Real spiritual growth does not happen automatically with the mere passage of time. A change in our outer activities does not lead to true change. In this podcast, Guy Finley explains that changing what we “do” is not the same […]
Guy Finley explains that when strong energetic forces appear in us such as anger, rage, and anxiety, we can either learn to use them for our spiritual growth, or they will be misused and squandered through rejection and resistance.
Question: I want to grow spiritually, but somehow I have to move beyond justifying my weaknesses if I’m ever going to learn the lessons meant for me. How do I stop justifying the messes I’ve made in my life? Answer: […]
In one sense, the interior journey that leads to the immortal Self is demanding and difficult, even seemingly impossible at times; and yet, as paradoxical as it seems, there is nothing intrinsically hard about rising above ourselves and slipping into […]
No oak became mighty in a moment, No mountain towered overnight; True greatness is grown in the soul By long exposure to God’s light.
Question: Is it easier to grow spiritually if one is naturally “emotional,” that is having easier access to one’s feelings? Answer: We are each according to type “centered” in certain centers in us. Some are more emotional, some are more […]
To have courage does not mean that we will be without fear. Real courage – the kind of courage we need on a day-to-day basis to act with integrity in our business and personal relationships – is our willingness to […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we would rather hold onto old convictions that are connected to images that we have of ourselves rather than allow natural changes to take place as they are intended.
Just as an acorn that goes unplanted in the earth can never realize its destiny to become a mighty oak, so it holds with any Real Spiritual Principle that we unearth in our journey through this life: only those Truths […]
The secret source of spiritual growth is found in silent receptivity…
As strange as it sounds, it is natural at times to lose our zeal for awakening. This sense of self-loss is actually a necessary step along the higher path. For many years, a person can work for greater wholeness, for […]
Question: Can you briefly state an effective way to use feelings of discouragement for spiritual growth? Answer: You may have this backwards. We don’t use clouds to realize the sun. When the clouds are gone, the sun is there. Discouragement […]
People complain that their spiritual lives languish even as all they listen to, and for, is what amounts to the sound of their own voice. The secret of real spiritual growth is not mental or emotional activity, but silent receptivity.
There come times in our lives when our wish to be new, coupled with our interior work to realize this wish, produces certain “effects” that can be most trying; in fact, times such as these are a kind of trial. […]
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, […]
Question: “My situation is myself” — I think I get it — I just need to know how having my baby in intensive care for over two months applies to my situation? I need to be clear about this. Answer: […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how conflict is born in those moments when our expectations about how life ought to unfold meet reality. Click here to listen to “Comes the Snow Before the Spring”
The ground of discovery belongs to anyone who will work it. No one owns this ground, or the land of its origin, yet we may each possess as much of it as we are willing to exchange our lives for. […]
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 […]
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, […]
Think how nice it would be to spend your day going from one new understanding to the next. That’s the beauty of your spiritual work — to begin to establish relationship with a force that is ever-renewing. Here’s an exercise […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley explains why it is so important to stand in the real light of awareness and become truly conscious of the parts of ourselves that supply an artificial light. Click here to listen to “Nothing […]
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how nothing but good can come to those who place the love of light before all else. Click here to listen to “Let Real Light Into Your Life”
To find an unknown God and an unknown Love is the duty of individuals who are weary of the old, known ways. In this podcast Guy Finley reveals the need to persist in our wish for True Love, God’s Love, […]
In this podcast, Guy Finley explains how being true to ourselves is the same thing as not resisting what life brings to us.