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     “What you want also wants you. If you seek the celestial, the celestial also seeks you. There are no unanswered requests in the universe. If we do not like what we are receiving, we can learn to ask for something different.”

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First Steps Toward a New World by Vernon Howard
     You can take the first step in whatever place you now find yourself, for when wishing to learn to swim it makes no difference where you step into the lake.
     A stallion advised a colt, “Never argue with mules about the way to the pasture, for they delight in argument, while you must delight in actually finding the way to the pasture.”
     The confusion aroused by hearing the truth should not cause dismay but should be seen as a first lesson in an esoteric education, just as you eagerly enter a cave to learn its secrets.
     If we can have wheat without a field, we can have self-command without self-insight.
     By becoming weary of reading life wrongly we take the first upward step into the hidden library of the mind where every answer is located.
     (These are five helpful excerpts from a tidbit written by Vernon Howard.)

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Upcoming New Life Banquets
     Join us for an inspiring Southwestern banquet in Pagosa Springs, CO on July 13.The menu will consist of BBQ and all the fixin’s. Additional classes on Friday, July 12 at 7 PM and Sunday, July 14 at 9 AM. Make plans today to attend.
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No Complaining  (Use for all of 2024)
     This is your work project for the entire year. Watch your reaction when you consciously tell yourself you cannot complain for a whole year. Baseball or shopping is not our favorite pastime — It’s complaining. We complain about everything. Your false nature hates the thought of not being able to grouse about something. You’re going to make a concerted effort to remember to deprive the negative nature of complaint and then to watch how it vehemently objects to this. You will benefit immensely from doing this exercise.

Frequently Asked Questions
     Here are some frequently asked questions that we have heard over the years. The responses should help to give you a better understanding of these life-healing teachings. Take them in with a receptive spirit and many mysteries will be dissolved in the light of higher understanding.  FAQs 1

(Updated March 1, 2024)

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Points to Ponder
     Powerful insights written by New Life Foundation Director, Richard Wooldridge. Richard has been with New Life since 1975. Points to Ponder

(Updated March 1, 2024)

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Spiritual Exercise
     Learn how to apply these life-healing principles. Here are specific exercises that can be used in your daily life to help you defeat what now defeats and hurts you. Latest one: I Can’t Help Myself

(Updated March 1, 2024)

How to End Suffering Defeat

     The commentary series below is focused on a particular negative emotion, painful feeling, negative trait or  state of human beings that causes us tremendous pain and suffering. Perhaps you will recognize that you yourself have had personal experience with this condition. You’ll find the explanation of how it causes suffering and how it produces detrimental effects in your daily life. You will also be shown how Truth can help you to lessen these effects and how you can eventually eliminate them from your life altogether. A new negative characteristic of human nature will be gone into each month. It will be great fun to explore these things in order to help us see through them and to be rid of them.
Ocean BeachDEFEAT by Dave Netherton
     While shopping at a local grocery store recently, I noticed an elderly man waiting in line to check out at the cashier’s stand. What struck me at that moment in particular was his entire demeanor, especially the expression on his face. It was one of defeat. I had noticed how he trudged along on his way, staring at the ground as he came into the line at the register. When it came time for him to pay, he held up everyone in line as he searched for his wallet and retrieved his money. Vernon Howard instructed us to always have your money ready when it’s time to pay the bill, which was a lesson in both awareness and consideration.
     Yes, this man appeared to be defeated; but by what? BY LIFE. Vernon also told us that this world, as we now know it, is too much for us. So many people get worn out by life because they succumb to laziness, cowardice, carelessness, impatience, resignation, despair, anger and fear, among many other negative habits. However, here’s some fantastic news. There is a way out.
     Who we really are is infinitely superior to this world. So, who are we in reality? It is much easier to recount who we are not. And we are not our name, age, physical stature, or mind, financial status, memories, past experiences or reputation. After long years of self-examination, sincere study and yielding to the instructions and guidance of esoteric truth, a student can eventually arrive at who he or she really is. And this entity cannot be defeated by ANYONE or ANYTHING.
     According to the American Heritage Dictionary, the meaning of defeat is to prevent the success of; to thwart; to undo or destroy. The man in the grocery store represents the masses of sleeping, suffering humanity who live in the heaviness of defeat. Yet Vernon stated emphatically in a talk transcript found in the booklet Powerful Guides for Spiritual Freedom that “Defeat Has No Right to Exist.” In this talk he asks, “How come you’re living with defeat when you don’t have to. I’m telling you, you’ve got an awful lot of hellish beliefs in you that you haven’t gotten rid of yet. One of them is the false pleasure of being knocked down and dragged around. And feeling alone! And feeling betrayed! That’s a good one. You love the feeling of being betrayed, don’t you? Why would you want to feel betrayed? That’s a painful feeling.”
     He illustrates how to conquer defeat, how to leave behind all of the pain by relating the story of King Arthur and his magical sword Excalibur. Excalibur came from a very high place and the King Arthur legend introduced downtrodden people, maybe for the very first time, to something which was not a part of this physical world. Vernon explained there is great power in knowing that Defeat Has No Right to Exist. Another world does exist. The sword of Excalibur represents the spiritual power and wisdom that can be held high to defeat anything that now defeats you.
     I too have experienced a feeling of defeat. Having played basketball in an extremely competitive sport on a professional as well as recreational level, I too have experienced a feeling of defeat. At the outcome of every game there can be only one winner and one loser. Also, there can only be so many players on a team and if you’re not skilled enough to make the team, a sense of failure can take over. The loser will actually view himself as personally rejected, defeated. This can carry over to a feeling of being knocked down or betrayed as was previously mentioned. However, if we remember that these things that occur are merely events and that we have the power to not react to them in a negative way, we will experience tremendous personal freedom.
     The defeated man in the grocery store had likely encountered hints of truth somewhere along his path in life but had not followed them. He has no idea that defeat does not exist as a personal reality for him and that its false power over him lies only in his own weakness and timidity. But we can begin to understand that the King Arthur Excalibur legend is not just a pleasant story but a reality to be lived. We are capable of following Vernon’s instructions to “KEEP THE SWORD HIGH.”

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   “I went onto the New Life site and clicked on ‘What’s New’. Along with the Lessons and Daily Quotes, I am learning to be in the light and although I am just a novice at this, I want to change and not listen to my false self any longer. Vernon Howard was an Advanced Soul and his teachings are Universal. Thank you for posting food for the Spirit.”

— Man via e-mail

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