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From the Work:


The object or end that one strives to attain.


Putting oneself in the neighbor's place, seeing from their point of view. Going out of oneself to consider how it feels to be that neighbor, from their point of view, place, or experience. To see ourself in another, or find another in our self. To find in oneself a time when we did the same or a similar thing on any level.

False cause:

Thinking that an external event or situation is the cause of a negative state in yourself or others. (All causes are internal.)

Horizontal and Vertical Work:

The difference between having aims on the plane of external life (horizontal) and aims on the plane of spiritual life (vertical).


Keeping count or "making accounts" in the mind, of what you feel the neighbor owes you. Unforgiveness for big and small imaginary insults and slights.


To not identify with a state. To remain conscious of the fact that the state with you is not you. To realize, believe, and acknowledge that the thoughts you think and the feelings you feel are not you, but are those of spirits or societies with you.

Observing 'I'

A part of you within which the new will can be born. A non-critical, non-judgmental, observing part which can look down on your behavior.


Observing the behavior of the proprium, noticing what it thinks, says, and does. Looking impartially at one's own behavior from Observing "I."


Being here aware of impressions coming into you and your responses to them - and then being aware of yourself being aware of doing that. Also, it is to feel the Lord's presence with you - the "I AM," knowing that only He lives. "In Him we live and breathe and have our being." To remember the aim, end or purpose of your existence, is also to remember yourself.


Putting attention on one place in your body until you can feel sensation there and sustain it as long as you can. Sensing is used to divide your attention in a negative state, and as a reminding factor that, "Now is the time I will to work."

Stop thought:

To turn off the internal dialogue that you hear going on in your head, as you might turn off a radio. If you still hear it, just ignore it. Stop thought is often used to separate from a negative train of thought that precedes or accompanies a negative emotion.

The Work:

Inner, spiritual work on one's self. Spiritual growth; the work of regeneration.

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