Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

When Happy Moods Turn Sad

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Sometimes I am overcome by a sad thought or image that pops up in my mind, even when things are going well! What can I do about a happy mood that turns sad?

Answer: Here is the key to unlocking this continuing conflict: There is not a thought that can stay in our mind, not a feeling that can remain in our heart that is not willingly remembered. These unwanted images return again and again as they do because something within us keeps recalling them and drawing them to the forefront of our mind.

When a sad thought appears in your mind, instead of remembering the unhappiness this image stirs in you, turn the tables on it. Bring its little troubled life into your remembrance of that greater presence within you that dwells well beyond its punishing power.

Work like this whenever you can and, like a pebble tossed into a deep pond, the ripple effects of that past pain will simply disappear into the healing nature of the Now. Instead of a life of endless resistance, you will learn the timeless secret of how to replace any form of darkness with the Light you have chosen over it.

What to Do When Darkness Captures You

posted by Guy Finley

If you can do nothing else in some moment of being a slave to some negative state, then at least work to remember your real wish to serve what is right and true, regardless of the cost to you. This higher intention is your connection to a level of consciousness that can’t be dragged down into that darkness through which you now stumble.

Although hard to “see” when so blinded by some rage, fear, or worry… your conscious intention has “eyes” of its own; they “see” what you are now only starting to intuit: who you really are has nothing in common with the conflict you feel coursing through you.

It’s your resistance to the pain that plants your feet in the world where woes grow like weeds. Your intention to see the truth (of yourself), and your willingness to bear the light that shines down into you (from the higher world from where this intention originates) gradually, but unmistakably, release you from the level of self that loves its suffering.

A Higher Understanding of Suffering

posted by Guy Finley

Are all of these struggles and their sufferings merely disparate circumstances, void of meaning and vicious in intent, or are these vicissitudes of life invisible structures placed before us, meant to reveal both the ladder to the Heavens and the Soul created to ascend it? How we answer this question determines the direction and the outcome of our individual existence.

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There is that suffering that serves to ripen the soul and there is that suffering that rots it… and each person must choose.

How to Do the Best for Your Children

posted by Guy Finley

Question: What steps can one take to point young children in their right path so they won’t have to face so many problems growing up?

Answer: Children and sponges have a lot in common. They soak up what is around them. Words that are in contrast with conditions are soaked up by children in the form of conflict. Our task is first to learn how to learn ourselves. As we actually begin learning, our very nature becomes our teacher. This is the best we can do for children until they are old enough to begin connecting their aches and pains with the choices made by their “intelligence.”

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