Letting Go with Guy Finley

Whenever a negative state comes to you, try to see yourself in that state through the intelligence of the following idea as opposed to seeing it through the ignorance that the state produces in you: All negative states are an indication of something in you that is out of balance.

When “you” rise up to do something about the negative state, the self that rises to do battle with that dragon is a creation of the dragon. It is your attempt to balance it. You must not try to balance the negative state; it doesn’t belong to you. It captures “you” by striking your past experiences, pains, and negative centers that are set in motion when it comes in.

Your sincere spiritual intention to see this truth about negative states will invite celestial intercession on your behalf. God will show you whether you’re doing the right thing or not. You’ll be purified by your own sincere intention. You’ll begin to discover, little by little, that these negative states that you call yours did not begin with you, and left alone, they will pass through you and find their own completion.

It’s my feeling that each of us who are interested in truly changing our lives, and so the world we live in, must turn what we learn into dedicated actions. Doing what’s true must follow our understanding of the Truth we study. This takes sacrifice. Make it your intention to take some small truth you’ve gathered from your inner work and sow it into your daily actions. Experiment with your life. Use everything as a laboratory for self-study. What each of us will risk in this way is directly proportionate to our finding the freedom we seek.

There are two kinds of people in this world whose quality of life, like all of us, is determined by their outlook. There are those who feel chained to life by their own unrelenting doubts, and then there are those who doubt that such chains exist at all. The first group of people are held hopeless captives of vague fears that they may lose something of value should they strive for freedom and fail, while the second group knows that the only antidote to such clinging doubts is through conscious deeds!

Our demands that life be what we want it to be do not make life more desirable… they only hide from us just how undesirable it is to be who we are in that moment…

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