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Our 30 Day Commitment to Peace Starts Today October 1, 2014 October 1, 2014

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I have started a FaceBook Page for A 30 Day Commitment to Peace, IF it feels right for you, please ask to JOIN and I will add you, it is invitation only, we are committing to reading the following and many other things to Shift our thinking. We will be creating our own Commitment to Peace statements as well for next week, more information about this is at the bottom of this writing.

Our Readings and Statements for Our 30 day Commitment to Peace

The following is Our Truth Statement for the next 30 days please read daily, at least once in the morning and once in the evening and as many times as needed during the day:

I am the dreamer of this dream and the world that I see is a manifestation of my thoughts and feelings.

This world has no other cause, and I have had enough of pain, suffering and death.

I will choose Love instead of fear – Peace instead of conflict.

I will no longer look on disaster and catastrophe.

I will no longer look on myself and others as if we were bodies.

I will look on myself and others as if we were immortal beings of Light eternally joined in a world of light.

AND Each day of the 30 day Commitment to the Peace, we commit to awakening to Truth by reading the following:

1. It is Love that I fear more than anything.

It is IN the Love of God that my separate personal identity (the self with the small s), and my little make-believe world will disappear.

Yes, my defenses would keep this Love from penetrating, and my defenses are strong, but not that strong.

2.The world that I see is only dreaming and I am the dreamer of this world.

It has nothing to do with God. Nor does it have any real effect on the safe and certain changelessness of Reality.

There is “Peace” far beyond understanding, to be found in that changelessness.

I will close my eyes and let my awareness take root in the changeless.

This world, which never was, will disappear in that eternal Peace.

3. This seemingly live experience is as easy or as hard as I want to make it.

And I am the only one who could possibly deprive myself of anything.

Love is all there IS – what I don’t give IS what I deprive myself of.

4. I have experienced the power of my mind. I know I have.

I thought it one moment, and the next moment it came to pass.

And I knew, or at least suspected, that this was the result of my mind.

And IF it was the result of my mind, then the question would have to be, “is my mind just a little powerful some of the time, or is it all Powerful ALL of the time?”

5. The quantum guys are pretty sure that wave-like patterns of energy behave differently depending on who is looking – the observer has an effect on that which is being observed.

Is this the power of my mind?

Is this why things, situations and events sometimes seem to manifest and change in response to my thinking?

But how could this be if the world that I see is separate, apart and outside of me?

Of course, if it is all just dreaming, then I could understand.

The world that I see is not outside of me. Cause and effect are not apart.

I am literally looking at my own thoughts and feelings. Which would explain why I can only see it if I believe it.

6. It doesn’t really exist. It’s just a projection of my mind. There is no world. Wow!

That’s a game changing realization. Is there a me, or am I just an image in the dream?

Am I the dreamer of the dream making the mistake of identifying with one of the images in my dream? And what about the others?

If I am the dreamer of the dream, then they are just projections of my mind. There is only me, and I am the only cause of the world that I see.

7. If I am going to assume my rightful place as ruler of my kingdom I am going to have to release all victim mentality.

I am going to have to stop blaming God for the bad stuff, and I am going to have to stop giving Him credit for the good that comes my way.

I am doing this to myself – the results of my mind.

I am forever grateful to God for the Love that I am and that continues to fill me every moment, and that joins me with all of creation.

And again we read the Commitment Statement:

I am the dreamer of the dream and the world that I see is a manifestation of my thoughts and feelings.

This world has no other cause, and I have had enough of pain, suffering and death.

I will choose love instead of fear – peace instead of conflict.

I will no longer look on disaster and catastrophe.

I will no longer look on myself and others as if we were bodies.

I will look on myself and others as if we were immortal beings of light eternally joined in a world of light.

We will be making our OWN statement for what we are WILLING to reduce by 50% this coming week so please be an observer of what you LET interfere with your Peace through out your day… and remember, we do NOT stop criticizing by criticizing ourselves, we do NOT stop blaming by blaming ourselves, we do not stop any behavior by focusing on it, we turn 180 degrees from it and start a new behavior, let that become our “habit” and lets see where that takes us… SO, we are going to observe over the next week what we LET interfere with our Peace… post it here (if you are willing) and Next week we will be making our own statements.. Example “I commit this week to reducing blame in my relationship by 50%” or “I commit this week to reducing criticism in my relationships (or at work or any specific or general area) by 50%” “I commit to reducing guilt in my life this week by 50%” and we are going to be specific on how… Example “I will give 10 times MORE appreciations statements than I will give criticisms” or “When I am feeling less than or fearful and start to blame, I will say something like hmmmmmmmmm, I WONDER what this is here to teach me”

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Upcoming Events 9.22.14 September 22, 2014

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I have 2 Online workshops starting, both Stage One… Titled “Taking 100% Responsibility for your OWN HAPPINESS” (therefore taking responsibility for your unhappiness too) One is open to anyone, the other is for Teen Girls IF you know anyone who might be interested, please send me a private message… They are both 6 wks Online, wkly homework and a wkly Conference Call.. the Cost is 125 USD and you can do it from anywhere, however no one is EVER refused due to money concerns.. Feel free to contact me with any questions.. Much Love given and received… Faith

Peace is found on the inside

 

Quotes for Today 9.18.14 September 18, 2014

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“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.” ~ Rumi

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson – Return to Love

Entire ocean in a drop

 

Thought for Today 9.12.14 September 12, 2014

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Misperception: As long as you do not perceive reality accurately you will attract a correction to that misperception. Often you interpret the correction as an attack. It isn’t. It is an opportunity for you to see the distortion that fear has created in your thinking and to correct your vision so that you can see what is really there. ~ Everyday Wisdom by Paul Ferrini

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Thoughts for Today 8.29.14 August 29, 2014

Byron Katie on “After Life:

The woman interviewing me today asked if I believed in an afterlife. I said yes, completely, and no, completely. The afterlife is now, and everyone talks about believing in now until they see it as just another concept that isn’t true and eventually they begin to see that actually now is the afterlife that they always wondered about. She asked me why I believed in the afterlife and what is the afterlife, and it never ceases to amaze me that the obvious is not understood. Why do I believe in the afterlife? This moment is after the past and that makes this moment the only afterlife possible to “not” believe in, because that now is gone, and so is this one. Poof! Live, a slight of mind, until it’s not.
The afterlife is what happened after I brushed my teeth this morning.
This moment ends my whole life. Finally I am living in the afterlife.
You, as you believe you to be, have never been born, you are a mere ghost of your own imagination.
What to see and experience the after world? This is it! It happens in the afterlife. It’s happening now, it happens each moment. I call it heaven! Are you there yet?

see with your heart

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 3.27.14 March 27, 2014

1. “I’d rather let my spirit fly free, than be caged by religion. Become a Buddha not a Buddhist; become a Christ not a Christian. One implies an awakened state of consciousness, the other a dogmatic approach to life.”God” is too big for one religion. Love & quantum physics are my religion. At one level, all religious traditions have the same aim—to transform the individual into a positive being. I love Jesus, I love Shiva, I love Krishna, I love Buddha. All rivers lead to the same ocean. “I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us.” ~ John Lennon

 

2. Relationship works best when you recognize that it is just you doing a dance with yourself. The more you give, the more you get, and the only thing that can be lacking is the love you fail to give. The more angry and upset you get, the more angry and upset the other gets. The more loving and peaceful you get the more loving and peaceful the other gets. And what you see in the other you strengthen in yourself because that is what you are focusing on.  And I am always in relation with the self. so, which self am I relating to? the small ‘s’ self or the Authentic ‘S’ Self?

 

3. Today, practice stepping back from a situation where you are deeply attached, where your heart races or your palms are sweating up a storm. Think about how trivial this incident is from the broad perspective of your True and Authentic Self. It really does not matter all that much. Go within. Allow Faith to move your Spirit in the direction you WANT not the direction you fear…

 

4. The romance has died and the promise of special love has crashed and burned. It always does. Now that same relationship that had the purpose of supporting the ego becomes a major force in undoing the ego. Learning and forgiveness opportunities abound. Now, instead of the relationship teaching you that you are separate and special, you can learn that you are one. As you recognize the all-inclusive oneness of love, your relationship becomes a phenomenal teaching accomplishment.

 

Love it Save it

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 3.7.14 March 7, 2014

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1. “Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.” ~ Anne Lamott

 

2. If we undo the ego, we’ll end up enjoying our life more, not less. That’s because there’s less unconscious guilt in our mind, and if we feel less guilty we enjoy everything more, and I do mean everything. So always remember, it’s not against any rules to have a good time.

 

3. Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation. ~ Elton Trueblood

 

4. Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight. ~ Mark Victor Hansen

 

silence behind words

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 3.6.14 March 6, 2014

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1. “When we share the particular gifts that we have been given, we free our life force from its cage of separation. If we were born with a song in our heart, then we must sing it; if there is a vision in our soul, then we must live it. When we express fully all that we are, we participate in the flow of life. We are not meant to sit on the sideline, passively watching others live. We are meant to be vehicles through which our spirits can flow outward to life.” – John Robbins

 

2. When you finally get it that the Universe is only answering your vibration, then you understand that if you are victim to anything, it’s only your haphazard offering of vibration. The real desire that is being born within you is, “I want to vibrate on purpose. I want to set my Tone. I want to conclude and decide and offer it consistently and then watch the results of it.” You cannot get it done, ever, and you cannot get it wrong. So you might as well relax and start having fun with this. -Abraham

 

3. “When we’re true to ourselves, we become instruments of truth for the planet. Because we’re all connected, we touch the lives of everyone around us, who then affect others. Our only obligation is to be the love we are and allow our answers to come from within in the way that’s most appropriate for us.

Finally, I can’t stress enough how important it is to enjoy yourself and not take yourself or life too seriously. One of the biggest flaws with many traditional spiritual systems is that they give you such a somber outlook. Although you know that I abhor creating doctrines, if I ever had to create a set of tenets for a spiritual path to healing, number one on my list would be to make sure to laugh as often as possible throughout every single day—and preferably laugh at myself. This would be hands down over and above any form of prayer, meditation, chanting, or diet reform. Day-to-day problems never seem as big when viewed through a veil of humor and love.” ~ Anita Moorjani

 

4. Ponder these three statements:

1) You are doing this to yourself.

2) The you that seems to be having these adventures in space and time is not really you.

3) The place where it all seems to be happening does not exist. Now let’s get real…

Set your Life on Fire

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 2.19.14 February 19, 2014

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1. There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

2.  When the heart opens completely, you will stumble upon the most powerful force in the universe ~ your loving eternal presence.

~ Matt Kahn

3. The ship is going by a mighty engine and you are busy rowing. ~ Mooji

4. When we are in our flow, we are too busy being in our flow to need to notice what “others” are doing.
We are too busy in our own ‘power’ to need to.

5. Giving Your Gift: Do not make the mistake of thinking that you have no gift to give. Everyone has a gift. Your gift brings joy to yourself and to others. It helps you step forward and express yourself. It breaks down the barriers of separation, helps you connect authentically with others. ~ Paul Ferrini

6. Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go to that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive. ~ Harold Whitman

7. Level One, The Authentic Self: “When we reside in the harmony of our Authentic Self, we have the potential to love unconditionally… if someone were to say or do something insulting when we are residing in Level One, it wouldn’t bother us. Their words and actions would fall off us like loose garments, as there is nothing in us for them to stick to. Because our love is not based on a behavior that we agree with or find acceptable, we love them even through such instances.” – don Miguel Ruiz Jr.  The Five Levels of Attachment

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 1.10.13 January 10, 2014

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1. We talk to ourselves constantly and most of the time we say things like, “Oh, I look fat, I look ugly. I’m getting old, I’m losing my hair. I’m stupid, I never understand anything. I will never be good enough, and I’m never going to be perfect.” Do you see how we use the word against ourselves?” ~ Don  Miguel Ruiz

 

The following is a BEAUTIFUL “Truth” written a few weeks back by Regina Dawn Acres. If you have not heard of Regina, she is a wonderful “example and Teacher/Student” of ACIM and has a wonderful book she calls NTI but it is actually titled “Holy Spirit’s Interpretation of the New Testament” when I first heard of this book, I was a bit put off as many of you know I am not a strong “Bible” person… but someone I now respect as a teacher was teaching this in our ACIM study group I was attending while living in Sedona, in my head I was judging this person and book being “studied” in our ACIM group and it is a funny story of the silliness of contempt prior to investigation. Once I opened the book and Bill started to speak, my feathers smoothed out and I became instantly relaxed with the words he was reading in the chapter “Luke”.  Regina also wrote the “The Teachings of Inner Ramana” which is another precious but much thinner book which comes with 3 CD’s so you can listen to it too… Regina has many youtube videos and a website as well as Facebook page. If it feels right for you and you would like to hear more feel free. Please know, this is not a promotion as I have no link with or to her, other than supporting and believing in her message… I simply wanted to share her writing with you all this morning and thought I would add my “experience” with her, with YOU all… Much Love Given and Received, Faith

2. “I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.” ~ Tenzin Gyatso, (14th Dalai Lama)

One week ago today I took a vow to be happy for the rest of my life no matter what. I knew as I took that vow that happiness would not always feel like the emotion of “Oh goody!” Sometimes life just doesn’t call for that. Sometimes life calls for something else like solemn respect, compassionate caring, peaceful mourning, rooted resolution or quiet change.

As I took my vow, I realized that true deep-in-the-heart happiness is always tuned inwardly. From there, it honors all experiences and resists none. It is always open and welcoming. But it can cry. It can let a feeling of disappointment pass through. It can be very, very still because anything but stillness would judge the appearance that is currently present. It can wait without reaction for inner wisdom to speak.

I think this is what the 14th Dalai Lama was pointing to in the quote above. If he found himself picking up the bodies of children after a war-action in a village, he would not say “Oh Goody!”, nor would I. But maybe he wouldn’t be afraid to look because he could look without judgment or hate; he could look with some realization that every unfolding in the universe is moving humankind toward the realization of its truth, which is forever present, forever open, forever loving. Solemn heart-centered realization, when it is called for, may be one face of happiness.

As I write this, I am reminded of Awakening Together’s fifth core value: “We accept all forms as temporary appearances permitted through enduring awareness of Self. We live this value by honoring all appearances and all experiences while continually reflecting on changeless truth.”

I have a lot of “Oh goody!” experiences, and that feeling of “Oh goody!” is increasing. Today I feel “Oh goody!” about the prospect of cleaning up the house after Christmas, doing some laundry, running errands and baking turkey pot pie. “Oh goody!” is becoming a primary experience. But it isn’t the only face of happiness. If I make the mistake of thinking “Oh goody!” is the only face of happiness, I may find myself closing to life experiences that are calling for a different welcoming response in me.

Great love and happiness, everyone.

3. 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 (worth the repost)

 

4. Meeting Our Fear with Compassion:

When you are feeling fearful, your only constructive course of action is to recognize your fear, realize that you are incapable of making good decisions, and begin to work on accepting your fear and moving through it.
Here are four simple steps:

1. Recognize your fear. Notice the signs that fear is coming up: shallow breathing, pounding heart, nervousness, anxiety, attack thoughts, anger.

2. Recognize that the solution your ego offers is motivated by fear and it can’t bring you peace.

3. Accept your fear. Get your arms around all of it. Say to yourself “It’s okay that I’m afraid.” Don’t try to make the fear go away.

4. Tell yourself “I don’t have to decide anything now. I can wait until my fear subsides to make any decisions that need to be made.”  ~ Paul Ferrini

 

Friends we recognize them

 

 
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