Let Go and Let Higher Life Forces
Succeed for You
By Guy Finley
Have you ever looked down at a sidewalk or parking lot and marveled at a single blade of grass that had somehow found the will and the way to break through the pavement out into the fresh air and sunlight? When we think of a titanic struggle, we donít usually think of a little seed of grass buried in the darkness and fighting to get out into the light.
And yet, even though we may not see it as we hurry through our days, this ancient struggle for life in the light that goes on just beneath our feet is actually taking place within us as well. Mostly unanswered, but endlessly calling to each and every one of us, is our natural and Higher Need to find our place in the sun; a world just outside of our old limited self where Real Life is open and free. This need in each of us to rise above ourselves is an Eternal Law that expresses itself in all living things.
However, unlike the new grass or mustard seed which seeks the sunlight with no
concern for what may be blocking its way, we are often easily discouraged by the
host of inner-shadows that stand between us and a bright new life. This is an
unhappy condition that only grows sadder each time we fight and fail to free
ourselves. That is why we must learn how to fight right. This right kind of
self-understanding is everything if we wish to win.
Here is how it applies to discovering the wondrous world outside of yourself. If your quest for self-freedom has been repeatedly rejected, it isnít because you have lacked the strength or opportunity. Neither the abundance nor the absence of these circumstantial attributes makes any real difference when it comes to true self-escape.
The eagle knows just where to wait on the wing for certain powerful updrafts. Its compliance with natural laws is rewarded with a soaring life. So we too must learn to comply with the higher laws that govern self-liberation if we wish to be lifted.
For now, letís see how these natural laws govern even the smallest of things. Jesus Christ spoke of these compassionate Higher Principles when he said, ďConsider the lilies, how they grow: They toil not. They spin not; and yet I say to you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field and tomorrow cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?Ē If these Higher Principles take such astonishing care with the least in life, how much more are they capable of helping those who choose to cooperate with their immutable laws?
We know that a young shoot of grass born in the darkness must soon break out
into the warming rays of the sun; otherwise it will perish. It must get outside
its present unfavorable circumstances to claim its full life.
Of course, this tender little shoot of new life canít know this, but it is not alone in its desperate fight for the light. In its favor is LIFE itself ó an intelligent and undeniable force that meets all barriers with the same fearlessness. And so the baby grass emerges against all odds because Life, in one way or another, invariably finds a way to be stronger than anything that would deny it the _expression of itself.
You can have these same powerful Life Forces working for you. Surely you have felt the need for a greater life outside of yourself. Who hasnít? We all feel this natural need for rising above self-limiting thoughts and feelings because our True Nature, like the source of Light that it is, beckons to us to emerge from under the heaviness of our own mistaken false identity. It wants to give us a New Life in exchange for our old one. It asks only that we willingly comply with its eternal process of self-renewal and it does the rest.
Donít wonder whether or not this is true. You can see it for yourself. The proof you seek is in every living thing around you. There is a new world of lightness and rightness just outside of your present self. The journey can be made. Others have gone before you.
ďThe task of completing ourselves in this life only really begins with the
discovery that our lives belong to ó and are a part of ó a far Greater Story
than we can tell ourselves; and it isnít until we find ourselves in this larger
Life that our own reveals its secret true proportion.Ē
ó Guy Finley
Guy Finley is one of todayís brightest voices in the field of self-realization showing men and women everywhere how to find a life of freedom, enduring fulfillment, and true purpose. Director of the non-profit Life of Learning Foundation, Guy is the best-selling author of more than 24 books and tape albums on self-realization and higher success. For information about his books, booklets, tapes, and helpful ongoing study groups call (541) 476-1200 or you may visit his website www.guyfinley.com where you can also sign up to receive a free, weekly Key Lesson. Guy will be speaking at the Learning Light Foundation in Anaheim on Sept. 25 and the Bodhi Tree Bookstore in W. Hollywood on Sept. 28. For more information, please see the calendar of events.
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