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Livestream, On-site Workshop Holiday Banquet Weekend - Sharing Your Life with the Divine

Discover the real spirit of the holidays this year at Life of Learning's annual holiday banquet weekend! The weekend includes talks by Guy, live music, and a traditional holiday banquet!

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/13/2019)
  • Posted Date: November 13, 2019
  • Meeting Date: November 13, 2019

All unconscious reactions are useless except to serve the mechanical man who believes the involuntary sensations produced by his own familiar clanging and clanking... somehow prove he is alive, thriving, and most important of all... real.

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Special Lesson Resistance is Negative Attraction
  • Posted Date: November 11, 2019

Living within us dwells an order of being that knows, without thinking about it, what is authentically good for us. The problem isn't that this higher level of being--with its natural, calm command--is actually missing just when we need it most. The real problem is that we forget it!

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/10/2019)
  • Posted Date: November 10, 2019
  • Meeting Date: November 10, 2019

For too long we've believed that whatever limitation we meet in ourselves -- in some unwanted moment -- would not exist were it not for that same unwanted moment in which we meet it. It's just not true. The real limitation is how instantly identified we become with a fearful reaction "telling" us that we must escape that moment... at all costs. But, truth says otherwise...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/8/2019)
  • Posted Date: November 08, 2019
  • Meeting Date: November 08, 2019

Pretending -- to yourself, or around others -- that "all is well" is the unseen hell of the false self. On the other hand, the realization that all unfolds -- moment to moment -- in the only way that it can is not only the first step in awakening from this lower level of consciousness, but it is also one of the first steps out of the world of dreams, and into the Kingdom of Heaven.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/6/2019)
  • Posted Date: November 06, 2019
  • Meeting Date: November 06, 2019

Here's a great secret: anytime you feel like you "can't" go through something -- do what you want to -- or maybe just handle whatever needs to be done, remember the following: This painful sense of "I can't" -- including the legion of heavy thoughts that seem to anchor you to it -- is NOT you. Who YOU are -- your true Self -- can't be held back or weighed...

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Short Talk Learn to Think for Yourself
  • Posted Date: November 05, 2019
  • Meeting Date: October 27, 2019

In the highest parts of our consciousness, there is a living relationship whose meaning is inseparable from the world that it sees and experiences. There is no need to "take thought" in order to know that we are alive. To think for ourselves properly means to be aware of our reactions to the world, and to not allow those reactions to run wild on their own...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/3/2019)
  • Posted Date: November 03, 2019
  • Meeting Date: November 03, 2019

Most of us "give" back to life -- to others -- what little we do only to ensure we continue to get whatever we feel is fair in trade for that exchange. It's a good thing that God doesn't adhere to our idea of a fair program of exchange.

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Special Lesson See Without "Selfing" and Experience the Whole of the Moment
  • Posted Date: November 02, 2019

We have a nature that thinks about itself -- a nature that weighs itself on a scale that our culture has created and our thoughts have unconsciously adopted. Unexamined, this mind is a virtual torture device, keeping us locked within its own limitations. In the absence of practical thought (the only right capacity of the mind), there is always some painful reaction...

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Short Talk Everything is Already in Perfect Order
  • Posted Date: November 01, 2019
  • Meeting Date: October 27, 2019

We don't typically have much awareness of what is timeless because we are usually the prisoner of a mind that is seeking to become something in time. However, it is possible to see -- without taking thought -- that everything eternal is already in perfect harmony. This means that we can stop struggling uselessly to put the Universe back into order.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/1/2019)
  • Posted Date: November 01, 2019
  • Meeting Date: November 01, 2019

Our experience of any given moment cannot be any more complete than is our willingness to completely receive it.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/30/2019)
  • Posted Date: October 30, 2019
  • Meeting Date: October 30, 2019

There's a simple reason why small children are seemingly fearless: they are more interested in what the moment is giving them... than they are fearful for having imagined what it may withhold.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/27/2019)
  • Posted Date: October 27, 2019
  • Meeting Date: October 27, 2019

Any form of identification with the insanity of this world -- regardless the "noble" name we may come up with as the reason for it -- serves to instantly negate our highest possibilities. And this makes us, in turn, complicit in the creation of our own limitations, so that we live in a kind of prison we help build, and into which we unknowingly cast ourselves.

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Special Lesson Share in the Light of Timeless Wisdom
  • Posted Date: October 26, 2019

Every truth ever discovered -- each new light that will ever burn bright -- already exists in our consciousness. All we will ever know and share about love, humility, compassion, and sacrifice -- the secrets that will reveal and then resolve old sorrows -- awaits us within ourselves. Hidden in this truth is our great promise, both as individuals and as a race of beings...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/25/2019)
  • Posted Date: October 25, 2019
  • Meeting Date: October 25, 2019

Be here. Be still. Quietly remember the Divine presence that dwells within you... and you will know -- without taking thought -- the following truth that sets you free: Even as all around you everything changes, your True Self is unchanging. Fearlessness follows this discovery in much the same way as moonlit shadows flee the morning light.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/23/2019)
  • Posted Date: October 23, 2019
  • Meeting Date: October 23, 2019

"Taking thought" as a way to look into, understand, and realize the infinite possibilities actualized in each and every moment of passing time... is like trying to measure the breadth and depth of the Milky Way by looking at it through a microscope.

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Short Talk The Beauty of Belonging to a Greater Being
  • Posted Date: October 21, 2019
  • Meeting Date: October 13, 2019

The value of finding a true spiritual work group is that the whole body of the group -- together -- can help individuals reconnect with inner truths that they have lost contact with. There is a unity that exists in the consciousness of true spiritual aspirants who understand that the experience of one... is the experience of all.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/20/2019)
  • Posted Date: October 20, 2019
  • Meeting Date: October 20, 2019

Part 1: Look behind and beyond all that unfolds in creation, and therein you will see... an eternal Source, the seed of all that flowers in passing time. Look behind and beyond yourself, and therein you will see ... a Divine Light whose timeless Life is the source and seed of your soul. Part 2: I am in you...

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Short Talk Stop Talking in Your "Sleep"
  • Posted Date: October 19, 2019
  • Meeting Date: September 22, 2019

Whenever there is an unconscious inner dialog going on in our heads, we are actually looking in a mirror that we don't know is a mirror. And what we see in our mind's eye talks to us about what we must make ourselves into so that we might finally find rest and be at peace. Freedom from the dark inner dialog begins by seeing that the "self" that is talking to us only exists as long as we...

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Special Lesson Mind Your Thoughts and Be Free
  • Posted Date: October 19, 2019

Just as our bodies grow healthy or not, according to what we take into our mouths, so too do we grow into wisdom, strength, or grace according to what we attend to with our mind. Our thoughts, like all energetic life forms, attract to themselves natures like themselves. The thoughts of a fellow not only flock together, but seek and are sought out by similar invisible creatures...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/18/2019)
  • Posted Date: October 18, 2019
  • Meeting Date: October 18, 2019

Whoever fails to try what their heart of hearts would have them do -- because their mind tells them, "This you cannot do" -- has failed to hear the ever-present Voice of Reality forever shouting to all those who would dare: "No sincere effort ever goes without being rewarded."

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Short Talk Here's Why You Talk to Yourself
  • Posted Date: October 18, 2019
  • Meeting Date: September 15, 2019

Real reactions are wordless, soundless, and even without familiar content. They are just the expression of something timeless touching something in time. The mind talks to itself in order to define these reactions for its own purposes, using its own past content in a vain attempt to reconcile the moment. The true reconciliation of any reaction is built into the very moment of the appearance of it...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/16/2019)
  • Posted Date: October 16, 2019
  • Meeting Date: October 16, 2019

Allowing any part of self to act in such a way as to deny yourself a new awareness of yourself -- whatever its quality -- is the same as refusing your right to realize the limitless depth and breadth of your true Self.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/13/2019)
  • Posted Date: October 13, 2019
  • Meeting Date: October 13, 2019

It has long been said, and wisely so: "Birds of a feather flock together." But for those who seek higher Wisdom... let it also be known: this old proverb holds equally true when it comes to useless thoughts and feelings.

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Special Lesson The Promise of Greater Possibilities Yet Realized
  • Posted Date: October 12, 2019

Can we see how, in one form or another, everything in creation longs to touch and to be touched? Flowers and trees stretch their leaves and limbs up to the sun, just as it reaches down to touch them. After all, to what end the timeless nature of such radiance, if not to grant life to whatever forms it temporarily animates?

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/11/2019)
  • Posted Date: October 11, 2019
  • Meeting Date: October 11, 2019

It’s impossible to resist the revelations inherent in our day-to-day interactions with life, and to realize the lessons they bring with them at the same time.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/9/2019)
  • Posted Date: October 09, 2019
  • Meeting Date: October 09, 2019

Every moment is a marriage made in heaven, so why are you still waiting outside the door?

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/6/2019)
  • Posted Date: October 06, 2019
  • Meeting Date: October 06, 2019

The more we awaken to realize our true role in life is to fill the gap between "what is" with "what has been" -- by agreeing to die to any part of us that would otherwise interfere with its atonement -- the more we see the truth that sets us free: our willingness to make this sacrifice aligns us, on the spot, with an ineffable peace that is inseparable from actualizing our Divine responsibility...

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Special Lesson Test the Reality of Self-Punishing States
  • Posted Date: October 05, 2019

Regardless of the assertion of any negative state that seeks to convince you otherwise (using its painful presence within you as "proof" that the prison you're locked within will stand until the end of time), apply this one great truth: All self-punishing states are "lies." They must break down if they don't succeed in breaking down your willingness to test their reality. How do you...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/4/2019)
  • Posted Date: October 04, 2019
  • Meeting Date: October 04, 2019

The more we learn to let go and give ourselves to the greater Good, the more Good we will find in everything we are given to go through in this life.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (10/2/2019)
  • Posted Date: October 02, 2019
  • Meeting Date: October 02, 2019

What is the instant denial of any moment in life... other than an unconscious agreement to live under the dark thumb of some unseen, conflicted part of us that refuses to see itself as it is in reality.

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Short Talk Let the Storms of Life Change You
  • Posted Date: October 02, 2019
  • Meeting Date: September 29, 2019

What we call "talking to ourselves" is really the action of a consciousness that produces negative assumptions, and then plots how to bring an end to the very storm that it is seeding. We can't stop that level of mind from creating storms, but seeing them changes our relationship to that consciousness, and then we don't unconsciously reseed them. They appear and then disappear. Then you are...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/29/2019)
  • Posted Date: September 29, 2019
  • Meeting Date: September 29, 2019

Part 1: Refuse to negatively anticipate a problem, and you won't have anything to resist. Part 2: Any negative assumptions that pop up in us about ourselves -- that darken our aspirations for a higher, happier life -- are like sharp thorns on the stem of a fragrant rose: their only power to cause us pain is if, or when we carelessly close our hand around them.

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Short Talk Catch and See Through the Lie of Discouragement
  • Posted Date: September 28, 2019
  • Meeting Date: August 04, 2019

Every human being has a longing in their heart to transcend their present level of understanding and reach new possibilities. In order to do that, we are all going to meet the giant of discouragement. We become discouraged when we see ourselves not live up to some idea or image we have when a moment comes along and we can't succeed as imagined in that moment...

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Special Lesson Step Out of Unconscious Self-Created Captivity
  • Posted Date: September 28, 2019

How is it possible for a man or woman to be both prisoner and, without ever knowing it, his or her own prison maker at the same time? Each time the me mind envisions some future event, it's actually trying to find a feeling of security for itself. But the only security this lower nature can ever know is imaginary. So it has to dream up one scene after another where somehow you'll come out a winner...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/27/2019)
  • Posted Date: September 27, 2019
  • Meeting Date: September 27, 2019

The realization of a need for the Divine in our life is the beginning of Its supernal entrance into us; and, to be clear, this touch is always His initiating action. In other words: what we take as being our need to know His Life is really His invitation to do so... announcing itself as (an) emptiness in the heart that nothing in this world has the power to fill.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/25/2019)
  • Posted Date: September 25, 2019
  • Meeting Date: September 25, 2019

Just as... it's the nature of water to "want" whatever path it's provided, so does True Self flow into and through whatever may seem to momentarily obstruct its will -- and its work -- to return to its Celestial Source.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/22/2019)
  • Posted Date: September 22, 2019
  • Meeting Date: September 22, 2019

We cannot be made into anything that we haven't first agreed to be made into; this means there can only be one reason why we find ourselves feeling afraid, angry, or anxious when suddenly thrown into some unwanted moment: we are turning to, and living from... the wrong maker.

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Special Lesson Discover the Power of Self-Awareness
  • Posted Date: September 21, 2019

We each have, and operate from, a false nature that is a jumble of our memories, conditioning, and temperamental qualities. It is this unsuspected false nature that meets the world each day, responding to and interpreting each and every one of life's fluctuations. It is very important for us to begin to understand that of themselves these ever-changing conditions in life are neutral, but the false...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/20/2019)
  • Posted Date: September 20, 2019
  • Meeting Date: September 20, 2019

There is only one thing that fears seeing ANY fact about ourselves: an imagined sense of self that is frightened by anything that may reveal it as being false.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/18/2019)
  • Posted Date: September 18, 2019
  • Meeting Date: September 18, 2019

Awakening to the truth of oneself serves one purpose: dying to oneself. Dying to oneself serves one purpose: rebirth. And rebirth is... the purpose and fulfillment of all relationships.

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Special Lesson Don't Let This Unseen Pain Turn You Against Others
  • Posted Date: September 16, 2019

Everything under the sun wants to be loved. Trees reach up for the sunlight that brings them life. Flowers need the touch of the bees that pollinate them. Babies cry out to be nourished and protected. We can state this same celestial principle in different words: Everything in existence seeks what it needs to complete itself... and this includes negative states like anger, resentment...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/15/2019)
  • Posted Date: September 15, 2019
  • Meeting Date: September 15, 2019

Each moment is pregnant with infinite new possibilities that can only be realized and conceived in the "womb" of a higher consciousness that waits -- in perfect stillness -- to be both the instrument, and the witness of that new birth.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/13/2019)
  • Posted Date: September 13, 2019
  • Meeting Date: September 13, 2019

We learn to "pan" the gold out of unwanted moments by seeing that identifying with any form of troubled, or otherwise fearful thought that has appeared to protect us is, in fact, fool's gold.

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Short Talk The Sum is Greater than the Parts
  • Posted Date: September 13, 2019
  • Meeting Date: August 18, 2019

To make bread you have to bring a lot of different ingredients together. Each ingredient by itself, or even mixed together, does not make bread. The individual ingredients must have heat applied and be married together in order to create something altogether new that is more than the sum of the individual parts.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/11/2019)
  • Posted Date: September 11, 2019
  • Meeting Date: September 11, 2019

When all is said and done... there is only one true freedom: it's called holiness. But we must not fail to note this evocative word is not the same as actually being whole any more than -- in and of itself -- the name "sugar" is... sweet!

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Special Lesson Let Go and Awaken to a Whole New You
  • Posted Date: September 09, 2019

In order to nurture our own awakening, we must first see the need to let go of those parts of us that we sense no longer serve us. This new kind of self-awareness is the interior “seed state” needed to outgrow and transcend our former level of self. But these seeds of higher self-knowledge must, in turn, become new actions if they are to awaken us to our immortal Self...

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Special Lesson The Power to Be More Than Any Misery-Making Thought or Feeling
  • Posted Date: September 02, 2019

At our current level of consciousness, we experience ourselves as beings who have a certain emotional state of energy come into us, which defines and shapes our individuality. But the fact of the matter is that there is no such self. Not really. There are just these states of energy and the fleeting sense of self that their undetected possession produces...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (9/1/2019)
  • Posted Date: September 01, 2019
  • Meeting Date: September 01, 2019

Never trust in any negative thought or feeling that would have you believe, "There's no way!" Always remember instead that Real Life is a secret and vital flux of possibilities rising up from the ground of what seems improbable, much as a spring flower manages to bloom in a once frozen field.

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Short Talk Liberate Yourself from the Fear of Yourself
  • Posted Date: August 31, 2019
  • Meeting Date: August 18, 2019

Human beings walk around in a kind of self-made suffering that is the expression of something in us that is afraid of seeing ourselves as we are. We've come to think that avoiding a unwanted fact about ourselves is the same as escaping the effects. Our lives should be a ceaseless realization of where we miss the mark, because that is the only way to transcend the idea that...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/30/2019)
  • Posted Date: August 30, 2019
  • Meeting Date: August 30, 2019

Mind is not intellect itself, nor is (our) Heart the seat of emotion alone; real mind is the marriage of a higher order of intellect and heart: wherein feeling is wisdom -- and wisdom is, in turn, feeling. These seemingly different parts (of us) were never intended to be separate... as they now are for the majority of humanity. The purpose of meditation is to reunite this crucial...

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