What is Grace?

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.

“Happiness is when what you think, and what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
Mahatma Gandhi