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Letting Go with Guy Finley

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Step Through the Doorway to the Divine

posted by Guy Finley

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 […]

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Learning to Wait on God

posted by Guy Finley

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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

(Audio) Every Day Can Be Your Birth Day

posted by Guy Finley

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

posted by Guy Finley

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 […]

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

posted by Guy Finley

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

posted by Guy Finley

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

posted by Guy Finley

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

posted by Guy Finley

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

posted by Guy Finley

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

Turn Any Resistance Into Your Spiritual Assistant

posted by Guy Finley

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

posted by Guy Finley

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

posted by Guy Finley

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

posted by Guy Finley

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 Perfecting Power of the Light

posted by Guy Finley

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

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

posted by Guy Finley

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 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

posted by Guy Finley

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

(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 […]

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.

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…

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 …

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.

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 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 […]

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.

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… […]

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 […]

Authority Over Whatever Punishes You

posted by Guy Finley

Whatever we try to go around in ourselves guarantees it will come around again, which is why the things we fear in life and about ourselves always tend to reappear. Here’s the law that governs this relationship: whatever we resist […]

See How Dying Leads to Life

posted by Guy Finley

Our need to change—to be made new—is constant; however, so is our resistance to change. The former is inseparable from the freedom it heralds, while the latter ensures the continuation of patterns that imprison the soul. Choose the latter and […]

The Promise of an Immortal Self

posted by Guy Finley

Within each of us already lives a higher order of being, an immortal spirit that neither time nor circumstance can cause to end. *** Seated at the center of each of us lies buried a kind of celestial seed, buried […]

Realize the Power to Change

posted by Guy Finley

Since the nature of real life is genesis itself—the ceaseless rebirth of “what has been” giving way to “what is and will be”—this alone tells you that you have the power to change.   www.YourImmortalSelf.com

Let Go and Awaken to a Whole New You

posted by Guy Finley

In order to nurture our own awakening, we must first see the need to let go of those parts of us that we sense no longer serve us. This new kind of self-awareness is the interior “seed state” needed to […]

Cultivate and Nourish Your Spiritual Potential

posted by Guy Finley

One of the gifts of being human is that our individual potential far exceeds the boundaries of our (animal) body, which, like all natural creations, must serve the general laws it’s been created to obey. We have the possibility of […]

Choose to Be New

posted by Guy Finley

Just as winter yields to the onset of spring, as surely does the moon submit to the sun, so too are we created to give ourselves to that Greater Life that alone can make us evergreen and fill us with […]

(Video) Find the Freedom to Explore the Truth of Your Self

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that the nature that pursues a pleasure in order to be rid of a pain exploits the soul for its own end. When you finally start to see that your usual solutions to your pain don’t work, […]

(Video) The Secret of Your Immortal Self

posted by Guy Finley

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here! It’s your turn to be one of the very few men and women — perhaps 1 in 100,000 — who have found the greatest treasure on earth. Announcing the worldwide release of […]

Grow Into the Greatness Within You

posted by Guy Finley

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

Let Truth Balance You

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Is it easier to grow spiritually if one is naturally “emotional,” that is having easier access to one’s feelings? Answer: We are each according to type “centered” in certain centers in us. Some are more emotional, some are more […]

Real Change Begins with Honest Self-Investigation

posted by Guy Finley

Nothing seems harder to accept than the fact that we are responsible for so much of what proves to be unnecessary suffering. But we must challenge this involuntary, often intractable refusal to consider such ideas. The truth is that we […]

True Balance Through Self-Knowledge

posted by Guy Finley

We are not made by that Great Intelligence that balances whole star systems, to suffer from the conflict that arises from an unbal­anced understanding of our own essential nature! This is why if we ever wish to gain conscious control […]

A Little Light to Help Brighten Your Wishes

posted by Guy Finley

The habitual assumption that life’s answer to our request to realize a New Life is going to be “No,” effectively ensures that our wish will not be granted! Any part of our being that unhappily assumes something negative will happen […]

Start Actualizing Change

posted by Guy Finley

Here for your consideration is a very common but false belief about what one must do or be in order to transcend the limitations in his or her life. Study this closely. See how its unquestioned, socially accepted convention serves […]

Any Limitation Can Be Transcended

posted by Guy Finley

Most of us at least sense that whenever we fall into despair, lose our temper, or relive some past painful regret, we have lost possession of ourselves. To some extent we know that negative states limit our freedom because, in […]

Never Again Consent to Inner Captivity

posted by Guy Finley

Life is always new, which means there is no such thing as an “old” problem. The only thing aged in us, with regards to what continues to make us ache, is our worn out ideas about how to overcome our […]

Invite the Light that Shatters Self-Limitation (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

As life pours itself out in the stream of passing time, and we run into challenges seemingly greater than our ability to answer — each of these encounters “asks” this question of us: “Are you willing to change (who you […]

Give Yourself to the Living Light

posted by Guy Finley

We must no longer agree to do the dark will that wants us to be its person. We must want, and put first, the will of what is Light and right for ourselves and everyone else around us. This means […]

Living in the Light of True Self

posted by Guy Finley

What we must learn to ask ourselves, not once or twice daily, but a hundred times and every time it strikes us to remember ourselves, is this question: Where is my attention right now, and what is my experience of […]

Finding the Freedom We Seek

posted by Guy Finley

It’s my feeling that each of us who are interested in truly changing our lives, and so the world we live in, must turn what we learn into dedicated actions. Doing what’s true must follow our understanding of the Truth […]

Put Yourself on the Side of Real Life

posted by Guy Finley

What we have taken as being our “choices” in life really belong to a nature whose mechanical reactions leave us virtually without a voice in our experience of what happens to us. In order to elevate the nature of our […]

Choose to Remember

posted by Guy Finley

How to stop thinking and start seeing…

(Video) Spiritual Toughness Starts Here

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that there is a nature inside of us that wants nothing to do with spiritual work and inner transformation. We must meet this part of ourself that has no interest in doing what is right and good, […]

Find This Inner Ground and Start Growing

posted by Guy Finley

In the world of thoughts and feelings, there is always going to be something to bother you. You are constantly identifying with and pouring your life energy into what cannot grow. Instead, you keep trying to grow by thinking… trying […]

Let the Light Reveal What Thought Conceals

posted by Guy Finley

Our spiritual work is to bit by bit discover natural limitations in the thought process. What has happened in the world today is that human beings have had life replaced with the concept of living. In the concept of living […]

In the Spiritual World There is No End in Sight

posted by Guy Finley

What we need to succeed in the spiritual life is a heart that can see. Most people spend more time taking care of their physical bodies than their spiritual ones. They preoccupy themselves with insane appetites to try to keep […]

Let the Force of the Universe Work for You

posted by Guy Finley

If we knew that the universe was set up for our higher transformation, and that Love is the underlying force in everything we see, and don’t see, we would never give in to the fear that keeps us locked in […]

The Nature of Real Courage

posted by Guy Finley

To have courage does not mean that we will be without fear. Real courage – the kind of courage we need on a day-to-day basis to act with integrity in our business and personal relationships – is our willingness to […]

(Audio) Proof That Pain is Impersonal

posted by Guy Finley

When we feel pain, we tend to take it personally and feel like we are the only ones in the world who are suffering. That seems like the natural thing to do. But what if pain is impersonal? What if […]

Stop Hiding Your Weaknesses From Others

posted by Guy Finley

Question: When I manage to remember my higher aim in life, I seem to lose control of my life, and other people are quick to take advantage of what they evidently see as my weakness. Should this be happening or […]

Be Willing to Be Whole

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Why in the world am I so weak that I can’t remember my good intentions? How will I ever succeed spiritually when this weakness keeps getting in the way of my making any real progress? Answer: Part of the […]

The Test: Choosing to Be Chosen

posted by Guy Finley

There are those who avoid — at all costs — being tested by life. There are those who wait, in fear, for life to test them. Then there are the rare few who choose to use life to test them […]

Revealed: The “Anti-Change Factor” (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

On the surface, meaning seen through the eyes of the self caught up in a negative reaction, resistance to an unwanted revelation about oneself makes “sense” — as in when we “eject” an intruding pest from our house. But, as […]

Revealed: The “Anti-Change Factor” (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

In these times, where social appearance is more important than spiritual substance, what has become our longing to change is really the unconscious desire to control not just the shape of our bodies — according to prevailing values — but […]

Revealed: The “Anti-Change Factor” (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

It isn’t something of which most of us are aware, but we human beings are “marked” with a certain strange feature: and that is…we want to change. Perhaps you’re thinking: “What’s so strange about that?” After all, who amongst us […]

Change Your Future Now

posted by Guy Finley

Human nature – your nature — is not fixed. It can be transformed. That’s what makes us special above all of God’s countless expressions. And this fact empowers us in a very special way. It means that each of us […]

The Power to Dismiss Discontentment From Your Life (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

By the light of our impersonal study about discontentment we can see two bright new truths: much of our time is spent identifying the so-called cause of our discontented condition, and the rest of our time is taken up trying […]

Enter the Place of Power

posted by Guy Finley

Before you can learn how to change your destiny, you must first realize that secret place within yourself where your own future is created. You must consciously enter that place of power where all of your life-choices are made for […]

(Audio) The Secret of Healing Your Past

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley briefly describes in this short talk how our lives can change for the better, including all of our past, if we are willing, right now, to do the necessary kind of interior self-work that changes everything.  

The Gift of Unwanted Circumstances

posted by Guy Finley

If it weren’t that unwanted “things” come along as they do – reducing us to nothing — how would we ever realize that already living in us is everything needed to transcend all that we are.

How to End Every Pain

posted by Guy Finley

The next time you experience any kind of pain — an irritation, a flash of anger, a twinge of resentment — you can do something that will turn it into a new and different experience. Inner-life master and author Vernon […]

Realize the Vast Treasure of Your True Self

posted by Guy Finley

The True Self never asks, “What’s the use?” The True Self never complains about anything, because that nature is in a relationship that is continually completing itself anew every instant. It doesn’t carry with it any of these ideas, images, […]

(Audio) You Don’t Have to Fear Changes If You Change With Them

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we would rather hold onto old convictions that are connected to images that we have of ourselves rather than allow natural changes to take place as they are intended.

True Greatness is a Relationship with Greatness

posted by Guy Finley

Real greatness has absolutely nothing to do with anything that you can ever think about. It has nothing to do with any way in which you will ever imagine yourself. True greatness is a relationship with Greatness, and when you’re […]

Take Part in the Universal Process of Transformation

posted by Guy Finley

Question: You’ve talked about how we’re made of the stuff of stars. Do you mean that we are meant to be part of a whole universal process of transformation. Answer: Yes. Your True Self is made in the image of […]

Uncovering the Secret Treasure of Your True Self

posted by Guy Finley

We are not meant to live in time. When we think about ourselves, when we think about things we want – what we call that which will fulfill us — even when we imagine something we think we’ve never had, […]

(Audio) Be Eternally Refreshed

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the real nature of self-transformation. Learn what it means to place yourself in a vibrant relationship with real Life. Discover a whole and truly refreshing new way to meet life.

Choose the Upward Spiral of Self-Renewal

posted by Guy Finley

We must all agree to continue with our inner studies with a new and heightened wish for greater understanding. It may not seem so at the time of a trouble, but the truth is, the only thing any of us […]

You Are Created to Change

posted by Guy Finley

  What you need is not a way to resolve or outrun what is punishing you but to rise above that world within yourself where these recurring pains are a part of the natural landscape…

(Video) Let Go and Be Lifted Above Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that anytime we feel a disturbance in our life, our tendency is to turn to our own mind for relief, by worrying, blaming others, thinking about what to do. This is the action of a divided mind, […]

Keys to Real Self-Change

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Resolving to change comes easy, but the will necessary to keep promises to myself soon fizzle. At other times, when life gives me a good blow, change is no longer optional, and resolve becomes quite effortless. How can I […]

Flowers and Boulders Along the Way

posted by Guy Finley

Just as the man who climbs a great unknown mountain marvels one moment at what his ascent reveals, only to tremble before the next ridge revealed above him that he knows blocks his way, so too our journey inward offers […]

A Secret About True Self-Transformation

posted by Guy Finley

Just as an acorn that goes unplanted in the earth can never realize its destiny to become a mighty oak, so it holds with any Real Spiritual Principle that we unearth in our journey through this life: only those Truths […]

(Audio) Set the Stage for Your Spiritual Rescue

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how our sincere wish to act rightly in the moment will attract the authentic higher help that we need to change.

Don’t Be Fooled by Negativity

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Can you briefly state an effective way to use feelings of discouragement for spiritual growth? Answer: You may have this backwards. We don’t use clouds to realize the sun. When the clouds are gone, the sun is there. Discouragement […]

The Secret of Spiritual Growth

posted by Guy Finley

People complain that their spiritual lives languish even as all they listen to, and for, is what amounts to the sound of their own voice.  The secret of real spiritual growth is not mental or emotional activity, but silent receptivity.

(Audio) Let Life Touch You

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about what it would mean to allow every impression that touches your heart and mind to stir and change you as it is intended.

The Genesis of Love

posted by Guy Finley

What is immortal? Love, God’s Love — that which is not connected to a form. It isn’t a person’s face, it isn’t a passage of music — it is that which produces those things. We are intended to be changed […]

What it Takes to Ask for a New Life

posted by Guy Finley

Over the years of living on a small mountaintop in southern Oregon, I have learned many valuable lessons from observing the wildlife that shares the forest area in which my house sits sequestered. The truth is, along the spiritual path, […]

(Video) Take the Spiritual Risk and Your Life Will Change

posted by Guy Finley

Guy tells us that it’s not until all the edifices of our imagined existence crumble that a new foundation can be built. But we must go without “shelter” for a while. Spiritual change comes when I’m willing to stop protecting […]

The Upward Path

posted by Guy Finley

There are parts of us that want the Truth, and then there are parts of us that only want what allows us to be comfortable and content with our life as we have known it. The upward path requires taking […]

Be True to Your Wish to Be New

posted by Guy Finley

There come times in our lives when our wish to be new, coupled with our interior work to realize this wish, produces certain “effects” that can be most trying; in fact, times such as these are a kind of trial. […]

The Beginning of Real Self-Change

posted by Guy Finley

The only thing “fixed” in us are those parts of our presently unenlightened nature that convince us to resist life’s natural changes. As this fear-filled, downward-trending nature tricks us into accepting its conclusions, they become the same as our captivity. […]

The Real Meaning of Repentance

posted by Guy Finley

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 […]

How to Change the World

posted by Guy Finley

We can only begin to change the world when we are willing to work with what we are in the present moment …

Remember the New

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I have felt and seen within a part of me that just seems to exist all on its own without thought. But am I missing something if I can’t stay conscious of it? Are the multitude battles I go […]

The Cost of Starting Over

posted by Guy Finley

Spiritually speaking, the cost of starting over is not what we pay to achieve some desire of ours, but is in our willingness to let go of — to dare to live without — any desire we may have whose […]

(Audio) End the Misery of Motivating Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley reveals some startling, live-changing facts about motivation that up until now have been hidden in plain sight. Part 1: Part 2:

Unlock This Secret of Salvation

posted by Guy Finley

True Self-Transformation

posted by Guy Finley

The idea of being “born again” or “saved” has become almost completely meaningless today. True self-transformation, the birth of a New Mind that Christ called  “metanoia,” is not something that can be handed out by priests and ministers for the […]

Find the Value in Letting Go

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I’m so tired of living the same old life that leads me nowhere toward the peace I want. So why is it so hard to just let go of it all? Answer: There is one very shocking fact along […]

How to Begin Changing the World

posted by Guy Finley

We can only begin to change the world around us by becoming a conscious part of all that is changing.

Develop Your Relationship with Higher Powers

posted by Guy Finley

There is an order between power, principle, and practice. Before we can have relationship with power — Peace, Beauty, Kindness, Love — we must first become an embodiment of principle. And in order to become an embodiment of principle, we […]

(Video) Your Role in Making This a Better World

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley discusses our role in making this a better world, and how our actions do make a difference. Visit OneJourney.net for more information.

The Work of Making a Better World

posted by Guy Finley

Wishing for freedom is like wishing on a star: until we learn what it means to personally reach out and help produce that brighter world we envision for ourselves and others, we remain little more than armchair architects — those […]

The First Step to Dropping Dark States Is to Stop Defending Them

posted by Guy Finley

In this life, we have one of two choices when it comes to painful events, past or present. We can either go on hating and fearing what we think life has done to us (or others), and let these negative […]

Be a Conscious Participant in the Seasons of Life

posted by Guy Finley

Do we not each go through what we can call the personal “seasons of life” during our lifetime on earth? We have all known, according to our years and their experiences, the sweet springtime of youth, the deep summer of […]

(Audio) Keys to Consciously Changing Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

Guy explains that one of the primary reasons why we don’t change is because there’s no space in our life. He shows how real change requires we agree to the stirrings and disturbances that are part of the full life. […]

Forgetfulness

posted by Guy Finley

Winter cannot recall the fullness of summer, Nor summer the trees grown stark and cold, So seasons pass in the footsteps of each other, Never growing younger or ever turning old.

As Seasons Come and Go

posted by Guy Finley

Our True Self is, in part, a secret field where a never-ending cycle of ebb and flow plays itself out in passing expressions of alternating fullness and emptiness, much as runoff winter waters from great mountains rush down to fill […]

The World Can’t Change Until We Do

posted by Guy Finley

Our every action is a prayer, for our deeds are seeds and by them we plant the world we will walk through tomorrow.

Go Beyond the Experience of Self

posted by Guy Finley

Our experience of life is somewhat like a game of ping pong. Someone says something to us that we perceive as negative, and a certain “I” pops up that we identify with. The content of that “I” then directs our […]

(Audio) A Memorial Day Message

posted by Guy Finley

Real Life never disappears! In this special Memorial Day podcast, Guy Finley talks in detail about how Real Life is found in loving what IS. Click here to listen to “A Memorial Day Message – Part 1″ Click here to […]

Strive to Nourish the Soul

posted by Guy Finley

We must strive to be ever mindful of the company we keep, for by these same sources is our Soul nourished and sustained and subsequently taught to evolve or degenerate, brought into the Light or the darkness, and at last […]

(Audio) Choose to Walk Into the Healing Waters

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the importance of being willing to see where we are in need of higher help. Click here to listen to “Choose to Walk Into the Healing Waters – Part 1″ Click here […]

The Greatest Teacher

posted by Guy Finley

There is no greater, more reliable teacher of true self-knowledge than intentional patience and, when married to a willingness to observe oneself through the stillness and sacrifice that such patience demands, there exists no swifter, more sure path to self-realization.

The Fertility of the Soul

posted by Guy Finley

Much as the waters of a river run through a valley, helping to turn native fertile earth into tillable soils capable of high productivity, so do invisible streams of spiritual currents course through the soul, intended to transform her dark […]

Searching for Lasting Happiness

posted by Guy Finley

Until we realize the impossibility of finding permanent happiness in impermanent thoughts and feelings, the only thing that will ever change about our lives are those things that we sit and wish hadn’t changed.

Reality is Renewal Itself

posted by Guy Finley

(Audio) The Same Rose Never Blooms Twice

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we are here as human beings to continually perfect our self-understanding so that we can begin to enter into an awakened relationship with the ever-changing present moment. Click here to listen to […]

A Lesson in Love that Cannot Be Ignored

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Can we truly know God without realizing that Jesus Christ literally bore our sins on the cross? Also, is the time for repentance over when you die physically? Answer: Christ stated (in sympathy with Old Testament writers) that “the […]

The Facts About Real Rebirth

posted by Guy Finley

I am going to try to tell you something that if you are at all serious about being reborn, you will have to understand . . . First, there really exists such a thing as being reborn, but rebirth is […]

The True Stages that Lead to Eternal Life

posted by Guy Finley

An awakened person is not reborn any more than an acorn awakened from its slumber by the touch of sunlight is the form it may yet become.  The one who is reborn, who is resurrected, as much resembles his or […]

See the Secret of Easter’s Great Show

posted by Guy Finley

It simply cannot be stated enough: you have every reason to be encouraged about life. Just look around you. God shows himself everywhere; and in all things, he shows there is no death. Where do you see the end of […]

Spring’s Secret Message

posted by Guy Finley

(Audio) Working in the Garden of the Soul

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how something is always growing within us, but just like any garden that produces real physical food, what grows in our interior life all depends upon what we give our attention to […]

Discover the Wellspring of Energy

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Where do you get your energy to stay on the path seemingly every second? Answer: Each of us has in us a certain undiscovered well of vital and ever-new energy. This wellspring of energy is the foundation of the […]

Using the Great Cycles of Life Inherent in Self-Transformation

posted by Guy Finley

As above so below: everything moves in, expresses itself, and grows in cycles. Think of the seasons: in the spring there is new movement, promise, and the advancement of the possibilities formerly at rest. In the summer is the fulfillment […]

Be True to Yourself Even When Others Don’t Want You To!

posted by Guy Finley

Waiting on others to approve a change you know you must make in your own life — an action you must take that will likely lessen your dependency upon them, and perhaps drive them to make changes in their habitual […]

Encouragement from the Cycle of the Seasons

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Some days when our hearts feel like they’re living in winter, what encouragement can understanding the cycle of the seasons offer? Answer: “To every thing, there is a season,” so says Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament. But we can […]

A Deeper Understanding of Winter and Spring

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What is the message in any particular season – spring, for example? Or winter? Answer: Spring is as spring does; it makes its appointed round heralded by (the star system) Aquarius, the water bearer — bringing with it what […]

The Greater Story Behind the Seasons

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What is the significance of the seasons in relation to our own lives? Answer: Each season represents an individual “story” – as well as doing its individual part in the telling of a far greater story whose principle character […]

Start Making Real Changes

posted by Guy Finley

Have you ever tried to make a change and then heard this voice in your head? “Why does it have to hurt?” Maybe some form of an addiction – drugs, alcohol, food – has begun to compromise not only your […]

Authentic Inner Change

posted by Guy Finley

If our spiritual aim in life is authentic inner change, then we must know two facts.  First, any measure of true self-change is the positive effect of one having paid the price to realize some new degree of self-wholeness… Which […]

Don’t Wish Upon a Star Without Reaching for It!

posted by Guy Finley

Until we can hold in our mind the deepest wish of our heart, our own inattention only serves to actualize a string of fleeting desires whose power to please passes as surely does the setting sun bring on the chill […]

Finding What You Really Want From Life

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I know something great waits for me somewhere, but I haven’t a clue what it is or how to actualize it. How do I find what I really want from this life? Answer: In the East there is an […]

The Right Wish for Realizing Spiritual Potential

posted by Guy Finley

True spiritual self-development does not mean struggling to improve the self but rather to transcend its limited levels through self-observation. The task is not to become something new, but to see through the parts of ourselves that stand between us […]

Starting Over is Always Possible

posted by Guy Finley

Too often it happens that some people lose their interest in self-study. They give up on their inner work because they don’t see the immediate results hoped for. If anything, in their growing awareness of what has always been their […]

(Audio) Receiving What’s True Begins with Giving Yourself to Truth

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how our experience of life is directly connected to our understanding of the immutable spiritual laws that govern all things. Click here to listen to “Receiving What’s True Begins with Giving Yourself to […]

How to Achieve Your Heart’s Desire

posted by Guy Finley

If our heart longs to see a shooting star, that day will come when we’ll see one blaze across the heavens. If we keep looking for physical gold, by panning a stream or breaking through rock, chances are our search […]

Discover More About Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

Although self-study may include reading certain inner life books or listening to lectures on self-transformation, these materials, as encouraging and informative as they may be, are really only preparational tools; they have their place. After all, if you were going […]

The Secret of Learning from Life

posted by Guy Finley

Each time we feel an emotional pain, we should use that as a signal that we’ve made a mistake, that we’ve crashed and now need to find and try another new way. For example, our presently pained position is the […]

(Audio) The Great and Secret Source of Self-Transformation

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how our awareness of the true needs of other human beings heralds within us the birth of true compassion. Click here to listen to “The Great and Secret Source of Self-Transformation”

Find Permanent Comfort in Times of Temporary Changes

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: they are a mirror that can serve to show us things about […]

(Audio) One Mind, One Heart, One Story

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how our true nature, which is fearlessness itself, is not separate from the unfathomable wholeness of real life. Click here to listen to “One Mind, One Heart, One Story”

(Audio) See the Flowering of Spirit

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how it is possible for us to discover an authentically new life if we will persist with our wish to know the truth of ourselves. Click here to listen to “See the […]

(Audio) Awaken the Power of Your Supernatural Self

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains how to be elevated to a Higher life starting right now. Discover the extraordinary power hidden in our awareness and how it literally can transform our life. Click here to listen to “Awaken the Power of Your […]

Our Truest Strength

posted by Guy Finley

Regardless of how one may feel in any given moment, real life can present no task before us for which we are “inadequate.” Yes, we may be unprepared at its outset… just as each year a bare tree can’t know, […]

(Audio) The Secret Precursor to True Spiritual Power

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how resisting any weakness that we may see within ourselves is the same as rejecting the possible flowering of real spiritual strength. Click here to listen to “The Secret Precursor to True […]

(Audio) Use All Stressful Moments to Transform Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how conscious awareness of tension is the birthing ground of revelation and self-discovery. Click here to listen to “Use All Stressful Moments to Transform Yourself”

On the Road to Being Real

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I have all the “right” books and audio materials. I know what I need to do, but I don’t! Why? Its like I’m frozen, and its killing me; yet I have no trouble partaking in my self-destructive behaviors. Why? […]

(Audio) Learn to Act or Be Acted Upon

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about what it means to be properly responsive to the present moment, as opposed to getting lost in worried thoughts about what action to take. Click here to listen to “Learn to Act […]

Seasons and Tides

posted by Guy Finley

Seasons and Tides, Seasons and Tides, Everything In . . . Then back Outside!

(Audio) Awaken the Love of Light

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how our minds react to what the light of Truth is revealing within us. Click here to listen to “Awaken the Love of Light”

The Doorway to a Higher Destiny

posted by Guy Finley

The wish itself — to be a higher person — comes to you from a higher place and is received in its inner equivalent within you. This means there’s already an existing connection between the you that you want to […]

Enter the Place of Power

posted by Guy Finley

It’s only what you do right this moment, right now, that’s the seed of personal change. And in the endless beauty and mystery of what is the now, this same seed of change is also the seed of your new […]

Choose the Course of Your Destiny (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

The present moment, where our being and our nature meet, is the instant of our destiny. And up until now, we’ve had little real choice in how our fates unfold because it’s always been our nature — our accumulated past […]

Choose the Course of Your Destiny (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

Your nature is not fixed. It can be transformed. This amazing quality, the inherent potential mutability of our nature, is what sets us above all of God’s countless other creations. And this fact about our unique nature also empowers us […]

(Audio) Come Out of the World and Into Your Own

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the true reward that comes with being willing to stand within what the light of awareness wants to reveal to us about ourselves. Click here to listen to “Come Out of the […]

Growing Pains Required

posted by Guy Finley

Growing pains are required; they are inescapable for anyone who wishes to try on the larger soul. For something greater to be born, the lesser must pass. On the other hand, nothing is more useless than continually suffering the level […]

You Cannot Prepare for the Present Moment

posted by Guy Finley

98% of our thinking seems active because it’s always trying to work out some problem, or plan some pleasure (to get away from a problem). Seen aright, such thinking is really just a string of associated thoughts; they are the […]

Start Giving Yourself a Brighter Tomorrow

posted by Guy Finley

Your best possible guarantee for a brighter tomorrow is found within the dedicated inner work you do today to welcome the Light of higher self-understanding.

(Audio) Nothing Flowers Without Light

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley explains why it is so important to stand in the real light of awareness and become truly conscious of the parts of ourselves that supply an artificial light. Click here to listen to “Nothing […]

(Audio) Learn to Be the Light of This World

posted by Guy Finley

In this extraordinary short talk, Guy Finley talks about how each and every small act of doing what we know is true, no matter what the cost, changes the entire world. Click here to listen to “Learn to Be the […]

Keys to a Whole New Kind of Courage

posted by Guy Finley

Whoever fails to try what his heart would have him do — because his mind tells him, “This you cannot do” — fails to hear the ever-present Voice of Reality forever shouting to all those who would dare: “No sincere […]

Nothing Can Stop You From Starting Over

posted by Guy Finley

The greatest power you possess for succeeding in life is your understanding that life gives you a fresh start any moment you choose to start fresh. Nothing that stood in your way even a heartbeat before stands there now in […]

A Fresh Start is Now or Never

posted by Guy Finley

We all tell ourselves that we want a new life; we spend hours dreaming of the day when we are freed from self-limitations or otherwise self-compromising behaviors. In our minds we see ourselves walking away from destructive relationships with others, […]

3 Ways to Use the Power of Spring to Make a Fresh Start

posted by Guy Finley

During this time of the year it would be easier to stop the earth from spinning than to stop the surge of new life being awakened within her. Life is beginning again everywhere, and so can we, if we are […]

Love Has Her Seasons

posted by Guy Finley

If trees move through seasons — and their loveliness only changes to reveal itself in new forms — then why not consider that Love has Her seasons too? And is any season more beau­tiful than another, or is it just […]

The Secret Place of All Fresh Starts

posted by Guy Finley

The fear we feel that we can’t succeed with starting life all over again is because our old nature wants us to believe that the path to a New Self requires we retrace our steps and fight our way back […]

The Significance of Spring

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What is the significance of the seasons in relation to our own lives? Answer: Each season represents an individual “story” — as well as doing its individual part in the telling of a far greater story whose principle character is […]

Great Hope for a Higher Happiness

posted by Guy Finley

Is the season we call the Fall “weak” because she forfeits a bit of herself with each dying leaf? Or should we consider the Summertime “strong” because she causes trees and vines to burgeon with fruit? Is the Winter, with […]

Admitting the Truth of Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

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? *** Asking God […]

Act on Love

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I once had a radical experience with my inner life. I got to a point where I knew something had to change. I told God that I was going to trust Him (whatever that meant, because I had no […]

(Audio) Learn to Wait on the Divine

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we can learn to use every moment to reach for what our heart of hearts longs for. Click here to listen to “Learn to Wait on the Divine”

Getting Healthy Again

posted by Guy Finley

Question: If you are faced with unpleasant surroundings caused by unseen forces, how do you get healthy again and get past this? Answer: There is only one obstacle that any of us ever face, regardless of how unpleasant or compromised […]

Diet and Spiritual Growth

posted by Guy Finley

Eating a healthy diet and doing proper exercise is essential for allowing maximum possibility inwardly. As you really begin to work upon yourself, you begin to contact (and be contacted by) Higher energy. As these awakened energies infuse you, the […]

Soul-Transforming Prayer

posted by Guy Finley

In those times when we’re busy dreaming up the next plan, the next love, the next thrill, aren’t we really looking for a way to renew ourselves? Most of us experience “renewal” when some idea or a hope that we […]

The Only Way the World Can Change

posted by Guy Finley

No image reflected in a mirror can be any better or worse than the nature of whatever it is that stands before that mirror. The world that we see “outside” of us — with all of its poverty, sickness, and […]

Step Out of the Chains Called Self-Control

posted by Guy Finley

Trying to dominate our destructive thoughts and feelings, or seeking to liberate our “better” parts through some form of self-discipline, is secretly at the expense of our freedom, and not in its cause. Freedom from the ties that bind, victory […]

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