Starting Over / New Beginnings
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Student Talks: 3/17/2023 - Key Lesson: Before we can hope to stop reliving any unwanted moment from our past, we must see that our experience of it is inseparable from how we ourselves have named it.
Topics covered: The moment that a reaction gets named you have been set up to have a painful moment, because that consciousness resists the very reaction that it has named; Revelation of resistance is the release from the captivity of that resistance; "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." -- William Shakespeare; An object or a condition cannot exist...
Classroom Talk: 3/12/2023 - Before we can hope to stop reliving any unwanted moment from our past, we must see that our experience of it is inseparable from how we ourselves have named it.
In this answer to a viewer's question, "self-realization" author Guy Finley explains that we are not our memories, and that we can connect ourselves to a higher life that never disappears, even when our memories may.
Topics Covered: We are not intended to live within and behind any kind of walls that limit our right to explore all of our celestial possibilities; We unconsciously identify with, and become captive of, self-constructed boundaries that are imagined by our consciousness; Our ideas, beliefs, and opinions are a kind of construction of an unconscious nature that prevents unfettered self-exploration.
Classroom Talk: 12/29/2021 - Only as we dare to explore and understand the nature of fear -- including how it projects and protects its prison-like boundaries -- only then will we see its illusion fall apart, and begin to quietly disappear.
Unwanted life lessons repeat themselves again and again. Why? Because we keep talking to ourselves about them. Whether they happened two minutes -- or even 25 years ago -- we talk to ourselves about things we regret or feel guilty over. In fact, the mind almost never stops talking. Something triggers a thought that is the left over, undigested energy of an event that was meant...
Following is a small excerpt from a "fireside chat" between Guy Finley and Dr. Ellen Dickstein as they explored the topic of The Power to Release Regrets and Get Over Guilt. Guy: We don't "learn" the way that we think we learn... which is by reliving things. No one learns anything by reliving a situation. Ellen: This reminds me of something you said that I found very interesting...
Topics Covered: Our hope is not in things seen; Being the witness of useless suffering; Use the fear of the future to find the fearless heart; Accept the moment as it is given as an act of higher Will; We don't want to fix ourselves, we want to see ourselves; Dismissal of habitual reactions; Awareness of the play of creation; Replace the idea of "faster" with "more aware"...
Topics Covered: Re-experiencing, reliving a memory; Mind wanting to escape the sound of itself; Real love doesn't punish the one who loves; Love doesn't separate; Love doesn't suffer over what was; Agree to consciously suffer our own consciousness; Remain the witness of consciousness instead of trying to change it; Being in the crucible of the crisis; See that the promise of...
Classroom Talk: 11/20/2019 In real life there are no "tracks" to follow, but thought runs along the tracks of memory, and memory always departs from, and returns to the same station: the PAST. This explains why it seems we never arrive at that divine station in life called "True Freedom"... because real freedom is not in time.
Classroom Talk: 12/5/2018 - No (psychological) self exists without memory; no (psychological) memory exists without thought; no thought exists by itself. And yet, nothing is more alone and isolated than is the thinker-... regardless of how many thoughts may emerge to support and sustain the appearance of its temporary identity.
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