15 Nov Grace
Grace is the manner of our Heart’s presence within us. ~ Siraj
It is hard for most of us to fathom our mistakes and how deeply they run in our lives, how our mistakes affect us at all levels of our living. But they do. We have mechanisms for hate, revenge and fear…but not for the grace of forgiveness. The grace that allows for kindness and brings us the opportunity to live in a new direction. Grace is the aura that offers insight and radiates loving kindness that allows us to be merciful to ourselves and to others.
To invite the state of grace to our lives we must be willing to put Love ahead of hate. It is that simple. To allow the state of Love to be more significant than hate is the true cause for living. Through this effort we live in the blessed state of grace.
Grace is the result of an immersion of our attentions into the state of silence. ~ Siraj
Only through the grace that is afforded us through silence do we come to that place where we can be touched by a compassion that overwhelms our human heart and brings forth authentic healing. Thanksgiving, forgiving, grace and mercy are all healing presences. They are not achieved, they are realized and discovered through devotion to an authentic spiritual practice.
The power of grace is the breath of mercy. From here everything changes. Our lives begin to reflect benevolence and generosity. Nothing could bring our life into more meaning than living in favor with our intelligence. When I use the word “intelligence” here, I am talking about the complete merging of Heart with no-mind, from which a new sense of intelligence emerges and we begin to live and breathe from a state of inner Being rather than the conditions of the outer world and our body.
Grace brings with it the touch of Love to everything. ~ Siraj
The single most important aspect of grace is the inner peace that it brings as we let go of worry and fear and allow compassion and thanksgiving to be the motivation of all we do. We learn to live with the human and still experience the Divine.
This is the true sign of intelligence.
It may take a thousand “corrections” a day to keep us from our worry and fears. But each time we correct our inward course we become a little stronger in the Way. This is deeply important to understand. We can maintain the Way through mercy and kindness. We become merciful and kind when we are willing to take our cues from the “pauses” and “gaps” we experience during meditation into our daily living. In these “gaps” and “pauses” we find the ultimate beauty of Life itself.
Mercy brings grace. In mercy we find the grace that enlightens our entire life and lifetime with Love…pure, utter Love. Nothing could be more important to any of us. Nothing. It is this no-thingness that sustains the ability to know the other shore that lives within us all. To miss this in the course of a lifetime is to bring sorrow into our existence.
Living takes real courage. ~ Siraj
This courage has nothing to do with survival, but with living to mature past fear and hatred. Those who have the courage to live…have the vision to understand that Love is the All of our existence.
Invite grace to have its way with you - meditate in order to step away from the fears instilled in you through DNA & genetics
Allow meditation to fill you with mercy and kindness - feel the state of kindness within you and allow it to overshadow the emotionality of genetics
Practice gratitude and compassion...they are the very nature of your being
Give the world what it needs...the Heart of your grace and wisdom