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Letting Go with Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we must always make an effort to be awake so that we can begin using life’s currents and waves for our own interior growth.

Click here to listen to “Go Against the World That Wants to Carry You Away – Part 1”

Click here to listen to “Go Against the World That Wants to Carry You Away – Part 2”

Question: With war raging and me in the middle of it all, will my spiritual work lift me out of the clutches of this dismal place? And if so, where?

Answer:  Freedom from this raging planet with all of its wars begins with discovering and walking away from the war within ourselves. In Truth, there is no other battle, and what we see around us is the inevitable expression of the pain within us that pushes and pushes until it finds some release. As far as where your spiritual work leads you, leave it to the Spirit. It will never betray you.

The dark powers that presently govern this world are secretly dedicated to the denigration of (true) character…which they slowly achieve through attrition, tribal glorification of imitation, and the growing sense of discouragement felt by anyone who sees the promise of humanity slipping away in creeping mediocrity. Whenever any government promotes and celebrates the idea of reduced individual responsibility to the point where it becomes a cultural ideal — so that its people are actually thankful to the “powers that be” for diminishing their own higher possibilities — so dawns a new dark age…which is, as it turns out, the goal of the same dark powers that helped to usher it in.

In our spiritual sleep… we live with imagined rights that, when denied, produce imagined trespassers. The internal consideration of these now in debt to us grants us imagined powers of pride along with its prejudice. These false forces permit and foster the belief that there is righteousness in being negative, and that it is our subsequent responsibility to judge others for what they have seen fit to do to us!  What we must see is that we are our own undoing.  This is what it means to wake up.