The Secret to Letting Go of Every Fear

By Guy Finley Are you afraid of some condition in your life? Here’s a life-transforming secret: that seemingly scary condition, whatever it may be, is not the problem. It is your reaction that is fearful. This is why if you will become conscious of your condition instead of afraid of it, you will change forever your relationship with fear. It is only within this special kind of inner-relationship that there is real safety, because now you are interacting with fear in an entirely new way. You are no longer letting it dictate to you how to act or what to …CONTINUE READING HERE: The Secret to Letting Go of Every Fear

The Realization that Leads to Genuine Letting Go

By Guy Finley We all know exactly what it is like to be certain we have let go of something sorrowful or worrisome, only to find ourselves in a similar sad situation moments later. Dropping this person and picking up that person doesn’t end the loneliness that drives us into dead-end relationships. This isn’t letting go. We have only managed to put the emptiness on hold. Changing jobs to get away from someone or something that sets us off doesn’t cancel our conflict. This just delays the inevitable angry feelings that always surface whenever we feel threatened. Our anger cannot …CONTINUE READING HERE: The Realization that Leads to Genuine Letting Go

Freedom From the Fear of Feeling Powerless

True spiritual “power” isn’t the ability to imagine and implement an endless series of new solutions to old problems. Rather, it is a radical new and higher form of self-understanding, one that illuminates and transcends our unconscious need to have any painful problems at all. Which would you rather have: a personal fire truck and a fire to put out every day, or a life free of painful fires? The truth is… most of us spend a great deal of our time struggling, in vain, to sort out one conflict or another… with others, with the world, or within ourselves. …CONTINUE READING HERE: Freedom From the Fear of Feeling Powerless

Seven Simple Exercises to Invite the Extraordinary Life

I can think of no greater encouragement than the self-evident Truth that there dwells in each of us the opportunity to explore and know the Extraordinary Life. The meaning of Extraordinary I wish to convey points to the immutable and inexhaustible source that is the secret center of each of us: a timeless resource open and available to anyone who would seek this Life that sits behind life as we know it. Will we spend our lives in mere dreams of winning a limitless life, or will we do the inner-work of awakening from this dream? Choosing the Extraordinary Life …CONTINUE READING HERE: Seven Simple Exercises to Invite the Extraordinary Life

Let Go and Awaken to a Whole New You

By the fact that everything about her existence is perfectly ordered, Mother Nature is “choice-less.” What does being “without choice” mean in this context? All creatures — from the smallest to the largest — from gnat, to gorilla, all the way to the humpback whale, must serve nature as she demands. Their individual lives exist to serve and to sustain a living planetary matrix greater than themselves. One of the gifts of being human is that our individual potential far exceeds the boundaries of our animal body, which like all natural creations must serve the general laws it’s been created …CONTINUE READING HERE: Let Go and Awaken to a Whole New You

Shatter the Bonds of False Beliefs and Be Free

Near the end of a busy afternoon, a senior caddie at an exclusive golf club is making his appointed rounds — double-checking that everything is in its proper place — when he wanders into the clubhouse locker room. Much to his shock he sees an obviously completely exhausted man spread-eagle on the floor! A moment later, he recognizes the man as a fairly new member of the club. At first he fears the man may have fallen and hit his head, but after touching him gently, the man leaps to his feet…a terrified look in his eye. “Are you all …CONTINUE READING HERE: Shatter the Bonds of False Beliefs and Be Free

The Three Stages of Self-Realization

The pitfalls along the upper path leading to the realization of the immortal self are well marked by the aspiring souls who have gone before us. Their legacy of spiritual insights and revelations serve as signposts along the way for all who wish to awaken their sleeping divinity. In this instance, all traditions, East and West, point out three distinct stages of realization through which the aspirant must pass. Each stage is unique in its character, and none may be skipped; much like a seed gives rise to a flower, and from that flower is born its fruit, all three …CONTINUE READING HERE: The Three Stages of Self-Realization