What is Grace? A granddaughter’s name. A state of being. So hard to define. You know when you are in it and you miss it when you are not. It is “amazing.”
Most of my life was lived in the grace of family. The business of daily life. Now that my children are “grown and flown” grace is about solitude, quietness and the time to create.
I’ve spent the last year and a half living in a state of grace and have come to realize that not all time is linear–often it is divine timing. Adjusting to this way of measuring time requires recognizing the power of synchronicity and gratitude.
In order to co-create the life you want, you have to have faith in the power of setting intentions and not being attached to the outcomes. Creating space for grace to fill.
How does one manage all of this? With patience, practice and creating habits that instill stillness. Meditation works–some days. But sometimes meditation is in movement–walking, yoga, skiing, and hiking work for me. Journalling and a gratitude practice foster it. It is found in listening instead of talking–a practice for me!
These lyrics have spoken to me my entire life for different reasons at different times.
Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
T’was blind but now I see
T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear
And Grace, my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
Through many dangers, toils and snares
We have already come.
T’was grace that brought us safe thus far
And grace will lead us home…
Grace has lead me home, to myself, a journey that is far from over that would not have been endurable without the divine timing of grace.
6 thoughts on “Amazing Grace”
Is this my time of grace ? I wonder !!
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Sometimes we don’t see it’s presence until later.
Lovely, Elizabeth! That song is powerful and brings tears of joy to me every time I hear it.
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I’ve had it played at important ceremonies in my life. 💕
A favorite song, especially with bagpipes! Thank you for this poignant entry about grace, Like Jen with her foster babies, loving them so much -to then return them to their mothers. Acts of grace, prayer in action, faith. Listening. xo
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People like Jen epitomize grace.