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Over many years of living on a small mountaintop in southern Oregon, I have learned many invaluable spiritual lessons by observing the wildlife that share the forest in which my house sits sequestered. In truth, nature and her creatures are […]

Our sense of self — the way we experience ourselves — is very much connected to the widely varying states of emotional energies that come into us and that seem to shape the nature of our individuality. But the fact […]

When it comes to the abiding qualities of a truly quiet mind, real inner strength, or a compassionate heart, what attracts and wins this grace isn’t what we ask for – or the urgency with which we make our supplication; […]

We are only as capable of receiving true Higher Guidance as we are willing to turn loose the tiller of thought, raise our eyes from the horizon of self, and wait quietly for a star not yet risen to reveal […]

Meditation is the first effort on our part to understand that each and every moment of life can be truly new. But in our experience of life, each and every moment isn’t truly new. In fact, we rarely have new […]

Guy Finley explains that a true, daily prayer naturally formulates in a spiritual aspirant once they clearly see their own weaknesses and realize the necessity for being brought into conscious relationship with higher help.

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 […]

Praying to change the world around us is pointless until we realize that the world around us is the way it is… because we are the way we are; only in the realization of this truth — and the sacrifices […]

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how authentic silence is the natural fruit of a mind that has seen the futility of its own efforts to silence itself.

Your heart needs space to soar. Your mind needs places without walls to wander and time by itself to see its own reflection. Give them this gift, and they will bring back to you the freedom they find, filled to […]