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See the Flowering of Spirit

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]

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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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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 Same Rose Never Blooms Twice

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]

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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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Uncommon Insights from Everyday Interactions

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

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Find Out What Your Life is For

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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Uncover the Root of Destructive Relationships

There is nothing in the universe that can stop us from growing, except our habitual, mechanical nature.

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The Sure Cure for Unhappiness

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about how our level of happiness is ultimately determined by our level of self-understanding.

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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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Secrets of Compassionate Relationships

Real compassion has to do with realizing that conscious relationship is the root of our existence, trying to get us to wake up a little bit and enter into those…[more]

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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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Get Started on the Higher Path to Selfless Living

We are meant to take part in God's life through awareness of the freedom it continually reveals.

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Come Awake to the Judgmental Nature in You

Higher inner awareness grants you patience and new forms of consideration, because now you realize just how much pain everyone is really in.

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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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Act on What You Know is True

Whatever suffering you agree to shoulder not only helps to lighten the load of those in need, but also serves to awaken within you the strength you need to be…[more]

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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

In this special short talk, Guy Finley talks about what it means to be truly receptive to the gifts that life wants to give us in each and every moment,…[more]

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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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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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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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End the Dark Cycle of Discontentment

We have been the unwitting servants of a thought nature whose appetite is unappeasable.

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Use Unkind Acts to Help Create a New World

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can use everything that we encounter in our relationships with others to change 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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Break the Bonds of this Secret Form of Captivity

We want to be free, and to be free means to understand what the path of freedom is about.

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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 Stop Giving Yourself Away!

Time and time again, we come to the same spiritual lesson: no one can give us that which can only be found within our Self.

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Let Your Pain Free You From the Fear of It

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about why we must not be afraid to discover everything that we need to know about ourselves.

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Let Love Lead You to True Success

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.

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How to Stop the Spiritually Sick from Infecting You

The company we keep, explains Guy Finley, refers both to the kinds of people outside of us and the presence of accompanying thoughts and feelings circulating within us.

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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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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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Outgrowing Relationships

Outgrowing Relationships - Learn why walking the authentic spiritual path necessarily causes some relationships to fall away.

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The Reality Behind the Need for Realizing New Relationships

Guy Finley explains that the Truth asks us to give it its way in our lives.

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Stand on the Unshakable Ground of Your True Self

Here is a particularly vital idea for those of us who are tired of finding ourselves a surprised victim of our own actions: in this world of ours *response is…[more]

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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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Free Yourself From the Circle of False Friends

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how our experience of life is a direct reflection of the kind of psychological company that we keep.

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Reap the Benefits of Being a Lover of Truth

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

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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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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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Love the One You're With

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how we can experience truer, brighter, more meaningful relationships with everyone we meet once we learn to put the needs of others before…[more]

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The Cost of Conscious Peace

Never speak out of anger, Never act out of fear, Never choose from impatience, But wait... and peace will appear.

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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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Rise Above the Blame Game

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

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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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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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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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Turn Your Fuming into Freedom

Guy Finley explains how whatever weight we seek to place on the backs of others simply falls back on our own.

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The Secret to Healing What Pains You

Guy Finley explains that any part of us trying to drag us into a heated stew over "who" or "what" should be blamed for our pain is secretly working to…[more]

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Blame Schmame

In this podcast, Guy Finley talks about how any kind of blame is actually an avoidance of seeing yourself as you actually are in the present moment.

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Stop Aching Over the Actions of Others!

Guy Finley encourages us to look inward instead of outward for a reason why we're suffering.

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Start Using All Your Relationships to Enrich Yourself

Use your fear to come awake to yourself, says Guy Finley.

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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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Let Go and Grow Happy!

Guy Finley explains how and why to let go of any negativity.

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Just Say "No" to Blaming Others

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

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Take the Weight of the World Off Your Shoulders

Why try and change your outer world, asks Guy Finley, when it is only a reflection of your inner life?

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Step Out of the Dark Cycle of Discontent

Our real "problem" with others, explains Guy Finley, isn't that they won't or can't give to us what we want from them.

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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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The Power to Outgrow Problem People in Your Life

We must be willing, explains Guy Finley, to taste the bitterness of our negative states before we would feed them to others.

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Let Go and Give Others Room to Grow

We can help others reach higher by simply agreeing, explains Guy Finley, to give them space to go through their changes.

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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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Stop Believing in Your Own Weakness

It is our fear of being alone, explains Guy Finley, that compels us to seek the approval of others.

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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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Snap the Spell of Useless Suffering!

Truth wants you to know, explains Guy Finley, that it is never in your best interest to unconsciously suffer.

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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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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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Here's the Heart of Happy Human Relationships

The first step in harmonious relationships is simple: We need only realize the spiritual truth that we cannot meet someone whom we are not like in some way, even if…[more]

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Making "Peace" with People who Would Punish Us

The fear of being alone in life, explains Guy Finley, belongs to an imagined self.

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Stop This Secret Self-Sabotage

Choosing inner seeing over the wish to be seen by others in a complimentary light, explains Guy Finley, stops the cycle of self-sabotage.

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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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Never Again Feel Like a Victim!

Our experience of any passing event -- for the pain or pleasure of it, explains Guy Finley -- is the product of how we see it.

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Relationships: The Pathway and the Promise of Real Life

Right within us, as an unseen aspect of our True Nature, resides the entire range of relationships that the universe has to offer.

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Ask and Receive a Real Life

In this special podcast, Guy Finley explores the popular passage "Ask and you shall receive," and discusses what it means to really ask with a whole heart.

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Walk Away From the Ache of What Others Think About You

We all know the sting of not getting the approval we seek from other people. And when we don't receive the approval, we double our efforts and try a different…[more]

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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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Discover a Peace that Never Goes to Pieces

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

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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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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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For True Self-Command Just Stop, Look, and Listen

When the false self throws terrifying shadows, says Guy Finley, you must work to cast Inner Light.

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Loving Is Being Loved

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

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Let Go and Realize Real Rescue

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

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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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Let Go of the Little Things in Life

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]

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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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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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Enlarge Your Relationship with Real Life

What we put first in our lives, explains Guy Finley, is our first relationship with life.

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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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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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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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The Great Law that Governs Harmonious Relationships

Many times the very thing we want from the person we are with, explains Guy Finley, is the very thing that we ourselves either lack at the moment or otherwise…[more]

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How to Release Yourself from Yourself

Letting go is about learning to die to ourselves psychologically, explains Guy Finley, so that something higher, something "undiminishable" can stand in for us.

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Helping Others to Help Themselves Go Higher

The best to way to help others, explains Guy Finley, is to give them room in which to grow.

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The Strength of a Silent Mind

One of the most powerful forces in the universe, explains Guy Finley, is Silence.

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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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Let Your Relationships Set You Free

The path to a more compassionate life, explains Guy Finley, is found in our willingness to try to understand the moment instead of needing to be understood in it.

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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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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 Price One Must Pay

Nothing in the universe, explains Guy Finley, can prevent a man or a woman who wants to know Love -- who wants to rise to the next level -- from…[more]

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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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Sure Steps Towards a Silent Mind

True silence is not just the absence of noise, explains Guy Finley; it is a kind of spiritual medium in which not only are we able to discern what is…[more]

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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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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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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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Giving Yourself (and Others) Room to Grow

In order to give others the space they need in which to grow, says Guy Finley, we must first make room within ourselves.

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Divorce

Guy Finley discusses a new approach to breaking the cycle of negativity involved in divorce where we take the focus off the other person and place our attention on a…[more]

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Sow the Seeds of a Higher and Happier Life

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]

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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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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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Going Beyond the Limitations of Thought

By transcending the thoughts that keep us a captive of our suffering, explains Guy Finley, we discover that we are already within a higher realm of understanding.

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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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Using Your Relationships to Realize Real Life

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

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Taking Your Part in Perfect Intelligence

By working with our resistance to others, Guy Finley explains that we ultimately learn about our own true nature, out of which compassion is born.

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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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Spiritual Weakness

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

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New Powers to Help You Perfect Your Relationships (continued)

Guy Finley discusses how we can raise our relationships to a higher level by understanding that the other person is never the problem when we feel hurt. It is not…[more]

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Welcome the Quiet Light of Truth [continued]

8 essential spiritual truths that must be learned along the Path to Real Life.

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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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Perfecting Relationship

The Secret of Pefecting Relationships

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Nurturing Love

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

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Relationships

Using relationships for inner development.

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Self-Help

True self-help through transcendence, not struggle.

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Stress

Learn why the most powerful tool for stress you have is True Silence!

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Waking Up Together

The whole of our lives is relationship. The whole of our inner discovery takes place within relationship. Nothing can speed up our inner work better than working with someone who…[more]

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10 Ways to Tell the World You've Lost Interest in Being You

The true spiritual path begins and ends with what you already are. Use these 10 insights to tell the world you've lost interest in being you.

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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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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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Spirituality

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

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Deliver Yourself from the Domain of Dark Thoughts

New knowledge for escaping the punishment of dark thoughts and feelings.

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The Sound of Truth

Listen for God's Voice and Know Freedom

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Spiritual Practices and the Presence of God

Spiritual Practices and the Presence of God

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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