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Letting Go with Guy Finley

Question: I’ve been having many issues lately with past pain. If someone hurt me in the past, and a situation happens now that is similar to that, my mind instantly jumps to the conclusion of the past and takes my attention, convincing me the pain is real. I try to watch and not believe, but it does continually take my attention. I’m wondering about the difference between intuition and past pain. What am I intuiting as correct about a situation or what am I incorrectly assuming because of past pain?

Answer: There is no pain in intuition… ever. Intuition is a higher kind of seeing that can’t be emotionally touched by what is perceived. However, there is always pain in allowing the mind to unconsciously recollect and then identify with past impressions stirred up by present circumstances that seem (or may even be) of a similar nature. Letting go of this psychic undertow isn’t a question of “not believing” in what you see, but rather requires you seeing — and remain seeing — that something in you wants to look at what lashes you each time you lend it your attention.

 

Unconscious suffering is the inevitable painful outcome of having mistaken the partial for the whole…

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Guy Finley explains that the music from a particular country or nationality, for instance Ireland or Africa, includes a unique set of intervals that express the essences of the individuals in that population. While we may each have our own preferences regarding the type of music we resonate with, as we grow inwardly we begin to understand that everything we hear is part of a greater whole.

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Letting go is the out-breath of the universe. It is part of a natural cycle connected to a greater whole, where the ending of anything already has a new beginning built into it. And just as we must expel a breath before we draw in the new air that revitalizes our physical system, so too we must learn to let go of whatever compromises the natural wholeness of our Original Self if we wish to realize its native spiritual contentment.