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(Audio) The Immeasurable Action of True Spiritual Sacrifice

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about what it means to let go of something without needing to know beforehand the outcome of that sacrifice.

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Reaching Heaven’s Shore

posted by Guy Finley

Just as a ship lost at sea must make a course correction if it hopes to reach a safe harbor, so must the aspirant be willing to be corrected by life for there to be any hope of sighting heaven’s […]

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The Truth About the Past

posted by Guy Finley

So many people today are bitter, broken-hearted, or just plain angry because of what happened to them while growing up. The reasons for their resentment or regret are as countless as are the number of unconscious people who unknowingly create […]

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The Power to Change Your Past (Conclusion)

posted by Guy Finley

Who you really are—your immortal Self—doesn’t live in the past, and therefore cannot be punished by anything that happened there. If anything, the repeated pain of reliving whatever the problems may have been should show us that we’ve arrived in […]

Stop Reliving the Past

posted by Guy Finley

You cannot do the work of starting life over and be busy reliving your past at the same time. Being new is a deliberate choice: it is an act of alignment that places you in conscious contact with a living […]

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 […]

Witness Your Own Rebirth

posted by Guy Finley

In times of great upheaval, if you will only agree to let go and die to yourself, it won’t be you who passes. So that not only will you bear witness to the sacrifice of yourself, but you will also […]

The Spiritual Secret of Secrets

posted by Guy Finley

Rebirth is made possible because something dies to ensure it. In this eternal law of life hides a new understanding, a great key that many have sought but only few have ever found. As we are about to see, it […]

Let Go and Awaken to a Whole New You

posted by Guy Finley

In order to nurture our own awakening, we must first see the need to let go of those parts of us that we sense no longer serve us. This new kind of self-awareness is the interior “seed state” needed to […]

(Video) Find the Freedom to Explore the Truth of Your Self

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains that the nature that pursues a pleasure in order to be rid of a pain exploits the soul for its own end. When you finally start to see that your usual solutions to your pain don’t work, […]

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 […]

Stop Cooking Your Own Goose!

posted by Guy Finley

Any time you sit, think about, and “stew” over what someone did to you, or simmer in anger about some past event, the real reason for your pain is because you’re cooking your own goose!

Practice Getting Out of Your Own Way

posted by Guy Finley

When you hear someone say, “I’m sick and tired of it,” what they are really saying without realizing it is that they’re sick and tired of suffering from their own lack of understanding. This all becomes clear once we understand […]

The Interior Action that Builds Character

posted by Guy Finley

The character of goodness, of compassion and kindness that we would like to reflect and express before our friends (and enemies), requires that we place “its” life before our own. And yet, when we agree to this interior action of […]

Make Better Choices for a Better Life

posted by Guy Finley

Every moment that unfolds in life presents us with an invitation to choose either the path of what will better us or a path that will make us more bitter — as when we unconsciously embrace a resentment instead of […]

Blooming is Part of Your Being

posted by Guy Finley

Any lingering shame over who or what you were in “days gone by” is like a newly opened rose blushing for having once been a bud…

The Beginning of Freedom From Blame and Other Acts of Useless Thinking

posted by Guy Finley

No individual relationship is the (sole) cause of one’s conflict or pain; our relationships reveal the nature of an unconscious pain that we bring into them with us. To start discerning the difference between these (two) perceptions is the beginning […]

Sow the Seeds of a New Kind of Strength

posted by Guy Finley

No animal hides in shame for being itself. No tree bends to the opinion of others. No wind avoids the granite face before it. Only human beings cultivate ways in which to fawn or cower before one another, and all […]

The Gift of Newness

posted by Guy Finley

  Past mistakes cannot create a present pain…

Letting Go into the Greater Whole

posted by Guy Finley

Letting go is the out-breath of the universe. It is part of a natural cycle connected to a greater whole, where the ending of anything already has a new beginning built into it. And just as we must expel a […]

How to End Every Pain

posted by Guy Finley

The next time you experience any kind of pain — an irritation, a flash of anger, a twinge of resentment — you can do something that will turn it into a new and different experience. Inner-life master and author Vernon […]

Take Part in the Universal Process of Transformation

posted by Guy Finley

Question: You’ve talked about how we’re made of the stuff of stars. Do you mean that we are meant to be part of a whole universal process of transformation. Answer: Yes. Your True Self is made in the image of […]

Healing Begins with Revealing the Concealed

posted by Guy Finley

Judging oneself may seem wise to the level of self involved in that judgment; but all judging of oneself is the deflection of a revelation that would heal oneself… if allowed to flower.

Seize the Moment by Surrendering to It

posted by Guy Finley

Reality is renewal itself. This means that as we learn to surrender ourselves to the Source of Life that never stops starting over — so are we empowered to see that whatever seems a lost opportunity, is really the same […]

You Are Created to Change

posted by Guy Finley

  What you need is not a way to resolve or outrun what is punishing you but to rise above that world within yourself where these recurring pains are a part of the natural landscape…

Flowers and Boulders Along the Way

posted by Guy Finley

Just as the man who climbs a great unknown mountain marvels one moment at what his ascent reveals, only to tremble before the next ridge revealed above him that he knows blocks his way, so too our journey inward offers […]

(Video) How to Drop the Pain Before You Get Burned

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains the necessity to remain as conscious as possible to any inner pain as it’s occurring. He points out the paradox that in spite of the burning sensation, something in me wants to hold on to it. Our […]

Feeling Locked Up in Pain

posted by Guy Finley

Question: How do you begin to be open, when the pain and anger is so strong? How do I support my loved ones when I feel so cold inside? Is it fear that is keeping me locked up in this […]

The Secret Understanding that Makes Painful Events Disappear

posted by Guy Finley

The experience of every moment of our life is a direct reflection of our nature. We never experience anything that does not arise directly from our own inner life. Life always happens from the inside out. What we know and […]

Awaken to a Life Free of Aching

posted by Guy Finley

Work consciously to deliberately drop the names of your pains and you will also learn to let go of all the reasons you have for experiencing them.

The Beginning of Real Self-Change

posted by Guy Finley

The only thing “fixed” in us are those parts of our presently unenlightened nature that convince us to resist life’s natural changes. As this fear-filled, downward-trending nature tricks us into accepting its conclusions, they become the same as our captivity. […]

The Purpose of All Relationships

posted by Guy Finley

Spiritually speaking, all relationships serve one purpose: self-knowledge. Self-knowledge serves one purpose: awakening to the truth of one’s self. Awakening to the truth of oneself serves one purpose: dying to oneself. Dying to oneself serves one purpose: rebirth. And rebirth […]

Remember the New

posted by Guy Finley

Question: I have felt and seen within a part of me that just seems to exist all on its own without thought. But am I missing something if I can’t stay conscious of it? Are the multitude battles I go […]

The Cost of Starting Over

posted by Guy Finley

Spiritually speaking, the cost of starting over is not what we pay to achieve some desire of ours, but is in our willingness to let go of — to dare to live without — any desire we may have whose […]

The Key to Healing the Past

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Unleash the Power of Present Living

posted by Guy Finley

In order to let go of any painful past condition — so there is never again a moment where regret or sorrow is pulling us down — we must allow every movement, each unexpected event encountered, every thought and feeling […]

Invite the Facts of Life to Set You Free

posted by Guy Finley

Without our unconscious consent, regardless of what we may have done against others, or ourselves, the past is powerless to punish us in the present moment.

Be Grateful and Live Without Fear

posted by Guy Finley

Part I: 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. Part II: You can’t be fearful and have […]

The Pull On Your Heart To Be Whole

posted by Guy Finley

The study of physics — of the laws that govern relationships — reveals some very telling spiritual truths, if one has “eyes” to see. For instance…every mass in the universe pulls on every other mass, and the strength of that […]

Look for the Light

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The Three A’s of the Peaceful Life

posted by Guy Finley

Following are what may be called the “The Three A’s of the Peaceful Life.” Welcome them as special work reminders to let God’s will be as your own. If you will take these new intentions and inner attitudes with you […]

Here’s the Heart of Happy Human Relationships (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

The first step in harmonious relationships is simple: We need only realize the spiritual truth that we cannot meet someone whom we are not like in some way, even if we don’t actively express what we don’t like seeing in […]

Real Love Releases

posted by Guy Finley

We must love God more than we long to have the experience of His love, for Real Love does not fit into the human heart: it surrounds and envelops it as does the sweet apple its seed, keeping it safe, […]

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 […]

What it Means to Give Our Lives to God

posted by Guy Finley

Question: It seems that nothing in my life has turned out the way I have prayed that it would. The sadness over my situation is overwhelming, even though I have tried my best to give all my failures over to […]

Take The Stuffing Out of What Scares You

posted by Guy Finley

We are fearful because there is a part of us that names the unknown moment. If you’re afraid of an unknown moment, is it really unknown to you? You’ve filled it with something, haven’t you? It’s like a bad donut […]

Stop Serving a Suffering that Changes Nothing!

posted by Guy Finley

Whether it’s issues concerning health, relationships, or some other heartache…  letting go is the central theme of this life; we can either agree with its great lesson and learn to release our resistance to unwanted moments… or cling and cry, […]

Letting Go Into the Power Flow

posted by Guy Finley

In the early 1900s, before the age of superhighways, supermarkets, and the giant food manufacturers, things were very different, better in many ways. Small family farmers used to truck or cart each season’s harvest to a small centralized buyers’ market […]

The Freedom to Change Your Experience of Life (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

If it helps, think of troubling times like these as your having been distracted while taking a long walk through the city. Maybe you were caught up with thinking about the “good old days!” Then you suddenly realize that, in […]

Real Life is an Ongoing Journey (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

What are you here in this world for if it isn’t to gain things? Do you know what this life is for? It’s to grow. It’s to learn about who and what we really are; nothing more, nothing less. But […]

Growing Pains Required

posted by Guy Finley

Growing pains are required; they are inescapable for anyone who wishes to try on the larger soul. For something greater to be born, the lesser must pass. On the other hand, nothing is more useless than continually suffering the level […]

3 Ways to Use the Power of Spring to Make a Fresh Start

posted by Guy Finley

During this time of the year it would be easier to stop the earth from spinning than to stop the surge of new life being awakened within her. Life is beginning again everywhere, and so can we, if we are […]

The Secret Place of All Fresh Starts

posted by Guy Finley

The fear we feel that we can’t succeed with starting life all over again is because our old nature wants us to believe that the path to a New Self requires we retrace our steps and fight our way back […]

Great Hope for a Higher Happiness

posted by Guy Finley

Is the season we call the Fall “weak” because she forfeits a bit of herself with each dying leaf? Or should we consider the Summertime “strong” because she causes trees and vines to burgeon with fruit? Is the Winter, with […]

Make a Real New Beginning

posted by Guy Finley

Real Life is change itself, a ceaseless flow of creative forces expressed in ever-new forms. So, our inability to make a fresh start isn’t because Life refuses us what we need to succeed. The problem is this: before we can […]

(Audio) Let Truth Bring You To Tremble

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about prayer, which is intended to help reveal to us the whole of our character, including the parts of us that resist being revealed. Click here to listen to “Let Truth Bring You […]

Release Yourself From Painful Pressure

posted by Guy Finley

It is our own narrow mind, with its narrow view of life, that pressurizes our events and their moments. This small mind, which can’t be separated from the narrow world it perceives, tends to see life’s events not as they […]

Let Go of Any Painful Past Condition

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION What is it in me that wants to re-live painful moments from my past, and what’s it going to take for me to break through to totally present living? Is there a way to live in the present so […]

The Best Way to Make Up for Past Wrongs

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION What is the best way to make up for past wrongs to others (betraying, lying, stealing, etc.)? ANSWER All of us have wronged others. Truth be known, until we wake up, we are all — in one form or […]

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 […]

The Missing Half of Life

posted by Guy Finley

The spiritual work of letting go and of growing into our native holiness is unlike any other kind of effort one will ever have to make. It starts with embracing — and then daring to act upon — the understanding […]

Outgrowing Relationships

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION I am having trouble understanding how to leave relationships with my friends and family alone. It seems that the changes I feel are affecting them, but neither they nor I understand some of these changes. It is an extremely […]

Letting Go of Attachments to Disappointment and Heartache

posted by Guy Finley

Once we start to see, to know in our innermost heart, that life itself is already complete, we can let go of whatever — or whoever — would have us believe otherwise. Old attachments and their long-standing aches are now […]

Channel the Power of Winter to Help You Let Go

posted by Guy Finley

If fall signals the retreat of nature — as when the last leaves fall from the trees and countless creatures crawl into nooks and crannies to pass through the bone-chilling days to come — then the first day of winter, […]

(Audio) Let Life Sing You

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the fact that as human beings we are intended to live as instruments of God’s life, as opposed to the present-day mindset in which we believe that our own self-created songs are all […]

Nature’s Preparation for Regeneration

posted by Guy Finley

The official start of the fall season is September 23, the autumnal equinox. This date is auspicious because it marks the onset of a great, but mostly unrecognized, cycle in life.  Autumn days signal a new kind of activity; it’s […]

(Audio) First Step to Ascension

posted by Guy Finley

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how a new, whole relationship with life is possible for the human being who is willing to let go of the endless struggle of trying to become someone special.

Outgrowing the Bitterness of Feeling Betrayed

posted by Guy Finley

At least twice a month I receive an email or letter telling me how much anger and hatred the person is feeling towards someone who betrayed them in some way…and asking how on earth can it be possible to live […]

Turn the Pain of Loss Into Spiritual Gain

posted by Guy Finley

QUESTION If there’s really a way to take the torment out of personal loss, I want to know about it. But the whole idea of not feeling loss also frightens me in a way that’s hard to describe. I mean, […]

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 […]

(Audio) Never Feel Disappointed With Yourself Again

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley explains why there is never any good reason to feel disappointed or discouraged about your life.

Just Jump In

posted by Guy Finley

Life will fill Whatever you empty . . .   And whatever you fill,  Life will empty.  That’s the code; The hidden conduct of contentment  Wrapped in mystery,  Filled with contradiction.

The Secret of Soul-Remembering

posted by Guy Finley

Have you ever fought with someone over a parking place? Have you ever jumped up to make a phone call to straighten somebody out? Have you ever snapped at a family member? These are moments when you sell your soul. […]

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