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.
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These moments themselves are like
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