Starting Over / New Beginnings
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In this answer to a viewer's question, "letting go" author Guy Finley talks about what we need to understand when faced with any challenging moment that seems to lead to negativity: No condition creates conflict in our consciousness... Our consciousness is conflicted, and the condition reveals it.
Topics covered: The recovery of our true self begins with the realization that we have never known what our self really is; You are the answer you are looking for. The role of a true teacher is to welcome you with one hand and push you away with the other; Humanity shoots an arrow randomly and then draws the bullseye around wherever it lands; No human being gets negative without being in a dream.
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Student Talks: 9/30/2022 - Key Lesson: Into what do we gaze when looking through a telescope or microscope... other than into the yet discovered depths of our own consciousness? For whatever world we explore -- inwardly or outwardly -- what is it we uncover there... other than its reflection within us, along with a corresponding knowledge of it; and, if true, where does this new...
Topics covered: You cannot exist without the food of impressions. The soul hungers for spiritual impressions; In order to start having a broader experience, we need a new way to see life; We are created to be aware of what is reflected in our consciousness, and to know it as part of what we already are; The more wholly that something is seen, the more complete is the experience...
Classroom Talk: 9/25/2022 - Into what do we gaze when looking through a telescope or microscope... other than into the yet discovered depths our own consciousness? For whatever world we explore -- inwardly or outwardly -- what is it we uncover there... other than its reflection within us, along with a corresponding knowledge of it; and, if true, where does this new...
Topic: Tune In and Get Turned On to Real Life (Classroom Talk 5/4/22)
Topics covered: Everything that we see is through its reflection in our consciousness, including physical objects; Beauty is in our consciousness, not just in the outside condition that it sees, but it needs the condition to reveal that the observer is the observed; If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then so is fear, doubt and anxiety; Our present consciousness is mirrored in the...
Classroom Talk: 5/4/2022 - There is a proportionate and direct relationship between the degree of an inconsolable pain -- some form of suffering that's pretty much our daily companion -- and our misunderstanding the true purpose of why we have been given a life.
Topics covered: The world that you are seeking to escape from is a creation of your own consciousness, which means that it cannot be avoided; The real source of conflict is inside the consciousness that blames what it perceives to be outside of itself; What goes around comes around, until there is acceptance of what is being revealed; The reason moments seem to repeat themselves...
Classroom Talk: 3/25/2022 - Spiritual liberation is not an attainment; real freedom is not an achievement, let alone the by-product of belief. (It is) a grace-granted realization that we are not who we've mistaken ourselves to be: the limited experience of a temporal body that's been given a temporary place in this world of passing time.
Student Talks: 1/7/2022 - Key Lesson: Much as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so it holds true: our experience of any given moment -- for its light or darkness -- its joy or sorrow -- is cast in the image of the consciousness momentarily awakened to reflect upon itself.
In this short exchange with an online viewer, Guy explains that any avoidance of our inner condition actually solidifies both the condition being resisted and the confused sense of self that is created by that same unconscious resistance. There exists another order of awareness, a place of observation within us that is neither for nor against the condition that is revealed. What we need is simply the revelation of the condition and the consciousness responsible for it.