In this short talk we’re invited to discover the possibility of an enlightening relationship with real Life. Guy tells us that our relationship with consciousness is to agree to bring the whole of ourselves into the Light of intelligence that balances and reconciles through the act of Love.
If fall signals the retreat of nature — as when the last leaves fall from the trees and countless creatures crawl into nooks and crannies to pass through the bone-chilling days to come — then the first day of winter, December 21, is when nature — having gradually withdrawn her forces — reaches a resting point. Now comes a three-month period of time that represents a pause in the activity of life.
In this High Holiday Season, so full of self-created gratification, we should never forget that hidden in the shadow of all passing pleasures dwells their unseen opposite, some form of sorrow that — sooner or later — must visit the unwary soul. Yet… for our striving to remember this inescapable fact of life, born in us is this bright new understanding: lasting joy is found only in the realization of our True Self.
The people of Faith are not those who, in the mid-day sun, set themselves on fire by shouting out their professed belief. The true Friends of God are those who, walking through the dark night, see by the silent Light of their love.
Flowers and Boulders Along the Way Just as the man who climbs a great unknown mountain marvels one moment at what his ascent reveals, only to tremble before the next ridge revealed above him that he knows blocks his way, so too our journey inward offers every conceivable experience, and then some.
These moments themselves are like
A Secret About True Self-Transformation Just as an acorn that goes unplanted in the earth can never realize its destiny to become a mighty oak, so it holds with any Real Spiritual Principle that we unearth in our journey through this life: only those Truths developed in us -- by reason of our work to see that they take root in the ground
(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.