grace

Illuminating the soul with a deep awareness

Usually grace beings by illuminating the soul with a deep awareness, with its own light.

~ Diodicus, 5th c.

The gift of well-being

Nature and grace are viewed as flowing together from God. They are both sacred gifts. The gift of nature ... is the gift of "being"; the gift of grace, on the other hand, is the gift of "well-being." Grace is given to reconnect us to our true nature.

~ from CHRIST OF THE CELTS by J. Philip Newell

Grace is the breath of God

Grace is the breath of God, a divine force that moves through us, within us, and around us. Grace holds the potential to heal our souls, our minds, and our hearts, as well as the dynamics within relationships and other life circumstances. We are natural channels of grace. The monasteries that are dedicated to prayer for the world and the people in them are continual channels for grace in this world. These individuals know that while they are in that state of prayer, grace can flow through them and into the world at large.

~ Caroline Myss

Flood with divine creativity

Reality is permeated, indeed flooded, with divine creativity, nourishment, and care.

~ from CONFLICT, HOLINESS, AND POLITICS by Marcus Borg

Grace is not a thing to come to you

Grace is not a thing to come to you. It is ever showering on you. You have only to be conscious of it. May God grant you this faith and this consciousness.

~ Swami Ramdas

Where people have lived in inwardness

... where people have lived in inwardness the air is charged with blessing and does bless ...

~ May Sarton, in COLLECTED POEMS

Where grace can flow

Put yourself in a place where grace can flow.

~ Robert Lax
Poems (1962-1997)
By Robert Lax

Every tree is full of angels

Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb.

~ from A Tree Full of Angels, Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S.B

May 2010: Vol. XXIII, No. 5

Warm greetings, dear Friends! Grace abounds on this sparkling spring day. Rachel Naomi Remen, in her book Kitchen Table Wisdom, writes about the story of a poor man walking along a dusty road one day, wondering whether he would have anything to eat that evening, when suddenly the gods took pity on him and dropped a bag of gold in his path. He was not ready to receive this gift, however, and detoured around it without investigating, thinking himself fortunate to have avoided stumbling over such a large rock in his path. Our lives are full of such a "bags of gold" appearing in our path, but they rarely look like the gifts they are. Sometimes they even appear to be just the opposite, and only looking back do we perceive their value. As we meet in the Silence, let us seek the vision to recognize the many gifts of grace with which we are richly blessed every day.

Experiencing grace

Experiencing grace involves the expansion of consciousness of self to all of one's surroundings as an unbroken whole, a consciousness of awe from which negative mindstates are absent, from which healing and groundedness result. For these reasons grace has long been deemed "amazing."

~ from STATES OF GRACE by Charlene Spretnak
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