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Any truth can be distorted into an untruth. This is, hands down, one of the most powerful weapons of evil. Complete untruth is not the problem. But take something true in one setting and apply it over there, where it doesn’t belong—especially when it’s set up…

  • Self-Alienation and the Way Back to the Real Self

    Self-Alienation and the Way Back to the Real Self

    Apr 6, 2017 • 00:31:17

    Reading Time: 4 minutes This state of self-alienation we are in—where we are truly not our real selves—is so pervasive, we don’t see the symptoms of it. We think we’re just being “normal.” Well, it may be normal but it’s certainly not natural to find ourselves feeling trapped in situations…

  • Laziness as a Symptom of Self-Alienation

    Laziness as a Symptom of Self-Alienation

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:03:42

    Reading Time: 4 minutes We think that being lazy is a garden-variety fault. But we need to look deeper. It’s not something we can command away with our sheer will. But it can be tackled by taking on self-alienation. Because when we’re anchored in the center of our being, we…

  • Identification with the Self

    Identification with the Self

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:19:14

    Reading Time: 4 minutes If we grow up and don’t develop identification with the self, we will create substitutes for the parents we originally identified with. Often we will find, not an individual, but a national, religious or political group. It’s possible we will find a minority group to identify…

  • Winner vs Loser: Interplay Between the Self and Creative Forces

    Winner vs Loser: Interplay Between the Self and Creative Forces

    Apr 6, 2017 • 00:21:49

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Living in this land of duality, we are continually harboring arbitrary either/or concepts. Some of these, we may not even be aware of. One of the most common ones, which causes one of our greatest limitations, is an attitude we hold about being a winner vs…

  • Self-Liking: The Condition for Universal State of Bliss

    Self-Liking: The Condition for Universal State of Bliss

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:09:45

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Our ability to land in bliss is directly related to our self-esteem—our ability to like ourselves. This equation must always come out even in the end. To the exact degree self-liking exists, happiness exists. Pencils down. But if self-liking is missing, the psyche can’t experience its…

  • Intensity: An Obstacle to Self-Realization

    Intensity: An Obstacle to Self-Realization

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:19:44

    Reading Time: 4 minutes So let’s dive into yet another way we unwittingly block ourselves from making use of universal power. It’s more like a soul climate we’re speaking of here. If we want to be compatible with this power, we have to have a state of mind that is…

HOLY MOLY: The Story of Duality, Darkness and a Daring Rescue

There’s one story, as ancient and ageless as anything one can imagine, that lays a foundation on which all other truths stand.

It exposes the origin of opposites. It illuminates the reality of darkness in our midst. And it speaks of herculean efforts made on our behalf. This is that story. Learn more

Please listen to Holy Moly chapters in the order presented:

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  • 0 Introduction to Holy Moly

    0 Introduction to Holy Moly

    Aug 13, 2019 • 00:07:13

    Reading Time: 4 minutes There’s been an exciting craze of spirituality sweeping the planet as we’ve turned the corner into the new millennium. During this same time period, people have been reacting more and more negatively to the fanatics and the many foibles of organized religion. So we’ve taken our…

  • 1 Free Will: The Good Lord Willing

    1 Free Will: The Good Lord Willing

    Aug 12, 2019 • 00:20:30

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Free will is a topic of great confusion for many. So which is it? Door Number One: people have no free will whatsoever—it’s all fate or destiny. Door Number Two: we only have free will, and it’s all free will. Or Door Number Three: maybe some…

  • 2 Ushering In Christ

    2 Ushering In Christ

    Aug 11, 2019 • 00:08:36

    Reading Time: 4 minutes What is the time of year that is most associated with Christ? For most of us, that would be Christmas. It is at that time of year when the light of Christ returns with renewed force in remembrance of the greatest deed accomplished on this planet,…

  • 3 Jesus Christ: Must We?

    3 Jesus Christ: Must We?

    Aug 10, 2019 • 00:07:22

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Through the work of self-purification, we will raise our level of consciousness to such a degree that we will be open for truth, about anything. This includes the truth about who Jesus Christ was and the role he played in the history of Creation. Naturally, the…

  • 4 Submitting & Rebelling Christians

    4 Submitting & Rebelling Christians

    Aug 9, 2019 • 00:26:42

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Having parents who are strong and right gives children a sense of security in the world. So part of the reason Submitting Christians accept their parents’ religion is because it’s too frightening to think the parents were weak, or worse, wrong. Rebelling Christians, by contrast, find…

  • 5 Grappling with Duality

    5 Grappling with Duality

    Aug 8, 2019 • 00:11:15

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Everything about Jesus Christ is all about the fight for good. This includes the story of his life, the whole big reason for his incarnation—which we’ll get to—and his long-remembered teachings. But if we’re going to talk about the good, we need to be willing to…

  • 6 Facing Death & Finding Life

    6 Facing Death & Finding Life

    Aug 7, 2019 • 00:15:21

    Reading Time: 4 minutes The big enchilada we need to deal with—really get our arms around—is death. Even if our lives were no longer filled with our many little mini-dramas, in the end, physical death remains. And it’s a mystery. An unknown. No matter how much you think you know,…

  • 7 God & Creation

    7 God & Creation

    Aug 6, 2019 • 00:08:48

    Reading Time: 4 minutes The order in which these important topics are presented matters. It will be this: God, the Creation, the Fall of the Angels, the Plan of Salvation, and the War of the Worlds. Starting with God, what is there to say? God is great, God is good.…

  • 8 Fall of the Angels

    8 Fall of the Angels

    Aug 5, 2019 • 00:17:27

    Reading Time: 4 minutes So how did these foreign layers come into being? Through the Fall of the Angels—for another name for these pure Godlike beings, or Holy Ghosts, is angels. Note the phrase here: Godlike. We are not saying we are God. God is a being, and what we…

  • 9 Plan of Salvation

    9 Plan of Salvation

    Aug 4, 2019 • 00:34:44

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Now let’s take a closer look at what salvation by Jesus Christ really means. “Salvation,” of course, is another of those blinking words. Consider that salvation means essentially that we are never locked out. Christ offers endless forgiveness and acceptance. So no matter what a mess…

WALKER: A Memoir

Walker is about one woman’s spiritual journey to open her heart and live an authentic life. Through it all, her own gumption would be her steady companion.

The title of Walker evolved from a line in a poem: “There is no road, walker, you make the road by walking.” This phrase captures the narrative of Jill Loree’s life on many levels. Learn more

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