Starting Over / New Beginnings
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We live in a stream of a living light that never stops pouring down upon us, even as it ceaselessly wells up from within us. The first part of this opening comment is obvious: sunlight streams down moment to moment upon our earth, vitalizing and nourishing all that it touches. And while this order of light allows us to see all the marvelous forms and colors that our physical eyes behold...
There are possibilities in every given moment that exist solely for us to become new -- to change what we've been -- but we must learn to open ourselves. What does it mean to open myself? It means that -- in this moment -- I must understand that when I'm looking at your face, at what you do or don't do, at the weather, even when I'm looking in the mirror at myself...
We have an innate need to rise above ourselves, to open ourselves to higher influences... for one thing, because we understand that without higher influences, we're left to our own flu-like influences from which we don't get well, and that we are sick from following our own prescriptions! Our present condition is imagining what we need to do in order to get above ourselves...
We are born hungry. We not only require food that we take in with our mouths, but we all have an innate need to take in impressions -- to take in the nourishment that stimulates our mind, that moves our heart, and that works to give us a sense of satisfaction in life. When we're young, we have a natural appetite for life, and we are educated by going out and engaging in the world...
In this one-minute wisdom video clip, Guy Finley talks about how human beings can transcend their present nature through self-knowledge, and how that change of nature is the same as a change of destiny.
Just as the sun rises each morning to dismiss the twelve hours of darkness that came before, so the appearance of spring signals a similar moment - only in a greater scale of time; for with the dawn of the spring, the many dark months of winter must loose their collective grip, giving way to a gently increased measure of light and warmth that stirs the earth from its slumber..."
Real life is revelation. There is no moment in which something isn't stirring us in a constant kind of disturbance for the purpose of revealing both what we are and what we can be. But, in moments we are brought alive by the sudden awareness of who and what we have been, our unconscious reaction is to either resist or try to control the revelation. There is however...
In order to nurture our own awakening, we must first see the need to let go of those parts of us that we sense no longer serve us. This new kind of self-awareness is the interior “seed state” needed to outgrow and transcend our former level of self. But these seeds of higher self-knowledge must, in turn, become new actions if they are to awaken us to our immortal Self...
Human beings walk around in a kind of self-made suffering that is the expression of something in us that is afraid of seeing ourselves as we are. We've come to think that avoiding a unwanted fact about ourselves is the same as escaping the effects. Our lives should be a ceaseless realization of where we miss the mark, because that is the only way to transcend the idea that...
There exists in you a level of being that can know the spirit that is about to speak before it speaks it. This is the meaning of the scripture, "I go before you to make the crooked places straight." This higher order of "I" is present before the will of a lower "I" is about to act. When you see through its eyes you will not want to enact that which would punish yourself or others.
Getting stressed and struggling to change the outcome of any past event is like arguing with an echo to make it see your point of view.
Everything in this life is made to be impermanent, so that by the action of time, it can be changed into something new.