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Unmask the Source of Pain

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

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

posted by Guy Finley

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

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

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

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Look Into the Invisible Mirror of the Immortal Self

posted by Guy Finley

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

The Journey to Immortality

posted by Guy Finley

In one sense, the interior journey that leads to the immortal Self is demanding and difficult, even seemingly impossible at times; and yet, as paradoxical as it seems, there is nothing intrinsically hard about rising above ourselves and slipping into […]

The Greatest Reward

posted by Guy Finley

There is no reward on earth, or even amongst the stars, equal to the realization of the divinity within you. Those who have awakened and attained this pearl of great value understand—with no sense of pride for their knowledge—that the […]

What Matters Most

posted by Guy Finley

Our experience of life in any given moment is a direct reflection of what we actually value in that same moment . . .       From Guy Finley’s new book and Amazon #1 bestseller, The Secret of Your […]

Grow Into the Greatness Within You

posted by Guy Finley

No oak became mighty in a moment, No mountain towered overnight; True greatness is grown in the soul By long exposure to God’s light.

Learn Where to Look for the Extraordinary Life (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

The way our present nature looks at life around us — as well as everything appearing to move within it — is through our five senses. This means that as we are, the sum of our relationship with the world […]

Add Love to Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

Whatever we consent to embrace in life — including unwanted events that may cause us to suffer — adds to our lives a measure of love.

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 […]

Global Change Begins Within

posted by Guy Finley

In one way, it’s hard to say what has happened to the health of our world and the people upon it, not that suitable terms don’t exist. The problem is that whatever picture one paints with words, it points only […]

The Beginning of Real Gratitude

posted by Guy Finley

To have real gratitude, to have that fullness of heart that, by its greatness, fulfills the one who holds it, begins with allowing God to give you a portion of His Life… a gift one can only receive once he […]

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

posted by Guy Finley

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

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 […]

The Test: Choosing to Be Chosen

posted by Guy Finley

There are those who avoid — at all costs — being tested by life. There are those who wait, in fear, for life to test them. Then there are the rare few who choose to use life to test them […]

Revealed: The “Anti-Change Factor” (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

It isn’t something of which most of us are aware, but we human beings are “marked” with a certain strange feature: and that is…we want to change. Perhaps you’re thinking: “What’s so strange about that?” After all, who amongst us […]

How to Fulfill Your True Purpose

posted by Guy Finley

  The only way to change that which we will be, and have, in a time to come is to learn what it means to work “with what we are” in the present moment!

(Audio) Being Alive Begins with Being Present

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In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how everything that exists was made for us to discover our true nature.

Fulfilling Your True Purpose in Life

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True Greatness is a Relationship with Greatness

posted by Guy Finley

Real greatness has absolutely nothing to do with anything that you can ever think about. It has nothing to do with any way in which you will ever imagine yourself. True greatness is a relationship with Greatness, and when you’re […]

Realizing Your Real Role in Life: Who Am I, What’s My Purpose, Where’s the Plan?

posted by Guy Finley

You must do in life what you alone have been “created” to do, which doesn’t mean that your fate is your destiny; because in fulfilling this responsibility — of what you have been given to be — you also realize […]

Our True Destiny

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(Audio) The Plan and the Path to Life Everlasting

posted by Guy Finley

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

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 […]

It’s All About Letting Go

posted by Guy Finley

Our experience of life, our relationship to it, is directly, intimately connected to the way in which we see it — meaning it is our understanding of life that determines how we “go” through it. This is why new, true […]

Find the Meaning of Life in Every Moment

posted by Guy Finley

There is an unspeakable gem whose light comes seemingly from all around us, but in truth is an upwelling from within us. Our relationship to that upwelling light — to that source of love — is really where we find […]

Don’t Let Your Soul Starve to Death

posted by Guy Finley

We will make detailed preparations for a single day off, lay out careful plans for a special date, or spend untold moments worrying over what we should wear; but few of us rarely take the time to prepare our interior […]

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 […]

Making a Living

posted by Guy Finley

Question: For years now I have not been happy with myself because the lifestyle I want to live is not want I am living. I have heard it said that if you are not financially free by the time you […]

The Higher Purpose of Our Lives

posted by Guy Finley

There is nothing higher, better, or brighter for us to do with our lives than to use every moment for the purpose of attending to what Truth would have us learn about ourselves.

Finding True Purpose

posted by Guy Finley

Question: My concerns for my future and making a decent living seem to prevent me from pursuing a spiritual life. The fear of not having enough drives my life. I am so confused about what my true purpose should be, […]

(Video) Remember Yourself and Realize Freedom

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that there’s something we’ve forgotten, which is the direct experience of the fact that this life is my life.

(Video) Your Role in Making This a Better World

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Guy Finley discusses our role in making this a better world, and how our actions do make a difference. Visit OneJourney.net for more information.

(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 […]

Resurrected: The Seed of God’s Love (Part 3)

posted by Guy Finley

Why does jealousy rise again? Why does wishing that this wasn’t this way and they weren’t that way have to be like that? How many times does that rise again? We know that resistance somehow is always rising. It is […]

Resurrected: The Seed of God’s Love (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

Do you get angry almost every day? Feel bitterness or jealousy? Tear into yourself? Do things that you know are destructive to yourself, that hurt other human beings? We rise again every day. Something in us is resurrected moment to […]

Resurrected: The Seed of God’s Love (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

There is a ceaseless call in us, between the seed of this individual that we presently are and the tree of life, the Christ within that we are intended to become. What do you think it is inside of you […]

Encouragement from the Cycle of the Seasons

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Some days when our hearts feel like they’re living in winter, what encouragement can understanding the cycle of the seasons offer? Answer: “To every thing, there is a season,” so says Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament. But we can […]

A Deeper Understanding of Winter and Spring

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What is the message in any particular season – spring, for example? Or winter? Answer: Spring is as spring does; it makes its appointed round heralded by (the star system) Aquarius, the water bearer — bringing with it what […]

The Greater Story Behind the Seasons

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What is the significance of the seasons in relation to our own lives? Answer: Each season represents an individual “story” – as well as doing its individual part in the telling of a far greater story whose principle character […]

The Purpose of Life

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Can you help shed some light on why we are here in this life? Answer: All of our deeper personal experiences eventually come to reveal some lesson that we needed to learn. This process of events that leads us […]

The Birth of the Light Within

posted by Guy Finley

To see … that we are held in life by what we hold onto as life is the birth of our real life in the light. *** To do those works required of us, to act from what we know […]

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 […]

Stop Wasting Life’s Two Greatest Gifts

posted by Guy Finley

We are really only given two things in life that are purely ours: attention – the ability to give our attention to something – and the time to use that attention. That’s really all we are given as human beings, […]

(Audio) The Real Secret is: Seeing is Your Being

posted by Guy Finley

We as human beings have settled for far too little. The fact is that we do not know the unrealized potential that exists within each and every one of us. In this short talk, Guy Finley gives us a hint […]

(Audio) Agree to the Greatest Adventure in the World

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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”

(Audio) A Lesson Learned is a Day Well Earned

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about why it is so important for all of us to learn something new and true about ourselves everyday. Click here to listen to “A Lesson Learned is a Day Well Earned”

(Audio) Learn to Love This Labor Called Life

posted by Guy Finley

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

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 […]

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 […]

Commentary on the Colorado Tragedy

posted by Guy Finley

All human enacted tragedies, and the grief that follows in their wake, are regrettable; it’s almost unimaginable that any individual could be so inwardly corrupt as to deliberately wish to hurt anyone else, let alone a group of innocents. Heinous […]

New Understanding About the Changing Seasons

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What is the significance of the seasons in relation to our own lives? Answer: Each season represents an individual “story” — as well as doing its individual part in the telling of a far greater story whose principle character […]

Let Self-Knowledge Light the Way Ahead, Part 2

posted by Guy Finley

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

Let Self-Knowledge Light the Way Ahead, Part 1

posted by Guy Finley

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

And Then What?

posted by Guy Finley

The ridiculous parade continues… People lining up, marching along to the tune of “Tomorrow, Tomorrow,” lyrics and music courtesy of a “secret” that promises to answer the emptiness of today by manifesting an “abundance” to come. Dress a camel in […]

Secrets to Empowering Success

posted by Guy Finley

It isn’t our “plans” to improve ourselves that empower the changes we know are needed in our lives; it is our willingness to suffer what we must that makes good our wish, that delivers us to our intended goal. *** […]

The Secret School of Life

posted by Guy Finley

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

Real Life is an Ongoing Journey (Part 3)

posted by Guy Finley

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

Real Life is an Ongoing Journey (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

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

Real Life is an Ongoing Journey (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

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

Start Giving Yourself a Brighter Tomorrow

posted by Guy Finley

Your best possible guarantee for a brighter tomorrow is found within the dedicated inner work you do today to welcome the Light of higher self-understanding.

The True Meaning of Giving

posted by Guy Finley

Count all those many things you have ever given to yourself, and then ask: “What real meaning have they today?” Then reflect a moment on those things of meaning you gave to others at a cost to yourself. By such […]

The Hidden Power of the Heart

posted by Guy Finley

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

We are Created to Transform the World

posted by Guy Finley

Question: It’s obvious that the world is descending into further darkness… so do we, as individuals, have the power to turn it around? Answer: Darkness serves a purpose in this world, and the purpose that it serves is for it […]

(Audio) Learn to Be the Light of This World

posted by Guy Finley

In this extraordinary short talk, Guy Finley talks about how each and every small act of doing what we know is true, no matter what the cost, changes the entire world. Click here to listen to “Learn to Be the […]

(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 […]

The Significance of Spring

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What is the significance of the seasons in relation to our own lives? Answer: Each season represents an individual “story” — as well as doing its individual part in the telling of a far greater story whose principle character is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Life is Not Hard on Us

posted by Guy Finley

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

(Audio) 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 […]

Nourish Your Wish to Grow

posted by Guy Finley

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

(Audio) Let Real Light Into Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

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

The 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 […]

Love in Action

posted by Guy Finley

Sacrifice is the law. Does not every creature, each bug, blade of grass, or gazelle — taken in as food by the one who consumes it — say, as it’s being swallowed: “Here I am; take me. I give myself […]

A New Understanding of Our Common Purpose

posted by Guy Finley

Whenever our world changes for the better, it does so for only one reason: somewhere, in some place, someone (just like you and me) is suddenly “changed.” In the blink of an eye there comes an unexpected, but long-hoped-for visitation; […]

Choose to Let Go and Live the Extraordinary Life

posted by Guy Finley

As summer trees must cast off their ripened fruits, so the whole summer season must submit itself to the coming cooler days of fall. And, accordingly, as the earth turns, each season must let go and allow the coming season […]

(Video) The Seeker, The Search, The Sacred

posted by Guy Finley

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

(Audio) The Seeker, The Search, The Sacred

posted by Guy Finley

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

The Meaning of Suffering

posted by Guy Finley

Are all these struggles and their suffering merely disparate circumstances, void of meaning and viscious in intent, or are these vicissitudes of life invisible structures placed before us, meant to reveal both the ladder to the heavens and the soul […]

The Work of Bringing Light into the World

posted by Guy Finley

It is so important that we do our correct part to help spread the Light, but this need not be a “big thing.” And as long as we remain considerate of others, and what may be their wish to be […]

A Higher Understanding of Suffering

posted by Guy Finley

Are all of these struggles and their sufferings merely disparate circumstances, void of meaning and vicious in intent, or are these vicissitudes of life invisible structures placed before us, meant to reveal both the ladder to the Heavens and the […]

(Audio) Let Love Use You for Its Life

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy explains that we aren’t here to use the planet and people for our pleasures, we are here so that Love may use us for its life. Click here to listen to this podcast “Let Love […]

The Secret Powers of Summer

posted by Guy Finley

One of the secret reasons why summer is a welcome time of the year is because as temperatures start to gradually rise, so do our spirits! After all, who doesn’t feel better after a day by cooling waters, a late-afternoon […]

(Video) A Shift in World Consciousness

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley, speaking about the popular idea that a shift in global consciousness is predicted and needed on our planet, answers the question, “What do you think this shift will be and what will it bring?”

How Self-Change Begins

posted by Guy Finley

Real self-change begins with seeing that Real Life is change itself. This means there is no condition that can hold you captive without your unconscious cooperation. Withdraw it. Wake up. Walk out of yourself by changing how you see what […]

(Audio) Dare to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

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In this podcast, Guy Finley explains how every human being is meant to be a unique expression of the Intelligence of our Living Universe. Click here to listen to this podcast “Dare to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others” Talk notes: […]

(Audio) The Life and Death of Christ

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley examines the life and death of Christ, and shows how his story is not simply an historical event, but is actually intended to be a real experience right now for those who wish to learn […]

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 […]

(Audio) Hear the Sound of Heaven Sounding in You

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how any beautiful moment that we experience in this life is the expression of a timeless beauty that is waiting to be discovered within us.

The Missing Half of Life

posted by Guy Finley

The spiritual work of letting go and of growing into our native holiness is unlike any other kind of effort one will ever have to make. It starts with embracing — and then daring to act upon — the understanding […]

The Spiritual Character of True Leaders, Part 3 of 4

posted by Guy Finley

Where does the Leader within us, the Best of us, dwell? This fearless nature has its home within the invisible ground of our being, yet this interior ground is not a static quality. It is more like a kind of […]

The Spiritual Character of True Leaders, Part 1 of 4

posted by Guy Finley

It is the true leaders — those individuals of this world who expand its boundaries — who reveal the secret routes to new and nobler realities. Such revolutionary discoveries are never the work of organizations. These groups always spring up […]

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 […]

Fulfilling the Purpose of Life

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION I feel that the key to my elusive happiness is in finally figuring out what the purpose of life is… I keep looking at what the world offers, but find nothing really lasting!

(Audio) The Greatest Love of All

posted by Guy Finley

In this special short talk, Guy Finley talks about what it means to be truly receptive to the gifts that life wants to give us in each and every moment, even when it feels as though nothing is being offered.

(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 […]

(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.

(Audio) Let Life Sing You

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the fact that as human beings we are intended to live as instruments of God’s life, as opposed to the present-day mindset in which we believe that our own self-created songs are all […]

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 […]

(Audio) Ask and Receive a Real Life

posted by Guy Finley

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

Break the Cycle of Recurrent Fearful States

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION I wake up every morning and this terror comes over me to the point of producing many physical symptoms. I want God’s life with all my being, but I feel like I am standing on a bridge staring down […]

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 […]

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