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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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Stop Satan
     “Fear attracts whatever is feared. Why? Because fear is ignorance, like a dazed man so fearful of falling into a swamp that he dizzily does so. Fear prophesies tragedy, then leads the terrified person toward its fulfillment. Spiritual wisdom dissolves time, which prevents the prophesied event from happening, which is the same as stopping the devil right now. You cannot fear anything you understand. You can understand and stop painful prophecies. Vigorously do so.”
     This is #18 from 100 Ways to Defeat Satan. It’s an incredibly powerful booklet that explains all kinds of things going on in the world today. It is highly recommended for explaining, understanding and dealing with all of the insanity taking place. Discover or re-discover this incredible booklet! It’s available inside the book Solved – The Mystery of Life or as an individual download 100 Ways to Defeat Satan.

How to End Suffering Series
     New Life is presenting an ongoing series of commentaries on specific negative traits that cause people problems and result in suffering. They will show the remedy for these common mistakes. If we will allow it these truths will lead to true resolutions. Watch for a new segment every month. Go Here

Upcoming New Life Banquets
     Join us for a traditional Thanksgiving banquet in Westminster, CA on November 26. The menu will consist of turkey and all the trimmings, salads and delicious desserts. There will be wholesome entertainment as well. For more details
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New Life Newsletter
     Our Fall/Winter Newsletter has been printed and will be 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

Be Consciously Pleasant
     This is the work project for the entire New Year. We have to distinguish between phony niceness and real niceness. In A Treasury of Trueness, Vernon Howard states in the section To Be Nice and Pleasant, “Real niceness does not have a motive.” In Cosmic Command in a section entitled Pleasantness, it says, “Pleasantness arising from Cosmic Command is constant, for it does not depend upon good fortune.” This work project is a lot harder than it appears on the surface. We have to know what we are really like inside.

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, 2020)

From Vernon Howard’s Higher World
     “Living within yourself is the only place you have to live. It should be comfortable; it should be clean; it should be honest; it should be proper to live in. Whatever happened to the word proper? Whatever happened to commonplace proper living?”
     This is a fantastic talk on MP3 CD – Volume 34, Track 10. Everyone should hear this talk!

News Item
     All classes in Arizona, California and Colorado are meeting as usual. Also all of the planned upcoming banquets will be held as scheduled. If there are any changes we’ll let you know.

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, 2020)

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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. The latest one: Understand the Problem

(Updated September 1, 2020)

How to End Suffering HOSTILITY

     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.

HOSTILITY by Eric PendletonFall Left Fork
     I have been having many reactions to events in this year of 2020 when the COVID-19 virus began affecting nearly every aspect of the lives of all people in this country and beyond.
     Where I work, most of the employees were panicky, spouting off predictions of terrible and fatal outcomes. People were afraid of: catching the disease, the closing of their businesses, running out of paper goods and living in isolation, to name just a few. Even then, I suspected the appearance of this virus could be used to frighten people, to make them feel lost and helpless and to make them extremely hostile, since fear and hostility always go hand in hand. I connected the situation with something Vernon Howard often mentions in his talks: how evil can easily manipulate us when we are scared and afraid, when we are “crazy with fear,” as he puts it.
     The people around me were getting more and more nervous and worried every day, which made them very touchy. Amongst my coworkers, I felt like I was the only one who thought we were all overreacting, and because of this, I began to keep my views and my observations to myself. I also saw a lot negative reactions coming up inside of me, though on a certain level I knew these unsettling feelings were not going to help me to handle a difficult situation with real maturity.
     I watched all the mayors and governors grow in power. It was, “Do as I say, or else!” Watching human nature in its grand performance shows the low level part of human beings in action! What is now happening out in the world is a spiritual attack against human beings. But mainly what I became aware of was that I was trying to fight the situation in a wrong way, primarily with the ‘weapon’ of hostility.
     One event that happened early on really bothered me. At the gym where I work, a lady patron insisted that all of our employees wear masks, though at the time public mask wearing was not mandatory in our town. I told her it was fine for her to wear a mask, but that we took everyone’s temperature before entering, cleaned the equipment often during the day, and limited the number of people in each room per social distancing guidelines.
     This woman wrote to our bosses demanding that we change our policy. It did not work, but her actions really antagonized me. It was becoming obvious that while a lot of people were miserable wearing masks, others actually liked it. Many took it as an opportunity to tell others what to do, but some people were glad that they could hide their true feelings behind a face covering. The circumstances reminded me of the time during World War II where it was encouraged to tell on your neighbors. When not living from Truth principles, human beings like to bring other people down.
     Also, watching the news and seeing innocent people being hurt bothered me a lot. I had an image of myself going out there to protect those who were being injured and I wanted to get back at the people who were hurting them. Everything that was going on had me steaming inside.
     But then I began watching myself in earnest and became more deeply aware that the hostility in me was weakness, and that it was destroying me. Vernon said, “Hostility is a harmful substitute for perception” (Cosmic Command #1280). I had been taken over by wrong thoughts, feeling out of control and wanting to lash out, while at the same time getting a phony thrill and an identity from being an imaginary so-called hero. Wrongness was in charge, not rightness. Trying to stop this onslaught with my own willpower was impossible. To get genuine help, I needed to admit that giving in to the hostility was the real cause of my suffering. Honestly observing these biting thoughts and feelings made me realize how wrong they were for me. Vernon Howard often points out that wrong reactions to negative events are very destructive and damaging to us.
     There is so much to see. For example, observing the lies that people know what to do with themselves in the midst of a crisis. Everyone we meet is presenting us with a made-up image —“I am Successful, I am a Knower, I am Scared, Angry,” and so on. What is needed is to see and therefore understand everything from a completely different viewpoint, without hostility, without wanting to retaliate, without the false “me telling me” what to do. What is needed is a complete separation from what I see, with no compulsion to be involved in any of it.
     We have it within our power to break the chain of negative thought. Just cut off that painful, hostile thought and take a moment to be aware of where you are. Just stop for a moment and notice things around you. This exercise has been of tremendous help in bringing my own awareness into the present moment. If I break thought, and do this often enough each day, it will break the spell of the hostile me trying to handle what I cannot handle.
    
Asking for higher help all the time is also essential. Truth has guaranteed that with faithful application of these principles, we will one day see everything clearly and will not be affected by the cruel world we live in, either inside or outside of us.

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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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