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Letting Go with Guy Finley

Question: What is the message in any particular season – spring, for example? Or winter?

Answer: Spring is as spring does; it makes its appointed round heralded by (the star system) Aquarius, the water bearer — bringing with it what the late summer seeds need to start the process of awakening from their winter slumber. The latent forces in these seeds become active, and new forms of life spring forth because the waters they need to thrive and survive are present. In a somewhat similar fashion, this seasonal surge moves into and through us. We feel not only the need to make a fresh start, but we’re also provided the energies needed to do so. The stirring we feel to break out of (the earth of) our old patterns, to reach higher, comes to us from on high; thus realized, we are empowered to succeed by a Life that may encounter obstacles, but that cannot be stopped.

Question: What is the significance of the seasons in relation to our own lives?

Answer: Each season represents an individual “story” – as well as doing its individual part in the telling of a far greater story whose principle character is hidden in the never-ending cycle of these seasons themselves. Each year of our physical life on earth, we see the arrival of gentle spring rains that stir seeds into new growth, the warmth of summer that hastens fruition, biting fall winds that release what must yield, and the chill of winter days whose stillness seems empty of life. These same seasons unfold within us much in the same way, meaning that inwardly, emotionally, we experience the entire gamut of these invisible forces on a daily basis. Accordingly, we go through what these “seasons” have wrought within us, each according to our understanding of what these movements mean, and how they can be best used to achieve our intention.

Ours is the task of discovering that our True Nature has nothing to fear. -- Guy Finley

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It is such a paradox that what often seems to be our strongest part — the most driven — is actually what makes us the weakest; and yet, if we could see this so-called strength for the weakness it hides, we would be given a completely new and different kind of strength that has no painful opposite.

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