Last Monday I created this piece and wrote:
"Today I will find Grace in the Day, Grace in myself and count my blessings"
Today this was a message I got:
"When we accept that we always exist in a state of grace, we
are able to live our lives more graciously."
Grace exists inside of all of us and around us. It is our inner beauty that
radiates outward, touching everyone we meet. It is that unseen hand that comes
from the divine, raising us up when we most need it. To be able to live in a
state of grace is not based on worthiness, nor is it earned through good deeds,
ritual, or sacrifice. Rather it is an unearned favor, freely bestowed and
available to all, that is inherent to our birthright. All we must do is open
our eyes to its presence and we will find and experience grace everywhere.
Grace is in the rain bringing relief to drought-ridden farms, and the
unexpected lead for the perfect job opportunity that comes from a stranger.
Grace is what happens to someone when they miraculously escape injury; it is
even the simple events that happen to us that we call “good luck,” like when we
don’t get a parking ticket after are meter has expired. Grace resides in the
love between two people, the gift or check that comes unexpectedly in the mail,
the cozy comforts that make up a home, and in the acts of forgiveness we bestow
upon others. It is grace that moves us to go out of our way to help a stranger.
In music, a grace note is the pause between notes that is so important to the
pacing of a song. Grace is the state we are in when we are doing nothing but
just being who we are.
When we accept that we always exist in a state of grace, we are able to live
our lives more graciously. Knowing we are graced gives us hope, makes us more
generous, and allows us to trust that we are taken care of even when we are
going through difficult times. Grace is our benevolence of heart, and our
generosity of spirit. Grace is unconditional love and the beauty that is our
humanity. When we know that we are blessed with grace, we can’t help but want
to live our lives in harmony.
At the time I wrote that I did not have a clear picture of what it meant. This message helped piece that together. As I hone my watercolor skills…..find what speaks to me and adhere to my Watercolor-A-Day policy I am loving that Grace.
I know and am at peace that every painting may not be a masterpiece but is coming from me. I also am fascinated by the bright colors and honing my own style.
Being in the moment and just painting how I feel. As an Artist living in that moment and letting go are important. It is part of the process. It is part of Living & Creating in Grace…..
"Invest your thoughts and time in the things you love. Don’t wait around for too long to get involved in something that moves you. Realize how important it is to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, explore it. Get up and go after it. Embrace it, hug it, love it, and above all, let your passion flow freely."