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Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

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(Video) Four Words for Any Family Crisis

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley reveals and explains the four words that will always aid you and those around you in any stressful family situation.

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Learn to Relax with Others by Releasing Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

Here’s a simple but ultimately very self-liberating action to take if you wish to reduce the amount of stress and anxiety that you feel in the company of others, friends, or family: Choose to be more interested in quietly discovering […]

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Helping Others Realize Their Spiritual Potential

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Our true responsibility as caregivers is to lead by example… by living up to our own spiritual potential.  

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(Video) Do Autistic Children Have Spiritual Potential?

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley responds to a question about the spiritual potential of autistic children, and reveals that the true responsibility of a caregiver is to first live up to their own potential.

Sharing Your Spiritual Work with Your Children

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Any thoughts on what is a good way to share my spiritual work with my kids? Answer: Be as consciously kind as you can be, which means to not express (but watch instead) your negative states. Be as encouraging […]

Let Go and Enlarge Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

Question: You have said to “follow what you love” and the rest of your life will take care of itself. I have been pondering whether or not to pursue a hobby as a business. The “still small voice” tells me […]

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 […]

Taking Care of Business

posted by Guy Finley

If we went through our day tending half as much to the care of God’s business, as we give to our own affairs, then — from the resulting light of gladness seen spreading across the faces of family, friends, and […]

The Householder’s Path

posted by Guy Finley

Question: On the householder’s path, I sometimes find it difficult to stop doing the mental work and start doing the mundane day-to-day tasks. Any suggestions for getting the same enthusiasm in earning our daily bread? Answer: Life gives us back […]

Disharmony in Family Relationships

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Regarding harmonious extended family relationships: How do you go about mending a problem (or do you?) between a sister and a wife that was caused by the mother, who naturally is now getting along with both? Answer: Much in […]

(Audio) The Secret of Healing Your Past

posted by Guy Finley

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

Seeing the Value in Learning

posted by Guy Finley

Question: My teenage son studies hard, but his grades remain below average. I would like to be able to offer him some trick about studying and taking exams that would help him to achieve good results. Answer: All of us, […]

(Audio) A Special Mother’s Day Message

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we are all intended to understand the purpose of this life, which is to be a conscious participant in the moment-to-moment unfolding of this present moment. Click here to listen to […]

The Flowering of Talent

posted by Guy Finley

Question: My mom was a very talented professional singer. My daughter has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard and singing is as natural as breathing to her! She is embarking upon a life of medical service but I’m […]

Refrain from Reacting in Alarm

posted by Guy Finley

You teach others (and yourself) when you do not react in alarm to some potentially frightening news or event. The people around you receive the lesson that those events, of themselves, have not the power to make or break the […]

Stop Giving Yourself to Negative States

posted by Guy Finley

Question: How do we feel or acknowledge a negative state without giving ourselves over to it? When it is present, how can we not be affected by it? Answer: There’s an old Chinese saying, “The birds of sadness may fly […]

Tough Love for a Troublesome Teen

posted by Guy Finley

Question: My 15-year old stepson purposely causes trouble when he comes to visit. He has colored hair and chains around his neck connected by small locks. He smokes, and speaks in a stream of four-letter words. He says he hates […]

The Gift of Calm Detachment

posted by Guy Finley

Question: How can you stay peaceful when you are with people whose lives are really in distress, especially when they are close to you? Answer: You must ask yourself a different question. I’d suggest the following: What could be more […]

How to Do the Best for Your Children

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What steps can one take to point young children in their right path so they won’t have to face so many problems growing up? Answer: Children and sponges have a lot in common. They soak up what is around […]

Secrets of Mindful Parenting

posted by Guy Finley

Before we can hope to change the way we speak to others, and the tones with which our words are spoken — that we might express more patience and consideration for those around us — we must first become mindful […]

Teaching Your Children About the Truth

posted by Guy Finley

Question: How can we parents, who are just beginning to obtain the least bit of understanding of the Truth, best instill in our children the will to seek and understand the Truth for themselves? Answer: It is better for your […]

The Best Present of All for Your Children

posted by Guy Finley

Lead by example. Children not only see better than adults but they can taste what they see in a way adults have forgotten. Their essence absorbs energy without the filters that we’ve developed in the process of maturing in this […]

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 Relationships

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION I am having trouble understanding how to leave relationships with my friends and family alone. It seems that the changes I feel are affecting them, but neither they nor I understand some of these changes. It is an extremely […]

Give Your Loved Ones Rooms to Grow

posted by Guy Finley

There is one essential ingredient missing in most of our relationships — one that is definitely required if we wish to continue in our own development and help others to do the same. What is this powerful catalyst that only […]

Watch Your Mouth and Save a Heart

posted by Guy Finley

There never seems enough time to make full reparations for the wrong we do to another in a moment of careless speech, so wouldn’t it be wise to take time — before we speak — to ensure that whatever we’re […]

Predictions of Times to Come

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION What do I tell my children when they ask me about predictions for the future? They are feeling the doom and gloom of it all.

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 […]

The Power to Outgrow Problem People in Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

Most of us already suspect what needs to be done if we are to have any hope of moving beyond the conflict so common in today’s relationships. Nevertheless, here is a brief description of the spiritual action to be taken: […]

New Choices for Parents and Children

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION Is it possible to change my teenage son from being angry and negative? He does not take responsibility for his actions; he blames everyone else and tells lies that he believes. He also shows little respect for adults when […]

For Love to Last…

posted by Guy Finley

Don’t try to please each other, for each of you has constantly changing pleasures.  Instead, strive to please love, and in this you will please what is capable of being loved in each other. This understanding alone nourishes your love, […]

(Audio) The Full Faith That Frees You

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the often misunderstood idea of faith, and how we can come to the true, bold understanding that we are made for everything that happens to us.

5 Personal Practices That Put Anxiety Out of Business

posted by Guy Finley

Always strive to remember that there is neither one thing practical, nor wise, about any state-of-self that punishes you; even when, as in the case of anxiety, it sweetly promises to release you once you’ve done its bidding. So, regardless […]

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