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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.”

What’s New

AMAZON SMILE (Amazon is ending Amazon Smile as of February 20, 2023.)
Hello. If you buy from Amazon, it is easy to set up making your purchases through Amazon Smile and they will donate .5% to New Life every time you purchase something. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, they donate to your favorite charitable organization, at no cost to you.
     Go to https://smile.amazon.com and sign up. Once there, click on Get Started and sign in with your existing account. It will then take you to a page where you can type in the search box, New Life Church & Literary Foundation. It will come up as New Life Church & Literary Foundation – Pine, AZ. Choose it and your setup is complete. Then bookmark Amazon Smile and shop through it. It’s exactly the same as shopping from Amazon, but .5% of your purchase amount will automatically be donated to New Life. Thank you.

Beautiful New Booklet Edition
Esoteric Path 2021The Esoteric Path to a New Life
     This beautiful new 64-page edition is now available. It is a great synopsis and introduction to Vernon Howard’s teachings. It is all about the way out and retails for $3.50. Purchase here

Upcoming New Life Banquets
     Join us for a delightful Irish banquet in Strawberry, AZ on March 11. Corned beef and cabbage and potatoes and delicious desserts will be served. Additional classes on Wednesday and Sunday. Make plans today to attend.
For more detailsChristmas Banquet Report

New Life Newsletter
     Our Fall/Winter Newsletter has been printed and mailed to everyone on our mailing list in September. If you’re not on our list and would like to receive a free copy, contact us with your mailing address. If you’ve had a recent change of address, please send us your old address and new address and we will change it in our database. (We do not share our mailing list with anyone.)
    If you’d like a copy of our previous newsletter just contact us with your mailing address. You can also download PDF files of past newsletters. Click Here

Look Up  (Use for all of 2023)
     This is the work project for the entire year. The most critical thing is to ‘remember’ to do the exercise. It will lift you out of or above any problem or difficulty if you will let it. You do the exercise by letting it come to you. It increases awareness. Vernon Howard puts it this way, “Let this remind you that there is God, who is above all human beings.” The world wants you to be downtrodden and wrongly worship fear and other negativities, while telling you the opposite. Consciously look to the higher. Look Up and feel the difference.

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 September 1, 2022)

The Power of Your Supermind
Supermind 2022     A marvelous 256 page new edition of this classic book has been reprinted and is now available. Discover answers to baffling questions you have asked for years. A rare find your heart will love. Order your copy today. Purchase here

Spectacular New Booklet Box
Now Available! A Treasure Box of Higher Learning booklet box contains 16 booklets instead of 14, including all recently published new editions.
Only $35  Purchase here

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 September 1, 2022)

     For a free printed copy of 40 Inspiring Guides to a New Life on nice textured design paper, just Contact Us. It is 8" x 11". (This is NOT the same size as the 18”x24” poster offered at $10).

… Offer good only in the United States …

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: The Fundamental Error

(Updated September 1, 2022)

How to End Suffering Complaining

     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.
Snowy DesertCOMPLAINING by Judith Anderson
     Life is met with the wrong attitude. In Pathways to Perfect Living, we’re told, “Strain exists in the gap between what we insist we need and what we actually receive” (p. 147). Life presents itself and we either complain, object, fight and suffer, or meet it with a completely new viewpoint.
     To illustrate what this new attitude would be like, there is a question asked in The Power of Your Supermind about the problem of insomnia. Vernon answers, “Stop fighting sleeplessness…. If your mind and body do not want to sleep, why should you object? Give up caring whether you sleep or not” (p. 150).
     Relinquishing the illusion of control is a monumental lesson. It relates to the esoteric principle of non-action. We must give up so-called self-protection to be cared for by Truth. As Vernon once said in a talk (3-23-84), “If you still take care of yourself, then God can't do it!"
     Vernon once told a story of a young peach tree, which provided nourishing peaches. In the natural course of life, it grew old, died and fell to the ground. But when our body undergoes physical changes through normal growth and aging, we fearfully protest and complain, “I should remain beautiful and young forever.” So people go on diets and exercise regimens, count calories, run marathons and oppose the inevitable changes.
     When you’re young, you think you’ll always be quick and you’ll never be sick. Then things start to change and surprise! You have to slow down and can no longer be as active and spry as you once were.
     With aging and poorer health, more than just physical discomfort usually occurs; if allowed, psychological suffering from negative emotions arises. It is easy to go wrong if these changes are faced mechanically and unconsciously, which results in a lot of complaint and sourness. Unfortunately, negativity toward health matters is often encouraged by so-called friends, relatives and allies. Listen to older people talk. Fear is present, accompanied by feelings of helplessness and a wish for sympathy, a desire to control the body, with an increase in prescription drugs, in doctor and hospital visits, insurance and financial worries.
     Remember, the world does not want us to wake up. It wants to be able to manipulate sheep who are asleep. It wants to snuff out the light we’ve found here and keep us entangled in more and more distractions that can cause distress and anxiety, which can easily consume us as we age. When someone complained to Vernon that he had had many bad breaks in life, Vernon said “to change your thinking.” The negativity is not in the event, it is in you!
     Besides complaint, another way to describe the cause of psychological suffering as we age is that we are strong objectors to what is happening to us. The mind grumbles, “These changes should not be occurring in my life. What can I do to stop them?” The true answer is that we are setting ourselves up in opposition to the natural process of how life unfolds on this earth. We demand certain requirements in life which cannot be met. So the mistake and cause of suffering is our own misunderstanding, which is that I can and must control what happens to me. This is impossible.
     This situation is a whole new adventure of discovery if you’re a truth student, a chance to learn something new. Am I going to go along with what the world says I must feel or will I allow the changes to occur without objection and quietly watch?
     Human beings are unique in that they have a chance to rise above being earthbound; this life is an opportunity to rise to a higher world while still living in a physical body. New Life students can use everything to wake up and to “come out from among them,” so this presents a wonderful opportunity to rise higher spiritually.
     With a sense of curiosity, we can observe: “Well, look at that. I’m going to watch and see what happens. Yes, it’s new, oddly unexpected. I don’t have to like or dislike it. I only have to watch without calling it mine, my body, my eyes, my weight. Yes, it’s where I live now, in a temporary vehicle on this planet. But it’s not me, my essence. So what comes and goes is not mine.” There can be no suffering if I refuse to identify with any painful thoughts or ragged, desperate emotions. Vernon says in “End of Frustration,” in his book Esoteric Encyclopedia of Eternal Knowledge, “With the vanishing of the illusion of self, there is no one to oppose what happens.”
     It comes back to the question, will I trust Truth or am I an atheist who battles with life? Do I fight the God who made me or will I learn from Reality as it comes? Vernon said, “Let it all unfold.”
     “The spirit is 10,000 times more important than the body.” We can separate simple and practical health information from the obsession to control what happens to the body. And Vernon assured us that the spiritual has complete dominance over everything, including the physical.
     All these negative conditions and states can be consciously watched, then left behind and ignored. We do not have to be drawn in and engaged by them. We don’t have to go there! See this refusal as a powerful preventative remedy to end suffering. Your force and energy will increase as you focus on true healing and inner health.


   “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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