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Letting Go with Guy Finley

If putting yourself first had any real power to grant you true liberty – a way to make you content, then – for all you’ve given to yourself – shouldn’t you be happy and free by now?

John the Baptist, a man dedicated to preparing the way for the Messiah promised in the Old Testament, taught that any person who wanted to experience Real Life should, “Repent, repent.”  This was followed by his admonition that “the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”

In the ancient Aramaic, the original language used in that region of the world during Christ’s time, the word “repent” did not have the negative connotation it carries today. It never meant that you were necessarily an “evil” person. Nowadays the idea of repenting is usually filled with a painful subtext of self-incrimination, isn’t it? But back then, the word “repent” did not suggest that you should suffer over your past. The actual translation of “repent,” or as close as we can come using modern English, was a very present oriented word meaning: to turn around. To “repent” was a spiritual instruction urging the individual to turn in another direction. So, in essence what John was really saying was, “Turn yourself around. The Kingdom is here . . . now!

 

 

 

 

 

What we’re really looking for in this life is what we already have within us…

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Guy Finley explains that although at times it may seem otherwise, the universe does want you to succeed as a human being. When you finally understand the truth of this, you’ll no longer have doubts about finding happiness.

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