Monday afternoon I was waiting at a stop light behind another car. The light turned green and the car in front sped away as I shifted into gear to start moving. Suddenly there was a huge crash, and my car jumped forward a few feet. I yelped and looked in my rear view mirror. All I could see was a grill. Oh no, I'd been hit by a truck!
I pulled over imagining what the rear end of my car looked like. Cartoon pictures of accordion pleats were going through my mind. I got out and walked to the back. There wasn't a scratch! Not a dent, or a paint chip or anything. I looked at the grill of the truck, and then at the truck and realized it was the biggest one I had ever seen. I looked back at my car. Nothing. The truck driver was surprised as well. He even checked under my car and said everything looked good there too. He apologized and said he just wasn't paying attention. I smiled and said I'd been there, and everything was fine. We exchanged information and I drove away.
I started to get a little nervous about my back, but decided I was fine, just like my car. I went about doing my errands. By the time I got home I felt like I might be on the edge of stiffening up – so I lay down on my bed to do some stretches.
It was then I remembered speaking about Grace last Sunday at our Gathering. I remembered not only committing to live in Grace, but declaring we all would have an experience of it. I started laughing. Who could imagine a small car being rear ended by a huge truck and both the car and driver coming out unscathed!!! What an experience of Grace.
In the glossary of the Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes writes "Grace is the givingness of Spirit to Its Creation and is not a special law, but a specialized one. In other words, Grace is, but we need to recognize it. It is not something God imposed upon us, but is the logical result of the correct acceptance of life and of a correct relationship to Spirit. We are saved by Grace, to the extent that we believe in, accept, and seek to embody, the Law of Good; for the Law of Good is ever a Law of Liberty and never one of limitation. Limitation is not a thing, not an entity, but a belief. Freedom is a Divine Reality."
This experience could have gone many ways. I could have gotten out of my car mad at the truck driver. I could have focused on the idea that my back had been injured before, therefore was probably injured again. I could have dwelt in limitation. However, my recognition of the concept of Grace, my commitment to live in it, and my declaration to have an experience of it, led me to this Grace filled experience – without being consciously aware of it at the time!! I am so grateful I choose to live in a Divine Reality, letting go of all judgments and constantly expanding my idea of God - the All That Is.
SPIRITUAL MIND TREATMENT
"Be still and know I am God."
I open my heart and mind and allow myself to settle in the stillness. I feel the Presence – a Presence that is larger than I could possibly imagine and yet is my own Life. I honour this Presence with every breath I take.
I declare I live in Grace. I am open to the givingness of Spirit to Itself as me. I let go of all judgments I have had about others and about myself. I stand proudly in the Truth that all there is – is God. There is One Life, and I am living this life with grace. Grace shines through every activity, every person, plant and animal, every thing. It is all Divine. There is nothing that is not an emanation of Divine Energy.
I see my expanded awareness of the Divine outpictured in my life, filling any areas where I might formerly have had a challenge. I am healthy, wealthy, wise, and in wonderful relationships. God is all there is, and where ever God is, all is well.
I am so grateful to have the freedom to choose my Path. I am grateful for my constantly expanding awareness of Love and Law. I am grateful the Presence is with me in all situations. A great calmness permeates my being, and I let go and let God do Its perfect work, in, through, around, and as me.
I release these words into the Law of Mind with Grace. And so it is.