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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/22/2020)
  • Posted Date: November 22, 2020
  • Meeting Date: November 22, 2020

Only by daring to see the truth of ourselves in challenging moments will we ever see, and then be set free by the revelations that await us there...

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Special Lesson A Higher Lesson in Letting Go and Letting God
  • Posted Date: November 19, 2020

Can you can see that, "If I'm ever to have freedom, somehow or other I'm going to have to accept everything that's given to me"? It seems counterintuitive, so let me explain why it's true. There are two orders of transformation. They are not really separate; they are in a constant exchange, just like the river is in a constant exchange as water flows in and out at each point...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/18/2020)
  • Posted Date: November 18, 2020
  • Meeting Date: November 18, 2020

Identifying with resistance to any moment the mind points to as a painful problem of some kind... is the only real problem there is in that moment. To see the fact of this -- which is the purpose of all true spiritual teachings -- is the end of looking for any kind of power to protect, or otherwise restore some paradise imagined lost...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/15/2020)
  • Posted Date: November 15, 2020
  • Meeting Date: November 15, 2020

When it comes to the Great Way that leads to self-liberation -- of entering the Kingdoms above and beyond this temporal realm -- there is no such thing as “getting there.” There is only getting the whole of that image, along with its false sense of self, out of the way.

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Special Lesson The First Step in Turning Painful Problems into Pleasant Surprises
  • Posted Date: November 12, 2020

When we look at life and we see a problem, are we looking at life that has a problem that's fixed, or are we looking at something in our own consciousness that has fixed something and called it a problem? We're looking in our own mind and it is showing us something that is fixed, yet we know it's not because life itself is fluid; it is potential. But our mind doesn't relate to what...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/11/2020)
  • Posted Date: November 11, 2020
  • Meeting Date: November 11, 2020

Here's the first step in quieting the mind: SEE the fact that if we weren't always talking to ourselves about what we want, or don't want... that most of what troubles us would just disappear on its own!

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/8/2020)
  • Posted Date: November 08, 2020
  • Meeting Date: November 08, 2020

All forms of feeling stuck are the negative byproduct of having become unconsciously “fixated” on some moment in life that we don’t want!

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Special Lesson Let Go and Live Lightly
  • Posted Date: November 07, 2020

If you haven't noticed this yet about yourself, it's easy to see in others: we each seem to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. The nature of this burden may change with age. When young, we feel the weight of having to choose a direction in life. As adults, we feel encumbered by all the perceived requirements of an active life: trying to control events...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/6/2020)
  • Posted Date: November 06, 2020
  • Meeting Date: November 06, 2020

It isn’t the world around us we must change in order to bring an end to finding ourselves feeling powerless... again. Before any such change is possible, what needs to be transformed is our unconscious relationship with a lower world within us...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/4/2020)
  • Posted Date: November 04, 2020
  • Meeting Date: November 04, 2020

Learn to be still and listen: the less you have to say about life, the more Life will speak to you, and start telling you things that ears can't hear, showing you things the eyes can't see, and taking you new places beyond anything you can imagine.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/1/2020)
  • Posted Date: November 01, 2020
  • Meeting Date: November 01, 2020

Here’s exactly why we need a moment-to-moment awareness of our (own) thoughts and feelings, let alone what they may be telling us is true about ourselves, and our relationships in life: nothing comes "tomorrow" that isn't born in the Here and Now.

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Special Lesson Release Any Painful Sense of False Responsibility
  • Posted Date: October 30, 2020

To believe that we’re only as worthwhile as others agree to see us burdens us with feeling that winning the good opinion of others is somehow our responsibility. Such a mistaken mindset leaves us the perennial victim of our relationships, and never the victor in them. The only way we can be released from any painful sense of false responsibility is to see that it is based in a false belief...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/28/2020)
  • Posted Date: October 28, 2020
  • Meeting Date: October 28, 2020

Tension is a part of creation itself; its boundless energy is a feature of every relationship in all worlds. The unknowing masses resist its manifestation, and wear themselves down trying, in vain, to escape it. But the Wise know how to use it... to remain aware of their part in a Divine awakening that is the fulfillment of Life.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/25/2020)
  • Posted Date: October 25, 2020
  • Meeting Date: October 25, 2020

The strength of any painful resentment we feel toward others has nothing to do with any troubling character we may judge in them; rather [it is] born of an unseen weakness in us that believes others have the power to either give -- or take -- something from us that we need to be at peace with ourselves.

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Special Lesson The Fear of Emptiness is an Empty Power
  • Posted Date: October 23, 2020

The better we understand the unique power of being "passive"- and how it serves as the secret consort of all things active - the more we grow in the faith we need to be wisely passive toward whatever fears remain in us about letting go of our false self. This is why we should take time each day -- as often as possible -- to quietly return to the living Light that dwells in the...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/21/2020)
  • Posted Date: October 21, 2020
  • Meeting Date: October 21, 2020

The (spiritual) impetus to transcend our present level of self is granted in our first glimpse that what we really need is not a way to resolve, or outrun whatever punishes us... but rather to quietly -- consciously -- walk out of a dark and lower world inhabited by legions of self-limiting beliefs, including their offspring of worry, conflict, and fear.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/18/2020)
  • Posted Date: October 18, 2020
  • Meeting Date: October 18, 2020

We cannot “make” things whole any more than the moon makes itself full by its own light. Rather our work is to serve as a witness to life’s ceaseless, concurrent appearance of fullness and emptiness and...

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Special Lesson Choose the Path that Leads to Revelation
  • Posted Date: October 15, 2020

If there could be only one idea -- a lamp whose light could show the aspirant of real life the way out of the prison of dark thoughts and punishing feelings -- it would surely be this: your true self doesn't win in life by overpowering problems but by revealing they never really existed as you once believed they did. Truths such as this can be difficult to accept. Tell some people...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/14/2020)
  • Posted Date: October 14, 2020
  • Meeting Date: October 14, 2020

Just as nature practices perfecting herself through the myriad creatures she creates to reflect her limitless possibilities in passing time, so the Divine manifests Its Spirit through each soul It creates who may, in turn, (awaken to) realize their role in the revelation of Its eternal perfection.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/11/2020)
  • Posted Date: October 11, 2020
  • Meeting Date: October 11, 2020

We cannot live in fear of discovering the truth about ourselves, about our life... and hope to find the truth at the same time...

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Special Lesson Steps to "Falling Up" When You're Just About to Go Down
  • Posted Date: October 09, 2020

Have you ever fallen down in a relationship? Fallen down when someone cut you off on the freeway? Fallen down when sudden economic news came at work? Fallen down when a thought revisited you about what mother or father didn't say, or what was taken from you by someone who promised you something and gave you another? Why do we have to fall down? When we...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/7/2020)
  • Posted Date: October 07, 2020
  • Meeting Date: October 07, 2020

The only thing that worrying does is waste the time and energy we need to shed light on a painful sense of self that exists only for as long as it has something to worry over.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/4/2020)
  • Posted Date: October 04, 2020
  • Meeting Date: October 04, 2020

Any form of (psychological) suffering that looks back into the past for its "cause" -- or to the future, in the hope of some imagined freedom to come -- isn’t just useless, it’s wasted. Here is the real “secret” of starting over...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/2/2020)
  • Posted Date: October 02, 2020
  • Meeting Date: October 02, 2020

Whatever temporary “strength” we derive from any stressed, agitated state of mind -- as it empowers us to “go through” what it is pushing us to do -- is a lie. The only “power” this lower level of consciousness possesses is to deceive us...

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Special Lesson Wake Up and Be Free to Love Without Limitations
  • Posted Date: October 01, 2020

When in a fight of any kind, over anything, we look over at the other person and "see" - almost magically - exactly what's wrong with him or her in that moment. So confident are we in our conclusion as to the nature of their problem - that the following has almost no chance to dawn on us: We can't see that person is looking at us in this exact same kind of "light"... that is not a light at all...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/30/2020)
  • Posted Date: September 30, 2020
  • Meeting Date: September 30, 2020

The judgment of anyone or anything is never a conclusion to the conflicted condition in question, far from it: all forms of judging someone, or something amount to an unseen continuation of the relationship being judged.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/27/2020)
  • Posted Date: September 27, 2020
  • Meeting Date: September 27, 2020

Before we can hope to know anything of Divine love -- let alone realize an unconditional compassion towards one and all -- there’s something we must all know but, in truth, don't want to: humanity hurts; everyone suffers...

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Special Lesson How to Attract Higher Strength
  • Posted Date: September 24, 2020

Have you ever wondered why – with so many people talking about the need to make real changes in their lives – so very little actually changes? It's pretty obvious: Addiction, dependency, and the conflict and fear they breed, are more prevalent and problematic than ever before, even if made to appear otherwise by popular justification. But what isn't so obvious is the reason...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/23/2020)
  • Posted Date: September 23, 2020
  • Meeting Date: September 23, 2020

Any ‘certainty’ born of ascribing a negative meaning to an unwanted moment, or that goes on to imagine that moment as a prelude to even more painful times to come, is a false conclusion arrived at by a false self... creating a false sense of captivity.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/20/2020)
  • Posted Date: September 20, 2020
  • Meeting Date: September 20, 2020

True spiritual healing is never the result of an ‘achievement’ one celebrates as such; it's always a very personal, and often painful moment of consciously realizing the extent of one’s weakness. Yet, paradoxically, in the ensuing humility is a victory, but not our own...

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Special Lesson The New Understanding that Puts an End to Painful Struggles
  • Posted Date: September 18, 2020

One of the reasons that you live with the pain that you do is because you don't understand that you don't have to. And the only way you're ever going to shake off that pain -- get off "the pain train" - is if you start to get fighting mad about what is making you the kind of human being that you are. I don't know if you can see it. I hope that you can. As a race of beings, we have become...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/16/2020)
  • Posted Date: September 16, 2020
  • Meeting Date: September 16, 2020

Nothing keeps you more aware of a pain you don’t want... than does your struggle to escape it. Learn to see what truth is trying to show you about your strengths, instead of listening to your weakness tell you where to hide.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/13/2020)
  • Posted Date: September 13, 2020
  • Meeting Date: September 13, 2020

Spiritual freedom will never be realized by avoiding what disturbs us, but rather by the work of consciously illuminating what still dwells in the dark of us... that is (always) so quick to find someone, or something to blame for its pain.

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Special Lesson Welcome the Healing Light
  • Posted Date: September 10, 2020

The "healing" we need, the sense of wholeness for which we search, has nothing to do with adding anything to ourselves. This needed healing comes from recognizing that the pain we have -- along with the suffering inherent in being negative over this pain -- is born out of participating in a series of illusions that have been handed down from generation to generation!...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/9/2020)
  • Posted Date: September 09, 2020
  • Meeting Date: September 09, 2020

The strength of my enemy is no greater than the fear of my weakness.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/6/2020)
  • Posted Date: September 06, 2020
  • Meeting Date: September 06, 2020

Whenever we are taken over by a negative state -- and remain identified with our resistance to it -- we may not know it, but in these moments... we are as good as “dead.” Yes, it feels like we’re alive, but this powerful sense of self is really just the presence of our (own) painful resistance to what that moment came to reveal to us about our present level of self.

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Special Lesson The Three A's of the Peaceful Life
  • Posted Date: September 03, 2020

Following are what may be called the The Three A's of the Peaceful Life. Welcome them as special work reminders to let God's will be as your own. If you will take these new intentions and inner attitudes with you into your day, then you will soon realize what it means to let go and know peace. Work to trust in the Goodness of God's moment, so that instead of trying to dig...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/2/2020)
  • Posted Date: September 02, 2020
  • Meeting Date: September 02, 2020

The only true solution to any stress, anxiety, fear or frustration -- that rears its ugly head in unwanted moments -- is to do the (interior) work it takes to outgrow an unconscious, conflicted level of self that sees its pain as proof that it knows... the true nature of peace.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/30/2020)
  • Posted Date: August 30, 2020
  • Meeting Date: August 30, 2020

There can be no silence, no real peace in our heart and mind without full acceptance of each moment... And there could be no such acceptance of the moment without accepting what the moment reveals to us -- about us -- in that same moment...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/28/2020)
  • Posted Date: August 28, 2020
  • Meeting Date: August 28, 2020

Just as the sun consumes her own substance as fuel, transforming matter into life-giving light and heat, so too are we created to consume ourselves; to transform the base aspects of a separate self -- the many conflicting characters inherent in our divided consciousness -- into a single, higher form of energy that, in turn, enlightens, enriches, and uplifts all of humanity...

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Special Lesson Make This Wish and Start Growing
  • Posted Date: August 27, 2020

Nobody begins self-study as an "A" student. In fact, real self-study begins with becoming aware of just how unaware we really are. Don't let this last thought throw you! It's wise to see where our wisdom was only an assumption. This allows real wisdom, real self-knowledge, to grow. And this explains why some of our most important first lessons come when we set an exercise...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/26/2020)
  • Posted Date: August 26, 2020
  • Meeting Date: August 26, 2020

One way we can be assured that we’re beginning to awaken to Real Life is when we can say the following -- without a trace of doubt -- to any anxious or fearful thought: "I don't need you anymore!" And what a day that is!

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/23/2020)
  • Posted Date: August 23, 2020
  • Meeting Date: August 23, 2020

Stop giving unwanted moments your ear, let alone a voice with which to complain about their sting, and soon there will be nothing left to resist... including the pain inherent in talking (to yourself) about how life has done you wrong!

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Special Lesson Desire Can Never Know Lasting Contentment
  • Posted Date: August 20, 2020

How can someone be given so much and -- rather than being grateful for the abundance of these gifts -- be so negative over a single element in the midst of them? Closer examination of such a situation, and the inconsolable level of self that gives rise to it, may show us that we have more in common with this discontented character than not. It's impossible for us to...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/19/2020)
  • Posted Date: August 19, 2020
  • Meeting Date: August 19, 2020

All negative reactions are a pre-determined judgment of any moment found “guilty as charged” for our painful experience of it; they are a false conclusion reached in the dark of us by an unconscious nature that -- by judging the moment -- creates the illusion that it has nothing in common with what it has just judged.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/16/2020)
  • Posted Date: August 16, 2020
  • Meeting Date: August 16, 2020

The divided mind -- driven as it is by unconscious desires -- is very similar to a dog that has learned to throw its own stick. It cannot come to a rest until it has exhausted itself, and even then it can’t let go of what it feels compelled to chase...

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Special Lesson The Unthinkable Ground of a New Order of Self
  • Posted Date: August 13, 2020

Most of us, if we have one shred of decency, have tried to do stuff about the stuff that we don't want to know about in ourselves, and certainly that we don't want others to know -- "the dirty little secret" -- how there's a certain party or character that given the right conditions, will appear and absolutely not only corrupt you but anyone and anything that it touches. How about this?...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/12/2020)
  • Posted Date: August 12, 2020
  • Meeting Date: August 12, 2020

As sure as all of our higher possibilities are seeded into each moment of our time on earth, so does the realization of their fulfillment also dwell in us -- right now -- only in another order of consciousness that only awaits our awakening... and entrance into it.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/9/2020)
  • Posted Date: August 09, 2020
  • Meeting Date: August 09, 2020

We can imagine almost anything save this one unimaginable exception: the dark walls that seem to close in on us in the midst of some unwanted moment are, in fact, nothing more than (parts of) a dark dream born of a mind so asleep to itself...

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Special Lesson How Your Luck Changes When Your Nature Changes
  • Posted Date: August 06, 2020

What is real luck? The following may surprise you! Have you ever been walking from your kitchen, tripped with a cup of coffee in your hand, and spilled something on the spot? "Oh, look what bad luck. I'm going to have bad luck all day today. I just know it!" Yes or No? Was it bad luck that you spilled your coffee? ..

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