All you need is love.
~ John Lennon

 

We become what we think about.
~ Earl Nightnegale

Love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength.

~ Deuteronomy

 

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Creating GraceCreating Grace

Sometimes, grace happens.

Occasionally, chance favors us and grace falls into our laps, seemingly by accident. For the other times, we can create grace. These pages are intended to help you cultivate grace.

You can wait around hoping that grace will happen, or, you can create grace at any moment.

The way to grace is so simple, it seems unbelievable. Simply love. Love yourself, your neighbors the entire universe and the process that creates it all. That's it. All the rest is commentary.

The commentary includes obstacles to love. The biggest obstacle is fear in all its forms. When you can love your fears as much as you love the stuff that's easy to love, then you will experience grace always. This is why Jesus said, love your enemy. It's easy to love lovely things. But when you can love the unlovely, then you will experience grace at all times.

As I write this, I am keenly aware that I sound like I am promoting Christianity. I'm not. I'm promoting mental liberation, emotional freedom and motivational strength. The paradox is that this is an idea that is wholly scientifically based. I have fully rejected Jesus and the whole Christian thing, the whole God is love idea. But now I get it in a new way.

Each moment exists because of quadrillions of events that allow you to breathe, to think, to read, to move. Billions of years of evolution, quadrillions of oxygen molecules, trillions of microbes cycling nutrients, billions of plants and thousands of animals (if you are a carnivore) that give you food. The blessings are so vast, and the problems so few.

Thankfully, we are wired to see the problems so that we might fix them. Our ancestors were keenly aware of the problems.

 

We become what we think about.
~ Earl Nightnegale

One of the most astonishing revelations of science is that we humans literally become what we think about. Images of our brains show that as we think, our brains form new connections. The miracle is that we can train our brains to become more perceptive of our connection to the blessings of existence. Wow! We can create grace in our lives. So the most direct path to experiencing grace is to think about grace, to focus on our blessings and on our desires.

Blessings flow all around. Each moment is made of trillions of blessings: When life showers you with gifts, it's easy to see that the universe is conspiring on your behalf. Yet even in challenging times, if you open yourself to receive it, grace will flow to you. Often, difficulties such as pain, fear and hurt distract our attention away from remembering our blessings. For these times, various practices can help create a connection to grace.

Grace is like a garden of positive and uplifting thoughts. We can be like gardeners and plants seeds of good ideas and pull out weeds of distraction.