Amazing grace

 

What we call grace is really the universe or life coming together a certain way locally. Sometimes, we may see just some things (the ones our mind tells us are good) as grace. Sometimes, we may see everything as grace (because it is).

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Grace is the universe or existence coming together locally in a certain way.

We can call what’s unexpected, improbable, and appreciated as grace, and exclude the rest.

In this more conventional view on grace, we can invite it in. For instance, we can invite in healing and awakening through doing the work, preparing the ground, setting the intention for it to happen, pray for it, ask for it. And if it happens, we call it grace.

We can also perceive everything as grace. Any situation, any experience, anything the mind likes and doesn’t like. This is closer to a more absolute or final view on grace. After all, if all is Spirit, all is – almost by defition – grace.

What are some other reasons we would see all of existence as grace? It’s all precious and improbable. It’s all a blessing, although sometimes – to us – a blessing in disguise. It’s all part of the divine play, lila.

So we can see some things as grace, or we can see everything as grace. And if we chose the latter, we can notice when we resist seeing something in particular as grace, and take that as opportunity for exploration. What’s the fear and belief in us? What may be more true? How is it to meet it with respect, patience, and curiosity? How would it be to see this in us and the situation triggering it as grace?

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Initial notes….

  • amazing grace
    • aspects of grace
      • (a) the universe / life coming together locally
      • (b) the mind calls it grace or not depending on view
        • sometimes, some things called grace, what it likes
        • sometimes, all as grace bc more true (cannot escape grace)
      • (c) can invite in certain forms of grace
        • although being able to invite in is grace too
    • …..

 

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What we call grace is really just the universe or life coming together a certain way locally. Sometimes, we may see just some things (the ones our mind tells us are good) as grace. Sometimes, we may see everything as grace (because it is).

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  • (d) really, cannot escape grace

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We can also perceive everything as grace. Any situation, any experience, anything the mind likes and doesn’t like. This is closer to a more absolute or final view on grace. After all, if all is Spirit, all is – almost by defition – grace.

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Initial draft…

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Whatever we call grace, it’s the universe or existence coming together locally in a certain way.

Sometimes, the mind calls just some things grace and other things are not seen as grace. This is the more conventional view. The mind may call what’s unexpected or improbable, and yet appreciated, as grace.

Sometimes, the mind perceives everything as grace. Any situation. Any experience. Anything the mind likes and doesn’t like. This is closer to a more absolute or final truth. (If all is Spirit, all is – almost by definition – grace.)

That something exists at all is grace. As is everything that exists, including us and our experiences.

Why would we see all of existence as grace? Because it’s all the divine. It’s all precious and improbable. It’s all a blessing, although sometimes – to us – a blessing in disguise. It’s all part of the divine play, lila.

In a more conventional sense, we can invite in certain types of grace – for instance healing and awakening. We can do the work, prepare the ground, set the intention for something to happen, pray for it, ask for it. And if it happens, we may call it grace.

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