C.Faith Holland

Soul Coaching

Thought for Today 1.26.15 January 26, 2015

Review and Renew With Gratitude:

No matter what my current reality is – no matter how frustrating, painful, threatening or terrifying it is in the moment – there is one thing I know I can count on: THE MAJORITY OF LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL AND WORKS. My problem, and I’m sure this happens to others, is that in times of perceived trouble, I don;t always see the beauty. It’s not that it isn’t there, it’s just that I don’t see through the morass of my own reality to the underlying perfection that always resides.

It amazes me how situation-centric and myopic I can be about distressing things; how I can sit in the midst of beauty and focus entirely as what I view as uncomfortable. Even as I write this, an issue in my life is weighing heavily on me, and I know that if I intend to live aware and grateful, I must take steps to right this situation. This does not mean I need to fix it, rectify it or reason through it (although all of those things will eventually be required). What it means is that I need to put it into perspective with everything else. The sun still shines, the leaves are budding, I am healthy and vibrant, my life is good and at times such as these, it is an absolute necessity to bring my focus to the whole of my life and not just one isolated circumstance.

Now is the time to review and renew that old mantra I was taught as a child to use as a tool. Now is the time to “STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN.” Stop obsessing on a situation, stop justifying my stance, stop replaying it over and over and stop complaining about it. Look around. Look at the beauty, the vibrancy, the abundance, the light. And listen – listen to that inner voice that calls forward the gift of life, being and joy. Love, peace, beauty, energy, abundance and light surround me and await my recognition of it. Suddenly the situation – whether health, wealth, creative expression or relationship – takes on the proportion it deserves instead of the bulk I have bestowed upon it. Suddenly life is filled yet again with beauty. The situation did not change; my perspective changed, and my perspective is what creates the quality of my life experience. BLESSINGS. ~Dr. Kenn Gordon ~ Science of Mind

Remind myself

 

Passage for Today 10.28.14 Day 28 of our 30 Day Commitment to PEACE October 28, 2014

“Making peace with where you are does not mean that you LIKE where you are necessarily. Nor does it mean that you are not taking positive steps to make changes. This is more about the inner-journey than the outer one. Hating your body fat will not release you from it. Hating your debt will not pay it off. Resenting your boss will not get you a new job. Despising the disease in your body will not heal it. Criticizing your mate or children will not get them to fall in line with your plans for what a relationship “should” look like.
Making peace means the end of waging war. You seem to forget that peace is very active. Peace is not a deadness or lack of vibrational vitality. True peace brings mental clarity, sane thinking and it is an energy that opens the doors of the Divine Forces of Creativity where there was nothing but a brick wall before. [this is my favorite part]…..Making peace with where you are means fully standing in the place where you are, planting your feet there and breathing it in long enough to find your balance and to contact the Divine Center within you so that you can respond rather than react. There is a very wise Taoist saying; ” A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step”. Your Holy Guide within will orchestrate and choreograph each one of those steps forward to the degree that you are willing to slow down enough to seek Guidance and then follow the Directions as they come – even if they scare you or make no sense.” ~ Jacob Glass ~ Starve the Bully, Feed the Champion
Love and Fear
 

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 2.17.14 February 17, 2014

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1. A clear mind heals everything that needs to be healed. It can never be fooled into believing that there is one speck out of order. ~ Byron Katie

2. We can make up any story we want. None of our stories are true…

3. Fear reLIES on the limited interpretation…

4. One of the best ways to gain self-confidence is to do what we are afraid of doing.

5. Relax without laziness… Focus without tension… Perceive without projecting.. Witness without judging… Enjoy without craving… Reflect without imagining… Love without condition.. Give without demanding… Receive without possessing… Serve without self-seeking… Challenge without dominating…Meditate without identity… Correct without blaming… Overcome without pride…Laugh without cynicism… Cry without pity… Confront without hatred… Guide without superiority… Be without self-defining… Live without arrogance… Enter without self-importance… Depart without regret… Be one with God ~ Mooji

6. Today We Affirm: There is a Dynamic Power and Presence in the Universe that I call God. God is good. Life is good – and I am good. I am not weak, nor damaged, not insane, nor a sinner. I am capable and powerful. I am a Child of the God of Love. All things are possible for me and I create a wonderful life for myself through this Divine Love within me. My heart is full of overflowing Love for all of Life. Love is everywhere and I am lovable and loving. Today I am channeling this Love, therefore my Presence is healing, soothing, uplifting and joyful to those around me. Today is a delightful day of unfolding good. ~ Jacob Glass

 

listening to Self

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 2.11.14 February 11, 2014

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1. Ending an Agreement: When one person no longer wants to keep an agreement, the agreement is off. You can’t hold another person against his or her will. If you try to do so, you will push love away. Love survives the ending of agreements, if you will allow it to. If you won’t, you only cheat yourself. ~ Paul Ferrini

2. When you meet another it is yourself that you meet. There is no mind that is not your mind, and all of your mind must learn and accept a healing. That is why there is a plan. That is why a curriculum has been established. And that is why there is a call for devoted teachers.

3. Faith dissolves doubt and worry. When we Treat, when we believe, then we RELAX in total assurance that our Answer is forthcoming. Don’t keep opening the oven to see if the bread is baking. Don’t keep digging up the seed to see if it’s sprouting. This is INTERFERING – it is RESISTANCE. And it STOPS the process. Let it go in peace and assurance within. Go about your daily life KNOWING that what you’ve sown IS already beginning to grow and bear fruit in the invisible -and it WILL, in perfect timing, bear fruit in the physical. ~ Jacob Glass

4. You are teaching, and you teach all of the time. You teach what you are. Teach only love. Teach only joy. The joy of teaching will be yours when you teach joy.

Journey into Spirit

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 10.29.13 October 29, 2013

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1.”As a Witness, you begin to discover that you are not that which you have been observing; you are not those things that you have been noticing about your body. Instead, you are the Noticer.” ~ Wayne Dyer

 

2. You are free!  You are free to struggle. You are free to follow doubt. You are free to relax. You are free to just be who you are.

 

3. Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

4. Real love is when you’re completely committed to someone or something even when they’re acting or looks completely unlovable.

 

Wayne Dyer

 

Thoughts and Quotes for Today 10.1.13 October 1, 2013

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1. “There is a morning inside you waiting to burst open into light.” ~ Rumi

 

2. “You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” ~ Marianne Williamson 

 

3. “Listening for Truth: You are responsible for what you believe, even if you choose to believe what others tell you. So don’t be afraid to question the authority of others. No one knows better than you do what you truly need.” ~ Paul Ferrini

 

4. “I have simply stopped arguing with reality. How do I know the wind should blow? It’s blowing. How do I know this is the highest order? It’s happening. Arguing with ‘what is’ is like teaching a cat to bark. It’s not very fulfilling. I am my friend and no longer confused. The way I know that reality is good is that when I argue the point I experience tension, fear and frustration. I lose – not sometimes, but 100% of the time. It just doesn’t feel natural inside: no balance, no connection. I want reality to change? Hopeless. Let me change my thinking. Some of us mentally argue with ‘what is.’ Others of us attempt to control and change ‘what is,’ and then tell ourselves and others that we actually had something to do with any apparent change that took place. This leaves no connection or room for God in my life. In the peaceful experience of no opposition to God, I remain aware of my nature: clear, vibrant, a friend, a listener. This is the time. This is the place. This is the vastness. Right here is paradise. Always. Always. Who cares if you’re enlightened forever? Can you just get it in this moment, now?”- Katie

 

5. Throw everything away, forget about it all. Relax a little bit, give life a chance to flow its own way, unassisted by your mind and effort. Stop directing the river’s flow! Actually, being what you are is the simplest. What is difficult is to stop being what you are not. Because we wish to keep hold of our attachments. Freedom is to be free of attachments and the main attachment is to the ‘I’-self. Leave your existence to existence, stop caring for yourself so much and let the Universe care for you; it is the best mother. There has to be some trust, not just belief, because trust is intimate… ~ Mooji

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 9.13.13 September 13, 2013

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1. Perceptions: Learning the lessons life brings takes a great deal of patience and compassion. We need to realize that it isn’t easy for us to change how we perceive reality. If it was, we wouldn’t need so many lessons. Most of our lessons do not ask us to change ourselves, others or the world. They ask us to change our perception of ourselves, other people, and the world around us. ~ Paul Ferrini

 

2. Don’t be sad or afraid. Play some beautiful music. Let this moment be the only time there is. Know there is nothing to fear – reality is safe, sure and kind – you are sustained by the love of God, and you cannot be threatened in any way. Raise your arms to heaven and open like a blossom to the love and light that would fill you, heal you, and sweep your sadness away.

 

3. Don’t worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? ~ Rumi

 

4. Affirm, Believe, Relax, Receive…. 

 

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 8.22.13 August 22, 2013

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1. “When you no longer put your energy into seeking approval, you can open your arms to criticism and see it as a gift, instead of as something to disprove or defend against. When you’re genuinely humble, there’s no way that criticism can hurt you; it becomes obvious, through your own experience, that it can only help you. This is how clarity takes on life as effective action, so that you are kind to others and kind to yourself. Defense is the first act of war. Through you, I will come to know myself. It’s called integrity. I am all things. If you say one single thing that I have the urge to defend, that thing is the very pearl waiting inside me to be discovered.” Byron Katie

 

2. 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

 

3. “And let us rejoice that there is an answer to what seems to be a
conflict with no resolution possible. All things are possible to God.” 
– A Course in Miracles

 

4. “If you feel qualified to judge someone, you really have no mirrors in your home, or in your soul.”

 

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Thoughts and Quotes for Today 7.25.13 July 25, 2013

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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

 

 
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