Meditation 11 - Moving through Life with Grace
“We spend so much of our lives fighting for everything we get, that when things come with ease they feel unnatural, but ease if how life should flow, with no resistance.” – David Scott
In yoga, we talk a lot about living in a state of grace. What is grace?
Grace commonly refers to a smooth and pleasing way of moving
“Nobody is perfect. People are going to tell you you’re perfect just the way you are, you’re not. You are imperfect. You always will be. But there is a powerful force that designed you that way, and if you’re willing to accept that, you will have grace. And grace is a gift.”
“To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good or bad. It seems almost paradoxical, yet when your inner dependency on form is gone, the general conditions of your life, the outer forms, tend to improve greatly. Things, people, or conditions that you thought you needed for your happiness now come to you with no struggle or effort on your part, and you are free to enjoy and appreciate them - while they last. All those things, of course, will still pass away, cycles will come and go, but with dependency gone there is no fear of loss anymore. Life flows with ease.” - Eckhart Tolle
Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating. The earth’s crust is self is a constant conveyor belt. While the Mid Altantic Ridge (in the Atlantic ocean) is called a constructive plate, because it creates underwater mountains from the molten earth core, The Marianas Trench (paralleling the Mariana Islands), marks where the fast-moving Pacific Plate converges against the slower moving Philippine Plate. The Pacific plate, moving at 3” per year is consumed and swallowed back into the earth and returned to molten lava.
“The Japanese potter spends so much time and energy, artistically crafting the outside of the teapot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds what we desire.” – David Scott
“Clearing clutter—be it physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual—brings about ease and inspires a sense of peace, calm, and tranquility.” - Laurie Buchanan, PhD
“Be the moon in somebody's night. Be the yusr (ease), in somebody's usr (hardship).” - Yasmin Mogahed
Ease & Grace - This is a time to learn and adapt. You are being guided to slow down, take your time, take in the current moment, and allow space for events to occur. You often put too much pressure and expectation on yourself, and this is not required. Also, with constant effort and rush, you’ll find yourself becoming overwhelmed and tired. When you are too forceful, you use up too much energy, and that may hinder your progress at this time. If you are in a difficult situation at work or with other people, don’t feel you have to prove your skills, talents, or worth. Just step back and breathe, and through grace you will be seen, understood, and recognized for who you truly are.
You are being guided to flow like water. Don’t feel the need to rush or force your way ahead—a gentle approach will be more rewarding. Have patience and move with subtlety and grace. Your angel guide is encouraging you to see life as a dance. One step at a time, you will make your way through this incredible journey, learning more and growing along the way. How can you move with more elegance? How can you slow down? How can you bring more grace and poise to your current situation? This is a time to soften, breathe, and move in a way that is steady but flowing. This information may come as a surprise or even a challenge to you, but your angels know it will be beneficial for what is coming your way next.
Deck: Angel Guide Oracle
“Dear God, please don't let me be too busy to recognize your blessings, or hear your voice.” - Germany Kent
“Weeping can be classified as either a sign of weakness or a sign of strength by what you do after the weeping.” - Ikechukwu Izuakor, Great Reflections on Success
“Hope is the grace of endurance in the stormy days that keep us walking until we see a rainbow, knowing we made it to the other side of doubt.”
“Those who flow as life flows know they need no other force.” Lao Tzu
“Energy flows where intention goes.” Rhonda Byrne
“Everything is temporary. The emotions you are feeling right at this moment, thoughts streaming across the canvas of your mind right, people in your life, and your scenery. They flow into your life and and they flow away, in the dance of impermanence. Grace is moving through life in harmony and with acceptance of these changes. Like a surfer, flowing with the force of a wave and carrying them forward in graceful balance. Let it come, let it go, let it flow.” David Scott
“Flow doesn't come to those who try to do things well, it comes to those who try to do things freely.” - Barry Michaels
It is not the strongest person who wins in life, but it is the most nimble, flexible, and adaptive person who wins in life.