IVISD Principles C&D

  1. What are the Principles beginning with the letter C? (10)
    • Change
    • Choice
    • Clarity
    • Commitment
    • Compassion
    • Completion
    • Consciousness
    • Cooperation
    • Courage
    • Creativity
  2. What are the Principles beginning with the letter D? (5)
    • Destiny
    • Detachment/Attachment
    • Dignity
    • Discipline
    • Distinctions
  3. What are the defining attributes of Change? (6)
    • Change is the ultimate and desired expectation of every coaching relationship.
    • Transformation is the process. Change is the ultimate outcome or realization.
    • The client must consciously desire change, consciously participate in change, consciously allow change and celebrate the various levels and degrees of change.
    • Change is what the client receives and allows rather than a behavior or something the client does.
    • Accepting that the larger life goal is to grow in grace and find union with all living things is the core purpose of all change. In change, we learn acceptance.
    • The fear experienced in the experience of change, or things changing, can create a barrier to Divine Love.
  4. What are the essential characteristics of Change? (8)
    • A learning and healing tool.
    • A function of universal law in operation.
    • The result of a natural process which cannot be controlled or manipulated.
    • The allowance of the energy of life to unfold and present itself in a new form or structure.
    • A process that requires knowledge and effective application of the secrets and tools of reality creation.
    • A generation from the level of the subconscious mind.
    • A shift in perception, awareness and experience occurring simultaneously to match the level of consciousness.
    • A natural occurrence that demonstrates and alters belief systems.
  5. What is required for change to occur? (3)
    • Faith - that change is possible.
    • Choice - that we are at choice; we have free will; we are always choosing.
    • Desire - that we are passionate about the desired change.
  6. What are the Four Levels of Responsibility related to Change? (4)
    • Victim's Responsibility: "I am not responsible" for anything that has happened/is happening to me.
    • Default Responsibility: "I take/accept responsibility" in this particular moment.
    • Willing Responsibility: "I will be responsible" in the moment.
    • Conscious Responsibility: "I am responsible for everything" as a matter of choice
  7. What are the characteristics of Victim's Responsibility? (4)
    • "I am not responsible"
    • This is the experience of life happening to you rather than through you.
    • It is a reaction rather than a response, generated by the experience/belief that one does not have control or choice.
    • Rests on the core belief of vicitimization.
  8. What are the characteristics of Default Responsibility? (5)
    • "I take/accept responsibility in this moment."
    • This level of responsibility is a form of resistance and is reliant on past experiences, events and people where no conscious choice was made.
    • It is another way of saying, "I feel guilty," "I feel ashamed," "I did something wrong," "I feel bad," "Nobody else wants to step up so I will."
    • At this level there is no ownership or presence to what is going on in the present moment.
    • It is a means of escape based on past experiences of being shamed or made to feel wrong.
  9. What are the characteristics of Willing Responsibility? (5)
    • "I will be responsible in the moment." - imples future rather than present.
    • At this level of consciousness there is a possibility for success.
    • It is a reflection of presence, personal ownership, and willingness to address the needs as they are presented in the moment.
    • It is a statement of willingness to contribute and influence the direction of the present situation.
    • At this level there can be an experience of power and authority for creating the desired experience.
  10. What are the characteristics of Conscious Responsibility? (5)
    • "I am responsible for everything" as a matter of choice.
    • At this level of consciousness there is a power-filled posture to create and transform every experience into Reality Creation.
    • This is a conscious, proactive involvement at all levels of being (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual) for which there is a willingness and readiness to interact, participate and contribute for the good of all involved.
    • This is the level of whole-hearted commitment.
    • It is God working through me.
  11. What are the defining attributes of Choice?
    • Every coaching relationship is a function of choice - the client's right to choose, carefully planning choices, managing choice and maximizing the choices made.
    • Choice is a focused intention that provides the creative ingredient and energy at the foundation of all action.
    • Without choice there can be no movement.
    • With choice, all conscious and subconscious programming is rendered void, enabling the client to take conscious steps forward.
    • In the primary coaching model of WHO (who is the client); WHAT (what does the client really want) and HOW (how will the client achieve the desired outcome), choice is an essential ingredient.
    • Choice is directly linked to and produces the manifestation of beliefs.
    • Whatever is held in consciousness, whatever one believes about self, life, and the world at large will influence or dictate choice. However, by making a new, conscious choice, one can override beliefs which have been long held producing negative or undesirable experiences.
  12. What are the essential characteristics of Choice? (4)
    • The essential ingredient of reality creation.
    • The cornerstone of all success.
    • The manifestation of active and passive beliefs.
    • The override or default switch of all habits, programming, conditioning, judgments, limitations and beliefs.
  13. Whar are the defining attributes of Clarity?
    • Clarity is a function of being able to see the end at the beginning with a conscious recognition and understanding of what motivates and supports a particular behavior or activity.
    • Clarity is a function of intuition which give foreknowledge of what is both visible and invisible.
    • Clarity is integral to integrity.
    • Clarity is the ability and willingness to recognize and activate the truth of your being despite physical evidence to the contrary.
    • Indications of clarity: self trust is deepened and experienced; you will not judge your level of clarity based on the response of others; personal values and integrity are the guiding motivation of choices, actions and decisions.
    • Clarity is a knowing/inside experience.
  14. What are the essential characteristics of Clarity? (5)
    • A sense of knowing the truth within one's self.
    • The ability to see beyond and through perceived challenges or difficulties of the physical realm to the truth and cause of reality.
    • Knowing, sensing or experiencing the truth without benefit of or in contradiction of physical manifestations.
    • Intuitive ability and faculty.
    • Recognition and understanding of reality beyond physical facts or evidence.
  15. What are the defining attributes of Commitment?
    • A commitment requires action and the development of behaviors that are congruent and consistent with stated intentions and desired outcomes.
    • It is a matter of "walking your talk" which can only occur when there is an agreement within the self, with the self and for the self.
    • A demonstration of self-love and the opportunity to choose and follow-through with action that is congruent with intentions and desires.
  16. What are the essential characteristics of Commitment? (5)
    • A statement of personal responsibility and accountability.
    • Facilitates alignment of the four levels of energy/being with choice and action.
    • Facilitates and supports energy/presence with intention, vision, choice and action.
    • Supports and maintains inner and outer integrity, congruency and alignment.
    • Facilitates and supports maintenance of inner and outer boundaries.
  17. What are the defining attributes of Compassion?
    • It is the mental and emotional acceptance that every individual, regardless of their circumstances, experiences or behavior, is at all times engaged in the perfect unfolding of their personal, spiritual curriculum.
    • Compassion is the precursor to forgiveness. The way to compassion is forgiveness.
    • When we can apply the principles and the process of compassion to ourselves, we learn how to "be" with others in their difficulties.
    • Human compassion is a direct outgrowth of our ability to be tender, empathetic and present with ourselves.
  18. What are the essential characteristics of Compassion?(6)
    • Acceptance and recognition of the challenges of another as an essential process of growth and healing.
    • The ability to stand with and for another, without losing dignity.
    • Open-heartedness.
    • To experience the challenges and joys of another without judgment.
    • To see one's self in another without judgment.
    • An internal state of being that reflects love and the ability to forgive.
  19. What are the defining attributes of Completion?
    • Completion is the synthesis of training and experience to achieve goals and intentions.
    • The accomplishment of a certain level of those intentions.
    • Completion in any or all areas of life is a synthesis of skills and awareness.
    • One very effective way to achieve completion is mastering the ability to surrender to what is, and the awareness to know when that is appropriate.
  20. What are the essential characteristics of Completion?(6)
    • Clarity of purpose - energy needs a focus to manifest into useful form and results. Without intention results are scattered.
    • Commitment - it takes consistency and dedication
    • Trust and faith in self - lack of faith manifests as lack of results. There are times it takes several attempts to achieve results.
    • Patience and forgiveness
    • Good sense of timing - luck is largely preparation and presence.
    • Willingness to assume the best/going to the highest thought in any situation - the adjustment is in attitude, not in basic nature.
  21. What are the defining attributes of Consciousness?
    • Belief and awareness grow consciousness.
    • Consciousness is the springboard of all experiences.
    • Consciousness is the determinant of an individual's ability, capacity and willingness to co-create their reality and assume responsibility for all experiences within their reality.
    • In all circumstances, the quality, vibration and development of consciousness determines what an individual or group of individuals can do, will do and how they will approach and execute the actions undertaken.
    • The question of "who" the client is must be assessed as a function of consciousness.
    • All external or physical world realities are a mirror reflection of the individual's internal landscape or consciousness.
    • Your experience of consciousness is determined by your level of awareness of the activity of Mind within and around you.
    • Consciousness provides an energetic field and framework for the spiritual evolution of every individual.
    • Thought is the medium for the development of consciousness.
    • The primary objective of spiritual consciousness is the experience, expression and expansion of love.
  22. What are the essential characteristics of Consciousness?(8)
    • The intangible sum total of all things held in mind.
    • Determinant of ability to effectively and successfully co-create (with Spirit) one's desired reality.
    • The integration of the conscious (physical), subconscious (emotional) and superconscious minds within the individual.
    • Pure essence within the individual being.
    • The foundation of an individual's internal landscape (what one thinks, feels, and believes).
    • The omnipresence (everywhere present) of Divine Mind manifesting uniquely withn each individual.
    • Divine Mind (the presence of God) is constant motion and action as the creative source of all life.
    • The essence of universal law in motion and action.
  23. What are the defining attributes of Cooperation?
    • Identification and resolution of inner and outer resistance that supports and aligns action with a stated or desired intention, while developing self-trust, self-respect and self-support.
    • A state of being within the client.
    • It is a consciousness of movement or working together toward a desired outcome.
    • Outwardly, cooperation is the doing of the work required, while honoring the inner experience as a learning process rather than an obstacle.
    • Cooperation is the key to dismantling resistance and aligning the inner experience with outer activity.
    • While cooperation is a definite sign of willingness to move forward, it also requires a readiness to do the same. When one is not ready, inner or outer cooperation is difficult.
  24. What are the essential characteristics of Cooperation?(6)
    • An inner state of being manifested as willingness.
    • Consistent action that aligns with a stated intention.
    • A process for dismantling and moving beyond resistance.
    • The foundation for developing healthy, self-supportive strategies for moving forward.
    • A demonstration of self-respect and self-value.
    • A process for building self-trust and self-worth.
  25. What are the defining attributes of Courage?
    • Courage refers to the ability to move forward toward a desired intention or experience in the face of great challenge or risk.
    • Courage is the pre-requisite of creating and realizing victory.
    • The ability to act and take action in ways that defy or challenge current perceptions, judgments, and limited beliefs is defined as courage.
    • The ability to do what you must do before you are forced to do it.
    • Courage always requires a choice and action.
  26. What are the essential characteristics of Courage?(4)
    • Willingness to act in the face of opposition.
    • Act of self-affirmation in the face of discouragement.
    • Living inner authority in an external experience.
    • Ability and willingness to act in the face of fear.
  27. What are the defining attributes of Creativity?
    • Thought is the creative force of the universe. All thought is creative.
    • Creativity is the ability to receive, hold, emit and transmit thought at a vibratory level which ultimately results in manifestation at the physical level.
    • Conscious creativity is a function of knowing the Self within and, knowing the truth that the Self is the presence of Divine Mind (God).
    • Divine Mind is the creative power of the universe of life.
    • Conscious creativity requires: mental/emotional awareness and acceptance of Divine Mind; acknowledgment of the laws through which Divine Mind operates; Clarity regarding the presence of Divine Mind as the inner Self; mental and emotional balance; the conscious reliance on principles such as faith, trust, peace, harmony and love within the consciousness.
  28. What are the essential characteristics of Creativity?(3)
    • The energy of thought, belief and action that leads to new life and new life energy.
    • The act of bringing forth from the unknown.
    • Creating form from the formless.
  29. What are the defining attributes of Destiny?
    • A deep desire or interest
    • Calling, purpose, fate
    • The underlying principle of each individual destiny is the same: to experience, express, receive and offer love and joy.
    • Something that will not go away
    • Something which must be done or experienced.
  30. What are the defining attributes of Detachment/Attachment?
    • Detachment is the experience of having no attachment to the process or outcome.
    • Detachment represents the willingness to release and/or surrender all subjective perceptions (beliefs, meanings, definitions) in order to discern the truth or symbolic meaning in a specific situation.
    • Detachment is a process of going with the flow.
    • In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty.
    • Attachment is the mental/emotional bonding, joining or holding to a specific experience or outcome based on perceptions of right/wrong; good/bad; pleasurable/painful, etc.
    • Attachment often causes an argument with reality that results in anger, confusion, internal conflict and stress.
  31. What are the defining attributes of Dignity?
    • Dignity refers to the inherent nobility, sacredness, and divinity of both the client and the coach.
    • It is the sense of well-being and worth that each individual brings to the relationship, which must be upheld in the relationship.
    • Dignity refers to the individual's assessment of their own worth and value and the ability to communicate and sustain the same while interacting with others.
    • When dignity is challenged, the experience is "embarrassment."
  32. What are the essential characteristics of Dignity?(7)
    • Poise
    • Grace
    • Elegance
    • Understated confidence
    • Comfort in social situations
    • Comfortable deferring to others, when appropriate
    • Easily able to change social role (leader, supporter, co-worker, spouse, partner, etc.)
  33. What are the defining attributes of Discipline?
    • An opportunity to develop and experience inner and outer alignment while imprinting a specific state of being in consciousness.
    • Discipline is both an internal and external experience and activity built upon steadfast adherence to the focus of intentions.
    • The cornerstone of discipline is an organized thought process, supported by life-giving and life-sustaining emotions which inspire the individual.
    • Mental and emotional discipline is essential to long term, far-reaching transformation and achievement.
    • Mental discipline requires control of one's thoughts which come with mindful and conscious practice.
    • Emotional discipline is the result of the ability to consciously survey one's internal landscape in order to identify and eliminate habitual reactions to past regrets or future fears.
    • Physical discipline requires the conscious repetition of actions or activities until a new pattern is imprinted at the mental and physical level of being.
    • Discipline comes from doing!
    • It is an active function of the alignment of vision + will + choice + commitment which results in a specific action taken or from actions which are consciously not taken.
    • Discipline is a function of the mental and emotional commitment to a desired outcome and the ability to make conscious choices which align the total being with the intention to experience the outcome.
  34. What are the essential characteristics of Discipline?(7)
    • A demonstration of self-support and self-worth.
    • Conscious order in support of intentions, desires and personal integrity.
    • An opportunity to experience alignment and congruence internally and externally.
    • Repetitive practice to imprint a state of being in consciousness.
    • Demonstration of internal alignment with priorities and intentions.
    • Opportunity to develop and enhance mental and emotional focus.
    • Opportunity to develop and experience inner and outer alignment with choice.
  35. What are the defining attributes of Distinctions?
    • A distinction is a marked/recognized difference between elements, experiences, circumstances and people.
    • The ability to make clear distinctions provides the client with the ability to identify and recognize opportunities.
    • The two most essential distinctions a coach must make and bring to the client's awareness are: the distinction between truth, fact and interpretation; the distinction between what matters and what does not matter to the client.
  36. What are the essential characteristics of Distinctions?(7)
    • Recognition and understanding of similarities and differences.
    • Facilitates conscious choice.
    • Eliminates habitual thoughts and reactions, thereby, generating authentic responses.
    • A sign and outgrowth of spiritual and emotional maturation.
    • The foundation of elegant experiences.
    • Supports the development and experience of personal empowerment.
    • Facilitates disassociation from the past.
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