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  • Coming into the Undivided Life (Writing - 11/3/02)

    Be Aware of the Content of Your Own Heart

  • Awaiting the Divine (Writing - 9/22/02)

    Anticipation is a special kind of awareness where one is united with the spirit of what comes prior to its arrival

  • Let Nothingness Happen (Writing - 7/21/02)

    Allowing nothingness its life slays both the illusion of emptiness and the self so fearful of it.

  • Fear (Writing - 2/23/03)

    It is in your power to be awake to the fearful voices that either project some doom or denouce you for making mistakes.

  • Painful Past (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Learn to let go of any painful past condition!

  • Painful Patterns (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Breaking out of old painful patterns, habits, and recuring problems.

  • Nurturing Love (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Nurturing Love: How to be in True Relationship with another human being!

  • Selfless Living (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Selfless Living: How to Enter Into Perfect Communion Where God is Your Life!

  • Goal Setting (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Learn to Be A Self-Starting Individual Instead of a Self-Stalling One!

  • The Truth About Angels & Devils (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Learn how dark forces (devils) are always against you while Angelic forces (angels) are for you in every meaning of the word!

  • Meditation & Prayer (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Meditation & Prayer can show you how to let go and know that Life is complete and so are you!

  • Addiction (Writing - 2/23/03)

    How to overthrow the addiction, the tyrant of dark domination!

  • Judging Others (Writing - 2/23/03)

    How to see without judging others!

  • How to Defeat What's Defeating You (Writing - 12/6/02)

    How To Defeat What's Defeating you

  • Special Insights into Making a Fresh Start in Life (Writing - 12/27/02)

    Special Insights into Making a Fresh Start in Life

  • The Secret to Overcoming All Opposition (Writing - 9/6/02)

    Understanding of the opposites is essential for your spiritual growth.

  • Spiritual Stillness (Writing - 4/1/03)

    Guy Finley reveals the unknown treasures hidden in spritual stillness.

  • Nullify Negative States with New Knowledge (Writing - 4/27/03)

    An excerpt from Seeker's Guide explaining how to break our relationship with negative states.

  • Thought (Writing - 5/1/03)

    Guy Finley shows you a whole new way to live that is free from the punishment of self-wrecking thoughts.

  • Self-Awareness (Writing - 7/1/03)

    Guy Finley addresses common questions on the topic of self-awareness.

  • How to Win New Spiritual Strength (Writing - 9/7/03)

    Guy Finley shows that to win authentic spiritual strength one must see through the illusions he has mistaken for that strength.

  • A Silent Prayer to Empower Your Wish to be Free (Writing - 10/6/03)

    Guy explains how we can begin developing true fearlessness by refusing to follow the commands of the internal pressure that jumps in and immediately tells us what we must now…[more]

  • Release Yourself From Yourself (Writing - 10/12/03)

    In this key lesson Guy Finley explains how the now is meant to always be new.

  • Present Moment (Writing - 1/1/04)

    The present moment, where our being and and our nature meet, is the instant of our destiny. But how to get there?

  • Enter Into the Untroubled Now (Writing - 5/11/04)

    Seeing that thoughts do nothing more than keep us firmly entrenched in pyschic slumber, explains Guy Finley, is the first step to learning to live in the untroubled Now.

  • Breaking Out of the Circle of Conflict (Writing - 5/18/04)

    Guy Finley explains that choosing to bear, rather than reciprocate, the pain of others, is the only way to end the circle of suffering.

  • The Secret of Living Thought-Free (Writing - 6/22/04)

    We must learn to detect and reject the old content of ourselves, explains Guy Finley, if we are to enjoy the true freedom that awaits us.

  • Tap Into the Power of True Self (Writing - 7/13/04)

    True freedom, explains Guy Finley, is found through awareness that clinging to our past experience is all that holds us captive.

  • The Power to be at Peace with Your Life (Writing - 8/31/04)

    The first part of these new lessons in learning to live from your Higher Self and the prayer exercises that attend them is that the next time you feel yourself…[more]

  • Let the Love of Truth Give You a Fearless Life (Writing - 9/19/04)

    As we begin to see, explains Guy Finley, that keeping company with fear, worry, and stress is actually what allows those negative states to remain firmly lodged in our hearts,…[more]

  • A Special Holiday Message About How to Make the Season Bright (Writing - 11/26/04)

    A special message from Guy Finley about how to make the holiday season better and brighter. Guy explains how it's possible to stop hurting ourselves and the world around us…[more]

  • Negative Imagination (Writing - 12/1/04)

    Guy Finley discusses the draining energy of negative imagination and how images drawn from our memories seem to validate our discouragement.

  • Success (Writing - 1/1/05)

    Guy Finley discusses how we can fulfill the promise and potential of our lives and realize true success through living the awakened life and by developing self-seeing in the present…[more]

  • How To Change the Life You're Giving Yourself (Writing - 1/17/05)

    In order to change what we currently get from life, explains Guy Finley, we must first learn that we cannot separate our answers from our actions and our actions from…[more]

  • Self-Transformation (Writing - 6/1/05)

    Guy Finley discusses the path to true self-transformation, of growing beyond the nature in us that re-configures itself based on images from the past.

  • Remember Your Real Self and Be Free! (Writing - 11/7/05)

    Guy Finley reminds us that happiness, love, peace, compassion, and contentment are timeless states of being in the Now.

  • A Great Lesson in Letting Go (Writing - 1/28/06)

    We must no longer lend ourselves, explains Guy Finley, to the will of any dark state looking to use us as its vehicle.

  • Discovering the Impersonal Nature of True Peace (Writing - 3/11/06)

    If we could only become quiet enough to listen anew, explains Guy Finley, we would learn that peace is a gift given freely to each of us, right where we…[more]

  • Build the Foundation of a Fearless Life (Writing - 4/23/06)

    It's only what you do right this moment, right Now, explains Guy Finley, that's the seed of personal change.

  • The Right Choice That Keeps You Safe (Writing - 4/30/06)

    Guy Finley reminds us that no negative state wants what is right for you.

  • Law of Attraction (Writing - 5/1/06)

    Learn the truth aboout the law of attraction.

  • Step Out of the Rush and Into Your Own Life (Writing - 10/20/06)

    Learning to step out of the rush, explains Guy Finley, is the same as learning how to step into your own life.

  • The Power to Dismiss Discontentment From Your Life (Writing - 10/29/06)

    The discontented nature, explains Guy Finley, always requires that something be wrong in order for it to set it right.

  • Abolish Harmful Inner Voices (Writing - 11/6/06)

    Working with self-observation, we can actually see, explains Guy Finley, that these self-compromising thoughts are just that: thoughts.

  • Leave the "Victim Level" of Life Behind You (Writing - 2/11/07)

    Guy Finley explains how living from a mind that automatically assumes suffering is real, gives you no choice other than to remain a perpetual victim.

  • Transcend the Limitations of Self-Centered Love (Writing - 7/2/07)

    One of the most shocking and necessary discoveries along the path, explains Guy Finley, is that what we love does not love us

  • Realize Your True Self in the Pool of Wisdom (Writing - 7/9/07)

    Guy Finley explains how you don't throw a stone into a pond to get rid of a ripple.

  • The Secret Starting Place for All Happy Endings (Writing - 9/3/07)

    We don't ever have to worry about happy endings to any of our life stories, explains Guy Finley, if we're awake enough to refuse all unhappy beginnings.

  • Realize the Self Greater than Any Dark State (Writing - 12/17/07)

    If fall signals the retreat of nature -- as when the last leaves fall from the trees and countless creatures crawl into nooks and crannies to pass through the bone-chilling…[more]

  • The Real Secret is: Seeing is Your Being (Audio 3:23 - 1/3/08)

    We as human beings have settled for far too little. The fact is that we do not know the unrealized potential that exists within each and every one of us.…[more]

  • How the Awake State Helps Heal the Ache (Audio 7:54 - 1/29/08)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how there is nothing more important than to Be Awake.

  • Awaken the Love of Light (Audio 8:22 - 2/26/08)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how our minds react to what Truth is revealing within us.

  • What Can I Learn About Myself From You? (Writing - 9/14/08)

    Compassion starts with the understanding that every human being on the planet looks different from us -- because physically we are different -- but inwardly we all live in the…[more]

  • Let Love Be Your Life (Writing - 10/6/08)

    If we want a whole life, explains Guy Finley, we must be whole human beings.

  • Awaken to a New and Higher World Within Yourself (Audio 6:56 - 3/2/09)

    In this special podcast, Guy Finley talks about how a higher awareness of "our world" makes it impossible to punish, judge or be against another person.

  • Keys to Claiming Your Celestial Birthright (Writing - 2/23/09)

    On one hand we are made to live out our physical existence in the world of passing time. This is the world we are all familiar with. It is the…[more]

  • Claim the Higher Vantage Point of Conscious Presence (Writing - 6/26/09)

    We have within us, explains Guy Finley, a very special part of ourselves within which we may be at peace regardless of what goes on around us.

  • Let Life Touch You (Audio 6:52 - 8/31/09)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about what it would mean to allow every impression that touches your heart and mind to stir you as it is intended.

  • Awareness is the Law (Audio 5:43 - 10/3/09)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about a beautiful kind of higher certainty that can come into your life in which it is impossible to ever again have one more…[more]

  • Letting Go of Unseen Self-Limitation (Writing - 12/14/09)

    We all know what it is like to be held captive of the little things in life -- those petty concerns and small desires that steal their way into how…[more]

  • Real Change Begins with Honest Self-Investigation (Writing - 3/22/10)

    Nothing seems harder to accept than the fact that we are responsible for so much of what proves to be unnecessary suffering. But we must challenge this involuntary, often intractable…[more]

  • Break the Spell of Self-Limiting Negative States (Writing - 4/5/10)

    Your awareness of troubled thoughts and feelings, explains Guy Finley, is the power that keeps their harmful and self-limiting influences from having control over you.

  • Wait on Life in a Whole New Way (Audio 17:34 - 5/10/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about a bright new relationship with life that is available to us when we are willing to drop our painful demands and wait for…[more]

  • Step into an Unthinkably Confident Relationship with Life (Writing - 10/8/10)

    The awareness of our living relationship with the present moment empowers us to know what's best for us without having to think about it.

  • Strengthen Your Connection to the Timeless Life (Writing - 12/20/10)

    You'll never know how forgetful of your self you are until you make the smallest effort to be self-remembering.

  • Get Started on the Higher Path to Selfless Living (Writing - 3/7/11)

    We are meant to take part in God's life through awareness of the freedom it continually reveals.

  • The Reward of Being True to Yourself (Writing - 8/8/11)

    Real freedom isn't subject to how others estimate our value; it is in realizing that none are free who find their sense of worth wondering how others measure their lives.

  • Remember Yourself and Realize Freedom (Video 8:58 - 11/7/11)

    In this short talk Guy explains how each moment of life is made for anyone and everyone who is present to it. If you are not in this moment, you…[more]

  • A New Order of Self-Understanding (Writing - 11/21/11)

    As we become more self-aware, a whole new order of understanding dawns.

  • Enter the World Beyond Right and Wrong (Audio 5:59 - 3/5/12)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how real revelation of the truth of ourselves transforms the character that has been revealed.

  • Learn to Turn to the Eternal (Writing - 4/9/12)

    When at last we see how our present sense of self is little more than a derivative of relationships with things outside of us, and realize that most of our…[more]

  • The Web of Life (Audio 5:30 - 4/30/12)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the life-saving wisdom of becoming aware of the various thoughts, feelings and states that move through us, rather than wasting our energy…[more]

  • Awaken Your Powers of Perception (Writing - 9/10/12)

    Here's a short exercise to help you see the following fact: There's a way to know, without ever having to think about it, exactly which of your own thoughts and…[more]

  • Your New Authority Over Whatever Hurts You (Writing - 10/15/12)

    Only conscious awareness of our aching can lead us to what authentically answers it.

  • The Complete Story of Sorrow in a Simple Lesson (Audio 2:09 - 1/24/13)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how everything that life brings to our door is intended to show us something new and true about ourselves... if we are…[more]

  • Learn to Be New and Live in the Now (Writing - 12/24/12)

    Our awareness of the troubled thoughts and feelings roaming through us is the power that keeps their harmful and self-limiting influences from having control over us.

  • Find Strength in the Silent Force (Writing - 4/22/13)

    Looking for the power to be happy is not found in a person, place, possession, idea, or belief, but through the new understanding that your higher, permanent nature needs no…[more]

  • Being Alive Begins with Being Present (Audio 6:31 - 5/17/13)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how everything that exists was made for us to discover our true nature.

  • The Painful Illusion Behind All Conclusions (Audio 3:56 - 7/8/13)

    Guy Finley talks about how we have a nature within us that is constantly in motion, but yet never actually goes anywhere because all it can do is move from…[more]

  • We Are Made to Be Instruments of the Light (Video 3:39 - 6/28/13)

    In this video, Guy Finley talks about how our true interior work is about agreeing to stand within the light of awareness so that the parts of ourselves that are…[more]

  • Don't Miss This Life-Changing Moment (Writing - 8/12/13)

    What we call a personal "crisis" is really that moment when some previously invisible conflict within us becomes temporarily visible.

  • Let Inner Disturbances Lead to True Reconciliation (Video 5:04 - 9/3/13)

    Guy Finley explains how every event in life serves to reveal the actual truth of our character, and that true reconciliation must include a higher awareness of that nature within…[more]

  • Listen to the Sounds of Your Timeless Self (Audio 2:42 - 12/6/13)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley discusses the timeless beauty of music, and how when we find ourselves "tapping our feet to the rhythm," it is actually the expression in…[more]

  • Meditation of the Timeless Kind (Audio 3:49 - 12/18/13)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how it is possible for us to establish a real relationship with a higher order of stillness that is authentically in command of…[more]

  • Catch Yourself Before Acting From Weakness (Writing - 11/25/13)

    Any time we pretend to be something we're not, we do so out of fear that without that "persona" to protect us we won't get what we want.

  • The Reconciliation Between Self-Condemnation and Excuse (Video 3:35 - 2/24/14)

    Guy Finley talks about the nature within us that seeks to condemn us even as it excuses what "it" has done. Whenever we are able to observe these two opposites…[more]

  • Engage Directly With The Divine (Audio 3:40 - 4/8/14)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how the descriptions and interpretations of what we experience in our lives can never be as complete as the pure meaning that…[more]

  • Use the Power of the Present Moment for Real Inner Change (Writing - 5/26/14)

    Your awareness of the power of now can transform each challenging life moment into a new and true beginning for you.

  • A Simple Perfect Truth (Writing - 9/8/14)

    Our experience of life is what we are -- no more, no less.

  • Remember Your True Identity and Realize Self-Liberation (Writing - 10/20/14)

    Nothing real stands between you and your wish to be free.

  • Stop Looking For Trouble and You Won't Find It (Audio 2:55 - 12/26/14)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the importance of being present to ourselves, especially when the mind seeks to identify with something so that it can feel disturbed.

  • Close Encounters of the Truthful Kind (Writing - 1/26/15)

    Until we understand where the true cause of our unhappiness lies, we can never be happy.

  • The Keys to Real Self Knowledge (Video 3:40 - 8/5/15)

    Guy Finley talks about how direct self-awareness allows us to experience what is currently interfering with our ability to be in relationship with what is good, true, and beautiful. The…[more]

  • Allow the Light to Act Upon You (Writing - 8/17/15)

    The purpose of any true interior practice is not to help us do or achieve something in the world that will make our future a brighter one, but to help…[more]

  • Risk Doing What is True (Writing - 10/19/15)

    Taking a conscious risk involves making a choice to do what's true, in spite of what that choice may cost you.

  • Use the Suffering of Others to Help Them and Yourself (Video 3:18 - 11/30/15)

    Guy Finley explains that the only way to genuinely help a loved one who is suffering is by first learning to bear the pain their suffering stirs within us.

  • Awaken True Spiritual Sensitivity by Learning What it Means to "Wait" on Life (Audio 5:30 - 12/29/15)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we must learn what it means to wait on God if we wish to be connected to more than just the…[more]

  • Awaken True Spiritual Sensitivity by Learning What it Means to "Wait" on Life (Video 5:48 - 1/5/16)

    In this video, Guy Finley talks about how we must learn what it means to wait on God if we wish to be connected to more than just the temporary…[more]

  • Liberate Yourself Using the Three Levels of Intention (Video 1:23 - 3/3/16)

    Guy Finley explains that setting intentions and working on spiritual exercises helps us to see parts of ourselves that we are currently unconscious to and have no authority over --…[more]

  • Liberate Yourself Using the Three Levels of Intention (Audio 1:44 - 3/3/16)

    Guy Finley explains that setting intentions and working on spiritual exercises helps us to see parts of ourselves that we are currently unconscious to and have no authority over --…[more]

  • Choose to Remember the Light (Video 6:39 - 5/23/16)

    Guy Finley explains that the path to a quiet mind is not through battling with what we think opposes our peace; it is by remembering what we love, and giving…[more]

  • The Secret Liberating Power of Self-Observation (Writing - 8/22/16)

    We are meant to become an observer of ourselves, watchful of both the content -- and the intent -- of everything arising from our own mind and heart.

  • Take Part in the Great Communication of Life (Audio 3:58 - 11/4/16)

    Guy Finley talks about the unnecessary pain that is produced by a breakdown in communication, which is resolved by coming out of our mental dialogs and entering into a broader…[more]

  • Refuse All Unhappy Beginnings (Writing - 11/21/16)

    We don't ever have to worry about happy endings to any of our life stories if we're awake enough to refuse all unhappy beginnings.

  • The First Glimpse of the God-Given Self (Audio 2:24 - 11/28/16)

    In this brief talk, "letting go" author Guy Finley talks about how the discovery of who we really are -- our "true self" -- is possible only as we become…[more]

  • Learn to Let Go and Outgrow Your Suffering (Writing - 12/19/16)

    This world of ours, and all that transpires here, is a school for our spiritual education.

  • Take Part in the Great Communication of Life (Video 3:33 - 1/18/17)

    Guy Finley talks about the unnecessary pain that is produced by a breakdown in communication, which is resolved by coming out of our mental dialogs and entering into a broader…[more]

  • Reclaim Your Attention and Release Yourself from Negativity (Writing - 1/19/17)

    Each moment of reclaimed attention gives us a stake in the freedom it grants.

  • The First Glimpse of the God-Given Self (Video 2:06 - 2/2/17)

    In this brief video clip, "letting go" author Guy Finley talks about how the discovery of who we really are -- our "true self" -- is possible only as we…[more]

  • Let Go of Self-Limiting Fears (Writing - 3/27/17)

    To flatten your fears once and for all, you must forget about the idea of domination and start thinking about self-illumination -- the miracle that happens within us whenever we…[more]

  • The Essential Element for the Ripening of the Soul (Video 5:27 - 5/22/17)

    Guy Finley explains what is needed to initiate a true change in our character so that we can begin to fulfill our higher purpose.

  • How to Have an Authentic Life (Writing - 10/9/17)

    Truthful self-seeing is the beginning of having an authentic life... one in which we learn that the initial bitterness of self-truthfulness is the front-runner of our ultimate spiritual betterment.

  • Seek Me Among the Living (Excerpt) (Video 7:21 - 11/11/17)

    Life of Learning Foundation founder and director Guy Finley explains that the beginning of freedom is in the awareness of our inner captivity. The full replay of this class is…[more]

  • Enter Into the Unseen Holiness of Real Life (Audio 7:26 - 12/13/17)

    There exists at all times a particular kind of field, an awareness that holds, and is intimately connected to, all that it is aware of within itself. As you see…[more]

  • Find Lasting Freedom in Spiritual Stillness (Writing - 1/22/18)

    Being still begins with being quietly aware that whatever seems to be whirling around you is really just a reflection of the world of unseen reactions within you.

  • Step Back from Your Reactions (Writing - 3/6/18)

    Any condition we meet that is unwanted, such as a rude person, is not the cause of our stress. All conditions simply offer a momentary mirror for us in which…[more]

  • 20 Unmistakable Ways to Tell You're in the Wrong Place Inwardly (Writing - 5/21/18)

    The only thing that can happen to you when you're in the wrong place is a wrong thing. But even when you find yourself in a "wrong place" inwardly, you…[more]

  • The Secret of Knowing Without Thinking (Writing - 7/25/18)

    You possess unsuspected powers of perception just waiting to be awakened. The following technique will help you get started with this awakening of the Free Mind.