C.Faith Holland

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Happy New Year/Thoughts and Quotes December 31, 2012

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 6:03 pm

1. 2012 seems to be coming to an end… and I ask you, what exactly is coming to an end for you?? what will you be releasing?? leaving behind?? What will you be co-creating New this year??

 

2. Love is worth living. Why do you trade life for less? ~ Byron Katie

 

3. Identify with the body and you turn yourself into a thing that is perishable – that will wither and die. You have turned yourself into a thing that is fragile and requires constant defense and maintenance. This identification with the body leads to fear, which blocks your awareness of love. When you have a car, you use the car – you provide reasonable and required maintenance, but you do not make the mistake of thinking that you are a car.

To me, Faith means not worrying...

To me, Faith means not worrying…

 

4. Here is a Prayer from Jacob’s Book Invocations

NEW YEAR PRAYER
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DEAR GOD, HERE I STAND
AT THE THRESHOLD OF A BRAND NEW YEAR.
THE PAST IS FADING BEHIND,
THE FUTURE A BRIGHT LIGHT JUST AHEAD.
I TAKE A MOMENT NOW TO BREATHE IN THE HOLY PRESENT.
STAND WITH ME NOW – BE THE GUIDE WHO CLEARS
MY MIND AND OPENS MY HEART.
I GENTLY AND GRATEFULLY RELEASE THE YEAR GONE BY.
I BLESS IT ALL: THE GOOD AND THE BAD, THE PAIN AND THE JOY,
THE TEACHERS AND THE LESSONS LEARNED.
IT IS OVER NOW AND ONLY THE LOVE REMAINS.
THE YEAR BEFORE ME IS YET A BLANK PAGE –
WRITE YOUR NAME ON IT DEAR LORD.
FILL EACH DAY WITH YOUR HOLY (WHOLLY) PRESENCE.
MAKE ME A CHILD OF LIGHT.
THIS IS WHO I AM.
THIS IS WHY I CAME.
MY MIND IS FILLED WITH HOLY (WHOLLY) SPIRIT POWER.
THE ROAD IS SET BEFORE ME.
THE PATH MADE STRAIGHT.
FROM THIS MOMENT ON I SHALL NEVER WALK ALONE.
IN GRATITUDE OF DIVINE LOVE FOR THIS NEW YEAR, THIS NEW DAY.
THANK YOU GOD.
AMEN

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 12.30.12 December 30, 2012

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 3:48 pm

1. When we perceive that an act done to another is done to our-self, we have understood the great truth. ~ Lao Tzu

 

2. ‎”Teach only love, for that is what you are.” ~ A Course in Miracles

 

3. ‎”What a Joy, to travel the way of the HEART.” ~ Rumi

 

4. Today, I choose to be grateful for everything, kind to myself and others, happy to be alive, present here and NOW…

 

5. Love said to me, there is nothing that is not me. Be silent. ~ Rumi

 

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2013 Message from Jacob Glass December 29, 2012

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 12:54 pm

Stepping It Up Again

Dearest Miracle Worker, We fully intend to rock your personal world in the most wonderful ways in 2013 if you will DO what it takes to let it happen. The question is, are you on board with the program? If not, We never force – We merely invite and create possibilities.

However, it will mean a real detachment from the world you SEE and a determination to keep your eyes on your own paper! LAW and Free Will will still remain in effect so you will have to do your best to keep your vibration clear and to FOLLOW the natural Laws of Mind and Spirit. What you give is going to be of paramount importance this year – the vibrational seeds you sow are going to reap harvest after harvest so SOW CAREFULLY. If you come at things only focused on what you NEED AND WANT, you will find a world that is needing and wanting FROM YOU – and usually that which you would prefer to keep for yourself. In particular here, We are thinking in terms of giving COMPLIMENTS, CREDIT, LOVING ACKNOWLEDGMENT, GRATITUDE AND PRAISE.

This kind of giving is more important for this New Age than you can even begin to imagine as yet. As always, you will need help and assistance during this year and though it will come from God, it will come THROUGH human beings. And human beings whom you have not honored, thanked and praised consistently will not be too willing to be the vessel for you if you only call when you need help. The relationship “bank account” is one in which you need to focus more on DEPOSITS than on withdrawals!

YOU MUST get over being embarrassed by expressing intimate words of appreciation!! Are you praising your mate and children EVERY SINGLE DAY OF THE YEAR?! You better start if you are not as yet. Do you THANK your employer for giving you work on a regular basis? Do you accept encouragement and inspiration without regularly showing gratitude? Are you in the habit of taking what is offered as some kind of personal metaphysical “manifestation” and then not thanking the vessel through which it came? Do you thank the trees and flowers you see along your pathways? Do you thank the sky and the grass? We know you think this is ridiculous, but We cannot tell you how very serious we are about this and how profoundly GRATITUDE can rock your world in this new phase you are entering. What you are not thanking and praising will begin to disappear from your personal experience in this time of Higher Consciousness. Remember, the object of attention RECEIVES ENERGY and increases. Consciousness animates matter.

You can look around and see what is being fed with attention – expect more reality shows of people fighting and going after meaningless things, more famous people who have no talent and nothing of any value to offer, more violent dark movies, more humor based on depression and negativity, financial “cliffs,” more competition for finite resources, more belief in the victim consciousness that dominates the planet.

But YOU can experience an entirely different world if you are willing to SOW SEEDS every single day in your own garden. This will require HUMILITY at the time when arrogance is higher on the planet than We have ever known it to be. You will need to GIVE the very things you want most if you are to have a Divine Harvest. You will need to give them to others and TO YOURSELF! This is not easy for the ego. People will seem to steal your ideas, take advantage of you, take the credit, pass you by . . . this is TEMPORARY and will only continue if you FOCUS ON IT AND TELL THE STORY OF IT. AND it means that you will need to start giving credit where credit is due if you expect a harvest of like energy in your own life.

If you can let Us Help you in this, this will be a year of the gentle steady blossoming of your Garden in the most abundant and glorious ways imaginable. But again, you must keep your eyes ON YOUR SIDE OF THE FENCE, IN YOUR YARD, ON YOUR OWN GARDEN. The time of Grace is upon you now if you can keep on taking the steps in Consciousness necessary. If you have not already, UP your gratitude game tremendously! Start praising those who are part of your daily world – particularly those you tend to take most for granted or whom you think owe YOU some gratitude. Do NOT forget to include yourself in this – you owe yourself a tremendous debt of gratitude and praise! If you IGNORE caring for yourself, you will burn out and not be in any position to receive all the good! Before anything blossoms in your garden you will have given much time and energy to watering, weeding, fertilizing and patiently waiting, not in faith but in KNOWLEDGE of Principle.

We know, ego HATES this – that’s why it’s GRADUATE LEVEL spiritual practice. And that is also why the fruits of this kind of practice are so much juicier and nutritious than any other kind of practice. This is a perfect time to reflect on the year gone by and remember the human vessels through which God blessed you – and make sure that the clock does not sound on midnight December 31st before you have praised, honored and acknowledged these beings.


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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 12.29.12

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 12:45 pm

‎1. If the cause of the world you see is attack thoughts, you must learn that it is these thoughts which you do not want. ~ ACIM W.PI.23.2.1)

2. Your planning is almost always aimed at defending the continued existence of a body/ego identity which is a denial of the wholeness of your infinite and eternal reality.

3. Annoyed again? Every response that I make and every feeling that I have is a choice. I could have chosen peace. I could have chosen to overlook it. I could have chosen to be amused. But for many of us the default choice is to be annoyed. Lighten up! I give my power away when I allow “others” to annoy me – I put my health, relationships and general sense of well-being up for choice.

4. ” Follow what makes you certain. Follow what wraps you in peace. Stop believing in anything that makes you weep. That world isn’t real. Be done with fiction. (stop drinking the koolaid) Drink the damn truth.” ~TheSaneCurriculum.com

5. We have never met our husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, children. Until we investigate our stories about them, we don’t have a clue who they really are. ~ Byron Katie

Trust where You will take you...

Trust where You will take you…

 

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 12.28.12 December 28, 2012

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 12:40 pm

1. “I understand that the illusion you’re holding on to is precious for you, and if you want to keep it, that’s what I want. Or if, on the contrary, the bottom falls out as you’re answering the questions, and everything you thought you knew drops away, and you fall into the abyss of reality, I love that you’ve given that to yourself; I love the polarity you’ve entered, the don’t-know mind, where everything is surprising, fresh, and brilliant, and you’re like a child discovering life for the first time. But that isn’t my preference unless it’s yours. Why would I want to take your world from you, even if I could? Nothing comes ahead of its time.” ~ Byron Katie

 

2. What else can we do with Love but give it away? That is the nature of Love. Love does not contract, and turn in on itself. If it is Love, then it is by nature inclusively extending. When we give a thing away, it is gone, and we no longer have it. Love is not like the things of this world. When we give or extend Love, we do not lose that love. On the contrary, the more love we give, the more our being is filled with Love. The more we give, the more we find that our cup runneth over.

 

3. When you realize that you always choose how you feel about something, the victim idea in you dies. This will make you, for the first time ever, truly more enjoyable to be around because you will no longer blame someone else for how you decide to feel about something. The victim-idea is very 2012, so get ready for an age and a civilization without a victim in it anywhere: only empowered beings that take responsibility for their own power to choose how they label situations and how they feel about something. A blame-free society. Imagine.

 

4. Ego is that part of the split mind that is always looking for external validation and support. Spirit is that part of the mind that rests in peace and certainty. It does not need or seek external validation or support.

 

5.  How is healing accomplished

 

1 Healing must occur in exact proportion to which the valuelessness of sickness is recognized. One need but say, “There is no gain at all to me in this” and he is healed. But to say this, one first must recognize certain facts. First, it is obvious that decisions are of the mind, not of the body. If sickness is but a faulty problem-solving approach, it is a decision. And if it is a decision, it is the mind and not the body that makes it. The resistance to recognizing this is enormous, because the existence of the world as you perceive it depends on the body being the decision-maker. Terms like “instincts,” “reflexes” and the like represent attempts to endow the body with non-mental motivators. Actually, such terms merely state or describe the problem. They do not answer it.

2 The acceptance of sickness as a decision of the mind, for a purpose for which it would use the body, is the basis of healing. And this is so for healing in all forms. A patient decides that this is so, and he recovers. If he decides against recovery, he will not be healed. Who is the physician? Only the mind of the patient himself. The outcome is what he decides that it is. Special agents seem to be ministering to him, yet they but give form to his own choice. He chooses them in order to bring tangible form to his desires. And it is this they do, and nothing else. They are not actually needed at all. The patient could merely rise up without their aid and say, “I have no use for this.” There is no form of sickness that would not be cured at once.

3 What is the single requisite for this shift in perception? It is simply this; the recognition that sickness is of the mind, and has nothing to do with the body. What does this recognition “cost”? It costs the whole world you see, for the world will never again appear to rule the mind. For with this recognition is responsibility placed where it belongs; not with the world, but on him who looks on the world and sees it as it is not. He looks on what he chooses to see. No more and no less. The world does nothing to him. He only thought it did. Nor does he do anything to the world, because he was mistaken about what it is. Herein is the release from guilt and sickness both, for they are one. Yet to accept this release, the insignificance of the body must be an acceptable idea. ~ Acim-Manual – How Is Healing Accomplished?   Goodbye 2012

 

Important re-minder from Jacob Glass December 27, 2012

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 12:21 pm

The Middle Way

Life is ACTION and movement. Even when “nothing is happening” – a SHIT LOAD OF STUFF IS HAPPENING. Furthermore, a “dead” body has PLENTY happening with it as it makes it’s progression into decay. But WE want to focus on deliberate positive action done from love, peace, inspiration and a joyful desire. That’s being spiritually mature and responsible. One of my teachers used to say, “If you don’t take care of yourself, someone else will – in THEIR way.” Believe me, you don’t want someone else taking care of you unless it’s absolutely necessary.

Even though I am totally dependent on God to take care of me, because of myself I can do nothing – I am DOING stuff a LOT of the time. I have desires, goals, intentions, wants . . . and I go for them – all the while constantly SURRENDERING them to Spirit and detaching from outcomes. I GO FOR IT, but from a place of peaceful surrender instead of from the ambitious frantic ego-dominated mindset that I once did when I was hypnotized by the culture we live in.

I think sometimes people have a misconception even about being a spiritual teacher. I DO EVERYTHING you see basically. I reserve the lecture spaces, drive to them, set up my stuff for the room, make the deposits, pay the bills, do the accounting, design the websites, write the blogs, record the talks, make the CD’s, mail the CD’s, send out the mp3’s, answer every email, read and study hours a day, order and get all the supplies from postage to affirmation cards and paper clips, purchase the office equipment and keep it going, send out the lecture announcements, do the lecture notes, buy the flowers, load the car, unload the car . . . and so much more – for over 2 decades. MOST of my work as a spiritual teacher is secretarial work, design work, and general dragging shit from one place to another. There are no assistants, no volunteers,  no staff. I am not the “talent” who simply arrives and gives the talk. And honestly? I LOVE it! I get burned out once in a while, but then I make adjustments as necessary and am back on the joy route.

Now, I am writing this because spiritual people seem to get some erroneous idea that doing “spiritual” things will lift them up above the mundane shit of life and they won’t have to make decisions or choices or deal with all “action” parts of life because ANGELS will be doing everything for them and carrying their books. They even think that people will be easier to deal with as if there will be an absence of human personalities when we reach a certain level of spiritual growth. LOL. People sometimes write and say HORRIBLE things to me and LOTS of people DO NOT like me one bit and make sure to let me know.  It’s just that I don’t care anymore because I stopped thinking that I could get the approval of anyone but myself. MOST of what I do is mindless office work, done alone, and for years I only usually heard from those who had complaints instead of from those who were satisfied – til I cleaned up my vibration and got a paper shredder. The point of this is this: I feel honored and blessed to do every bit of it. I LOVE my job a whole fucking lot and I have zero complaints about any of it now. It’s fucking awesome. And what I know is that spiritual work is NO different than any other kind of work. It’s ALL spiritual work and it all has mundane things that need to be done. AND that is GOOD, because it is humbling in a very good way for the ego.

Deliberate non-attached action is the middle way – a path to peace. The Course doesn’t read itself to you. Peace is not just sitting like a lump expecting life to bend itself to your will without you participating or ever going after what you want – and it’s not about micromanaging and strategizing with endless lists of what you think you NEED in order to be happy.

We do best when we work with the energies that are present here and now. Sometimes the lights are green, sometimes  yellow, sometimes red. “Don’t push the river” is the taoist way of saying this. Of course we all need to make plans and take thought – but as Joel Goldsmith says, “take no ANXIOUS thought” and the Course says make no “self-initiated plans” which means no EGO-initiated plans. ASK Spirit for guidance, then go ahead and make your plans – in pencil. And there may be a LOT to DO in these plans – learn to DO joyfully without stress and attachment. Be present with the energies that are flowing in the moment. Learn to become still inside even when the body is quite busy. DO what it takes to get the job done – with as much grace and peace as possible. Bring JOY to your work as best you can. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Lighten up and do what is in front of you to do.

It is impossible to not want anything. The organism itself IS run by desire – without it we would starve to death. Desire and wanting is perfectly normal – it is ATTACHED desire that makes us suffer. There is nothing unspiritual about wanting a sandwich. Where you get fucked up is thinking that if you don’t get exactly the sandwich you want, when you want it, the way you want it, as often as you want it, that you will be miserable and a failure and that something is wrong with the whole system that needs to be changed. 

The Middle Way is the path to peace. There is a season for everything. Listen, learn and DO – without attachment to outcomes.

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Quotes and Requested Information on 2013 Workshops 12.27.12

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 12:13 pm
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1. Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes… It is not something physical. ~ Sophia Loren

2. ‎”Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.” ~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

3. 2013 Workshop Information: There will be 4 possibly 5 workshops starting in January 2013…  I am offering an online, 10 Week, Stage One Workshop starting Sunday January 6 at 5-7pm Central time zone, this will be a conference call workshop with homework… I am also offering a local Puerto Vallarta Stage One Workshop, starting the same day (January 6 at 10am – 12pm and I will be recording this one so if the 5-7pm time does not work for you I can send you the earlier recorded one, as it will be the same, both are Stage One workshop/classes… There is a Stage 3 Workshop/Class set for Saturday January 5th at 5-7pm, however this is only for those who have completed the earlier workshops…  And there will be a new Local 8 week Workshop for the LOCA ladies starting Thursday January 24th from 930am to 1130am… Please email me at faith2spirit@gmail.com if you wish to sign up for any of these workshops or if you have any questions regarding the workshops times or content… and as always, I will be offering private sessions as well…

These are the current Workshops that are scheduled for 2013… it is possible I may offer another daytime local PV workshop on Tuesday IF the Thursday Workshop becomes full (all workshops are limited to Max of 10 people), spaces fill quickly so please let me know if you would like to join us…

4. RE-MINDER… “For those who say  I “SHOULD” be angry at all the evil in the world, and that I’m too idealistic, I say: You CANNOT eliminate fear and hatred with even more fear and hatred, but you CAN transform it with Love. I refuse to live a Life based on fear and hatred. It’s a choice, and I’ve made mine.”

New Dream...

 

 
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