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Letting Go with Guy Finley

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The Axiom for Healing Any Heartache

posted by Guy Finley

When it comes to healing mental or emotional pain, the first step to freeing oneself is in seeing the following facts: resistance to anything (including psychological pain) is a secret form of fascination with it; and to be fascinated with […]

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Real Happiness is Effortless

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Is real happiness actually effortless? The inner work I know is needed seems to be a constant struggle. Answer: Don’t confuse the work to cultivate the soil with the garden that grows in the prepared soil. Real happiness is […]

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The Ocean of True Self

posted by Guy Finley

~ See the ocean: it does not run after its own waves, as it knows they must return to rest in her depths. And so it is for us: whether we speak of joy, peace, strength, or love itself — […]

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Working to Transcend Dark States

posted by Guy Finley

Whenever we will lend our attention to the inner task of working to transcend some dark state at work within us, then in that same moment, even if we don’t see the immediate fruits of our effort, we will have […]

(Audio) Awareness is the Law

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about a beautiful kind of higher certainty that can come into your life in which it is impossible to ever again have one more doubtful, fearful, or worried thought about what to do […]

How to Discover Your Higher Possibilities

posted by Guy Finley

The difference between quitting a task, as opposed to reaching the end of our possibilities with it . . . is this: Whenever we quit our wish to succeed at something, we have first embraced a false sense of hopelessness […]

How to Know Which Thoughts and Feelings are Your Friends

posted by Guy Finley

You possess unsuspected powers of perception just waiting to be awakened. There’s a way to know, without ever having to think about it, exactly which of your own thoughts and feelings are your friends, and which are foes… a totally […]

Departing from Darkness

posted by Guy Finley

Here’s an important idea to consider the next time some thought or feeling starts telling you (once again) to “make tracks” — to “get away” from something in life that psychologically troubles or otherwise torments you. In its darkness, the […]

Raising a Family on the Road to Enlightenment

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I think that I am on the road to enlightenment, but my thoughts would lead me to believe that only the holiest of holies could ever reach that state, and it is not readily achievable to a parent having […]

Outgrowing Troublesome Problems

posted by Guy Finley

Question: The past keeps coming into my thoughts when situations arise that bring rehearsed doom and gloom feelings that hamper the chance for success in the present. What do I do in that moment? Meditate? Pray? Try to think of […]

The Unseen Cost of Spiritual Forgetfulness

posted by Guy Finley

Here are five reasons why the interior work of remembering yourself should always come first: 1. An unattended mind is the breeding ground of self-defeat. 2. The temptation to be self-degrading can only be dropped by seeing the secret self-love […]

The Importance of Being Close to a Teacher of Truth

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Does the physical proximity of a teacher of Truth to the student have a lot of importance? Answer: There is no doubt that proximity to a teacher of Truth accelerates one’s inner development. However, and equally important to understand, […]

What it Means to Love One Another

posted by Guy Finley

Before we can ever learn to love one another as we would hope to do, we must first be willing to see that for too long we have loved only ourselves … and that even this has been done poorly. […]

Watch Yourself When Listening to Music

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I can be lifted and made to feel peaceful, or even get anxious or angry, all depending on what I listen to. What is it about music, old or new, that triggers such powerful emotions in a person? Answer: […]

Find the Changeless Behind All Changes

posted by Guy Finley

We must become conscious investigators of all the worlds that live within us, because all of our inner states — from feeling fear or futility to full of courage and hope — belong within a higher world. We tend to […]

Discover a Life Above the Reach of Any Fear

posted by Guy Finley

A father once took his young daughter to a nearby old growth forest. He knew that the stillness and beauty of the massive trees would work their enchantment on her, as it had always done upon him. And he was […]

Free Yourself by Seeing Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

No one can be free who refuses to see what actually lives within him. This is why Real self-healing begins with truthful self-seeing. There is no other order, no other way. Consciousness of any unwanted condition in us must precede […]

True Resurrection

posted by Guy Finley

Rebirth is a reality, however know this: it is not a time to come but an eternal spring whose celestial seed awaits only for the willing heart and mind to begin its cultivation. The reason that rebirth — true resurrection […]

The Way Out of Any Stressful Situation

posted by Guy Finley

Question: One maxim of self-development I sense is true is that the way out of any stressful situation is to “go through it.” How does this approach apply to reducing stress-producing thought-attacks? Answer: Everything depends upon our ability to inwardly […]

The Mirror of Compassion

posted by Guy Finley

When I look at you, I am looking at me . . . In a time or place I have been, or will be.  

Beyond the Power to Materialize

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What do you think about the teaching or belief that we have the power to create or materialize anything that we want in life — money, good health, etc. — by keeping that positive thought in mind as though […]

Why Being Worried Doesn’t Work

posted by Guy Finley

Stressful worry helps no one — not those we are concerned about, and certainly not us. Such worry heals nothing; instead, it hurts all who mistake its dark embrace as a path to empowerment. The only thing worry serves is […]

(Audio) Wake Up to the Serenity of the Present Moment

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley reveals the serenity in the wholeness of the present moment. Our current nature thinks it can add something to Life. When we see a beautiful scene in nature, or hear glorious music, we know that […]

To Come and Go

posted by Guy Finley

Stand, like mountain, Bend, like reed. Surge, like fountain, Wait, like seed. Give, like sunshine, Melt, like snow. Live like springtime . . .  Come and go.

Relief From Stressful Conditions

posted by Guy Finley

We find it natural to seek relief from the world around us, a world appearing to be one stronghold atop another of stressful conditions and anxiety-producing events. Accordingly, we seek relief from these contentment-crushing states by struggling to change those […]

Whenever I Turn From Thee

posted by Guy Finley

Please Father Whenever I turn from Thee, Remind me Of what I already know …About empty places And vacant faces… The cost of rushing and finally reaching Nowhere to go. Please Father Whenever I turn from Thee, Remind me What […]

The Root of Reincarnation

posted by Guy Finley

Trying to be something that we are not, or loathing ourselves for imagined shortcomings, is born of resistance, the root of reincarnating all that we wish to no longer be; dying to ourselves begins with returning to ourselves – with […]

A New Wish for Self-Understanding

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION I am tired of suffering uselessly, and want to make a new wish for greater self-understanding. Are there any practical steps I can take to strengthen my wish? ANSWER It may not seem so at the time of a […]

Letting Go of Excitement and Anticipation

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION It is easy for me to try to let go of the negatives such as anger or worry. My problems come from the ones I like but that get me in trouble, such as excitement, anticipation, etc. These I […]

Harness the Planetary Power of Spring, Part 2

posted by Guy Finley

How can we harness the planetary power of spring for our own good? Here are just a few of the many ways we can work with the season to start a new life for ourselves: All past wishes lying dormant […]

Harness the Planetary Power of Spring, Part 1

posted by Guy Finley

During this time of the year it would be easier to stop the earth from spinning than to stop the surge of new life being awakened within her. Seeds buried in the earth are broken apart from the inside out, […]

The Warrior’s Soul

posted by Guy Finley

Dreams of greatness are formed by life undigested, The fleeting stuff of souls untested… Who’d sooner sleep in a fitful peace Than leap into Life’s cleansing fires.  For there already dwells Greatness uncontested, A Gift beyond time, a Title vested… […]

(Audio) Build a Spiritual Fire for Your Heart

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how a real love for what is true and Divine requires that we agree to see ourselves as we actually are.

The Power to Be Aware

posted by Guy Finley

There are some areas in our lives where we know we have power, and then there are others where we know we don’t. For instance, it is not in our power to change one another or to change the way […]

(Audio) Participate in the Fulfillment of Real Life

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we are intended to use all of life’s moments to grow into a more fully integrated and meaningful relationship with real life.

Preparing for the Future in a World of Conflict

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION What do you recommend doing to prepare for the future and events being predicted in an unstable world? ANSWER Wake up now. While it may be true that the world may unravel, if not in the near future, then […]

The Seed of All Your Moments to Come

posted by Guy Finley

The clearer it becomes that it’s impossible to “get ahead” of yourself — physically, psychologically, spiritually — the more at peace you are with whatever comes your way — because you’re starting to realize now that who you are in […]

Fight for Your Spiritual Right to Awaken

posted by Guy Finley

We can either fight for our spiritual right to awaken to the world within us where passing time and its troubles are without negative influence over us, or we can quit on ourselves and become whatever the world makes of […]

Only You Can Prevent Painful Fires

posted by Guy Finley

A spark can cause a fire to appear but, without something to ignite and burn, a spark is just a flash of heat destined to disappear. We can either fight with “sparks” — someone’s cruel remark, a moment feared, whatever […]

Free Yourself From Useless Thinking

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION I am easily taken over by re-running unpleasant events in my mind. If I say something stupid to someone, I’ll hear it in my mind for days afterwards. I know this is crazy, but I just can’t seem to […]

Be True to Yourself and Be Fearless

posted by Guy Finley

We can either spend our lives fearful of any unwanted event that comes along to challenge our sense of self — or we can use that same situation to help set ourselves free. Presently we see whatever troubles us through […]

(Audio) Stay Awake Behind the Wheel of Life

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the importance of understanding the need to awaken from spiritual sleep.

Stop Seeking Approval and Own Your Own Life

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION I know it’s a mistake looking to someone else for a sense of myself, but how can I keep from giving myself away?

(Video) Prepare Yourself for the Timeless Life

posted by Guy Finley

In this video blog by Guy Finley learn to make a new kind of preparation, that not only prepares you for communion with the moments of life, but also for what is timeless within you.

Start Transforming the World Within and Around You

posted by Guy Finley

If we wish to live without resentments that linger in our hearts and rid ourselves of fear with all of its debilitating limitations, we must shed the skin of our selfishness. We must learn what it means to consciously suffer […]

Choose to Be Teachable

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 if there’s to be any hope of sighting the […]

(Video) Use the Storms of Life to Liberate You

posted by Guy Finley

Discover a whole new way to meet the storms of life in this video blog by Guy Finley. You’ll learn the true purpose of all psychological storms and how to use their power to refresh and renew your life.

Uncover the Treasure of Your True Self

posted by Guy Finley

Every saint, sage, and wise man or woman from every timeless tradition — East or West, past or present — has a special message for you: You have been left a great inheritance. A treasure chest of spiritual gifts awaits […]

Take the Sorrow Out of Your Holiday Season

posted by Guy Finley

In this High Holiday Season, so full of self-created gratification, we should never forget that hidden in the shadow of all passing pleasures dwells their unseen opposite, some form of sorrow that — sooner or later — must visit the […]

(Audio) The Simplicity of Natural Seeing

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the vast difference between mere ideas about spirituality and the direct perception of living spiritual principles.

The One Secret the Whole World Does Not Want You to Know

posted by Guy Finley

HERE IS A SECRET… So deep… So mysterious… So untold… Not even the world wherein it was first conceived knows of its cloaked existence. Nothing you can buy or sell, be sold or be told, no one and no place […]

(Video) Stop Giving Your Life Away to Dark States

posted by Guy Finley

Receive spiritual encouragement in this video blog by Guy Finley. Discover how to reach for what is true in times of trial and let the light of higher awareness act for you.

Everything Moves… Nothing Changes

posted by Guy Finley

Comes the fall, particularly near its end, the ground on the little mountain top where I live is literally golden brown with all of the oak leaves that have parted ways with their seasonal parents.

(Audio) Sing the Self Eternal

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the potential we possess to live from a higher part of ourselves that is always in a harmonious relationship with the present moment.

A Breathtaking Fact About Beholding Beauty

posted by Guy Finley

Every once in awhile, we have the great fortune of perceiving a moment of such astonishing beauty, or harmony, that we all but lose ourselves within it. But, what is far more amazing than any such vision is this breathtaking […]

Take Time Alone

posted by Guy Finley

Your heart needs space to soar. Your mind needs places  Without walls to wander  And time by itself . . . To see its own reflection.

Stop Hiding the Things That Haunt You

posted by Guy Finley

We all have things inside of us that we fear: haunting thoughts and dark feelings we sense are down there, but that we’d rather not face for fear they may drag us down into their domain. So instead of questioning […]

(Audio) Insights Into a Whole New Kind of Success

posted by Guy Finley

All things good come to those for whom the good is all things. In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how failure is impossible for the human being whose primary wish is for God’s life.

If Only I Could Remember You

posted by Guy Finley

If only I could remember you …What couldn’t I do?

A Deeper Understanding of Visualization and Manifestation

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION You say to “want what God wants.” Do you mean to not visualize what we would like to manifest for ourselves? Is that wrong to do? Are having expectations for a better journey in life an illusion? 

The Mystery Behind Beholding Beauty

posted by Guy Finley

Every once in awhile, we have the great fortune of perceiving a moment of such astonishing beauty, or harmony, that we lose ourselves within it. But what is far more amazing than any such vision is this breathtaking fact: were […]

Take the Disturbance Out of Life Changes

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION Why are changes in life so disturbing? When I was younger, change seemed exciting, and I longed for it, but now I do everything I can to avoid it. What is the correct response to change?

Turn Your Fuming Into Freedom

posted by Guy Finley

How many of us spend our precious time and energy fuming over what others may have done to us? Unseen in the steam of our heated emotions and churning thoughts is the one inescapable fact that we are the secret […]

(Audio) Getting Close to Being Spiritual

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how a real spiritual life becomes possible for us when we begin to act on what we know is true.

(Video) Let Life Teach You to Be Trouble Free

posted by Guy Finley

In this video blog by Guy Finley discover how to receive life’s lessons with open arms and be free from the painful pattern of resisting the moment.

(Audio) First Step to Ascension

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how a new, whole relationship with life is possible for the human being who is willing to let go of the endless struggle of trying to become someone special.

See the Light

posted by Guy Finley

Why do you say that your color is white? When I can see that you are blue, Spoke one who saw herself as being green, But, who was a yellowish hue. Then snapped someone who had thought himself red But […]

Stop Taking Part in the Continuity of Conflict

posted by Guy Finley

What’s vital to remember about the tragedy of September 11th is that the only thing that can keep it from happening again is for people not to respond in the same way as they always have when hatred raises its […]

Reclaim Your Right to Be Free

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION One of the main themes in your new book, The Courage to Be Free, concerns recovering what you call “our original fearless self.” What freedom have we lost, and how do we reclaim it?

(Video) The Courage to Be Free

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley speaks about topics related to his new book The Courage to Be Free including fear and fearlessness, beauty, kindness, love, and the authentic path to an enlightened heart and mind. Released worldwide today. Visit http://thecouragetobefree.com/

Seven Sure Signs of Spiritual Sleep

posted by Guy Finley

It is possible for the willing soul to awaken from its spiritual slumber, but such freedom has its cost: We must catch what compromises us, realize the fact of it, and then see how our identification with that unconscious character […]

Discovering Yourself Through Dreams

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION Much work has been done concerning the use of dream interpretation to help us understand ourselves. Do you see a real value in recording and interpreting our dreams to aide our self-development?

It Is Never Too Late to Change

posted by Guy Finley

It is never too late to change one’s life. Never. In fact, the only thing that wants us to believe that all has been for naught is the un-reconciled negative nature that needs us to continue serving it with feelings […]

Freedom Comes in Serving Truth

posted by Guy Finley

What does it mean to put the truth first and foremost in one’s life? And why should one even try to do this, when it’s so much easier to just continue doing what one wants to do for oneself before […]

(Video) Find the Part of You That Can’t Fail!

posted by Guy Finley

Learn how discouragement has been holding you back from discovering that who you really are cannot be stopped. In this video blog, Guy Finley talks about a special spiritual secret that reveals how we can begin to be the spiritually […]

Escape the Prison and the Pain of Psychological Time

posted by Guy Finley

Never accept the lingering presence of any negative state. These unconscious forces must appear within us, but they must never be allowed to define us or our actions. The awakening mind — or even one disposed toward such an end […]

(Audio) The Greatest Reason on Earth to Rejoice in Heavenly Truth

posted by Guy Finley

We all naturally resonate with Truth and Beauty when it is being expressed. When we know we have heard something true, why does it stir us? In this podcast, Guy Finley reveals the answer, and tells us why there is […]

How to Stop the World and Be Still

posted by Guy Finley

There is nothing as certain as silence, stillness, and solitude to introduce you to the secrets of yourself. In one respect, everything about one’s spiritual life is so terribly simple. There is only one time and one way in which […]

The Secret of Soul-Remembering

posted by Guy Finley

Have you ever fought with someone over a parking place? Have you ever jumped up to make a phone call to straighten somebody out? Have you ever snapped at a family member? These are moments when you sell your soul. […]

Unlock the Secret of the Ages

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. The only way a man or woman will ever know a […]

(Audio) The Gift of Meditation

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley explores the true meaning and purpose of meditation, and explains why it is the most natural and practical thing you can do for yourself.

The Ten Traits of the True Spiritual Warrior

posted by Guy Finley

No one, no thing – no dark thought or feeling – has either the right or the power to limit your freedom without your consent. This knowledge is the key to tossing these tyrants out of your life. Becoming a […]

Stop Throwing Your Life Away

posted by Guy Finley

Reliving a past pain in the belief that revisiting it will keep you from going through that same suffering again is like throwing money out the window of a moving car so that you won’t spend it foolishly later!

(Video) Use True Self-Correction To Realize Your Highest Aspirations

posted by Guy Finley

Learn about the true nature of self-correction in this video blog by Guy Finley. He explains that being hard on ourselves actually inhibits our ability to learn and grow in the moments when we find we’ve missed the mark, despite […]

Five Keys to Brighten the Corners of Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

When the small child cries out for fear of what his pregnant imagination is showing him to be lurking in a corner of his darkened room, the wise parent turns on the light and shows the child there is no […]

Letting Go of Resentment

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION Why is it so hard to let go of resentment of things past? ANSWER It isn’t the thing, the person, the condition that holds us captive and puts us in conflict. It is our attachment to the sense of […]

Start Living Fearless and Free

posted by Guy Finley

Let me extend a warm welcome to you, my new friends along the Way, and invite you to journey along with me as we make some wonderful discoveries about the true nature of letting go, and what it takes to […]

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