There are many paths to self-development and spiritual awareness. They mostly converge, addressing the same concepts and issues. Those who are seeking evolution and growth in a particular stage of their lives could identify a particular path, depending on language, beliefs, empathy, style, and amount of dedication, rituals or tools.
Pathwork is one of these paths. It is a collection of 258 lectures which help us perform profound self-examination towards understanding our misconceptions, accepting these with compassion and love and ultimately transcending them, freeing our light to shine brighter. The teachings were sensed between 1957 and 1979 by Eva Pierrakos, a native Austrian from a prominent intellectual family, through a spiritual source that is self-called “The Guide”.
Pathwork is profoundness without any trace of dogmatism. It is not a religion, nor a therapy as the Guide says in one of the lectures. So you can study and practice Pathwork without abandoning your religious convictions. Be prepared, though, to face with honesty your deepest fears, intentions, and desires. Be prepared to get in touch with feelings, ideas, concepts, and images within yourself you would never think existed. Be prepared to grow over concepts of victimhood and resentments against others.
Why would someone choose this path? After some years on this track, I realized that looking inside is the only way of starting to solve all kinds of problems we face in our lives. It sounds like a cliché, but there is no other way out, in my opinion. It is a matter of logic; we spend a lot of time thinking about other people and how they could change to attend to our expectations. Wouldn’t it be more intelligent to discover how we can change ourselves to have better and more fulfilled lives?