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Your Role in the Revelation of the Immortal Self

posted by Guy Finley

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

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Divine Love Wants All of You

posted by Guy Finley

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

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Reach For and Receive God’s Help

posted by Guy Finley

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

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The Way Love Reaches Us

posted by Guy Finley

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

Doing Your Part in the Divine Plan (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

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

Doing Your Part in the Divine Plan (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

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

The Winds of Faith

posted by Guy Finley

When the soul cries out to spirit to carry her to a new world beyond the boundaries of this earthly domain, she is calling for the winds of faith to sweep down, fill her tattered and empty sails, and take […]

The Spiritual Secret of Secrets

posted by Guy Finley

Rebirth is made possible because something dies to ensure it. In this eternal law of life hides a new understanding, a great key that many have sought but only few have ever found. As we are about to see, it […]

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 […]

A True Relationship With the Divine

posted by Guy Finley

The reason most people never come to know a true relationship with the divine is because this perfect union is born in the consciousness of their helplessness, nourished by their poverty and matured in their humility.

Stop Perpetuating Your Pain

posted by Guy Finley

The next time you experience any kind of pain, you can do something that will turn it into a new and different experience. Each time you catch a pain, admit that you don’t understand it. You thought you did. You […]

(Video) Love Always Prevails

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that when you give your love to what you know is right and true, you begin to develop a relationship with that which seeded that love in you in the first place. The more you learn to […]

The Light of the World

posted by Guy Finley

Anywhere light shines, darkness submits…

(Audio) Keeping Bright the Light of Life

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how we cannot fail if we will persevere through our darkest moments, because the light never fails to illuminate what presently hides in the dark.

(Video) Find the One Love That Will Never Leave You

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that when you feel betrayed by God, the actual betrayal is that your own mind would lead you to believe that God deserts those who love him.

(Audio) Solve the Mystery of Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that as we awaken spiritually, we will gradually discover the truth about our authentic poverty, and in the process learn what it means to be grateful for everything we are given.

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 […]

(Video) What is a Good Householder?

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that being a good householder means that we are able to properly attend to what is practical before what is pleasing. By placing ourselves in this right relationship with our responsibilities, we become better able to discern […]

(Video) Stand Up for What’s True in You

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that if you want to have a relationship with the divine, with what’s right and good, you must learn to stand up for truth within you. Have the courage to exchange self-concern for spiritual awareness, and you […]

The Secret to Attracting Higher Help

posted by Guy Finley

Even all by yourself, and in the middle of nowhere, you — who reach for the hand of God — are never alone, for He already holds your heart within His own.

(Video) I am the Vine and Ye are the Branches

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that it’s a dangerous path to say we are one with God, because we go into imagination that we are divine.  “I am the vine, ye are the branches.” The branch exists because of the vine.  We […]

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 […]

(Audio) How to Ask For and Receive Divine Consolation

posted by Guy Finley

Eventually you must see that any action your mind gives you to console you about anything is stealing from you the possibility of being a reflection of the Divine. Stand unconsoled so the true consolation may make itself known to […]

Sharing the Presence of God with the One You Love

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I am in a relationship with a man who has not received God as I have. I’ve tried to share with him my journey, but he rejects my feelings and does not want to hear anything about God. I […]

(Audio) Ask and Receive Real Life

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explores the popular passage “Ask and you shall receive,” and discusses what it means to really ask with a whole heart.

The Greatest Gift

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The Practice of Ceaseless Prayer

posted by Guy Finley

The practice of ceaseless prayer only becomes sensible, and therefore possible, as you awaken to just how truly senseless is the tendency of the unattended mind.

The Great Exercise of Prayer

posted by Guy Finley

The one great exercise of prayer is . . . To come wide awake And to place the center of myself Into the center of my will and . . . Having done so, take this gathering of attention And […]

The Right Request for Spiritual Rebirth

posted by Guy Finley

When it comes to the possibility of spiritual rebirth, it isn’t that God does not will this for all of his earth-clad children. Quite the contrary: In this world of ours the goodness of God’s Will is always active through […]

A Lost Secret of Prayer

posted by Guy Finley

When you really begin to pray in earnest to awaken to His Life, God does not reward you with the increased strength you’re looking for but rather with increased insight into your own weaknesses… which eventually become the seed of […]

The Living Heart of the Higher Life

posted by Guy Finley

What is that first, faint intuition of something Greater than ourselves, other than the Herald of the Heart quietly announcing the existence of a whole new level of being above us — and asking us — at the same time, […]

Look for the Light

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In God Whom We Trust

posted by Guy Finley

I recently watched a documentary where a popular singer gave a rousing performance of John Lennon’s song “Imagine” at a religious gathering. By the time he brought the song to a climactic end, thousands of people were caught up in […]

A Lesson in Love that Cannot Be Ignored

posted by Guy Finley

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

The Distant Shore Within

posted by Guy Finley

The great gulf between what a man knows is true and his ability to be true is wide indeed; but, take heart: no one ever managed to cross the river of Life who didn’t first stand before it — realizing […]

(Audio) The Spiritual Compass That Guarantees Success

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how, if our wish is to find true contentment, we must begin to give more and more of our attention to our internal compass and the spiritual home to which it points. […]

Sharing What We Have in Common

posted by Guy Finley

Question: It’s said that when you help others, you’re actually helping yourself. Can you explain why that’s true? Answer: We share an uncommon possibility as human beings, but the uncommon possibility that we share comes from the fact that we […]

(Audio) A Short Talk on Reincarnation

posted by Guy Finley

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”

Wait for the Light

posted by Guy Finley

When one knows what is wrong, But not what is right, He must stand there in the dark While he waits for the Light.

Invite the Light to Become Your Life

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, and not knowing this, you can’t know how to use it as God intended. Being but the […]

The Light of the World

posted by Guy Finley

Who is going to be the one who stops the wave of darkness on this earth? We are intended, each and every one of us, to be the light of the world — the point at which, in this world, […]

(Audio) Agree to the Greatest Adventure in the World

posted by Guy Finley

In this enlightening short talk, Guy Finley talks about what it means for an individual to set out on the journey to true self-understanding. Click here to listen to “Agree to the Greatest Adventure in the World”

Working the Ground of God’s Life (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

Imagine two people working the earth. Side by side they till the ground beneath them. Both know the quality of the soil, its weeds and rocks, and the heat of the overhead sun as it bears down upon them. There’s […]

Working the Ground of God’s Life (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

The ground of discovery belongs to anyone who will work it. No one owns this ground, or the land of its origin, yet we may each possess as much of it as we are willing to exchange our lives for. […]

Entering the Kingdom of Heaven

posted by Guy Finley

The reason that rebirth – – true resurrection – – is a precondition of entering the kingdom of heaven is because the kingdom of heaven is not so much a “place” as it is an act of Love, and nothing […]

The Illusion of a Passport to Heaven

posted by Guy Finley

Many, many people today believe there is nothing for them to do other than to just think about themselves through the truths they have been taught and parrot, and their passport to heaven is assured. Such thinking is not only […]

Where is Heaven and Where is Hell?

posted by Guy Finley

Heaven and hell are not places apart from the human heart, but realms within it.

(Audio) For Anyone Who Has Ever Felt Like There’s No Hope

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about our common need for a higher kind of love that releases us from feelings of fear, doubt and hopelessness. Click here to listen to “For Anyone Who Has Ever Felt Like There’s […]

The Greatness Beyond Ourselves

posted by Guy Finley

The mastery of anything, including ourselves, begins with the faith that we are not here on earth to be perfected according to an image we hold of ourselves, but rather, to allow perfection to work its way upon us, so […]

Hold On to Your Relationship with the Living Light

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I work in a very challenging environment and I haven’t been able to understand why I am so unpopular and unhappy. I am slowly realizing though that the desires I have are earthly and do nothing for my spiritual […]

The Doorway to the Divine

posted by Guy Finley

The feel of fresh understanding, an infusion of light; the sweet flood of a new knowing pouring into and integrating one’s soul, familiarizing it with its own forgotten wholeness and perfected peace.  This is our hope in prayer:  To become […]

Where the Heart Belongs

posted by Guy Finley

And I saw a vision of a gleaming white castle with a narrow footpath leading up to its great white gates. This walkway — extending out from the gates as far as the eye could see — was so worn […]

(Audio) The Truth About Temptation: A Short Lesson on the Lord’s Prayer

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how an entirely new kind of inner freedom can dawn within us when we begin to understand that the happiness that we have been searching for all along is actually waiting to be […]

The Secret of Rebirth

posted by Guy Finley

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

The Life and Death of Christ

posted by Guy Finley

There is only one way, and one way only that any of us will ever know the real meaning of Christ’s life, and that is… to share in his death; this means we must give up what he gave up […]

(Audio) Christ’s Life as a Lesson in Living Fully

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how true fulfillment is connected to using our life for the purpose that it was given to us. Click here to listen to Part 1 of “Christ’s Life as a Lesson in […]

(Audio) A Glimpse of Forever

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the fact that we can grow into an ever-expanding relationship with truth because something of that truth already dwells within us. Click here to listen to “A Glimpse of Forever”

(Audio) Be There for the Breath of Heaven

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley explains what it means to wait for a “Divine touch” that makes the darkest moments into something light, bright, and right for all involved. Click here to listen to “Be There for the Breath […]

Learn the Secret Ways of the Wise

posted by Guy Finley

Some come upon the truth of things only once they’ve run aground on the reefs of remorse; others long for anchorage in what endures only after the winds of fortune slack off, leaving their sails full of emptiness. But the […]

True Repentance

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What about the idea of repentance? On one hand, being repentant for ourselves — as certain old religious teachings say we should be — seems as much a part of being self-punishing as is just “cutting loose,” going wild, […]

Sacrifice Yourself for Love

posted by Guy Finley

Real life is perfect balance. And we each get from this life exactly what we give to it… no more, no less. This is a cardinal rule, although it’s widely rejected by the masses that refuse to see where they’re […]

Let God Shape You

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Do you have any words of wisdom that may help in weight loss? Answer: Work at developing your love for God. Why does that have anything to do with losing weight? Because when you get past the immature place […]

Seven Silent Prayers That Turn Your Life Around

posted by Guy Finley

We are forever being pulled outward into the world of position, possession, pleasure, and away from any kind of inner experience. Prayer is intended to be the deliberate, conscious inner work to help turn us in an inward direction. The […]

Prayer in Action

posted by Guy Finley

The wise person’s prayer and action: that never a single hour, let alone a full day go by wherein not only do you remember your God, but that same moment of recollections do you collect yourself and offer all that […]

(Audio) Learn to Be the Instrument of Life

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the immense difference between a life spent accumulating possessions, and a life in which an individual allows something higher to take possession of his or her life. Click here to listen to […]

The Winter Solstice: A Reminder of the Improbable Life

posted by Guy Finley

There is nothing more improbable than the physical world around us, let alone Christ’s life within us. The winter solstice in itself is an improbable act. Right around December 22nd, instead of getting darker every day in the northern hemisphere, […]

The True Meaning of Christmas

posted by Guy Finley

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

Answering the Wish to Do God’s Will

posted by Guy Finley

There is always and only one answer — for all of us — when it comes to trying to do the will of God, however we feel the need: we must be true to our own heart, listen quietly for […]

(Audio) Let Truth Bring You To Tremble

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about prayer, which is intended to help reveal to us the whole of our character, including the parts of us that resist being revealed. Click here to listen to “Let Truth Bring You […]

Ask God to be in Charge of Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

There are two basic kinds of prayer. The first kind of prayer — the one most commonly understood and practiced — is when you are asking for what you want; when you are temporarily filled with — and renewed by […]

(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 Price for Serving the Truth

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I recently had a Christian friend say that if I expected to be a happier person following the teachings of Christ, I would be disappointed. That almost sounded like martyrdom to me. Aren’t we all hoping to find personal […]

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 […]

The Search: Journey to the Greatness Within

posted by Guy Finley

What hope is there of finding in the world situated around us something that can answer our longing to be whole, to be one with life, when this need itself comes into us from a world above us? Small wonder […]

The Seeker: Journey to the Greatness Within

posted by Guy Finley

The need for whatever it may be that we’re drawn to is the yet to be realized presence within us of that very thing to which we are drawn. This means that no matter how distant seems our guiding star, […]

Discover Your Secret Role in the Greatest Story Ever Told

posted by Guy Finley

Can a collection of hundreds of thoughts — spread out across a vast expanse of space and time — spoken world-over by thousands of different voices –tell a single coher­ent story? The answer is an unqualified “Yes!” — but only […]

Dare to Follow the True Spiritual Life

posted by Guy Finley

Almost every day I receive a letter, an e-mail, or phone call from an aspirant who wants to know, essentially, the following: “What must I do to succeed spiritually?” Or, in a slight variation on that theme: “What’s the right […]

His Light Landing

posted by Guy Finley

Listen! There’s no such thing As no chance For redemption, As long as the Soul accepts God’s correction. And tho’ at times He may feel Heavy-handed, This weight is naught But His Light Having landed.

Always the Chance for Redemption

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I have trouble accepting the traditional interpretation of hell. Would a loving God really condemn His children to eternal suffering, or do we always have a chance for redemption? Answer: Try to realize, to begin with, that the fear […]

(Audio) Start Busting the Bridges to Nowhere

posted by Guy Finley

Your true nature does not feel any compulsion to compare itself to anything. In this short talk, Guy Finley explains why any attempt to find an identity through comparison will always leave you feeling incomplete. Click here to listen to […]

Love of Truth

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I love the truth but, truth be told, I struggle every day of my life to remember it in moments I really need to! Though I don’t like the thought, lately I’m beginning to think that maybe my relationship […]

Spiritual Quickening

posted by Guy Finley

Recently I have seen a few real questions about what is popularly termed spiritual “quickening,” so I thought I would post a few thoughts about the same. We need never be afraid of whatever may take place within us as […]

(Audio) Lessons in Realizing Higher Love

posted by Guy Finley

To find an unknown God and an unknown Love is the duty of individuals who are weary of the old, known ways. In this podcast Guy Finley reveals the need to persist in our wish for True Love, God’s Love, […]

How the Light Wins Every Battle For You

posted by Guy Finley

The true spiritual battle occurs in the “dark” of us, a contest between the light of our wish to be better than the bitterness in us, or higher than some heartache or hatred dragging us down. Whatever its nature, this […]

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, […]

The Hill

posted by Guy Finley

Listen! Let us fall in Battle, and not upon the run! The enemy is before us . . . We know what must be done.   Arise! Let us fall in Battle, it doesn’t matter where! Any ground is hallowed […]

Take Up Your Cross

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What did Christ mean when he said we must take up our cross and follow him? Answer: For the seeker of Life, the conversion from our embittered self — with its hardened heart — into a new man or […]

Let Truth Lift You Above Your Troubles

posted by Guy Finley

The following thoughts are for anyone who has ever felt the longing to “fly” or otherwise levitate in some way, and especially for those who are confused by it… given the great contrast between the weight of one’s persistent fears, […]

The Blessing in Being Reviled

posted by Guy Finley

The only kind of “thanks” you can expect from others who see that you’ve decided to serve something higher than your own self-centered interests — including bringing an end to your previous support of their inflated self images — is […]

(Video) The Death of Fear Begin With Practicing Fearlessness

posted by Guy Finley

In this video blog Guy Finley explains that we can choose in favor of freedom through the recognition that psychological fear is not our friend by agreeing to meet fearful moments consciously and by doing so, die to fear itself.

God Never Gives You More Than You Can Handle

posted by Guy Finley

Perhaps you have heard the expression that God never gives you more than you can handle. And perhaps you wondered whether or not it was true. I’m now going to tell you why it’s the absolute truth.  It’s the absolute […]

The Death of Appreciation

posted by Guy Finley

I don’t know if you’ve noticed this or not, but something is slowly dying all around us. It’s been a prolonged passing. Maybe that’s why hardly anyone speaks of it; things that fade away become accepted, like old jeans or […]

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 […]

(Audio) The Journey From Faith to Freedom

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how true faith, born out of seeing the real need for a fearless life, can point the way toward an authentic, everlasting inner freedom.

Starting Over

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION How can I strengthen my prayer for a new start with the resolve to actually accomplish it?

The Power to Change

posted by Guy Finley

Feeling sorry for yourself is not an action… anymore than reliving some old regret has the power to change your present nature. Struggle with yourself; reaching takes disturbing the one who rests; yet, as surely as a seedling breaks out […]

A New Year’s Lesson to Help Take You Higher

posted by Guy Finley

While the desire to be perfect runs through the very fiber of our soul, how to fulfill the longing of this greater love is a question few find the answer to, and here is why: The path to self-perfection weaves […]

Recognizing the True People of Faith

posted by Guy Finley

The people of Faith are not those who, in the mid-day sun, set themselves on fire by shouting out their professed belief. The true Friends of God are those who, walking through the dark night, see by the silent Light […]

Strengthen Your Wish for Truth

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION I’m not nearly as grateful as I should be. How can I better cultivate a sense of reverence for Truth?

(Video) Abandon False Faith and Find Authentic Freedom

posted by Guy Finley

In this video blog by Guy Finley discover how true faith allows what is higher to provide permanent rescue from what keeps us captive.

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