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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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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/5/2020)
  • Posted Date: August 05, 2020
  • Meeting Date: August 05, 2020

The wish and the work to be present -- to live in the Presence moment -- is the upper path. The “steps” alternate between complementary discoveries: first seeing within ourselves where and how we fall spiritually asleep...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (8/2/2020)
  • Posted Date: August 02, 2020
  • Meeting Date: August 02, 2020

Here’s why no spiritual “secret” -- in and of itself -- has the power to transform, let alone raise our consciousness in any meaningful way: no self-knowledge, regardless how subtle, can serve its true purpose unless it is accompanied by the one element capable of actualizing it: consistent, persistent self-honesty.

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Special Lesson 5 Simple Steps to Make Yourself Fearless
  • Posted Date: July 31, 2020

The fifth step to making yourself fearless is faith. Real faith is born in a human being when he or she has the direct experience that they live in a world that is established for them to succeed in realizing that within them dwells an Intelligence beyond fear.When a person takes the first four steps - attention, awareness, self-knowledge, and persistence - and brings them together...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/29/2020)
  • Posted Date: July 29, 2020
  • Meeting Date: July 29, 2020

The ache of any dark moment -- of any discouraging thought or feeling that wants to convince us we’ll never be free... is simply a lie. Ours is always and forever the right to exchange any form of discouragement for the realization that nothing about it -- neither its pain, nor its attending sense of despair -- belongs to who we really are.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/26/2020)
  • Posted Date: July 26, 2020
  • Meeting Date: July 26, 2020

There is no greater strength than knowing that everything life brings to you is for you as well. And as this wondrous fact grows clear to you, old enemies either vanish or they're transformed into your allies. Precious energies once wasted in futile self-defense are turned into new powers for further self-exploration...

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Special Lesson Be Willing to Receive the Teaching Moment and Be Changed
  • Posted Date: July 23, 2020

We don't know that we walk around with our mind literally looking at the world around us through our eyes full of darkness. And the darkness that our eyes are full of is imagination and the self that it generates. Unattended imagination relies on what it imagines in order to bring into existence a simultaneously imagined self. It is the most dangerous force in the world, because anything that...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/22/2020)
  • Posted Date: July 22, 2020
  • Meeting Date: July 22, 2020

Higher Life lessons that reveal and help us realize our True Self are not the effect of passing events; rather, life's events serve these teachings of the timeless kind. This proves that these lessons are, in fact, eternal in nature, and that they exist before any moment calls them to our attention!

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/19/2020)
  • Posted Date: July 19, 2020
  • Meeting Date: July 19, 2020

Once we realize the only thing that makes some painful moment seem impassable is nothing more than our reluctance to assume responsibility for what that same moment has come to teach us about ourselves... we are well on our way to realizing a new order of freedom wherein all things are possible.

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Special Lesson Stop Following What Negative States Want
  • Posted Date: July 16, 2020

Negative states don't want to leave. They don't want to lead you to the end of a relationship with them. They want you to follow them so that they remain your guide, and essentially your god. That's what negative states want. So every time you're angry or frightened or worried and those thoughts and feelings are talking to you and you're listening to them and doing as they instruct...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/15/2020)
  • Posted Date: July 15, 2020
  • Meeting Date: July 15, 2020

The real reason "why" we should “love our neighbor” as ourselves is only answered as we agree to see -- by the Light of the Divine -- that their life is, in fact, the same as our own. It is this Love -- and only this Love -- that frees us from the pain of judging others, as well as the suffering born of judging ourselves.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/13/2020)
  • Posted Date: July 13, 2020
  • Meeting Date: July 13, 2020

Practicing the presence of God doesn’t necessarily change what comes to us, only who it is that it comes to.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/12/2020)
  • Posted Date: July 12, 2020
  • Meeting Date: July 12, 2020

The great misperception that secretly drives human conflict, with all of its fear, sorrow, hatred and pain, is that the meaning of life -- including its verifiable promise of perfect abundance -- is to be found somewhere outside of one's own heart and mind.

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Special Lesson Understanding the Root of Conflict and Violence
  • Posted Date: July 09, 2020

What causes disputes between human beings? What is this business of "what I believe" vs. "what you believe"? Can we see that you cannot separate what you believe in from what you want? When I say, "I believe in this," and "I believe that you should be like that," what I'm really saying is that I insist you be what I believe you should be, because if you don't, we have war...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/8/2020)
  • Posted Date: July 08, 2020
  • Meeting Date: July 08, 2020

Whether the winds of fortune blow hot, cold, left, right -- in the face, or from behind -- don't lean toward one, or away from the other. Instead, remain awake and stand upright; only a quietly balanced mind can walk -- unharmed and unhurried -- over the uneven surfaces of this world while doing no harm to others...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/5/2020)
  • Posted Date: July 05, 2020
  • Meeting Date: July 05, 2020

The only reason we live in the shadow of any fear or sorrow -- let alone agree to suffer the dark reactions that justify such self-limitation -- is for the absence of a Divine Light that would show us -- if we would only dare step into it -- that the threat behind any unwanted moment is as unreal as is the fearful level of self that believes in it.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (7/3/2020)
  • Posted Date: July 03, 2020
  • Meeting Date: July 03, 2020

Imagination, and the daydreams that it creates, act as a kind of a consolation, a buffer between us and the fear we feel as we try to find our way through a dark and often conflict-filled world. But, in truth, such dreams -- all born of unconscious imagination -- are a creation of fear, and therefore can never serve to free us from it.

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Special Lesson Let Self-Revelation Guide You to the Expansive Life
  • Posted Date: July 02, 2020

Convinced that the limited world their own thoughts reveal is the only world there is -- and that this world holds the only possibilities there are -- most human beings spend the predominant part of their earthly lives being washed back and forth within the confined space between their past memories and future hopes. And the "reality" of this, their tiny thought world, goes on virtually..."

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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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