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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/24/2019)
  • Posted Date: April 24, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 24, 2019

The more we resist -- and suffer over -- any moment that proves we don't possess the strength we imagine ourselves as having -- the further removed we are from recognizing the real healing lesson these moments bring with them: the realization that the source of this suffering -- over our alleged "weakness" -- is the painful conclusion born of a false belief that we already know...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/21/2019)
  • Posted Date: April 22, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 21, 2019

Part 1: Love is an endless journey nestled into a self-perfecting plan that can't be "seen," only lived; its never-ending path unfolds within a timeless Kingdom wherein everyone - and everything - we meet along the way is our traveling partner. Part 2: Every moment is a marriage made in heaven; why are you still standing outside the door?

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Special Lesson Everybody's Searching for Something
  • Posted Date: April 21, 2019

Every living thing is searching for something to fulfill itself. Raindrops rush down to slake the thirst of a parched earth, even as water-laden clouds are drawn high into the skies so they can pour themselves out. Streams seek out rivers that rush down to merge with the sea. It's really quite clear: the great circle of life is imbued with a unique kind of "gravity."

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Short Talk Put Your Faith in God, But Tie Up Your Camel
  • Posted Date: April 19, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 31, 2019

There are unique challenges for the human being who wants to have a relationship with the source of his or her being. We try to control events outside of us in a futile attempt to find a fearless life, when our energy would be better spent attending to our inner lives. Yet at the same time we are in a body and we do need to take care of our basic householder responsibilities...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/19/2019)
  • Posted Date: April 19, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 19, 2019

Trying to assign blame to the stress between you and the one with whom you are in a struggle... is like trying to judge which side of the rope in a tug-of-war is to be blamed for the tension (in it).

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Short Talk Real Change is Possible
  • Posted Date: April 18, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 03, 2019

It is a gift of spirit to suddenly see something about yourself you had never seen before. By the power of this new awareness you come to realize that real change in one's level of consciousness is possible. Now you see that there is a higher kingdom within you that waits for you to become its endless expression.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/17/2019)
  • Posted Date: April 17, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 17, 2019

Resistance can never be escaped; all efforts to flee (from) its eternal touch are an act of unseen "vanity." However, (it) can be used, consciously, as the irreplaceable force it is... to help reveal What Is Real: a Kingdom of Light within whose awareness there is no longer a struggle to be free because -- by its Light -- we can see into and through a lower level of consciousness that...

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Short Talk Learning to Listen Without Conflict
  • Posted Date: April 16, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 03, 2019

Why can't we listen without conflict? There is almost always some kind of inner dialog going on in the background, formulating an interpretation of the moment and how we ought to respond to it. The true purity of the moment is rarely experienced. Seeing the fact of this division is the beginning of being present to the moment more fully.

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Special Lesson Find the Freedom of Your True Nature
  • Posted Date: April 14, 2019

There is no greater feature that we human beings have than the presence of a living Light within us whose very nature knows what is our own and what is not our own. When at last we let go of all that is not our own -- all the mistaken conclusions and the painful contusions they cause as we anxiously search to remedy what ruins us -- we find that we already have everything we have ever needed.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/14/2019)
  • Posted Date: April 14, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 14, 2019

Trying to change our exterior relationship to life without having first allowed it to reveal what needs to be changed within us... is like trying to change our reflection in a mirror because we see something in it we don't like.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/12/2019)
  • Posted Date: April 12, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 12, 2019

The real reason why our heroes in life often turn out to be "zeros"... is because our "number" was up in the same moment that we went looking for strength anywhere outside of our True Self.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/10/2019)
  • Posted Date: April 10, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 10, 2019

The only real problem we have with any unwanted moment in life -- regardless how stressed, or conflicted may seem its temporary character... is that we have yet to see our unconscious involvement in its creation, and subsequent appearance.

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Special Lesson Wake Up and Walk Away From the World of Stress and Worry
  • Posted Date: April 09, 2019

Even though we often find ourselves feeling so, in truth... there is no such thing as being powerless. We see how a person who resists life--who hates or fears unwanted changes--becomes the instrument of a power that effectively renders him powerless to do anything but struggle. But we've seen the converse as well...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/7/2019)
  • Posted Date: April 08, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 07, 2019

Even our most difficult moments in life soon prove themselves to be the seed of a new, and higher level of being... but only when -- and as -- we're willing to receive whatever these same moments have come to show us about our present level of consciousness.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/5/2019)
  • Posted Date: April 05, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 05, 2019

It may seem otherwise, but there is no separation between the revelation of any given moment, and the consciousness in and through which that revelation is (made) known.

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Short Talk The Light is the Eye of the Body
  • Posted Date: April 05, 2019
  • Meeting Date: February 24, 2019

Our eyes see what they do through a reflection of what the light itself reveals. The light sees the reflection of itself. Everything is a reflection of the Divine, and our role is to be the instrument through which revelation can take place.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/3/2019)
  • Posted Date: April 03, 2019
  • Meeting Date: April 03, 2019

More often than not, aspirants fail to see the following truth that -- only as realized -- sets the stage for a new and unimaginable spiritual order of freedom: spiritual facts, left to themselves -- regardless how elevated or sublime -- morph into an unseen psychological trap: a literal web of soul-entangling concepts that, when not consciously acted on...

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Special Lesson Step Outside the Shadow of Pride
  • Posted Date: April 02, 2019

We are a peculiar race of beings. On one hand, each of us professes to be concerned with growing and self-developing while, on the other hand, none of us ever wants to be wrong. This is a paralyzing contradiction...

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Short Talk As Above, So Below
  • Posted Date: April 02, 2019
  • Meeting Date: February 24, 2019

Heaven is understood through its reflection on this Earth. It is a mistake to imagine that we can directly understand the Divine's plan with the thinking mind. Even if we have a good understanding of spiritual principles, the thought is not the heavenly principle itself. Whatever we are feeling in any given moment is a reflection of a principle that we can be in relationship with.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (3/31/2019)
  • Posted Date: March 31, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 31, 2019

The truth that sets us free -- but not until we see the fact of it -- is that we are never powerless; our first, and ultimately greatest limitation is that we don't know what real power is... let alone how to enter into its stream.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (3/29/2019)
  • Posted Date: March 29, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 29, 2019

If thoughts are cheap, and negative states are a dime a dozen, then what does that tell us about the parts of us that like spending most of their time identifying with them?

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (3/27/2019)
  • Posted Date: March 27, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 27, 2019

Untouched, uncorrupted by what once was, and yet unfolding from it -- as does a new blossom from its bud -- comes forth the ever-present moment. But (such) newness holds no familiar pleasure for a mind locked in time: where its struggle to be free unfolds in self-spun captivity, an unwitting but willing captive of a prison whose bars are the past carried forward.

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Short Talk Death is Not the End of Life
  • Posted Date: March 27, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 24, 2019

Most of humanity is terribly afraid of death. We avoid the very thought of it every chance we get. But with self knowledge we can learn all about what this life on Earth is for, which is the same as no longer fearing what we call death.

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Short Talk Keeping the Company of the Divine
  • Posted Date: March 26, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 10, 2019

If we want to have a new relationship with life, we cannot continue to keep the company of chaotic thoughts that only serve to ensure that we remain the same person that we have always been. The Divine will come into our lives if it is invited, but we have to provide the space.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (3/24/2019)
  • Posted Date: March 25, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 24, 2019

What is commonly called the "evolution of consciousness" is one and the same as a ceaseless revelation of a limitless awareness within each of us. With this idea in mind, being "self-realized" is inseparable from our willingness to instrument this awareness... regardless of what it may reveal. This means the possibilities of (our) consciousness extend as far...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (3/22/2019)
  • Posted Date: March 23, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 22, 2019

It’s hard to watch friends and family choose a path that we know leads them, at best, to go round and round in an unseen circle. Yet, in some strange and Divine way, seeing those who make the choice to remain blind to themselves helps us want to keep our own eyes open…ever wider. And so it seems everything somehow works for greater Good only in a period of Time too great for us to see.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (3/20/2019)
  • Posted Date: March 21, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 20, 2019

What is this uncompromising, and yet constantly compromised “force” at work in us, that we call... "free will”? Here's the truth that – once seen – acts to set us free: what we call our will is the conditioned residue of experience past as it imposes itself on the revelation of each moment in order to create – and sustain - ...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (3/17/2019)
  • Posted Date: March 20, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 17, 2019

What most of us take for mostly innocent “social conversation”... is far from that; we’d be better off seeing these dialogues – including what drives them – for what they are in reality: a “cover-up,” where the real reason behind any compulsive chattering – with others, or in “talking things over” with ourselves – is this false belief: talking about what disturbs us is the same as walking away ...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (3/15/2019)
  • Posted Date: March 15, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 15, 2019

The real reason we so quickly summarily resist or reject the suffering of others is because it reminds us of what we're unable to keep buried and out of sight in our own "backyard."

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (3/13/2019)
  • Posted Date: March 13, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 13, 2019

The only authority the past has over us comes with our unconscious consent to be its captive each time we identify with its "objects" of thought, and all of their old associated emotions. The more clearly we see the truth of this kind of captivity -- inherent in living from this level of consciousness -- the sooner it loses its "power" over us... allowing us to walk out of...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (3/10/2019)
  • Posted Date: March 10, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 10, 2019

Part 1: For those willing to see it... the proof of our still consensual, self-compromising relationship with a lower level of consciousness is self-evident: after all, one of the only things that seems to be growing stronger in us -- day by day -- is the ease with which we're willing to excuse, or otherwise explain away some weakness in our character.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (3/8/2019)
  • Posted Date: March 08, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 08, 2019

Here's the last thing we want to see, but that should be first on our list of things to realize: we create the experience of any unwanted moment in our life. How can that be true? Because our experience of life is inseparable from the level of (our) consciousness defining it moment-to-moment. And, if true, which it is, it goes to prove the following: the difficulties we deal with every day...

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Short Talk Stop Letting People Push Your Buttons and Be Free - Oregon Books and Games Store Talk
  • Posted Date: March 07, 2019
  • Meeting Date: February 10, 2019

Classroom Talk: 3/1/2019 - The only way to defeat those dark states within you that forever bully you around is to realize that in the Higher Reality of your True Nature there is no rule that says push must lead to shove!

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (3/6/2019)
  • Posted Date: March 06, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 06, 2019

Everything works out best -- for each, and all of us -- whenever we agree to put discovering the truth (of ourselves) ahead of some comforting, but imagined idea about a "wonderful" life to come; not only that, the more we prove this action to ourselves, the more (truly) wondrous does our life become.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (3/3/2019)
  • Posted Date: March 03, 2019
  • Meeting Date: March 03, 2019

The "power" we need -- the grace of higher awareness -- to transcend the conflict and stress inherent in a troubled, lower level of consciousness -- is granted in direct proportion to our realization that there's only one true solution that can end its suffering, as well as our own: we must become an impersonal witness of it.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (2/27/2019)
  • Posted Date: February 27, 2019
  • Meeting Date: February 27, 2019

Until we learn to see -- and accept each moment as being perfect in its native appearance -- regardless how unwanted it seems at first -- we will never know the incorruptible peace and contentment that comes with knowing -- and agreeing to embrace -- the Truth that sets us free.

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Short Talk Freedom Isn't Conditional
  • Posted Date: February 26, 2019
  • Meeting Date: February 10, 2019

True spiritual work is not just about exploring consciousness when we are feeling good, or when we are experiencing something that pleases us. Real freedom involves the willingness to look at ourselves no matter what each moment gives us to see.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (2/24/2019)
  • Posted Date: February 24, 2019
  • Meeting Date: February 24, 2019

Part 1: The struggle to somehow change ourselves into something "better" than what some unwanted moment reveals to us about ourselves is like trying to "improve" the color scheme of a breathtaking sunset by throwing a bucket of our favorite paint into the air... and then hoping that some of it sticks!

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (2/22/2019)
  • Posted Date: February 22, 2019
  • Meeting Date: February 22, 2019

Here's why we are the unwitting victim of every voice in our head promising to protect us from whatever may be disturbing us: there would be no disturbance for us to deal with were it not for these same "voices" -- our own troubled thoughts -- pointing to, and then telling us what we need to fear.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (2/20/2019)
  • Posted Date: February 20, 2019
  • Meeting Date: February 20, 2019

Part 1 It's impossible to change any moment that we complain about because -- for one thing -- the unwanted moments over which we complain do not even exist apart from the level of consciousness that always finds fault with their appearance.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (2/17/2019)
  • Posted Date: February 17, 2019
  • Meeting Date: February 17, 2019

No one can return to, let alone realize their right to a conscious relationship with the Divine indwelling Self, without first agreeing to pay the cost of consciously, completely releasing themselves from all that they have mistaken themselves to be.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (2/15/2019)
  • Posted Date: February 15, 2019
  • Meeting Date: February 15, 2019

The passage of life's events, including the innumerable relationships through which they are revealed, can either grind us down, or serve to remove our rough, sharp edges; so that whether we feel punished or are polished by our relationships in life all depends upon how well we understand their invisible purpose.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (2/13/2019)
  • Posted Date: February 13, 2019
  • Meeting Date: February 13, 2019

Any "good" reason we have for why some weakness lives on in our character is inseparable from the unconscious level of self that offers it (to us). This means any time we feel compelled to justify our actions -- and agree to do so -- we're complicit in the continuation of that weakness excused. Our inner task is to see these "reasons" for what they are in reality: the act of an unconscious, divided...

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Short Talk The Joy of Self-Knowledge
  • Posted Date: February 11, 2019
  • Meeting Date: January 27, 2019

The thrill of the pleasures that we seek in order to alleviate a pain or avoid emptiness never lasts. The only kind of true joy that stands the test of time and lasts for eternity is the joy of setting out on the path to discover the truth that sets us free.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (2/10/2019)
  • Posted Date: February 10, 2019
  • Meeting Date: February 10, 2019

Part 1 The contempt inherent in any sense of (unconscious) familiarity is innate in the false sense of security it seems to provide.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (2/8/2019)
  • Posted Date: February 08, 2019
  • Meeting Date: February 08, 2019

The degree to which we judge others, and would make them pay for their shortcomings is inseparable from the false belief that our nature is somehow different, superior to those as seen through the eyes of (our) disdain. In truth -- save for the rarest action of a pre-paid grace -- it is not our so-called "character" that differentiates us from those we judge as being "less" than we...

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Short Talk How Do I Know What’s Good for Me?
  • Posted Date: February 08, 2019
  • Meeting Date: November 11, 2018

In a world where everything's upside-down, where what seems to be "good" really isn't, you must learn to discern what's true from what's false. The more you try to keep everything in place, the more it falls apart, and you ending up running right past your own life.

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Short Talk How to Use Your Impatience to Know Celestial Patience
  • Posted Date: February 07, 2019
  • Meeting Date: January 20, 2019

You probably have heard about the idea of "the straw that breaks the camel's back." Whether we are aware of it or not, we all fear how we are going react when we reach that point. This is where patience comes in... not patience with something outside of ourselves, but patience in watching and bearing the strong reaction that feels like it needs to be expressed.

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Short Talk In Your Patience Possess Ye Your Soul
  • Posted Date: February 07, 2019
  • Meeting Date: September 05, 2018

Patience is one of the most important virtues in your spiritual work. Patience teaches you that nothing in the universe is set against you, but rather is there for you. When you can learn to suffer yourself and your reactions, then you'll begin to realize that there is nothing to fear. If you wish to have a whole heart, a true mind, and a real relationship with life and others, you must see the necessity of true patience.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (2/6/2019)
  • Posted Date: February 06, 2019
  • Meeting Date: February 06, 2019

Part 1 Before we can have a conscious relationship with what is Timeless, before we can know a "peace that passes all understanding," there must come a series of (conscious) shocks that prove the truth of the following to us: any imagined time, power, or possession to come -- by which we are forever set free from worry and fear...

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