Seeing the Bigger Picture
If you spent your entire life seeking Grace it would not be a wasted one. You see when striving for anything in life you will always come across obstacles. One of the main ways to overcome these obstacles is to remain patient, at peace with both yourself and the resistance. It took me a long time to look at any external resistance as an opportunity for internal growth. Not until later in my life did I understand that approaching situations with Grace allows me to see the bigger picture.
Approaching situations with Grace gives me the ability to think about which path is the correct one. You will always come to a fork in the road but it's only when you approach each fork with patience, persistence and Grace will you overcome the real obstacles stopping you from living your dream. ~ Mike
What exactly is grace?
What is more comforting than friends, more attentive than a lover, more healing than good health, more awe-inspiring than the most beautiful music, more precious than diamonds, more brilliant than sunlight and more joyful than happiness? For many people, it is grace. But what exactly is grace?
Grace is the spiritual freedom that arises when you realize that life is a gift. From this awareness you seek to live in harmony with the power that creates the cosmos. From this friendship arises a profound feeling of happiness as well as spiritual, emotional and mental freedom. For years, I have sought to find a simple, elegant definition for grace. Like breathing, which is a process of inhalation, exchanging gases and exhalation, grace is a process of Awakening, experiencing Bliss and Creating with Compassion. Grace is Awakening - Grace is awakening to the natural order of the universe.
This awakening allows you to understand, appreciate, and accept reality rather than clinging to illusions. Awakening to reality creates cognitive harmony, in which everything makes sense, as opposed to cognitive dissonance, in which conflicting world views collide. Grace is a prolonged "ah-ha" moment. Grace is Authenticity - If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. Grace is Balance - When you are in balance, you are in grace. This balance is dynamic equilibrium rather than a steady state. Often, this balance seems a paradox: joy and sorrow, fear and love, give and take, dark and light, yin and yang. Grace is Bliss - Grace is a state of being that feels like serene happiness, the ecstasy of salvation, and spiritual joy.
Being in grace feels like bliss. Grace is Born Again - For many, the experience of grace feels like one is born again. One is born again when fear, anger and cynicism die and hope, faith, and charity are born. To be born again is to be born into the realization that the power that creates the universe (Nature, God) supports you and that if you align with these forces, you can co-create a life of abundance and joy.
~ Prerana Chakraborty
Turning of Signs & Signs of Turning
Our Saving Grace: E=Mcg2
I bet we'll discover that
I have clear memories of being too young to understand the consoling thoughts in my own mind. I wondered about the source but I was comforted. I truly believe that Grace has been right here with me.
It's omnipresent and omnipotent - I believe that it must be one and the same energy that we know to run through our meridians, filtered by our chakras. Grace is the physical manifestation of that omnipresent force that we believe to be our Creator. It's pure trust and speculation on my part based on my experience of the animating force that I have had within me all my life. I have often wondered if Grace is the sum of all of my parts. I believe it's my reflective expression of the Divine. Our Grace can be so clear and so strong that it becomes our presence. It is the purest manifestation of Soul.
When we learn and understand how to integrate and grow in our virtues, we'll see how the evolution of Grace is relative to matter and energy which delivers to the beneficiary, all the best vibes. ~Barbara
Grace and the Revolution of Consciousness
Grace is such a beautiful word. I’ve always loved it. It’s pretty to look at, especially in script. It has a pleasing sibilance on the tongue. And it has a number of lovely meanings. If I’d had a daughter I would have called her Grace.
Moving through time and space with poise, presence and a focus within the moment is what physical grace means to me, like an elegant ballet dancer, placing all her weight ‘en point’. This requires hours of dedicated practice and commitment to achieve. Moving through life with a sensitivity to that which is around you, interacting with everything on your path in an exquisite ever changing dance, is a graceful choice that requires the same commitment. It’s a pleasing and magnetic way to be compared to stumbling through life, lashing out blindly and blundering into things. Like ballet, though, it can look effortless to those not in the know about the rigour required.
Spiritual Grace is often referred to as the mercy granted from the Divine to the undeserving. A kind of get out of jail free card, no karma payment required. This definition doesn’t please me so much. It implies an unworthiness or a sin that I do not believe in. I do, however, believe in ignorance. I believe in a kind of soul sleep or unconsciousness. Sin isn’t a word that resonates for me, despite the horrors the world reveals on repeat. I know mine isn’t always a popular opinion, but that’s a discussion for another time.
I prefer the idea of a spiritual grace that is more of an invitation from the Divine to remember our true nature as Love, and our Oneness with all things. I believe this Grace only requires the smallest willingness from us to concede ego to Spirit, to open the door even if only a crack. A crack that allows the Light to illuminate all that isn’t Love, revealing the insubstantiality of the shadows we believe to be to be so threatening.
This small act of our will to align with the Higher Will of God/Goddess can collapse time, the years that might have been necessary to fulfil karma, and create instant miracles in the twinkling of an eye. A soul awakens, a terminal illness heals, a closed heart blossoms under the influence of unconditional love for the first time and this ardour remains fervent throughout their life, a life that also touches others with the same springtime awakening that then creates a domino effect in a revolution of consciousness. The Course in Miracles calls this ‘the Holy Instant’. And that’s all it takes. One instant of surrender, one small yes, one slight turning toward the light and away from the dark, and miracles become natural everyday events.
Grace is such a beautiful word.
Hold on <3 trust Grace to lead us home
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The interaction of daily life flows with such grace. Each moment bringing their own beauty. Whether it be the shimmering star that winked just for you. Or the stop light that turned red right after you passed it. Do you notice how each even coincidentally pertains to your perspective? Maybe how many experiences morals are just confirming your conclusion forthcoming? Ah the grace of the machine we call life. Sit back and watch time unfold to that grand scene we know as continuance. For beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The grace is found within you, coexisting with life as you know it.
Qingauiit by Tudjaat
"It's an Inuit song about a man who is cold, but finds warmth. Grace is warmth." ~ Raven's Sacred Voice