I was told long ago to walk the walk not just talk the talk.
I was told long ago to walk the walk not just talk the talk.
Grace comes in parts -listening grace, grace of thoughts, grace of words and grace of deeds.
Each of these begin from the quiet peace within our hearts. As we move through our lives we should seek within our hearts with Listening Grace for the inspiration, correct timing and direction. When are at peace, and centered within our hearts, we can await to hear or feel the gentle nudging or direction of Divine Spirit which shows us what is the best path to follow(Grace of deeds). We are asked to wait to be shown the best words to say unto another (Grace of words).
When we live in listening grace, we are able to move through life, living with love, peace and compassion for others. We learn to observe the world around us with the innocence of a child, with ears to hear and eyes to see purely what is happening around us. We live without judging or creating scenarios as to what others think or why they act, until the Greater Part is shown (Grace of thoughts).
We learn to wait with Listening Grace to be shown the greater picture and our part within the Greater picture or in any situation. In doing so, when we do speak or act, it is uplifting to all.
This does not mean losing or giving up anything in our lives, but having them enhanced 1000 fold or more. We have all come forth from the Creator which means we are all part of the whole and connected to each other. We all have roles to play and lessons to learn.
Grace means we no longer struggle to try to understand or control the world, which has resulted in the chaos we see each day. Grace means we remember that we are of Divine Origins and we are returning to claim our birthright.
Grace means we understand the unity of all Life and that in order for Heaven to manifest upon this Earth it is required that all act together for the betterment of whole. The whole being not only humanity, but the planet, the air, the water, the animals and all non human life, upon and within the earth, the birds in the sky, the life in the oceans.
It is time to realize a part of the Divine Creator resides within us. Learn to Discern the voice of the Creator from the lower ego and thoughts of fear and fighting. Through Grace we feel the Light and the Love of the Creator as it springs forth from our hearts to guide our thoughts, words and deeds.
The process can be as easy as walking through a door,the end of the struggle of duality. Or it can be a long process which is a step by step journey home,the choice is always yours.
It begins with the simple prayer of asking the Creator’s will not your will be done in you, by you and through you. Ask to be strengthened and protected from that which would harm you or keep you from unity with the Creator. These energies which are not of Divine Origin and prevent us from living a Divinely inspired life includes our own ego.
It does not mean we stop living our lives and sit in a room and meditate all day, although if that is an option you choose it is a good choice. We can help others through prayer and meditation, asking for the love and light of the Divine to be in the world. We can also have a larger affect by Being the change, Light and Love we want to see in the world We do this by living as Life of Love for All Life, each day doing that which is our job or hopefully our inspired joy, and interacting with others and sharing our Love and Light. For the world to change, the change must begin within us, and then we must allow the Light and Love within us to shine to inspire others to want to seek change.
I read a recent analogy that I thought was appropriate. If we are in a canoe and don’t have a paddle we go no where, we stagnate. If we decide not to paddle or contribute to the effort of moving the canoe forward we may begin to drift backwards or again stagnate in the same place. However, if we put our paddle in the water even if we don’t know what we are doing in the beginning, we can learn and move forward and have a successful and enjoyable journey.
I would compare the water to life and the canoe to our consciousness. We can move through life simply working and doing the same things over and over again until they no longer bring us joy for we feel stagnate in our life. We may even get angry and make drastic changes that ultimately disrupt in a negative way our lives and the lives around us. The other option is that we seek something within us, something to inspire us and show us a new and joyous direction Our paddle that moves us forward in our life, and that is a connection to our inner wisdom and spiritual guidance.
The key is living with Listening Grace for the Divinely guided moments in any situation or experience to be of Greater Service or to connect with a person or situation in a loving and unifying experience. We soon realize in this state of Grace that we are enjoying the abundance of Blessings of the Divine in our lives which is our Birthright.
God, give me the grace to accept with serenity
To the right I have written of Grace as that gift from God which brings us into the Blessings of God’s Love and Light in our Lives which guides us to freedom, peace and unity, creating Heaven on Earth in our lives.
Serenity is the feeling of inner peace, calmness and tranquility.
Serenity and Grace go hand in hand. Through Grace we find serenity in our lives and through finding place of serenity we allow Grace to enter our lives and guide us.
We all know the Serenity Prayer in its abbreviated form but there is also a longer form.
God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.
It is through God’s Grace that we can live a life of serenity. A life of serenity comes by doing Divine will instead of serving our own ego or will. We begin to live one moment at a time – living God’s will without trying to control the outcome of all situations. This brings us serenity and peace.
When we choose to seek serenity and grace in our lives we find we want to live in this state more and more. We begin to understand we no longer need to control the world and others and we allow others to choose as we are allowed by our Creator to make choices.
Trusting that through God’s Grace, as we live inspired by the Creator’s Grace – all things will be made right and we will experience Divine Blessings in our lives, as will others. This brings us serenity and peace.
It is when we seek to control situations that we live from fear and separation instead of love and unity. Love and Unity are part of Grace. When Grace,Love and Compassion fill our heart, Divine Love can shine through and bring peace and serenity into our lives and relationships.
Not just today but ALWAYS.
Peace be with you.