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  • Jump In (Writing - 10/6/02)

    Life will fill whatever you empty. Be hollow. Let the winds of change play you instead of punish you.

  • Recovery (Writing - 2/23/03)

    In Recovery the Light from one small moment of honest self-inquiry is more powerful than the accumulated darkness of a million years of doubt.

  • Starting Over (Part 2) (Writing - 2/23/03)

    How to make a truly Fresh Start starting over!

  • Cancel the Cause of Self-Captivity (Writing - 5/10/03)

    A lesson revealing the extra effort needed on our part to realize True Freedom.

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

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

  • The Secret for Making a New and True Beginning (Writing - 12/28/03)

    Guy Finley explains that a new and true future begins with planting seeds of change in the now.

  • Eleven Laws That Lift You to the Next Life Level (Writing - 3/1/04)

    The only thing that holds us down is what we don't yet know about ourselves. This insight explains why our ability to learn the truth about ourselves, to increase our…[more]

  • Sow the Seeds of a Higher and Happier Life (Writing - 10/10/04)

    If we are ever to realize, explains Guy Finley, the integrity and consistent kindness of our True Nature, if we long to know something of heaven while we live on…[more]

  • A Higher Lesson in Life Levels that Leads to a New Life (Writing - 10/18/04)

    Guy Finley describes for us how a higher conscious awareness empowers us to be one with all that exists in the kingdom of creation.

  • The Ten Traits of the True Spiritual Warrior (Writing - 12/5/04)

    Guy Finley outlines the ten traits of a True Spiritual Warrior.

  • Take the Step that You're Sure You Can't (Writing - 1/1/05)

    Guy Finley shows us that, no matter how hard it seems to start fresh or learn something new, who you really are is greater than any part of yourself which…[more]

  • Find Lasting Self-Renewal in Self-Release (Writing - 1/9/05)

    The reason why Truth sets you free, explains Guy Finley, is because it alone reveals that what you are held captive by has no reality outside of your wish to…[more]

  • The First Step in True Self-Transformation (Writing - 6/5/05)

    The difference between living Now and living "then," explains Guy Finley, is the difference between living in a thought nature vs. living in our True Nature.

  • Wake Up and Break Up the Stress Cycle (Writing - 10/29/05)

    We must learn what it means to reach for a whole new place within ourselves, explains Guy Finley, from where it's possible to see that our present thoughts and feelings…[more]

  • Walk Lightly Through Life (Writing - 12/11/05)

    It is not our life that must change, explains Guy Finley, but our view of our life.

  • The Love of Winter (Writing - 12/24/05)

    In pure barrenness, explains Guy Finley, there dwells an honest beauty.

  • Persistence (Writing - 1/1/06)

    Learn why persistence is such a critical part of your spiritual work.

  • Be Careful What You Pray For . . . (Writing - 1/15/06)

    Guy Finley explains that our experience of life moment-to-moment is, in fact, what we have asked for.

  • 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.

  • How to Develop a New Attitude and a New Altitude in Life (Writing - 4/3/06)

    A young woman once decided that her best chance of getting hired by a company doing geological survey work in the Alaskan wilderness was to earn a private license to…[more]

  • The New Self-Understanding that Makes You Unstoppable (Writing - 6/12/06)

    We live in a world, explains Guy Finley, that is established for us to succeed in realizing that within us dwells an Intelligence beyond fear.

  • The Little Boy Who Laughed Away the "Haunted" House (Writing - 9/4/06)

    If we will courageously examine every frightening thought that goes through our minds to see if it is based in reality, explains Guy Finley, we will eventually discover that there…[more]

  • Let Go of the Little Things in Life (Writing - 10/9/06)

    Learning to let go and to live in the Now, explains Guy Finley, is the same as catching ourselves holding onto what limits us and then deliberately dropping these self-imposed…[more]

  • True Revolution (Writing - 12/10/06)

    A special writing by Guy Finley on what it truly means to be a peaceful and peace-filled human being.

  • Abuse (Writing - 12/31/06)

    Nothing can grow true, strong, and healthy that lives under the dark shadow of abuse -- whether it's an abusive relationship or the abuse inflicted by mean-spirited thoughts and feelings.…[more]

  • Be the Ruler of Your Own Reactions (Writing - 3/26/07)

    Who you really are, explains Guy Finley, is an endless learning ground, a limitless possibility for higher and higher self-discovery.

  • Unleash the Power of Present Living (Writing - 4/9/07)

    Any lingering sadness, explains Guy Finley, is an unnatural life-form kept breathing by the false self's reluctance to let it go.

  • 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]

  • Wake Up and Walk Out of the Cell of Yourself (Writing - 4/28/07)

    Whenever we find ourselves in some "unwanted" part of ourselves, perhaps reliving an old heartache or caught in the throes of some irrepressible anger, old fear, or unyielding worry, part…[more]

  • Five Truths That Make You Victorious (Writing - 9/17/07)

    Guy Finley explains that nothing in life can stop you from starting your life all over.

  • Use This Light to Help You Make a New Beginning in Life (Writing - 10/8/07)

    Starting life over again is the key to a new you, explains Guy Finley.

  • Discover a Peace that Never Goes to Pieces (Writing - 1/6/08)

    Guy Finley explains that if our peace is built upon worldly forms, then it will be, at best, a temporary peace.

  • Why You Should Feel Encouraged (Writing - 2/10/08)

    The light from one small moment of honest self-inquiry, explains Guy Finley, is more powerful than the accumulated darkness of a million years of doubt.

  • Sow the Seeds of a Consistent Kindness (Writing - 5/19/08)

    To sow spiritual seeds, explains Guy Finley, means that we do spiritual work.

  • Stop Self-Stalling and Become Self-Starting (Writing - 9/7/08)

    Never again look for a way out of any anxious condition, explains Guy Finley. Look instead for a way to see through it.

  • Let Love Lead You Home (Writing - 12/22/08)

    Love is a latent interior "hunger" we all feel through our longing to know -- deeply -- someone or something to which we are drawn. And Love understands that whatever…[more]

  • Letting Go: A Little Bit at a Time (Audio 6:32 - 1/20/09)

    In this extraordinary podcast, Guy Finley reveals the higher understanding that is necessary to Let Go and find the Truly Fearless and Free Life!

  • Comes the Snow Before the Spring (Audio 8:52 - 4/6/09)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how conflict is born in those moments when our expectations about how life ought to unfold meet reality.

  • The Difference Between Just Living and Real Life (Audio 2:54 - 6/29/09)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the choice we have to either passively exist -- having our lives lived for us -- or to become conscious that we are…[more]

  • Step Into the Shoes of a Spiritual Warrior (Audio 2:19 - 7/24/09)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explores how a true spiritual warrior is not someone who imagines future victories to come, but is the individual who is willing to step…[more]

  • Every Day Can Be Your Birth Day (Audio 4:16 - 10/11/09)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the absolute fact that it is never too late to open yourself up to the possibility of being a better human being and…[more]

  • Rise Above the Blame Game (Writing - 9/21/09)

    The weakness that blames others, explains Guy Finley, blinds you to your real inner condition.

  • Let Life Give You What You Need (Writing - 11/23/09)

    We can gain new self-knowledge, explains Guy Finley, through the observation of the fact that everything is changing.

  • Has Anyone Seen My Camel? (Audio 5:47 - 1/12/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley tells a timeless story that underscores the need we have as human beings to know our true nature.

  • Learn to Release all Resentments (Writing - 5/10/10)

    Guy Finley explains how to learn to ask for a happy, new life by refusing to relive what's been tearing at you.

  • Free Yourself from the Whole Idea of Failure (Writing - 5/23/10)

    It is impossible to feel ourselves a "failure" without having first condemned ourselves for some shortcoming, explains Guy Finley.

  • Start Asking Life for Something New (Writing - 6/28/10)

    The person in denial of his or her own condition continues to ask for more of what didn't help the last time around.

  • Leave the World of Limitation (Writing - 7/16/10)

    The only way to leave the world of feeling sorry for yourself is to deliberately leave the world of thought.

  • The Courage to Let Go of the Past (Writing - 9/10/10)

    When we are hurt badly, the higher lesson hidden in this trial is to recognize the time has come to let go of who and what we have been up…[more]

  • Take Yourself Off the Track to Nowhere (Audio 6:42 - 10/19/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley explains that true self-command becomes possible when we begin to consciously interrupt the momentum of the unconscious nature that is presently in control of our…[more]

  • Sing the Self Eternal (Audio 2:50 - 11/2/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the potential we possess to live from a higher part of ourselves that is always in a harmonious relationship with the present moment.

  • Guilt (Writing - 11/1/10)

    Guy Finley discusses releasing guilt, shame, regret, and remorse over harmful things we may have done in the past, as well as fears of eternal damnation for choices that may…[more]

  • Courage (Writing - 9/27/10)

    Guy Finley discusses our native right to live fearlessly, and the courage, resolution, and persistence required to prove our fears groundless. Learn more about rising above the limitations of your…[more]

  • Put Angry States in the Past Where They Belong (Audio 3:57 - 11/19/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how getting angry over our present limitations actually prevents us from consciously meeting and transcending them.

  • The Secret Prayer That Renews You (Writing - 12/6/10)

    Before something genuinely new can appear in our lives, something old must pass.

  • Real Life: Lesson #1 (Writing - 12/27/10)

    In order for change to take place, we must be changed.

  • Resolutions (Writing - 1/12/11)

    Guy Finley discusses the resolutions necessary to make real and lasting changes in our lives. Learn what it means to use insights and higher knowledge to reach for a whole…[more]

  • Participate in the Fulfillment of Real Life (Audio 3:09 - 3/2/11)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we are intended to use all of life's moments to grow into a more fully integrated and meaningful relationship with real life.

  • The Secret of Letting Go of Dead-End Relationships (Writing - 4/11/11)

    The truth is that letting go is very simple and, above all, natural; as natural for you and I as it is for a tree to shed the heavy, sun-ripened…[more]

  • The Courage to Be Free of Negative States (Writing - 5/23/11)

    Self-limiting thoughts or feelings have power over us only when we are tricked into believing that we need something we don't.

  • Find a New Order of Freedom (Writing - 8/15/11)

    We can either spend our lives fearful of any unwanted event that comes along to challenge our sense of self, or we can use that same situation to help set…[more]

  • The Same Rose Never Blooms Twice (Audio 4:14 - 9/1/11)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we are here as human beings to continually perfect our self-understanding so that we can begin to enter into an awakened relationship…[more]

  • See the Flowering of Spirit (Audio 3:28 - 10/19/11)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how it is possible for us to discover an authentically new life if we will persist with our wish to know the…[more]

  • Change is Now or Never (Writing - 1/2/12)

    It's imperative to meet each moment of your life with this realization: it's only what you do right now that is the seed of change.

  • For Anyone Who Has Ever Felt Like There's No Hope (Audio 4:57 - 1/31/12)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about our common need for a higher kind of love that releases us from feelings of fear, doubt and hopelessness.

  • Wake Up and Recognize the Voices of Self-Defeat (Writing - 1/23/12)

    The only way it's possible to truly deliver ourselves from the punishment of our own self-wrecking thoughts is to begin awakening to their hidden cause within us.

  • Never Feel Sorry for Yourself (Writing - 8/10/12)

    One thing that makes it so difficult to drop feeling sorry for ourselves is how real it feels when we are full of self-regret. But any perception of reality that…[more]

  • Set the Stage for Your Spiritual Rescue (Audio 1:46 - 3/11/13)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how our sincere wish to act rightly in the moment will attract the authentic higher help that we need to change.

  • Spiritual Baptism by Water and by Fire (Audio 3:28 - 4/26/13)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley discusses the need to be nourished by a new kind of understanding that appears when we can no longer tolerate giving our lives away…[more]

  • Go Against the World That Wants to Carry You Away (Video 7:47 - 7/10/13)

    In this video, Guy Finley talks about how we must always make an effort to stay awake so that we can begin using life's currents and waves for our own…[more]

  • How to Escape the Prison of Monotony (Video 4:59 - 7/26/13)

    In this video, Guy Finley talks about how resistance to any moment actually produces a greater attachment to the life that we say we don't want.

  • Drop Angry and Anxious Feelings Instantly (Writing - 8/26/13)

    No one sincerely asks for a new life until they are thoroughly dissatisfied with the old one.

  • How to Ask For and Receive the Divine Consolation (Audio 7:36 - 9/18/13)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how freedom from the tyranny of psychological storms begins by refusing to be consoled by anything that our minds can imagine, an…[more]

  • Heal Yourself and Heal the Past (Audio 6:16 - 12/26/13)

    Self-realization author Guy Finley explains in this short talk that happier, healthier and brighter relationships with others become possible when we begin to let go of painful grudges and resentments…[more]

  • Heal Yourself and Heal the Past (Video 5:55 - 1/17/14)

    Self-realization author Guy Finley explains in this short video that happier, healthier and brighter relationships with others become possible when we begin to let go of painful grudges and resentments…[more]

  • How to Be Happy for the Rest of Your Life (Video 3:21 - 2/13/14)

    In this video clip, 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]

  • You Don't Have to Fear Changes If You Change With Them (Audio 5:32 - 2/24/14)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we would rather hold onto old convictions that are connected to images that we have of ourselves rather than allow natural…[more]

  • Let the Light of True Self-Seeing Rescue You (Writing - 7/28/14)

    If we're fortunate, there comes a certain point when we just know that we can no longer afford to refuse what we know we see about ourselves.

  • Choose to Change Now (Writing - 8/11/14)

    You can't change the kind of person you are later because there is no later -- there is only now.

  • Turn Away From Recurrence (Writing - 7/27/15)

    If you continue living as you presently are -- as an outer-oriented person -- you will be doomed to re-create your life the way it has always been.

  • The Path to Perfect Impersonal Love (Audio 1:55 - 3/3/16)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how it is possible to give all of ourselves to something that we love to do, and yet at the same time…[more]

  • The Lost Secret of Making a Fresh Start in Life (Audio 3:15 - 3/8/16)

    Best-selling "letting go" author Guy Finley talks about the fact that every moment is new and untouched, and if we cannot see that fact it is because we are seeing…[more]

  • The Lost Secret of Making a Fresh Start in Life (Video 2:51 - 4/28/16)

    Best-selling "letting go" author Guy Finley talks about the fact that every moment is new and untouched, and if we cannot see that fact it is because we are seeing…[more]

  • Uncover the Fountain of Fresh Starts Hidden in You (Writing - 1/9/17)

    The new beginning we long for is now or never.

  • The Spiritual Secret of Starting Over (Excerpt) (Video 6:28 - 2/23/17)

    In this excerpt from an hour-long seminar that Guy Finley presented on Sunday 2/12/17, he explains what is necessary for us to go through if we truly wish to live…[more]

  • Turn Limitation into Liberation (Video 6:10 - 3/17/17)

    Guy Finley explains that when we meet our limitations head on we enter into relationship with a transformative power that enables us to transcend anything that would limit us.

  • The Secret Way Out of Painful Hopelessness & Despair (Video 2:21 - 3/22/17)

    Guy Finley explains that the only way out of any painful circumstance is through a transformation in our understanding of who we really are and what's possible for us.

  • Developing the Seeds of the Soul (Video 6:29 - 5/22/17)

    Without the soul there is no relationship to the Divine. Our relationship with the Divine occurs because of this tiny magnetic part within us that is capable of developing. We…[more]

  • The Lost Secrets of Starting Your Life Over (Excerpt) (Video 5:06 - 7/6/17)

    In this excerpt from an hour-long seminar, Guy Finley explains that "starting over" is not something that happens by creating a better set of circumstances for ourselves, but is instead…[more]

  • The Beginning of Being a True Human Being (Audio 7:49 - 7/12/17)

    A true human being is a "feeling" human being, not a "thinking" human being. Real life is an impersonal, complete feeling. We live in a stream of divine energy, and…[more]

  • Lose Interest in the Pain of Your Past (Writing - 7/24/17)

    Since real life renews itself every microsecond, then whatever moment our mind keeps pointing to from our past can't possibly be the real reason for our present pain.

  • Realize the Power that Ends All Painful Patterns (Excerpt) (Video 4:24 - 10/31/17)

    Life of Learning Foundation founder and director Guy Finley talks about the liberating idea that all discouragement is unnatural. Life brings us to painful points to actually help us transcend…[more]

  • No Thought Can Free You from Fear (Video 5:07 - 3/30/18)

    Guy Finley reveals what we must do to change our experience of life and enter into a relationship with freedom itself.

  • Let Go and Enter the Flow of Ceaseless Change (Writing - 6/10/18)

    Life will always give you something greater than what it's asked you for, providing you're willing to let go of that part of yourself that, for fear of the new,…[more]