Lose Your Fears and Win Real Life by Guy Finley

Key Lesson: In the end, nothing we seek to win in this life can enrich us half as much as what we’re willing to lose for the sake of living without fear.

Guy Finley's Weekly Key Lesson
Secrets to Fearless Living

Secrets to Fearless Living

There is a way past this part of yourself that would rather hold on than get out. However, to really let go of these fears, we must first go through them.

The only thing you lose when you let go of something you are afraid to live without is the fear itself.

Real freedom is the absence of the self that feels trapped, not the trappings that self acquires to make it feel free.

We each have — right here, right now — everything we need to succeed with finding the lasting wholeness and happiness for which our heart of hearts seeks.

The divine intelligence that seeded within you the wish to realize a free, holy, fearless life will see to its flowering, providing you nourish this same wish with all your heart, mind, and soul.

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Aramaic Lord’s Prayer

Prayers of the Cosmos

Meditations on the Aramaic words of Jesus

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Prayers of the Cosmos

The below translation of The Lord’s Prayer from Aramaic to English
is taken from the book, Prayers of the Cosmos by Neil Douglas-Klotz.
There are several translations below each line of the prayer.

The Aramaic is in Bold letters and The King James V version is in parenthesis.

Excerpts from The Beatitudes follow The Lord’s Prayer.
There is so much more in this book than appears on this page.

…I took some of the lines and created my own, special prayer…

Prayers of the Cosmos

O Thou! The Breathing Life of all,
Creator of the Shimmering Sound that touches us.
Focus your light within us–make it useful:
as the rays of a beacon show the way.
Let your counsel rule our lives, clearing our intention for co-creation.
Create in me a divine cooperation–from many selves, one voice, one action.
Produce in us, for us, the possible: each only-human step toward home lit up.
Untangle the knots within so that we can mend our hearts’ simple ties to others.
Don’t let us enter forgetfulness, the temptation of false appearances.
Out of you, the astonishing fire, the birthing glory,
returning light and sound to the cosmos…
Again and again, from each universal gathering–of creatures,
nations, planets, time, and space–to the next.
Truly–power to these statements–may they be the ground from which all
my actions grow:
Sealed in trust and faith.

A Soul in Crisis by Dr. Bren

The Soul Journey

The Way of Individuation

You were born with a unique constellation of archetypes; this is what I call your soul. Your soul, created at birth by the harmonic patterns vibrating through the universe (involution), has a unique purpose in the evolution of consciousness. However, the development of your ego has clouded your relationship with soul and its purpose.

The origin and growth of your ego is created out of an imprint of your parental ego(s) in relationship to your environment. Like cell division around the age of 3 or so, your ego separated from your soul and began to run your life by tossing things that threatened its survival in your environment into your shadow. I call this the Mythic Journey because your ego develops along ancient mythic patterns.

The full article is found on Dr. Bren’s website at http://www.drbren.com/the-soul-journey/

Post #300 — Too Good to be True

Perfection is worth seeking, that said…

Seeking Perfection as a Guide

They also say that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

It’s not that perfection is a bad think, not at all, it’s just that in the wake of the idea of perfection, everything else seems…not quite as good. Whenever we have given ourselves permission to make perfection our goal, we…as human beings…have taken a giant step backwards into the abyss of complacency. It is during such times that we have not only failed ourselves, but all of the growth of the Oneness of consciousness that is our birthright.

Recently, I fell into that trap and quickly found myself hip-deep in the quagmire of illusion. For, it is an illusion to think that perfection is, or even should be, achieved. The fall from that illusion was a hard one, but entirely necessary. I am grateful that my path sees fit to loosen me from the temporary grip of this illusion, even as I look back and admire that trap for what it was. The trap of perfection can be difficult to get free from, since from within its embrace, all looks…perfect. Friends and confidants can try to free you, but one can only free oneself through the voluntary awakening that is always provided when one is on the spiritual path.

The Red Pill

The difficulty remains and a wise observer will need to stay vigilant, will always need to heed the voices of those one has placed faith in, and most importantly, learn the lessons that will always become apparent once freed. It is the red pill. It is the opening of ones eyes to the truth. It will be jarring and there may be a period of uncertainty, even self-doubt. But, that too shall pass.

So, use perfection as your guide in life…not as your goal for your life. It really is better to have an idea of perfection than to settle for imperfection. But, as a guide, this idea can have a sense of fluidity…expansiveness. As a goal, once you believe you have reached it, you will become complacent and stop the striving that is intrinsic to the human physical experience.

There is a delicate balance to be maintained here; one that will take every molecule of your being for the rest of your life. Rather, be bold and nothing can or will stand in your way of being the perfect you!

The Easily Offended is the Self Most Defended

by Guy Finley

Key Lesson: The smaller the self, the bigger the sense of offense it takes whenever anyone steps up to challenge one of its precious self-images.

The Courage to be Free by Guy Finley
The Courage to be Free by Guy Finley

Realize Real Self-Command

There is a very surprising reason why we tend to suffer over our mistakes as we do. The real source of our pain in these moments –whether we’re alone or with others — is the fear of being seen as less than we’ve imagined ourselves to be. We all know how it feels to try and save face, to scramble for scraps of lost dignity. But fearfully trying to cover up a misstep is not the same as knowing where we’re going. In fact, whenever we feel compelled to cover our tracks, something is in command of us, isn’t it? But here’s the real question: What part of us wants us to believe that a good “cover-up” is the same as being right? The answer is surprising: It’s our “un-original” self… a level of being that only knows itself through a slew of acquired social images, including the false belief that they must be protected at all costs.

Though we have yet to see it, beating ourselves up after making a blunder doesn’t mean that we actually knew better than what we just did — nor does this kind of suffering lead to greater command or better decisions the next time around. Self-punishing acts prove only one thing: Something in us would rather suffer over what happened in the past than be present to those parts of us that erred in the first place. Real self-command dawns within us as we realize that reliving the past is powerless to change a present misunderstanding; it comes from the light of our new knowledge that having the courage to drop the level of Self that keeps wronging us and others is far more important than being seen as right. This same realization also grants us the courage to start life over — again and again.

This article is excerpted from The Courage to Be Free (pages 54-55).