The Power of Amazing Grace

In that moment of grace,it feels like the door of ‘heaven’ opens up to allow us a glimpse of our sacredness and goodness within.It is a time when we are actually touching the inner chamber of the heart(soul,spirit,God,etc…)This is what is meant by the grace-filled moment.It is when we do not run away from either the profundity of intense pain or wondrous bliss but instead look directly into its compelling mysterious force which could make us act spontaneously with tenderness,softness,gentleness and humble courage.We surrender to the power of letting go(relinquishing sense of control),allowing what is to be will be! Grace usually acts with and in kindness to do something benevolent and beneficial for spiritual evolution and human betterment for self and others.This is truly the most beautiful experience on the stage in the journey to find our True Self!

In humility we might fall to our knees simply by hearing a word such as ‘love’,peace’,’kindness’,’God’and be overwhelmed with gratitude.In these moments,the barriers that we have been so conditioned to barricade the heart with might start its shattering process to allow the heart to break completely open in order to be purified!

We are all being called quietly within,not one human being will be exempted or deprived of this moment of Grace if we allow ourselves to listen attentively away from the noise.

In my experience of Grace, was when I was crying on the plane non-stop during the very long flight from Jeddah,Saudi Arabia back home to Vancouver,Canada (Novemeber 1998).I was shamefully feeling like a failure,worthless and broken,lost in life.Yet despite that dark period, I felt a sense of sacred surrendering overwhelming me,asking of me to let go to the goodness, the humility,the whatever I had to face.It felt like I could see a tiny spark of Light at the end of the tunnel.I could feel my heart breaking,tearing apart immensely which I believed was the shattering process of the walls of my heart beginning to crumble down warranting a complete fearless opening to face myself.

It is the power of Grace that gives us the clarity to see the truth that for a long time we had been blinded by and how lost we are in the illusory world.

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Author of the book To Resurrect the True Self

Grounded in Love

How do we find ourselves reacting when we are feeling down,lonely,miserable,anxious,worried,troubled,despairing,etc.It might be that our first reaction would be to be kept occupied/distracted,pick on, project our disturbed state at others,do something unreasonable/negligent and in various other negative ways.

There is another way,the healing way,which is to stay and be aware/present with the ongoing pain and disturbances.We can acknowledge it and not fight with it,let it become a friend rather than an enemy,embrace it in tenderness and understanding that sorrow has come to ignite the flame of love,compassion,forgiveness,humility and kindness within to act wisely and not escalate the fire of disaster… hatred,anger, bitterness,resentments and selfishness.

As we welcome the pain instead of running away(not wanting to face consequences), the pain and the problem will find its way out eventually as we keep learning to deal and brace ourselves with courage and compassionate wisdom.In the meantime, we do whatever we can to find some comfort and resolution that aid the healing process,it could be to trust,to have faith or to allow yourself to be humbled.

In my spiritual walk, I faced many many adversities and persecutions,being poked fun at, taunted,called names and chided at.It felt like I was walking through a tunnel of fire scorching me from all sides,yet always getting through unscathed by remaining centred on the strength of reminding myself of the Love Within that no one or anything can destroy.Then walking out of the tunnel renewed with a fresh beginning,knowing that being grounded in Love carried me through the difficulties!

In the face of any kind suffering,we can get through with the humility of taking responsibilities,patience and resilience of not blaming(oneself or others), or be carried away in anger, self-hatred resentments,unkindness,become unforgiving,acts of malice and growing cold/hardened.When we stay grounded and be strongly aware of the courage and humble strength and goodness that we are rooted in we become sustained by it and connected to loving actions!

http://www.celestehoedenauthor.com

Author of the Book’To Resurrect the True Self’

Blessings wherever we are!

I would like to share a personal glimpse of sheerblessedness while I was on a spiritual retreat in Samoa. Iwas in the Catholic Cathedral of Apia (capital of Samoa),sitting quietly meditating, when a little Samoan boy,probably not more than ten years old and still in schooluniform, walked into the cathedral and approached theVirgin Mary statue by the altar. He fell to his kneeswith his eyes transfixed, his hands clasped together,and he looked eye to eye at the statue, so intense inprayer. Tears flowed from my eyes to watch himcommunicate silently with his heart to something sodear and reverent. That was utter joy and a blessing forme to have witnessed a picture so delicate of a boy andhis sincere heart in prayer that I cannot erase this imagefrom my mind or from the tenderness of my heart.

~~~~~ excerpt from my book,’To Resurrect the True Self’,page 326-327 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

When the eyes of our hearts open to loving-awareness,we will find miracles and blessings wherever we are.Whether the world is collapsing in uncertainties around us,we will only witness beauty and tenderness within the self!

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