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     “There is no real happiness for those on the wrong side. The greatest pleasure in life is the security of the true side. You can vainly try to win over the world or you can nicely be over the world. Your task is to change your operating center from strained imagination to relaxed reality.”

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  • 2022 Christmas Banquet

         “LOOK UP!” is our new yearly exercise given at the December banquet in Strawberry AZ. This exercise serves as a reminder that there is a God, there does exist something higher that wants to reach us and to help us. See further expansion of this theme on the New Life website’s What’s New page. Another excellent exercise for the banquet weekend was to come awake when you pick up or put something down.
         Beginning the Christmas banquet week of celebration, we were told by Richard Wooldridge, director of New Life, to “have fun!” As Lynne related from a talk she heard, God and Vernon gave us permission to be happy! As Vernon once said, gratitude can take us all the way out.
         Beginning on Wednesday night of the winter solstice (which means that while it’s getting colder, there is more light) many powerful talks did not fail to uplift the spirit and give us new insights. Speakers referred to The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power, chapter 13, to provide numerous reminders of Truth and their own experiences for illumination. Richard told us about what he saw in a supermarket because he had an aim to stay out of people’s way. Bill told us to do one thing right, right now. We were also reminded that we must study darkness and light equally.
       “The Truth about this World,” a chapter title in A Treasury of Trueness, was the jumping off text for the  wisdom extended to us on Friday evening. You can review this incredibly high chapter yourself for especially profound principles regarding the battle between God and Satan playing out in this world right in front of our eyes. As Moe explained, a wrong part of us wants to cling to this world, so we absolutely must put first things first and value what we’re learning here above all else. We were also reminded that anyone can learn how to achieve worldly success if they put enough effort into it, but that is not the point of this life. Everything is upside down in the world and getting more so all the time.  But we do not have to live on society’s level of suffering and despair.
         The morning of Christmas Eve, a story about two trains colliding (from DVD 21:3) was used by speakers to illustrate why we have collisions in life. The problem is that both trains are in me; I’m divided inside, and when the crash comes, the personal damage extends itself out to other people and to events and experiences. Psychic criminals are responsible for the division. But if there is only one train, if I’m internally unified, there can be no collision. Happily, the cosmic police can stop the criminals because they know more than the criminals.
         Christmas morning we were greeted with merry good cheer and coffee, tea, bacon and eggs, cranberry and banana breads, fresh Arizona grapefruit and fresh doughnuts. Speaking from Esoteric Encyclopedia of Knowledge, Richard and Moe gave us vital facts and energized us to work harder. We were encouraged to go on to read the sections in the letter I (see “Information and Explanation,” and “Intuition”). With true intuition it’s not necessary to process with the mind but to “get beyond the intellect and emotion to direct perception.”
         Moe talked about the biblical reference, “Physician, heal thyself,” explaining the higher meaning of self-correction. Talking about instructions Vernon gave us and how we disobey and think we can fake it, he said, “If you really want to get more, you will, you can.”
         We can have Christmas every day. Richard said that we can actually hear the angels sing. Truth is coming down to us all of the time to help us.  By faithfully coming to New Life classes and banquets, we can begin to see how we have unknowingly sabotaged ourselves our entire lives. We resist and fight what is best for our own growth. In order to make more room for Truth to be taken in, we are to see how defiance creates a harmful roadblock that must be replaced with welcoming receptivity.
         A traditional Christmas dinner again excelled and surpassed all others with roast turkey, stuffing and all the fixings, prepared with care, while striving for awareness and cooperation in the kitchen.
         The entertainment augmented our learning and is always a special treat. With exquisite harmony in two favorite Christmas carols sung by Lynne and Kyle, there was also a special appearance by Alvin and the Chipmunks with Moe and Jeff joining in the fun of the novelty song, “Christmas, Don’t be Late,” followed by “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth.” Many Christmas jokes, puns, skits and a poem on the “Winter Chill” were performed by students. Bill, the “genius jokester,” again had us in stitches with his monologue on actual employee evaluations (such as “This woman is one neuron short of a synapse” and “It takes him 2 hours to watch “60 Minutes.”). A Christmas sing-along and a Pretties dance enhanced the formal entertainment. Informal dancing allowed us to loosen up our limbs and express holiday joy. All of this was very healing for mind, body and spirit.
         Come to the next banquet, so you can find out for yourself! Invite the Light! Like Vernon Howard, we too can become real and authentic. As one student described him, his life did not have pretense; he was a genuine and unique human being.

  • 2022 September Banquet
  • 2022 Pagosa Springs Banquet
  • 2021 Christmas Banquet
  • 2021 September Banquet
  • 2021 Pagosa Springs Banquet
  • 2021 Irish Banquet
  • 2020 September Banquet
  • 2020 Pagosa Springs Banquet
  • 2020 Irish Banquet
  • 2019 Christmas Banquet

     “Thank you so much for the newsletter. Each one is a delightful treat to receive in the mail and is a sheer little treasure of fresh inspiration and relevant comments from Mr. Howard. I have made a vigorous determination to devote myself to my freedom and wholeness. This determination and continuous study of Vernon Howard’s writings yielded life saving results nothing short of miraculous.
    Anyone who really wants an ‘authentic’ life filled to overflowing with the good Life can’t afford to ignore Vernon’s writings and powerful insights into the human condition. His writings answer a life-time of real and imagined concerns that have mystified the most learned minds.”

Marie N., Palm Springs, CA

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