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Topic: Enter the Fullness of Real Life that Is Freedom Itself (8/25/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: If you do not know what initiates the actions you take, then there is no "you" choosing to do anything at all; Why would we limit the impressions that come with an unwanted moment? Why would we limit any impression at all, especially when it is these impressions that ultimately lead (through reactions) to our actions?; Within us there is a door that leads to...
Classroom Talk: 8/25/2021 - Just as the wise captain of a sailboat knows that a dead calm often precedes a new set of winds to fill his sails, so can the aspirant who is patient in the face of a growing emptiness be assured that a whole new order of fullness is on its way.
Topic: See Yourself in the Divine Mirror and Be Set Free (4/28/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: There must be a new kind of struggle, not with what our consciousness says is the problem, but with the consciousness itself; The world that we see outside of ourselves is a reflection of our consciousness. Whatever appears in the mirror of our consciousness was already there before it was revealed to us; There is no time and distance to cover between ourselves...
Classroom Talk: 4/28/2021 - Spiritual wholeness is a living, timeless estate... inseparable from the Divine Light that reveals it in each passing moment; (it is) not a static condition... as in the imagined, painful idea of achieving some imagined sense of permanent personal satisfaction.
We are always being fed by impressions; Thought makes an icon out of every experience; Things don't come to you, you are revealed to yourself; The Prodigal Son is a story of consciousness; Consciousness is the awareness of something; Feeling disrespected is a result of that self overvaluing itself; Starving the self and feeding the soul; I know better than to start the journey to...
All identification is dependency; Awareness is seeing without a center; The mind is always trying to dissect life; Every wish to change something in your life is produced by fear; A thought has no substance, it's a representation of something; Fear is built-in to dependency; The way out of your pain is through humility; You must struggle with your weakness instead of use it as an excuse...
It feels like I have been a seeker forever, but have not yet found the enlightenment I have been seeking. Is enlightenment something that happens, or is it just an understanding?
The kingdom of heaven is seen only through an open heart. And the only way in which a heart opens is when an individual begins to understand that there's nothing in creation that can hurt who and what you are.
Classroom Talk: 4/7/2019 - Even our most difficult moments in life soon prove themselves to be the seed of a new, and higher level of being... but only when -- and as -- we're willing to receive whatever these same moments have come to show us about our present level of consciousness.
In this short video, Guy Finley talks about why anything that we are not aware of -- both internally and in the external world -- affects the way we feel and directs our actions accordingly. Becoming conscious of our interior state as well as our immediate external environment allows us to see tension and anxiety that is present within us without letting it take us over.