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Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

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Best-selling "Letting Go" author Guy Finley's encouraging and accessible message is one of the true bright lights in our world today. His ideas go straight to the heart of our most important personal and social issues -- relationships, success, addiction, stress, peace, happiness, freedom -- and lead the way to a higher life.

Guy is the acclaimed author of The Secret of Letting Go and 38 other books and audio programs that have sold over a million copies in 18 languages worldwide. In addition, he has presented over 4,000 unique self-realization seminars to thousands of grateful students throughout North America and Europe over the past 25 years and has been a guest on over 600 television and radio shows, including national appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR, and many others.

Guy is a faculty member at the Omega Institute, and Director of Life of Learning Foundation, a non-profit Center for Self-Study in Merlin, Oregon. 200,000 people in 142 countries read his popular Key Lesson emails each week. His work is widely endorsed by doctors, business professionals, celebrities, and religious leaders of all denominations.

Guy's career reached this point through a circuitous path. Born into a successful show business family, he is the son of late-night TV and radio pioneer, Larry Finley. Growing up in Beverly Hills, his childhood friends were the sons and daughters of the most famous celebrities in the world. As a young man, Guy enjoyed success in a number of areas including composing award-winning music for many popular recording artists including Diana Ross, The Jackson 5, Billy Preston, and The Four Seasons, as well as writing the scores for several motion pictures and TV shows. From 1970-1979 he wrote and recorded his own albums under the Motown and RCA recording labels.

Throughout his youth, Guy suspected there was more to life than the type of worldly success that led to the emptiness and frustration he saw among his own successful friends and colleagues. In 1979, after travels throughout North America, India, and the Far East in search of truth and higher wisdom, Guy voluntarily retired from his flourishing music career in order to simplify his life and to concentrate on deeper self-studies.

In addition to his writing and appearance schedule, Guy presents four inner-life classes each week at Life of Learning Foundation in Merlin, Oregon. These classes are ongoing and open to the public. For more information about Guy Finley and his life-changing work, visit guyfinley.org.

"Guy Finley is...one of the leading experts at the forefront of human potential."
-Nightingale Conant

"Guy Finley has helped millions live fuller, more peaceable lives."
-Barnes and Noble

Resistance Is Negative Attraction

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Tucked into a deep, high remote canyon somewhere in the Himalayan Mountains sits a secret monastery assigned the task of training would-be adepts in the lost science of self-realization. Only those who have studied there or who are allowed to […]

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The Binding Force of Resistance

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Resistance to unwanted moments seems intelligent; it feels wise to disagree with whatever we perceive as punishing. But this resistance does not separate us from our suffering; instead, it binds us to it. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

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Where Revelation Waits

posted by Guy Finley

Our journey to the immortal Self commences with awakening to the timeless depth and breadth of our own sleeping consciousness. All that we are and hope to be already resides therein, waiting to reveal its light to whoever will dare […]

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(Audio) Awaken True Spiritual Sensitivity by Learning What it Means to “Wait” on Life

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In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we must learn what it means to wait on God if we wish to be connected to more than just the temporary sensations of passing time.

Step Through the Doorway to the Divine

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In the life of all who aspire to realize a conscious relationship with the Divine, there comes a time when their journey reaches what seems to be a complete impasse. These encounters of the unwanted kind represent distinct stages along […]

Learning to Wait on God

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Question: After listening to what you teach, I get the sense that longing, desire, and imagining takes one out of the present moment and Presence. Is this correct? If I choose to bring a mate and prosperity into my life, […]

Welcome the Freedom that Comes with Being Fearless

posted by Guy Finley

If you were empowered to change life — in order to give yourself whatever is always good and true for you to know and have — would you ever make any other kind of changes? For example, would you fear […]

New Light on a Life Without Limits!

posted by Guy Finley

Until we realize that the true work of transforming ourselves requires that we transcend our presently confined consciousness, we will continue to resist seeing our own limitations — looking upon them as something to deny — instead of approaching them […]

(Video) Don’t Step Into This Unseen Pit in the Impersonal Life

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Guy Finley clarifies that working to meet challenging moments “impersonally” does not mean to pretend you’re not bothered by what comes up inside of you, but to receive the impressions from the unwanted event fully so that it can be […]

Accepting the Invitation

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Question: I am wondering if all spiritual teachings, especially concerning being present and realizing expansion and contraction, apply to my current situation. My spouse of many years has left me, and I am now isolated and surrounded by memories. Can […]

Awaken the Life of Revelation

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There is no such thing as a bad fact for those who seek spiritual freedom… www.YourImmortalSelf.com

Find Your Way Out of the Prison of Dark Thoughts and Feelings

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If there could be only one idea — a lamp whose light could show the aspirant of real life the way out of the prison of dark thoughts and punishing feelings — it would surely be this: your true self […]

(Audio) Every Day Can Be Your Birth Day

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In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the absolute fact that it is never too late to open yourself up to the possibility of being a better human being and having an authentic relationship with real life.  

An Exercise to Help Realize the New and Unexpected Life

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The following easy exercise will help you to realize the truly new and unexpected life. Each day, make it a point to spend some time in a natural setting. Never mind that you “don’t have the time.” If you want […]

The Unfolding Miracle of Infinite Possibilities

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Even though we often speak of it being the “higher life,” the authentic spiritual journey is not so much about a direction in life as it is about an expansion of it. Whenever you have an expansive moment of understanding, […]

Open Yourself to New Possibilities

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New possibilities in life are always opening up, moment to moment, but we usually miss seeing them because — in fearing the way in which they’ve been delivered — we either have our eyes closed, or are looking the other […]

Dare to Be

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The more awake we can be, the more mindful of the whole of ourselves we are before we start moving toward any aim in life,  the less likely we are to find ourselves feeling stressed, angry, or fearful over where we end […]

(Audio) To Fulfill the True Purpose of Your Life Start Being the Instrument of True Life

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In this short talk, Guy Finley explains that “practicing the presence of God” is connected to understanding that you don’t have anything more important to do than to simply be where you are.

Embrace the Portals of Possibility

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Question: I have long been investigating my personal career goals and see how they contradict what I really love and wish to do. I have been guilty of pursuing money first, but after years of feeling like I haven’t really […]

Stop Complaining and Start Changing

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Two construction workers, employed on the same high-rise job for many months now, are seated on a steel beam overlooking the city. It’s time for lunch and a little relaxation from the stress of the day. But every day since […]

The Secret Power of the Spiritual Warrior

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Whatever the race may be in this life, it is always won by whoever is willing to start it over as many times as it takes to realize victory.

A New Kind of Resolution

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The real spiritual rebellion is a quiet affair begun not in strength, but in a new resolution born of weariness of submitting to weakness.  

(Video) Wake Up and Stop Being Used by Weakness

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Guy Finley explains how it is weakness in us that resists and judges weakness in others, and how we can use that negative force of judgment for the purpose of creating unity instead of division.

Turn Any Resistance Into Your Spiritual Assistant

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One indication of making real effort, based on a true spiritual intention, is that even when we fail (with it), whatever regret we may have over our revealed weakness is tempered by an equal measure of realizing how important it is that we […]

The Reason, the Will, and the Courage to Change

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Here is the obvious, but rarely acknowledged reason why we must dig in and do the difficult inner work needed for real self-transformation: if we don’t change, we gradually come to wholly embody the very weaknesses whose destructive nature we […]

The Guiding Light of a True Spiritual Intention

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A true spiritual intention is… and belongs to a level of ‘I’ that cannot know what it seeks, but that understands its one great imperative is to reveal whatever remains unseen within us. It alone can guide us where we cannot go without […]

Your Wish is Your Star

posted by Guy Finley

In this world, a star is something you wish upon while hoping that your wish may come true. But in higher worlds—in the spiritual kingdom—your wish is your star.

Make the World Brighter

posted by Guy Finley

Our true spiritual task is not to try and make things “better,” but to do the actual interior work of making things brighter by consciously bringing any darkness we encounter (within ourselves) into the light of self-awareness.

Resolve to Be Self-Realizing

posted by Guy Finley

To seek resolution and relief from a difficulty of yours apart from the conscious realization of your part in it… is like a man in a tub full of water who… even as he continues to make waves with his […]

Make a New and True Beginning

posted by Guy Finley

Reality itself is perfect resolution, but the paradox is that there is no such thing as resolution for the self that seeks the end of disturbance.

The True Spiritual Leap

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The true spiritual leap needed to go beyond yourself is born in the moment of understanding that what you need is not a way to resolve or outrun what is punishing you but to rise above that world within yourself […]

The Gift of Seeking the Divine

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A quiet mind, patient hands, and contented heart are gifts given freely to those who forgo trying to become “great” in favor of doing the soul work it takes to realize that the Greatness they seek is the very core […]

The Perfecting Power of the Light

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Our possibilities in life are as endless as the light that reveals them.

(Video) Here Is How the Light of Truth Sets You Free

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Guy Finley explains how the winter solstice — a time when we switch from increasing darkness to increasing light in the exterior world — is representative of a moment-to-moment possibility in our interior world. It is only when we allow […]

The Light that Breaches Darkness

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Within you dwells the very light of truth. Its unshakable courage in the face of any fear is because it knows that any darkness brought before it—no matter how large it may temporarily loom— will be effortlessly absorbed by it.

The Hope of the Living Light

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We live in a stream of a Living Light that never stops pouring down upon us.

The True Meaning of the Holiday Season

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Can you give us some insight on the true meaning of the holiday season which we are now in the midst of? What lesson might we take from it that will aid our spiritual growth? Answer: All forms of […]

(Video) Your Pain, Planetary Forces, and the Unseen Path to Freedom

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Guy Finley explains that as photonic activity increases in our sun and solar system, our Earth becomes increasingly bathed in light. This increased exterior activity causes intensified interior stirring, which accounts for the rise of violent and hateful acts in […]

The Courageous Light of Truth

posted by Guy Finley

Within you dwells the very light of truth. Its unshakable courage in the face of any fear is because it knows that any darkness brought before it — no matter how large it may temporarily loom — will be effortlessly […]

Being Whole and Free

posted by Guy Finley

William Shakespeare once said that one sure sign of a spiritually developing mind is its increasing capacity to simultaneously perceive the opposites. The following two Key Lessons help clarify this vital thought: Once we understand that all forces — even […]

Alternating Glimpses of Heaven and Hell

posted by Guy Finley

True interior work always progresses in two directions at once because of the nature of real healing… and how the Holy Spirit acts upon the divided (self-opposing) mind. As we persist with our wish to be free, braving what we […]

The Divine Garden of the Soul

posted by Guy Finley

Many times, darkness is the medium, sorrow the seed, and the subsequent humility conceived in these trials is the divine garden in which our soul flowers.

(Video) Use the Suffering of Others to Help Them and Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that the only way to genuinely help a loved one who is suffering is by first learning to bear the pain their suffering brings up within us.  

Follow the Path to Revelation

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Yes, the path that leads to revelation is more difficult, but only in the beginning. Following its way, we are asked to look for the source of our suffering within us instead of what our suffering points to outside of […]

Stop Useless Suffering Before It Begins (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

In his inspiring book Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl describes his experiences as a prisoner in a Nazi death camp. While many became embittered and hardened in their captivity, some were able to transcend even their horrifying circumstances to […]

Stop Useless Suffering Before It Begins (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

Many things that have happened and that continue to happen in our world are, at best, dark and difficult to deal with. Let there be no question about this: sleeping human beings do terrible things to others, as well as […]

The Reason Behind Life Changes

posted by Guy Finley

Fearlessness comes with the birth of this new understanding: the only reason life changes as it does is to reveal the secret goodness underlying those same changes. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

(Audio) Higher Lessons in the Nature of Light

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In this short talk Guy Finley explains that life never asks us to be something we can’t be, and in fact gives us everything we need to meet and transcend any limitation. Part 1 of 3   Part 2 of 3   Part 3 of 3 […]

Let Go and Enter the Flow of Life

posted by Guy Finley

Wherever there is opposition, resistance follows. For instance, in nature, in the physical world, this kind of conflict is natural, necessary, and accepted. After the winds pass, the trees they’ve touched—having been exercised and duly strengthened, accordingly—resume their natural course […]

See Conclusions as Limitations

posted by Guy Finley

If you approach the possibilities of learning about your life as being limitless—which they are—then it follows that any conclusion you reach about yourself has to be an unseen limitation. Why? Because there’s always more to see. For instance, let […]

You Are Created to Outgrow Limitation

posted by Guy Finley

We all have those moments when life rears up, when it seems certain that we’re about to be trampled by forces greater than ourselves! But regardless of how you may feel in the face of any given challenge, you may […]

The Source of Real Change

posted by Guy Finley

We are wrongly led to believe that life makes us into the kind of person we are. In truth, it’s our level of self-understanding that makes life what it is for us! This is why nothing can really change for […]

(Audio) Outgrow Being Unhappy Over Anything

posted by Guy Finley

Real spiritual growth does not happen automatically with the mere passage of time. A change in our outer activities does not lead to true change. In this podcast, Guy Finley explains that changing what we “do” is not the same […]

Freedom From the Fear of Feeling Powerless (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

The next time you’re overcome with feeling as if you are powerless, take this one interior action and watch that fear disappear: instead of looking at what your fear is telling you is greater than your power to deal with […]

Freedom From the Fear of Feeling Powerless (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

We have no idea of the power with which we have been endowed. Within us dwells the possibility of realizing a level of consciousness whose freedom has no contingencies, one that cannot fall apart even when the conditions in our […]

Freedom From the Fear of Feeling Powerless (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

True spiritual “power” isn’t the ability to imagine and implement an endless series of new solutions to old problems. Rather, it is a radical new and higher form of self-understanding, one that illuminates and transcends our unconscious need to have […]

Your Power Over Fear

posted by Guy Finley

Fear cannot understand itself, but you can understand fear!

(Video) Learn to Use Energetic Forces for Self Revelation

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Guy Finley explains that when strong energetic forces appear in us such as anger, rage, and anxiety, we can either learn to use them for our spiritual growth, or they will be misused and squandered through rejection and resistance.

Revelation in Stormy Times

posted by Guy Finley

Anyone can be light-hearted when the sun is out, but the real measure of one’s character is best revealed in the midst of a storm.

Praying for Change

posted by Guy Finley

Praying to change the world around us is pointless until we realize that the world around us is the way it is… because we are the way we are; only in the realization of this truth — and the sacrifices […]

The Cycle of Hatred and War Defined

posted by Guy Finley

Violence is how ignorance answers the conflict and pain that is born out of what it causes without understanding this fact.

Our True Responsibility and Purpose

posted by Guy Finley

Our one true responsibility in life is to be awake and receptive to the eternally unfolding present moment, even as we give our full attention to what is revealed within us for its ceaseless passage through us.

(Audio) How the Awake State Helps Heal the Ache

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how there is nothing more important than to Be Awake. PART 1: PART 2:

The Pain that Manifests War

posted by Guy Finley

There is one essential reason why there is so much constant heartache and war on this earth, and why conflict has continued as it has down through the ages. The answer may surprise you. We do not understand the nature […]

In Search of Perfect Spiritual Strength

posted by Guy Finley

The hardest part of the journey along the upward path is the gradual realization that our work to awaken to real life is, at best, imperfect. Along the ascending path, each footfall serves to echo an unwanted reminder of our […]

Reclaim These Two Spiritual Treasures

posted by Guy Finley

In this life we are only given two things that are purely our own to use: attention and time. Sadly, most of us squander our gifts of time and attention. Rather than learning to be in command of our attention, […]

A Truthful Connection

posted by Guy Finley

The secret of letting go — of a life without the fear of unwanted events — is knowing, without thinking, that you’ll always be given something better than whatever life asks you to give up.

(Audio) To Release or to Resist… That is the Question

posted by Guy Finley

You can let go of any painful situation or darkened state in your life starting right now! This powerful short talk by Guy Finley explains how resisting your pain actually keeps it alive. Listen now to learn the one true way […]

Choose Watchfulness Over Resistance

posted by Guy Finley

Every flood begins with a single raindrop; the small streams they create become careening waters whose combined might washes away whatever stands in its path. All dark, destructive interior states begin with a single moment of unconsciously identifying with a […]

Watch the Waves of Thoughts and Feelings Go By

posted by Guy Finley

Two very close friends, Karen and Sophie, went on a long-awaited vacation to a tropical island where, the first day, before that evening’s grand welcoming luau, they spent the whole day playing in the ocean. But early on that same […]

Thoughts and Feelings are Like Leaves

posted by Guy Finley

A tree has many leaves, and the wind touches all of them in way or another. Some shake, some quiver, and some hardly move at all. Yes, the tree knows their trembling, but neither the wind nor the leaves it […]

(Video) The Keys to Real Self-Knowledge

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains how self-awareness allows you to directly experience what is currently interfering with your ability to be in relationship with what is good, true, and beautiful. The more this real self-knowledge is brought into your relationships, the more […]

Sow the Seeds of True Self-Knowledge (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

Knowledge, regardless of how sophisticated, is a tool. It arises from and belongs to what has passed; it is the past put into a formula. As such, it embodies, defines, and relates us to life through what we, or others, […]

Sow the Seeds of True Self-Knowledge (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

Real life is not by the numbers; it is impossible to “know” and to grow at the same time. Yes, one can have a formula for a prescription drug or a recipe for a good green salad, but there is […]

The Secret Entrance Into the Life Immortal

posted by Guy Finley

When we learn how to be still, to listen to what Life would teach us, we discover that not only is there a plan already in place — a celestial curriculum designed to instruct us in the ways of its […]

Find the Secret Entrance Into the Life Immortal

posted by Guy Finley

There is no “right” road to follow that leads to the realization of one’s immortal Self. If we wish to be one with a celestial consciousness, capable of responding with effortless wisdom to any demand—regardless of its nature, high or […]

See and Receive the Good of Life

posted by Guy Finley

As we awaken to see and receive the inherent good of life that has been hidden in plain sight, so we realize the power to release our fear of unwanted events as surely as perfectly ripened apples fall away from […]

(Audio) A Brief Lesson in Higher Love

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley explains that any state which we call “love” that does not include some kind of sacrifice is actually a secret form of self-glorification.

The Natural Repose of the Fall Season

posted by Guy Finley

During these last three months of the year – as we watch the life force of nature withdraw itself – we see fields of green turn from gold to brown. Leaves lose their sheen and fall, without ceremony, to the […]

Invite the Extraordinary Life

posted by Guy Finley

In times of stress, learn to listen to what the Extraordinary Life is trying to tell you about your True Nature instead of searching anxiously for familiar answers to make your stressed-out self feel right again. All fearful, doubt-filled moments are […]

Acts of Quiet Selflessness

posted by Guy Finley

Billions give their lives away for a moment’s pleasure or for the promise of approval. They sacrifice their happiness in the hope that by acquiring power they can make their world a prettier place in the face of all the […]

Let Stillness Invite the Divine

posted by Guy Finley

The sure way to guarantee that whatever’s troubling you continues unabated is to keep talking to yourself about it! www.YourImmortalSelf.com  

(Audio) The Path to Perfect Silence

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how authentic silence is the natural fruit of a mind that has seen the futility of its own efforts to silence itself.

Catching Messages from Heaven

posted by Guy Finley

Every relationship that we have in our life—our contact with each person, place, and event—serves a very special, if yet to be realized, purpose: it is a mirror that reveals things to us about ourselves that can be realized in […]

Find Peace and Quiet in a Noisy World

posted by Guy Finley

Even though he’d only recently arrived at the secluded monastery, a young monk went to see the senior abbot. He took great care to explain how, no matter what he did to get away from noise, someone or something was […]

The Silent Riches of the Present Moment

posted by Guy Finley

Attending to and completing what the present moment asks of you is the business of real life. In the silence of this relationship, the wisdom and wealth of your immortal Self is revealed and received all at once. A few […]

Wake Up from Dark States

posted by Guy Finley

When we are awakened at night from a nightmare, we realize with a start that we had been sleeping; but when a dark state overcomes us in the daylight hours we believe we are awake, never suspecting that our bad […]

(Audio) Are You Living in the World Called “Waking Sleep”?

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that when we begin to observe that most of our time is spent in a sort of twilight state of sleep, we will begin to understand the necessity for waking up and working to remain present to […]

Awakening the Sleeping Nature

posted by Guy Finley

Question: The sleeping nature rules my life most of the time. If I keep working to come awake in small moments, will there be a full awakening for me at some later time? Answer: Thinking, or hoping, that any destination […]

Spiritual Awakening and Letting Go

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I have had moments of spiritual awakening. Yet, these moments seem to fade all too quickly. When such moments arise, I have a new depth of clarity and silence. Are there any specific lessons to apply during these moments […]

Keys to Lighten Up Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

One reason we must learn to say “Yes” to life — regardless of how much we may not want what it brings — is that whenever we embrace a fearful or negative view of some unwanted situation, not only must we still find our […]

Uncover the Secret Treasure Hidden in Your Relationships

posted by Guy Finley

Just as the wind moves through a tree and carries its pollen to the blossoms of another tree, all of our relationships in life are intended to help “pollinate” the soul so that the true understanding of why we are […]

(Video) Agree to Enter into the Battle and You Will Find True Help

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that when you have the courage to refuse to live from past patterns and false sentiment, higher help will appear to guide you through the proper action to take in your relationships.

An Advanced Lesson in Letting Go

posted by Guy Finley

What are we actually talking about when we speak of letting go? After all, no one wants to let go of something that has proven itself to be satisfying! Whatever it is that we wish to let go of must […]

The Unnatural Weight of Sentimentality

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What is the difference between useless sentimentality and emotions that have a legitimate place in our lives? Answer: Useless sentimentality is easily recognized, just like a fruitcake, by its unnatural weight. Higher emotions are not only more palatable, but […]

Free Yourself From Painful Attachments

posted by Guy Finley

Who hasn’t crashed into that dreaded moment when we realize that someone we love has had a change of heart toward us? Suddenly we see, perhaps for the first time, how painfully dependent we’d become upon his or her company […]

The Cost of Greatness

posted by Guy Finley

In this life there is no greater prize than one’s ability to be in full possession of oneself, regardless of circumstance; neither is there any task with so great a personal price. . . www.YourImmortalSelf.com

(Audio) Complete the Pattern of Life and Fulfill Its Great Purpose

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how anything that is authentically new in life is the fulfillment of a pattern, which then creates a new pattern, which itself is then intended to be transformed into something new. It […]

Make the Great Exchange

posted by Guy Finley

The trees take in sunlight, transforming its vibrant energy into flowers that become fruits, giving rise to slow-spreading root systems that anchor both tree and soil, and growing leaves that shade the ground below for any creature seeking respite there […]

Discover Your Part in the Great Story of Life

posted by Guy Finley

If you want to know your true and proper place in the great story of life, you must learn to read your own heart… for within it, line after line, is written all there is to know.

Grow Into the Greatness Within You

posted by Guy Finley

No oak became mighty in a moment, No mountain towered overnight; True greatness flowers in the soul By long exposure to God’s light.

Accept the Secret Invitation in Seeing Your Limitations

posted by Guy Finley

Your possibilities in this life for interior growth are as unlimited as is your willingness to consciously meet your limitations. . .

(Audio) Journey to the Self Beyond Comparison

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how all true teachings exist to help us reveal and transcend the present state of darkness that we live in, not to punish us for it.

The New You

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Recently I have been seeing some things about myself that are both startling and surprising. For instance, how silly it seems (now) to think that I could possibly know what is greater than myself without that same greatness inviting […]

Freedom From Limitations

posted by Guy Finley

When you run into a personal obstacle, you have not run into an outer condition that is denying you happiness. You have run into your own present life-level. Your level of being is what determines where you are at any […]

Lift Yourself into a Brand-New World

posted by Guy Finley

All of us have felt, at one time or another, trapped in our own life. During these periods of heightened unhappiness, one thing seems clear: the only reason we haven’t realized our great potential is because we’re being held back. […]

(Video) See the Secret Sorrow That Hides in Multitasking

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that multitasking is a form of greed, which has its root in fear.

Facing Multiple Tasks With Inner Calm (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

Each time you’re faced with a logjam of tasks that seem far beyond your mortal abilities to resolve in the allotted time, here’s what to do. First, whittle these logs down to manageable size by writing each one out on […]

Facing Multiple Tasks With Inner Calm (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

At any given moment, regardless of appearance or any emotional certainty to the contrary, it is not the demand of those already-overdue, hundred and one tasks that have you feeling so overwhelmed and under prepared. What you’re really experiencing is […]

Facing Multiple Tasks With Inner Calm (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

Have you ever had this experience? You’re faced with so many things that have to be done in a timely manner that it overwhelms you . . . so all you do is nothing! Well, that is, almost nothing. You […]

Get One Thing Done

posted by Guy Finley

Never mind how much there may be to do, or how hard some task appears to be. Get one thing done and then, take that step again. Consciously brush aside any other concerns. Do what’s in your power. Refuse to […]

Anchor Yourself in the Truth that Sets You Free

posted by Guy Finley

Hidden within and behind all that you see changing around you dwells a timeless, changeless order of being; our eyes but half-seeing, we perceive only the outline of life, and not what truly Lives…

(Audio) Uncover the Unstoppable Goodness in Your Soul

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how an authentic struggle is necessary in order to realize the flowering of the goodness that is seeded within us.

The Patience to Possess Your Soul

posted by Guy Finley

All creations are subject to the laws that govern and maintain the greater cycles of life. Active gives way to passive, passive heralds a return to activity; all must be reconciled and then start again. Learning to observe, recognize, and […]

The Seed of Celestial Possibility

posted by Guy Finley

All that is moves through and expresses itself in cycles. Think of the seasons: each spring there is a stirring, the promise of a birth yet to come; we see, revealed before us, the appearance of possibilities that were formerly […]

The Path to the Indwelling Divine

posted by Guy Finley

Whenever we place any form of mental or physical consolation—be this food, friends, religious icons, some foolish purchase—ahead of our need to realize the indwelling Divine, we may be assured of the following result: the only thing that will change […]

Real Life is Ceaseless Change

posted by Guy Finley

Life is equal opportunity for change …

(Video) Optimist or Pessimist?

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley shares that each of us is part of a goodness that is far beyond any belief that you will ever know. Truth transcends belief. Become a Realist and find the truth of the way things really are independent of conditioned thinking.

Let Go and Flow with Real Life

posted by Guy Finley

The truth is we can’t know what to do in advance of any given moment. When we meet life with preconceived ideas about how to respond to what unfolds before us—we are like downhill skiers trying to know when and […]

Real Life is Not Static

posted by Guy Finley

Real life is not static. Its only rule is change; so, it should be clear: either we agree to participate in the process of this eternal renewal, or we will feel punished by it. This means it’s impossible to be […]

Get Real and Get Rid of Your Worries and Fears

posted by Guy Finley

The longer any illusion is taken to be real, the less illusory it seems to be.

(Video) Put Your Hope in the World Above You

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that instead of being disappointed when others don’t live up to your expectations, you can use their manifestations to remind you of your own wish and work to properly fulfill the purpose of your existence.

Escape the Circle of Wants (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

The following easy exercise will help you escape the circle of wants and to realize the truly new and unexpected life. Each day, make it a point to spend some time in a natural setting. Never mind that you “don’t […]

Escape the Circle of Wants (Part 3)

posted by Guy Finley

Each desire for some spiritual grace creates the expectation of the desired. If you can see the truth of this, then you are also able to see these next two vital discoveries: First, this same expectation effectively keeps you from […]

Escape the Circle of Wants (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

We have all had those moments in our lives where something unexpected came to us and, pouring itself in, left us breathless… perhaps as simple as rounding a bend and catching sight of a distant, breathtaking vista, or just being […]

Escape the Circle of Wants (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

Most of us, on a day-to-day basis, go through life carried along by a constant stream of expectations. In fact, these expectations are so common to our sense of self and its well-being that we barely even realize we have them […]

Stop Stunting Your Spiritual Growth

posted by Guy Finley

Measure the degree of your resistance to unwanted moments, and you also know the extent to which you’ve forgotten who you really are… and the true purpose of (your) life.

Free Yourself from Negative Emotions

posted by Guy Finley

We have all felt the calming effect of a kind of unity when we stand on the ocean’s shore, and gaze out on its endless waters. In moments like these our relationship with the ocean is a meditative one; the […]

How to Bear Unwanted Moments

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What can I do with all the energy I feel surging through me when life does not go my way? Can you illustrate what it means to “bear the moment”? Answer: Yes. The energy you’re describing, the onslaught of […]

The Source of Psychological Pain

posted by Guy Finley

The thing that is unwanted in any moment is not the event we blame for our pain. The real source of our suffering is mechanically identifying with a negative reaction, and then unconsciously resisting our own dark state. In other […]

The Path of True Self-Seeing

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I want to grow spiritually, but somehow I have to move beyond justifying my weaknesses if I’m ever going to learn the lessons meant for me. How do I stop justifying the messes I’ve made in my life? Answer: […]

(Video) Step Out of the Prison of Familiar Suffering

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley tells us that that until we get tired of living from the negativity we’ve accepted in our lives we will push away any new possibilities. But just starting to doubt this “certainty” is the first step out of the prison of […]

Justification is Blindness

posted by Guy Finley

What is the denial of anything, of any moment in life but an unseen agreement to live in servitude to one’s lower self. This, and all degrees of unconscious resistance, represents a blind and immediate obedience to the parts of […]

Getting Past Self-Justification

posted by Guy Finley

Question: When I look at myself, it seems that my most prevalent emotion is anger. It’s always there. I frequently find myself caught up in what you call “mental movies,” remembering all the cruelty and unfairness that seem to justify […]

Stop Justifying Negative States

posted by Guy Finley

We rarely see how, or when we act against ourselves – or others – because of how instantly, easily we agree to identify with a legion of sleep-inducing thoughts and feelings that appear to serve one purpose: to justify a […]

Realize the Perfect Sense of Safety

posted by Guy Finley

There’s only one way to realize the perfect sense of safety and unshakable contentment that comes with quietly knowing you’re first on God’s “list” . . . And that’s to remember, at all times, your wish (and the work) it […]

(Audio) Find Safety and Security in Love’s Unfailing Order

posted by Guy Finley

In this brief audio clip, bestselling author Guy Finley says that we experience unnecessary pain in this life because we value the wrong things.

Remember the Silent Force

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Where do we look for the power we need to be happy and safe? Answer: Look for this power not in a person, place, possession, idea, or belief, but through the new understanding that your higher, permanent nature needs […]

Put the Truth First

posted by Guy Finley

Always remember when you work with powerful truthful ideas such as we study here that there are many temporarily unknown parts of yourself that may try to mislead you. They know that your growing true spiritual insight will lead you […]

Your Safety and Secret Strength

posted by Guy Finley

Of this you may be assured: There is a struggle for your Heart between powers in places High and low. Your safety and secret strength in this contest is that neither kingdom can claim this coveted Gift (of yours) without […]

The Power to Change

posted by Guy Finley

The power to change our past only becomes a possibility for us as we awaken to find ourselves no longer able to make any excuses for what we have been, or for being what we are in the present moment… […]

(Video) The Reconciliation Between Self-Condemnation and Excuse

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley reveals that we never suspect that the part within that wants to condemn us is the same as that which excuses what we did. Observe these two sides together and a powerful third force is awakened. This awareness […]

Stop Making Excuses and Start Being Free

posted by Guy Finley

The only thing the excuses we make for ourselves actually do is to increase our dependency on them.

A Friendly Fact About Ending Unhappiness

posted by Guy Finley

The longer we go on making excuses for the way we are, the shorter grows the amount of time between the events that compel us to devise them.

Free Yourself From Self-Defeat

posted by Guy Finley

Welcome the five points that follow as friends along the way to a life free of self-defeat, for that is exactly what they are. 1. The more light we can put on those parts of us that tell us it’s […]

Discover the Fullness of Life

posted by Guy Finley

Only by our deliberate interior work to realize a world within and yet beyond our self do we make this glad discovery. . .

(Audio) Change Your World by Changing Your Relationship With It

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how real change in our exterior world begins with being in right relationship with what appears in our interior world. Nothing changes on this Earth that doesn’t have its beginning in Heaven.

The Promise of True Parenting

posted by Guy Finley

We can teach others only by what we are. . .

(Video) Children Learn From What They See

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that because children mainly learn from visual cues and emotional emanations, the best, most effective way to teach a child is by being a living example of the understanding you wish to impart.

Nourishing Children by Example

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Should I help my children learn to have a quiet time (learn to watch their thoughts and be silent)? The four-year old is a little young; the seven-year old doesn’t want to do it. Should I just leave them […]

Actualizing a Parent’s Wish

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I am 20 weeks pregnant. I’ve already felt the strong precious being inside of me. Especially when I am praying I feel the Spirit in my child. What words of direction can you give to me about being a […]

Parent and Child Learning Together

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I understand the nature of fear and how it feeds on itself, but I would like to know more about the right words and actions to be used when dealing with my child’s fear of the dark. I know […]

The Promise of Free Will

posted by Guy Finley

Only as each of us awakens to our actual condition in life, dominated as we are to one degree or another by a discontented self, can we ever hope to use our free will to give up our willfully discontented […]

(Audio) The Fulfillment of Free Will

posted by Guy Finley

In this short audio clip, Guy Finley talks about some of the characteristics of free will — the capacity to choose what we love — and the higher kind of responsibility that comes with that gift.

Put Your Hand in the Hand that Lifts You

posted by Guy Finley

Whether you see it or not, this world is in the hands of the hand that is coming from beneath the earth. Just think of all the acts of will that are occurring as they never have occurred before on […]

The Measure of Real Inner Worth

posted by Guy Finley

We are tested not by Spiritual Light but in spiritual darkness . . . for what test is made amongst things revealed? . . . Our real inner worth is measured by what we turn to in moments concealed.

You Always Have a Choice

posted by Guy Finley

There is a will that operates twenty-four hours a day that is for you, and a will that operates twenty-four hours a day that is against you. You’re familiar with the will that works against you. It’s that will that […]

The Secret to Starting Over

posted by Guy Finley

Real life never stops starting over, but before one can dwell in this this newness—and know its unencumbered freedom—one must let go of any and all attachments in the past that produce a painful sense of self. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

(Audio) The Immeasurable Action of True Spiritual Sacrifice

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about what it means to let go of something without needing to know beforehand the outcome of that sacrifice.

Your Role in the Revelation of the Immortal Self

posted by Guy Finley

Distinct moments come along the upper path when it feels as if a dam has burst in one’s heart; wild waters of unknown emotions race into and through the canyons and once-sealed chambers of consciousness, washing clean all that has […]

Be What Love Asks You to Be

posted by Guy Finley

Your immortal Self is fearless because it lives for one reason only: to be the unflagging instrument—moment to moment—of whatever love asks it to be. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

Divine Love Wants All of You

posted by Guy Finley

There are three ways to get what one wants from life: industry, cunning, or love. Industry is good but at best conditional, for it is subject to the passage and ravages of time. The “crafty” inevitably trap themselves. Love, on […]

Reach For and Receive God’s Help

posted by Guy Finley

Give yourself freely to what you are given to see, and you cannot fail to reach and realize the innermost source of yourself. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

(Audio) Live From the Celestial Will That Won’t Ever Let You Down

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about a spiritual paradox: that our level of freedom in this world is determined by how willing we are to be commanded by a “higher will” that is already perfect in its goodness […]

The Way Love Reaches Us

posted by Guy Finley

The love we have for anything holy, beautiful, or true is present in our heart before we can think of any reason for the love that we feel. This means it isn’t us who find things to love, but rather […]

Doing Your Part in the Divine Plan (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

. . . No one finds the true upper way without true guidance. And yet, on the other hand, seemingly in direct opposition to all we have learned so far, there is this beautiful fact of life . . . Within […]

Doing Your Part in the Divine Plan (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

Great uncertainty surrounds the whole idea of self-realization. When it comes to the possibility of being in conscious relationship with what is divine—of discovering your immortal Self—what everyone wants to know is “how?” From that point it seems the confusion […]

Realize Your Higher Possibilities

posted by Guy Finley

    We are never closer to realizing the next level of our own higher possibilities than when, by the light of a new awareness, we see some old darkness within us and then agree that we can no longer […]

(Audio) The Perfection of Persistence

posted by Guy Finley

In this brief audio clip, Guy Finley talks about how the perfection of any quality within ourselves must always begin with what we are in the present moment.

Reaching Heaven’s Shore

posted by Guy Finley

Just as a ship lost at sea must make a course correction if it hopes to reach a safe harbor, so must the aspirant be willing to be corrected by life for there to be any hope of sighting heaven’s […]

The Highest Form of Self-Fulfillment

posted by Guy Finley

The highest and only lasting form of self-fulfillment is found through the completion of the moment itself and not in whatever one might try to extract and then capitalize on out of its appearance. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

Perfection Can’t Be Possessed

posted by Guy Finley

Like a flower that emerges from rocky soil only on a fully moonlit night, truth appears—and its fragrance enriches whomever waits nearby. Then suddenly, just as it appears on no appointed schedule, it disappears again; only silence marks the empty […]

Discover All You Are Yet To Be

posted by Guy Finley

Once living within the limits of what is known is also realized as being the limitation of your spiritual possibilities, then there is no recourse other than to depart the safety of all that you have been in favor of […]

(Video) The Possibility of Perfect Freedom

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that as you strive for perfection you will reach, necessarily so, the point of limitation where the self that is striving can go no further. But that point needn’t be feared, because the fear that you feel […]

Take Time to Be Alone

posted by Guy Finley

Your heart needs space to soar. Your mind needs places without walls to wander and time by itself to see its own reflection. Give them this gift, and they will bring back to you the freedom they find, filled to […]

The Sorrow of Self-Centeredness

posted by Guy Finley

The sorrow and emptiness of any self-centered existence springs from ignorance of the immortal Self; it is to live from a compulsive and fearful nature that can never quite satisfy its hunger for more, regardless the cost to all who […]

Stop Trying to Make Something from Nothing

posted by Guy Finley

If you serve only yourself, you serve nothing. If you cling only to yourself, you hold nothing. If you hunger for the approval of others, you starve for nothing. If you wish to please only yourself, you please nothing. If […]

The Secret to Success in Life

posted by Guy Finley

Remember that your one true responsibility in life—the one action that will always see to your success in life—is to always be as awake and receptive to the present moment as you can be. If we refuse to see what […]

(Audio) The True Nature of Greatness

posted by Guy Finley

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 […]

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. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

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, […]

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 […]

The Truth About the Past

posted by Guy Finley

So many people today are bitter, broken-hearted, or just plain angry because of what happened to them while growing up. The reasons for their resentment or regret are as countless as are the number of unconscious people who unknowingly create […]

(Video) Awaken the Part of You That Fears No Pain

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that the question in every spiritual aspirant’s mind is, “When will I be free?” To know the answer, first you must awaken entirely to what it is that enslaves you.

The Power to Change Your Past (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

Who you really are—your immortal Self—doesn’t live in the past, and therefore cannot be punished by anything that happened there. If anything, the repeated pain of reliving whatever the problems may have been should show us that we’ve arrived in […]

The Power to Change Your Past (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

So many people today are bitter, broken-hearted, or just plain angry because of what happened to them while growing up. The reasons for their resentment or regret are as countless as are the number of unconscious people who unknowingly create […]

Stop Reliving the Past

posted by Guy Finley

You cannot do the work of starting life over and be busy reliving your past at the same time. Being new is a deliberate choice: it is an act of alignment that places you in conscious contact with a living […]

The Portal to the Divinity Within

posted by Guy Finley

No one can say no to this world who is afraid to walk through it alone. The unseen cost of this baseless fear is not just ending up in the company of cowards but that one may lose the possibility […]

(Video) Be on the Winning Side of the Fight of Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

Guy explains that when you wrestle with the world to try to get the things you think will make you happy, you are fighting the wrong battle. When you finally understand that happiness can’t be won from this world, you […]

The Path of Quiet Selflessness

posted by Guy Finley

Billions give their lives away for a moment’s pleasure or the promise of approval. They sacrifice their happiness in the hope that by acquiring power they can make their world a prettier place in the face of all the ugliness […]

Wake Up and Walk Out of the Bankrupt World

posted by Guy Finley

If common social convention—with all its contrivance and hypocrisy—has one redeeming value, it is this: the happy day may come when we realize that too much of our time has been spent conversing with cleverly disguised thieves, listening to and […]

The Empty Treasure

posted by Guy Finley

To weigh the value of what this world can reward us with, we need only remove the scales from our eyes, for were we willing to measure how many times we have fallen victim to a world that promises us […]

It’s Never Too Late

posted by Guy Finley

Whether to persist and aspire to the Higher or drop into some dark despair, that is the question; and which of these two seeds flowers all depends on which one you choose to nourish and grow . . .

(Video) Quitters Never Progress

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that within us exists both an affirming force that drives our wish to connect with the world above us, as well as a denying force that wants to keep us rooted in the desires of this world. […]

Persistence Always Prevails

posted by Guy Finley

If you’ll persist with your sincere wish for higher learning, you can’t help but succeed. Persistence always prevails because part of its power is to hold you in place until either the world lines up with your wish or you […]

The Three Stages of Self-Realization

posted by Guy Finley

The pitfalls along the upper path leading to the realization of the immortal Self are well marked by the aspiring souls who have gone before us. Their legacy of spiritual insights and revelations serves as signposts along the way for […]

Persistence is the Key

posted by Guy Finley

Once we realize that what makes any moment seem impassable is nothing other than our own resistance to what it asks of us, nothing remains impossible. Everything eventually yields to the one who persists. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

The Answer to Any Disturbance

posted by Guy Finley

Nothing infuriates evil as much as being seen for what it is . . .

(Video) Reclaim the Gift of Recognizing the Difference Between Good and Evil

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that we have lost our innate ability to discern what’s good from what’s evil, and instead make peace with anything that promises to reconcile a disturbance within us. But you can’t have your own life when something […]

Find Lasting Freedom in Spiritual Stillness, Part 2

posted by Guy Finley

There is nothing to do, only something to see . . . Blind reactions based on an incomplete understanding of your circumstances always sow the seeds of yet other unwanted moments yet to come. Everything you “do” in this manner […]

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