What is GRACE?
We talk about it like we actually know what it is or what it involves, but how do you know GRACE when you see it in the actions of others or hear it from their whispering lips with heads bowed or gazing skyward?
I can make a simple statement aloud, “I live in God’s Grace now and always,” and instantly feel a beautiful wave of higher-frequency energy descend over me like a misty cloud washing me clean from my head down to my toes. It’s a beautiful feeling. Try it for yourself.
Just be at peace, close your eyes and take a few slow, deep breaths, and be sincerely thankful for your presence and consciousness in the here and now.
Then make the statement above with your eyes still closed, and be aware of what your body feels like when you are in that peace-filled state of mind. Do this procedure 3 or 4 times, and see if you can notice how your body feels when you say it.
Actually I thought I would do what I usually do and offer an official definition in quotes here of what GRACE means pertaining to this beautiful feeling, but there really are no adequate definitions out there in the online theological dictionaries that can describe what I feel when GRACE washes over me, so here is MY definition of GRACE:
GRACE isn’t just a particular higher frequency of energy, it is more like an atmosphere of being—a descending cloud of extreme goodness and safeness—a sense of calmness felt at the center of your body that ALL IS WELL and YOU ARE DEEPLY LOVED.
This isn’t something or someone you have to bow to or be shamed into or guilted into obtaining from a God who judges your every thought and behavior on whether they are pure enough for HIM/HER.
GRACE isn’t something that you have to do penance for, or strip yourself bare in front of some higher determiner of your worthiness.
None of us are perfect. None of us are “without sin” to quote any preacher who ever stood before me pretending to know what he/she was speaking of while pounding on the pulpit to keep us awake.
If someone has to make you feel shameful or lesser than your true natural worth, then that person has NO idea what GRACE actually is, and likely never will.
Grace is always there for you—ALL the time. You simply have to realize it and learn to call it to you.
GRACE is true PEACE. GRACE is unquestioned LOVE—free of judgment or conditions.
You already are in GRACE if you can only recognize yourself as such and allow it to flow lovingly over you.
‘Being GRACE’ is a goal—a mind-state—I hope to someday achieve once I learn to get out of my own way.
As can you.