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Letting Go author Guy Finley explains the esoteric meaning of the well-known passage from scripture "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." The kingdom of heaven is not a destination, it is a place in your own consciousness that is revealed moment to moment within you. As you enter into this timeless, undivided space...
Informal Saturday discussion with Guy Finley on a variety of topics.
One of the sad reasons why so few men and women persist in the inner work necessary for higher self-discovery is because we have all become -- to one degree or another -- either an unwitting captive of, or willing participant in, what can only be described as a descending scale in the meaning of life. More simply stated, over time our values have been subtly shifting away from...
Student Talks: 12/18/2020 - Key Lesson: Part 1: The Divine journey begins with our gradual awakening to the timeless depth and breadth of our own sleeping consciousness. All that we are, and hope to be already resides therein... waiting to reveal its Light to whoever will dare make the leap into the seeming darkness...
Topics Covered:There is an impulse to set out upon the "Divine Journey" because the journey(s) we take in this world are the source of dissatisfaction;There is alignment with the Divine, or there is the illusion of alignment;All creatures have consciousness and are aware of their surroundings, and that level of consciousness sees everything as being other than itself...
Classroom Talk: 12/13/2020 - The Divine journey begins with our gradual awakening to the timeless depth and breadth of our own sleeping consciousness. All that we are, and hope to be already resides therein... waiting to reveal its Light to whoever will dare make the leap into the seeming darkness of its perfect emptiness...
Topics Covered:The "self" that sets out on the journey to reconnect with the Divine will not be the same self that finally arrives; The very act of attempting to escape from unwanted moments is the creation of a painful circle of self that attempts to, but cannot escape itself; The "consciousness of otherness" that was referred to in the talk is the divided level of mind that believes...
Classroom Talk: 12/11/2020 - If we will persist, at all costs, with our interior work -- immersing ourselves in its ensuing, ever-deepening discoveries -- the glad day comes when we will simply melt into them... proving that we are neither the one who seeks truth, nor the one who finds it, but a level of Being that is, and always has been... both.
Student Talks: 8/7/2020 - Key Lesson: Here’s why no spiritual “secret” -- in and of itself -- has the power to transform, let alone raise our consciousness in any meaningful way: no self-knowledge, regardless how subtle, can serve its true purpose unless it is accompanied by the one element capable of actualizing it: consistent, persistent self-honesty.
Classroom Talk: 8/2/2020 - Here's why no spiritual "secret" -- in and of itself -- has the power to transform, let alone raise our consciousness in any meaningful way: no self-knowledge, regardless how subtle, can serve its true purpose unless it is accompanied by the one element capable of actualizing it: consistent, persistent self-honesty.
Topics Covered: Spiritual life is a ceaseless series of departures; The antidote is in the venom; In my weakness is Thy strength made perfect; The nature that wants to fit in is in a prison; Eliminate the mechanical man or woman, and you eliminate what is maniacal; "Give me liberty or give me death" is a fact of spiritual life; The emptiness we fear doesn't exist without...
Classroom Talk: 6/28/2020 - Part 1: The futility and inevitable frustration of trying to "fit" the Immeasurable into our present level of consciousness is like spending a day at the sea shore, and then hoping to take the ocean home with us... in our sand pail. Part 2: We live in a world the size of our present understanding...