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Choose to Change Now

You can't change the kind of person you are later because there is no later -- there is only now.

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Learn to Be in Silent Command of Yourself and Others

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Go Beyond What Has Passed into the Presence that Heals It

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Go Beyond What Has Passed Into the Presence That Heals It

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]

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Regain True Self-Command

Whenever we act cruelly toward another, it's because something cruel "takes over and handles" the moment for us by doing what it remembers to do.

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Catch Yourself Before Acting From Weakness

Any time we pretend to be something we're not, we do so out of fear that without that "persona" to protect us we won't get what we want.

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Detect and Reject Despair

A painful regret is a needless present pain over an experience now past.

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The Plan and the Path to Life Everlasting

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about three stages in the life of a spiritual aspirant: first we explore the world, then we develop into good householders, and then…[more]

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A New Understanding that Elevates Your Relationships

When another human being falls short of our expectations and we realize that what we want is not going to happen, there is a way for us to elevate ourselves…[more]

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Discover the New You in a New View

Your True Self doesn't win in life by overpowering problems, but by revealing they never really existed as you once believed they did.

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See The Blindness of Ever Feeling Superior Toward Another

Guy Finley explains that if we ever find ourselves feeling superior to another person, then that is the perfect time to take an honest look at ourselves so that we…[more]

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To Help Another, See Yourself

If you want to help another, free yourself, or at least make that your sole intention.

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Outgrowing Former Relationships

How do we find others who are also searching for their true selves?

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Love Begins with Complete Openness to Life

In this video, Guy Finley explains that true love reveals to us what we need to see about ourselves so that we can develop a more perfect relationship with what…[more]

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There's Nothing You Can't Do

Guy Finley explains that everything you need to succeed and to change the kind of human being you are is already provided for you.

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Attend to the Business at Hand

In this short talk, Guy Finley discusses the mind's compulsive habit of judging other people, which is an unfortunate waste of time and energy that would better be spent attending…[more]

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No One Hurts You in the Now But You

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.

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Authentic Help for a Young Child

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Learn to Accept What Life Would Teach You

Ours is the power to choose what we will and will not give our power to.

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Don't "Dance" with Painful Thoughts and Feelings

In this video, Guy tells an enlightening and entertaining spiritual story about a young woman who gets carried away with "dance partners" -- thoughts and feelings -- that don't have…[more]

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Practice Getting Out of Your Own Way

In spite of how things may appear to us, we are never trapped by where we are. The trap is always who we are.

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Start Seeing Life More Accurately

Instead of putting our attention on what others have done or said, we must turn our attention inward.

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Let Go and Rise Above What Holds You Down

Letting go follows the realization that holding on is of no further use.

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Being Friends with Truth

Choosing to keep the company of truth is the same as choosing to lose all the false "friends" that presently limit you.

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The Key to a New Independent Life

The fear of being alone in life feels real, no doubt; but it belongs to an imagined self.

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The Source of True Self-Liberation

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Start Taking Conscious Risks

Once we realize that our present view of self, a view that defines our reality, is a construct of a certain level of our own consciousness, we also realize the…[more]

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The Secret of Getting What You Wish for From Others

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Free Yourself from the Tyranny of the Past

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Your Secret Power of Self-Disconnect

Deliberately disconnecting yourself from whatever you think has you blocked leads to true self-liberation because you have never been trapped by anything outside of your own lack of understanding.

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Remember This Key to Self-Command

The key to regaining command of yourself in any moment you start to feel as though you're in a rush is to remember that who you are and what you…[more]

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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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Unmask the Hidden Power of All Negative States

We value negative states because of the strong sense of self we get from them.

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See the Flowering of Spirit

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The Same Rose Never Blooms Twice

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Let Go and Learn the Truth of Yourself

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Uncommon Insights from Everyday Interactions

It is never the people we are around that cause us negative reactions. These reactions arise out of what we secretly want from people.

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Uncover the Root of Destructive Relationships

There is nothing in the universe that can stop us from growing, except our habitual, mechanical nature.

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The Sure Cure for Unhappiness

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how our level of happiness is ultimately determined by our level of self-understanding.

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Secrets of Compassionate Relationships

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Articles of Higher Consciousness

You have the Light to detect, dismiss, and to transcend the limiting influences of painful negative states such as doubt, worry, hatred, anger, and fear.

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Come Awake to the Judgmental Nature in You

Higher inner awareness grants you patience and new forms of consideration, because now you realize just how much pain everyone is really in.

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Act on What You Know is True

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Plant the Seeds of a New Self

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

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End the Dark Cycle of Discontentment

We have been the unwitting servants of a thought nature whose appetite is unappeasable.

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Use Unkind Acts to Help Create a New World

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can use everything that we encounter in our relationships with others to change ourselves.

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Be a Correspondent of Real Life

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how every moment is actually a divine communication that wants to reveal to us our own limitless possibilities.

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Stop Nursing Negative States

Every time we accept a negative state we compromise ourselves and increase the level of conflict for ourselves and everyone we meet.

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Break the Bonds of this Secret Form of Captivity

We want to be free, and to be free means to understand what the path of freedom is about.

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Stop Giving Yourself Away

Time and time again, we come to the same spiritual lesson: no one can give us that which can only be found within our Self.

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Let Your Pain Free You From the Fear of It

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about why we must not be afraid to discover everything that we need to know about ourselves.

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Let Love Lead You to True Success

Guy Finley explains how we are held ever apart from what we love by the very fact that we would clutch it to our breast.

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Outgrowing Relationships

Outgrowing Relationships - Learn why walking the authentic spiritual path necessarily causes some relationships to fall away.

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The Reality Behind the Need for Realizing New Relationships

Guy Finley explains that the Truth asks us to give it its way in our lives.

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Free Yourself From the Circle of False Friends

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how our experience of life is a direct reflection of the kind of psychological company that we keep.

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Responsibility

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Reap the Benefits of Being a Lover of Truth

Learning to love what is good, explains Guy Finley, begins with being truthful about what we presently love.

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Close Encounters of the Truthful Kind

Guy Finley reminds us that the truth never causes pain.

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The #1 Secret to Being Relaxed, Carefree, and In Command

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Reflections on the Real

In this revealing podcast, Guy Finley talks about how attending to the true needs of others also allows us to discover our own limitless possibilities.

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Break the Chains of Bitterness

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the kind of direct self-observation that is essential for the individual who wants freedom from the present level of mind that unconsciously compromises…[more]

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Love the One You're With

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can experience truer, brighter, more meaningful relationships with everyone we meet once we learn to put the needs of others before…[more]

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The Sure Cure for a Sinking Spirit

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how resistance to any negative state such as anger, anxiety, or fear does not help diminish the state, but instead actually causes the…[more]

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Rise Above the Blame Game

The weakness that blames others, explains Guy Finley, blinds you to your real inner condition.

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The Secret Teaching of the Ages

Guy Finley explains that a "prisoner" mentality is one that blames anything outside of you for the pain you have.

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Touch the Timeless Truth of Yourself

We must stop trying to create conditions for ourselves, explains Guy Finley, through which we hope to escape the fear of our own emptiness.

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Turn Your Fuming into Freedom

Guy Finley explains how whatever weight we seek to place on the backs of others simply falls back on our own.

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Prescription for a Free and Happy Life

Guy Finley explains that the day of our awakening is the same as the delightful date of our departure from a bankrupt world filled with beggars dressed as kings and…[more]

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The Secret to Healing What Pains You

Guy Finley explains that any part of us trying to drag us into a heated stew over "who" or "what" should be blamed for our pain is secretly working to…[more]

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Blame Schmame

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how any kind of blame is actually an avoidance of seeing yourself as you actually are in the present moment.

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Financial Crisis

Guy Finley addresses concern about responding to the current financial crisis and stress over job loss, encouraging us to remain as receptive as we can to the lessons meant to…[more]

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Stop Aching Over the Actions of Others!

Guy Finley encourages us to look inward instead of outward for a reason why we're suffering.

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Start Using All Your Relationships to Enrich Yourself

Use your fear to come awake to yourself, says Guy Finley.

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Awaken to a New and Higher World Within Yourself

In this special podcast, Guy Finley talks about how a higher awareness of "our world" makes it impossible to punish, judge or be against another person.

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Caring for Aging Parents

Guy Finley discusses the honest communication that is truly helpful when caregiving aging parents. Be true to yourself, honor your intuition, and refuse doubt in making the choices that fulfill…[more]

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Let Go and Grow Happy!

Guy Finley explains how and why to let go of any negativity.

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Just Say "No" to Blaming Others

A big part of our inner work in all of our relationships involves remembering this key idea: whenever we are not present and properly attentive to ourselves, we may be…[more]

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Be Stronger Than Anything That Frightens You

The seemingly scary condition, whatever it may be, is not the problem. It is your reaction that is fearful. This is why if you will become conscious of your condition…[more]

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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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Step Out of the Dark Cycle of Discontent

Our real "problem" with others, explains Guy Finley, isn't that they won't or can't give to us what we want from them.

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The Power to Outgrow Problem People in Your Life

We must be willing, explains Guy Finley, to taste the bitterness of our negative states before we would feed them to others.

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Let Go and Give Others Room to Grow

We can help others reach higher by simply agreeing, explains Guy Finley, to give them space to go through their changes.

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Let Love Be Your Life

If we want a whole life, explains Guy Finley, we must be whole human beings.

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Stop Believing in Your Own Weakness

It is our fear of being alone, explains Guy Finley, that compels us to seek the approval of others.

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What Can I Learn About Myself From You?

Compassion starts with the understanding that every human being on the planet looks different from us -- because physically we are different -- but inwardly we all live in the…[more]

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Here's the Heart of Happy Human Relationships

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…[more]

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Making "Peace" with People who Would Punish Us

The fear of being alone in life, explains Guy Finley, belongs to an imagined self.

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Stop This Secret Self-Sabotage

Choosing inner seeing over the wish to be seen by others in a complimentary light, explains Guy Finley, stops the cycle of self-sabotage.

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The Essential Laws of Fearless Living

In this extraordinary podcast, Guy Finley reveals the higher understanding that is necessary to find the Truly Fearless Life!

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Never Again Feel Like a Victim!

Our experience of any passing event -- for the pain or pleasure of it, explains Guy Finley -- is the product of how we see it.

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A Memorial Day Message

Real Life never disappears! In this special Memorial Day podcast, Guy Finley talks in detail about how Real Life is found in loving what IS.

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Relationships: The Pathway and the Promise of Real Life

Right within us, as an unseen aspect of our True Nature, resides the entire range of relationships that the universe has to offer.

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Cut the Root of What's Wrecking Your Life

The unsure self that not only looks for, but attaches itself to codependent relationships -- cannot possibly be the real you. Let's see why this statement has to be true.…[more]

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Walk Away From the Ache of What Others Think About You

We all know the sting of not getting the approval we seek from other people. And when we don't receive the approval, we double our efforts and try a different…[more]

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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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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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Be Yourself and Be Complete

There is no substitute, explains Guy Finley, for seeing the truth of our actual spiritual situation.

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Abuse

Nothing can grow true, strong, and healthy that lives under the dark shadow of abuse -- whether it's an abusive relationship or the abuse inflicted by mean-spirited thoughts and feelings.…[more]

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The Secret of Perfect Relationships

The less pain we have over what life appears to deny us, explains Guy Finley, the more at peace we naturally become with ourselves.

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Let Go of the Little Things in Life

Learning to let go and to live in the Now, explains Guy Finley, is the same as catching ourselves holding onto what limits us and then deliberately dropping these self-imposed…[more]

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Clear This Obstacle and Climb to True Independence

Every step along the way to a higher independent life, explains Guy Finley, is both the challenge and the reward.

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Enlarge Your Relationship with Real Life

What we put first in our lives, explains Guy Finley, is our first relationship with life.

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The Great Law that Governs Harmonious Relationships

Many times the very thing we want from the person we are with, explains Guy Finley, is the very thing that we ourselves either lack at the moment or otherwise…[more]

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Children

Guy Finley discusses how to help our children grow spiritually by accepting a parent's true responsibility, which is to lead by example and nourish our own inner work.

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Escape the Punishment in Judging Others

The gradual higher awareness of others' pain, explains Guy Finley, is the birth of true compassion in us.

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How to Release Yourself from Yourself

Letting go is about learning to die to ourselves psychologically, explains Guy Finley, so that something higher, something "undiminishable" can stand in for us.

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Helping Others to Help Themselves Go Higher

The best to way to help others, explains Guy Finley, is to give them room in which to grow.

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Let Your Relationships Set You Free

The path to a more compassionate life, explains Guy Finley, is found in our willingness to try to understand the moment instead of needing to be understood in it.

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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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Householder's Path

Guy Finley discusses the concerns of householders with regard to fulfilling responsibilities while on the spiritual path.

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The Price One Must Pay

Nothing in the universe, explains Guy Finley, can prevent a man or a woman who wants to know Love -- who wants to rise to the next level -- from…[more]

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Two Ways to Raise Your Level of Spiritual Freedom

We are spiritually free, explains Guy Finley, when not one part of us harbors any hatred or resentment for any other human being.

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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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Divorce

Guy Finley discusses a new approach to breaking the cycle of negativity involved in divorce where we take the focus off the other person and place our attention on a…[more]

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Family

Learn how to deal with parenting and family issues, including ways to use your interactions with children and loved ones to find a new kind of freedom.

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Using Your Relationships to Realize Real Life

The greatest, most abundant resource on planet Earth is also its least understood and utilized. Its unlimited supply is found virtually everywhere, anytime, and under all circumstances, even though few…[more]

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Taking Your Part in Perfect Intelligence

By working with our resistance to others, Guy Finley explains that we ultimately learn about our own true nature, out of which compassion is born.

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Cruelty

Guy Finley shows how the cruelty of others can begin to serve our inner development.

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Dealing with the Darkness We Get from Others

In this lesson Guy Finley explains how we can either choose to get negative about other people's bad behavior (which doesn't help us), or we can choose a different kind…[more]

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New Powers to Help You Perfect Your Relationships (continued)

Guy Finley discusses how we can raise our relationships to a higher level by understanding that the other person is never the problem when we feel hurt. It is not…[more]

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Addiction

How to overthrow the addiction, the tyrant of dark domination!

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Perfecting Relationship

The Secret of Pefecting Relationships

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Nurturing Love

Nurturing Love: How to be in True Relationship with another human being!

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Relationships

Using relationships for inner development.

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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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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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10 Ways to Tell the World You've Lost Interest in Being You

The true spiritual path begins and ends with what you already are. Use these 10 insights to tell the world you've lost interest in being you.