Grace brings to mind charm, elegance, ease of motion or action and perhaps favor by a superior. And I’m sure we have all experienced falling from grace; an occasional faux pas, bumbling, lost, confused and even upsetting your boss. We have been tossed out of “paradise”, guided by a fallen angel, lost our soul and paid good money to be saved–repeatedly. The subjective view of conserving the energy of creation and redirecting it into a redundant pattern hoping to sustaining that energy for a “time”; the encounter we humans have come to perceive as life. This is a prevalent tale from both mythology and religion. But in the shared human history if some such event occurred, and the fact that we are digital, on each “reboot” we would again encounter the energy and effect of that event. The dreadful nightmare of the Shadow.
Don’t forget we made it all up, or we prefer to say perceived it in a specific way. “Falling from Grace” does feel like you really screwed up. But the frequency of missing the mark (sin) is substantially reduced by practice (discipline) and a normal experience in everyday life. And there is no time–only a perception. We could make it up different and change our routine and as a facilitator I can support that process. In retreat I title this “Falling into Grace” and implement mastery of four simple steps to establish a practice of returning to bathing in the energy of Grace. Falling because it marks a historical event; Grace because we humans believe “it could be better”; practice because it changes outcomes in human affairs and validates the objective effort side of the human experience. In a relative short time those digital blips transform from “I screwed up again” to “I need to attend to outcome.” Attention directs the energy of creation to flow into an event and “light” up the potential, a reliable mapping for new direction.
When posted my retreats fill in a few hours. This doesn’t need to be a problem if you have eight to ten friends and a space to meet. The targeted goal from this meditative/cognitive wisdom style retreat is to become a resource. Not a consumable item but an inspiration in your community. Your presence (you as a creation) supports and inspires if you demonstrate the flow of grace in your life. I invite you to start “walking your talk” now. E-mail me to get on a waiting list or create your own retreat offering. Day-to-day living may require effort for us humans but the vision of potential is the magic of imagination. The creation of you, the idea of “I am a specific expression”, is the grace of life imagined by all humans. Imagine the time to be your potential now.