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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/1/2020)
  • Posted Date: July 01, 2020
  • Meeting Date: July 01, 2020

Most of our fears are based in a false belief that life can throw something at us greater than our ability to rise above it, or whatever frightens us about it. But this mistaken perception is as false as are the limitations it imposes on us. Our True Self never fears unforeseen changes in life any more than the sun trembles before the appearance of a shadow cast by its own light.

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Special Lesson Stop Being Undone by the Life that Makes You New
  • Posted Date: June 29, 2020

We must learn to recognize, realize, and release those moments in which we find ourselves struggling with what has "unmade" us. Here's how one recognizes the moment in which this unmaking has taken place: if you're getting negative, life has come, and it's unmade (you). It's taken away that precious image we have of ourselves where we've imitated someone or something...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/28/2020)
  • Posted Date: June 28, 2020
  • Meeting Date: June 28, 2020

The futility and inevitable frustration of trying to “fit” the Immeasurable into our present level of consciousness is like spending a day at the sea shore, and then hoping to take the ocean home with us... in our sand pail...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/26/2020)
  • Posted Date: June 26, 2020
  • Meeting Date: June 26, 2020

One sign of true spiritual success is when, at long last, we realize that there is no one else on this earth we would rather be!

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/24/2020)
  • Posted Date: June 24, 2020
  • Meeting Date: June 24, 2020

Two angels were working together in Heaven’s kitchen, each preparing a special loaf of bread that -- when all said and done -- was destined to become part of the Bread of Life...

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Special Lesson Let the Light Shine on Unseen Fears
  • Posted Date: June 22, 2020

The secret that ends your fear of people, of situations, is the possibility of discovering that these people are as afraid of you as you are of them. What do you think would happen if you knew that the person you're afraid of is as afraid of you as you are of him or her? How do you think that would change your reaction? That man makes the cruel comment, that woman makes the cutting remark...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/21/2020)
  • Posted Date: June 21, 2020
  • Meeting Date: June 21, 2020

The more we will deliberately work to take time out of our day to remember -- and then embrace -- what we know is Timeless and True... the more aware we will become of an Indwelling Light by whose Divine grace is revealed the means and the way to be born anew...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/20/2020)
  • Posted Date: June 20, 2020
  • Meeting Date: June 20, 2020

One reason why so many of us spend so much time in a negative space, expressing negative states is because... we start there! After all, most of us meet life -- for the most part -- unwillingly: resisting, rejecting, or even resenting any moment that doesn’t unfold according to “our plan.”

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/19/2020)
  • Posted Date: June 19, 2020
  • Meeting Date: June 19, 2020

When you realize that no one else on this earth can be like you -- that no other soul can know the beauty, sorrow, light, and darkness you alone have been given to see -- then you will no longer want to be like anyone else on this earth. You will, at last, be the fearless discoverer of all that is true about the worlds around and within you, and in the Light of this Grace... be set free.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/17/2020)
  • Posted Date: June 17, 2020
  • Meeting Date: June 17, 2020

When we seek this world, we may win some of its powers and possessions that are fashioned in time, but when we seek the Celestial, we find ourselves -- and that we have something within us which made the stars.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/14/2020)
  • Posted Date: June 14, 2020
  • Meeting Date: June 14, 2020

Our true nature can no more be threatened, let alone diminished by any event in time than can the timeless light of our sun be darkened, or overwhelmed by one of its own beams.

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Special Lesson Real Rescue from Recurring Problems
  • Posted Date: June 14, 2020

Why do we end up as often as we do in those painful situations in which the last words usually spoken go something like, "How in the world did I get myself into this mess?" Sound familiar? It should. And while the answer to this woeful question should rescue us from similar future sticky situations, it rarely works out that way. This is very important to admit to ourselves..."

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/12/2020)
  • Posted Date: June 12, 2020
  • Meeting Date: June 12, 2020

The truth is, we are never trapped by any experience. The painful experience of feeling trapped is the effect of the trap, not the trap itself. The mouse always blames the cheese…

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/10/2020)
  • Posted Date: June 10, 2020
  • Meeting Date: June 10, 2020

Nothing can take from us our spiritual freedom; it is a Divine Gift, which means any time we find ourselves struggling to escape the captivity of a negative state, it's only because we’re (temporarily) asleep, caught in the web of a dark dream from which we’ve yet to awaken.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/7/2020)
  • Posted Date: June 07, 2020
  • Meeting Date: June 07, 2020

Our refusal to consciously meet any form of self-limitation only guarantees that it will be there waiting to greet us again -- and again -- until we discover the real reason behind its self-liberating revelation: we are not what we fear seeing about ourselves, nor are we the fear-filled level of self that would have us believe it so...

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Special Lesson Take the New Action that Leads to Reconciliation
  • Posted Date: June 06, 2020

The moment I feel resistance, the moment I feel that contraction inside of me, I must understand that I am being introduced to myself. I've been brought to the bear, to touch the bear! That anger, that rage, that impatience appears in us. You and I know we have these states in us. We can dress up and appear pretty and appear like we're in control of ourselves, but every last human being...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/5/2020)
  • Posted Date: June 05, 2020
  • Meeting Date: June 05, 2020

Whenever we set out seeking any kind of power, be it social, financial, and including spiritual, we are under the power of that which has no power; and where, regardless of what it may seem we’ve obtained, we have become increasingly powerless.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (6/3/2020)
  • Posted Date: June 03, 2020
  • Meeting Date: June 03, 2020

Only those who agree to surrender themselves into the ceaseless revelation of Divine Love can realize the invisible labor of that all-encompassing Heart. But, to be clear: this indescribable order of love -- including its indisputable authority to “cast out all fear” -- can never be possessed; we can only strive to be as present as possible to its perfect work within us...

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Special Lesson The Path to Perfection: Learning the Lesson
  • Posted Date: June 01, 2020

You may want to think about this for the rest of your life... and I'm not kidding. The need for a lesson to be learned attracts the condition it requires to be fulfilled. Do you see how benevolent is the Creator (whatever word you want to give to it)? Because look, how many of you think to yourself, "Oh joy, here comes a lightning bolt! Here comes a lesson!" No. When lessons come..."

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/31/2020)
  • Posted Date: May 31, 2020
  • Meeting Date: May 31, 2020

Most of us struggle under a pervasive and ultimately punishing belief that we must do something to enlarge and enhance the world in which we live... When what we really need to do is to awaken from the pain of this illusion by realizing this self-liberating Truth: it’s impossible for us to have more, let alone be more than God has already made of us...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/29/2020)
  • Posted Date: May 29, 2020
  • Meeting Date: May 29, 2020

The unconscious, spiritually asleep mind is a machine of “1,000 dances” whose repetitious steps are incapable of creating, let alone moving an inch in a truly new direction.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/27/2020)
  • Posted Date: May 27, 2020
  • Meeting Date: May 27, 2020

Most people would rather complain about some pain-filled experience from their past than do the inner work it takes to see into and through a lower level of consciousness that (literally) lives to repeat what it swears it can’t escape... no matter how hard it tries!

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/24/2020)
  • Posted Date: May 24, 2020
  • Meeting Date: May 24, 2020

Struggling to escape the mind-breaking pain of any past regret is about as useful as hating ourselves for having fallen into a pit of quicksand... Where the more we fight to escape the hold it has over us, the deeper into it we sink.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/22/2020)
  • Posted Date: May 22, 2020
  • Meeting Date: May 22, 2020

Blame does NOT work. Any solution based in blame only postpones the moment when we'll blame again. There is nothing to blame for how we feel; there's only what we’ve yet to realize about our present level of consciousness. Seeing this (as true) places responsibility for our experience where it belongs: within us.

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Special Lesson The Secret Relationship Between Leadership and Freedom
  • Posted Date: May 22, 2020

How many of us think that there is no individual action that we're ever going to take as a human being that's going to have global impact, even though all of us would like to be a leader or a hero? I want you to understand there is no such thing as an insignificant act on the part of a person who wants to wake up and be a different human being. Every last one of us is endowed..."

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/20/2020)
  • Posted Date: May 20, 2020
  • Meeting Date: May 20, 2020

Whether to resist a challenging, unwanted moment, or to persist with our wish to transcend whatever limitation it reveals in us... that is the question! But to be clear, which of these two possibilities flowers into a greater power all depends on the one that we choose to nourish and grow.

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Special Lesson Be the First to Start Healing Your Relationships
  • Posted Date: May 18, 2020

We all know what it's like to find ourselves unhappy and in conflict with someone who just isn't giving us what we want or need from him or her. Whenever this happens, we usually find fault with these people, judge them as being inadequate, and then blame them for the negativity we now feel toward them. But how many of us are awake enough to offer these same people..."

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/17/2020)
  • Posted Date: May 17, 2020
  • Meeting Date: May 17, 2020

Here’s a glimpse of a higher level of self-knowledge that opens the door to the possibility of a karma-free life: Nothing moves that everything doesn’t; so that if we learn to move with life itself, Life will take care of itself... and therein is our innocence, and our freedom guaranteed.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/15/2020)
  • Posted Date: May 15, 2020
  • Meeting Date: May 15, 2020

There are many times when obstacles in our way prove more valuable than open roads.

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Short Talk Live in a World Without Enemies
  • Posted Date: May 15, 2020
  • Meeting Date: April 22, 2020

Anytime you blame someone else for how you feel, you avoid seeing your pain is self-inflicted by a level of consciousness that lives to have enemies.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/13/2020)
  • Posted Date: May 13, 2020
  • Meeting Date: May 13, 2020

An unconscious mind identifies with the (ceaseless) reactions that dominate its attention, and -- as a consequence -- isn’t so much “ruled” by them... as it doesn’t know any better than to listen to, and then obey their misguided conclusions. While an awakened mind sees it has nothing in common with the demands of any dark reaction...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/10/2020)
  • Posted Date: May 10, 2020
  • Meeting Date: May 10, 2020

Everyone we know is wounded in one way or another; we hurt too, which means all of us suffer. Someone has to be the first to start the healing, otherwise the hurt is endless. Be the end of the pain, even if no one else even wants to try. The angels will applaud...

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Special Lesson Outgrow the Self that Values Its Problems
  • Posted Date: May 10, 2020

We must learn to struggle with our "self" all the time, because without awareness of the way we meet our life, of what meets life for us when we are just "gliding" along... then, in truth, what is it that meets life? The answer is... no one... just a host of habitual thoughts, feelings, prejudicial ideas, beliefs, and mechanical reactions. If we are not aware of ourselves -- right now, and in all..."

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Short Talk Your Spiritual Life is Nothing Personal
  • Posted Date: May 09, 2020
  • Meeting Date: April 05, 2020

There is a higher relationship that has nothing to do with anything personal at all. It is the realization of the existence of strength, of majestic beauty, of power... and that realization is inseparable from the consciousness in which it appears. And that consciousness isn't personal. It belongs to what is Divine in a human being and it is a gift of the Divine.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/8/2020)
  • Posted Date: May 08, 2020
  • Meeting Date: May 08, 2020

Until we stop trying, in vain, to fill the empty moments of our lives with all of the distractions we pursue to quell that ache, we will never see, let alone realize that this same sense of emptiness we fear is full of a Light, a Living Awareness that neither fears nor wants for anything outside of its own Native Wholeness.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/6/2020)
  • Posted Date: May 06, 2020
  • Meeting Date: May 06, 2020

We cannot keep trying to "delight" ourselves, and develop ourselves -- spiritually -- at the same time, any more than we can have our cake and eat it too. But once we understand that the work of developing our soul is the only pleasure that never turns into some painful opposite... then our life becomes delightful to Heaven and earth, alike.

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Short Talk Facing the Fear of Your Own Mortality
  • Posted Date: May 04, 2020
  • Meeting Date: March 29, 2020

Question: "Two years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I'm doing better now but how can I let go of the fear of waiting for the other shoe to drop?" Listen to Guy's answer as he explains why waiting in the middle of any fearful reaction is the only place to catch a glimpse of a higher message.

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Short Talk How to Transform Failure into a New Kind of Success
  • Posted Date: May 04, 2020
  • Meeting Date: March 29, 2020

Guy Finley explains that success in your spiritual life follows the understanding that "in my weakness is thy strength made perfect."

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/3/2020)
  • Posted Date: May 03, 2020
  • Meeting Date: May 03, 2020

No part of our present level of consciousness can be fully transcended without having completely experienced its nature; and this includes temptation, whatever its character. The “saint” is not someone who has never been tempted, but rather the one who -- having come to know its nature so fully -- can no longer be deceived by any of its empty promises... or veiled threats.

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Special Lesson Don't Let Frustration Drive Your Choices
  • Posted Date: May 02, 2020

As difficult as it may be to see, always strive to remember the following truth: The way you feel about any given moment is because of what you think you know about that moment. In other words, while it may seem that you're frustrated because you want to understand your experience, the truth is, it's your present level of being that's creating your frustration as well as the..."

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (5/1/2020)
  • Posted Date: May 01, 2020
  • Meeting Date: May 01, 2020

The only thing a thousand failed attempts to start our life over proves is that we just keep trying to start from the wrong place... a thousand times. And this is why we must have true self-knowledge, because the journey to a New Life begins within us or... not at all.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/29/2020)
  • Posted Date: April 29, 2020
  • Meeting Date: April 29, 2020

Knowledge without spirit is like finding yourself on a cold night with all the wood in the world and not a flame with which to light it. Many are the false beliefs that create real pain...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/26/2020)
  • Posted Date: April 26, 2020
  • Meeting Date: April 26, 2020

Reclaiming rightful authority over our own mind and heart begins with seeing, very clearly, that the ease with which we make excuses for self-compromising choices is not the same as being in charge of ourselves.

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Special Lesson The Needfulness that Leads to New Self-Knowledge
  • Posted Date: April 25, 2020

There are these moments where a person is introduced to a great clarity that the world they have been looking in, in order to find themselves through, is incapable of revealing the worth they are looking for. This first shock (have you had it, by-the-way?) is when a person realizes, "Uh oh. This is a dead-end. Oh no." And when a person has enough of these moments..."

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/24/2020)
  • Posted Date: April 24, 2020
  • Meeting Date: April 24, 2020

It's NEVER life's lessons themselves that are painful: the real problem, which is the same as the reason why we groan in these moments -- instead of grow from them -- is that there's something in our present level of consciousness that does NOT want that lesson!

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/22/2020)
  • Posted Date: April 22, 2020
  • Meeting Date: April 22, 2020

Truth, like sunlight, radiates out, pouring down ceaselessly from the “emptiness” of The Great Unknown into the fullness of how we experience it... as something temporarily “known.” But, don’t miss the point: without emptiness, nothing flows. We mustn’t allow the fear of empty space to deceive us into trying to fill ourselves; for if we do...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/19/2020)
  • Posted Date: April 19, 2020
  • Meeting Date: April 19, 2020

Life will empty whatever you fill -- and whatever you empty, Life will fill. That's the code: it is the higher, still hidden understanding required to realize the timeless splendor of the soul, all wrapped in mystery and filled with bittersweet contradiction.

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Special Lesson Open Yourself to the Transformative Power of Spring
  • Posted Date: April 19, 2020

Just as the sun rises each morning to dismiss the twelve hours of darkness that came before, so the appearance of spring signals a similar moment - only in a greater scale of time; for with the dawn of the spring, the many dark months of winter must loose their collective grip, giving way to a gently increased measure of light and warmth that stirs the earth from its slumber..."

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/17/2020)
  • Posted Date: April 17, 2020
  • Meeting Date: April 17, 2020

Conscious persistence perfects those who will suffer through the work it takes to discover that discouragement is a lie. Only then is its deception seen for what it is: a lower level of consciousness that wants us to accept its mediocrity as the only possibility.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (4/15/2020)
  • Posted Date: April 15, 2020
  • Meeting Date: April 15, 2020

The sooner we stop looking for, and finding fault with others, the sooner we will see -- and more urgent will become -- our emerging need to heal ourselves. Where, by the nature of this special work within -- and upon ourselves -- the brighter, gentler will the whole world be.

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