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Living from Grace

What does it mean to live from grace? Grace is one of those words many of us hear frequently but don’t think about much. It can easily become an esoteric concept that doesn’t apply to everyday life.

Or is it?

We often talk about living “in the flow”. Of allowing things to happen rather than forcing outcomes or results. Of living life with ease and creating next steps from a natural place of effortlessness.

It’s often easier said than done!

I had an unexpected experience of grace recently and was able to marvel at the synchronicity of what happened. My needs were met without effort or forcing anything. I was going to teach a class on grace and thought to myself “what in the world am I going to talk about for three hours on this topic?”. How do I teach grace?

The next day a book showed up at my door on the topic of grace. Hence, our Fresh Tracks podcast this week is the author of this book! This is an example of me bringing something I wanted into my life without worry, effort or stress. This was me living and creating from grace. Grace is a way of being, it’s not something we make or that has a step-by-step formula for achieving.

What it means to “be grace”

First of all, recognize that “grace is”. It is our job to recognize it. It is not something we create or manifest, it is a way of being.

When we live in grace things unfold seamlessly and we don’t need to do anything to make it happen. Living in grace is living in the flow. Living in alignment with the Universe. It’s the book showing up at my doorstep when I ask how I am going to teach a topic.

The Universe itself is orderly and balanced. When we are being graceful we are in alignment with this order and balance. We are in harmony with the natural order of the Universe.

Grace is not something we get. We grow into grace as much as we can embody it. It is an ever-evolving, always changing way of being.

Grace is not something granted by divine inspiration, it is something inside us that we bring out. Without force. Without holding on tightly. Without strings attached.

Grace is.  

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Is Self-Expression a Spiritual Endeavor?

Have you ever thought about how fully and freely you express yourself? Do you express yourself more freely in some situations than others? How does self-expression play a role in creating your Fresh Tracks?  

Self-expression is a display of your personality. It’s having an awareness of you and your YOUness from within and expressing that in your life. Expressing yourself is how you share yourself with the world.

Authentic self-expression is how people get to know the real you, and it allows you to develop closer relationships with people, be accepted for who you truly are, and ultimately live a life of freedom because you’re clearly being you.

When you are expressing yourself, people see your true personality, your individuality. People can feel your true character and spirit, which is as unique and individual as you are. 

We often hear people discussing the importance of authenticity. It’s important to be authentic and just as valuable to express that! Our Fresh Tracks podcast guest this week, Lola Wright, talks about authenticity, self-expression and the important role being you plays in society as a whole.

Self-expression is about more than authenticity. It’s being authentic and not hiding it. Self-expression requires self-esteem and confidence to show and express yourself, no matter who’s around or where you are. 

As teenagers grow they often try on different hats on the road to discovering who they are. There is a certain point in early middle school where each of my kids discovered their taste in music. You could see them trying on different genres to see which they preferred, and what response they got from others to each genre. We frequently see people expressing themselves boldly with tattoos and piercings, words, clothing, hairstyle, music.

Be aware there is a fine line between expressing yourself and the “look at me” syndrome, which is based in external validation rather coming from an internal, soulful power.

It can be said that we are always expressing ourselves, even if it’s something we may not want to be expressing, such as lack of power or hiding. The more connected we are with ourselves the more authentic our expression is. By not expressing yourself you are denying the world your beautiful bright light. The song of your soul.

Sharing yourself fully is a spiritual endeavor, offering the world your generosity, authenticity, and pureness of spirit. The world is craving your authenticity and what’s needed of you is to express who you are. Unashamedly. Proudly. Boldly.

I have spent way too many years of my life not feeling confident or comfortable enough to express myself. Feeling like it was more important to fit in and be like everyone else rather than be myself. I conformed rather than expressed.

Are there places in your life where you don’t feel you are safe to express yourself? Are you holding back or doing what you think is the right thing to do rather than expressing yourself?

Simply ask yourself the questions and be aware. Listen. How DO you choose to self-express? 

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