Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

The Three Keys to Complete Self-Command (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

Every time life brings a blow, the first of three keys necessary to unlock that world inside of yourself where there is this true self-command is to use the shake-up to wake up.

Here’s the shake-up. Something happened. And in the moment of the shake-up, what am I habitually given to do? I’m handed something, aren’t I? In the moment of that shake-up, I’m handed something that I always accept as being what the path should be, and I follow what my mind, my heart says in its reactive mode. I recognize that, and I use the shake-up to wake up. What am I waking up to? I’m going to let the first wave pass. I’m going to let the whole movement that that instant produces… I’m just going to let it pass, just like a wave in the ocean. I’m going to let it come in. I’m not going to get on it… if you’ve ever watched a wave, it comes in and then it settles. So the first thing is to use the shake-up to wake up.

And then the second of the three keys is to remember your intention in that moment, to remember for yourself what you know to be true. Here I am and I’m angry at somebody. There’s the shake-up. But I can wake up in that moment, and the moment the anger comes and it wants me to lash out, I can remember that in that instant that this anger is using me, that it will never lead to command. How about that? That no negative state can ever deliver command, ever. And I remember that. So when I say I remember, it brings me to the third key: then I do what is right for me and everyone else. I do what is right and I do what is true based on remembering it.

When you start to let the principles of Truth, of what is right and what is good… you let them start to prove themselves to you in the moment of uncertainty, the moment where things are shaking up, you’ll start to realize you have an advocate. Reality itself is at your back. And when you realize that, nothing in the world can stop you from growing in a new kind of command… nothing… because instead of calling on yourself in instances like that which you’ve always done, you’ll begin to wake up. You’ll begin to remember your intention to remember what is true, and when you remember what is true and you act on it, you will find that what you are given cannot be replaced by anything on earth because now you have a form of confidence and command that is timeless.

The Three Keys to Complete Self-Command (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

What is the value of being in command of our own life? Is it because people will acknowledge us as being some kind of strong, right, true person? Is there value in people looking at us and saying flattering things? Or, is the value of being in command of our own life simply that we’re in command of our own life? That when we’re home, all kinds of wolves can come to the door and knock, blow, and pound, and they don’t knock the house down because we live in something that by its very presence prohibits us from being punished by certain thoughts and feelings.

When we’re in command of ourselves, we don’t say cruel things to other human beings. When we’re in command of ourselves, we’re never in a hurry. When we’re in command of ourselves, fear can’t find a home inside of us. But we want to be royalty. We want to snap our fingers, to be in charge of things, because we equate the idea of being in command of the world around us as the same thing as being in command of ourselves, and it clearly is not.

Imagine a man who is in command of himself to the point where he is not punished by ambition, or fear of not succeeding according to the values of his social system. Imagine a woman who is in command of herself to the extent that she can’t fall into a depression. That is command.

How nice would it be if wherever you went, under any circumstances, regardless of what was taking place, you were at ease? Because where you have confidence, you have someone who is at ease with himself, and where you have someone who has command, you have a person who is no longer trying to do something to make the world the way she wants it. He lives in a world in which everything he wants is already there. She doesn’t have to try to change things. Interiorly he is awake in himself, and because of that, he is in command of the things that steal command from him.

Having confidence in a moment of trial, of being in command when there is conflict, are states natural to any man and any woman who is in right relationship with the Truth itself.

Sacrifice Yourself for Love

posted by Guy Finley

Real life is perfect balance. And we each get from this life exactly what we give to it… no more, no less. This is a cardinal rule, although it’s widely rejected by the masses that refuse to see where they’re responsible for what life continues to give them.

Wanting love from God, without first giving God your love, is like wanting to be in better shape before you start a long-overdue exercise program. Make no mistake about this… and anyone who tells you differently lies for the sake of some kind of personal gain. To go “up,” you must give something up of yourself; not once, not ten times, but continually.

Spirit serves those who serve it; Love comes to those who walk away from selfish acts. Kindness and patience flower only in the hearts of those who die to the cruelty of demanding that life give them what they want when they want it.

Your life, right now, is as it is because of what you are giving yourself to right now… and this kind of giving of yourself is the same as what you treasure right now above all else. You can’t go on feeling angry without giving yourself over to resentment’s reasons for the fire in you. You can’t go on feeling sad without standing in the ashes of some past event and rubbing the memory of it all over yourself. You can’t go on feeling inadequate in the company of others without measuring yourself by a set of social standards that say one’s worth is only what others agree it is… on and on and on.

So what then must one do? It’s right before you: give up what you’re giving yourself. Sacrifice it for something you love, even though there’s no “guarantee” you’ll get something back that’s “better.” Act upon the little bit of love in you that longs to grow and know the greater Love that gave it birth, and see what Love does in return. There are no maps in this uncharted country called the celestial life. But you’re not on your own if you set sail.

One last thought: stop worrying about what you can’t seem to do, and become aware of what you don’t want to do — of what something living within you clings to and won’t give up — even though you sense you must make that change. Even the smallest of lights such as this — brought into the darkness of yourself — starts a sequence of changes within that will reveal the next step in the direction of the Love you seek.

(Audio) A Story About True Love

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the nature of a higher love that never fails to respond perfectly to what is being requested by the present moment.

Click here to listen to “A Story About True Love”

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