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Free Yourself From This Secret Form of Self-Sabotage

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A Simple Perfect Truth

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The Painful Illusion Behind All Conclusions

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Letting go follows the realization that holding on is of no further use.

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

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Awaken Your Powers of Perception

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The Sure Cure for Whatever Disturbs You

No grief or disturbance of any kind is yours.

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The Freedom to Change Your Life Experience

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Beginning this very moment, intentionally separate yourself from any rushing inner condition by voluntarily stepping out of it. Here's how...

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Prepare Yourself for the Timeless Life

In this video blog, Guy talks about why it is so important to work at spending more and more time each day attending to our interior lives.

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A Case of Mistaken Identity

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

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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]

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The Living Light never shows us anything in ourselves that it hasn't already started to change for us.

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Learn to Turn to the Eternal

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]

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Enter the World Beyond Right and Wrong

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

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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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The Power of Being Watchful Instead of Willful

The more we imagine a fearless life created by conditions outside of us, the more compelled we feel to try and control those same conditions.

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Take Yourself Out of Harm's Way

The foundation of self-observation is a higher self-awareness that puts you in direct contact with a new and superior Intelligence, a silent wisdom that immediately goes to work in your…[more]

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Remember This Key to Self-Command

The key to regaining command of yourself in any moment you start to feel as though you're in a rush is to remember that who you are and what you…[more]

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A New Order of Self-Understanding

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

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Remember Yourself and Realize Freedom

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Make Being in Presence Your First Priority

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how the 'presence' moment always gives us everything that we need in the moment that it is needed.

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Stop Waiting and Start Living

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.

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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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How to Realize New Possibilities

The way in which we grow is that we grow into the world above ourselves.

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The True Fruit of Life is the Vine

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about why nothing is more valuable than true self-knowledge.

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Find a New Order of Freedom

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]

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The Reward of Being True to Yourself

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.

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When you begin to be for God before you're for yourself, then God will begin to be there before you.

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Free Yourself From the Pain of False Purposes

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how freedom from unhappiness and frustration appears naturally as we learn to let go of false purposes.

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Do Yourself a Favor and Relax

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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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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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Real Faith and True Freedom

No one is free who lives with fear.

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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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Stay Awake Behind the Wheel of Life

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about the importance of understanding the need to awaken from spiritual sleep.

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The Greatest Love of All

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Get Everything Done Without Doing Yourself In!

There may be no greater self-deception than the false notion that rushing through anything actually helps us in any way whatsoever.

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A Visit to Life of Learning

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]

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Guilt

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]

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Step into an Unthinkably Confident Relationship with Life

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.

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Give Yourself to a Life Free of Fear

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about why we must give ourselves completely to each moment if we ever want to discover a fearless life.

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Self-Knowledge is Self-Liberation

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how self-knowledge is essential for any human being who longs to be in relationship with a higher order of life that is everlastingly…[more]

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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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How to Discover Your Higher Possibilities

In our willingness to journey to what seems the end of us, we are gifted with the understanding that there is no ending to our True Self.

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The Essential Laws of Fearless Living

Guy Finley speaks on themes from his best-selling book The Essential Laws of Fearless Living.

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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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Break the Spell of Self-Limiting Negative States

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.

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The Journey From Faith to Freedom

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how true faith, born out of seeing the real need for a fearless life, can point the way toward an authentic, everlasting inner…[more]

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Real Change Begins with Honest Self-Investigation

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]

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Practice Stepping Out of the Rush

Intentionally separate yourself from any rushing inner condition, explains Guy Finley, by voluntarily stepping out of it.

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Reflections on the Real

In this revealing podcast, Guy Finley talks about how attending to the true needs of others also allows us to discover our own limitless possibilities.

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Letting Go of Unseen Self-Limitation

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]

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The Full Faith That Frees You

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about the often misunderstood idea of faith, and how we can come to the true, bold understanding that we are made for everything that…[more]

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Awareness is the Law

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]

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The Real Solution to Rushing

By deliberately slowing yourself down when everything in you seems to be screaming, "Rush," you will become inwardly awake, explains Guy Finley.

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Let Life Touch You

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.

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Turn the Light on What Stresses You

Stress, explains Guy Finley, is a result of a false or incomplete view of reality imposed upon us by our own unenlightened nature.

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Step Into the Shoes of a Spiritual Warrior

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]

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A Short Commentary on Remembering Yourself

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]

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Claim the Higher Vantage Point of Conscious Presence

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.

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Learn to Act or Be Acted Upon

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about what it means to be properly responsive to the present moment, as opposed to getting lost in worried thoughts about what action to…[more]

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End the Misery of Motivating Yourself

In this incredible podcast, Guy Finley reveals some startling, life-changing facts about motivation that, up until now, have been hidden in plain sight.

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The Cost of Freedom

Listen closely because this could be what you have been waiting to hear your whole life! In this extraordinary podcast, Guy Finley talks about what a person must understand in…[more]

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Prescription for a Free and Happy Life

Guy Finley explains that the day of our awakening is the same as the delightful date of our departure from a bankrupt world filled with beggars dressed as kings and…[more]

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Awaken to a New and Higher World Within Yourself

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.

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Keys to Claiming Your Celestial Birthright

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]

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Letting Go: A Little Bit at a Time

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

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Pull the Power Out of All Self-Punishing States

When we stop giving our life energy to any moment which seems overpowering, explains Guy Finley, it loses its illusion of power.

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Take Back Authority Over Your Own Life

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

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Six Lessons to Help You Step Out of the Rush

The following six lessons contain special understanding about the nature of invisible pressure-filled states that cause human beings to run themselves ragged. The clearer we can see the reasons for…[more]

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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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Let Love Be Your Life

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

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Take the Leap into All that You May Be

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

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What Can I Learn About Myself From You?

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]

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Ten Keys for Gaining Greater Self Liberation

Your experience of this world, explains Guy Finley, is determined by how you think toward it.

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See Through the Painful Illusion of Imperfection

In this podcast, best-selling author Guy Finley talks about what it really means to be yourself.

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Be Your True Self and Be Fearless

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

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Stop Consenting to Be Discontented

There is never a need to rush anywhere, explains Guy Finley, for all that we can hope to be already lives inside of us.

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Awaken the Love of Light

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

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How the Awake State Helps Heal the Ache

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

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The Real Secret is: Seeing is Your Being

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]

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To Release or to Resist... That is the Question

You can let go of any painful situation or darkened state in your life starting right now! This powerful talk explains how resisting your pain actually keeps it alive. Listen…[more]

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Realize the Self Greater than Any Dark State

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]

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Solving the Mystery of Letting Go

Sometimes the greatest truths are laid right before our eyes, in the simplest of things, and yet we just can't see them. Take for instance our own hands: what a…[more]

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The Secret Starting Place for All Happy Endings

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.

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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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Transcend the Limitations of Self-Centered Love

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

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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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Leave the "Victim Level" of Life Behind You

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.

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Abolish Harmful Inner Voices

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

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The Power to Dismiss Discontentment From Your Life

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

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Step Out of the Rush and Into Your Own Life

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

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Clear This Obstacle and Climb to True Independence

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

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Be Stronger Than Any Inner Bully

Starting to think differently towards your own fears, explains Guy Finley, is the same as learning to act differently towards them.

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Dare to Slow Down Your Life

By deliberately slowing yourself down, explains Guy Finley, when everything in you seems to be screaming, "Rush," you will become inwardly awake.

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The Power to Doubt and Dismiss Any Problem

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.

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How to Defeat What Wants to Drag You Down

Do you ever experience a nagging feeling that something is missing in your life? In this talk Guy Finley explains why this feeling exists and what you can do to…[more]

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How Your Desire for Approval Keeps You Imprisoned

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

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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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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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Law of Attraction

Learn the truth aboout the law of attraction.

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The Right Choice That Keeps You Safe

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

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Build the Foundation of a Fearless Life

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

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How to Develop a New Attitude and a New Altitude in Life

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]

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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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A Great Lesson in Letting Go

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

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Remember Your Real Self and Be Free!

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

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Get One Thing Done

Guy Finley gives insight into how to get past feeling overwhelmed by what needs to be done and set about the task of doing our work.

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To Open the Eyes That See

A poem by Guy Finley which expresses gratitude for Higher Love.

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Letting Love Master Your Heart

That which makes it possible for love to be felt between the lover and the loved, explains Guy Finley, is Love itself.

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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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Self-Transformation

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.

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Letting Go into the Flow of Real Life

This Now, the real Now, explains Guy Finley, is a perfect integration -- a dynamic mutual convergence of all the creative forces, which is always stirring.

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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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The Higher Self-Understanding That Heals All Hurts

When faced with a fear of the unknown, explains Guy Finley, we must choose to explore what is yet to be discovered within ourselves.

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Take the Steps to the Stressless Life

Learn to look at all difficult moments as opportunities to come awake to yourself, explains Guy Finley, and a place from which you can practice stepping outside of stressful thoughts.

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Realize the Endless Riches of your Real Self

Whenever we will lend our attention to the inner task of working to transcend some dark state at work within us, explains Guy Finley, then in that same moment we…[more]

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How To Change the Life You're Giving Yourself

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]

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Success

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]

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Negative Imagination

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

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A Special Holiday Message About How to Make the Season Bright

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]

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Ten Truths That Prove You Have Nothing to Lose

Guy Finley gives us ten ways to see through the false thoughts that would have us believe we must suffer because of them.

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Let What You Like Lead You All the Way to Self-Liberation

Each time we listen to -- and work with -- that part of us which knows what is right and true, explains Guy Finley, we strengthen our relationship with all…[more]

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Let the Love of Truth Give You a Fearless Life

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]

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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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Discover the Freedom You Need to Live the Way You Want

In our quest to win freedom from the ties that bind, we spend most of our lives struggling to overcome vague foes that fade in and out, like the shadows…[more]

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Make the Fear of Being "No One" Fade Away

Looking for ourselves in the eyes of others throws us behind the walls of a psychic prison. The door slams shut each time we find ourselves feeling good about ourselves…[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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Tap Into the Power of True Self

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

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Freedom

Guy Finley suggests a test for evaluating your own level of inner freedom. Learn to drop discouragement over any limitations and to awaken the secret part of you that has…[more]

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The Secret of Living Thought-Free

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.

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Rushing

Guy Finley suggests specific exercises to help you step out of the rush and stop being driven by anxious states. Learn new ways to wake up and develop self-command.

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This Key Unlocks the Door to a New Kind of Freedom

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]

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Breaking Out of the Circle of Conflict

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

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Enter Into the Untroubled Now

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.

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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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Let Go and Let Higher Life Forces Succeed for You

Inside each of us, explains Guy Finley, resides a seed to be nurtured by something higher.

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Leave Troubling Thoughts and Feelings Where You Find Them

When we practice, explains Guy Finley, at not using our own thoughts to tell us what's happening in any given situation, we allow the circumstances of the event to be…[more]

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A Prayer to Turn Your Life Around

Deliberately dare to slow down your life when everything in you -- or around you -- is screaming "Rush." Why is this bold action a prayer? Every person knows what…[more]

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Steps to Possessing Your True Self

Guy Finley teaches us that as we begin to remember our true intentions in the moments when we need them most, we break the repetitious circle of Self that never…[more]

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Present Moment

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

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Forty Ways to Determine Your Level of Inner Freedom

A comprehensive list from Guy Finley of keys to knowing you're on Freedom's Path.

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Lift Yourself into a Brand New World

In this key lesson Guy Finley explains that our own only weakness is in what we have not yet discovered about ourselves, and our one strength is the realization that,…[more]

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Release Yourself From Yourself

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

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A Silent Prayer to Empower Your Wish to be Free

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]

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Learn How to Take Yourself to a Higher, Happier Life Level

Helpful insights from Guy Finley on choosing the higher life we are meant to be a part of.

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How to Win New Spiritual Strength

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

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Spiritual Weakness

Understanding our spiritual weakness is the key to following through on our good intentions.

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A Spiritual Declaration of Independence

Guy Finley offers a powerful spiritual declaration of independence for those who have grown weary of compromising themselves for a false freedom that always betrays.

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Self-Awareness

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

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Step Out of the Rush

Guy Finley explains how to step out from under the pressure of surging thoughts and feelings that would otherwise keep us caught in the cycle of rushing.

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Thought

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

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Nullify Negative States with New Knowledge

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

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Discover Your Power of Higher Choice (Transcript)

Discover the hidden Truth about negative states such as fear, worry, anger, and depression. Guy Finley reveals that the reason these states hold us captive is because of our willing…[more]

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Spiritual Stillness

Guy Finley reveals the unknown treasures hidden in spritual stillness.

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True Silence

Understanding true peace and security.

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Indecision

Tips for fearlessly stepping into indecision and the unknown.

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Self-Help

True self-help through transcendence, not struggle.

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Fear

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

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Painful Past

Learn to let go of any painful past condition!

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Painful Patterns

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

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Nurturing Love

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

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Selfless Living

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

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Goal Setting

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

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The Truth About Angels & Devils

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

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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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Addiction

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

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Judging Others

How to see without judging others!

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10 Ways to Make God's Life Your Own

10 Exercises for increasing your spiritual memory. Remember that every effort you make to remember to remember God increases His interest in you.

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5 Personal Practices That Put Anxiety Out of Business

Your conscious participation in inner exercises, such as these five practices, is the only way to awaken the will you need so that one day you never have to answer…[more]

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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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Advanced Studies in Ending the Ache of Ambition

Understand True success by seeing the punishment in ambition and desire.

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Expanding Our Understanding of the Nature of Truth

Expanding Our Understanding of the Nature of Truth

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The Sound of Truth

Listen for God's Voice and Know Freedom

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Special Insights into Making a Fresh Start in Life

Special Insights into Making a Fresh Start in Life

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How to Defeat What's Defeating You

How To Defeat What's Defeating you

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Forty Ways To Determine Your Level of Inner Freedom

Learn about your individual level of inner freedom.

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Coming into the Undivided Life

Be Aware of the Content of Your Own Heart

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Flow With The Present Moment  Into The Fullness Of The Free Mind

You need never suffer again.

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Finding Perfect Freedom

Find Real Freedom through love.

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Jump In

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

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Take the Road

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

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Awaiting the Divine

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

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Remember to Remember

Cling Fast to Your Aim and Strive to Be True

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The Secret to Overcoming All Opposition

Understanding of the opposites is essential for your spiritual growth.

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Let Nothingness Happen

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

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Away the Shores of Your Soul

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