With the perspective of two years on from the first Lecture, the Pathwork Guide, in Lecture 25, summarizes many of the key concepts of the Pathwork and takes extensive questions from his listeners about a variety of subjects.
He says, “Primarily this path is about changing your innermost feelings.”
In the Lecture, he describes and outlines six meditations that we can use to intensify our contact with our spiritual selves and make progress in the transformation of the negative energy and motivations we carry into the positive and life-affirming energies needed to create a happy life.
From the Lecture:
“You must also recognize the reasons why your lower self turns you away from facing yourself. One reason is that to recognize yourself as imperfect is unpleasant. The other is that the lower self is lazy and never wants to work. Yet it requires work to face what is in you, especially when it comes to facing the unpleasant things.
So the first step, my friends, in your decision to walk the path of self-development and purification is to become clear about this. It is the greatest decision a human being can ever make. It is the noblest of all fights humanity can ever engage in. But you must do so with open eyes; therefore realize what you ought to expect and what you have to search for.
Do not start to search for perfection immediately. This again would be unrealistic because you cannot attain perfection quickly without having spent much time and effort. This search is the first and most important half of the truth of the path. If you proceed well on this part of the path, you have won half the battle already, and even more, my friends! If you realize this, you will not be discouraged when you are busy on this first half of the work that is necessary.
You can reach perfection only by going through your imperfections, not by going around them. You should meditate on this daily until such knowledge becomes part of you and until you are imbued with this truth.”