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Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

(Audio) The True Nature of Greatness

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Guy Finley talks about how true greatness does not need to be acknowledged as being great. It has nothing whatsoever to do with receiving the approval of others, nor of comparing ourselves to others in any way. In fact, greatness is connected to not needing to think about ourselves at all.

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Honesty Heals

posted by Guy Finley

Honesty heals; lies hurt. In these four words live all one needs to know and practice—that is, assuming one wishes to be whole, harmless, loving, and true.

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Honesty Is the Best Policy

posted by Guy Finley

If there is one essential characteristic or element most needed to ensure the success of those who seek the immortal Self, it is self-honesty. Without true integrity—from the inside out—it is impossible for the aspirant to come into a conscious, living relationship with the Divinity within.

This is why when it comes to life, our relationships with others, and our relationship with ourselves, honesty is always the best policy. Unfortunately, it seems that more and more these days, honesty is out of vogue. In times of unchecked and socially glorified acts of selfishness, honesty is seen more as an impediment to one’s happiness than it is honored as the path to being a truly successful human being.

But what exactly is “honesty”? What does it mean, and what has it to do with honoring one’s deepest and highest aspirations in this life of ours?
In Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language (circa 1828), we learn that honesty is “a moral rectitude of heart” or “upright conduct.”
Rectitude is defined as “literally straightness, but not to material things; exact conformity to truth, to the rules prescribed either by divine or human law.”

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Of note here is that in every scripture worldwide you will find some statement along the same lines of this sentiment taken from Matthew in the New Testament: “Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”

And then there’s that old expression from days gone by where someone is asking to be told the truth of his situation: “Give it to me straight, doc!” In other words, “Tell me the reality of my situation; I need you to be real with me.”

The following may seem obvious, but apparently it’s not: the flattering images we have and hold about ourselves are not honest. Yes, they seem real enough to the dreamer within us. But this sleeping self exists only in the world of imagination; as such, it can never be transformed or transfigured in any meaningful way. Nothing real touches it, and it touches nothing other than the unceasing stream of thoughts that provide its false sense of life. Let’s look at an example to better understand this last idea.

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Imagine a small stream-fed pond suddenly cut off from the body of life-giving waters that created it. For a while it teems with life, but its destiny—along with everything that has carved out a life within it—is to dry out and pass from existence. Were the little pond to remain connected to the flow of the stream, it would be continually refreshed and recharged by the rise and fall of those waters; changes within it would occur naturally, effortlessly, because it would be acted on by a source of life greater than itself.

In much the same way, we are intended to be made new; ours is the capacity for a conscious relationship with the celestial energies whose flow creates, reveals, replenishes, and sustains all that it touches. Think of self-honesty as one of the main ways we can align ourselves with these everlasting “waters.” Seeing ourselves as we are recharges our divine wish to be one with what is incorruptible—a wish that is strengthened each time we catch ourselves deliberately painting a picture of ourselves that we know is false, self-serving, or just plain misleading.

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On the other hand, every time we refuse or otherwise deny the truth of ourselves—anytime we cover up what we see living within us—we effectively cut ourselves off from this ever-flowing stream of real life. It is our singular task and true purpose in life to stand in the light of these divine energies and welcome all that they reveal. They alone have the power to transfigure and set free the consciousness into which they pour.

Almost all of us know these timeless words: “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Perhaps now we understand them a little better; let us learn to welcome that little light within us that would show us the straight and true way back home to our immortal Self.

www.YourImmortalSelf.com

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The Secret of Being Successful in All Worlds

posted by Guy Finley

A reporter who had a deep and personal interest in higher spiritual matters heard of a certain teacher of truth who was held in high repute. But what caught the reporter’s attention more than anything else was that this modern-day master was not only considered to have the Old Testament wisdom of a Solomon, but apparently he had Solomon’s wealth as well.

Although the details were sketchy, word on the street held that, in his earlier years, he had been the successful CEO of an equally successful corporation that he had founded. Then, for reasons unknown, he retired and started his philanthropic and spiritual school around the same time. And so it came to pass that the reporter sought out an interview with this man of mystery, hoping to learn the secret of his success in both worlds.

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Shortly thereafter, he was granted a personal audience with the master. “Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to speak with you personally. I won’t take much of your time.”
“Not a problem at all; how can I help you? What is it you would like to know?”

Something in the presence and manner of the master told him that there was little point in trying to mask his real reason for wanting to speak with him, so the reporter came right to the point.

“Sir, what I really want to know is how in the world you were able to amass such a fortune, not to mention become respected as being one of the wisest men on earth?”

The master gazed directly into the reporter’s eyes. After many years of sitting with inquiring visitors of all levels, he could see easily into the hearts of those who had come to see him with such questions. What he found there determined how he answered them.

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In this instance, he could see that the young man seated before him had sufficient self-knowledge to understand the subtlety of the answer he was about to give.

The master leaned forward and spoke: “In every sense of the word, the abundance in my life can all be attributed to a very simple method, something I started to practice when I was still a fairly young man. If you wish to know this secret, I would be glad to share it with you.”

The reporter nodded yes.

The master continued his thought. “Every time I got ready to give someone my two cents, I learned to save them instead.”

Key Lesson

As to our course through life, whether we profit a little or a lot, do hold this one thought: we are made, each of us, as much by what we will as by what we will not.

www.YourImmortalSelf.com

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