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A New Kind of Resolution

posted by Guy Finley

The real spiritual rebellion is a quiet affair begun not in strength, but in a new resolution born of weariness of submitting to weakness.  

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(Video) Wake Up and Stop Being Used by Weakness

posted by Guy Finley

Guy Finley explains how it is weakness in us that resists and judges weakness in others, and how we can use that negative force of judgment for the purpose of creating unity instead of division.

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Turn Any Resistance Into Your Spiritual Assistant

posted by Guy Finley

One indication of making real effort, based on a true spiritual intention, is that even when we fail (with it), whatever regret we may have over our revealed weakness is tempered by an equal measure of realizing how important it is that we […]

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The Reason, the Will, and the Courage to Change

posted by Guy Finley

Here is the obvious, but rarely acknowledged reason why we must dig in and do the difficult inner work needed for real self-transformation: if we don’t change, we gradually come to wholly embody the very weaknesses whose destructive nature we […]

The True Spiritual Leap

posted by Guy Finley

The true spiritual leap needed to go beyond yourself is born in the moment of understanding that what you need is not a way to resolve or outrun what is punishing you but to rise above that world within yourself […]

You Are Created to Outgrow Limitation

posted by Guy Finley

We all have those moments when life rears up, when it seems certain that we’re about to be trampled by forces greater than ourselves! But regardless of how you may feel in the face of any given challenge, you may […]

In Search of Perfect Spiritual Strength

posted by Guy Finley

The hardest part of the journey along the upward path is the gradual realization that our work to awaken to real life is, at best, imperfect. Along the ascending path, each footfall serves to echo an unwanted reminder of our […]

The Path of True Self-Seeing

posted by Guy Finley

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: […]

Getting Past Self-Justification

posted by Guy Finley

Question: When I look at myself, it seems that my most prevalent emotion is anger. It’s always there. I frequently find myself caught up in what you call “mental movies,” remembering all the cruelty and unfairness that seem to justify […]

Let the Light Reveal Your Weakness

posted by Guy Finley

When our attention is drawn to how much we don’t want to be what we are in any given moment, we can’t see ourselves as we actually are! This means that all forms of resistance-born reactions are blinding agents; they […]

The Nature of Real Courage

posted by Guy Finley

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 […]

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.

(Audio) Proof That Pain is Impersonal

posted by Guy Finley

When we feel pain, we tend to take it personally and feel like we are the only ones in the world who are suffering. That seems like the natural thing to do. But what if pain is impersonal? What if […]

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 […]

The Unimaginable Source of Strength

posted by Guy Finley

Seen through the eyes of higher self-knowledge, our weaknesses, whatever their nature, are (each) the secret seed of a new strength unlike anything imagined in our unending dream of overcoming what now defeats us.

Strength Made Perfect in Weakness

posted by Guy Finley

Question: How can I remember myself when I get tired, hungry, and cranky? This state seems to run away with me, and I lash out at those I love. Then when I come to myself, I feel terrible. How do […]

Learn the Secret of the Undiscovered Strength in You

posted by Guy Finley

If we will persist with our wish to be true to ourselves — to be kind and patient, caring and wise in the face of any set-back — that bright day dawns for us when we realize this all-empowering truth […]

A Lost Secret of Prayer

posted by Guy Finley

When you really begin to pray in earnest to awaken to His Life, God does not reward you with the increased strength you’re looking for but rather with increased insight into your own weaknesses… which eventually become the seed of […]

Real Strength

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Healing from the Inside Out (Part 1)

posted by Guy Finley

Life does not come at us from the outside in, even though that is the way we’ve always seen it. Naturally enough, our behavior is based on what our mind identifies as the cause of the problem. We keep fighting […]

The Gift of a New Kind of Strength

posted by Guy Finley

It is such a paradox that what often seems to be our strongest part — the most driven — is actually what makes us the weakest; and yet, if we could see this so-called strength for the weakness it hides, […]

The Path to a New Kind of Strength

posted by Guy Finley

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: […]

The First Step to Awakening True Spiritual Strength (Part 2)

posted by Guy Finley

Despising oneself for missing the mark doesn’t prove one could have hit the mark and didn’t. It proves only that the dark nature involved in this kind of pain doesn’t know what the true mark is… else it wouldn’t be […]

The Secret of a New Strength

posted by Guy Finley

Seen through the eyes of higher self-knowledge, our weaknesses, whatever their nature, are (each) the secret seed of a new strength unlike anything imagined in our unending dream of overcoming what now defeats us.

The Humiliation that Leads to Salvation

posted by Guy Finley

In difficult moments with others let us remember this truth: it is better to find ourselves lacking the love we need to be kind — and to quietly suffer this humiliation — than it is to act from what is […]

Start Making Real Changes

posted by Guy Finley

Have you ever tried to make a change and then heard this voice in your head? “Why does it have to hurt?” Maybe some form of an addiction – drugs, alcohol, food – has begun to compromise not only your […]

How to Achieve Your Heart’s Desire

posted by Guy Finley

If our heart longs to see a shooting star, that day will come when we’ll see one blaze across the heavens. If we keep looking for physical gold, by panning a stream or breaking through rock, chances are our search […]

The Source of Strength

posted by Guy Finley

It is the source to which we turn, and from which we derive our strength that is the real test of our character; for in any moment of trial no one can be any stronger — better or brighter, than […]

Our Truest Strength

posted by Guy Finley

Regardless of how one may feel in any given moment, real life can present no task before us for which we are “inadequate.” Yes, we may be unprepared at its outset… just as each year a bare tree can’t know, […]

(Audio) The Secret Precursor to True Spiritual Power

posted by Guy Finley

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how resisting any weakness that we may see within ourselves is the same as rejecting the possible flowering of real spiritual strength. Click here to listen to “The Secret Precursor to True […]

How to Recognize Real Strength

posted by Guy Finley

Weak thoughts and feelings often feel strong but remember, real strength is never anxious, cruel, or punishing.

The Courage to Change

posted by Guy Finley

Regardless of how one may feel in any given moment, real life can present no task before us for which we are “inadequate.”

Previous Posts

Where Revelation Waits
Our journey to the immortal Self commences with awakening to the timeless depth and breadth of our own sleeping consciousness. All that we are and hope to be already resides therein, waiting to reveal its light to whoever will dare make the leap ...

posted 12:00:28pm Feb. 05, 2016 | read full post »

(Audio) Awaken True Spiritual Sensitivity by Learning What it Means to "Wait" on Life
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we must learn what it means to wait on God if we wish to be connected to more than just the temporary sensations of passing time. [audio ...

posted 12:00:21pm Feb. 04, 2016 | read full post »

Step Through the Doorway to the Divine
In the life of all who aspire to realize a conscious relationship with the Divine, there comes a time when their journey reaches what seems to be a complete impasse. These encounters of the unwanted kind represent distinct stages along the ...

posted 12:00:23pm Feb. 03, 2016 | read full post »

Learning to Wait on God
Question: After listening to what you teach, I get the sense that longing, desire, and imagining takes one out of the present moment and Presence. Is this correct? If I choose to bring a mate and prosperity into my life, it is out of a ...

posted 12:00:48pm Feb. 02, 2016 | read full post »

Welcome the Freedom that Comes with Being Fearless
If you were empowered to change life -- in order to give yourself whatever is always good and true for you to know and have -- would you ever make any other kind of changes? For example, would you fear unexpected events, such as a loss of some ...

posted 12:00:45pm Feb. 01, 2016 | read full post »

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