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The Guiding Light of a True Spiritual Intention

posted by Guy Finley

A true spiritual intention is… and belongs to a level of ‘I’ that cannot know what it seeks, but that understands its one great imperative is to reveal whatever remains unseen within us. It alone can guide us where we cannot go without […]

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Make the World Brighter

posted by Guy Finley

Our true spiritual task is not to try and make things “better,” but to do the actual interior work of making things brighter by consciously bringing any darkness we encounter (within ourselves) into the light of self-awareness.

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The Light that Breaches Darkness

posted by Guy Finley

Within you dwells the very light of truth. Its unshakable courage in the face of any fear is because it knows that any darkness brought before it—no matter how large it may temporarily loom— will be effortlessly absorbed by it.

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The True Meaning of the Holiday Season

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Can you give us some insight on the true meaning of the holiday season which we are now in the midst of? What lesson might we take from it that will aid our spiritual growth? Answer: All forms of […]

The Courageous Light of Truth

posted by Guy Finley

Within you dwells the very light of truth. Its unshakable courage in the face of any fear is because it knows that any darkness brought before it — no matter how large it may temporarily loom — will be effortlessly […]

Being Whole and Free

posted by Guy Finley

William Shakespeare once said that one sure sign of a spiritually developing mind is its increasing capacity to simultaneously perceive the opposites. The following two Key Lessons help clarify this vital thought: Once we understand that all forces — even […]

Alternating Glimpses of Heaven and Hell

posted by Guy Finley

True interior work always progresses in two directions at once because of the nature of real healing… and how the Holy Spirit acts upon the divided (self-opposing) mind. As we persist with our wish to be free, braving what we […]

The Divine Garden of the Soul

posted by Guy Finley

Many times, darkness is the medium, sorrow the seed, and the subsequent humility conceived in these trials is the divine garden in which our soul flowers.

Follow the Path to Revelation

posted by Guy Finley

Yes, the path that leads to revelation is more difficult, but only in the beginning. Following its way, we are asked to look for the source of our suffering within us instead of what our suffering points to outside of […]

Stop Useless Suffering Before It Begins (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

In his inspiring book Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl describes his experiences as a prisoner in a Nazi death camp. While many became embittered and hardened in their captivity, some were able to transcend even their horrifying circumstances to […]

Stop Useless Suffering Before It Begins (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

Many things that have happened and that continue to happen in our world are, at best, dark and difficult to deal with. Let there be no question about this: sleeping human beings do terrible things to others, as well as […]

Keys to Lighten Up Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

One reason we must learn to say “Yes” to life — regardless of how much we may not want what it brings — is that whenever we embrace a fearful or negative view of some unwanted situation, not only must we still find our […]

The Measure of Real Inner Worth

posted by Guy Finley

We are tested not by Spiritual Light but in spiritual darkness . . . for what test is made amongst things revealed? . . . Our real inner worth is measured by what we turn to in moments concealed.

Realize Your Higher Possibilities

posted by Guy Finley

    We are never closer to realizing the next level of our own higher possibilities than when, by the light of a new awareness, we see some old darkness within us and then agree that we can no longer […]

A Little Light to Help Brighten Your Wishes

posted by Guy Finley

The habitual assumption that life’s answer to our request to realize a New Life is going to be “No,” effectively ensures that our wish will not be granted! Any part of our being that unhappily assumes something negative will happen […]

Let the Light Perfect Your Understanding

posted by Guy Finley

We are not created to spend our lives in fearful preparation over what may come — but rather to use whatever comes our way, each moment, to help us perfect our understanding that God is good…

The Light of the World

posted by Guy Finley

Anywhere light shines, darkness submits…

Put Yourself in the Right Place, at the Right Time, Doing the Right Thing

posted by Guy Finley

We have an essential need to be at peace. Part of that essential need to be at peace is to know that we are in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing, and to know it […]

Detect and Reject Despair

posted by Guy Finley

The secret purpose of that self-loathing nature in us – that wants us to suffer today for what we could not do yesterday – is not there to help us make straight our mistakes, but rather to ensure that we […]

Don’t Be Tricked by Negativity

posted by Guy Finley

All forms of negativity may only dwell in us as long as they trick us into granting them permission to live there. Our task isn’t to overpower, or otherwise deny these sufferings, but to bring such light to bear upon […]

Don’t Get Dragged Down by the Dark States of Others

posted by Guy Finley

Hoping to help someone — who loves to be negative — see the harm of being identified with dark states, is like trying to teach a bat to appreciate sunlight, or a mud hen to preen in fresh clean waters.

Find the Fearless Nature Within

posted by Guy Finley

Whoever struggles to protect himself from his perceived fear does not banish his enemy but secretly breeds the dark seeds of its life…

The Way to Change the World

posted by Guy Finley

We cannot change the world that we see until something changes in us the way we see it… 

A Truth About Inner Darkness

posted by Guy Finley

Living in fear of what dwells within you – whatever it may be that you deny, or that you don’t want others to know about – is how darkness ensures you remain just outside the circle of Divine healing Light.

The Secret of Spiritual Happiness

posted by Guy Finley

A whole new kind of spiritual happiness dawns in us as we realize that dark clouds do not ruin sunny skies… they merely pass through them to help us remember our love of the light.

10 Truths to Strengthen Your Choices in Life

posted by Guy Finley

Regardless of how unpleasant any circumstance seems at the moment, always remember: it’s impossible to answer any situation with negativity without casting yourself into that same self-created darkness. There is always a higher, happier answer if you’ll only learn how […]

The Light that Reveals Darkness

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Freedom From a Raging Planet

posted by Guy Finley

Question: With war raging and me in the middle of it all, will my spiritual work lift me out of the clutches of this dismal place? And if so, where? Answer:  Freedom from this raging planet with all of its […]

The Higher Possibility in Any Dark Moment

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The First Step to Dropping Dark States Is to Stop Defending Them

posted by Guy Finley

In this life, we have one of two choices when it comes to painful events, past or present. We can either go on hating and fearing what we think life has done to us (or others), and let these negative […]

Strive to Nourish the Soul

posted by Guy Finley

We must strive to be ever mindful of the company we keep, for by these same sources is our Soul nourished and sustained and subsequently taught to evolve or degenerate, brought into the Light or the darkness, and at last […]

A Great Truth about Setting Yourself Free

posted by Guy Finley

It is in our wanting “more” than the moment gives us to be that we not only sow the seeds of our own discontent but, for this same self-inflicted darkness, find ourselves blinded to a great truth that can help […]

The Light that Transforms Darkness

posted by Guy Finley

It goes without saying that what took place in Newtown is unimaginable, as is––in many ways––the pain and grief felt by those directly impacted by this monstrous act. And, of course, it’s natural and necessary that the individuals whose lives […]

Wait for the Light

posted by Guy Finley

When one knows what is wrong, But not what is right, He must stand there in the dark While he waits for the Light.

The Light of the World

posted by Guy Finley

Who is going to be the one who stops the wave of darkness on this earth? We are intended, each and every one of us, to be the light of the world — the point at which, in this world, […]

Your Power Over the Storms of Life

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I love the idea of living in a world without storms, but given how much turmoil and trouble there seems to be every¬where, including in ourselves, where do we find such an elevated state of self? Answer: Peace of […]

The Light Fears No Darkness

posted by Guy Finley

The Light fears no darkness, and never fears anything that the darkness says is true about itself or the Light. The darkness is fear itself, because it “knows” that any form of light brought into it will reveal its essential […]

The Secret Home of Fearful Thoughts and Feelings

posted by Guy Finley

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?

A Summer Prayer

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I suspect it’s a cycle of learning, but compared to last summer when I thought I finally “understood” it all, now I feel perfectly helpless. I’ve handed my self back to God. I suspect it’s time for more shaping, […]

We are Created to Transform the World

posted by Guy Finley

Question: It’s obvious that the world is descending into further darkness… so do we, as individuals, have the power to turn it around? Answer: Darkness serves a purpose in this world, and the purpose that it serves is for it […]

The Measure of a Soul’s Success

posted by Guy Finley

Things go wrong in life. They just do. And sometimes downturns feel like they’ll never get back to right-side up. Life is like that. So what! What we have been given is not what makes us who we are: the […]

The Power to Walk Away from Useless Suffering

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Would you give me some specific strategies to help me when I start to feel depression pulling at me and dragging me down? Answer: Here are three bright new actions for you to take. Each is designed to help […]

How to Dismiss Any Negative State

posted by Guy Finley

Dark inner states win their victory over us because we believe in them. More to the point, we believe in the illusions they create within us without seeing that these same mistaken beliefs then shape the structure of our reality. […]

Stop Hiding the Things That Haunt You

posted by Guy Finley

We all have things inside of us that we fear: haunting thoughts and dark feelings we sense are down there, but that we’d rather not face for fear they may drag us down into their domain. So instead of questioning […]

(Audio) Step Into the Shoes of a Spiritual Warrior

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley explores how a true spiritual warrior is not someone who imagines future victories to come, but is the individual who is willing to step onto the battlefield and meet what he or she must.

Breaking Free of Illusion

posted by Guy Finley

The only power any illusion has over us is our unconscious belief in it…which makes our task clear: we must work (within ourselves) to uncover those parts of our present nature that want us to see what is false as […]

Let Love and Light Be Your Life

posted by Guy Finley

Several times each week, at a minimum, I receive a certain type of email… whose similar question or concern comes from people all over this globe, but whose “heart” is one and the same for all people in all places: […]

Give Yourself Life’s Greatest Gift

posted by Guy Finley

Here is how to receive a gift from Life greater than can be told: never again give to another person any thought or feeling that you wouldn’t want to keep for yourself. To help you consider this lesson more deeply, […]

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The wise person’s prayer and action: that never a single hour, let alone a full day go by wherein not only do you remember your God, but that same moment of recollection do you collect yourself and offer all that you are to Him. ...

posted 12:00:24pm Feb. 12, 2016 | read full post »

(Video) What is True Prayer?
Guy Finley explains that a true, daily prayer naturally formulates in a spiritual aspirant once they clearly see their own weaknesses and realize the necessity for being brought into conscious relationship with higher ...

posted 12:00:22pm Feb. 11, 2016 | read full post »

Doing Your Part in the Divine Plan
Great uncertainty surrounds the whole idea of self-realization. When it comes to the possibility of being in conscious relationship with what is divine—of discovering your immortal Self—what everyone wants to know is “how?” From that ...

posted 12:00:12pm Feb. 10, 2016 | read full post »

Resistance Is Negative Attraction
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posted 8:16:49pm Feb. 09, 2016 | read full post »

The Binding Force of Resistance
Resistance to unwanted moments seems intelligent; it feels wise to disagree with whatever we perceive as punishing. But this resistance does not separate us from our suffering; instead, it binds us to it. www.YourImmortalSelf.com ...

posted 12:00:17pm Feb. 08, 2016 | read full post »

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