You know the Acts but you didn’t realize that they constitute Exercises for the Work. The Acts are an example of what you have to do when you want to keep walking on the path of light. These are the exercises for the alive soul i.e. the soul which has a body. Because this body and its mind are gifts for the soul in order to contribute also in the material world of Mankind. The Exercises are also another kind of asceticism which is more human and not so strict because it’s useless for the evolution of the human being. You don’t need pain to be free. You don’t need to suffer to be. There is no obligation. You have only advice and you are always free to follow them or not because you belong to Humanity.