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Be What Love Asks You to Be

posted by Guy Finley

Your immortal Self is fearless because it lives for one reason only: to be the unflagging instrument—moment to moment—of whatever love asks it to be. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

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Love’s Healing Touch

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We cannot separate the problems of this world—including the pain endured in agreeing to honor, respect, and support those we love—from the awakening of a patience and kindness that can be born in us no other way.

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(Video) Four Words for Any Family Crisis

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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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Helping Others to Start Healing

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The only way we begin to act as a true force of healing in the lives of others is when, at last, we cease to hurt ourselves.

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 […]

(Video) Only Love Can Carry You to Heaven’s Shore

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Guy Finley explains that there is a wave of love that alone has the capacity to wash away everything that causes you to be sad and angry. But you must ride it, be in its waters, and allow it to […]

(Video) Learn to Use a Negative Coworker for Your Spiritual Growth

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley tells a fun and insightful story about an “achy lake” that was disturbed by the nuts that the squirrels kept dropping into it, to illustrate that you can use all of the disruptive people in your life to […]

(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 […]

Love Will Give You Everything You Need

posted by Guy Finley

Question: So if a person feels “I have no love in my life,” if that person would even have a sincere wish to know love, would that be the beginning of true love? Answer: You can build a fire in […]

Being United With Love

posted by Guy Finley

You know what the most outstanding feature of a human being is? Whatever he or she wants to be in relationship with, they can be united to. It is the greatest gift. No other creature has this. Even the angels […]

Love is Always Waiting

posted by Guy Finley

Question: People believe that they have to have certain conditions in their lives in order to have love. I have to have a person in my life. I have to have everything just right. But what you teach is that […]

Remaining Conscious Around Others

posted by Guy Finley

Question: The more I think I know about true spirituality, the more I become easily aggravated by the behavior of others when I hear them make an obviously false (spiritually) statement, or I observe their inconsistent behavior. I sense that […]

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.

The Secret of Letting Go of Dead-End Relationships

posted by Guy Finley

We all know exactly what it is like to be certain we have let go of something sorrowful or worrisome, only to find ourselves in a similar sad situation moments later. Merely wanting to let go of an unhappy circumstance […]

Trust and Betrayal

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Someone I love has hurt me deeply, betrayed my trust, and now I don’t know how I should feel about this person. Should I forgive and forget, or try to find another who won’t be the same way? Seems […]

Love in Action

posted by Guy Finley

Real love wants nothing outside of itself…

(Video) Real Love Does Not Enable

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains what real love is and what it isn’t, and notes that it is impossible for you to genuinely love another person if you cannot first be completely content and comfortable with being alone.

Stop Enabling and Take Possession of Your Self

posted by Guy Finley

The person who enables another human being believes the only choice they have is to somehow keep that person in line, save that person from themselves — not for the good of the other human being but because the enabler, […]

Drop the Weight of False Responsibilities

posted by Guy Finley

A lot of what goes wrong on this planet is born of people who feel the weight of false responsibilities. Enabling another human being is a form of a false responsibility. Anyone who lives with someone who abuses them enables […]

Break the Bad Habit of Bargaining for Love

posted by Guy Finley

We never enable someone else without having first disabled our own Higher Nature that knows better than to bargain for friendship, love — or to just feel “needed” in some way…

Don’t Get Dragged Down by the Dark States of Others

posted by Guy Finley

Hoping to help someone — who loves to be negative — see the harm of being identified with dark states, is like trying to teach a bat to appreciate sunlight, or a mud hen to preen in fresh clean waters.

Working to Free Yourself from Negative Influences

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I am at work sometimes as much as I am at home. How do we avoid the negative influences of others in the workplace? Answer: The whole point is not that we avoid what are unavoidable, difficult conditions, but […]

Reject Soul-Destructive Energies

posted by Guy Finley

There are many un-illumined and downward trending parts in all of us that not only seek out their unconscious counterparts (in others) but that are secretly strengthened in the conflicted company of such dark and negative energies. We can see […]

The Expression of Real Love

posted by Guy Finley

Real love is immeasurable, which means it can neither be reached nor realized through measured steps…

(Video) Real Love is Now or Never

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that we are created to be the instrument of divine love, but currently all we know is conditional love as we chase after the temporary pleasures of the world. As we work to be open to each […]

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 […]

Let Go and Grow into Relationship with Real Love

posted by Guy Finley

Isn’t it frustrating that on one hand you know that you’re supposed to have nice relationships with everyone, and yet you have almost no relationship with anyone that actually is nice? It’s a real grain of sand in one’s soul… […]

Let Love Teach You About a Greater Love

posted by Guy Finley

In its essence, every relationship in life between you and another man or woman is a reflection of the one relationship that produces it. There is one relationship that is the father, the mother of all relationships — just as […]

Enter a World Where Goodness is Its Own Reward

posted by Guy Finley

Once we see it’s impossible to please ourselves at the expense of the pain of someone else, we are released from the cycle of seeking a false comfort whose conflict compromises “winners” and “losers” alike. Only then are we free […]

Being in the World but Not of It

posted by Guy Finley

If we really lived in this world as it is, there would be no war. If I really lived with the person that I was married to, if I really lived with the children that I have… it would be […]

Taking a Stand

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Where is the line between not having an issue with anything and enabling or allowing? I don’t understand where I must “forget myself” and where I must stand up for something. Answer: One should always try to “forget oneself” […]

Stop Hiding Your Weaknesses From Others

posted by Guy Finley

Question: When I manage to remember my higher aim in life, I seem to lose control of my life, and other people are quick to take advantage of what they evidently see as my weakness. Should this be happening or […]

Making Amends for Past Wrongs

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I’ve seen that I’ve said and done some terrible things to people in my life. How do I get through this guilt and shame? Is there a right way to make amends to the people I’ve wronged? Answer: Oh […]

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 […]

The Beginning of Self-Command

posted by Guy Finley

It is impossible to lash out at another person without having first hurt yourself. We will never be in command of ourselves until we feel the blow that we would give. Once we begin to feel the blow we would […]

How We Lose Self-Command Around Others

posted by Guy Finley

The only thing that troubles you about other people is what you secretly want from them. How many of you lose command when you’re with other people? Have you ever walked down the street, and somebody that you’ve never even […]

(Video) Learn to Be in Silent Command of Yourself and Others

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that you are only troubled by other people when you want something from them, which we are often unconscious to. When you choose, through presence, to use relationships for the purpose of self-revelation, you will find yourself […]

The Best Gift for Those We Love

posted by Guy Finley

  The greatest, most “expensive” gift that anyone can give to another is priceless, and yet… it is available in abundance for everyone to give all the time. Not only that, but this same gift rewards its giver in the […]

Be True to Your Wish to Be New

posted by Guy Finley

There come times in our lives when our wish to be new, coupled with our interior work to realize this wish, produces certain “effects” that can be most trying; in fact, times such as these are a kind of trial. […]

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) What Would Happen if Suddenly Everyone in the World Said, “I Love You”

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains why it would be wise to become highly suspicious of the parts of ourselves that endlessly seek the approval of other people.

The Unseen Misery in Old Memories of Love

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I am sure there are multitudes of memories and experiences we are better off to drop as soon as they end. However, there are many we may live out our lives and never top — such as our first, […]

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 […]

The Purpose of All Relationships

posted by Guy Finley

Spiritually speaking, all relationships serve one purpose: self-knowledge. Self-knowledge serves one purpose: awakening to the truth of one’s self. Awakening to the truth of oneself serves one purpose: dying to oneself. Dying to oneself serves one purpose: rebirth. And rebirth […]

Give Yourself What You Really Want

posted by Guy Finley

Our relationships with one another are often a source of distress. And, speaking in general terms, most of the conflict we experience with others has to do with some form of consideration that we feel they are not giving to […]

(Video) See The Blindness of Ever Feeling Superior Toward Another

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that if we ever find ourselves feeling superior to another person, then that is the perfect time to take an honest look at ourselves so that we can begin to sense what it truly feels like to […]

Allow Life’s Shocks to Teach You

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I recently found out that my husband of 21 years has been unfaithful. I should have picked up on the signs long ago, but what do I do now? Do I go out and find another love? I feel […]

Don’t Miss the Purpose of Life

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I live in a place where people are not very open to spirituality. Because I’m discovering who I am and what potential I was created to be, it can be difficult at times. How do I live from what […]

The Secret Path to Perfecting Your Own Highest Possibilities

posted by Guy Finley

Learn to love what seems more beautiful than yourself, celebrate the gifts of others that outshine your own, practice the patience you have yet to win… giving yourself to a greater Self is not just the path to freedom, but the […]

Put Your Ideals into Practice

posted by Guy Finley

How do we learn to use our relationships with others to realize a new kind of relationship with ourselves wherein we are able to discover that who we really are is all we need to be? Our willingness to strive […]

Remembering What We Love

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The Expression of Spiritual Love

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Is true spiritual love just “sugar coating,” or is it something powerful and extremely important? Answer: The whole reason for this Work we are doing, and for the Great Work on this planet of which our present body of […]

The Pull On Your Heart To Be Whole

posted by Guy Finley

The study of physics — of the laws that govern relationships — reveals some very telling spiritual truths, if one has “eyes” to see. For instance…every mass in the universe pulls on every other mass, and the strength of that […]

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 […]

Stop Pouring Energy into Useless Suffering

posted by Guy Finley

If each of us gave one-tenth the amount of time and energy we pour uselessly into suffering over our own sufferings, and instead agreed to use these energies to quietly become aware of the secret sorrow of others, and our […]

7 Acts of Love

posted by Guy Finley

Real love can never betray you… for when you start with, and then endeavor through what love asks of you, you will come to know this greatest of truths that sets you free: love’s endpoint begins – and has always […]

The Secret of Peaceful Relationships

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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 […]

(Video) Love Begins with Complete Openness to Life

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley reveals that true love shows me what I need to see about myself in order to be a more perfected person.

Every Conscious Act of Love Lifts the World

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The Highest Kindness

posted by Guy Finley

So many people want to know, “What can I do for someone who is troubled, who comes to me for answers, or a way out of their pain?” And then, though rarely added to their question, what they don’t state […]

(Audio) Silence is Golden

posted by Guy Finley

It’s often said that ‘silence is golden.’ But very few people on earth understand why this is so, let alone the immense possibilities this idea holds for the sincere spiritual seeker. In this short talk Guy Finley reveals the extraordinary […]

(Video) There’s Nothing You Can’t Do

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that everything you need to succeed and to change the kind of human being you are is already provided for you.

Healing from the Inside Out (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

Life does not come at us from the outside in, even though that is the way we’ve always seen it. Naturally enough, our behavior is based on what our mind identifies as the cause of the problem. We keep fighting […]

For the Good of All

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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 […]

Helping Others Consciously

posted by Guy Finley

As we try to “show” others the state of their interior life, by acting as what we think is a mirror for them, i.e., by telling them how much fear they have, how mistaken they are with present choices, the […]

Do the Truth You Want to Be

posted by Guy Finley

Here is a simple suggestion to help transform your life into its native Light. Remember that any (and every) attempt you make to manifest spiritual Light is itself a form of prayer — one that always receives an answer: Use […]

Resurrected: The Seed of God’s Love (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

Spiritually speaking, all relationships serve one purpose: self-knowledge. Self-knowledge serves one purpose: awakening to the truth of oneself. Awakening to the truth of oneself serves one purpose: dying to oneself. Dying to oneself serves one purpose: rebirth. And rebirth is […]

Choose to Remember the One Love

posted by Guy Finley

To know what you will possess after all that you have loved passes – as it must — look no further than how your “love” passes with the conditions that lend it its life. The foolish love foolishly, and suffer […]

(Audio) Make Room for Real Love in Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast by Guy Finley, discover what it really means to love every moment of your life, no matter what it is that you need to do. Click here to listen to “Make Room for Real Love in Your […]

Find Love in the Loving

posted by Guy Finley

With all things I can serve Thee, In all things I can find Thee, Through all things I can know Thee, For all things I can love Thee.

Free Yourself from Blame and Bitterness

posted by Guy Finley

Whatever justifies the unconscious suffering inherent in anger, blame, or bitterness is, itself, a part of — in league with — these same negative states. And that’s what we have to see if we ever want to be free of […]

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 […]

The Gift of Bringing Light into the Life of Another

posted by Guy Finley

Whenever we can remember that we would rather smile about what life brings us than suffer over it — that our natural preference is happiness, not hurtfulness — then in such moments of being mindful of what we love most […]

(Audio) Every Day Can Be Your Birth Day

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the absolute fact that it is never too late to open yourself up to the possibility of being a better human being and having an authentic relationship with real life. Click here to […]

A Better Alternative to Being Sorry

posted by Guy Finley

Far better than being someone who is always sorry for what their being has brought to pass in the life of others is to start, instead, the difficult interior work of actually changing our being . . . so that […]

Let Go of Being Disappointed with Others

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 […]

The Reason We Forget to Be Thankful

posted by Guy Finley

There is only one reason why any of us ever do wrong to another, blame someone else for our sorrow, forget to be thankful for what we have, or go through our entire day without remembering our God… and that’s […]

Real Friendship

posted by Guy Finley

Any friendship based on a relationship that is “already understood” is less a friendship than it is an unstated agreement that things should change between those involved only when and if mutually agreed upon. But real friendship is no such […]

Friendship Lost

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I had a friend for 5 years, and out of the blue I made a simple remark…and now she is not my friend anymore! I apologized, and she said she forgives me, but it’s obvious she holds a grudge. […]

Everyone on Earth Has a Gift Just for You [Conclusion]

posted by Guy Finley

When we’re around other people, and start to have a negative reaction toward them, we can begin to know better than to blame another for the negative states revealed in us. For instance, if an angry person comes to us, […]

Everyone on Earth Has a Gift Just for You (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

We have not been given this precious life in order to go through it resisting everything that doesn’t suit us; rather we are created to grow through whatever we meet along the way. Resistance devitalizes the possibility of our spiritual […]

Everyone on Earth Has a Gift Just for You (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

We have learned to “tolerate” those who don’t please us or who rub us the wrong way. We have come to believe that to do so is the same as living in harmony with others. Nothing could be further from […]

The Wrongness of Righteousness

posted by Guy Finley

Question: If you see something someone else is doing, whether professional or personal, and it involves you and you know it’s not right (and the person that is doing the wrong definitely knows it isn’t right), should something be said, […]

(Audio) Break the Chains of Bitterness

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the kind of direct self-observation that is essential for the individual who wants freedom from the present level of mind that unconsciously compromises itself. Click here to listen to “Break the Chains […]

Seeing Through the Sand Storm

posted by Guy Finley

Question: How do we deal with destructive people we live with — and those destructive parts of ourselves — once we have unknowingly invited them into our lives? How do we react to a sudden wind that blows sand in […]

(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 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 […]

Finding What You Love to Do

posted by Guy Finley

The beauty of Love is that She is already within everything; which means that there is nothing that we are drawn to know by Love’s invitation that won’t grant us for our journey itself the gift of a greater relationship […]

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 […]

The Law of Reciprocal Divine Love

posted by Guy Finley

When, in our love for the Divine — either through prayer, contemplation or meditation –we give to that Light our praise or adoration –we are (in fact) graced by that Life in proportion to the amount of love we find […]

A Love Worth Living For

posted by Guy Finley

If you want something truly worth living for, then learn what it means to live for something that is capable of returning the love you give it.

Liberate Yourself from Painful Attachments

posted by Guy Finley

Even though we may feel badly when we lose whatever or whoever we hold near and dear to ourselves, it is good to see that nothing in this world — or that we can imagine — is permanent. Learning to […]

New Understanding About Lies and Betrayal

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I have been married for more many years. Recently, I discovered that my husband, who travels a lot for his job, has been unfaithful to me during his time away from home. I don’t want to expose that I […]

The Manifestation of Love

posted by Guy Finley

Nothing is created that isn’t preceded by an act of love, which means that our experience of life — our manifestation of it — for either its grace and beauty, or its broken-heartedness, is the inescapable expression of what we […]

The Secret of Soul-Remembering

posted by Guy Finley

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

Learning About Compassion from Family and Friends

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Why do I feel let down when I ask a family member for help in doing a task and see that they are not concerned with the request? If they were doing the asking, the situation would be different […]

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 […]

The Spirit We Can Strive For

posted by Guy Finley

In the end, the kindest thing we can do for others is to always remember – as best we can – that within each of us lives the one true source of understanding, of compassion and love, and then strive […]

End the Endless Search for What Your Heart Seeks

posted by Guy Finley

Most of us try to take from life as much as we can… struggling, in vain, to end a longing that never fails to prove itself endless. To see the truth of this is painful, but it’s also the only […]

A Burden Made Lighter

posted by Guy Finley

Any burden shared isn’t just half the burden — but a burden made lighter for all who agree to carry it; the unthinkable truth is that if everyone agreed to carry just a little more, everyone would carry a little […]

Love Has Her Seasons

posted by Guy Finley

If trees move through seasons — and their loveliness only changes to reveal itself in new forms — then why not consider that Love has Her seasons too? And is any season more beau­tiful than another, or is it just […]

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.  *** Real love cannot be deceived because it wants nothing outside of itself.

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 […]

Loyalty in Relationships

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Could you please share your insights on trusting your partner with regards to attempting to have a meaningful relationship? It seems that almost nobody can be loyal, and they always end up cheating or thinking the grass is greener […]

The Pain of Being Betrayed

posted by Guy Finley

The pain we feel over being betrayed is not the fault of the one who has fractured our trust. Such anguish belongs to, and is created by, those darkly combustible parts of us into which we so readily fall and […]

Helping Others See the Truth of Their Higher Possibilities

posted by Guy Finley

At the secret heart of every relationship we’re drawn into is the fact that we are brought into that relationship for the purpose of discovering ourselves. That man, that woman, that career, that possibility stands as a mirror in which […]

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 […]

(Audio) A Story About True Love

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the nature of a higher love that never fails to respond perfectly to what is being requested by the present moment. Click here to listen to “A Story About True Love”

Reminded of You

posted by Guy Finley

There’s no way I could’ve known: Every love in my life… Every light through the trees, Every song in my heart, Every field in a breeze; Everything bright and beautiful, Kind, noble, or true, Is there… To remind me of […]

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, […]

Using Your Relationships to Realize Real Life

posted by Guy Finley

It is within relationships that we grow as individuals in everything valuable, because it is through them that we become stronger and wiser, allowing us to realize a love that transcends our unseen self-limiting self-interests. Yet, even though we may […]

(Audio) Receive the Real Gift of God’s Love for You

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how true spirituality is all about being receptive to the lessons that love wants us to learn about ourselves. Click here to listen to “Receive the Real Gift of God’s Love for […]

(Audio) Know the ‘Whole’ Meaning of Love

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, best-selling author Guy Finley reveals what stands in the way of human beings having a real relationship with wholeness and love. Click here to listen to “Know the ‘Whole’ Meaning of Love”

How Love Transforms

posted by Guy Finley

Love doesn’t resist or resent anything; it knows and sees the secret unity in all it beholds. Light doesn’t fear shadows; it gently transforms them into open space.

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 […]

The Greatest Gift You Can Give

posted by Guy Finley

The greatest, most “expensive” gift that anyone can give to another is priceless, and yet… it is available in abundance for everyone to give all the time. Not only that, but this same gift rewards its giver in the same […]

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 Manifestation of a Greater Love

posted by Guy Finley

Just as tumbling leaves in the wind make the wind visible, so does the need of someone — that stirs the heart of another to answer it — reveal the presence of a love greater than either person, yet that lives as one […]

Helping Others Learn What is True

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Should we try to help someone with their spiritual development, or must they be “receptive”? What mistake can there be in presenting a few truths to others with the hope that the ideas strike a right chord within them? […]

The Truth about Oneness

posted by Guy Finley

The truth of our oneness with life only starts to become real for us as we awaken to see that in hurting others, we have also hurt ourselves, and — that whenever we hurt ourselves — others suffer. *** There […]

The Love that Enlarges Life

posted by Guy Finley

It is perhaps the mystery of the ages that only to the degree that we perfect our love in God do we come to realize oneness, and that only God can perfect our love in Him. God perfects our love […]

(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 […]

Moving On After a Betrayal

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I know that my husband has cheated on me in the past. We fight over this since he was not honest with me. I still love him but cannot trust or respect him just yet. I want to make it […]

Love Comes to Those Who Agree to be Made New

posted by Guy Finley

Spirit serves those who serve it; Love comes to those who walk away from selfish acts. Kindness and patience flower only in the hearts of those who die to the cruelty of demanding that life give them what they want […]

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 […]

End the Punishment of Proving Others Wrong

posted by Guy Finley

Every human being has degrees of the faults that all other human beings either exhibit or have found ways to mask. This is why we should “love our enemies.” What we see in them reveals us to ourselves as we […]

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 […]

And the Blind Shall Lead the Blind…

posted by Guy Finley

Goodness grows by enlarging the lives of others — through the development of those thoughts and actions which serve the enhancement of the individual by increasing the depth and breath of understanding between one and all others. Evil grows by […]

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. […]

(Audio) The Truth About Lying

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the unseen connection between lying and having enemies. Click here to listen to this podcast “The Truth About Lying”

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.  

True Revolution

posted by Guy Finley

If only we would cease giving others Reasons to resist our presence, Bear ourselves With what we burden them, Leaving no reason for blame . . . Then . . . that great silent rage Hidden in the human heart […]

(Video) Real Growing Takes Going Beyond Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

In this video blog by Guy Finley learn the higher benefit of discovering that the purpose of every relationship is to connect us to authentic growth through the understanding that who we have been, and what we have done in […]

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 […]

Experiencing the Stages of Love

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION Can a loving, true friendship between a man and a woman exist without physical attraction or sexual desire? Is this kind of love impossible?

Loving is Being Loved

posted by Guy Finley

There is so much that needs to be done today, but I can’t do anything other than sit here, wonder where it is You have gone with my heart, and long to be with You as in our yesterday. It […]

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 […]

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?

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 Love of Winter

posted by Guy Finley

It always amazes me on sun-bright mornings such as this one how I could have ever forgotten just how much beauty hides in a winter day. The ground is covered in rich brown tones borrowed from curling leaves. Here and […]

Find the Heart of Fearless Living

posted by Guy Finley

Freedom from fear has nothing to do with acquiring powers or possessions, so as to change or otherwise control those moments that seem to darken our life; real fearlessness is in our divine right to take whatever is unwanted… and […]

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: […]

(Audio) Love the One You’re With

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can experience truer, brighter, more meaningful relationships with everyone we meet once we learn to put the needs of others before our own.

The Power to Change Your Perception of Difficult People

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION I get so easily confused these days as I wrestle with all the ways one hears about how to handle difficult people. No one approach seems to apply or work with everyone. It seems I can only repeat solutions […]

(Audio) Use Unkind Acts to Help Create a New World

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can use everything that we encounter in our relationships with others to change ourselves.

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 […]

Outgrowing the Bitterness of Feeling Betrayed

posted by Guy Finley

At least twice a month I receive an email or letter telling me how much anger and hatred the person is feeling towards someone who betrayed them in some way…and asking how on earth can it be possible to live […]

Turn the Pain of Loss Into Spiritual Gain

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION If there’s really a way to take the torment out of personal loss, I want to know about it. But the whole idea of not feeling loss also frightens me in a way that’s hard to describe. I mean, […]

What Can I Learn About Myself From You?

posted by Guy Finley

Compassion starts with the understanding that every human being on the planet looks different from us — because physically we are different — but inwardly we all live in the same pool. We all have pain and pleasure, we all […]

(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 […]

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, […]

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