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Regardless of how disappointing or painful it may have been, nothing real lives in your past that can grab you and make you its captive any more than a dark shadow has the power to keep you from walking into the sunlight.
Sadly for those deceived, and dangerous for the spiritually unwary they encounter, many humans have unknowingly abandoned themselves to dark spirits in exchange for the strong sense of self the presence of such negative energies provides as it courses through them. These souls who are taken over don't know their actual state as part of the "pleasure" in their condition is their certainty that...
Nothing is missing from our lives except for our not yet awakened ability to see this essential truth: just as fire needs wood to express its warmth and light, so too do we need the "darkness" of what we have yet to understand about ourselves. It rarely occurs to us, but *there is a greater potential in what we don't yet know about this life of ours than there is in what we've already seen...
Guy Finley explains that true goodness is not measured by actions that validate the image we have of ourselves as being good. An action that is truly good has no self-reference, and is the natural outcome of being present.
In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how freedom from the tyranny of psychological storms begins by refusing to be consoled by anything that our minds can imagine, an action that allows the true consolation to make itself known to us.
In this short talk, Guy Finley explains the difference between the false kind of shame that shackles us to a self that is trapped in the past, and the proper kind of conscious remorse that is the seed of true humility and freedom.
In this short talk, Guy explains how we cannot fail if we will persevere through our darkest moments, because the light never fails to illuminate what presently hides in the dark.
In any given moment there's always something higher to do with your life than sit there and suffer over what you think you can't have, do, or be.
It's vital to understand that angels and devils exist and are always hard at work around us. This fact is no cause for fear, for while their subtle bodies are invisible, their activities are not. The forces of good and evil can easily be seen working their ways in and through human beings; for it is within us that these levels of light and darkness mold life on earth in their image. Angelic...
As a rule, the first thing we experience -- whenever we see something negative in us -- is an involuntary negative reaction: we immediately condemn ourselves. But Light never condemns; its nature is to reveal, transform, and release. Which means this mechanical mental activity going on in us -- along with its aching --must be going on for some purpose other than our perfection or protection.