C.Faith Holland

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 7.31.13 July 31, 2013

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 1:12 pm

1. When I finally stopped trying to defend and improve the self that I thought I was, I found that I already am a Self that needs no defending or improving.

2. Less is Better than More:  In the beginning we think “more” is the answer to our perception of not having enough.

More money, more activity, more lovemaking.  But, in time, we learn that “less” works better.  Less stimulation, fewer relationships, less activity all lead to the deepening of our experience.  When we slow down and focus on what is present, we assimilate it more fully.  Then, we feel satisfied. We know that we have had enough. We don’t need more.  ~ Everyday Wisdom by Paul Ferrini

3.  It’s all a lie. I’m just pretending to be a separate human being – a body. It’s not the truth of who or what I am. I am spirit. I am free. And the way I see you is the way I see me.

4. Once the seed of faith takes root it cannot be blown away, even by the strongest wind – Now that’s a blessing. ~~ Rumi

5. To realize that you have the choice to stop telling your story of suffering is a great freedom. Then it may serve you to tell it to correct a great injustice, but you also have the opportunity in a moment stop and be free.

 

being Love

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 7.29.13 July 29, 2013

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 4:52 pm
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1. It is impossible to be influenced by any person or situation outside of ourselves; therefore, it is equally impossible to blame. The thinking mind is the narrator and we (in either our agreement or disagreement) are the decision-maker.

 

2. The thinking mind is constantly telling lies… its pants are so on fire!! Thanks Pamela

 

3. 10 things you might regret in 10 years… “If only…”  These two words paired together create one of the saddest phrases in the English language.

Here are ten choices that ultimately lead to this phrase of regret, and how to elude them:

  1. Wearing a mask to impress others. – If the face you always show the world is a mask, someday there will be nothing beneath it.  Because when you spend too much time concentrating on everyone else’s perception of you, or who everyone else wants you to be, you eventually forget who you really are.  So don’t fear the judgments of others; you know in your heart who you are and what’s true to you.  You don’t have to be perfect to impress and inspire people.  Let them be impressed and inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.
  2. Letting someone else create your dreams for you. – The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are; the second greatest is being happy with what you find.  A big part of this is your decision to stay true to your own goals and dreams.  Do you have people who disagree with you?  Good.  It means you’re standing your ground and walking your own path.  Sometimes you’ll do things considered crazy by others, but when you catch yourself excitedly losing track of time, that’s when you’ll know you’re doing the right thing. 
  3. Keeping negative company. – Don’t let someone who has a bad attitude give it to you.  Don’t let them get to you.  They can’t pull the trigger if you don’t hand them the gun.  When you remember that keeping the company of negative people is a choice, instead of an obligation, you free yourself to keep the company of compassion instead of anger, generosity instead of greed, and patience instead of anxiety.
  4. Being selfish and egotistical. – A life filled with loving deeds and good character is the best tombstone.  Those who you inspired and shared your love with will remember how you made them feel long after your time has expired.  So carve your name on hearts, not stone.  What you have done for yourself alone dies with you; what you have done for others and the world remains.
  5. Avoiding change and growth. – If you want to know your past look into your present conditions.  If you want to know your future look into your present actions.  You must let go of the old to make way for the new; the old way is gone, never to come back.  If you acknowledge this right now and take steps to address it, you will position yourself for lasting success.  The Power of Habit.
  6. Giving up when the going gets tough. – There are no failures, just results.  Even if things don’t unfold the way you had expected, don’t be disheartened or give up.  Learn what you can and move on.  The one who continues to advance one step at a time will win in the end.  Because the battle is always won far away and long before the final victory.  It’s a process that occurs with small steps, decisions, and actions that gradually build upon each other and eventually lead to that glorious moment of triumph.
  7. Trying to micromanage every little thing. – Life should be touched, not strangled.    Sometimes you’ve got to relax and let life happen without incessant worry and micromanagement.  Learn to let go a little before you squeeze too tight.  Take a deep breath.  When the dust settles and you can once again see the forest for the trees, take the next step forward.  You don’t have to know exactly where you’re going to be headed somewhere great.  Everything in life is in perfect order whether you understand it yet or not.  It just takes some time to connect all the dots.
  8. Settling for less than you deserve. – Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve.  Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand up taller than you ever were before.  Sometimes your eyes need to be washed by your tears so you can see the possibilities in front of you with a clearer vision again.  Don’t settle.
  9. Endlessly waiting until tomorrow. – The trouble is, you always think you have more time than you do.  But one day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to work on the things you’ve always wanted to do.  And at that point you either will have achieved the goals you set for yourself, or you will have a list of excuses for why you haven’t.  Read The Last Lecture.
  10. Being lazy and wishy-washy. – The world doesn’t owe you anything, you owe the world something.  So stop daydreaming and start DOING.  Develop a backbone, not a wishbone.  Take full responsibility for your life – take control.  You are important and you are needed.  It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday.  Someday is now; the somebody the world needs is YOU.

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 7.28.13 July 28, 2013

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 3:57 pm

1. Be willing to be a beginner every single morning….. ~ Meister Eckhard

2. When we Truly get who we are, the incredible source of Authentic Power, Love and Light that emanates from our very being… we will no longer find a need to control, manipulate, take from another, or hoard “our good” ever again.  We contain the ever-flowing source of all of us desire within – attention, love, resources, wealth, health, power, vitality. We each have an all-access pass to good. We are all worthy. Each of us royal babies. When we truly get this, how blessed we are – we move from being energy vampires desperately trying to suck substance and meaning from outside sources – to being life-giving, tender loving Angels, our true divine nature. Our first task is to remember who we are. Are second task is to live that fully  All else is simply distraction and suffering, and that’s certainly no fun!!! Thanks Teri

3. LAO TZU : Empty your mind of all thoughts. Let your heart be at peace. Watch the turmoil of beings, but contemplate their return.

Each separate being in the Universe returns to the common Source, returning to the Source is serenity.  If you don’t realize the Source,
you stumble in confusion and sorrow. When you realize where you are from, you naturally become tolerant, disinterested, amused,  kindhearted as a grandmother, dignified as a king. Immersed in the wonder of the Tao, you can deal with whatever life brings you,
and when death comes, you are ready.  ~ edited by Stephen Mitchell

4. Practice staying within the Hula Hoop, anything outside of it is NONE of my business…

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 7.27.13 July 27, 2013

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 7:13 pm
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1. When we live with an Open Heart, unexpected, joyful things happen. 

 

2. Suffering?? Few people recognize that the word, “apathy” derives from the meaning, “apart from suffering.” Therefore, to claim a day where one consciously chooses not to suffer or connect oneself to the idea of suffering in any form, is to consciously recognize another Way of Being. Apathy is not selfish; yet it is self-less.

It amazes me how much guilt pops up in the mind when I see myself choosing not to suffer or choosing not to see others as suffering… oooh, it feels so downright sick and perverted, so filled with selfishness and hurt. So then, what is this inner wish that says I must see suffering? Where does this wish to connect with suffering arise and WHY, when seeking to take it away, does it feel so bad? This, my friends is the ego that wishes to believe that ultimately Love cannot exist without suffering and Love cannot exist without fear. Yikes! This false belief is the core of our belief, that we are separate from God and if He told us He desired only pure happiness and peace of mind, we would run far far away to hide… claiming then for Him (the most Loving Father) to be false. Wow.. this really hits home. ~ Right on Pamela… 

 

3. If we practice and chase a thread of desire, we miss what is already here and we suffer. Can it be more simple stated? ~ Gangaji

 

4. The infinite me already contains everything I need to navigate through Life, because I’m One with Universal Energy. In fact, I AM Universal Energy… ~ Anita Moorjani

 

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 7.26.13 July 26, 2013

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1. When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile…

 

2. I am not this hair, I am not this skin. I am the Soul that lives within. ~ Rumi

 

3. There is nothing in the world that makes you Who YOU are! Thanks Pamela

 

4. “Spiritual counseling is a deep healing modality that is about the freedom of the soul. It is different than psychology because it invites you to go beyond the rational mind, to enter the divine energy vibration of love and peace. This is the basis of the ancient spiritual teachings and the wisdom of past ages.” ~ Chris Prentiss

 

Love Wins

 

 

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 7.25.13 July 25, 2013

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 7:01 pm
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1. Laughter is an instant Vacation. ~ Milton Berle

 

2. Your deepest roots are in nature. No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation. ~ Charles Cook

 

3. Psychic Tremors:  Few of us are willing to grab the sledge hammer and dismantle our cherished beliefs, even when it is obvious they aren’t working anymore. We become attached to our own creations. and so the process of destruction happens unconsciously.  Like an earthquake, it wells up from the depths of the psyche. Change always happens with our soul’s blessing. The old psychic structures must be destroyed so that the new structures needed for our growth can rise like the phoenix from the ashes. ~ Everyday Wisdom by Paul Ferrini

 

4. “Suffering is resisting what is just as Freedom is in acceptance” ??? Acceptance of what?? the Course says :“How can you who are so holy suffer? All your past except its beauty is gone, and nothing is left but a blessing. I have saved all your kindnesses and every loving thought you ever had. I have purified them of the errors that hid their light, and kept them for you in their own perfect radiance. They are beyond destruction and beyond guilt

 

5. This very moment of your life, if you experience it fully, will show you astonishing wonders and exquisite delights. Simple presence will take you on adventures you could miss altogether in the pursuit of nonstop thrills—without the anxiety, exhaustion, and expense. So learn to disbelieve the media hype. Listen for the wiser, deeper inner voice that tells you to relax, to melt open, to stop. Once you try it, you won’t believe what you’ve been missing.

 

Be Sure To Laugh Every Day

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 7.24.13 July 24, 2013

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1. Each relationship is as holy/Wholly as I will allow it to be. The only thing lacking in any relationship is what I have failed to give. An unholy relationship is when no Light or Love extends from me at all.

 

2. God/Creator/Spirit/Divine Source can plan for your happiness better than you can, and did. Now what are you going to do – wait for Gods’ plan to manifest some person, thing, situation or event to make for your happiness? That is not how it works. The love and happiness that you seek is not dependent on anything outside of you. It is within – it is already there. The thing that you seek, or are waiting for, IS what you already ARE….  thanks Benny

 

3. Love is the bridge between you and everything. ~ Rumi

 

4. We all fear change and the risks it carries, but I have to say that everything significant I’ve ever experienced has involved change. Our soul wants to expand and grow. When we stay with the familiar, just because it is familiar, we are responding to a fear of failure that doesn’t support our growth. ~ Wayne Dyer

We are ALL in this together

 

 
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