Stepping Into Grace

“Whatever we are waiting for-peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance- It will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive It with an open and grateful heart” -Sarah Ban Breathnach

Have you ever sat down to think about your life? Are there things you’d like to change, but for some reason you can’t get yourself to take that leap? Many times we allow fear to come into our lives and take over. This is what prevents us from allowing our true selves to shine. All too often, we are afraid to challenge our fear because we are scared of what we may learn about ourselves or those around us. In some cases, we have blown things out of proportion in our mind so much that we have already decided what the outcome will be before we have even given it a chance.

If you are at this point, it is essential to step back from your preconceived notions, let go of fear and step into a place of grace. Grace is defined as simple elegance or refinement of movement. Our lives can move with grace when we are in the flow on a path of love. When we are in this space of love, we see things for what they are instead of deciding what they could be, allowing ourselves to take calculated risks and weigh options without emotional attachment. Grace creates a sense of peace and balance.

How do you step into grace? First, you have to release any fears. The opposite of love is not hate, it is fear. Fear keeps us from living authentically. Fear is a choice. Just as we choose to experience fear, we can choose to experience a more positive emotion such as happiness, joy, or empowerment. Shift your thoughts and actions to something positive when fear begins to creep in. By doing this, you are training yourself to walk in love, gracefully.

Next, let go of your own assumptions of what the outcome will be. In fact, let go of your connection to the outcome in general. Allow everything to naturally take form and find peace in knowing that the Universe is supporting you for your higher and best good. Enjoy your journey. Know that everything will work out in the best timing and with the best outcome for your life. Trusting in this will bring you a tremendous amount of solace.

Finally, take action. Every step counts. Do something, everyday, just one thing, that gets you closer to one of your goals. Taking action sends a signal to the universe telling it that you are ready and willing to receive what you have asked for. This will put you into the flow of journey. You will know it when you feel it. Let go and walk in love and grace.