Accessing Divine Grace is not something I started out in this lifetime wanting to do. In fact, in the Methodist church in which I was raised, I didn’t have a clear idea of the concept. I do remember however sometime in junior high, looking up my name, “Nancy”, in one of those little books that give you the meanings of names for babies. I found out that Nancy is short for Hannah, which in Hebrew means “full of Grace”. At the time, that did not sound like something I wanted to be full of, and I flipped through the pages looking for other names I would rather have had. Little did I know how important Grace would come to be later in life in my healing practice for myself and for my clients as a quick away to clear issues.
The metaphor that I’m shown for Grace is that it’s a warm, thick golden colored liquid that flows out across the Universe. There’s an inexhaustible supply, and is available for all of us that are ready to receive it. I call it the “Universal Trauma Solvent”, and Grace has the capacity to dissolve away the hardest trauma blocks of stuck energy, if a person is only willing to open up and receive it. It’s the “only” part that is often difficult sometimes, because so many in Western Society do not deem themselves worthy of the Divine’s unconditional love, and thus cut themselves off from Grace’s healing power.
As a diagnostic tool, when I merge with someone’s consciousness, I am often shown their personal Sea of Grace. Optimally, that sea would be a placid expanse of shining golden liquid,with perhaps the slightest hint of small waves across its surface. From that sea, one can draw a pitcher of Grace and pour its golden liquid on to the issue affecting them. I did have one male client, who decided that one pitcher at a time was too slow, so he imagined a water hose like what fireman use to douse flames instead of a pitcher. He used his version, however, to turn back on himself, in order to blast away at his issues quickly. Since he had a multitude of issues, at first, I felt that that that hose image would be fine for him. Unfortunately, he stopped sessions before he was completely cleared, as I was going to have him, at some point, be patient with the pitcher process and forgo the use of the hose.
I once had a Jewish cantor as a client, who said that while she was aware of Grace as a Christian concept, she felt there wasn’t an equivalent in her own faith. She was however, incredibly intuitive to the work we were doing, and she could feel Grace when I was pouring it over her. I asked her what it felt like, and she said “warm honey”, and that an equivalent word in Hebrew was teshuva, which literally means “return”. As part of Jewish tradition, it is a way of atoning for sin. Grace certainly has that capability in my experience, although perhaps I wouldn’t use the word “sin”. However, I have since had several other knowledgeable Jewish friends say that teshuva was not an equivalent concept to Grace, but I offer it here as an example of one person’s impression who could feel what was going on in the process as we were healing her issues.
Sometimes, when viewing someone’s Sea of Grace, it has dark black icebergs rising up from the surface of what should be a totally flat golden sea. Depending on how high the icebergs rise and how far down below the surface they extend, there may be turbulent waves crashing around where the iceberg touches the sea. My take is that the icebergs are what we would traditionally call evil, but instead I see them as frozen or stuck Grace. Once the icebergs are dissolved away by healing the trauma that caused them in the first place, the “evil” disappears.
Can I prove that the metaphors that I’m shown are true? Of course I can’t, as they’re metaphysical. However, by acting as if they are real structures, dealing with them as if they were, and doing the processes and protocols that I’m shown by the Divine, profound changes happen for me and for my clients. It’s those results for those with whom I work that I care about, not whether or not a particular structure can be proven or not.
I’d like to think that as my spiritual path has progressed, I have grown into the meaning of my name, “full of Grace” and that I’m proud that that was the name that my parents gave me. I started to write “gave me by accident”, but then if there is anything that I’ve learned along this spiritual path is that there are no coincidences. While I’m not always physically graceful, I do feel that I can impart something of its spiritual qualities to all I meet. I’d like to think that others are the better for those interactions, whether deliberate on my part or as a function of those lessons that we teach others by example.
How do you feel about receiving unconditional Love? Is it easy for you or is there a part of you that feels unworthy of such a gift?
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