PATHWORK: Transitioning from Isolation to Union

March 11, 2017 | By More

In these challenging and chaotic times, it is easy to find ourselves struggling with feelings of confusion, fear, helplessness and even despair, as we observe world events from a predominantly dualistic perspective.  But the Pathwork lectures remind us of a bigger vision of our purpose in these transformational times.  Lecture 75: The Great Transition in Human Development tells us that there are two basic currents in the universe, the love force (unity) and the egocentric principle (dualistic) by which most human beings still live and that the transition from self-centered isolation to the state of union with “all that is” is the most essential step on our spiritual path. However, we tend to harbour a belief that only as a separate, unique individual can we have dignity and a chance for happiness.  In our separateness, we build walls made up of fear-based misconceptions, about others and ourselves, in an effort to protect ourselves.

As we move along the path to psychological and spiritual maturity, examining our basic faults of self-will, pride, and fear and how these manifest in false beliefs and misconceptions, we gain understanding and strength about our own lives and life in general. At some point, we reach a time for a new evaluation from an ethical and spiritual viewpoint.

Recognizing that we are one with all of creation frees us from the inner prisons we build, opening the door to true happiness and dignity.  The first tentative steps in the transition from separateness to a state of love are the cultivation of self-knowledge and self-acceptance.  Through exploration, meditation and mutual support, we can experience moving from isolation to union within ourselves and between one another, communities, and countries.

At the next monthly Pathwork Open Lecture on Wednesday March 8, we will dive into this rich topic and discover practical ways to shift from isolation to union.

When: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

7-9 pm

Where: Saint Paul University

233 Main Street

(follow the signs to the room). 

All are welcome.

There is a suggested donation of

$15 for non-members; $5 for members.

The Pathwork Lectures are available

for free download from

For more information, contact Pathwork Helper Jean: or


The presenters, Mary Gordon and Beverly Chen, are long time Pathworkers.

Category: Articles, Spirituality & Meditation

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