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The Measure of Real Inner Worth

posted by Guy Finley

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

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You Always Have a Choice

posted by Guy Finley

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

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

posted by Guy Finley

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

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Doing Your Part in the Divine Plan (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

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

Doing Your Part in the Divine Plan (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

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

Realize Your Higher Possibilities

posted by Guy Finley

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

Reaching Heaven’s Shore

posted by Guy Finley

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

The Highest Form of Self-Fulfillment

posted by Guy Finley

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

Perfection Can’t Be Possessed

posted by Guy Finley

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

(Audio) The True Nature of Greatness

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley talks about how true greatness does not need to be acknowledged as being great. It has nothing whatsoever to do with receiving the approval of others, nor of comparing ourselves to others in any way. In fact, greatness […]

Honesty Is the Best Policy

posted by Guy Finley

If there is one essential characteristic or element most needed to ensure the success of those who seek the immortal Self, it is self-honesty. Without true integrity—from the inside out—it is impossible for the aspirant to come into a conscious, […]

The Secret of Being Successful in All Worlds

posted by Guy Finley

A reporter who had a deep and personal interest in higher spiritual matters heard of a certain teacher of truth who was held in high repute. But what caught the reporter’s attention more than anything else was that this modern-day […]

The Portal to the Divinity Within

posted by Guy Finley

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

The Empty Treasure

posted by Guy Finley

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

(Video) Quitters Never Progress

posted by Guy Finley

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

Persistence Always Prevails

posted by Guy Finley

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

The Three Stages of Self-Realization

posted by Guy Finley

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

Unmask the Source of Pain

posted by Guy Finley

There is a direct and proportionate relationship between the degree of inconsolable pain that we have and a deep-seated misunderstanding of our real purpose for being alive. . .   www.YourImmortalSelf.com

(Video) Learn to Embrace Disgrace: The Path of Negation

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains the revelation of our true self is the natural outcome of a constant pruning away of the illusions we have about our own character.

Let the Light Reveal Your Weakness

posted by Guy Finley

When our attention is drawn to how much we don’t want to be what we are in any given moment, we can’t see ourselves as we actually are! This means that all forms of resistance-born reactions are blinding agents; they […]

It’s Impossible to Hide and See at the Same Time

posted by Guy Finley

The real reason that we believe in any public performance—be it that of some well-known star or our own friends and loved ones—is that we are all, to one extent or another, actors on a stage. It’s not too far […]

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 […]

(Audio) Guy Finley Interview on The Dr. Pat Show

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Listen to this short excerpt from Guy Finley’s interview with Dr. Pat Baccili as they discuss his newest book, The Secret of Your Immortal Self. Discover how all events in your life are meant to reveal your connection to what […]

The Revelation that Heals

posted by Guy Finley

The pain in any unwanted revelation about our present level of self is being created by an unseen part of that same low level of self now being revealed…

Look Into the Invisible Mirror of the Immortal Self

posted by Guy Finley

Everything points to the existence of a timeless interior Presence that doesn’t just precede the relationships we are drawn to in our lives but actually serves to arrange them, including whatever life lessons we take from these encounters. Calling on […]

(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 […]

Learn Where to Look for the Extraordinary Life (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

I can think of no greater encouragement in this life than the self-evident truth that within each of us dwells something Extraordinary. By “Extraordinary” I don’t mean any one condition or sensation born of a particularly exciting experience or even […]

(Video) See the Whole of Yourself and Become a True Master

posted by Guy Finley

Guy explains that in order for the spirit to make its home in a human being, it must enter into all their parts to reveal, heal, and unite them. If only one part of you is involved, the rest is […]

Ridicule in the Workplace

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I have struggled for the past couple years with co-workers. Many of them seem intent on making me feel bad by making degrading comments about me. I have felt targeted for ridicule, and as a result don’t have much confidence […]

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 […]

Remember What You Love

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I have been doing great at ridding myself of false purpose, but can’t yet seem to find my real purpose. The careers I might be interested in are all out of my reach. Any comment? Answer: Be patient and […]

Let the Light Perfect Your Understanding

posted by Guy Finley

We are not created to spend our lives in fearful preparation over what may come — but rather to use whatever comes our way, each moment, to help us perfect our understanding that God is good…

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 […]

Invite the Light that Shatters Self-Limitation (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

In those moments when we meet a challenge that stands in our way, we are not meeting some immovable, transient object. In reality, we are meeting nothing more than our own present understanding of that event. Wherever we are — […]

Learning to Discern

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What are the first steps in learning to discern the truth? Answer: One of the things that makes music good for us is our effortless relationship with its harmony and balance, with its rhythm and composition. We don’t have […]

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 […]

Freedom from the Bonds of Bitterness

posted by Guy Finley

Though we find no evidence of anything noble in someone who has betrayed us, neither is there anything noble in our bitterness.

Turn to Learning

posted by Guy Finley

Our present mind knows of only two possible ways to turn when faced with a personal crisis. But neither of the directions it knows to look in ever resolve anything. Whenever painful events happen, they tend to fall on only […]

The Sure Path to Self-Realization

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…

(Video) See Through the False Bliss Called Self-Ignorance

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that you live in an entire galaxy of forces which ceaselessly act upon you, and it’s only your awareness of these energies that allows you to use them for your benefit rather than be unconsciously dominated by […]

Enter The Narrow Gate

posted by Guy Finley

You may not see it unfolding, but here’s what happens the moment you take your eye off of seeing the whole of yourself: Some unseen part of yourself takes one step closer to falling into the pit of some pain […]

See Yourself in a Whole New Way

posted by Guy Finley

The new inner vision that comes from self-observation is what provides you with true self-knowledge. To see yourself in this new way means that at the same moment of being aware of your physical self, you are also watching what […]

Allow Your Higher Nature to Prevail

posted by Guy Finley

When we can observe ourselves by being awake to our thoughts and feelings, we allow our natural higher intelligence, our higher nature, to prevail over the unnatural thoughts and feelings of our self-defeating lower nature. Self-observation allows you to understand […]

The True Measure of Wealth

posted by Guy Finley

The true measure of our wealth is not counted by what we do with the riches we may have, but rather is determined by the character of what fills our heart when what we have is taken away…

How to Stop Sowing the Seeds of Sorrow

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I’ve noticed that the more I hear people complain about their unwanted circumstances in life, the less likely they are to do anything to change them. It makes me wonder if I’m just as ungrateful and unwilling! Answer: You […]

A Life of Servitude or Gratitude: The Choice is Yours!

posted by Guy Finley

This life of ours can either be one of endless servitude or endless gratitude, and we must choose which it is to be. To choose to live a life of endless servitude to a master that promises pleasures but delivers […]

The Truth that Transforms All Dragons into Delight

posted by Guy Finley

Whenever a negative state comes to you, try to see yourself in that state through the intelligence of the following idea as opposed to seeing it through the ignorance that the state produces in you: All negative states are an […]

The Outlook that Determines Quality of Life

posted by Guy Finley

There are two kinds of people in this world whose quality of life, like all of us, is determined by their outlook. There are those who feel chained to life by their own unrelenting doubts, and then there are those […]

Choose this Path and Reclaim Your Real Life

posted by Guy Finley

We can go on living as we have, where we allow our lower nature to respond to life for us by “remembering” what it does, and then “choosing” these reactions to act as our guide, telling us how we ought […]

The Endlessness of Real Love

posted by Guy Finley

Have you ever seen in a relationship that you have with someone that the alignment is starting to go off (so to speak) and you can see the car starting to drift? So, you grab the steering wheel — meaning […]

(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 […]

Step Into the Unknown

posted by Guy Finley

When, at times, the spiritual aspirant feels as though there’s no reason to go on…because he can no longer believe in an imagined good somewhere ahead of him, he comes to what seems a complete dead end. And yet, it […]

(Audio) How to See the End of All of Your Enemies

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains in this brief talk that it is possible for us to find complete freedom from the mechanical, enemy-making nature that presently tricks us into believing that it is necessary to our well-being to have enemies of any […]

The Creation of Enemies and War

posted by Guy Finley

Question: All of the difficulties we have with one another seem to be due to the fact that we’re all trying to protect ourselves. It seems like in the very process of trying to keep ourselves safe, we actually create […]

Spiritual Work and Being a Good Householder

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I have struggled with my career and work for all of my life. My wife and I live frugally, not wastefully, and do our best to be responsible householders. You have said that we must first be good householders […]

The Power to Dismiss Discontentment From Your Life (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

Awakening to see this cycle of discontent for what it is not only empowers us to cancel it, but it also brings to an end the strain of living under the unseen contradiction in our consciousness: the hope that one’s […]

(Video) Engage Directly With the Divine

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that no matter how well something is interpreted, the interpretation will always be incomplete because it’s at a different level from the original impression. When you see that your mind is always interpreting your experiences for you, […]

(Video) Insights Into the Celestial Source of All Music

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that the music from a particular country or nationality, for instance Ireland or Africa, includes a unique set of intervals that express the essences of the individuals in that population. While we may each have our own […]

A Key to Fearless Living

posted by Guy Finley

To know that there is no “self” to fail – only a certain level of understanding not as yet adequate to the task set before it – is to be empowered to transcend any trials we must face…

Pain is a Passage

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I am always so impressed with people who are able to overcome their physical impairments with grace and a positive outlook. How can we transform our physical pains into spiritual gain? Answer: Until you change what you do with […]

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 […]

(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.

(Video) Meditation of the Timeless Kind

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that we meditate because we want to be in touch with a world within ourselves that isn’t subject to the vagaries and whims of the outer world or even our own thoughts and feelings. By establishing a […]

Losing the Zeal for Self-Awakening

posted by Guy Finley

As strange as it sounds, it is natural at times to lose our zeal for awakening. This sense of self-loss is actually a necessary step along the higher path. For many years, a person can work for greater wholeness, for […]

The Truth About Troubles

posted by Guy Finley

Learn the secret of outgrowing any troublesome problem…

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. […]

Let Love Give You Life

posted by Guy Finley

There is only one thing that you don’t have to imagine or struggle to keep alive — and that is what you authentically love.

(Audio) The Plan and the Path to Life Everlasting

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about three stages in the life of a spiritual aspirant: first we explore the world, then we develop into good householders, and then if we are truly fortunate, the remaining years of our […]

Take the Step That You’re Sure You Can’t (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

Most of us wouldn’t be too surprised to hear that our mind has a will of its own.  We all know what it’s like to be more or less helplessly doing something we wish we weren’t! We often feel the […]

The Reward for Conscious Efforts

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The Secret of Fulfillment

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Love Never Anticipates

posted by Guy Finley

Love never anticipates life; anticipation arises from wanting something more from life than it offers in the moment, which means the father of anticipation is a close relative of greed.

The Wisdom to Rise Above the Wanter

posted by Guy Finley

There are aspects of divine life that we can — when we understand where we are intended to live — make a connection with and receive from that higher life everything we need to handle in any moment. You and […]

The Nature that Lives to Want

posted by Guy Finley

When you finally see that you can have almost anything in the world that you want, but that nothing you give to yourself actually brings an end to your wanting, then you’ll slowly cease giving yourself to this painful nature […]

True Gratitude

posted by Guy Finley

Part I: True gratitude is the only water that can douse the flames of desire. Part II: One’s pleasures do not necessarily hold feelings of gratitude, but being grateful is always a pleasure.

The Pleasure of Conscious Gratitude

posted by Guy Finley

Any pleasure that a person takes from this life that does not simultaneously include a conscious sense of gratitude for that pleasure being received is always an incomplete pleasure.  Incomplete pleasures and insatiable desires are the opposing yet complementary two […]

Strength Made Perfect in Weakness

posted by Guy Finley

Question: How can I remember myself when I get tired, hungry, and cranky? This state seems to run away with me, and I lash out at those I love. Then when I come to myself, I feel terrible. How do […]

Learn the Secret of the Undiscovered Strength in You

posted by Guy Finley

If we will persist with our wish to be true to ourselves — to be kind and patient, caring and wise in the face of any set-back — that bright day dawns for us when we realize this all-empowering truth […]

The Protective Power of Goodness

posted by Guy Finley

In moments of our spiritual struggle with life’s tests, torments, or dark trials, no Goodness we can hope to call upon — to light our way or lend us strength — can be any more successful for us than our […]

(Audio) Everything Grows Right in the Light

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains in this short talk how the mind that opens up to the soul that is trying to express itself reflects a radiance from which everything in the universe benefits.

Step Back from Self-Compromising Thoughts

posted by Guy Finley

Before we can choose not to compromise ourselves, we must first become acutely aware of those thoughts of ours that may be holding some secret seed of self-defeat. If we don’t know we’re doing this kind of compromised thinking — […]

Look in This New Direction

posted by Guy Finley

The only reason we ever feel stuck between the proverbial “rock and a hard place” — unable to see a way to get out — is because we’ve forgotten this simple spiritual truth: There’s always another direction waiting to reveal […]

Choose the Unending Story

posted by Guy Finley

Letting go is an act of agreement with life; it is an accord on our part with what the present moment is telling us about ourselves as it unfolds before us — and within us — asking us what it […]

(Video) We Are Made to Be Instruments of the Light

posted by Guy Finley

Guy explains that the spiritual glimpses we have are seeds cast off from a larger world. The Work is about being brought into this Living Light. Awareness is in levels and scale.

The Secret of Seeing the Good

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The Principle Purpose of Dark Powers

posted by Guy Finley

The dark powers that presently govern this world are secretly dedicated to the denigration of (true) character…which they slowly achieve through attrition, tribal glorification of imitation, and the growing sense of discouragement felt by anyone who sees the promise of […]

Here’s the Heart of Happy Human Relationships (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

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

Here’s the Heart of Happy Human Relationships (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

The human being is created to develop in the “likeness” of that marvelous Intelligence that made us. This Divine Intelligence didn’t create anything that it fears or hates. It’s a ridiculous thought to walk around and believe (as we all […]

Here’s the Heart of Happy Human Relationships (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

The first step in harmonious relationships is simple: We need only realize the spiritual truth that we cannot meet someone whom we are not like in some way, even if we don’t actively express what we don’t like seeing in […]

Make Every Moment Count

posted by Guy Finley

When the love of God is your guide, you never step into a moment that isn’t what you’ve always been waiting for.

Secrets for Self-Victory

posted by Guy Finley

You have triumphed at life’s game when — no matter win or lose in the eyes of the world — you can walk away from any demanding moment with a measure of more true self-understanding than you took into it.

Simple Guidelines to the Great Life

posted by Guy Finley

The seed of greatness is sown in an instant, but in this world of ours everything great takes time to grow. This means that patience, mingled with persistence, is the special nutriment that sustains all things great. Therefore, should we […]

The Secret of Limitless Living

posted by Guy Finley

Real limitless living is the fruit of this higher understanding: what is in our way is part of the Way. To know this is to know that all of creation has been made for you, just as surely as you […]

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 […]

The Higher Possibility in Any Dark Moment

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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 […]

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 […]

Real Love Releases

posted by Guy Finley

We must love God more than we long to have the experience of His love, for Real Love does not fit into the human heart: it surrounds and envelops it as does the sweet apple its seed, keeping it safe, […]

Let the Timeless Teach You Its Eternal Lessons

posted by Guy Finley

Here’s a short poem… The self-teacher is the self-cheater. What does that mean? It means that if we teach ourselves what the lessons are that come our way, we cheat ourselves of what they have brought us. All life lessons […]

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.

Connecting with a Truth Teacher

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Are we (as students) in any relationship in the moment with the spirit of past teachers when we have a relationship or connection with a living master? Answer: The whole point of any true teacher or teaching is that […]

The Secret of Effortless Happiness

posted by Guy Finley

You can make yourself miserable but you can’t make yourself happy. Real happiness is effortless. Happiness comes to those who understand that you can’t seek it any more than you seek the air you breathe. It is a part of […]

A Mistaken Idea about Happiness

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Happiness is elusive! How do I let go of an ever-present feeling of being discontented? If there is one weed in a field of roses, you can bet the weed is what I will see. Answer: When it comes […]

Connectivity: The Missing Dimension

posted by Guy Finley

Life is a process of transference of beautiful solar, celestial, cosmic energies — a scale of being that rains down into us as individual creatures. In this transference of energy, whatever is touched by it is transformed in some way. […]

Watch for Trojan Horses in Your Heart

posted by Guy Finley

Selfishness has many forms; and there are many parts of us that do not want us to even suspect how deep and dark run their immoral fiber. I had an email from a student saying that there are some things […]

Reality is Renewal Itself

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(Audio) Working in the Garden of the Soul

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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 […]

Life is a Miracle

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The Gift of a New Kind of Strength

posted by Guy Finley

It is such a paradox that what often seems to be our strongest part — the most driven — is actually what makes us the weakest; and yet, if we could see this so-called strength for the weakness it hides, […]

The Path to a New Kind of Strength

posted by Guy Finley

Question: “My situation is myself” — I think I get it — I just need to know how having my baby in intensive care for over two months applies to my situation? I need to be clear about this. Answer: […]

Dare to Proceed

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The First Step to Awakening True Spiritual Strength (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

Despising oneself for missing the mark doesn’t prove one could have hit the mark and didn’t. It proves only that the dark nature involved in this kind of pain doesn’t know what the true mark is… else it wouldn’t be […]

The First Step to Awakening True Spiritual Strength (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

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

The Secret of a New Strength

posted by Guy Finley

Seen through the eyes of higher self-knowledge, our weaknesses, whatever their nature, are (each) the secret seed of a new strength unlike anything imagined in our unending dream of overcoming what now defeats us.

Stand in the Light

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To Know Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

You must linger for a while in a place, or with a person before they will divulge their secrets to you. The same holds true when it comes to realizing the truth of your innermost self; there is nothing as […]

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 […]

(Audio) Stop Missing Life’s Most Important Moments

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In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the importance of applying and integrating the spiritual knowledge we have learned into our everyday lives. Click here to listen to “Stop Missing Life’s Most Important Moments”

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 […]

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) A Short Talk on Reincarnation

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In this short talk, Guy Finley reveals the true, practical meaning behind the idea of reincarnation. Click here to listen to “A Short Talk on Reincarnation”

Life is a Gift

posted by Guy Finley

Part I: The only one who never loses sight of his True Nature, who never becomes a captive of negative states, is that fortunate person who never forgets this one great truth: Even though nothing we look upon in this […]

A Prayer for Real Strength

posted by Guy Finley

When we start to see that there is very little that’s constant in us, very little to be counted on in times of crisis (inwardly or outwardly), the tendency is to fall back into some kind of self-loathing or blaming […]

The Healing Power of Truth

posted by Guy Finley

Don’t be afraid to let the truth strike you. What does this mean? Whether in simple truths like the ones you’re about to read, or in an moment of great personal crisis, don’t fear what life is trying to show […]

Changing Your Future Starts Now

posted by Guy Finley

We will never again hope, in vain, for a “better time to come” once we realize this spiritual truth: the character and quality of all our moments ahead are determined by what we give ourselves to in the now.

(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 […]

Erase Those Fearful Feelings

posted by Guy Finley

Special Insight: There is no such thing as a shaky situation, so any time you start to tremble, don’t look around you for the fault: Look inward. It’s the inner-ground you’re standing on that isn’t solid. Exercise and Instruction: That […]

Take The Stuffing Out of What Scares You

posted by Guy Finley

We are fearful because there is a part of us that names the unknown moment. If you’re afraid of an unknown moment, is it really unknown to you? You’ve filled it with something, haven’t you? It’s like a bad donut […]

The Hidden Message in the Mechanical Pumpkin

posted by Guy Finley

Once during the Halloween season a friend and I decided to go to a restaurant for a meal. As we entered the small diner, we were startled by a wall-mounted mechanical pumpkin that jumped out at us while making spooky […]

The Source of Strength

posted by Guy Finley

It is the source to which we turn, and from which we derive our strength that is the real test of our character; for in any moment of trial no one can be any stronger — better or brighter, than […]

(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

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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 […]

Claim the Undiscovered Country of Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

Just as the exploration of a new territory must precede the possibility of claiming the natural treasures uncovered there, this same principle holds true when it comes to the undiscovered country of our own consciousness: we must be willing to […]

Purity of Heart

posted by Guy Finley

The key to the kingdom of heaven is never farther away from us than what each present moment reveals to us; for in truth “purity of heart” is inseparable from our willingness to see that things are the way they […]

The Suffering in Righteous Anger

posted by Guy Finley

Part 1 Whoever would set blame upon another for feeling misunderstood, or who becomes bitter towards those thought to have let him down, has failed to realize the following self-liberating truth: the first root of sorrow in this life is […]

How to Recognize Real Strength

posted by Guy Finley

Weak thoughts and feelings often feel strong but remember, real strength is never anxious, cruel, or punishing.

Sowing the Seeds of True Self-Knowledge

posted by Guy Finley

Real life is not by the numbers; it is impossible to “know” and grow at the same time. Yes, one can have a formula for a prescription drug, or a recipe for a good green salad; but there is no […]

(Audio) Learn to Love This Labor Called Life

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how a truly fearless and happy human being is one who understands that our lives are not meant to be spent serving only ourselves. Click here to listen to “Learn to Love This […]

(Audio) Let Truth Tell You Who You Are

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the difference between being completely passive to life’s movements, and being properly active in the moment, which involves listening intently to what the present moment is wanting to communicate to us about […]

(Audio) Discover the Self of Many Colors

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we are intended to discover that who we really are, our true self, is a multi-colored palette of extraordinary possibilities. Click here to listen to “Discover the Self of Many Colors”

A Summer Prayer

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I suspect it’s a cycle of learning, but compared to last summer when I thought I finally “understood” it all, now I feel perfectly helpless. I’ve handed my self back to God. I suspect it’s time for more shaping, […]

New Understanding About the Changing 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 […]

The True Path to the Summit of Ourselves

posted by Guy Finley

Spiritual wisdom is our greatest wealth and, as we realize the truth of this — so that true self-knowledge becomes our single greatest wish in life — each moment of every one of our relationships serves as the secret path […]

(Audio) The Web of Life

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the life-saving wisdom of becoming aware of the various thoughts, feelings and states that move through us, rather than wasting our energy by resisting these movements. Click here to listen to “The […]

A Word to Those Who Would Be Wise

posted by Guy Finley

The wise know the following spiritual truth for the friend that it is, and cannot be tempted into forgetting it. Welcome it, keep it by your side at all times, and call upon its understanding in times of need: There […]

Let Self-Knowledge Light the Way Ahead, Part 2

posted by Guy Finley

It isn’t enough to just learn the principles of wisdom. Studying wise principles without putting them into practice is like learning how to read music but never owning an instrument through which to experience the sound of those notes you […]

Let Self-Knowledge Light the Way Ahead, Part 1

posted by Guy Finley

Over time our values have been subtly shifting away from the love of the wisdom of life to the excitement of striving to win at life, from the possibility of a self-renewing relationship with eternal forces to the promise of […]

True Freedom is Not a Dream

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Most of the popular spiritual “New Age” people giving advice on how to manifest the life of your dreams, etc., are telling us that we need to imagine and dream and “think positive thoughts” to be able to manifest […]

Proceed One Step at a Time

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I am overwhelmed by thinking about what I “should” be doing in my life, yet all success training mentions the importance of goal setting. Is there a correct approach to getting the “impossible” done? Answer: The next time you […]

The Secret School of Life

posted by Guy Finley

That there are always new life-lessons to be learned, and that they are often at the expense of some self-certainty formerly thought to be crucial to our contentment, proves that this life is, in reality, a secret school with it’s […]

Real Life is an Ongoing Journey (Part 3)

posted by Guy Finley

Think how nice it would be to spend your day going from one new understanding to the next. That’s the beauty of your spiritual work — to begin to establish relationship with a force that is ever-renewing. Here’s an exercise […]

Real Life is an Ongoing Journey (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

What are you here in this world for if it isn’t to gain things? Do you know what this life is for? It’s to grow. It’s to learn about who and what we really are; nothing more, nothing less. But […]

Real Life is an Ongoing Journey (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

The real force that drives most people in life is the idea of gaining things, of “becoming someone.” Our minds and hearts are dominated by the notion that there is something for us to gain or achieve. We go to […]

(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 […]

The True Task in Prayer

posted by Guy Finley

Rare are those of us who come to pray for a new self, because few reach the point where we say, and really mean, “Can you help me?” This is because it’s impossible to ask for a new self, for […]

The Hidden Worlds in a Spring Flower

posted by Guy Finley

Look closely… and you can see that every spring flower hides within it worlds within worlds. But, as we are now, we see only small and mean objects; we walk through separate worlds seen as either stepping-stones or boulders in […]

The Hidden Power of the Heart

posted by Guy Finley

There are so many wonderful mysteries not only in this world through which we journey but also right within each of us! For instance, did you know that the distance from your heart to your toes is, proportionally, approximately the […]

Open the Lines of Heaven

posted by Guy Finley

The realization that you are never alone — except by the choice of something in you that prefers the pressure of isolation over the contentment of Higher Communication — opens the lines of Heaven within you. *** Heaven is not […]

Step Onto the Pathless Path

posted by Guy Finley

As the sleeping mind — driven on, as it is by unconscious desires — awakens to see that the only thing thought can do is make circles, it slowly stops seeking. The divine longing of the heart to know unconditional […]

Now Begins the Work

posted by Guy Finley

There can be little as extraordinary as our discovery that we have been “lost” in a world of illusion, wandering and wallowing through the kingdom of thought where — in the vain attempt to prove we know what it means […]

The Right Road

posted by Guy Finley

Within each discovery, by each revelation of the reality underlying our present level of self, we are brought to a crossroads on our journey to the Kingdom of Truth. The road on the left, of resistance to what is revealed, […]

Break the Chain of Unhappy Endings

posted by Guy Finley

The “promise” of any pleasure to come is really nothing more or less than the memory of a pleasing sensation imagined as just being ahead of you; in truth, it is projected there — onto the screen of the mind […]

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 […]

The Three Keys to Complete Self-Command (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

Every time life brings a blow, the first of three keys necessary to unlock that world inside of yourself where there is this true self-command is to use the shake-up to wake up. Here’s the shake-up. Something happened. And in […]

The Three Keys to Complete Self-Command (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

What is the value of being in command of our own life? Is it because people will acknowledge us as being some kind of strong, right, true person? Is there value in people looking at us and saying flattering things? […]

Change the World Around You by Awakening to the World Within You

posted by Guy Finley

Question: You seem to make few comments regarding political action or defense from immediate physical threats. The message seems to be that resistance or effort to promote a change in a perceived problem is counter-productive and only prolongs the issue. […]

Welcome Every Moment

posted by Guy Finley

If we could only remember in those unwanted moments – when we see where we have been wrong in life – that this vision is granted us because we have just been visited by some new light by which to […]

Life is Not Hard on Us

posted by Guy Finley

What is hard on us is not life itself, but the hardened way in which we tend to think towards it; so that it is nothing other than our own thoughts that turn naturally passing moments into unyielding tablets of […]

(Audio) Wipe Away Your Soul’s Weariness With This New Wish

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how true fearlessness is intimately connected to our sincere wish to ceaselessly discover more and more about God’s life. Click here to listen to “Wipe Away Your Soul’s Weariness With This New […]

The Truth about Procrastinating

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I often feel lazy when it comes to studies and become easily involved in playing videogames or watching movies. I know I must study, but various forces or voices compel me to procrastinate. I keep procrastinating and the day […]

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 […]

A False Sense of Self-Control

posted by Guy Finley

Sufi teachings speak of the “commanding self,” Christianity of deceitful interior “friends,” and virtually all other religions hold forth the idea that we have many “I’s” or divergent personalities within us, and also that some of these selves are for […]

Three Secret Ways to Start Your Life Out Fresh

posted by Guy Finley

Here are three new and true beginnings you can start with today that will put you in the right place for leaving old self-defeating choices behind you for good. 1. Each time you find yourself face to face with some […]

Learn to Keep Your Intention

posted by Guy Finley

In life, learn to keep your intention, and your attention, on what is — and what can be — instead of upon what is not or can’t be. Do this and watch how new doors appear before you that open […]

Enter into the Flow of Life

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Some things I’ve tried to accomplish in life have been such a struggle, and yet some other things have just “fallen into place,” almost without much effort. Does this have any bearing on how we should choose to do […]

Find Release from Seeking the Approval of Others

posted by Guy Finley

One must lose hope in the false idea that winning the approval of others has any real power to quiet the nature within that doesn’t know what else to do with its sense of being incomplete save to imagine itself […]

Living with Gratitude and Grace

posted by Guy Finley

We must learn to wish for whatever life brings us, for there is no other way to earn the kind of unshakable gratitude that lets us live with grace.

Nourish Your Wish to Grow

posted by Guy Finley

This life of ours is short (and if it seems long to you, it’s because you’ve not learned what your life is for). Being but the brief candle that it is, resolve all to love the Light that lit it. […]

(Audio) Let Real Light Into Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how nothing but good can come to those who place the love of light before all else. Click here to listen to “Let Real Light Into Your Life”

The Beginning of a Brighter World

posted by Guy Finley

The best we can do for others, to help make their lives brighter, begins with the work of enlightening ourselves. In this manner — from our first tentative steps toward a life in the Light, all the way to the […]

The Darkest Deception of All

posted by Guy Finley

If we make it an uncontested habit of hanging around with dark thoughts and feelings, the day comes when the only kind of “light” that remains in our life is a darkness capable of the darkest deception of all: one […]

Finding Joy in the Ceaselessly Changing River of Life

posted by Guy Finley

Instead of being the source of our daily sorrow, the fact that everything in life passes ought to prove itself a part of our ongoing joy. For hidden in the deep of this ceaselessly changing river of Life runs the […]

The Fearless Heart on a Warrior’s Way

posted by Guy Finley

Truth teachings throughout the ages tell us that healing the hidden and hurting places in our heart begins with becoming conscious of them. We are taught that we cannot free our­selves of anything that we refuse to meet face-to-face. The […]

(Audio) Learn to Wait on What is Holy

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how any moment can be used to remember our wish to be in the presence of what is good. Click here to listen to this short talk, “Learn to Wait on What […]

The Real Source of Great Discoveries

posted by Guy Finley

The mind that wants to know the truth of something, and that’s willing to do the work required for such a discovery, will inevitably find that for which it is searching; our highest aspirations are reflections of unrealized possibilities. All […]

(Video) The Seeker, The Search, The Sacred

posted by Guy Finley

Inside of every human being — no matter what part of the world they’re from, no matter what their environment has been, no matter the culture they’ve come from, no matter the tradition — lives a certain kind of greatness. […]

(Video) Journey to the Greatness Within

posted by Guy Finley

Listen in as Guy Finley discusses with Dr. Ellen Dickstein some of the important ideas connected to the release of his groundbreaking book, The Seeker, The Search, The Sacred. This special book will be released worldwide tomorrow, Tuesday October 4th, […]

(Audio) The Seeker, The Search, The Sacred

posted by Guy Finley

Where does our longing for someone or something to love originate? Is it not with the awakening of an internal force urging us to explore and experience the deepest part of ourselves? When we say — or feel toward another […]

The Sacred: Journey to the Greatness Within

posted by Guy Finley

In spite of the many differences that seem to exist between peoples the world over—regardless of culture, tradition, environment, or heredity—there is but one seeker, one search, and one sacred object of our desire. The celestial source of this sacred […]

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