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Grace is one of the most meaningful and incredible things we can embrace and understand. And while there is still so much that I don’t know about grace (since it is not something that we can grasp mentally, but we have to recognize and experience), I feel inspired to speak about it because right now (given what is happening in our nation and world), we can all use a little extra grace in our lives and be reminded that Grace is at work right now for us, whether we fully realize it or not.
I did not truly begin to even think about grace until I experienced specific times of suffering. And it was by Grace that took me out of those times. And this is the beauty of Grace for everyone reading these words. Grace is an important topic because it is such a big part of our lives and our ability to live more purposefully and with greater joy.
It is through grace that we can experience blessings, miracles and answered prayers. And it is through Grace that we can find greater meaning and enter into a space where we can begin living a life more of our choosing and experience more of the “good” that life has to offer. ......
The beauty about Grace is that it is available to anyone, at any time, no matter how rough or smooth your life has been or the mistakes you may have made. In the book, The Three Supreme Gifts, I share how Grace is one of the 4 fundamental qualities of love. That grace is not only something that we receive from God, but it is something that we can embody and share with others. And when we do so, we become a giver of empowerments and have the opportunity to make the positive impact in the world.
In The Three Supreme Gifts, I explain grace in this way:
“Grace can be defined as divine light and energy that is always in motion to benefit all in creation. When you think about, “the grace of God”, what you are understanding is how God moves the good and the bad in a wholly beneficial way.”
What this means is that when you are in grace or in the favor of God (which again is available to you in any given moment) you can still experience times of challenge because Grace moves BOTH the good stuff AND the bad stuff in your life.
Just think about the ebb and flow that has occurred in your life to get you where you are today and you’ll recognize how grace has been in motion the entire time. I think of this movement of the good and bad as a harmonious orchestra of divinely guided actions of God working through us to fulfill a purpose and that purpose is unique to each.
It is through Grace that we can essentially “start over.”
Imagine an event in your life, or a set of events, that have happened that maybe you said to yourself “boy, wouldn’t it be great if I could start all over.” Maybe have things be different.
And in this moment, you pray or look to God, or "something greater", that you know exists and you release the negative emotions attached to the event and have faith that something Greater will help clear a path for better things.
It is in that moment that you call upon Grace and it is at this point that you allow Grace to do its work in your life moving the good, moving the bad for you benefit.
While you can’t erase your past events or experiences that may have caused you suffering, what Grace does is it moves the good and the bad in the most wholly beneficial way for you and gently, or we can say “gracefully”, places you on a better path. And for many, it feels like a new life — or perhaps more accurately stated, a “renewed” life.
In my father’s experiences, which are what inspired both Love is the Seed and The Three Supreme Gifts to be written, at one point in his spiritual journey, he was absorbed into the light of, what he described as, the Eternal Gate of Grace beyond and within conditioning existence, where each are “divinely restarted.”
Now this can be explained in more detail what that actually means but what’s most important, I believe to understand is that Grace, God’s grace, is a gift available to each and can give us the opportunity to shift our life.
Grace is something that we mature into, which means all we’re required to do is what we’re doing right now and at some point, we may be called to do something else.
May this day and each of your days be filled with grace.
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