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  • The Good Work of Giving Yourself Up (Writing - 7/14/02)

    Cycling of vanity with life-in-vain goes on until you see the cost of a self-filling self. Then you commence on the good work of giving yourself up.

  • Nothing From Nothing (Writing - 6/30/02)

    If you serve only yourself you serve nothing. If you cling only to yourself you hold nothing.

  • The Opposing Self (Writing - 7/28/02)

    Seeking fulfillment it empties itself. Seeking importance it compromises itself. This is the self that opposes itself.

  • Being Identified (Writing - 2/22/03)

    Come to the end of being identified with any painful condition.

  • Character (Writing - 2/23/03)

    How to develop True Character by dropping self-defeating habits!

  • Suffering (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Find the Secret Solution to Help End World Suffering!

  • Resistance (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Learning to Go Through Resistance

  • Happiness (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Happiness is seeing all dark states as passing clouds, behind which sits The Sun!

  • Blame Game (Writing - 2/23/03)

    There is no profit in blaming your lot in life on other people or an uncaring world. Escape the dark punishing captivity inherent in blame.

  • You Can Be Stronger Than Any Dark Spirit (Writing - 11/29/02)

    You Can Be Stronger Than Any Dark Spirit

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

    How To Defeat What's Defeating you

  • Find The Magic Of The Original Moment (Writing - 11/5/02)

    We are born with a nature that can meet life new every moment

  • Flow With The Present Moment  Into The Fullness Of The Free Mind (Writing - 10/25/02)

    You need never suffer again.

  • The Secret of Owning Your Own Life (Writing - 1/17/03)

    Discover ten powerful new ways to begin changing your view of your own life. Plus learn the one power greater than any disturbance.

  • Attachment (Writing - 3/1/03)

    Attachment is an unconscious process that occurs when our thoughts, having formed an image of someone or something, then embrace this image as the thing itself we have imagined.

  • The Secret of Seeing Through Defeat and Discouragement (Writing - 6/16/03)

    The more you know, the farther you can see, so take as long as you need with the following Higher Lesson and allow yourself to see something new about the…[more]

  • 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.

  • Using Your Relationships to Realize Real Life (Writing - 12/22/03)

    The greatest, most abundant resource on planet Earth is also its least understood and utilized. Its unlimited supply is found virtually everywhere, anytime, and under all circumstances, even though few…[more]

  • New Facts for Real Strength (Writing - 3/22/04)

    Our willingness to see the difference between real and false strength, explains Guy Finley, is what allows us to achieve a whole new kind of life.

  • The Sure Way to Raise Your Life Level (Writing - 4/19/04)

    Guy Finley explains that the only lasting way to change our experience in life is to change our own life-level. At last the secret of real change!

  • This Key Unlocks the Door to a New Kind of Freedom (Writing - 5/25/04)

    The true answer to any problem we find ourselves in is not found in our thoughts about it, but rather in our willingness to allow new light to reveal its…[more]

  • 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.

  • How to Free Yourself from Fear and Worries by Walking Directly Into Them (Writing - 6/29/04)

    Instead of letting fear lead you off the path and into the dark, explains Guy Finley, remain true to your course and watch it disappear.

  • Letting Love Lead You Home to Her (Writing - 9/13/04)

    Now in everyone is sown -- into the center of his or her soul -- some love. Of this we may be certain, even though many people today seem counter-testimony…[more]

  • Illusions (Writing - 9/28/05)

    Understand the power illusions have over your life and learn how to break free from what wants to keep you captive.

  • You Are Not Who You Think You Are (Writing - 2/27/06)

    Events may happen to you, explains Guy Finley, but you are not the event.

  • Discover the Real Cause of Discontentment (Writing - 7/23/06)

    Guy Finley explains that we must never do anything about our discontentment because it's not really ours.

  • The Power to Doubt and Dismiss Any Problem (Audio 11:36 - 9/11/06)

    Here is the secret to releasing physical tension and mental pain from your life forever. Learn these three simple steps and you will never be the same again.

  • The First Step to Realizing Your True Self (Writing - 1/7/07)

    Like the invisible winds that move the branches on the trees, explains Guy Finley, we live in a world of an unseen, but ceaseless, flood of thoughts and feelings.

  • Let Go and Realize Real Rescue (Writing - 1/28/07)

    Guy Finley shows us that any desperate attempt to escape a trouble usually leads us right back into more trouble.

  • Spiritual Weariness (Writing - 5/1/07)

    Guy Finley discusses how to keep alive the zeal for awakening and self-work, and to persist on the path to self-knowledge. Learn about the self-honesty that allows you to overcome…[more]

  • Inviting What is True to Set You Free (Writing - 7/16/07)

    Experience reveals, explains Guy Finley, that the actual nature of any painful moment in life has little to do with what we first blame our pain upon.

  • Coming to the End of Codependency (Writing - 7/23/07)

    The suffering inherent in any condition created by unconscious codependency, explains Guy Finley, is due to our having forgotten who we really are.

  • 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.

  • Your True Nature is High (Expanded) (Writing - 9/22/07)

    There is nothing wrong with being a successful human being. In fact, the purpose of your life is to win. But what if, in your quest for this victory, you…[more]

  • Wake Up and Walk Away from Whatever is Pulling You Down (Writing - 10/21/07)

    We are here on earth, explains Guy Finley, to grow beyond the limiting influences of our own unawakened nature.

  • Depression (Part 2) (Writing - 12/4/07)

    Guy Finley discusses the source of sadness and depression, and the most effective ways to free yourself from sinking into psychological darkness.

  • Get to the Bottom of What's Betraying You (Writing - 1/28/08)

    We value negative states, explains Guy Finley, because of the strong sense of self we get from them.

  • Let Go of Loneliness and Discontentment (Writing - 2/18/08)

    The false self is trying endlessly to get your attention, explains Guy Finley, in order to point out to you that there is something missing in your life.

  • A Short Talk on Reincarnation (Audio 5:36 - 4/6/08)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley reveals the true, practical meaning behind the idea of reincarnation.

  • Be Your True Self and Be Fearless (Writing - 6/2/08)

    It is possible, explains Guy Finley, to understand your fear in a whole new way.

  • The Secret that Shatters Self-Limitation (Writing - 8/11/08)

    True freedom is not an achievement, explains Guy Finley; it is our awakened relationship and participation with the genesis of real life.

  • Take the Leap into All that You May Be (Writing - 9/25/08)

    Guy Finley urges us to find the places in our lives where we can take conscious, spiritual risks.

  • Take Back Authority Over Your Own Life (Writing - 12/15/08)

    Our purpose in life, explains Guy Finley, should be to challenge and rise above every wrong feeling by finding the higher ground within.

  • Just Say "No" to Blaming Others (Writing - 1/19/09)

    A big part of our inner work in all of our relationships involves remembering this key idea: whenever we are not present and properly attentive to ourselves, we may be…[more]

  • Start Busting the Bridges to Nowhere (Audio 4:08 - 3/16/09)

    Your true nature does not feel any compulsion to compare itself to anything. In this podcast, best-selling author Guy Finley explains why any attempt to find an identity through comparison…[more]

  • The Secret for Effortless Living (Writing - 5/25/09)

    Everyone wonders whether or not there is one Great Secret for truly successful living. Guy Finley explains that there is.

  • The Strange Non-Life of the False Self (Writing - 8/27/10)

    The sky is forever. And so is your true nature.

  • Uncommon Insights from Everyday Interactions (Writing - 8/1/11)

    It is never the people we are around that cause us negative reactions. These reactions arise out of what we secretly want from people.

  • Let Go and Learn the Truth of Yourself (Audio 5:53 - 8/27/11)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about why human beings are so addicted to stress and tension, and why it is so important for us to understand that something…[more]

  • Stop Waiting and Start Living (Audio 5:23 - 9/10/11)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how painful tension persists because we are relying on something outside of ourselves to tell us who we are.

  • Start Actualizing Change (Writing - 1/7/13)

    Actualizing our spiritual right to live without the frustration of fearful limitations is not a question of achieving something new; it begins with choosing to end a relationship with that…[more]

  • The First Step to Saving Your Soul (Audio 5:18 - 4/19/13)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley discusses how we must begin to properly use the gifts we have been given if our wish is to enter into a deeper relationship…[more]

  • The Difference Between Practical vs. Personal Thoughts (Video 2:08 - 3/19/13)

    Guy Finley talks about how to discern the difference between thought that is practical and useful, versus thought that is unconscious and hurtful.

  • The Safety of Self-Command (Writing - 7/15/13)

    Fear is, and has always been, nothing but a self-limiting reaction that we cling to in the darkness of our present life-level, having mistaken it for a shield of self-protection.…[more]

  • The Painful Illusion Behind All Conclusions (Video 3:49 - 8/14/13)

    In this video, 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…[more]

  • Let Go and Be Lifted Above Yourself (Audio 4:34 - 1/27/14)

    Guy Finly explains in this short talk that, if we want to be lifted above ourselves, we must see that we cannot reconcile any psychological disturbance that moves through us…[more]

  • Let Go and Be Lifted Above Yourself (Video 4:13 - 1/31/14)

    Guy Finly explains in this short video that, if we want to be lifted above ourselves, we must see that we cannot reconcile any psychological disturbance that moves through us…[more]

  • How to Be Happy for the Rest of Your Life (Audio 3:43 - 2/10/14)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how the universe wants us to succeed as human beings. Although it may seem otherwise at times, when we finally understand the…[more]

  • Learn to Expose Unconscious Wrongness (Writing - 3/17/14)

    A crisis only becomes a breaking point when we fail to use it as a turning point.

  • Walk Safely Out of the Labyrinth Called Your "self" (Audio 12:02 - 8/4/14)

    Guy Finley explains that Truth is always gently inviting you to see that the moments you fear are part of a divine path that's intended to lead you to the…[more]

  • Walk Safely Out of the Labyrinth Called Your "self" (Video 11:40 - 8/25/14)

    Guy Finley explains that Truth is always gently inviting you to see that the moments you fear are part of a divine path that's intended to lead you to the…[more]

  • There's No Sense of Self in a Right Action (Video 2:58 - 8/25/14)

    Guy Finley explains that true goodness is not measured by actions that validate the image we have of ourselves as being good. An action that is truly good has no…[more]

  • There's No Sense of Self in a Right Action (Video 2:58 - 9/1/14)

    Guy Finley explains that true goodness is not measured by actions that validate the image we have of ourselves as being a good. An action that is truly good has…[more]

  • The Inner Change that Puts You in a New Relationship with Life (Writing - 2/23/15)

    Most people want very much to be strong, but they do not seem to be able to find the real strength they yearn for.

  • A Brief Lesson in Higher Love (Audio 1:48 - 9/4/15)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explains that any state which we call "love" that does not include some kind of sacrifice is actually a secret form of self-glorification.

  • Put Yourself in Heavenly Hands (Writing - 8/10/15)

    There is a higher world where fears can't enter, let alone infect.

  • A Brief Lesson in Higher Love (Video 1:17 - 10/5/15)

    In this short video, Guy Finley explains that any state which we call "love" that does not include some kind of sacrifice is actually a secret form of self-glorification.

  • 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.

  • Shatter the Bonds of False Beliefs and Be Free (Writing - 6/6/16)

    The only way we can be released from any painful sense of false responsibility is to see that it is based in a false belief.

  • Your Inner Victory Conquers All (Writing - 7/25/16)

    As we learn how to take the higher ground inwardly and begin winning that life for which we are created, we are gradually empowered to prevail over any event and…[more]

  • Release Yourself from the False Sense of Life (Writing - 9/12/16)

    Like the invisible winds that move the branches on the trees, we live in a world of this unseen, but ceaseless, flood of thoughts and feelings.

  • Refuse to Give Life to What is Harming You (Video 4:17 - 10/25/16)

    Whenever we don't want a particular condition and then attempt to push it away, we actually strengthen the condition that we say we don't want. To see this dynamic taking…[more]

  • Use These Insights to Help You Walk Away from Guilt, Shame, and Regret (Audio 2:21 - 10/27/16)

    In this short talk, "letting go" author Guy Finley explains that there exists within all of us a lower nature that is always operating unconsciously to get us to be…[more]

  • 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]

  • Show Me the Fear! (Video 2:47 - 12/1/16)

    Guy Finley explains that fear is not real any more than the shadow of an object is the object itself. It is merely a projection of a nature that has…[more]

  • Use These Insights to Help You Walk Away from Guilt, Shame, and Regret (Video 2:03 - 12/19/16)

    "Letting go" author Guy Finley explains that there exists within all of us a lower nature that is always operating unconsciously to get us to be the expression of its…[more]

  • 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]

  • How to Recognize the Real Voice of the Master (Video 5:13 - 5/22/17)

    Guy Finley explains the key to being able to discern the true inner guide from a false one.

  • Don't Be a Role Maker, Be a Role Breaker (Audio 10:07 - 7/3/17)

    We are masters at fooling others into thinking we have command of ourselves, but any attempt to appear as anything other than what we are is not only a lie…[more]

  • Stay Alert to the Process of Peer Approval (Writing - 7/3/17)

    The less you are approved by others, the more alone and uncertain you feel.

  • Stop Seeking Approval and Own Your Own Life (Writing - 3/16/18)

    Seeking and receiving approval from others is like sitting down hungry to an imaginary meal.

  • Find Freedom from Self-Induced Dark Dreams (Writing - 4/30/18)

    Our experience of each moment -- for its pleasure or pain, peace or trouble -- is a direct reflection of what we are in relationship with in the present.