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Life is a journey - with lessons! For a more fulfilled life learn to understand your lessons, with the special features and stories of Dr. Ed and his special guests. A former educator and college professor Dr. Ed Poole is an author, lecturer, workshop leader and President of Lessons For Your Journey, Inc.




The Beginning of Being a True Human Being

A true human being is a "feeling" human being, not a "thinking" human being. Real life is an impersonal, complete feeling. We live in a stream of divine energy, and there is a difference between trying to be alive through thinking -- which produces the sensation of life -- and knowing that you are alive.

Duration: 00:07:49

Do What's True for You and Leave Everyone Else Alone

Every human being brought into this world has a specific role, but we're in constant confusion because we think we're meant to be something other than what we are. Only God himself can show you what you are meant to be. Once you understand your role, whatever it is, you are meant to do it 100%, so that you may then be given another role.

Duration: 00:13:29

Don't Be Deceived by the Dark Side of Technology

Technology seems to be empowering human beings when in fact it is enabling an unconscious part of us that is incapable of growth. Once this becomes clear you can start to recognize it isn't that technology is leading humanity, but instead we are being led by an unconscious nature that is developing technology to enable its authority over humanity.

Duration: 00:03:34

Don't Be a Role Maker, Be a Role Breaker

We are masters at fooling others into thinking we have command of ourselves, but any attempt to appear as anything other than what we are is not only a lie but an act of fear. There is no real consolation in that kind of self-consciousness, as it is a default role that has been selected for us without our knowledge.

Duration: 00:10:07

You are Created to Be a Divine Artist

Every human being is intended to be a kind of artist in the sense that we are created with the ability to be an instrument for transferring what is above to below. To be a real artist is to be present enough to the movement of a higher feeling within oneself which is then expressed as art in this world.

Duration: 00:02:30

If You Want Liberation, Throw Away the Labels You Have for Everything

When we apply a label such as "passive aggressive" to someone who bothers us, we cease to have direct contact with that person and instead meet them only through that idea, which prevents any kind of learning. We must work instead to allow the revelation of the nature that has been disturbed within us so we can see the fear that hides beneath it.

Duration: 00:03:39

Drop the Unseen Dependency that's Dragging You Down in Life

One of the most destructive forms of spiritual sickness is the herd mentality and the web of unconscious energies that keep mankind operating within that scope. The return to spiritual health is found through seeing that no one who is dependent on the actions of others can ever be a true human being.

Duration: 00:12:34

How to Recognize the Real Voice of the Master

Unconscious pain persists the way that it does in our lives because we don't know how to discern a true inner guide from a false one, and therefore are mastered by every negative thought and emotion that runs through us that describes to us why we feel the way we do.

Duration: 00:05:27

The Corruption of Consciousness Through the Death of Attention

The energy of life is always washing over you... but when you don't know what to do with that energy, you become dependent on conditions outside of you to stimulate a sense of self, and then become fearful anytime those conditions change.

Duration: 00:03:53

Let Love Lead You to a Fearless Life

Guy Finley addresses a student's feelings of inadequacy as she tries to express what she's learning. Guy tells her that if you wish to know God's love in this life, you must be willing to meet and walk into your limitations, so that real faith can be born in you.

Duration: 00:02:40

Turn Limitation Into Liberation

When we meet our limitations head on we enter into relationship with a transformative power that enables us to transcend anything that would limit us.

Duration: 00:05:58

The Final and Absolute Secret to a Fearless Life

Best-selling "letting go" author Guy Finley explains how psychological fear is always connected to the idea that something of value can be taken from us. But who we really are cannot be hurt.

Duration: 00:05:10

The First Glimpse of the God-Given Self

In this brief talk, "letting go" author Guy Finley talks about how the discovery of who we really are -- our "true self" -- is possible only as we become more and more aware of the legion of false identities that have been operating mechanically in the dark.

Duration: 00:02:23

Free Yourself From This Unseen Force That's Dragging You Down

In this brief talk, Guy Finley explains that anything that tries to get us to identify with something outside of us is dragging us down, even though it may seem to be pulling us up.

Duration: 00:02:38

Use These Insights to Help You Walk Away from Guilt, Shame, and Regret

In this short talk, "letting go" author Guy Finley explains that there exists within all of us a lower nature that is always operating unconsciously to get us to be the expression of its will. Awareness of that nature allows us to cease identifying with its mechanical movements.

Duration: 00:02:21

Preparation for the Marriage of Heart, Mind, and Soul

In this short talk, Guy Finley discusses the difference between mere intellectual knowledge and the integration of that knowledge through having a direct relationship with the truth that shows us our actual condition.

Duration: 00:02:46

Let Awareness of What You Feel Go Before You

In this short talk, Guy Finley talks about why anything that we are not aware of -- both internally and in the external world -- affects the way we feel and directs our actions accordingly. Becoming conscious of our interior state as well as our immediate external environment allows us to see tension and anxiety that is present within us without letting it take us over.

Duration: 00:04:01

Start Seeing the Unsuspected Source of Why You Rush

As you persist with the intention to slow down, you will gradually come to see that underneath your rushing is an agitation that is actually meant to stir a higher awareness in you.

Duration: 00:03:43

Catch This One Great Lie Before It Kills Your Spiritual Possibilities

In this short talk, best-selling "letting go" author Guy Finley talks about the spiritual need to become aware of the deceptive parts of us that claim to protect us from harm, but in reality do nothing but put us in harm's way.

Duration: 00:01:48

The Necessity of Building a Spiritual Body

In this short talk, Guy Finley explains that the purpose of true spiritual teachings is to create something real within oneself that is independent of the events of passing time.

Duration: 00:04:47

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