C.Faith Holland

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 12.30.13 December 30, 2013

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1. Giving without Resentment: We may think that we are being generous to others, but when we resent them for not responding to us in kind, we need to question our own motives. Did we give unconditionally or did we give to get something back? Did we feel good in giving or did we feel that we were making a sacrifice? Only our honesty here can tell us whether or not our gift was genuine. If it was, we won’t resent it. If we resent it, chances are the gift was not given freely. ~ Paul Ferrini

 

2. Even wanting to be conscious ten minutes from now is hopeless. You can only be conscious now. Everything you want is here in this moment.” ~ Byron Katie

 

3. The Universe is always speaking to US.. Sending US little re-minders… Call it coincidence or serendipity, it re-minds up to stop, to look around, to believe… to believe in something much much bigger than our stories of “littleness”  We can STAND in our Greatness while knowing our Truth… 

 

4. The HOLIEST SPOT ON EARTH…. where an ancient hatred becomes a PRESENT LOVE… 

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 12.26.13 December 26, 2013

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1.“Teaching means to show a person that something is possible.” ~ Fritz Perls

 

2. I LOVE THE SIMPLICITY OF THIS WORK: “Most mornings, before or after I went out walking, I would sit by a window in the sunlight and wait for an uncomfortable feeling to appear. If it did, I would be thrilled, because I knew that it was always the result of some thought I needed to clean up. I was this. So I would write the thought down, and there was a lot of humor in the process. The thoughts that I wrote down were almost always about my mother. I knew that if I burned through one delusion, I would burn through them all, because I was dealing with concepts, not with people. They were thoughts like “My mother doesn’t love me”; “She loves my sister and brother more than me”; “She should invite me to family gatherings”; “If I tell the truth about what happened, she’ll deny it and no one will believe me.” That first year, it wasn’t enough that a thought was being met by inquiry, wordlessly, in my mind. The thought had to be written down. You can’t stop mental chaos, however motivated you are. But if you identify one piece of chaos and stabilize it, then the whole world begins to make sense. For about a year, I had to write down the beliefs that kept arising in my mind. I had to write them down and inquire, in order to hold reality firmly. They came very fast—hundreds, thousands of them. Each belief felt like a meteor crashing into a planet, trying to demolish it. Someone would say, or I would hear in my mind, “It’s a terrible day,” and my body would start to shake. It was as if I couldn’t bear the lie. It didn’t matter whether I or someone else spoke it, because I knew it was all me. The cleansing, the undoing, inside me was instantaneous, whereas when I offer inquiry to people, they’re doing it in apparent time and space—in the density that looks like time and space. But for me, the timelessness was obvious. So, when a belief hit me, I would sit and write it down and put it up against the four questions and then turn it around. That first year, I was writing all the time, crying all the time. But I never felt upset. I loved this woman who was dying through inquiry, this woman who had been so very confused. I kept falling in love with her. She was irresistible.” ~ Byron Katie

 

3. Bryon Katie on Generosity: “it’s the self in discussion and inquiry with itself. The “other” is only self-imaged. If I hear a question, it’s inside me, it’s coming from inside me, not from out there, not from “otherness.” There’s no distance, it’s connected through inquiry and immediate, and to answer one’s own question is what love will always do if one stops to listen, always in service to itself. Of course one’s “other” would be grateful. It is its own self. I would ask nothing of myself that was beyond me. It’s refreshment. It is the unlimited mind, the beloved, the pure that answers and the pure that receives. Always expanding itself, stretching, soaring, as its unlimited self, beauty and goodness, creation without limit. To not answer the question is to limit its journey. Questions appear and the answers are there to meet them, unpracticed, spontaneous, new, wise, to the student who is truly a student, and that is all that’s necessary for the mind to authentically respond to itself in a totally unlimited way, dependent only on the student’s desire to listen. If I’m sitting with someone who thinks they know what my answer is going to be, then they have limited themselves and my answers are that limited. If I’m talking to you and you already know, then even my voice will trail away, something stops in me in that recognition that the student is limited. And if I don’t stop it, the student is kind enough to stop it himself. But if the student comes with a mind that is truly open, the answer is unlimited, it’s a bottomless source.”

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 12.25.13 December 25, 2013

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 4:36 pm
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1. Love Never Chooses Sides: When your mind is in conflict, you do not move out of conflict by choosing between two opposing positions. That will just set up more intense conflict. You move out of conflict by accepting both positions. Love never chooses one brother over another. It never sees one sister as better or more worthy than another. It affirms the humanity of both. If positive and negative feelings are present, love does not reject one and embrace the other. It accepts that both are present. It embraces the totality of what is, with all its apparent contradiction. Love transcends any kind of dualism. It is many-sided, multifaceted, patient and tolerant. It knows that we will be okay. It trusts us to learn what we need to learn when we are ready to learn it. ~ Paul Ferrini

 

2. May Our Life be filled with knowing the Joy of Light, Love and Pure innocence of the Heart. Now and Always.

 

3. “Aren’t you tired of letting the past dictate your life?” ~ Saving Mr. Banks

 

4. One mode of operation: judge and control. A better mode of operation: don’t give it any meaning and just Let it Flow. Thanks Benny

 

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 12.23.13 December 23, 2013

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1. Today We Affirm: I AM waking up to myself more each day. In this Holy Week I AM giving birth to my true Self as I release all that no longer serves me and open up to all the gifts of the Universe – my arms open wide. The more good I allow in my life, the more I have to share and to spare with my sisters and brothers. I AM a Divine Center of loving abundance. I boldly and gratefully embrace this new day knowing that Life loves me and that everything I need is here and now.  ~ Jacob Glass

2. When ideas are shared they are strengthened. That is a good reason to gather – to share and strengthen ideas that are better than what the world would have us believe. This whole shebang is just an idea (a tiny mad idea) – ideas of separation, guilt, suffering and death. Forget those ideas. Let’s share and strengthen ideas of Innocence, Oneness, Love and Peace.

3, We are teaching, and we teach all of the time. We teach what we are. Teach only Love. Teach only Joy. The Joy of teaching will be ours when we teach Joy, and when we accept no compromise in which death plays a part (death being anything that is not Love and Joy).

4. Nothing exists outside of US that can alter the inside of US.

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 12.21.13 December 21, 2013

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1. Nature does not hurry yet everything is accomplished.  ~ Lao Tzu

2. I do not wish to convert people from one organized religion to another. I have no interest in any of these organized religions. My interest is in Truth, the teachings of all Enlightened Ones. If at all there is any conversion, it should be from misery to happiness, from defilement to purity, from bondage to liberation, from ignorance to enlightenment. ~ S. N. Goenka ~

3. Unless we learn to face our own shadows, we will continue to see them in “others” because the world outside is only a reflection of the world inside

4. Everyone wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die. It has nothing to do with dying. On the contrary, it has everything to do with choosing to be fully alive, loving and aware in this moment. Heaven is here, it is now, and it waits only on recognition and acceptance of what is, has been and will always be – an expansive awareness of union (Oneness) with all of creation.

5. Know that we have the power to make better choices: Love – not fear. Strength – not weakness. Light – not darkness. Life – not death. Spirit – not body/ego. Joy – not sorrow. Inclusive wholeness (oneness) – not separation. Forgiveness and innocence  – not guilt and grievances. AND experiencing the contrast is usually the way we learn to make better choices.

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 12.20.13 December 20, 2013

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 6:07 pm
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1. Practice entering today without yesterday’s stories.

 

2. Just like a sunbeam can’t separate itself from the sun, and a wave can’t separate itself from the ocean, we can’t separate ourselves from one another. We are all part of a vast sea of Love, one indivisible divine mind. ~ Marianne Williamson  (ONE “Oneness” IS NOT and cannot be TWO)

 

3. If Love isn’t happening now: If love isn’t happening right now, it isn’t happening. It doesn’t matter how many Buddhas or Christs 

have come before you. ~ Paul Ferrini

 

4. Peace is found in accepting what happens without resistance, while trusting that all is for our good. And along with this attitude of surrender and flow, one is still quietly mindful of listening for Guidance and following His lead – that compulsive, intuitive hit to do or say something.

 

5. How to tell if you are dead or alive: if you are fearful, unhappy or concerned for any reason, then you are dead. If peace, love, joy and light are in your awareness, then you are alive. Your function is to be about the business of raising the dead. Thanks Benny

 

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 12.18.13 December 18, 2013

Filed under: Love — C. Faith Holland @ 2:15 pm
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1. Worry does not have your best interests in mind.

 

2. If we spend our whole life waiting for the storm, we’ll never enjoy the sunshine.

 

3. Recognize this moment as the one where stress is without purpose and peace embraces you. Repeat. Thanks Pamela

 

4. This apparent ego is nothing more than thoughts and thought patterns we take to be true. In reality not one thought is ever true. I do however Love to play with the Loving, playful ones.

 

5. KEY WORD below “LET”

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