With one hand He gives, with the other He takes Filling and emptying the soul, Carving out receptivity to His Name With each deft blow of His soul-sculpturing hands. I am never full, nor ever bereft. Neither am I, But […]
Guy Finley talks about the fact that every moment is new and untouched, and if we cannot see that fact it is because we are seeing life through the eyes of an old nature that is comfortable only with what […]
To take just one small action based in best faith, or from some level of a conscious choice that serves what we believe in our heart to be good or right, outweighs a thousand of our best intentions that, on […]
What drives us mad isn’t the opposing actions of life or the erratic behavior of someone close to us. The source of our craziness is an inside job. Our mind is divided; it is a house set against itself in […]
We are all familiar with the general laws that govern our physical well-being: eat healthy foods, exercise both mind and body, and avoid toxic people and places whenever possible. Adhere to these simple laws and be relatively free from suffering; […]
The dark and painful pretense of human arrogance exists only as it does because of how distanced we’ve become from the immense, divine mystery of our own being. The more we awaken to the depth of this mystery, the more […]
True respect for oneself must include the presence of a humility that tempers the temptation inherent in all forms of self-evaluation; otherwise, what we call respect for ourselves is really just a form of secret self-admiration: a false, fearful state […]
Humility is the crowning of the soul. Much as a wildflower blooms after the touch of summer sun, only the heart opened to humility can be transfigured into an instrument of love. And this love born of true humility is […]
Most people would rather complain about some painful life pattern than dare to meet the level of their own consciousness responsible for its repeated appearance… and therein do the work needed to change it once and for all. www.YourImmortalSelf.com
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
The real spiritual rebellion is a quiet affair begun not in strength, but in a new resolution born of weariness of submitting to weakness.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
Our possibilities in life are as endless as the light that reveals them.
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
No oak became mighty in a moment, No mountain towered overnight; True greatness flowers in the soul By long exposure to God’s light.
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…
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Life is equal opportunity for change …
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. 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 […]
The longer any illusion is taken to be real, the less illusory it seems to be.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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… […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How to stop thinking and start seeing…
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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…
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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. […]
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 […]
We can only begin to change the world when we are willing to work with what we are in the present moment …
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 […]
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 […]
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:
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 […]
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 […]
We can only begin to change the world around us by becoming a conscious part of all that is changing.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]
Our every action is a prayer, for our deeds are seeds and by them we plant the world we will walk through tomorrow.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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”
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 […]
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”
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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”
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? […]
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, Seasons and Tides, Everything In . . . Then back Outside!
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]