Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

Choose to Let Go and Live the Extraordinary Life

posted by Guy Finley

As summer trees must cast off their ripened fruits, so the whole summer season must submit itself to the coming cooler days of fall. And, accordingly, as the earth turns, each season must let go and allow the coming season its time and place – even as the earth itself must yield to the sun’s influence over the whole of her body. But neither has the sun any choice when it comes to releasing the fruit of its abundant radiant energy. And for its letting go the sun not only provides life-giving forces for all created to receive them, but also lights up all the stages upon which life has been made possible because of it. As little, but wise Yoda – of “Star Wars” fame – would say: Grand, it is!

But now we have come to the most important question of all: where is our place in this extraordinary life; what is our role in a reality that unfolds as it does because the continual act of letting go makes all things possible?

Letting go, at its heart, is an act of agreement with Life. It is an accord on our part with what the present moment tells us about ourselves as it unfolds before us, asking of us what it does. And what is it that Life is asking of us moment to moment? It’s simple, really:

Life is asking each of us: will you be a witness to my Story? Will you let go of your short-lived moment in the sun of passing circumstances – in order to realize that just behind all such shadows dwells a Life whose Light never fades?

Will you choose in favor of entering into a Life whose story never ends, and in which fear and failure simply do not exist?

And what must we choose so that we can participate in this Greater Story?

We must choose to let go.

(Audio) Stop Waiting and Start Living

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how painful tension persists because we are relying on something outside of ourselves to tell us who we are.

Click here to listen to “Stop Waiting and Start Living”

Helping Others Learn What is True

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Should we try to help someone with their spiritual development, or must they be “receptive”? What mistake can there be in presenting a few truths to others with the hope that the ideas strike a right chord within them?

Answer: There are laws that govern all things, including our own development as well as that of others. Sometimes the most difficult, yet most true, thing we can do in the moment is to let others learn what is true for themselves. Sometimes we attempt to “help others” because we are unconsciously trying to change them according to our own ideas of what they should be like. When we do this, it not only creates resistance in the person we address, but it keeps us asleep to our own interior and misguided ambitions. We must all learn to be awake around others so that we can learn to feel whether or not what that person asks is arising from a genuine wish to know.

Cancel This Counterfeit Passport

posted by Guy Finley

Many, many people today believe there is nothing for them to do other than to just think about themselves through the higher truths they’ve been taught and are now able to parrot; in this dream it seems their passport to heaven is assured.

But… this unseen state of imagination is their undoing, as it is also the secret slayer of their authentic (but still sleeping) need to awaken to real life.

We must struggle to remember the truth of ourselves; otherwise, we will face the consequences of having forgotten what happens to those who drift.

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