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  • Free Yourself by Seeing Yourself: 9 Ways to Heal the Hidden Hurting in You (Writing - 2/22/03)

    Consciousness of any unwanted condition in us must precede its correction, just as the rising sun dismisses the fear hiding in the darkness of night.

  • Self-Pity (Writing - 8/4/03)

    Guy Finley shows how we can muster the courage to stop giving ourselves over to self-pity and identification with dark states. He explains that instead of following and falling into…[more]

  • Self-Correction Is Self-Elevation (Writing - 9/1/03)

    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

  • Sadness (Writing - 10/1/04)

    Guy Finley explains how thoughts and images of the past still have the power to overwhelm us with sadness in the present, and how we can let go of our…[more]

  • Five Great Illusions Keeping You from Letting Go (Writing - 10/27/07)

    Guy Finley urges us to see through false illusions that keep us from letting go.

  • Two Words at the Heart of True Salvation (Audio 10:14 - 7/17/08)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley reveals two incredibly powerful words that can help any sincere heart wake up to God's Life.

  • Don't Let Broken Expectations Bring You Down! (Audio 12:02 - 11/25/08)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley explains how expectations, while being necessary for daily living, can also become the source of conflict within us when we identify with the outcome of…[more]

  • Never Feel Disappointed With Yourself Again (Audio 2:55 - 5/23/09)

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

  • New Understanding to Outgrow Your Regrets (Audio 14:46 - 8/14/09)

    In this powerful podcast, Guy Finley points the way to a completely new understanding about your own mind that can forever free you from the painful sting of past regrets.

  • Begin Becoming a Whole Human Being (Writing - 11/2/09)

    No intention can be any stronger, says Guy Finley, than our ability to remember it in the moment that it is needed.

  • Free Yourself from Unwanted Circumstances (Writing - 11/30/09)

    Guy Finley reminds us that the truth never causes pain.

  • Free Yourself From What Confines You (Writing - 4/12/10)

    Guy Finley explains why all punishing self-states are "lies."

  • Free Yourself from the Whole Idea of Failure (Writing - 5/23/10)

    It is impossible to feel ourselves a "failure" without having first condemned ourselves for some shortcoming, explains Guy Finley.

  • The #1 Secret to Being Relaxed, Carefree, and In Command (Writing - 1/1/10)

    There is a hidden part of you that knows, without thinking about it, how to always be perfectly relaxed, carefree, and in command. This higher intellectual and emotional intelligence is…[more]

  • Plant the Seeds of a New Self (Writing - 10/29/10)

    If we wish to have true harmonious relationships with others, then it is we who must change.

  • Guilt (Writing - 11/1/10)

    Guy Finley discusses releasing guilt, shame, regret, and remorse over harmful things we may have done in the past, as well as fears of eternal damnation for choices that may…[more]

  • Find a New Order of Freedom (Writing - 8/15/11)

    We can either spend our lives fearful of any unwanted event that comes along to challenge our sense of self, or we can use that same situation to help set…[more]

  • Free Yourself from the Tyranny of the Past (Writing - 1/30/12)

    Our task, if we want to be free human beings -- if we want a life in which we no longer carry around with us "what he did," "what she…[more]

  • Stop Wasting Life's Two Greatest Gifts (Audio 6:32 - 11/29/12)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we are intended to actively use the gifts we are given so that we can begin to enter into an authentic…[more]

  • Use Unwanted Moments to Awaken Higher Values (Audio 2:44 - 5/10/13)

    Guy Finley talks about the necessary, healing shock of seeing that the things we value the most in our lives are impermanent at best... and yet it is this very…[more]

  • No One Hurts You in the Now But You (Audio 2:12 - 4/29/13)

    Guy Finley talks about how Truth will never stop trying to help us see and drop the psychological "baggage" that we unconsciously carry around with us.

  • Learning to Transcend Painful Patterns (Video 6:33 - 3/21/13)

    In this video, Guy Finley reveals that the solution to any disturbance is found right in the heart of the disturbance. It's not relief from our pain that we are…[more]

  • Find Divine Direction in Disappointment (Video 3:05 - 5/30/13)

    In this video, Guy Finley talks about how we must first become consciously dissatisfied with our discontentment if we want to begin the process of letting go of it.

  • How to Be Happy for the Rest of Your Life (Video 3:21 - 2/13/14)

    In this video clip, Guy Finley talks about how the universe wants us to succeed as human beings. Although it may seem otherwise at times, when we finally understand the…[more]

  • Go Beyond What Has Passed Into the Presence That Heals It (Audio 2:20 - 3/24/14)

    Guy Finley explains in this brief talk that we can either be embroiled in regret and resentment over the cruel behavior of someone from our past, or we can stop…[more]

  • Go Beyond What Has Passed into the Presence that Heals It (Video 1:58 - 4/1/14)

    Guy Finley explains in this short video that we can either be embroiled in regret and resentment over the cruel behavior of someone from our past, or we can stop…[more]

  • Let Go of Self-Recrimination (Writing - 6/16/14)

    The self-defeating desires that drag us around belong to a nature that always feels incomplete.

  • The Real Root of All Rage Revealed (Video 1:15 - 11/4/14)

    Guy Finley explains that all forms of rage, whether inwardly or outwardly directed, are the result of our thwarted attempts to possess what we think we need in order to…[more]

  • Put Yourself Where Freedom Finds You (Writing - 11/17/14)

    As long as we continue to respond to our suffering by believing in its inevitability, it controls us.

  • The Secret Garden of the Soul (Writing - 4/6/15)

    Many times, darkness is the medium, sorrow the seed, and the subsequent humility conceived in these trials is the divine garden in which our soul flowers.

  • The Leading Indicator of All Incomplete Actions in Life (Video 2:06 - 9/11/15)

    Guy Finley explains that the only reason that we ever revisit the past or justify our actions to ourselves is because the moment was not completed as it was intended.

  • In Search of Perfect Spiritual Strength (Writing - 1/25/16)

    Real spiritual strength is realized, slowly, by daring to detect and drop the blind negative states that we've been allowing to define us.

  • The Path to Perfect Impersonal Love (Audio 1:55 - 3/3/16)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how it is possible to give all of ourselves to something that we love to do, and yet at the same time…[more]

  • Learn to Dismiss Self-Wrecking Thoughts (Writing - 4/4/16)

    Any wave of resentment, anxiety, or fear that comes to wash you away is nothing more than a kind of psychic residue left over from who you once were.

  • The Unthinkable Path to Being "Poor in Spirit" (Audio 3:13 - 8/4/16)

    "Letting go" author Guy Finley talks about how real humility appears within us when we see the role that we have played in making life more difficult for ourselves and…[more]

  • The Unthinkable Path to Being "Poor in Spirit" (Video 2:54 - 9/9/16)

    In this short video, "letting go" author Guy Finley talks about how real humility comes when we see the role that we have played in making life more difficult for…[more]

  • Use These Insights to Help You Walk Away from Guilt, Shame, and Regret (Audio 2:21 - 10/27/16)

    In this short talk, "letting go" author Guy Finley explains that there exists within all of us a lower nature that is always operating unconsciously to get us to be…[more]

  • Use These Insights to Help You Walk Away from Guilt, Shame, and Regret (Video 2:03 - 12/19/16)

    "Letting go" author Guy Finley explains that there exists within all of us a lower nature that is always operating unconsciously to get us to be the expression of its…[more]

  • "If You Lay Down with Dogs, You Get Up with Fleas" (Video 16:00 - 1/5/17)

    Guy Finley explains that when we lend our attention to considering any worry, blame, regret, or resentment, we have unknowingly agreed to be commanded by that negative state.