In this video blog by Guy Finley learn the higher benefit of discovering that the purpose of every relationship is to connect us to authentic growth through the understanding that who we have been, and what we have done in the past is not the limit of our possibilities.
There are some areas in our lives where we know we have power, and then there are others where we know we don’t. For instance, it is not in our power to change one another or to change the way this world of ours turns, but it is in our power to change the direction in which we face regardless of the way this unwilling world may turn. And this choice changes the world for us because it changes our relationship with it. But in what direction are we to face? Which is the right one? Especially given the truth that most of us have been spinning around most of our lives trying to figure out just that!
What is it in me that wants to re-live painful moments from my past, and what’s it going to take for me to break through to totally present living? Is there a way to live in the present so that painful regrets over what is past will not be part of my future?
What is the best way to make up for past wrongs to others (betraying, lying, stealing, etc.)?
All of us have wronged others. Truth be known, until we wake up, we are all — in one form or another — in some kind of wrong relationship in life. That is why the key to correcting what we consider to be a faulty past is to work to be awake in the present. The wrong parts of us want to keep themselves alive by continually dragging before our mind’s eye all that we have been wrong in doing. Then we react to these images and — in one form or another — resist them. All this unconscious act accomplishes is to secretly continue the life of this mistaken perception and the wrong behavior it perpetuates. Drop all of your concerns for what is no longer, and be intent on being conscious of what is before you. This changes things.
(Video) I am the Vine and Ye are the Branches Guy Finley explains that it's a dangerous path to say we are one with God, because we go into imagination that we are divine. "I am the vine, ye are the branches." The branch exists because of the vine. We are one with the Divine in as much that we are an expression of the Divine.
Clearing the Path to Spiritual Rebirth Before it's possible to get on with the real business of spiritual rebirth, we must be fully convinced that no dark discontentment with ourselves can ever be the seed of a new self.
No Greater Gift It is given to us to choose in which of the infinite worlds we will dwell, and there is no greater gift, nor power, granted to any creature under the sun. To not know one's choice, or worse, to have abdicated this right, is to turn your life over to forces that oppose the possibility of rebirth.