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The Sorrow of Self-Centeredness

posted by Guy Finley

The sorrow and emptiness of any self-centered existence springs from ignorance of the immortal Self; it is to live from a compulsive and fearful nature that can never quite satisfy its hunger for more, regardless the cost to all who […]

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The Portal to the Divinity Within

posted by Guy Finley

No one can say no to this world who is afraid to walk through it alone. The unseen cost of this baseless fear is not just ending up in the company of cowards but that one may lose the possibility […]

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(Video) Four Words for Any Family Crisis

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Guy Finley reveals and explains the four words that will always aid you and those around you in any stressful family situation.

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Learn to Relax with Others by Releasing Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

Here’s a simple but ultimately very self-liberating action to take if you wish to reduce the amount of stress and anxiety that you feel in the company of others, friends, or family: Choose to be more interested in quietly discovering […]

Remember Your Eternal Right to Be Free

posted by Guy Finley

The main reason we suffer or feel bad about ourselves or our current circumstances isn’t because conditions in our lives have the power to punish us—because they don’t. We suffer only from spiritual amnesia. We’ve forgotten that God, the Divine […]

Caregiving Aging Parents

posted by Guy Finley

Question: My father has had cancer for about two years. Neither of us talk about dying. When a nurse asked him about dying, he said he was afraid he wouldn’t go to heaven. I would like to help in some […]

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 […]

Start Actualizing Change

posted by Guy Finley

Here for your consideration is a very common but false belief about what one must do or be in order to transcend the limitations in his or her life. Study this closely. See how its unquestioned, socially accepted convention serves […]

Any Limitation Can Be Transcended

posted by Guy Finley

Most of us at least sense that whenever we fall into despair, lose our temper, or relive some past painful regret, we have lost possession of ourselves. To some extent we know that negative states limit our freedom because, in […]

The Creation of Enemies and War

posted by Guy Finley

Question: All of the difficulties we have with one another seem to be due to the fact that we’re all trying to protect ourselves. It seems like in the very process of trying to keep ourselves safe, we actually create […]

Being in the World but Not of It

posted by Guy Finley

If we really lived in this world as it is, there would be no war. If I really lived with the person that I was married to, if I really lived with the children that I have… it would be […]

Stop Hiding Your Weaknesses From Others

posted by Guy Finley

Question: When I manage to remember my higher aim in life, I seem to lose control of my life, and other people are quick to take advantage of what they evidently see as my weakness. Should this be happening or […]

The Test: Choosing to Be Chosen

posted by Guy Finley

There are those who avoid — at all costs — being tested by life. There are those who wait, in fear, for life to test them. Then there are the rare few who choose to use life to test them […]

Go From Storms to Sunny Skies

posted by Guy Finley

Perhaps a man is worried about the future. He believes that in order to feel secure, he must acquire a certain amount of money. Any time he feels thwarted in his efforts to achieve his aim, he finds himself in […]

Start Seeing the Good When Things Look Bad (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

There is an old proverb that goes something like this: “God never takes anything from us without giving us something greater in return.” The task for those of us who seek the life divine — those who seek to live […]

Choose the Upward Spiral of Self-Renewal

posted by Guy Finley

We must all agree to continue with our inner studies with a new and heightened wish for greater understanding. It may not seem so at the time of a trouble, but the truth is, the only thing any of us […]

Take the Step That You’re Sure You Can’t (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

The next time you want to go ahead with any project — whether it’s designing a rocket ship or finally getting around to repairing your favorite rocking chair — and you start to feel those old familiar doubts, dreads, or […]

The Wisdom to Rise Above the Wanter

posted by Guy Finley

There are aspects of divine life that we can — when we understand where we are intended to live — make a connection with and receive from that higher life everything we need to handle in any moment. You and […]

How Anxiety Imprisons You in a World of Empty Promises (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

The only reason we ever feel trapped by anxious thoughts and feelings is that we just won’t let go of the false idea that it takes time to know the strength and happiness of our original wholeness. Our unseen belief […]

How Anxiety Imprisons You in a World of Empty Promises (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

It’s impossible to imagine a future wholeness without feeling, in the present moment, strangely incomplete — as though we’re missing something essential! We’ve all sensed this disquiet each time we devise some new plan to feel “better” about ourselves. It’s […]

How Anxiety Imprisons You in a World of Empty Promises (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

No anxious state exists apart from the illusion that the security, happiness, and wholeness you long for exists somewhere outside of you — “in a time to come.” Then why do we go on embracing anxious thoughts and feelings that […]

Refuse to Depend on Others for Strength

posted by Guy Finley

In times of anxiety and fear, we almost always call upon someone or something to help us get through our stress. This dependency on others for strength not only weakens our soul but also steals from it the possibility of […]

Choose the Unending Story

posted by Guy Finley

Letting go is an act of agreement with life; it is an accord on our part with what the present moment is telling us about ourselves as it unfolds before us — and within us — asking us what it […]

The Secret to Peace on Earth

posted by Guy Finley

If one has any sensitivity, then one must ask: Why is there so much hatred everywhere? What has happened that human beings are so willing to destroy each other, and at the same time feel so justified for the terror […]

Our True Nature is Free

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The Secret of Peaceful Relationships

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Finding True Purpose

posted by Guy Finley

Question: My concerns for my future and making a decent living seem to prevent me from pursuing a spiritual life. The fear of not having enough drives my life. I am so confused about what my true purpose should be, […]

The Courage to Be Free of Negative States

posted by Guy Finley

Your original Self doesn’t come loaded with worry, regret, fear, resentment, or, for that matter, any other self-limiting states that can grow where darkness gathers. Self-limiting thoughts or feelings have power over us only when we are tricked into believing […]

The Work of Making a Better World

posted by Guy Finley

Wishing for freedom is like wishing on a star: until we learn what it means to personally reach out and help produce that brighter world we envision for ourselves and others, we remain little more than armchair architects — those […]

The Highest Kindness

posted by Guy Finley

So many people want to know, “What can I do for someone who is troubled, who comes to me for answers, or a way out of their pain?” And then, though rarely added to their question, what they don’t state […]

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 […]

The Measurement of Success

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The True Purpose of Achievement

posted by Guy Finley

Any achievement that doesn’t serve to liberate us from the level of self that measures itself by its successes is only a part of a prison yet to be realized.

Dare to See Through Doubts

posted by Guy Finley

It is we who suffer the darkness of our own doubts — and needlessly so — if only we would dare plumb the depths of all that God has prepared for us to see…and be.

A Mistaken Idea about Happiness

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Happiness is elusive! How do I let go of an ever-present feeling of being discontented? If there is one weed in a field of roses, you can bet the weed is what I will see. Answer: When it comes […]

Resurrected: The Seed of God’s Love (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

Do you get angry almost every day? Feel bitterness or jealousy? Tear into yourself? Do things that you know are destructive to yourself, that hurt other human beings? We rise again every day. Something in us is resurrected moment to […]

Dare to Proceed

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The Need to Know Forgiveness

posted by Guy Finley

The need to be whole, to know God’s love and forgiveness is something seeded into the soul that He places there. Our task is to cultivate the “earth” of ourselves, to do the weeding and watering, and ensure that the […]

The Easily Offended is the Self Most Defended

posted by Guy Finley

Key Lesson: The smaller the self, the bigger the sense of offense it takes whenever anyone steps up to challenge one of its precious self-images. Realize Real Self-Command There is a very surprising reason why we tend to suffer over […]

Invite the Light and Then Be Watchful

posted by Guy Finley

Question: When quieting my mind, there is sometimes a feeling of peace and clarity in the present moment, but often there is this gloomy, dark feeling of emptiness, together with a sense of fear about the future making me feel […]

The Healing Power of Truth

posted by Guy Finley

Don’t be afraid to let the truth strike you. What does this mean? Whether in simple truths like the ones you’re about to read, or in an moment of great personal crisis, don’t fear what life is trying to show […]

Relax With Others By Releasing Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

If you ever really want to know why there’s a fairly consistent amount of stress (in you) in the midst of your conversation with others, just work during the time in question to be more interested in discovering the truth […]

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?

Stop Squeezing Yourself Into a Stressful State!

posted by Guy Finley

Getting tense and all stressed out for fear you won’t finish some task “on time” makes sense only to a mind that believes squeezing the bud of a flower will make it bloom faster!

The True Way to Answer the Day

posted by Guy Finley

Throw yourself into what the day asks of you, and let no thoughts of uncertainty delay your departure. For the only true way to answer the day is to sail into it, despite contrary winds, and let whatever unfolds teach […]

Real Success in Life

posted by Guy Finley

Freedom follows the discovery that whatever it is within us that compels us to achieve can never itself be made content by achievement. *** Real Success in life is not determined by measuring up to some pre-set social standard of […]

Your True Responsibility for Success

posted by Guy Finley

You cannot make tomorrow into anything brighter or better than your potential to be present to yourself in the moment — present to any fears that are trying to convince you to take actions about tomorrow. If you plant a […]

Hold On to Your Relationship with the Living Light

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I work in a very challenging environment and I haven’t been able to understand why I am so unpopular and unhappy. I am slowly realizing though that the desires I have are earthly and do nothing for my spiritual […]

Liberate Yourself from Painful Attachments

posted by Guy Finley

Even though we may feel badly when we lose whatever or whoever we hold near and dear to ourselves, it is good to see that nothing in this world — or that we can imagine — is permanent. Learning to […]

The Secret to Securing Real Success

posted by Guy Finley

Question: In our world, being successful is linked to making a good living. With fear running rampant in the new realities of our global economic situation, making a good living appears harder and harder to achieve. It seems we need […]

Learn to Make the Greatest Wish of All

posted by Guy Finley

The only way not to suffer the passage of those things in life that we love is to agree to their passing even as we take them into our heart. *** You can’t be fearful and have gratitude for life […]

Learn to Dismiss the Storms that Sink You

posted by Guy Finley

Question: It seems like the more I struggle with a disturbance, the more it stays with me. The more I think about it, the more intense it gets. What is the way out of this trap? Answer: No disturbance of […]

(Audio) See Through This Secret Form of Limitation

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we can begin to transcend any limitation that we meet along the path to discovering the truth about ourselves. Click here to listen to this short talk “See Through This Secret […]

What Makes a True Leader

posted by Guy Finley

It is the true leaders — those individuals of this world who expand its boundaries — who reveal the secret routes to new and nobler realities. Such revolutionary discoveries are never the work of organizations. These groups always spring up […]

What to Do When Darkness Captures You

posted by Guy Finley

If you can do nothing else in some moment of being a slave to some negative state, then at least work to remember your real wish to serve what is right and true, regardless of the cost to you. This […]

(Audio) Do Yourself a Favor and Relax

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley explains how we have wrongly come to rely upon unnatural stress and tension as a requirement for our own psychological preservation. Click here to listen to this podcast “Do Yourself a Favor and Relax”

(Video) The Death of Fear Begin With Practicing Fearlessness

posted by Guy Finley

In this video blog Guy Finley explains that we can choose in favor of freedom through the recognition that psychological fear is not our friend by agreeing to meet fearful moments consciously and by doing so, die to fear itself.

Free Yourself From Fearful Reactions

posted by Guy Finley

Before we can learn to free ourselves from our own fearful reactions to unwanted events, we must realize just how worthless fear actually is — especially when we turn to it to protect us from what are essentially bad dreams […]

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 […]

Seeing Through the Illusion of Winning Power Over Others

posted by Guy Finley

The intention to win power and exert influence over others betrays the one who seeks it, as such power achieved always secretly depends upon that which it has power over in order to experience itself as being powerful. Thus being […]

The Spiritual Character of True Leaders, Part 1 of 4

posted by Guy Finley

It is the true leaders — those individuals of this world who expand its boundaries — who reveal the secret routes to new and nobler realities. Such revolutionary discoveries are never the work of organizations. These groups always spring up […]

Be True to Yourself and Be Fearless

posted by Guy Finley

We can either spend our lives fearful of any unwanted event that comes along to challenge our sense of self — or we can use that same situation to help set ourselves free. Presently we see whatever troubles us through […]

Predictions of Times to Come

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION What do I tell my children when they ask me about predictions for the future? They are feeling the doom and gloom of it all.

Pitfalls of “Manifesting” Abundance

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION I get e-mails from all the top gurus on abundant living, but I am confused by so many different techniques. I have been trying to “manifest” for over two years, and nothing! I don’t know who or what to […]

Enter the Peaceable Kingdom of Now

posted by Guy Finley

Either we are at peace wherever we are — because this peace goes with us — or what we call our peace is a product of some pleasurable condition over which we have temporary command. In situations like the latter, […]

Find the Heart of Fearless Living

posted by Guy Finley

Freedom from fear has nothing to do with acquiring powers or possessions, so as to change or otherwise control those moments that seem to darken our life; real fearlessness is in our divine right to take whatever is unwanted… and […]

Fearlessly Facing Tough Economic Times

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION What key lessons in particular can I apply when the job situation looks so grim and at any moment I won’t even have rent money?

(Video) Abandon False Faith and Find Authentic Freedom

posted by Guy Finley

In this video blog by Guy Finley discover how true faith allows what is higher to provide permanent rescue from what keeps us captive.

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 […]

Stay Out of Places That Steal Your Happiness

posted by Guy Finley

In the moment you find yourself stressed, tense, worried, irritable, or angry — when you find yourself in a negative state, thinking about what to do about your negativity — all you have to do to break free is realize […]

End the Misery of Chronic Anxiety

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION High anxiety has plagued me for sometime now, though I am not always conscious of it — I only realize it when I start having physical symptoms, like insomnia, or a racing heart. I am not sure how to […]

(Audio) Give Yourself to a Life Free of Fear

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley explains why we must give ourselves completely to each moment if we ever want to discover a fearless life.

Take the Disturbance Out of Life Changes

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION Why are changes in life so disturbing? When I was younger, change seemed exciting, and I longed for it, but now I do everything I can to avoid it. What is the correct response to change?

Rising Above the Unconscious Fear of Being Yourself

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION Why is it that when it comes to others, I don’t say what I feel until I am irritated? Then I don’t care what I say to get my point across! 

Life’s Secret Lessons About Real Success

posted by Guy Finley

Counter to popular opinion, real success is not measured by the amount of our possessions. Simply stated, the truth is that real success — ultimately the only success — is determined by how much we are in actual possession of […]

The Courage to Stop Suffering Over Mistakes

posted by Guy Finley

There is a very surprising reason why we tend to suffer over our mistakes as we do. The real source of our pain in these moments –whether we’re alone or with others — is the fear of being seen as […]

The Courage to Let Go of Fear

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION In your new book, The Courage to Be Free, you talk about seeing the good when things look bad. Many people are seeing a lot of bad right now — the economy has hurt many people and nature itself […]

Leave the World of Limitation

posted by Guy Finley

What is it that confines you? What is it that won’t let you play, talk, or interact? What is it that says you can’t write, or you’ll never sing? What is it that says you’re not as good as someone […]

(Video) The Courage to Be Free

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley speaks about topics related to his new book The Courage to Be Free including fear and fearlessness, beauty, kindness, love, and the authentic path to an enlightened heart and mind. Released worldwide today. Visit http://thecouragetobefree.com/

(Video) Find Unfailing Freedom From Fear

posted by Guy Finley

Find out how a truly fearless life is possible. In this video blog, Guy Finley explains how and why psychological fear holds us captive, and what we can do to be fearless and free.

The Season of Growth and Sacrifice

posted by Guy Finley

Summer is the time of natural abundance. These are the days of a great conversion: the whole of life flourishes, fulfills, and feeds itself at once. We see before us the immeasurable power of plentitude. But what do we stand […]

Freedom From the Fear of Feeling Powerless

posted by Guy Finley

Real power isn’t the ability to imagine and implement an endless series of new solutions to old problems, but to awaken the higher understanding that allows us to transcend the need we have to live with any painful problems at […]

Using Financial Crisis to Find Higher Freedom

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION In this time of unprecedented economic downturn, people without jobs and families losing their homes, is there anything to say to those of us who have experienced this loss and trauma? I don’t know what to say to my […]

Break the Cycle of Recurrent Fearful States

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION I wake up every morning and this terror comes over me to the point of producing many physical symptoms. I want God’s life with all my being, but I feel like I am standing on a bridge staring down […]

Sow the Seeds of a Higher and Happier Life

posted by Guy Finley

To sow spiritual seeds means that we do spiritual work. Spiritual work is always interior work first, even if, as a matter of course, this work becomes manifest through exterior action. What is this interior work by which we sow […]

(Audio) The Full Faith That Frees You

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the often misunderstood idea of faith, and how we can come to the true, bold understanding that we are made for everything that happens to us.

(Video) How to Walk Through Mental and Emotional Storms

posted by Guy Finley

Discover how to use interior storms to develop an unshakeable understanding of the cycles of life and our true relationship with them. In this video blog by Guy Finley he explains that in the grand scheme of things every movement […]

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(Audio) The Fulfillment of Free Will
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