Perspectives on ‘GRACE’ — through five windows
What it is — what it does — why it is important — where it applies — how to ‘do’ it.
This is how I’ve come to see it. We live on planet Earth in what is known to be a unified, self-aware universe. It has a Mind that is fully conscious of all that is. The dynamism of universal Mind is Love —grounded in Truth. Pioneer researchers of that Consciousness recognised the divinity of that dynamic and dubbed it ‘The Mind of God’. Our individual minds are nested in the oneness of universal Mind, but most of the time our egos mask that awareness by kidding us that we are separate entities in competition with others. Grace knows otherwise.
What Grace is
Grace is a divine event that spontaneously shifts a negative state of being to a preferred state of being. Quantum consciousness researchers call this shift a ‘quantum leap’ and refer to it as an ‘act of Grace’.
What Grace does
In the act of Grace, a troubled or unaware human mind aligns with its host, the universal Mind. In this resonant state, the human mind is able to see the possibilities that universal Mind has to offer to deal with the issue. In seeing the options, and choosing the preferred resolution, makes it all happen in a flash — in a ‘wow’ moment — an ‘aha’ moment —a quantum leap.
Why Grace is important
If we intentionally choose to seek for our mind to align in resonance with Universal Mind — the Mind of God — then we can see wisdom-based possibilities from which to make life choices (and so deal with contingencies that our ego-choices may have thrown up) so that we can contribute more fully and constructively, in kinship, to the evolution of what is yet to become.
Where Grace applies
During our sojourn on planet Earth, Grace is available to us in every aspect of life. Its agency is in the Spirit realm for us to access in our emotional, intellectual, social, and physical dimensions:
- Emotionally: to overcome negative feelings about self or others with energised positivity.
- Intellectually: to displace negative thoughts with wisdom-based insights.
- Socially: to enhance expressions of love and our recognition of ‘calls for love’ in others.
- Physically: to experience the ‘wellness’ that flows from the above dimensions.
This ‘flow on’ is significant. Pschychoneuroimmunological studies have shown that negative emotions seriously impair the body’s immune function and are said to account for at least 6o% of all physical sickness.
How to experience Grace
We experience Grace far more often than we recognise or acknowledge. Let’s (a) outline a familiar event, then (b) consider the ‘mechanics’ of the event (c) and look at applications of Grace events for oneself or with another, without needing to recall the jargon detail of (b).
The ABC of experiencing Grace
- A familiar event: We can probably recall an event where we were ‘stuck’ in trying to resolve an issue of one kind or another. We ‘stew’ for a bit, then ‘out of the blue’, so to speak, the solution ‘suddenly comes to mind’. It’s an ‘aha’ moment. We are grateful for it, but seldom, if ever, wonder where the solution ‘came from’.
- An overview of the ‘mechanics’: A simple overview might introduce a few unfamiliar words that are not necessary to remember the detail. It is offered to help contextualise the one step in the process that involves us. A simple analogy might help.
Let’s envisage the all-knowing universal consciousness as a comprehensive library. Our ‘solution’ is already ‘on file’ in the ‘wisdom’ section of the library as a ‘possibility’—some-one will need it some day! Scientists refer to it as a ‘Supramental possibility’. The all-knowing ‘librarian’ monitors all that’s happens, and, the moment we get ‘flustered’, immediately dispatches the solution to our problem as a ‘Mental possibility’. The bit we need to know, is that we don’t know that it has been sent. Here’s why. Our ego’s have been too preoccupied with our problem to take time out to check our ‘mental letter-box’— so to speak. Taking ‘time out’—whether by encouragement, exhaustion, shock, or by intent —may allow a degree of calm whereby our minds can align with Universal mind. Within that connection, we become able to see the possibility in our ‘mind’s eye— and so choose to implement it. It works when we stop ‘doing’ and start ‘being’.
- Experiencing Grace events: We can not only give thankful acknowledgement each time wisdoms just ‘come to mind’ but can intentionally seek wisdom-based outcomes by creating a ‘love space’ and simply envisaging the desired outcome— ‘see’ the sick friend as well—trust that its possible. We may experience a personal body sensation — tingling or hot hands throbbing belly or the like. If our envisioned possibility resonates with Universal mind in all aspects, (who, what, where when, why, how) we can trust the possibility to manifest. If it is not given, stay in the ‘loves space’ and invite insight into what aspect(s) need to change and why.
There are times when people in need are unable to go to their metaphoric ‘letter-box’. On such occasions we might choose to ‘surrogate’ for them —to create the love-space in their presence, to hold them, stay with them — rejoice with them when they declare, in surprise, ‘It’s gone’. We’ve witnessed the relief from pain— physical or emotional, but the ‘event’ itself remains as an archived memory of it having happened. Its history. A similar, and more detailed, strategy is described by Gary Craig in his free E book ‘The Unseen Therapist’. It downloadable by simply searching for the title. It’s worth a look.
These personal reflections are an attempt to describe Grace in operational terms that incorporate scientific evidence that sees the God/human relationship as monistic (the ‘oneness’ of human mind nesting in the divine universal mind—Consciousness). This perspective differs markedly from the traditional, dualistic relationship (two entities) that are clearly expressed in a range of definitions of Grace. Here’s Encyclopedia Britannica’s version: ‘Grace, in Christian theology, the spontaneous, unmerited gift of the divine favour in the salvation of sinners, and the divine influence operating in man for his regeneration and sanctification.’
The monistic view cannot embrace the ‘unmerited’ aspect. To do so would corrupt the sanctity of the unified Love source. However, for us, the modified abstraction ‘Grace is the divine influence operating in humankind for its regeneration’ says it all.
We did not reflect on other common meanings of ‘Grace’ that are expressed graphically below.
David Kranz & Vicky Sanders, 14/7/20
 Goswami, Amit. 1995, The Self-Aware Universe, Penguin Putnam, New York.
 Dossey, Larry, 2013, One Mind, Hay House. U.S.
 Goswami, Amit, 2012, God is not Dead, 2012, p. 224, Hampton Roads Publishing Co. Charlottesville, VA
 Rankin, Lissa, 2013, Mind over Medicine: Scientific proof that you can heal yourself, Hay House, U.S.
 Kranz, David, 2020 Consciousness, Mind of God and Creativity, Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s73fYHZq_ok&t=3s
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