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Find the True Place of Peace

Higher self-knowledge empowers you to realize the better, brighter life you've always wanted!

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The Sure Cure for Whatever Disturbs You

No grief or disturbance of any kind is yours.

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Take the First Step to Wholeness

We go through our lives in a continual dance of being filled with something that needs an answer, and then going out and finding that answer... only to find out…[more]

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Be There for the Breath of Heaven

In this short talk, Guy Finley explains what it means to wait for a "Divine touch" that makes the darkest moments into something light, bright, and right for all involved.

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Be the Opening Act in Real Life

In this short talk, Guy Finley explains why the unconscious imitation of anyone else is the repetition of the known, and why real freedom cannot be found in familiarity.

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Higher Help for Persistent Problems

The reason we haven't as yet realized real rescue -- and so usually wind up trapped in a tangle once more -- is because every time we ask ourselves how…[more]

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Sit Down to the Banquet of Truth

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the importance of being present to what each moment reveals to us about ourselves.

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Why Desires Never Satisfy

If we're interested in spiritual things, we gradually realize that what we really need is to understand this nature that is never satisfied.

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Gaze Into Your True Self

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how a still and attentive mind perfectly reflects the "presence" moment.

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A Lesson Learned is a Day Well Earned

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about why it is so important for all of us to learn something new and true about ourselves everyday.

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The First Step in Releasing Negativity

The true nature of anything -- whether a newly opened leaf or a fearful thought or feeling -- is inseparable from what it serves.

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Six Words to Help You Drop Any Dark State

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about a new action we can take to find freedom from negative states.

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Learn to Wait on What is Holy

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how any moment can be used to remember our wish to be in the presence of what is good.

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Find Your Way to Peace

The next time something dark or disturbing tries to steal into you to wreck your contentment, do not consent to be drawn into its seemingly important considerations.

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The First Step to Outgrowing Your Suffering

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how dissatisfaction with our lives is not something to be ignored, but rather something that can be transformed through diligent self-study.

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Learn to Wait on the Divine

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can learn to use every moment to reach for what our heart of hearts longs for.

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Do Yourself a Favor and Relax

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how we can learn to let go of unnecessary inner states like stress and anxiety by becoming conscious of their presence within…[more]

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Articles of Higher Consciousness

You have the Light to detect, dismiss, and to transcend the limiting influences of painful negative states such as doubt, worry, hatred, anger, and fear.

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Finding Peace of Mind in the Here and Now

The "healing" we need, the sense of wholeness for which we search, has nothing to do with adding anything to ourselves.

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Hear the Sound of Heaven Sounding in You

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how any beautiful moment that we experience in this life is the expression of a timeless beauty that is waiting to be discovered…[more]

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Stop Fighting Confusion and Stormy Emotions

When you begin to doubt everything you believe about your suffering, you will see that you never had to remain in the path of those destructive storms at all.

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Asking is Receiving

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how any real request for something higher is proof that there already exists a relationship to the very thing that we are wishing…[more]

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Strengthen Your Connection to the Timeless Life

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

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Jesu Dulcis Memoria

The Life of Learning Singers perform Jesu Dulcis Memoria from their album, Door of My Heart.

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Dismiss the Storms That Sink Your Chances to Be Happy

Whenever some dark storm appears in us, we must awaken to ourselves and bring ourselves back into the Now.

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Sing the Self Eternal

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.

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Plant the Seeds of a New Self

If we wish to have true harmonious relationships with others, then it is we who must change.

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Reclaim the Gift That Releases You From Fear

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the great importance of being willing to see everything that we can about ourselves.

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Be a Correspondent of Real Life

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how every moment is actually a divine communication that wants to reveal to us our own limitless possibilities.

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Stop Nursing Negative States

Every time we accept a negative state we compromise ourselves and increase the level of conflict for ourselves and everyone we meet.

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The Courage to Be Free

Guy Finley speaks about topics related to his new book The Courage to Be Free including fear and fearlessness, beauty, kindness, love, and the authentic path to an enlightened heart…[more]

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New Answers for Old Pains

Within the space of each beat of your heart, you get the exact measure of the answer you gave to life the moment before.

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Start Asking Life for Something New

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

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Make the Most Out of Unwanted Moments

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can begin to understand that what we call "unwanted moments" are actually life's invitations for us to discover more about our…[more]

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Wait on Life in a Whole New Way

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]

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Regain Your Right to Be Self-Ruling

Guy Finley explains that events do not exist as negative events except for our perception of them.

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Just Let the Music Play

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about what it would mean for us to let real life sound its essential notes within us without the unnecessary dissonance of our resistance.

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A Story About True Love

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the nature of a higher love that never fails to respond perfectly to what is being requested by the present moment.

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The Gift of Meditation

In this podcast, Guy Finley explores the true meaning and purpose of meditation, and explains why it is the most natural and practical thing you can do for yourself.

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Be One With the One Who Writes All the Music

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can learn to be conscious participants in this grand symphony called the present moment.

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Open Yourself to the Endless Resources of the Present Moment

The only power dark, discouraging states hold over us, explains Guy Finley, is that they get us to identify with feelings of being powerless.

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The #1 Secret to Being Relaxed, Carefree, and In Command

There is a hidden part of you that knows, without thinking about it, how to always be perfectly relaxed, carefree, and in command. This higher intellectual and emotional intelligence is…[more]

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Reclaim Your Right to be Self-Ruling

We need never answer any part of ourselves, explains Guy Finley, that wants to punish us, intimidate, or otherwise drag us down.

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Let God Take You From You

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the spiritual necessity of being alone in order to discover within yourself the one thing in the universe that you can always count…[more]

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Turn the Table on Any Troubling Moment

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how true beauty is never absent from our lives, even in the midst of a troubling moment.

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Share in the Life Unending

In this special podcast featuring music performed live at Life of Learning Foundation in Southern Oregon, Guy Finley talks about the music and rhythm of life itself, and how we…[more]

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Where's "Waldo"?

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the importance of being ceaselessly attentive to the activity of your own mind, which makes it possible for you to be the one…[more]

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Stop Animating What Makes You Ache

Our own mistaken perceptions, explains Guy Finley, literally produce the enemies needed to stay alive.

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Let Life Sing You

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the fact that as human beings we are intended to live as instruments of God's life, as opposed to the present-day mindset in…[more]

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This Key Unlocks the Door to an Unthinkable Freedom

The next time you run into some familiar blockage or begin to feel unsuited to face some new and difficult personal challenge, don't do what you've always done before. *Don't…[more]

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How to Stop the World and Be Still

Meditation isn't just sitting someplace with your eyes closed, explains Guy Finley. Meditation is a constant, direct relationship with the sum of yourself in the moment.

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Start Choosing What You Really Want

Guy Finley reminds us that you do not have to accept any condition that compromises your happiness.

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Let Truth Bring You To Tremble

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about prayer, which is intended to help reveal to us the whole of our character, including the parts of us that resist being…[more]

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Have a Happier Relationship with Life

Spiritual work is always interior work first, explains Guy Finley.

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Touch the Timeless Truth of Yourself

We must stop trying to create conditions for ourselves, explains Guy Finley, through which we hope to escape the fear of our own emptiness.

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The Secret of Letting Go

Guy Finley explains the secret of letting go and how it's only through letting go that we are given something better than what life has asked us to give up.

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The Un-Possessable

Like a flower that emerges from rocky soil
Only on a fully moonlit night, Truth appears
And its fragrance enriches whoever waits near.
Then suddenly, just as it appears
On…[more]

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Comes the Snow Before the Spring

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.

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Seven Insights Into True Silence

We have within us a new, higher vantage point -- a very special part of ourselves within which we may be at peace regardless of what goes on around us.…[more]

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Know the 'Whole' Meaning of Love

In this podcast, best-selling author Guy Finley reveals what stands in the way of human beings having a real relationship with wholeness and love.

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Court the Ever-Present Company of True Peace

Peace is not true peace, explains Guy Finley, unless you are at peace wherever you are.

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Detect, Stop, and Drop Inner "Voices"

Any time is the right time to go quiet, explains author Guy Finley.

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Be True to Yourself

In this podcast, Guy Finley explains how being true to ourselves is the same thing as not resisting what life brings to us.

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Solve the Mystery of Where to Find Self Wholeness

True peace, explains Guy Finley, doesn't exist outside of the "now" from out of which it is always unfolding.

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Seek the Source of Self-Perfection

In this podcast, Guy Finley, best-selling author of The Essential Laws of Fearless Living, reveals how every human being is created with the potential of perfectly reflecting all that is…[more]

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The Essential Laws of Fearless Living

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

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Sow the Seeds of a Consistent Kindness

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

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Let Go of Loneliness and Discontentment

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.

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Being Real

Real...am I.
Only when Thou art with me. Real...I am,
Lives in remembrance of Thee.

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Proof That Pain is Impersonal

When feel pain, we tend to take it personally and feel like we are the only ones in the world who are suffering. That seems like the natural thing to…[more]

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Silence is Golden

It's often said that 'silence is golden.' But very few people on earth understand why this is so, let alone the immense possibilities this idea holds for the sincere spiritual…[more]

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The Quiet Beauty of Being Inwardly Balanced

We must start to become conscious of the movement produced by our thoughts and feelings, explains Guy Finley, because it is their movement that presently drives us to seek balance.

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Realize Your True Self in the Pool of Wisdom

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

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A Winning Solution to Ending Dark Inner Dialogues

If inner dialogues were left to themselves as they popped into our mind, explains Guy Finley, they'd be as powerless to disturb us as an echo is to change its…[more]

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Loving Is Being Loved

It is in loving, explains Guy Finley, that one finds love.

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Stand on the Ground of Your True Self

When you don't -- when you consciously won't -- express some negative state, explains Guy Finley, you are literally asking for awareness of a Higher Self.

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Q&A - Spiritual Alignment

Guy Finley speaks about spiritual balance, alignment, and the natural flow of the present moment.

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Find Personal Freedom in the Principles of Invisible Justice

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]

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Let Love Use You for Its Life

Find your True Purpose in life and how your connection to Real Love can be realized and lived in every moment.

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True Revolution

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

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The Secret of Having Everything You Want

It is not what life has brought to you that you don't like, explains Guy Finley. It is your reactions that turn the gift of life into the resentment of…[more]

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Advanced Lesson in Living the Good Life

In this talk Guy Finley describes why inner tension, fear, and a sense of limitation exist, and then gives the listener an amazing but simple exercise to move beyond all…[more]

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Realize the Timeless Truth of Your Self

We are create, explains Guy Finley, with the capability of realizing the timeless truth of ourselves.

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The Will and the Way to be Inwardly Still

When it feels as though the world is whirling around us, explains Guy Finley, what we need to understand is that the whirling is not outside of us but is…[more]

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Higher Lessons in the Nature of Light

What would you think of a mother or father who starts yelling at their 5 year-old son because he didn't prepare dinner? It would be a terrible thing. Intuitively we…[more]

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Keys to Consciously Changing Yourself

Guy explains that one of the primary reasons why we don't change is because there's no space in our life. He shows how real change requires we agree to the…[more]

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Let Me Run With You

Forget this world with its intermittent streams, whose waters begin and end. Search out the Ocean, and stand in Her surge until the waves wash away the shores of your…[more]

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Disturbance

Guy Finley discusses the daily disturbances that run through our lives and how we unconsciously take part in the conflict they create. Learn about a new kind of strength and…[more]

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The Untouchable Mind

We have a chance, explains Guy Finley, to actually begin to recognize and realize what it would mean to be able to sit in a room and not have our…[more]

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Start Living Without the "Shakes"!

Anything that you have to control, explains Guy Finley, controls you.

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The Secret of Effortless Happiness

Guy Finley explores how it is that you can make yourself miserable but you can't make yourself happy.

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Discovering the Impersonal Nature of True Peace

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]

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Be Careful What You Pray For . . .

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

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Secrets for Stress-Free Living

Guy Finley helps us to see that "scary" life-moments are as powerless to punish us as is a make-believe monster on the movie screen.

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The Love of Winter

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

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Ask God to be in Charge of Your Life Without Telling How

The type of prayer that brings true fulfillment, explains Guy Finley, starts not with asking God for what you think you need to be fulfilled, but instead asking God to…[more]

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How to Defeat What is Defeating You

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.

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Step Into Your Personal Spiritual Workstation

Each time, explains Guy Finley, that we actually come to the end of what we know to do and stay there without punishing ourselves or hating life for finding ourselves…[more]

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The Path to Peace Already Present

A stirring writing by Guy Finley revealing the real path to peace. Originally presented at the 2005 Talks in the Pines Series, "The Illusion of Limitation: The Liberation of Self."

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Slowly I Turn

Guy Finley reminds us that just as the sun never quits the sky but only waits for the earth to turn and face the light, so, too, must we turn…[more]

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Attract Positive Life Results with This Powerful Secret Principle

If we can see, explains Guy Finley, how positive inner states lead to positive life experiences, then we can also see that negative inner states must attract negative results.

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Two Ways to Raise Your Level of Spiritual Freedom

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

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To Come and Go

This beautiful 8 line verse by Guy Finley reveals the essence of the real Spiritual Path.

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Behold

This special writing complementing Guy's talk of November 21st, 2004, contains hidden treasures that hint at an entirely new way of living.

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Four Ways to Teach the Truths that Transform the World

Leading by example, explains Guy Finley, is often accomplished by what we don't do, such as by not passing negativity on to others but instead bearing it within ourselves.

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Break Through the Barrier Between You and Real Peace

If we wish to find peace we must understand something of its life. Here are a few such facts: Peace is the natural radiation of a living Now; it is…[more]

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The Power to be at Peace with Your Life

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]

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Bill of Lights (adapted from Liberation of Consciousness)

This unique and inspiring writing by Guy Finley outlines 7 natural powers granted to those who will put forth the effort to remember them.

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The One Power Greater Than Any Inner Disturbance

Choose not to let dark disturbances take hold of you, encourages Guy Finley, but to instead let them pass you by as you would any unwelcome guest.

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Change

Guy Finley discusses the purpose behind the seasonal changes of our inner life and how we can embrace them as the spiritual teachings meant for us.

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The Sure Way to Raise Your Life Level

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!

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Never Discourage Over Your Present Location

Those who choose, explains Guy Finley, to stay the course over staying in negative, painful places find themselves that much closer to True Freedom.

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The Secret Understanding That Makes Painful Events Disappear

By changing the ingredients of our life recipe from false images and negativity to awareness and understanding, we discover a new sweetness in life.

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Learn Life's Great Lesson

Our life on Earth is a spiritual path. Our life is our path. There is no other. The path to the perfected life, to fulfilling the promise of our True…[more]

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With Eyes to See

A poem by Guy Finley on the wonders of contemplation.

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Put Yourself in the Driver's Seat

A writing by Guy Finley extracted from The Secret of Letting Go revealing the secrets of what it takes to take control of our lives.

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Start Sowing the Seeds of a New Life

Helpful ideas about what is required of us if we wish to realize our True Nature, and offering specific examples of how to do the inner work necessary to align…[more]

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Prayer in Action

Prayer in Action: Seven silent prayers to turn your life around

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Meditation & Prayer

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

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Life Changes

Ending disturbances by learning to understand the nature of life changes.

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Peace of Mind

When you want to know peace of mind and the powers that circulate through a quiet mind, you must take yourself to that place where this Silent Strength can make…[more]

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Quiet The Mind

Bring an end to the struggle to quiet the mind!

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7 Ways to Make Nothing Out of Fear

Here are seven separate Higher Facts about the proof and the possibility of the Fearless Life.

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Spirituality

Spirituality is the Upper Path beginning in the moment where the lower path is no longer tolerable.

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Spiritual Practices and the Presence of God

Spiritual Practices and the Presence of God

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What Love Has Made

What Love Has Made Me

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Always You

Put God First

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The Right Request for Spiritual Rebirth

Let Go of Self and Experience Spiritual Rebirth

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Free Yourself by Seeing Yourself: 9 Ways to Heal the Hidden Hurting in You

Heal the hurting in you.

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The Place of Perfect Peace

Find Balance, Find Perfect Peace