In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how real relationship with the present moment requires both receptivity and letting go.
We cannot grow spiritually without receptivity, but presently most of us do not understand receptivity in its entirety. As it often happens now, there are moments of being receptive to a higher impression, but then the impression is immediately taken over by the sensation of the impression, so that our minds instantly turn a moment of receptivity into a moment of “my” experience.
We need to recognize that our minds are always busy interpreting those moments in which we receive new impressions. The mind only knows how to turn a moment of inception of a new impression into a personal conception, into something that it can recognize. At that point there is an unconscious identification with the experience of the impression that prevents us from learning the real lesson inherent within the impression.
We are created to be instruments of perfect receptivity. While we may indeed enjoy the experience of a wonderful moment, we can also be aware of the parts of us that want to take something from it in order to be someone who feels something about it. Already living within us is a higher order of light that is forever open to receiving new impressions even as it transforms what is being received.
(Audio) How to Ask For and Receive Divine Consolation Eventually you must see that any action your mind gives you to console you about anything is stealing from you the possibility of being a reflection of the Divine. Stand unconsoled so the true consolation may make itself known to you.
What is Required for God to Help You? Asking God to help you -- without first doing the interior work of seeing and admitting the truth of yourself to yourself -- is like sending someone else to church or temple for you to pray for your transfiguration.
What is Gained by Putting Yourself First? If putting yourself first had any real power to grant you true liberty – a way to make you content, then – for all you've given to yourself – shouldn't you be happy and free by now?
The Real Meaning of Repentance John the Baptist, a man dedicated to preparing the way for the Messiah promised in the Old Testament, taught that any person who wanted to experience Real Life should, “Repent, repent.” This was followed by his admonition that “the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”
In the ancient Aramaic,