Guy Finley's Lessons

Each Month - New Lessons from Guy Finley

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"Guy Finley's encouraging and accessible message is one of the true bright lights in our world today."



About Guy Finley


Guy Finley's encouraging and accessible message is one of the true bright lights in our world today. His ideas cut straight to the heart of our most pressing personal and social issues -- relationships, fear, addiction, stress/anxiety, peace, happiness, freedom ­ and lead the way to a higher life.

Guy is the best-selling author of The Secret of Letting Go and more than 30 other books and audio albums that have sold over a million copies in 16 languages worldwide. In addition, he has presented over 4,000 unique self-realization seminars to thousands of grateful students throughout North America and Europe over the past 20 years and has been a guest on over 400 television and radio shows, including national appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR, Wisdom Network, and many others. His radio program, "Guy Finley Live," is a live chat that airs monthly on as part of the network's "Visionary Celebrity Host Series." His syndicated weekly radio program is aired on several international networks including Healthylife Radio Network, WorldTalkRadio Network, and Contact Talk Radio International. His work is widely endorsed by doctors, business professionals, celebrities, and religious leaders of all denominations.

Guy's career reached this point through a circuitous path. Born into a successful show business family, he is the son of Late-Night TV and radio pioneer Larry Finley. His childhood friends were the sons and daughters of the most famous celebrities in the world. As a young man Guy enjoyed success in a number of areas including composing award-winning music for many popular recording artists including Diana Ross, Debbie Boone, The Jackson 5, Billy Preston, The Four Seasons, as well as writing the scores for several motion pictures and TV shows. From 1970-1979 he wrote and recorded his own albums under the Motown and RCA recording labels.

Throughout his youth, Guy suspected there was more to life than the type of worldly success that led to the emptiness and frustration he saw among his own "successful" friends and colleagues. In 1979, after travels throughout North America, India and the Far East in search of truth and Higher Wisdom, Guy voluntarily retired from his flourishing music career in order to simplify his life and to concentrate on deeper self-studies.

In addition to his writing and appearance schedule, Guy presents four inner-life classes each week at his non-profit Life of Learning Foundation headquarters in Merlin, Oregon. These classes are ongoing and open to the public.

"Guy Finley of the leading experts at the forefront of human potential." - Nightingale Conant

"Guy Finley has helped millions live fuller, more peaceable lives." - Barnes and Noble



Upcoming Shows


Jan. 2016 - Start Giving Yourself What You Really Want

Rise Above the Tyranny of All Negative Reactions - Wed. Jan. 20, 2016, 10am PT, 1pm ET

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No reaction to a reaction can release you from the prison of patterns that enclose and sustain the life of the reactive self, anymore than yanking on the tail of a lion has the power to make it release you from its mouth.

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Break the Chains of Unconscious Associations - Wed. Jan. 27, 2016, 10am PT, 1pm ET

There can be no lasting freedom from any psychological suffering... other than to first illuminate the unconscious condition responsible for it, and then to undertake the dedicated interior work it takes to withdraw from that relationship.

 Realize the Deathless Life in the Divine - Wed. Jan. 6, 2016, 10am PT, 1pm ET

Spiritually speaking, all relationships serve one purpose: self-knowledge. Self-knowledge serves one purpose: awakening to the truth of one's self. 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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Open Your Eyes to the Lying I's - Wed. Jan. 13, 2016, 10am PT, 1pm ET

Practicing the Presence, working to remember the truth of yourself doesn't necessarily change the kind of events that come to you, only upon whom -- what 'I' (within you) -- they fall... and, accordingly, the purpose they will then serve.

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Archived Shows

Dec. 2015 - Realize the Crowning Moment of Life!

The Three Stages of Self-Realization - Wed. Dec. 2, 2015

Learning higher ideas without putting them into practice is like putting garden seeds into a jar and hoping for a good harvest. Not only do these stored seeds eventually go bad, but they can do nothing but make noise until they do!

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Stop Substantiating Your Suffering - Wed. Dec. 9, 2015

Any part of your nature that searches for or finds good reason to justify your pain, is the secret source of that pain it justifies.

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The Great Key to the Self-Knowledge That Sets You Free- Wed. Dec. 16, 2015

Stop complaining. Start changing. The appearance of every moment comes with an unseen set of complementary, but completely different 'buttons:' one is marked 'going down.' The other reads 'up.' Your destiny in life all depends upon which of these two buttons you select. Choose wisely!

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 Dare to Meet Life at Its Leading Edge- Wed. Dec. 23, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

Growing pains are required; they are inescapable for anyone who wishes to try on the larger soul. For something greater to be born, the lesser must pass.

Invite the Meaning of the Moment to Make You New- Wed. Dec. 30, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

If people were allowed to speak only of things that are truly meaningful, a great sweet silence would engulf the world, and Spirit would announce itself to all who have awaited its living Word.

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Nov 2015 - How to Free Yourself from the Pain of Loss!

How to Realize the True Meaning of Life - Wed. Nov. 4, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

Suffering over unwanted moments does not mean the world is against you, or that it has suddenly turned upside down. Your pain appears, as it does, for one reason, and one reason only: it is trying to tell you that your priorities in life are out of order... which means they need a dramatic re-evaluation leading to a new, truer arrangement.

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Use Self-Observation to Stop Being Used by Negative States - Wed. Nov. 11, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

Resisting any unwanted or otherwise painful state guarantees its unseen cause that lies concealed within oneself will never be revealed. What remains concealed cannot be healed, which means its negative effect will never go away.
Summary: self-revelation is the same as rising above whatever is pulling you down.

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See the Source of Dark Reactions and Be Released From Them - Wed. Nov. 18, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

The problems and pains that plague a divided mind don't even appear in the mind unified with itself.

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The One Prayer With the Power to Perfect Your Life - Wed. Nov. 25, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

Praying to change the world around us is pointless until we realize that the world around us is the way it is... because we are the way we are; only in the realization of this truth -- and in our agreement to make the sacrifices that it demands -- is there hope for both the world and for ourselves, as well..

October 2015 - How to Find a Love that Never Leaves You!

Two Wrongs Never Make You Right- Wed. Oct. 7, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

All judging of oneself -- whether of one's own negative characteristics, or that of others -- is the dark effect of a divided mind as it acts against itself. First it gives birth to self-loathing created by an imagined comparison, and then it sits in harsh judgment of both that imagined self and its suffering. In this way it hides its secret involvement in the perpetuation of this false perception, and its pain.
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Make It Your Business to Fulfill the Purpose of Life- Wed. Oct. 14, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

There is no tension, anxiety, or dissatisfaction inherent in being watchful, while stresses of all makes and models are inherent in the illusion that it's possible for you to be in more than one place at a time, doing more than one thing at a time.
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Invite the Divine to Lift You Above Your Pain- Wed. Oct. 21, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

The justification of any negative state serves one end only: the protection and the preservation of the nature responsible for its manifestation.
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The Next Step in the Realization of Real Life- Wed. Oct. 28, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

Growing into the worlds above us -- to realize the higher realms of consciousness within us -- requires that we outgrow the worlds beneath us.

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September 2015 - Essential Keys for Making Real Changes in Life!

Open Yourself and Let the Celestial Change You - Wed. Sep 2, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

Resistance to unwanted moments seems intelligent; it 'feels' wise to disagree with whatever we perceive as punishing. But this resistance does not separate us from our suffering; instead, it binds us to it; it perpetuates our identification with an indwelling lower nature that lives to resist, and then reject whatever fails to please its preconceived notion of perfection.

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Find the Center Point and Its Path to Freedom Between the Opposites  - Wed. Sep. 9, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

Painful tension is nothing more than unconscious chronic resistance (to life). This means one's suffering isn't the evil spawn of some dark condition unfolding outside of oneself, but rather (it's) the unhappy effect of identifying with a deeply divided mind that believes the best way to deal with unwanted moments is... by not wanting them!

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Cultivate the Unconditional Character of Perfect Love  - Wed. Sep. 16, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

The development of unconditional character can't begin without the practice of Presence, including the sacrifice it demands... because what is unconditional character other than the soul's ability to reflect and reunite itself with the Light of Love from above... from out of which radiates all that is Timeless, Righteous, Constant and True.

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Take the Path That Leads to a Pure Heart  - Wed. Sep. 23, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

What we must eventually come to see is that much of our thinking is a racket in both meanings of the word: (it is) a noise that tries to silence itself, as well as a game that can't be won by any of the players.

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Be the Lamp and the Light of the Divine  - Wed. Sep. 30, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

It is impossible to know the secret holiness of any moment -- to know its divine purpose, even as you realize your responsibility in its appearance -- and to resist what it reveals about you at the same time.

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August 2015 - How to Live Your Life Free of Worry and Fear!

The Real Work of Changing (What) I Am - Wed. Aug. 5, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

Seeing one's present level of self as it is, in reality, is painful only to the spiritually asleep self that -- in its dreams -- has imagined it is superior to what is now being revealed about it.

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Choose to Light Up Instead of Giving Up - Wed. Aug. 12, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

Apart from illuminating the whole of one's self... Everything else is a shot in the dark.

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Four Keys to Being Pure of Heart - Wed. Aug. 19, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

Learn the love of seeing what's right and true -- regardless of any darkness revealed by standing in the Light of revelation -- and surely the rest of your days, now and ever after, will be nothing other than the bright, Divine journey of discovering the best in you.

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Refuse to Excuse - Wed. Aug. 26, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

When all is said and done, what is the real reason for any excuse we make for ourselves -- or to others -- whenever some weakness is suddenly exposed... other than our refusal to see, and to accept responsibility for what now stands revealed within us.

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July 2015

Self-Realization Requires Reordering Your Life - Wed. July 1, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

If we feel punished by what life asks of us, it's not the request of the moment that stings us. What causes our suffering is that we're identified -- and cling to -- the painful demands of an unconscious nature that believes nothing else matters in any moment... save for what it wants.

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Free Yourself From All Forms of Stress, Tension, and Anxiety - Wed. July 8, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

There can never be a good excuse for acting against oneself. The only solution for the suffering inherent in a mind set against itself is to (consciously) atone for it... as it's creating the very misery that's causing you to feel victimized.

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Find the Secret Source of Love and Wisdom Living Within You - Wed. July 15, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

There is an unseen, unheard constant communication, a communion that exists between -- and within -- all things created, throughout all of the cosmos.

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Unlock the Promise of Perfection Hidden Within Every Problem - Wed. July 22, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

You are the answer to any question you ask, or that life asks of you. To have this true self-knowledge -- born of higher self-understanding -- leads to a life without fear, a faith that grows daily, and the patience it requires to perfect your relationship with the Divine.

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Step Out of Passing Time and Into the Timeless 'I Am' - Wed. July 28, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

The mind, once awakened to itself -- and at last released from the illusion that it exists apart from the passing events it perceives -- is inseparable from a Timeless estate that is one and the same as its (own) undivided awareness.

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June 2015

How to Be Free of All Your Enemies - Wed. June 3, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

Just as all the qualities of the ocean can be found in a single drop of its water, so do all the infinite expressions of consciousness -- high and low, light and dark -- dwell within the heart and mind of every single human being.

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Enter Into the Emptiness That Fills the Soul - Wed. June 10, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

It is the nature of resistance to reject any form of stillness, because all it can 'see' in it... is the unwanted reflection of its own negative face.

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Take Your Rightful Place in the Divine Design - Wed. June 17, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

Practicing the presence is not for the aggrandizement of self, but rather for its sublimation; it is not for your glorification, but rather to ensure the continuing expression and substantiation of the living Word.

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Discover and Recover Your Right to a Timeless Life - Wed. June 24, 2015, 10am PT, 1pm ET

Seen properly, only individual freedom is truly possible; but this liberated state of being requires total responsibility (from those who seek it) for each of their actions, and in all of their relationships.

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