Amazing Grace

by Anne Malatt, Australia

I woke this morning feeling amazing. There was nothing in the way of this feeling, so I lay there and enjoyed it. The feeling welled up from deep in my heart and filled my being. It flowed up and down my spine and I felt it cracking and popping into place. It flowed down my arms and I felt them relaxing and releasing. My fingers tingled and my palms grew fiery. It flowed down my legs to my feet and out my soles. It filled my head, which felt much lovelier than what usually fills it.

I held my sleeping partner, and I felt the same amazingness in him. As I lay there feeling how amazing he was, my amazingness grew and our two hearts beat as one.

Everything felt amazing, except the mosquito, which started buzzing around our heads. I then had a choice ­– to focus on this or to continue to allow myself to feel amazing. I chose me, which was amazing.

The feeling grew, and I felt so amazing that I wanted to get up and share it with the world. As I moved, the feeling flowed through my body. Every move I made was a confirmation and celebration of that feeling.

As I sit here watching and listening and feeling the day dawn, I can feel that same feeling in everything… in everyone… that amazing grace, that love, that we all are.

195 thoughts on “Amazing Grace

  1. The mosquitos of life – everything that distracts us from being who we are, all the noises and pictures, expectations, demands, deadlines, ideals and beliefs, and the next and the next and the next thing to do… it all tends to take us away from the stillness within. Hence we need to turn towards our inner to find what we miss and then learn to live from that inner in a world run by everything outside of us.

  2. This is a simple and beautiful reminder that in each moment we always have a choice, it was great that you didn’t let yourself get distracted by the mosquito and remained with your stillness and amazingness instead.

  3. What I love about this article is that you took the time to write down and appreciate what you’ve felt, to make a claim and share to the world what you’ve felt. And knowing that even when distraction comes by you have a choice to stay with it. Thank you.

  4. I was watching a tv commercial this morning and it showed everyone walking around with their heads down totally disconnected from life and from each other. Then one girl decides to bring a dining table and eat dinner in her apartment block hallway. People walk by and start to join her and everyone starts to connect again.
    It shows that this is actually our innate nature and we have been moving away from this and there is a craving in many to come back to this truth- some just not so sure if it is safe and if others will meet them here if they do.

  5. A simple, wise and oh so powerful sharing thank you Anne; summed up in what you have expressed here;
    “in everyone… that amazing grace, that love, that we all are”.

  6. To allow ourselves to feel amazing one thing but to sustain it and build on its grace requires appreciation. There is not nearly enough appreciation in the world of today and this is a fact we all need to first ponder on why and then correct it.

  7. The early moments of the day, if we wake up early and there is space to be with yourself, is one of the most beautiful moments of the day. Pure grace and surrender to it. A perfect moment if there are no mosquitos around!

  8. Simple moments in life can bring such clarity and awareness, offering a constant blessing for ourselves and everyone.

  9. I love the feeling of being held by another and in that moment the period of grace and surrender- the beauty of coming together in a way that is full of love.

  10. Gosh that was beautiful to read, thank you Anne. The mosquito was such a great analogy for many life situations, from thoughts to problems and issues – we can focus all of our attention on these things or stay with the feeling of how amazing we truly are and deal with life from that place. Amazing grace indeed.

  11. How empowering it is to be aware of the vibration that we have chosen to move us through our day, as it is then this quality that we confirm and magnify through all that we do.

  12. That’s very cool Anne. I love the choice to stay with you. I know I would have found that buzzing test somewhat infuriating….but I most certainly would have clocked it was a test and that I was then presented with a choice.

  13. That is a cute and classic story; the fact that you were able to stay with the grace and joy you felt rather than being taken by the mozzy and go into the annoyance is actually a lot harder than one might think, especially when they are buzzing in your ear.

  14. I have come to see so clearly that when I choose me, and not allow myself to be distracted from the truth I am feeling in any given moment, that magic happens; magic that these days is nothing extraordinary but simply showing me how magical life can always be if we choose to live our truth.

  15. What if our whole lives are full of this amazing grace, and the only you could say negative part or problem was as small as the moskito…. It makes no sense to give any power to something so small when we are surrounded by such grandness.

  16. “that amazing grace, that love, that we all are.” Appreciation of the grandness of the true love that we are that puts the buzzing interferences of life into perspective.

  17. When I read your blog, it also has me considering how considerably low our standards are and how often we accept waking up feeling so much less than magnificent.

  18. I love your humour Anne and I love this blog . . . as I was reading it I could feel the amazingness spread through my body also! Thank you.

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