Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

The Power to Be Aware

posted by Guy Finley

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! 

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Let Go of Any Painful Past Condition

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION


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?

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The Best Way to Make Up for Past Wrongs

posted by Guy Finley
QUESTION
What is the best way to make up for past wrongs to others (betraying, lying, stealing, etc.)?
ANSWER
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.

God Never Gives You More Than You Can Handle

posted by Guy Finley
Perhaps you have heard the expression that God never gives you more than you can handle. And perhaps you wondered whether or not it was true. I’m now going to tell you why it’s the absolute truth. 
It’s the absolute truth because any time you choose, you can ask God to take back what He has given you. Any time you choose, you can say, “Dear Lord, I now see I asked for [and now you fill in the blank], and I was wrong. My request was an act of unconscious will on my part to want to be here, doing this, experiencing that [again, you fill in the blank], but now I see what I’ve really received, and it’s just too much. Please, take it back.” 
God listens, and says “OK.”

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