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Short Talk What Does "Made in the Image of God" Mean?
  • Posted Date: January 26, 2023
  • Meeting Date: December 14, 2022

In this short clip Guy Finley reveals what "made in the image of God" means. When a student asks how to heal from "soul wounds," Guy explains that the soul can't be wounded because it is a microcosm of creation itself and a reflection of all that is made in the image of God.

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Special Lesson Catch the Runaway Reactions that Rule Painful Moments
  • Posted Date: January 26, 2023

Have you ever heard within you, not necessarily in words, something to the effect of "Oh no, not this again!"? Perhaps we're looking at the latest flame of our heart and we see a fire in his or her eyes, but it's not because they are looking at us. In that moment we no longer see the moment unfold as it is, but rather we stand there transfixed -- experiencing the moment as we are; and we are not really present!

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (1/25/2023)
  • Posted Date: January 25, 2023
  • Meeting Date: January 25, 2023

Nothing makes us more common and unkind -- more like everyone else we judge -- than identifying with familiar painful negative reactions...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (1/23/2023)
  • Posted Date: January 23, 2023
  • Meeting Date: January 23, 2023

What we are given to see as true (about ourselves) is not the judgment of ourselves, but a revelation intended to release us...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (1/22/2023)
  • Posted Date: January 22, 2023
  • Meeting Date: January 22, 2023

As long we find value in being identified with anything, we remain the captive of an unconscious nature...

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Special Lesson Catch and Drop the Weight of Punishing Reactions
  • Posted Date: January 19, 2023

Our present experience of life, its happiness or sorrow, is nothing more or less than what certain unconscious parts of us tell us it is. Before we can hope to change our life experience, we must stop trying to re-write the Book of Life and work instead to awaken ourselves from the dreams of the unseen storyteller within us.

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Short Talk I Fear Being Judged
  • Posted Date: January 18, 2023
  • Meeting Date: October 12, 2022

In this Q&A Guy Finley explains that what we really fear being judged is what we have imagined ourselves to be and what we then think we need to do to protect what we've imagined.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (1/15/2023)
  • Posted Date: January 15, 2023
  • Meeting Date: January 15, 2023

Negative reactions have no awareness of themselves at all, which means not only are they blind, but neither have they any awareness of how they are complicit in the continuation of the pain inherent in the condition they protest.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (1/14/2023)
  • Posted Date: January 14, 2023
  • Meeting Date: January 14, 2023

Until we understand that the revelation of some undesirable quality in our consciousness is not an accusation, but a Divine invitation to realize and transcend that unconscious character... we will continue clinging to the false belief that judging ourselves proves we are superior to what we judge.

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Special Lesson See the Big Picture and Let Go of Useless Suffering
  • Posted Date: January 12, 2023

How many times in your life have you acted not just against yourself, but perhaps against others because your actions were uninformed, and you were moved prematurely into a conclusion? Too many times to count really. And most of these premature conclusions had some negative taint to them -- judging somebody, arriving at some insistence based on incomplete information.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (1/11/2023)
  • Posted Date: January 11, 2023
  • Meeting Date: January 11, 2023

Just being fully present to yourself negates 95% of your missteps in life; the other 5% of the time, when you have to pick yourself up off the ground, serves to remind you of how important it is to always be watchful...

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Short Talk How Do I Help Someone In Pain?
  • Posted Date: January 10, 2023
  • Meeting Date: November 06, 2022

How do I help someone in pain? "To support and help someone in pain, the first true thing is always action, not words." Guy Finley explains how working on your own mindfulness and self-awareness can educate you before you give advice to a friend in pain.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (1/8/2023)
  • Posted Date: January 08, 2023
  • Meeting Date: January 08, 2023

To identify with even the brightest star is to lose sight of the boundless heavens within which it shines... without whose vast tracts of darkness would no celestial light be seen.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (1/7/2023)
  • Posted Date: January 07, 2023
  • Meeting Date: January 07, 2023

Allowing any part of (your) self to act in such a way as to deny you 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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Special Lesson The Secret Prayer Critical for Real Self-Renewal
  • Posted Date: January 05, 2023

For the majority of us, what we call being renewed has nothing to do with what is real renewal. Mostly what we feel as renewal is when some idea or a hope that we have gets fulfilled, filling us in turn with a sense of excitement; and then, in that feeling of being full of ourselves, comes a certain kind of pleasure that we take as being the same as self-renewal in this life.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (1/4/2023)
  • Posted Date: January 04, 2023
  • Meeting Date: January 04, 2023

There is no such thing as a compulsive pleasure, let alone a contented "slave" that lives under its lash; and yet billions of human beings serve some form of addiction, willing to turn a blind eye to...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (1/1/2023)
  • Posted Date: January 01, 2023
  • Meeting Date: January 01, 2023

Nothing ends that something doesn’t begin; nothing begins that something doesn’t end. To know this as true is to no longer live in the fear of emptiness, let alone to covet the feeling of “fulness”...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (12/31/2022)
  • Posted Date: December 31, 2022
  • Meeting Date: December 31, 2022

Before we can hope to realize a true, new beginning in this life, we must agree to bring about a true, new end to all that we have been before.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (12/28/2022)
  • Posted Date: December 28, 2022
  • Meeting Date: December 28, 2022

The more answers you add to your “box of solutions” the smaller it becomes.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (12/24/2022)
  • Posted Date: December 24, 2022
  • Meeting Date: December 24, 2022

Spiritually speaking -- as a required agreement essential in facilitating one’s rebirth -- one must learn how to be at peace with (consciously) suffering the presence of a false sense of self that can never know the peace it seeks.

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Short Talk Why Do I Stay in a Bad Relationship?
  • Posted Date: December 23, 2022
  • Meeting Date: October 26, 2022

Why do I stay in a bad relationship with someone who gaslights me? We all want to know when to let go of a love relationship that is toxic. Guy Finley answers what is going on "within us" when we can't let go and stay involved in a bad relationship.

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Special Lesson Healing Begins with the Awareness that Something is Out of Order
  • Posted Date: December 22, 2022

Question: In this time of economic downturn, is there anything to say to those of us who have experienced losing a job or a home? I don't know what to say to my friends and coworkers who are suffering. It's easy to tell them that the universe will provide and that something better will come along when I'm not the one in their position. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (12/21/2022)
  • Posted Date: December 21, 2022
  • Meeting Date: December 21, 2022

How can we ever hope to be at peace with life when -- for the most part -- all we know to live for is the endless struggle to carve out a piece of it for ourselves?

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (12/18/2022)
  • Posted Date: December 18, 2022
  • Meeting Date: December 18, 2022

We cannot hope to find true peace without fulfilling the purpose of (our) life, and we can’t fulfill that purpose without awakening to the Web of Divine Relationships...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (12/17/2022)
  • Posted Date: December 17, 2022
  • Meeting Date: December 17, 2022

The Divine first intervenes in our unconscious identification with useless suffering by the advent of an interior Light that reveals a shocking truth: most of the familiar solutions we rely on to free us from our suffering... are secretly complicit in its continuation.

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Special Lesson Let Go and Enter the Flow of Even Your Most Unwanted Moments
  • Posted Date: December 15, 2022

Most of us carry, buried in the depths of ourselves, untold amounts of unconscious woe. Regardless of our religion, skin color, social position, or cultural conditioning, psychological pain plays no favorites... and we all pay the price of the ensuing blame game.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (12/14/2022)
  • Posted Date: December 14, 2022
  • Meeting Date: December 14, 2022

The immediate recognition, and subsequent negation of any useless thoughts serves, on the spot, to negate the pain born of being  identified with their unconscious “thinker.”

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Short Talk Why Do I Feel Tired After Work?
  • Posted Date: December 12, 2022
  • Meeting Date: October 19, 2022

Where is my attention? Guy Finley explains why this is an important question. The resistance I feel when things don't go the way I want them to go isn't resistance to what's happening but to my unseen expectations of how I think things should be. Then my mind connects my attention to my body, and my body literally becomes a mirror of that internal conflict.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (12/11/2022)
  • Posted Date: December 11, 2022
  • Meeting Date: December 11, 2022

There is no solving the mystery of ourselves without having first solved the mystery of (our) pain... which is why so few become self realized, let alone set free...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (12/10/2022)
  • Posted Date: December 10, 2022
  • Meeting Date: December 10, 2022

The Truth is magical: it transforms all who embrace it.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (12/10/2022)
  • Posted Date: December 10, 2022
  • Meeting Date: December 10, 2022

Each of us has been given an immeasurable gift, a specific role to play in a celestial story so great, so vast it can hardly be seen. And further still, as our eyes open and we realize the truth of this invisible prize... not only do we reclaim our own grand possibilities, but we also help everyone else do the same!

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (12/9/2022)
  • Posted Date: December 09, 2022
  • Meeting Date: December 09, 2022

Without resistance to its appearance... there is no negativity inherent in suffering; to realize the fact of this truth is the first step in proving (to yourself) that all forms of psychological pain are optional...

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Special Lesson Abandon the Constructs of Thought
  • Posted Date: December 08, 2022

Imagine for a moment you're driving home from work, or wherever, and that you've just come from having a pretty rough day. As you drive along, your eyes see the road before you, but your mind is in the past. It's very busy re-running all of the day's unpleasant events.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (12/7/2022)
  • Posted Date: December 07, 2022
  • Meeting Date: December 07, 2022

It is impossible to teach the true nature of mindfulness, but it is possible to see the consequences of living from an unattended mind...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (12/4/2022)
  • Posted Date: December 04, 2022
  • Meeting Date: December 04, 2022

Thought, along with its incessant activity -- that we commonly consider as “knowledge” -- is a kind of dark Lego block; (it is) constantly building, only to be compelled to repair its own flawed creations. But...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (12/3/2022)
  • Posted Date: December 03, 2022
  • Meeting Date: December 03, 2022

Stop struggling to escape the pain of the past; it can't be done. Why? Because it is the dark creation of an unconscious nature intent on remembering, and then reliving what it always claims it would give anything to forget.

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Special Lesson How to Find New Strength in Moments of Weakness
  • Posted Date: December 01, 2022

We've all had moments where, by a glimpse of conscience, we suddenly recognize, "I am being prodded; pushed to respond with a reaction in the same way I've always been... but I have experienced the outcome, the karma of expressing that negativity, and God help me, I know I cannot do it again!"

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/30/2022)
  • Posted Date: November 30, 2022
  • Meeting Date: November 30, 2022

The often-painful experience of any personal limitation is our awareness of a difference between some higher ideal we feel drawn to actualize... and our (present) inability to fulfill that possibility...

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Short Talk Why Do I Get So Angry With People?
  • Posted Date: November 29, 2022
  • Meeting Date: October 19, 2022

We all have experienced feeling angry and hurt when someone speaks their mind to us and is disrespectful. Being tolerant and nice only works to a point, and then we find ourselves unable to contain our feelings and helpless to deal with the anger we feel. In this Q&A Guy Finley reveals that the real question isn't, how do I stop getting angry with people, but rather, what can I discover about my own anger?

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/27/2022)
  • Posted Date: November 27, 2022
  • Meeting Date: November 27, 2022

Reactions are not actions, any more than an echo is the cause of its own sound... which means: we cannot escape moments we resist, any more than it’s possible to outrun our own shadow.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/26/2022)
  • Posted Date: November 26, 2022
  • Meeting Date: November 26, 2022

Our suffering isn't because of the unwanted moments we meet along the Way; over such things we have no say. Whereas peace of mind is the realization that all things created have their own time...

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Special Lesson An Invitation to Outgrow Your Limitations
  • Posted Date: November 24, 2022

Have you ever noticed how the more negative you get, the more difficult everything about your life becomes, including being able to do the simplest things? It's like suddenly sinking into dark molasses, where not only can't you move, but everything you don't want seems stuck to you!...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/23/2022)
  • Posted Date: November 23, 2022
  • Meeting Date: November 23, 2022

No one has freedom of speech who -- for fear of being isolated, cast out, and left alone -- feels unable to speak the truth they would, or to question what they see as false...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/20/2022)
  • Posted Date: November 20, 2022
  • Meeting Date: November 20, 2022

I am only as free as I am unknown, experiencing unfamiliar moments unfolding in an unknowable world...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/19/2022)
  • Posted Date: November 19, 2022
  • Meeting Date: November 19, 2022

The solution to escaping our dissatisfaction with life is unimaginable, because there’s only one way beyond it: we must stop imagining that if we just keep reliving the same old hopes and dreams...

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Special Lesson The Unthinkable Leap that Takes You Beyond Yourself
  • Posted Date: November 17, 2022

Wouldn't it be a real relief to get outside the limitations of negative reactions? But how do we get there? How can we be certain we're headed in the right direction?" Here is a great secret known only by those who have made the journey before us: Walk away from the mental "how" into the spiritual Now. And here is one of the keys to this special instruction: The journey outside of yourself doesn't...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/16/2022)
  • Posted Date: November 16, 2022
  • Meeting Date: November 16, 2022

Here is the self-evident, but seldom -- if ever -- admitted reason why we must do the difficult inner work needed for real self-transformation: if we don't rise above our present level...

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/13/2022)
  • Posted Date: November 13, 2022
  • Meeting Date: November 13, 2022

The past does not give birth to the future, any more than we might think to look for the living in a graveyard.

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Inspirational Quote Guy Finley's Inspirational Quote (11/12/2022)
  • Posted Date: November 12, 2022
  • Meeting Date: November 12, 2022

Strive in all things, but especially in your spiritual work, to make your actions continuous...

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Short Talk Can I Think My Way Out of a Bad Situation?
  • Posted Date: November 11, 2022
  • Meeting Date: October 12, 2022

Everyone wants to know how to think their way out of painful situations, especially the ones that keep repeating in our lives. Guy explains how to start seeing this question with a new mind by being conscious and aware of when we start to overthink it.

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