Seeds of Grace…
There’s something about this word, Grace, that feels like a deep call from my soul, a remembering.
Each year, I choose a new word to guide me, to reach toward. A word that will help me to grow into the person I desire to become.
I chose my word(s) for this year and here we are in June; I can see already how far I’ve come with those words as my guiding force.
Yet; there is another word that keeps rising from deep inside. GRACE. I have a feeling this will be my word for 2019.
She leads me already. Whispering, guiding me, filling me up and making me feel whole.
Lean toward grace is another phrase that rises from deep within.
With all of this, its difficult to say exactly what grace is.
Even Saint Augustine asked the question….
“What is grace?
I know until you ask me; when you ask me, I do not know.” – Saint Augustine
I feel as though I’ve barely touched the surface of it.
The dictionary explains it as:
NOUN – simple elegance or refinement of movement.
VERB – do honor or credit to (someone or something) by one’s presence.
And yet, it feels much more than this.
I watch the birds fly through the air, and they move with such grace. I see the look in my pets eyes, and I see unconditional love there.
It’s something that has called me since I began this path of awakening or spiritual awareness. Its what I feel in moments of pure joy.
I feel it rising in me Every. Single. Time. that I give Reiki to a client. It’s an energy that flows from deep inside, up through my heart and out through my hands.
I once did a future visualization to meet the woman that is my guide, 20 years in my future. When I asked her name, she simply stated Grace. It wasn’t until the end of this visualization that I realized that woman is actually me, my future self, and her name is Grace. This left me in awe, and still does today!
Grace is a virtue that I long to embrace.
When I’ve experienced it, I felt unconditional love, pure joy, peace and ultimately, compassion.
I recently had a moment that deeply affected me. I was shocked at how deeply I felt these emotions and yet it gave me a profound awareness of some deep rooted emotional pain that needed to be healed. I would not have been aware of this, had I not had the experience. Through all of this, I was blessed with a friend who showed me true grace. It was through her selfless expression of grace, truth and compassion, that made all of this rise up inside of me once again.
It was another seed that had been planted.
We’ve all experienced moments of grace, even if we couldn’t exactly put our finger on it. So how do I experience it?
I experience Grace through Compassion. Beauty. Peace. Strength. Truth. Gratitude. Joy. Love. Gentleness. Kindness. All of these and so much more!
What about you? I would love to hear how you have experienced grace in your life?
The world needs more grace.
Let’s continue planting these seeds!