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Letting Go with Guy Finley

The reason that rebirth – – true resurrection – – is a precondition of entering the kingdom of heaven is because the kingdom of heaven is not so much a “place” as it is an act of Love, and nothing may enter into it that is not one with its Life.

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Many, many people today believe there is nothing for them to do other than to just think about themselves through the truths they have been taught and parrot, and their passport to heaven is assured. Such thinking is not only their undoing, but it is also the secret slayer of their authentic but sleeping need to remain awake, to remember the truth of themselves whatever form that takes in the given moment.

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Heaven and hell are not places apart from the human heart, but realms within it.

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In its darkness, the sleeping mind manufactures many things to run away from… but how much actual distance can you put between yourself and these fearful apparitions when all of them live in the space between your ears?

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