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Choose Watchfulness Over Resistance

posted by Guy Finley

Every flood begins with a single raindrop; the small streams they create become careening waters whose combined might washes away whatever stands in its path. All dark, destructive interior states begin with a single moment of unconsciously identifying with a […]

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Sow the Seeds of True Self-Knowledge (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

Real life is not by the numbers; it is impossible to “know” and to grow at the same time. Yes, one can have a formula for a prescription drug or a recipe for a good green salad, but there is […]

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The Patience to Possess Your Soul

posted by Guy Finley

All creations are subject to the laws that govern and maintain the greater cycles of life. Active gives way to passive, passive heralds a return to activity; all must be reconciled and then start again. Learning to observe, recognize, and […]

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The Source of Psychological Pain

posted by Guy Finley

The thing that is unwanted in any moment is not the event we blame for our pain. The real source of our suffering is mechanically identifying with a negative reaction, and then unconsciously resisting our own dark state. In other […]

Stop Justifying Negative States

posted by Guy Finley

We rarely see how, or when we act against ourselves – or others – because of how instantly, easily we agree to identify with a legion of sleep-inducing thoughts and feelings that appear to serve one purpose: to justify a […]

The Secret to Starting Over

posted by Guy Finley

Real life never stops starting over, but before one can dwell in this this newness—and know its unencumbered freedom—one must let go of any and all attachments in the past that produce a painful sense of self. www.YourImmortalSelf.com

Discover Your Unseen Attachment to Heartache

posted by Guy Finley

When it comes to healing mental or emotional pain, the first step to freeing oneself is in seeing the following facts: resistance to anything (including psychological pain) is a secret form of fascination with it, and to be fascinated with […]

(Video) Judgment Day is Not in a Time to Come

posted by Guy Finley

Guy explains that every time we are identified with a negative state that is judgment day. We are judged, but not in a punishing sense. We are actually invited to see where we have acted from an imbalanced state.

Unleash Yourself from Self-Limiting Influences

posted by Guy Finley

The next time (and every time) you catch some negative thought or feeling that says, “I am anxious,” “I am scared,” “I am mad,” or “I am in so much pain” — the first thing to do is to come […]

Trust and Betrayal

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Someone I love has hurt me deeply, betrayed my trust, and now I don’t know how I should feel about this person. Should I forgive and forget, or try to find another who won’t be the same way? Seems […]

Freedom from the Prison of Negative States

posted by Guy Finley

Freedom from the prison of negative states remains impossible until one loses interest in the false, but powerful, sense of self derived from identifying with (one’s own) surging sensations.

(Video) See How Your Preferences Are Causing You Pain

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that we all have natural preferences in life, based on our individual make-up and conditioning. But when life doesn’t match up with our preferences, the pain and negativity we feel isn’t because of what has happened, it’s […]

Stop Being Knocked Down by Punishing Demands

posted by Guy Finley

Question: My life lately has been a seemingly unending string of “unwanted events.” I keep thinking God is trying to teach me something, or worse, that He is punishing me for something (à la Job in the Old Testament!). It’s […]

The Courage to Let Go of the Past

posted by Guy Finley

We may not yet see it as being so, but whenever unwanted situations come along — stripping us of some beloved attachment — it is the operation of one world acting upon another. There is our familiar world, the one […]

The Endlessness of Real Love

posted by Guy Finley

Have you ever seen in a relationship that you have with someone that the alignment is starting to go off (so to speak) and you can see the car starting to drift? So, you grab the steering wheel — meaning […]

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 […]

Be Willing to Be Whole

posted by Guy Finley

Question: Why in the world am I so weak that I can’t remember my good intentions? How will I ever succeed spiritually when this weakness keeps getting in the way of my making any real progress? Answer: Part of the […]

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 3)

posted by Guy Finley

Why does jealousy rise again? Why does wishing that this wasn’t this way and they weren’t that way have to be like that? How many times does that rise again? We know that resistance somehow is always rising. It is […]

A Gateway Through the Unthinkable Pain of Loss

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I (and many others) have lost so much in the recent storm. How do we begin to move beyond all the grief and suffering to some kind of peace and understanding of why such a thing could have happened? […]

How Depression Clings

posted by Guy Finley

Depression always begins as an intrusion of the psychic kind, and gradually works its way into our material body. Bit by bit we become infused with certain chemicals as a result of this energy we have mistakenly identified with. Try […]

Stop Giving Yourself to Negative States

posted by Guy Finley

Question: How do we feel or acknowledge a negative state without giving ourselves over to it? When it is present, how can we not be affected by it? Answer: There’s an old Chinese saying, “The birds of sadness may fly […]

The Gift of Calm Detachment

posted by Guy Finley

Question: How can you stay peaceful when you are with people whose lives are really in distress, especially when they are close to you? Answer: You must ask yourself a different question. I’d suggest the following: What could be more […]

(Audio) Stop Waiting and Start Living

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how painful tension persists because we are relying on something outside of ourselves to tell us who we are. Click here to listen to “Stop Waiting and Start Living”

Outgrowing Troublesome Problems

posted by Guy Finley

Question: The past keeps coming into my thoughts when situations arise that bring rehearsed doom and gloom feelings that hamper the chance for success in the present. What do I do in that moment? Meditate? Pray? Try to think of […]

(Audio) Take Yourself Off the Track to Nowhere

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley explains that true self-command becomes possible when we begin to consciously interrupt the momentum of the unconscious nature that is presently in control of our lives.

Previous Posts

The Wise Person’s Prayer and Action
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
Tucked into a deep, high remote canyon somewhere in the Himalayan Mountains sits a secret monastery assigned the task of training would-be adepts in the lost science of self-realization. Only those who have studied there or who are allowed to ...

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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