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Letting Go with Guy Finley

Everything points to the existence of a timeless interior Presence that doesn’t just precede the relationships we are drawn to in our lives but actually serves to arrange them, including whatever life lessons we take from these encounters. Calling on our own past experience will help validate the truth of this last idea, as well as reveal some of the possibilities it holds for those willing to explore its extraordinary implications.

Within each of us lives a tireless, latent longing to touch—and be touched by—life’s invisible celestial forces. For instance, whenever we stand as a silent witness to the endless expanse of a dark night sky, we are inwardly moved by this outer display of timelessness spread out above us.

We can’t help being drawn to look at a newborn child because the innocence we see within those eyes stirs the depths of our own heart, reminding us of a vital but now largely forgotten virtue. Again, drinking in these exterior impressions awakens, moves, and reminds us of something still latent within us.

Which brings us to this very important point: each and every one of these precious impressions—taken in from around us, regardless of its nature—does more than just touch us: it reveals us to ourselves; it actually serves to tell us something about our innermost self that can’t be heard or felt in any other way.

In other words, anything that is reflected upon the mirror of one’s soul—be it a majestic mountain, a single red rose, or a smile on the face of someone we love—creates a kind of instant and corresponding recognition within us. And through this higher self-awareness, our new eyes see the truth that sets us free: the supposed “other” person, that stirring moment, or whatever experiences we are drawn to reflect within us—none of these are really “other” at all. Everything we can realize in this life or in any kingdom come is already an indwelling part of our consciousness—and always has been!

The unshakable self-knowledge this understanding provides is the secret wellspring of all spiritual mystics, saints, and sages; it is their undying source of wisdom, compassion, and strength, regardless of whatever religious tradition they may have come to represent in passing time.

 

From Guy Finley’s new book and Amazon #1 bestseller, The Secret of Your Immortal Self. Buy today and receive 5 free gifts! www.YourImmortalSelf.com

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