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See Through the False Bliss Called Self-Ignorance

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Practice the Presence of a Power Beyond Yourself

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Real Learning Requires Surrender

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Don't Miss This Life-Changing Moment

What we call a personal "crisis" is really that moment when some previously invisible conflict within us becomes temporarily visible.

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Only Whole Actions Can Actually Heal You and the World

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For Love of the Wisdom of Life

We are not so much lost in the sea of choices life offers us as we are just adrift amongst them.

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The Power to Know Natural Peace

Guy Finley talks about how we currently live from an agitated nature that searches for "peace" through its own frenzied activity. Our awareness of this fact is what seeds within…[more]

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Go Against the World That Wants to Carry You Away

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we must always make an effort to be awake so that we can begin using life's currents and waves for our…[more]

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The Role of a Spiritual Teacher

In this video, Guy Finley explains that the true role of a teacher is to remind students of their actual condition, which presently is an unconscious state of "spiritual sleep."…[more]

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Depart from the World of Unconscious Pain

In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how "waking up" spiritually includes an awareness of how much it hurts to remain "asleep."

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End the Game of "Pain Pong"

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Lights to Help Brighten Your Journey Home

Dare to put aside all relationships other than those which serve to reveal what is essential to your real desire.

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Break Free of Dark States

Whenever we will lend our attention to the inner task of working to transcend some dark state at work within us, then in that same moment, even if we don't…[more]

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Welcome the Light that Liberates You

Our spiritual task, assuming we are stirred to seek this truth of ourselves, is to awaken ourselves to the Light that first invites us, and then unites us with its…[more]

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The Secret of True Character

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What to Do When Life is Picking on You

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we are introduced to our own higher possibilities whenever we are willing to be awake to what the present moment wants…[more]

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Put the Universe on Your Side

We never experience anything that does not arise directly from our own inner life.

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How to Discover More About Yourself

Self-study is personal, individual work that sincere seekers must do for themselves.

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Prepare Yourself for the Timeless Life

In this video blog, Guy talks about why it is so important to work at spending more and more time each day attending to our interior lives.

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Avoid This Trap of Torment

The Living Light never shows us anything in ourselves that it hasn't already started to change for us.

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Transcending Judgment

Our willingness to teach for the purpose of learning is every bit as important as is our willingness to learn what we must in order to grow.

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How to Experience New Inner Growth

On one hand, each of us professes to be concerned with growing and self-developing while, on the other hand, none of us ever wants to be wrong, which is a…[more]

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Remember Yourself and Realize Freedom

In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how each moment of life is made for anyone and everyone who is present to it. If you are not in this moment,…[more]

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Sit Down to the Banquet of Truth

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the importance of being present to what each moment reveals to us about ourselves.

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Awaken to Your Spiritual Barometer

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about why we must come to realize the need to shake ourselves awake as often as possible if we want to be free…[more]

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Use This Principle to Escape the Prison of Yourself

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how there is nothing in the world more practical than true spiritual principles.

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Why Desires Never Satisfy

If we're interested in spiritual things, we gradually realize that what we really need is to understand this nature that is never satisfied.

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Work Through Yourself If You Want to Find Yourself

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the vital importance of going beyond mere knowledge about spiritual principles and beginning the real work of integrating what we know about…[more]

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Remember Yourself and Realize Freedom

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The Powerful Possibilities of Self-Seeing

One sure measure of spiritual growth is found in our developing awareness that each and every present moment of our lives is a special kind of spiritual looking glass.

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A Lesson Learned is a Day Well Earned

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about why it is so important for all of us to learn something new and true about ourselves everyday.

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Steps to Raising Your Life Level

Almost every kind of unhappy feeling is the result of mistaking the partial for the whole.

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Stop Sinking into Negative Thinking

No intelligent, conscious person would ever intentionally hurt themselves or others.

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The Doorway to a Higher Destiny

The wish itself -- to be a higher person -- comes to you from a higher place and is received in its inner equivalent within you.

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Catch the Ticker Tape Mind and Cut It

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Treasure the Truth About Yourself

There is an inner gold you can find whose possession fulfills you, regardless of your external circumstances. We can call this inner gold "real self-knowledge."

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Liberate Yourself From the Bullies in Life

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about what it takes to liberate ourselves from any fear that wants to pull us down into its world.

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The Hidden Power of the Heart

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Learn to Wait on the Divine

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can learn to use every moment to reach for what our heart of hearts longs for.

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Stop Missing Life's Most Important Moments

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the importance of applying and integrating the spiritual knowledge we have learned into our everyday lives.

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Secrets of the Profitable Soul

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Let Self-Knowledge Light the Way Ahead

The wise are not those most learned, but the best tempered by truths put to the test of life.

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Get Everything Done Without Doing Yourself In!

There may be no greater self-deception than the false notion that rushing through anything actually helps us in any way whatsoever.

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The Truth About Temptation: A Short Lesson on the Lord's Prayer

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Courage

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The Freedom to Change Your Experience of Life

Our attention connects us to life; it establishes our relationships with all that unfolds around and within us.

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The Strange Non-Life of the False Self

The sky is forever. And so is your true nature.

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The Courage to Be Free

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Become a Spiritual Warrior and Win a Real Life

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Step Out of the Chains Called Self-Control

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Be Eternally Refreshed

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Remember Your Way Back Home

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Begin Becoming a Whole Human Being

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Where's "Waldo"?

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the importance of being ceaselessly attentive to the activity of your own mind, which makes it possible for you to be the one…[more]

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21 Ways We Waste Our Vital Life Forces

Guy Finley reminds us that everything we need to succeed is forever raining down upon and within us.

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Have a Happier Relationship with Life

Spiritual work is always interior work first, explains Guy Finley.

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Spiritual Stages Along the Way

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the subtle difference between becoming the embodiment of a thought or feeling that passes through you, and being fully aware of its presence…[more]

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An Up-Close Look at Karma

In this podcast, Guy Finley reveals how we can forever break free from anything that compels us to relive painful moments from the past.

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End the Misery of Measuring Yourself

In this podcast, Guy Finley explains in detail how measuring yourself actually prevents any real change from taking place.

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The Cultivation of Love

In this podcast, best-selling author Guy Finley talks about how our experience of life is a direct result of what we spend our time attending to.

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Take the Weight of the World Off Your Shoulders

Why try and change your outer world, asks Guy Finley, when it is only a reflection of your inner life?

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New Knowledge to Help You Outgrow Negative States

In this podcast, Guy Finley explains why pure awareness is the only answer for fear, frustration, anxiety, stress, anger, or any other life-stealing negative state.

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Open Yourself to Real Life and Find True Liberation

In this podcast, best-selling author Guy Finley presents an extremely helpful and practical exercise that--if you will do what is required on your part--can instantly change your day and your…[more]

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Hypocrisy

Guy Finley sheds helpful light on certain forms of painful hypocrisy that live in us. Also revealed is how we can awaken to and dismiss spiritual weakness in ourselves, as…[more]

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Panic Attacks

Guy Finley discusses panic attacks and the fearful, mechanical thoughts that terrorize an unawakened mind. Learn the secret of knowing that all is well when you realize the truth that…[more]

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The Great Lesson Behind Self-Liberation

We are created -- and each of us is intended, explains Guy Finley -- to discover the truth of ourselves within ourselves.

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Awaken the Love of Light

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how our minds react to what Truth is revealing within us.

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You're Not Supposed to Know What You've Been Given

In this extraordinary podcast, Guy Finley reveals a fact that will forever change your relationship with Life.

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How the Awake State Helps Heal the Ache

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how there is nothing more important than to Be Awake.

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Unmask the Three Thieves of Peace

One reason why negative states sneak in so easily to steal our peace, explains Guy Finley, is that we have been conditioned to believe in their right to punish us.

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Discover a Peace that Never Goes to Pieces

Guy Finley explains that if our peace is built upon worldly forms, then it will be, at best, a temporary peace.

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To Release or to Resist... That is the Question

You can let go of any painful situation or darkened state in your life starting right now! This powerful talk explains how resisting your pain actually keeps it alive. Listen…[more]

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Find Happiness in a Higher Meaning of Life

Tired of going in painful circles in your life? In this talk Guy Finley reveals the secret of finally moving out of what may feel like a meaningless existence into…[more]

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Enlightening is Better than Igniting Yourself!

Guy Finley explains how rising above the blame game is the same as learning how to be in total command of yourself.

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Depression

Guy Finley discusses the source of sadness and depression, and the most effective ways to free yourself from sinking into psychological darkness.

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Rise Above the Negativity of Others

One of the important aspects of this Work, explains Guy Finley, is beginning to employ its principles in our everyday lives.

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Transform the World Within You and Around You

If we wish to live without resentments that linger in our hearts and rid ourselves of fear with all of its debilitating limitations, we must shed the skin of our…[more]

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Coming to the End of Codependency

The suffering inherent in any condition created by unconscious codependency, explains Guy Finley, is due to our having forgotten who we really are.

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Transcend the Limitations of Self-Centered Love

One of the most shocking and necessary discoveries along the path, explains Guy Finley, is that what we love does not love us

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A Winning Solution to Ending Dark Inner Dialogues

If inner dialogues were left to themselves as they popped into our mind, explains Guy Finley, they'd be as powerless to disturb us as an echo is to change its…[more]

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Spiritual Weariness

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Q&A - Spiritual Alignment

Guy Finley speaks about spiritual balance, alignment, and the natural flow of the present moment.

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How to Be a Friend of Truth

What we become in this life, explains Guy Finley, is very much determined by the kind of "interior" company we keep.

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Let Go of Any Negative State and Reclaim Your True Nature

Guy Finley explains how one's inner nature determines one's experience of the outer life.

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True Revolution

A special writing by Guy Finley on what it truly means to be a peaceful and peace-filled human being.

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Start Planting the Seeds of Peace

Guy Finley explains if we are ever to realize the integrity and consistent kindness of our True Nature, if we long to know something of heaven while we live on…[more]

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The Warrior's Soul

A beautiful poem explaining how God's Life replace the endless circle of wants.

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Dealing with Healing Ourselves

Guy Finley explains the power in seeing that we are actively involved with unseen thoughts and feelings that compromise us.

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Lessons in the Vital Life

We know in our heart this life, as it is, isn't all there is. Knowing this fact has been a fuel that stirs us to seek something greater. But we…[more]

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The New Self-Understanding that Makes You Unstoppable

We live in a world, explains Guy Finley, that is established for us to succeed in realizing that within us dwells an Intelligence beyond fear.

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Stop This Secret Self-Sabotage

We're often led to act against ourselves by an undetected weakness that goes before us -- trying to pass itself off to others -- as a strength. This is secret…[more]

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Discovering the Depths of Your True Self

The following short set of questions and answers is taken from the "Ask the Masters" sections that follow the end of each chapter in Guy Finley's newest book, *Let Go…[more]

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The Right Choice That Keeps You Safe

Guy Finley reminds us that no negative state wants what is right for you.

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Turn Dark Tunnels into Bridges of Light

Taking conscious risks can be such a powerful catalyst for inner change, explains Guy Finley, and involves making a choice to do what's true, in spite of what that choice…[more]

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Use the Ground of Discovery to Realize Your Self

To succeed spiritually, to discover the new man or woman waiting within us, explains Guy Finley, requires going beyond being the thought-based, self-conceived creatures we are at present.

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Persistence

Learn why persistence is such a critical part of your spiritual work.

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The Life Beyond Becoming

A special writing by Guy Finley revealing the path to true change. Originally presented at a classroom talk given on 11/13/05.

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Illusions

Understand the power illusions have over your life and learn how to break free from what wants to keep you captive.

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The Work and Reward of Just Being Yourself

Looking for freedom in powers or possessions, explains Guy Finley, ensures that we will always be their captive for fear of losing them.

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An Inner Exercise to Change Your Life

All interior practices, explains Guy Finley, begin with the wish to meet our lives from a new understanding of ourselves granted us through new knowledge about ourselves.

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The Secret Seed of True Harmonious Relationships

When we resist what life would show us about ourselves, explains Guy Finley, we effectively close the door on the Light that wants to help transform us by showing us…[more]

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Letting Go into the Flow of Real Life

This Now, the real Now, explains Guy Finley, is a perfect integration -- a dynamic mutual convergence of all the creative forces, which is always stirring.

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Practicing the Presence of Peacefulness

Negative states born of nothing other than conflict-filled, comparative thinking, explains Guy Finley, steal into us to squander our peace one hundred times a day.

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Realize the Endless Riches of your Real Self

Whenever we will lend our attention to the inner task of working to transcend some dark state at work within us, explains Guy Finley, then in that same moment we…[more]

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A New Prescription for an Old Pain

When we resist what others have to say about us, explains Guy Finley, we miss the perfect opportunity to learn something about our true nature we might not otherwise have…[more]

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Take the Step that You're Sure You Can't

Guy Finley shows us that, no matter how hard it seems to start fresh or learn something new, who you really are is greater than any part of yourself which…[more]

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The Ten Traits of the True Spiritual Warrior

Guy Finley outlines the ten traits of a True Spiritual Warrior.

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Ten Truths That Prove You Have Nothing to Lose

Guy Finley gives us ten ways to see through the false thoughts that would have us believe we must suffer because of them.

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Giving Yourself (and Others) Room to Grow

In order to give others the space they need in which to grow, says Guy Finley, we must first make room within ourselves.

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Four Ways to Teach the Truths that Transform the World

Leading by example, explains Guy Finley, is often accomplished by what we don't do, such as by not passing negativity on to others but instead bearing it within ourselves.

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Break Through to a Totally New You

By rising above any self-righteousness that wants us to blame others for how we feel, explains Guy Finley, we gain an entirely new perspective on this useless reaction and learn…[more]

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Develop the Indomitable Self in You

In this world that you and I live in, response is request. We can slightly enlarge this idea by restating it this way: The way you respond to life is…[more]

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Turn Any Dark Condition Into a Healing Light

When we don't understand our negative states, when we have yet to realize how they trick us into doing their bidding, they have the power to make us jump through…[more]

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The Secret of Living Thought-Free

We must learn to detect and reject the old content of ourselves, explains Guy Finley, if we are to enjoy the true freedom that awaits us.

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Rushing

Guy Finley suggests specific exercises to help you step out of the rush and stop being driven by anxious states. Learn new ways to wake up and develop self-command.

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The Sure Way to Raise Your Life Level

Guy Finley explains that the only lasting way to change our experience in life is to change our own life-level. At last the secret of real change!

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Inner Work Rewards the Inner You

The path to the higher ground within you, explains Guy Finley, is found through your persistent willingness to see that the path you are currently on leads nowhere.

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Awaken the Courage to be Kind

**I know someone who drives me crazy, and I want to help him by sharing the truths I am learning. Without using interfering tactics, how can we help others to…[more]

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The Secret of Release and Relax

As Guy Finley explains, as we let go of our identification with negative feelings we also let go of their associated pain.

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Kindness

Kindness is something we all value and wish we are known for. Learn how to make kindness alive in your life.

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Preparing the Vessel

A special writing by Guy Finley explaining the work we must do to prepare a vessel that can be filled by real life.

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How to Make all of Life be Just for You

In this short writing Guy Finley explains how we must revisit the same painful lessons over and over again until we begin to put the Truth first in our lives.…[more]

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Self-Correction Is Self-Elevation

A short writing by Guy Finley showing how Higher Freedom comes to us in direct proportion to what we are willing to learn about ourselves

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Self-Awareness

Guy Finley addresses common questions on the topic of self-awareness.

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Helping Ourselves and Others Break the Circle of Suffering

Guy Finley shows the one way for breaking the cycle of conflict, hatred, and pain that arise in human relationships.

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How to Live Life on Your Own Terms

Guy Finley talks about how to escape the punishment inherent in wanting to be approved by others.

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The Secret of Owning Your Own Life

Powerful insights from best-selling author Guy Finley show how we can bring an end to our punishing need for approval.

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Start Sowing the Seeds of a New Life

Helpful ideas about what is required of us if we wish to realize our True Nature, and offering specific examples of how to do the inner work necessary to align…[more]

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Attachment

Attachment is an unconscious process that occurs when our thoughts, having formed an image of someone or something, then embrace this image as the thing itself we have imagined.

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Recovery

In Recovery the Light from one small moment of honest self-inquiry is more powerful than the accumulated darkness of a million years of doubt.

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Awakening

Awakening: How to change our destination and arrive at that Higher World!

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Prayer in Action

Prayer in Action: Seven silent prayers to turn your life around

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Toxic People

Who we are - the stuff of our soul - is being transformed continuously by the nature of the company we keep, the toxic People.

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Transformation

Real transformation is a task that takes intentional sustained inner work.

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Self-Esteem

Self-Esteem is how to own your own life!

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Judging Others

How to see without judging others!

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Self-Help

True self-help through transcendence, not struggle.

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12 Steps to Help Find Your Way Back Home

To break out of any prison you must first find a way that works. Here are a dozen new actions that have special powers to show you this needed Way.

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Waking Up Together

The whole of our lives is relationship. The whole of our inner discovery takes place within relationship. Nothing can speed up our inner work better than working with someone who…[more]

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Look in the Right Direction 

The answers to all of life's questions can be found WITHIN you. Three ways to start asking the right questions.

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10 Small Steps to Real Self-Knowledge

10 steps to help you to outgrow yourself by venturing into the unknown.

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How to Defeat What's Defeating You

How To Defeat What's Defeating you

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The New Blood

Allow the Stirrings of the Spirit to Nurture a New You

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Take the Road

It does not matter how you take the road. All that really matters is that you take it.

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Remember to Remember

Cling Fast to Your Aim and Strive to Be True

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Merciful

Be Relieved of the Burden of Being Me

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Insights & Instructions Along the Timeless Path of Self-Knowing

While experience may serve as the path to self-knowledge, still it remains the lesser half of the path to self knowing.

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Care Of The Soul

Within solitude and silence should we weigh those matters concerning the care of our soul.

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See the Light

Awake and See the Light

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The Invitation

Do The Good Work of Preparation So Perfection May Begin