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Letting Go with Guy Finley

Question: Could you comment on maintenance of the physical body? Is it as important as the internal self?

Answer: Natural, balanced physical health is essential — in particular at certain points along the way — to your spiritual development. Eat living foods. Overdo nothing. Don’t punish the body with the stomach’s desires.

Question: I know what I should do to improve my health (spiritual, soul, and body) and yet there is this part of me that is bent on doing the exact opposite. Why? I don’t want to live outside of the Truth, but something is trying to keep me there. What keeps a person from wanting to see, spiritually and physically?

Answer: You are on the right track. Keep going. Strangely enough, it is our awareness of our own reluctance and resistance to truthful principles that speeds us along the way. The wrong parts of us seize our discoveries, and in an effort to get us to turn back, flaunt this falseness. Nothing can stop you if your wish is a life with God: that is the truth.

We must love God more than we long to have the experience of His love, for Real Love does not fit into the human heart: it surrounds and envelops it as does the sweet apple its seed, keeping it safe, sustaining its presence until it can be released to glorify that Greater Life that gives it birth.

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we are all intended to understand the purpose of this life, which is to be a conscious participant in the moment-to-moment unfolding of this present moment.

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Here’s a short poem…

The self-teacher is the self-cheater.

What does that mean? It means that if we teach ourselves what the lessons are that come our way, we cheat ourselves of what they have brought us.

All life lessons are an invitation for us to understand that there is a complete, eternal, whole world within which not only do we live but that lives in us.

Until we have begun to see the incredible, perfected, eternal principle that is embodied in every human being’s life in this world we live in, we will continue to try to figure out how to deal with what life brings us — how to work out this problem and that problem, etc.

Real freedom comes in proportion to our ability to learn the lessons that life is bringing that are already within and a part of something eternal.

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