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  • The Way His Will Works (Writing - 1/19/03)

    Find strength, peace and quietude in God's Will

  • Take the Road (Writing - 9/29/02)

    It does not matter how you take the road. All that really matters is that you take it.

  • Away the Shores of Your Soul (Writing - 6/9/02)

    Don't Settle for a Stream When the Ocean Belongs to You

  • Awakening (Writing - 2/23/03)

    Awakening: How to change our destination and arrive at that Higher World!

  • Self-Help (Writing - 2/23/03)

    True self-help through transcendence, not struggle.

  • 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.

  • Self-Justification (Writing - 3/1/04)

    Guy Finley discusses how to get past justifying weakness and negative states through awareness of our pained condition and surrendering ourselves to a higher strength.

  • 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]

  • 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.

  • 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]

  • Two Ways to Raise Your Level of Spiritual Freedom (Writing - 3/13/05)

    We are spiritually free, explains Guy Finley, when not one part of us harbors any hatred or resentment for any other human being.

  • Spiritual Solutions for True Self-Healing (Writing - 4/11/05)

    We are not created to be self-filling beings, explains Guy Finley, but instead are meant to empty ourselves in order to be filled by our Higher purpose.

  • The Bible (Writing - 8/1/05)

    Guy Finley discusses the Bible as a revelation of Truth and a resource for living the awakened life.

  • How to Defeat What is Defeating You (Writing - 9/17/05)

    The first step in the right rebellion to reclaim your own life, explains Guy Finley, is to learn what it means to think about yourself instead of from yourself.

  • 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]

  • 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.

  • The Power to End Self-Defeating Patterns (Writing - 7/31/06)

    Guy Finley explains that before you can have a different life -- before you can be happier, wiser, more at peace, and in quiet command of yourself -- you must…[more]

  • How Your Desire for Approval Keeps You Imprisoned (Writing - 8/19/06)

    No one can give us the approval we seek, explains Guy Finley, because it isn't his or hers to give

  • Clear This Obstacle and Climb to True Independence (Writing - 10/1/06)

    Every step along the way to a higher independent life, explains Guy Finley, is both the challenge and the reward.

  • 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 of Any Negative State and Reclaim Your True Nature (Writing - 1/14/07)

    Guy Finley explains how one's inner nature determines one's experience of the outer life.

  • Discover the Sound of Your True Self (Writing - 1/20/07)

    As we learn how to listen to the sounds of life within ourselves, explains Guy Finley, we open up to life's endless relationships.

  • 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.

  • Seek the Self-Knowledge That Is Life's True Treasure (Writing - 2/17/07)

    Real self-knowledge, explains Guy Finley, provides a glimpse of the expansive world that awaits us.

  • Find Personal Freedom in the Principles of Invisible Justice (Writing - 2/26/07)

    We can never hope to be free, as Guy Finley explains, as long as any part of us struggles with, or suffers over what others are doing, have done, or…[more]

  • Go from Storms to Sunny Skies (Writing - 3/5/07)

    Fighting the storm by resisting its winds and rain, explains Guy Finley, will do no good.

  • Be Yourself and Be Complete (Writing - 4/23/07)

    There is no substitute, explains Guy Finley, for seeing the truth of our actual spiritual situation.

  • A Wise and Winning Way to Look at Your Life (Writing - 5/7/07)

    efore we can enter, and live in, the higher realm of the Free Mind, explains Guy Finley, we must learn to see our life through its eyes.

  • Journey Beyond Fear (Writing - 6/3/07)

    Counter to popular opinion, real success is not measured by the amount of our possessions. Simply stated, the truth is that real success -- ultimately the only success -- is…[more]

  • 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]

  • Discover the Treasure of Your True Nature (Writing - 12/31/07)

    Awakening to who we are created to be, explains Guy Finley, is the first step in letting go of all that holds us captive.

  • To Thine Own Self Be True (Audio 18:39 - 1/8/08)

    Popular today is the phrase "be true to yourself." But what in the world does that actually mean? In this podcast, Guy Finley explains the True meaning of this popular…[more]

  • Step Out of Yourself and Into the Whole of Life (Writing - 1/14/08)

    Real hope for the world, explains Guy Finley, begins with discovering what it takes to become a new human being.

  • Cut the Root of What's Wrecking Your Life (Writing - 2/25/08)

    The unsure self that not only looks for, but attaches itself to codependent relationships -- cannot possibly be the real you. Let's see why this statement has to be true.…[more]

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

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

  • The Essential Laws of Fearless Living (Audio 12:39 - 6/9/08)

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

  • The Power that Makes All Things Possible (Writing - 6/16/08)

    What good is the light of any lamp in the dark, asks Guy Finley, if we forget to take that lamp with us out into the night?

  • Make the Divine Discovery About Your True Self (Audio 8:01 - 9/4/08)

    In this podcast, author Guy Finley reveals how you can stop being pushed around by the back-and-forth movement of the opposites, and at the same time discover who you really…[more]

  • Choose to Let Go (Writing - 11/17/08)

    Once we understand that letting go is the missing half of the whole happiness our heart longs for, explains Guy Finley, everything in our life grows easier.

  • Creating a New Spiritual Center of Gravity (Audio 13:46 - 3/9/09)

    The real gifts given to us by Truth are more plentiful than our minds could possibly imagine. In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about what the healing action of truth…[more]

  • 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]

  • Liberate Yourself From Self-Limiting Thoughts and Feelings (Writing - 3/23/09)

    Guy Finley explains that we should do what's in our power and refuse to be discouraged about anything else.

  • A Short Commentary on Remembering Yourself (Audio 6:34 - 7/3/09)

    In this valuable podcast, Guy Finley talks about the higher intention and purpose behind the idea of "remembering yourself". Listen closely and learn about a beautiful, timeless principle that you…[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]

  • First Step to Ascension (Audio 3:50 - 11/24/09)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how a new, whole relationship with life is possible for the human being who is willing to let go of the endless struggle…[more]

  • Reap the Benefits of Being a Lover of Truth (Writing - 1/7/10)

    Learning to love what is good, explains Guy Finley, begins with being truthful about what we presently love.

  • Why No One is More Special Than You Are (Audio 17:36 - 1/20/10)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about an extraordinarily special kind of relationship we can have with real life if we are willing to let each moment reveal to us…[more]

  • Let Love Lead You to True Success (Writing - 6/21/10)

    Guy Finley explains how we are held ever apart from what we love by the very fact that we would clutch it to our breast.

  • New and True Benefits That Self-Study Brings (Writing - 11/5/10)

    The true purpose of self-study is to invite something Good into our lives that then provides us with the unshakable goodness we were previously unable to give ourselves.

  • A Visit to Life of Learning (Video 3:39 - 11/13/10)

    A video collage of Southern Oregon and Life of Learning Foundation, Guy Finley's self-realization school. Opening shots, in order: Oregon Coast, Redwood Forest, Crater Lake, Mt. McLoughlin (Cascade Volcano), Rogue…[more]

  • Build a Spiritual Fire for Your Heart (Audio 7:49 - 1/11/11)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how a real love for what is true and Divine requires that we agree to see ourselves as we actually are.

  • Let Self-Knowledge Light the Way Ahead (Writing - 1/17/11)

    The wise are not those most learned, but the best tempered by truths put to the test of life.

  • Secrets of the Profitable Soul (Writing - 2/7/11)

    We can and must begin to understand the spiritual life before we can live it. But we can't begin to understand something that is above us until we begin to…[more]

  • The Key to the Higher Kingdoms (Audio 16:51 - 6/8/11)

    In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can realize and enter into a higher life that is greater than ourselves.

  • The Secret to Transcending Limitations (Writing - 6/27/11)

    As life pours itself out in the stream of passing time, and we run into challenges seemingly greater than our ability to answer -- each of these encounters "asks" this…[more]

  • Awaken the Character Meant to Be First (Writing - 8/29/11)

    We are meant to go through a transfiguration on this earth, a change internally that leaves our character like nothing it was before.

  • The Hope and Promise of Timeless Ideas (Writing - 10/17/11)

    Regardless of when in time, or where on earth, a truth appears, its effect is always the same.

  • The Powerful Possibilities of Self-Seeing (Writing - 11/7/11)

    One sure measure of spiritual growth is found in our developing awareness that each and every present moment of our lives is a special kind of spiritual looking glass.

  • Use All Stressful Moments to Transform Yourself (Audio 5:25 - 1/16/12)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explains how conscious awareness of tension is the birthing ground of revelation and self-discovery.

  • A Case of Mistaken Identity (Writing - 5/14/12)

    Once higher self-understanding is restored to us, the painful problems that are caused by its absence effortlessly disappear.

  • Let in the Healing Light of Life's Lessons (Writing - 9/18/12)

    In the middle of any unwanted experience, waiting there all along for us to realize it, is the truth that liberates and lifts us above our former limited understanding responsible…[more]

  • Break Free of Dark States (Writing - 3/11/13)

    Whenever we will lend our attention to the inner task of working to transcend some dark state at work within us, then in that same moment, even if we don't…[more]

  • The Power to Know Natural Peace (Video 5:08 - 7/31/13)

    In this video, Guy Finley talks about how we have become so accustomed to being caught up in the turmoil of anxious thoughts and feelings that the state of real…[more]

  • Find the Freedom to Explore the Truth of Your Self (Video 2:12 - 3/17/14)

    Guy Finley explains that the nature within us that pursues a pleasure in order to avoid a pain actually exploits the soul for its own end. When we finally start…[more]

  • Transcending Any Physical Pain or Problem (Video 7:53 - 5/13/14)

    Guy Finley explains that you can never be free of anything you resist. In order to transcend any pain or problem, you must meet it completely, as you are, and…[more]

  • Work New Inner Ground... and Grow (Writing - 9/1/14)

    We cannot help but increase our inner efforts as it becomes clear to us that our spiritual sleep is driving us nowhere.

  • See the Truth of Your Life (Writing - 10/27/14)

    Authentic self-healing must begin with truthful self-seeing.

  • Learn to Embrace Disgrace: The Path of Negation (Audio 1:45 - 3/20/15)

    In this short talk, Guy Finley explains that the revelation of our true self is the natural outcome of a constant pruning away of the illusions we have about our…[more]

  • Guy Finley Interview on The Dr. Pat Show (Audio 5:45 - 3/18/15)

    Listen to this short excerpt from Guy Finley's interview with Dr. Pat Baccili as they discuss his newest book, The Secret of Your Immortal Self. Discover how all events in…[more]

  • Learn to Embrace Disgrace: The Path of Negation (Video 1:24 - 3/31/15)

    In this short video, Guy Finley explains that the revelation of our true self is the natural outcome of a constant pruning away of the illusions we have about our…[more]

  • 3 Simple Laws to Help You Reach Your Highest Spiritual Possibilities (Writing - 4/27/15)

    When we understand that self-knowledge is to our spiritual growth what a spring rain is to the wildflower seeds that await it, then we also realize how vital it is…[more]

  • The Perfection of Persistence (Video 0:53 - 5/29/15)

    In this brief clip, Guy Finley explains that often what seems to be a negative quality or characteristic in another person is really just something that is undeveloped or incomplete.

  • 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]

  • How to Know a True Inner Guide from a False One (Video 15:24 - 5/6/16)

    Guy Finley explains that being able to discern a true inner guide from a false one begins with understanding that any moment that disturbs us is actually intended to be…[more]

  • Don't Agree...Learn (Video 1:27 - 7/26/16)

    Guy Finley explains that this work is not about memorizing a teaching but about us learning to see the truth for ourselves, from ourselves, through experience.

  • You are Created to Be a Divine Artist (Audio 2:30 - 6/30/17)

    Every human being is intended to be a kind of artist in the sense that we are created with the ability to be an instrument for transferring what is above…[more]

  • 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]

  • Do What's True for You and Leave Everyone Else Alone (Audio 13:29 - 7/7/17)

    Every human being brought into this world has a specific role, but we're in constant confusion because we think we're meant to be something other than what we are. Only…[more]

  • Real Freedom Can't Be Stolen (Video 5:17 - 11/11/17)

    In this video clip, Life of Learning Founder and Director Guy Finley tells us that the only thing we're captive of is not understanding who and what we are and…[more]

  • Why You Must Learn to Pray with Your Eyes Open (Audio 5:41 - 3/29/18)

    You are in between worlds, and both have their own gravitational pull. It is only in the silence of complete attention that you can detect and be aware of any…[more]

  • Seek the Permanence of Real Life (Writing - 5/28/18)

    Everything in this life is made to be impermanent, so that by the action of time, it can be changed into something new.

  • How Your Higher Nature Prevails (Writing - 10/1/18)

    Self-observation is how we learn to become inwardly vigilant to our own thoughts and feelings, even as they pass through us. When we can observe ourselves in this new way,…[more]