Letting Go with Guy Finley

Letting Go with Guy Finley

(Video) Liberate Yourself Using the Three Levels of Intention

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Guy Finley explains that setting intentions and working on spiritual exercises helps you to see parts of yourself that you’re currently unconscious to and have no authority over — and it is seeing that disparity that begins to bring those parts into proper alignment with a higher will and authority.

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It’s All or Nothing

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What drives us mad isn’t the opposing actions of life or the erratic behavior of someone close to us. The source of our craziness is an inside job. Our mind is divided; it is a house set against itself in the truest sense of the words. A few simple examples more than prove this assertion.

Whatever one part of us is for, another part usually stands against, ensuring some kind of painful debate. For instance, most of the pleasures we take are accompanied by a torment that we ought not give in so easily to that desire.

Whenever we face some challenging circumstance, we rarely choose a choice of action without first being brought into a court of appeals. Every possible thought and feeling takes the stand, some for and some against what we intend to do. Then, after being prosecuted by the fear of making a bad decision, we “decide” to postpone what needs to be done, even though this procrastination is as punishing as the fear from which it springs.


False beliefs and socially conditioned, culturally corrupted morals go before us like a battering ram, running headlong into anyone or anything that doesn’t think like we do. There is mistrust, even enmity, toward those who love any god besides our own, and this self-punishing fear and anger is justified by calling others ignorant.

Even when we suspect there may be a sickness in our soul, our solution is piecemeal: we look the other way by donating time or money to those “less fortunate,” promising to meditate or exercise more, or joining some organization promising to make the world a better place. These half-hearted actions give rise to half-results: sorrow and suffering remain in place. Nothing real changes because we don’t.

We cannot change ourselves by actions in fractions any more than we can change soured milk by removing one curd at a time or by adding fresh milk to it in increments. Either the whole of us changes or not; our being is not its individual parts but the sum of sun and earth. It really is all or nothing.


Three Simple Laws to Help You Reach Your Highest Spiritual Possibilities

posted by Guy Finley

We are all familiar with the general laws that govern our physical well-being: eat healthy foods, exercise both mind and body, and avoid toxic people and places whenever possible. Adhere to these simple laws and be relatively free from suffering; break them, and you place yourself under another set of laws that pretty much guarantee you won’t be happy with how you feel.

Much in the same way, there are spiritual laws that govern what we will or won’t discover about ourselves in this lifetime. And when we understand that self-knowledge is to our spiritual growth what a spring rain is to the wildflower seeds that await it, then we also realize how vital it is to not just embrace these higher laws but embrace them mind, body, and soul.


Following are three laws to help you awaken and realize your highest spiritual possibilities:

If It Doesn’t Flow, There’s More to Know

Learn to recognize all forms of strain—whether at work, in your creative efforts, or in your relationships—as being unnecessary. The mounting friction you feel when busy at some labor is never caused by the task at hand but by what you don’t yet know about it. This means the only real reason for your strain is that you’ve got hold of a wrong idea you don’t yet see as wrong. This new insight allows you to release yourself by showing you what you need to know. Flowing follows your new knowing.

Refuse to Take the Easy Way


There’s no getting away from what you don’t know, which is why anytime you feel compelled to go around a problem by taking the easy way, i.e., pretending it doesn’t exist, blaming others for your pain, or meeting it with half-measures, that problem always comes back around again. And isn’t that what makes life seem so hard? Learn to see the “easy way” as a lying thought that keeps you tied up and doing hard time. Getting through something is not the same as having it completed. And as this insight grows, so will your understanding that the whole idea of the “hard way” has always been just a lying thought as well. Now you know: the complete way is the easy way. So volunteer to make the “hard way” your way, and learn what it means to live the effortless way.


Watch for the Opportunity to Learn Something New

Everything is changing all the time. That means life is an endless occasion for learning something new—but this means more than meets the eye. Just as you’re a part of everything, everything is a part of you. The whole of life is connected. And your ability to learn is part of the wonder of this complete but ever-changing whole. Learning serves as a window into the complex world you see around you, and through it you may also look into the “you” that’s busy looking into the world. And when you’ve learned there’s no end to what you can see about the amazing worlds spinning both around and within you, you’ll also know there’s no end to you. So stay awake, and learn something new every day. You’ll love how that makes you feel about yourself.


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