C.Faith Holland

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 1.12.13 January 12, 2014

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1. If perfect love casts out fear, And if fear exists, Then there is not perfect love. But only perfect love really exists. If there is fear, It creates a state which does not exist.

2. Healing is not about fixing something that appears to be broken. It’s about reminding ourselves of the wholeness that already resides within. ~ Emmanual 

 

3. One of the most painful comparisons and judgments that I make is when I compare how I did today with how much better I did it before. Another dig that the ego employs resulting in me condemning myself for not achieving a better result. Yet even this test of perfect peace must be passed if I am to leave such nonsense behind. If I truly put it all in the hands of Divine Love then what’s the problem?

 

4. I am only dealing with another forgiveness opportunity because I am seeing through the eyes of judgment (personal opinions and positions). If I do not give any of it any meaning to begin with, then I will not always find myself needing to forgive… “I am never upset for the reasons I think.” 

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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

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 1.8.14 January 8, 2014

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1. “Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.”  ~ Judy Blume

 

2. Plant the seeds of intentions, nourish them with tender loving care and they will soon manifest in abundance…

 

3. We Affirm: Today I am going with the flow of good. I relax into the Divine Presence where I receive Guidance and direction from an Infinitely  Loving Source. I release all resistance and allow this day to unfold before me, knowing that the Universe is a friendly loving space of infinite potential for good. There is nothing to resist, nothing to make happen. I am cooperating with the Divine Will, which is that I become happier with each passing day. I pay attention to the beauty all around me and consider each a gift from Life to me.  I am blessed. I am grateful. I am loved. ~ Jacob Glass

 

4. We’ve all experienced trauma because we exaggerated a problem rather than calmly let our inner wisdom guide us. We’re only an impulsive thought away from a flurry of problems. Likewise, we’re only an instant away from peace and enlightenment. The quiet mind will be ever present if that’s our wish.

 

5. The mind sees only the past when choosing to define each situation by what it thinks to know. Fresh vision arises only from an unlimited awareness. Thanks Pamela

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 12.11.13 December 11, 2013

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1. Sometimes we hold a core belief that is very strong. When we are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, we will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that does not fit in with the core belief.

2. Mind offers you a life with death at the end of it. But the Heart offers you life without end. You choose. If you choose Heart, then you become Heart. When you become Heart, mind will also become Heart. But you must make the first move. ~ Mooji

3. When Christ warned us that we cannot serve two masters, I believe he was talking about Love or fear. There comes a time when messing around with Mr. In-Between, a little of both, becomes intolerable. I’ve reached that point. No more serving fear as if it was my master, holding hands with it, and gripping it as if it offered me safety and structure in the world. I’m holding hands with the ways of love. ARE YOU WITH ME? Thanks Scott

4. Learning to say No Clearly: When you don’t want to do something, say “no” clearly. A simple “no” said clearly from the heart can prevent the drama of self-abuse. When we no longer betray ourselves by saying “yes” when we want to say “no”, we will no longer attract people into our life who will disrespect our boundaries. ~ Paul Ferrini

5. There is NO cruelty in God/Creator/Spirit/Source therefore there is NONE in ME…

Grateful Heart

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 12.4.13 December 5, 2013

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1. Trust does not micro-manage each incident, weighing and pondering what to accept or not. Trust knows the Big Picture, fully acknowledging the Mind from which its Self arises with a Heart felt in gratitude. Thanks Pamela

2. If we do not find love within ourselves, we will imagine it to be out there somewhere in the world or in relationships. All along, we are the Love that we seek, that everyone seeks, that everyone IS… Trusting that and being open to that will allow the Love to bubble up and flow and flowwwww and flowwwww….

 

3. I have searched the world over for the love of my life. I thought I had found it in her/him – and then in her/him – and then in her/him, only to have my heart broken again and again. Finally, after having given up the search, I found that she/he was with me all along. The Love of my Life was and is Love and Life itself – the miraculous, wonderful ever giving gifts of God/Source/Creator.

 

4. . Giving up our life for the sake of Divine Love does not mean that we make death welcome. It means that we give up our plan. We turn our will and life over to the Universal Power. Releasing our special relationship does not mean that we no longer Love and be with one another. It means that we turn our relationship over to Source and trust. We give up the idea of getting anything we thought we needed or wanted out of the relationship. This world is blessed by relationships that are used by the Divine Love for  it’s purpose. Thanks Benny for 2-4

 

Be in Love with your life

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 8.24.13 August 24, 2013

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Heading over to Sequim, Port Townsend, Port Angeles, Washington so today is another travel day… so I thought I would share this WONDERFUL message from Jacob Glass

POUR FORTH THE OIL by Jacob Glass

“You can wait, delay, paralyze yourself, or reduce your creativity
almost to nothing. But you cannot abolish it.” 
– A Course in Miracles

Like your Divine Parent, you are a born creator. It is your nature to be creative, and creators create. When you are not creating, you will tend to feel less joyful and less alive because you are denying who and what you are. And that in itself is a key point – create from JOY and to stimulate JOY rather than to try to achieve, accomplish or get something. All of that frequently happens when you create, but it is not the point. Create because it is your Divine Destiny to do so.

Writers write. Lovers love. Mothers mother. Painters paint. Singers sing. Farmers farm. Teachers teach. Runners run. Researchers research. And each of you have a multitude of roles to play. You must keep pouring forth creativity from within, FOR YOUR OWN SAKE, because it is an expression of the One Life, the One Mind, AS YOU. The only reason you sometimes lack joy in this is because you have allowed the ego thought system to pervert this process with myths about competition, finite resources, getting something out of it, SELLING, bartering, marketing, branding, forcing, sacrificing, schedules, worldly expectations, suffering and a whole litany of lies used to terrify you into creative paralysis. DO NOT LET EGO STEAL YOUR JOY! JOY is the attracting factor in your life.

Go back to the well again every day to draw from the Infiinite SOURCE of all creativity and drink from the JOYOUS Living Waters. Then, when you come back to the world, begin to pour forth from within you whatever is your daily portion – GIVE IT OUT from within you freely and joyfully. Creators create whether anyone is noticing, paying attention, giving praise, paying or not. Is is your nature to bring forth what is within you whether the world notices or not. And the more you do this, the happier you will become.

“Every day of our lives, in some form or other, we meet with the same problem which the poor widow faced when Elijah said, “Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread,” and perhaps we may feel just as destitute as did she. Fortunately for her, she had enough spiritual intuition to understand his request; and so when she answered that she had, “but a handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse,” the great Hebrew master told her to make him a little cake first because “the barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail.” She OBEYED. She took her cruse of oil with its few drops and began to pour, and it never ran dry because to the few drops that she had were added more and  more.” – Joel Goldsmith, Our Spiritual Resources

Each day you must  pour forth what you can because YOU ARE a Creator, and you must create from what is within you. You MUST LET IT OUT, you must prime the pump. And the more you pour forth, the more there will be. As a Creator, you do not deplete your resources – in fact, what you do not use, you tend to lose – but never all of it. You can reduce it almost to nothing, but you cannot abolish it. When you have creatively seemed to run dry, it is almost always because you have forgotten about the JOY and have become distracted by calendars, clocks, contracts, deadlines, finances, chores, reputuation and the thousands of ego distraction that tell you who you are NOT instead of who you ARE.

Each day is your own unique co-creation with the Life in you and around you. What will you pour forth today from this JOYOUS Source?

Freedom to be YOU

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 8.20.13 August 20, 2013

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1. Your own being created me in your life to remind you of who you truly are. Don’t depend on me, use me. ~ Mooji

2. I looked into temples, churches and mosques. But I found the Divine within my Heart. ~  Rumi

3. “The Holy Spirit needs a happy learner, in whom His mission can be happily accomplished. You who are steadfastly devoted to misery must first recognize that you
are miserable and not happy.” 
– A Course in Miracles

4.  As I see it . . .

Each day our work is to enlarge our capacity to channel the One Life through us by our willingness and determination to go just a little farther than we have gone before. Our future is determined by what we are thinking, believing and saying today.

The ones who can mentally embody the most are the ones who experience the most that Life has to offer. Therefore our work is not about getting or receiving more, but rather is a matter of providing a larger avenue for It to flow through.

Consciousness animates matter. ~ Jacob Glass

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