grace {illustrated}

Month: October, 2012

The Devil & Grace

  I believe there is only

ONE

Power

&

Presence

&

I

call

this

Power

&

Presence

GOD

.

I

believe

there

is

no

other

POWER

than

this

.

There

is

 not

God

&

the

devil

.

Not

God

&

evil

.

ONLY

God

.

I

believe we have walked away from Eden

{by our own accord}

didn’t

Jesus

teach

us

that

all

is

forgiven

.

That

ALL

is

WELL

?

Then why do we choose to believe in

2

powers

?

God

*

&

the

Devil

{for instance}

God

&

Halloween

?

If there is only One Power.

God.

Why do we focus upon what is a mere appearance

?

Why do we separate ourselves from the only Power there is

?

Why do we choose to serve God & the world

?

As a man thinketh it is so.

or

What you choose to focus on manifests in your life.

YOUR

FOCUS
?

The One Power & Presence

GOD

or

the

appearance

of

some-thing

that has

absolutely

positively

NO

POWER

?

Your

choice

.

Watch

this

choice

unfold

in

your

life

!

There is no trick to this.

Ths

is

your

treat

your

{Grace}

Allow

God

to

BE

the

ONE

&

ONLY
POWER
IN
YOUR
LIFE
!!
!

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Grace {The Voice of Freedom}

Five Minute Friday

Here we are again!

It’s Friday.

Fun

Day

with

http://lisajobaker.com

!

Each & Every

Friday

Five Minute Friday

fans

{from all over the world}

anticipate

the

clock

striking

twelve

knowing

that

Lisa Jo

is

about to utter

the

one

word

prompt

signaling us

to write for five minutes

without

reservation

or

hestiation

but

with

joy & freedom

in

our hearts

&

mind

.

We then go back to

http://lisajobaker.com

to

publish

our

musings

not only

sharing them with all

but encouraging all

that

our

voice

{today’s prompt}

is being heard

in the same spirit

With

joy

&

freedom

for

all

!!

Such

fun

!

Join

us

!

   Image

There are no words.  Only this feeling of freedom.

The freedom I have found

being

a

voice

of

Grace

.

Grace {What is true for me}

 Life offers such wondrous lessons.

Mine this week

?

Judgement

.

The judgement I talked about in the 21 day journey.

The judgement I told you separates you from experiencing grace.

The judgement that comes when we see

duality

not

Oneness

!

Yes,

that’s the judgement

&

all those things I said about it

???

THEY ARE TRUE

!!

!

Choosing to be

GRACE

filled

.

Living

in

Oneness

with

God

.

I found it

 necessary to dissect this judgement

{expeditiously}

for this unfamiliar territory

brought

un-rest

to

my

restful

soul

.

Knowing that the Omniscient One

provideth

ALL

I

received

ALL

that

was

needed

.

All that was needed

was

returning to my original nature.

Seeing that original nature in each & everyone.

Knowing that being true to myself

means only that

&

that

is

ALL

that

is

necessary

.

ALL

that

is

true

.

Resting in this Truth.

In

Grace

.

Inviting you

to let go

of

anything

separating

you

from

this

.

Your

Truth

&

so

it

is

.

Canoe View

Paddling in the canoe this morning,

I was reminded of the ease & grace in life

when

I

am

in

tune

with

the

Infinite

.

When

I

am

listening to the rhythm of life

ever present

within

me

.

There is such a glorious flow.

There is such methodical grace.

This is who I am.

&

I

am

ever

grateful

!

It’s your Truth, too!

Paddle away today.

With the current.

With ease.

In

Grace

!

Day Twenty One

Journey’s End

for

us

but

an

infinite

Journey of Grace

has only begun for you

!

Spiritual Practice

In this moment of time.

This sacred moment called now,

it is so easy to recognize that

God.

Good

is

ALL

there

is

.

God is in, around and through me.

God is in, around and through each One.

Right  here.

Right now.

To rest in this Kingdom of God.

This Kingdom of Grace

brings a peace that passeth all understanding.

To rest in this Oneness

with the Creator.

the orchestrator

of this perfect Universe

is a gift of Grace indeed.

Whole heartedly, I  accept this gift.

Whole heartedly, I choose to diplay this gift

in all thoughts,words & deeds.

Glorifying God as I alone can do.

Fulfilling the purpose that I am.

I give thanks for this infinite Gift of Grace

that brings harmony not only into my life

but into the lives of  so many others, too.

I continue to souljourn onward

expanding this awareness

of

the

Omnipotence.

the

Omnipresence.

the

Omniscience

that

eternally

guides

governs

&

guards

me.

This is the Truth.

The Truth that fills my soul with gratitude.

With freedom.

With

Grace

&

so

it

is

.

Spiritual Truth

“Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of this world will grow strangely dim. In the light of His glory & grace.”

By turning your eyes upon the  Truth of your Soul,

by  experiencing God.

Feeling the Presence of God.

Allowing it to permeate every fiber of your BEing

the world will grow

strangely

dim

&

the Light

will

lead

you

} infinitely {

to

glory

&

grace

.

In Practice

The only practice there truly is

Souljourner

is

 Practicing of the Presence of God

.

When you do this,

all

things

other

than

this

{all false beliefs}

{all lack & limitation}

WILL

fade

away

.

There

IS

only

beauty

&

grace

.

Practice

!

My Story

My story is filled with this beauty & grace.

I am overwhelmed with this KNOWINGNESS that fills my soul.

I am so very grateful that you have  been by my side these past 21 days.

Such joy  journeying with you.

You realize that

my story is your story.

We are all the same.

There is positively no differences between us.

We are

ALL

Divine Expressions

of

God

ALL

Divinely Appointed

to

do

good

work

.

God’s

work

.

Know God.

in

so

doing

you

will

know

the unlimited

gifts

found

in

Grace

.

Godspeed

Each One

such a glorious reflection of the One

that is within each One

awaiting recognition.

Realization

of the

Power

&

Presence.

The

infinite

wisdom

that

is

our

Truth

.

That

is

our

sufficiency

.

Alone

.

As

the  journey continues

ever lastingly

unfolding

with

increased

  awareness

lives

change

&

change

others

.

Allowing this Divine Perfect Pattern

to

unfold

is

Grace

.

&

it

is

ours

.

It

is

so

&

so

it

is

.

Postscript

Thank you, again, for sharing these past 21 days with me.

In this Oneness that we enjoy

I have felt your embrace.

I am grateful.

I am here to help you on this journey.

I am here to teach Grace.

You may send me a private email

gratefulpmb@gmail.com

to request support.

It would be

my

honor

to

help

you

see

the

Truth

the

Glory

of

your

BE

ing

!

Ever onward.

In

Grace.

PmB

Day Twenty

Yes

I

am

open

to

receive

Grace

!

Here.

Now

!

Spiritual Practice

Such a glorious journey we are upon.

Finding freedom from thoughts that have limited

our

Truth of Being

for

O’

so

long

.

Finding

freedom

from our need to control

.

Finding

freedom

from our doubts about ourselves

in turn others

.

Moreover

God

.

Finding

freedom

as we let  go of “the world”

&

rest

in

the

Kingdom

!

Finding

freedom

as we center our hearts & minds upon God alone

knowing

that God provideth all  I am  appointed to do

!!!

Could it be more simple than that?

&

Do you really hear that

????

God  provideth ALL that I am appointed to do

Period

.

So

as

I

rest

in

God

Allowing  the ever clear voice of guidance to be heard,

I will know what to do.

When to do it.

How to do it.

Untold freedom is found in this,

Souljourner.

So,  rest, we will in this sacred space called Grace

where All is known.

All is provided.

With arms outstretched.

  Hearts overflowing

we

accept

this gift

called

Grace

!

Spiritual Truth

Right where you are God is.  Right where I am God is.

We are One with the One

infinitely

.

Herein

lies

Grace

.

We can never be separated from God.

All that is needed is provided.  God does not play favorites..

God doesn’t even fathom this.

The gift is ever present.  Is your consciousness present to receive it?

Meditate upon this.

Know God.

Your God.

Personally.

In Practice

Spend time contemplating the image & likeness of God.

Is there an image or likeness?

How does that image or likeness contribute to  your feeling of Oneness with God?

Does it separate you from this Truth?

Or does it strengthen this Oneness

this inclusivity of God?

*

Perhaps you have let go of an image or likeness of God.

 Now when you think of God there is this peaceful feeling that fills your very Soul.

Perhaps you have experienced the Power & Presence of God?

 You now know that there are not two but one &  you are One with that One.

*

My Story

On this 2oth day,

 I am very clear that my awareness

{my dependence}

upon  God  has reached new heights.

Each day my belief in the  One Power, Presence & Intelligence within me

has been strengthened.

Each day as  I have relied upon  this One Power, Presence, &  Intelligence within me

to

provide

all

 I am appointed to do

I have, of course, been provided

but what I am noticing today is

as the sequence of numbers expanded

so did the

ease & grace

*

What a gift!

This journey has  increased  my reliance upon

God Alone

!

Untold

freedom

is found in this

!

Grace

{freedom}

a

clear

{Illustration}

of

me

today!

Godspeed

Right here.

Right now.

All that God Is is within each one upon this journey.

Hearts  are open to receive this Truth

Reveal Thyself to each One, O’ Glorious One.

Let their Truth be known.

Your glory shown.

On earth

as

it

is

in

heaven

&

so

it is

.

Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday

Here we are again!

Five minute Friday!

Go to:

Lisajobaker.com

to

join in on the fun!

This is how it works:

Lisa Jo gives a one word prompt at midnight.

We write for five minutes.

Without editing.

Then

we go back to her place to publish our post.

There is one  rule though that cannot be broken;

you must visit the person who has posted right before you

leaving them a message of love.

Who would want to break this rule?

It’s as much fun as the writing is!

Our prompt is:

LOOK

Look what Grace has done  for me.

Look  at how my mind is free

of

endless chatter that needs not be heard

of

false opinions not connected to the word

Look what Grace has done for me.

My path is known.

Made clear

for

me.

Look what God’s grace holds in store for you.

perfect peace.

assured-ness, too.

Look what Grace does easily

Look  how Grace is all sufficiency.

Day Nineteen

Day Nineteen.

As in only two more days,

Souljourner

!!!

O’ to talk with each one of you.

To know the changes you  are going through.

To hear  the peace you have found  in Grace;

to learn of  the Spiritual Practices  you have in  place.

O’ to know how this journey has assisted you.

To hear your Soul’s discovery of what is true.

I am so grateful for this time we have spent

You know these changes are permanent?

 For when God’s Presence & Power becomes real to you

The world does fall away: there is but a Spiritual view

Your life is now filled with but One thing.

The Kingdom of God & the Glory you bring.

Praying without ceasing! Yes, you have answered the call!

Consciously aware of  the Oneness in all!

Hearts have opened to heaven upon earth!

Hearts have opened to their Spiritual worth!

Celebrating Grace.  All Sufficiency.

Celebrating Grace. That which sets you free!

***

Today we take

Prayer.

Further still.

Spiritual Practice

Praying without ceasing

seems endless to the mind.

But

to

the

Divine

praying without ceasing

 is a seam

 effortlessly

lovingly

binding each one together

surging

our hearts

with

love, glory, truth.

What effects One.

Effects

All

.

This  seamless, flawless design

called

Grace

is

woven together

by

the

Omnipotence.

Omnipresence.

Omniscience.

of

God

.

The perfect divine pattern

Recognized

Realized

as

we

Unify

with

God

with

One

another

consciously.

continuously.

throughout our day.

Pulling not on the thread of limitation,

the thread that unravels all

Keeping our minds upon the  original design

the perfect design.

Keeping our minds upon God alone

Allowing the co-creation process to unfold

Magnificently!

Pray without Ceasing.

Allow God’s perfect hand to show forth  It’s glory!

Through you.

In

Grace

!

In Truth

The Nature of God is Ful-Fill-ment.

Look at the Universe.

God governs  It’s creation.

Maintains it.

Sustains it.

Do we have to ask God to do this?

Does God need our suggestions on how to make the moon

 rise & set more perfectly?

Does God need our advise  about any-thing?

{As you take this into meditation expect more understanding regarding the nature of God}

In Practice

Are you realizing the true meaning of praying without ceasing?

Are you realizing that when  you abide  in God

all sufficiency is given?

Are you recognizing that  there is no need to pray for achieving anything?

God’s promise is

SUFFICIENCY

IN

GRACE

.

Contemplate this.

Behold this.

Live this.

&

watch

God’s

glory

unfold

*

My Story

Sometimes, most often, people look at me with a bit of doubt when I profess,

I abide in the spiritual realm.

I  see the spiritual solution in everything;  with  ease &  grace.

I see beyond the material.

I see beyond the appearances.

In all,

I

See

God.

If a friend comes to me with a problem  “of the world”, I cannot see the world,

the only advise  I can give,

is to see God.

To see the Truth.

To see the original nature.

For that  is all that is.

That is where we are to abide.

In

Eden.

Now.

Training  oneself to live there  begins by praying without ceasing.

Begins by seeing the Truth not the appearance of errors.

You can think I am “out there” or you can try to solve a problem  spiritually.

You can test this for yourself.

You are, after all,  no different than I am.

Grace is available to everyone but only those who accept,

in turn,
believe

that there is only One Power,
God,

not 

God and Evil,

not

God and illness,

not

God and  Anything other than this,

only those who believe  that there is

Only

One Power

can

do

abide

in

the

state

of

Grace

where all sufficiency is known

.

Okay, back to the test.

There is something in your life that does not appear as you would like for it to.

You can focus upon that appearance.

The  less than.

or

you can focus upon God.

Each time the erroneous thought rears it’s  needy little head,

you can stroke it gently and say, sorry, fella’  I don’t go there anymore.

I only see God in all.

PERIOD

.

Watch,

souljourner,

God

does

what

God

does

puts in motion

the perfect pattern for all

{Kinda’ like the sun & moon thing}

&

just like that sun & moon thing

it

will

be

nothing

but

glorious

for

all

!!

GUARANTEED

!

For what God ordains is everlasting.

All that is needed is provided when you allow God’s sufficiency  to Be.

O’

be

prepared for the miraculous.

That’s how it works

!

Godspeed

Thank you for this opportunity to share  your pure & simple message of Grace.

It is not a message for the weak hearted.

it is not a message for those whose desire is to remain afar from you.

No, this is a personal message.

This is a message  for the Soul

A message  heard  from  within;

a message written upon One’s heart by the  One Power & Presence.

The One Divine Intelligence of All.

May each one here

Abide in this Peace.

In this Grace.

Knowing that as

their focus is upon what is pure

What is Good.

God does what God does.

Creates the perfect patterns for all.

May they take the test,

O’ Holy One,

and

choose not to focus upon the erroneous

“the  errors of the world”

for it is then that they

 separate themselves  from you

by giving Power to these errors when

They have none.

The only Power.

is

 found within You.

May this be their choice.

May they

Pray without Ceasing

May

they

live a life in Grace.

In

Sufficiency.

In

gratitude for you.

Day Eighteen

Have you ever really thought about prayer?

What does praying mean to you?

What are your expectations from prayer?

What is your purpose for prayer?

How does prayer work?

Ready to  explore this topic as never before?

Let’s journey within, Souljourner

!

Spiritual Practice

Such joy

Practicing the Presence

Here & Now

.

Such peace

praying without ceasing.

BEing

in constant communion with the

One

Power & Presence

the

One

Substance & Source

of

all

.

In this awareness of the reality of all

I hear the Master speak.

I know

the voice that is heard

is the word made flesh.

I listen.

I am led.

All paths are known.

I am at peace.

I give thanks for this still small voice

the one & only voice that rules & reigns the universe.

I accept the Power that I am as I abide in this Presence.

As I am One with this Presence & Power & Intelligence .

Prayer is  Answered.

I am in the Kingdom.

 { Take  time to  abide in the Kingdom. Now.}

In this stillness

in this quietness

I have found

 my

strength.

I

have found

my

voice.

My life is a prayer.

I am at Peace.

&

This

is

Grace

*

In Truth

 Praying without Ceasing.

This
is
Grace

*

Take these thoughts into meditation.
Allow this message  to  unfold.

In Practice 

Do you see how it is possible to pray without ceasing?

Do you see that you do not have to give up your career to do so?

Is  this  awareness of prayer parallel to yours ?

If not, what  differs?

Does this difference  encourage your soul?

Dig Deeper

What do you expect from prayer?

Is God there for your purpose?  To give you what you want?

Is it necessary to tell God what you need?

Isn’t this the God  who created you? The One who holds the master plan?

Deeper Still

Is it necessary to beseech God’s  good fortune?

How does God decide who to give good fortune to?

Can you pray for your purpose only?

Aren’t we all One with God?

How can God answer my prayer from my perspective and not your prayer from your perspective?

Is this favoritism?

How does God’s favoritism work?

So many thoughts to consider, Souljourner.  But thoughts that need to be considered. 

Thoughts that bring God’s reality into our lives as never before.What do you accept about prayer.

How is that belief adding to your life of Grace?

Is there duality in your beliefs?

If so,  then you cannot be experiencing Grace.

Awareness of these beliefs regarding Prayer are necessary to your unfoldment.

You need to spend time here.

My Story

I love my story about prayer.

My son was graduating with his MBA from Georgetown;  searching for his dream position.

What was the appropriate prayer for him?

Hadn’t I taught him that God has a master plan for each one of us?

Hadn’t I taught him  to trust, to be led, to listen to his inner guidance?

Hadn’t I taught him that the miraculous unfolds when we let go of our ego and rely upon the spiritual?

Hadn’t I taught him the Truth?

So, what would my prayer sound like? Look like?

God please help Michael land his dream  job?

If I asked that:

It would  sound & look like I had absolutely no faith in  what I said  I believed.

It would sound &  look like I was begging God,

beseeching God,

to do my bidding for my son alone.

Forget all those other grads out there.

Let them fend for themselves.

I’ll look out for mine, you look out for yours.

This just didn’t seem right.

Wasn’t this duality looking me in the eye?

Wasn’t this lack?

Wasn’t this God & something other than this?

I could not pray like this.

In my heart, I knew that God is not a respecter of persons.

God is God.

God is One with each One.

Matters not the One.

Knowing that God is God and in each one, then each One is provided for.

Period.

Yes!

Each One.

Each one of Michael’s fellow classmates were being guided governed & guarded by the One!

Each one of Michael’s fellow classmates had their divine life plan unfolding

without my effort.

Without my beseeching.

Without my plea.

FOR  GOD ALONE IS SUFFICIENCY.

THIS ALONE IS PRAYER.

KNOWING

that
GOD
IS

OMNIPRESENT
OMNIPOTENT
OMNISCIENT

IS

the

ONLY
PRAYER
THERE
IS
.

I invite you to consider this.  To look deeply into this.  These are life altering thoughts.

These are thoughts that transform your life into the acceptance of a  life of grace.

Godspeed

Thank you, O’ Holy One,

for the Infinite One that you are.

For this awareness that you love me just like you love another.

I can not do anything to change this.

I cannot bid you, beg you, beseech you.

All I can do is recognize your Truth.

Recognize my Oneness with the One Power, the One  Presence, the One Intelligence that you alone are.

It is in this Oneness.

In this praying without ceasing,

that all is  known.

It is in this Oneness.

In this praying without ceasing,

that

the life harmonious unfolds.

This is Grace.

This is so.

I am grateful.

&

so

it

is

.

Day Seventeen

Image

Four more days on this pathway with you,

Souljourner.

What needs to be addressed to solidify this experience

of

Grace

in

your

life

?

Let’s tend

your

Garden of Grace

.

Digging up

that which no longer serves you

Preparing the soil of your soul

for

Grace

to

flourish

effortlessly

easily

in

as

&

through

you

!

Spiritual Practice

What is your belief regarding this?

Is it necessary to take time

to

practice

the

Presence

of

God

?

If there is any doubt of the requisiteness of this practice

this is where your digging begins.

You will not experience the

Kingdom,

a

life

of

Grace,

a life

free of worry

filled

with

certainty,

unless

you

PRACTICE DAILY

.

Period

.

It need not be hours upon time.

It can be minutes.

But it must

BE

a

part of your life.

You

 cannot

KNOW GOD

as

the

One

Power

&

Presence

Intelligence

within

you

without

Practicing the Presence

***

I am so thankful for this opportunity to commune with you,

Beloved One.

I take this time to recognize

to

realize,

that the One & Only Power planting life into each and every seed,

is the One & Only Power guiding, governing me.

I allow the magnitude of this Truth

to fill my very Soul.

To permeate my BEing.

I am One with the One

&

it is in

this

Oneness

this

Knowingness

that

I

rest

{ Feeling this Power. This Presence. Take this time to nurture this seed of Truth }

Thank you for this certainty, for this majesty, that I feel in my Soul.

This journey to Grace allows me to see, to feel, that which I have longed  for since the beginning of time.

It is my Truth.

It is the one & only way that I can glorify you.

It is so.

&

So it is.

*

In Truth

Whatever we accept is our belief.

{ Whatever seed we plant we manifest }

Take your God, your accepted thoughts,  into meditation.

This is your awareness.

Your

consciousness

of

God.

Your seed.

This is your Truth of BEing.

This is your experience of God.

This is your garden of expression.

Is this where you want to BE?

Is the God you want to know?

Is this the life, the garden, that  expresses your soul?

In Practice

YOUR BELIEFS ARE SHAPING THIS MOMENT OF TIME

&

CREATING THE NEXT MOMENT
.

WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE ABOUT GOD

????

You truly need to dig into these thoughts, souljourner.

These are the thoughts formulating each step of your path.

BE TRUE TO THINE SELF

.

Dig

Deeply

.

Reap

Regally

.

Accept your Divinity.

Your Truth.

Thereby

accepting

the

life

of

Grace

.

My Story

My Spiritual Identity has been strengthened every day of this journey with you.

Each time thoughts begin to appear scattered,

I stop them.

I switch them off like a light swith saying,

“no, what I believe, what I accept, what I see manifest,

is clarity.  Is knowingness. Is ease & grace.

There is nothing

other

than

this”

What happens

?

Ease.

Grace.

Clarity.

Joy

in the

journey

.

Delight in what is!

Godspeed

Thank you fellow souljourners for this gift you have given me.

This steadfast practice of declaring what I accept,

what I believe,

seeing it  manifest,

has raised my awareness to heights heretofore known.

It was easy to know these Truths for others

WHOLEHEARTEDLY

but

to
experience
them
SO
concretely
in
my
life

is
Glory Indeed!

Thank you for these Gifts of Grace!
So honored to be on this journey with you!