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.

241 thoughts on “Amazing Grace

  1. So lovely to read this again, and how easy is it to focus on that one annoying distraction and not the beauty within ourselves? Our light is actually much greater than anything happening around us, but it’s not taught to connect to this place within ourselves in life, the only place I’ve found that supports this is Universal Medicine.

  2. Every detail you share here awakens the same in my body as I read. Such an amazing gift. So that I can now get up and share it with the world as I walk. Thank you.

  3. There is so much noise, commotion, disturbance, and disharmony in the world, it’s become a distraction away from this grace and love within ourselves. The disharmony is only present because we have left the grace within. We have truly allowed what we are not to be what our world is based on.

  4. I was feeling the amazing grace as I read this Anne and then laughed at the mosquito part. It is a great reflection to learn that there are so many distractions all around us which we can choose to be annoyed with or go to willingly, rather than stay with what we were feeling.

  5. To wake up feeling wonderful has a lot to do with how we treat ourselves in the day and also how we put ourselves to sleep, it is not about what has happened in our day but about how we have handled it, and this in itself is the lesson and the learning. And just as Anne has shared – what do we focus on? The annoying mosquito or the feeling of amazingness?

  6. Anne, this is like a poem or the lyrics of a song written to be sung…. the one song to remind us all of who we are deep inside.

  7. This is very beautiful to feel what you’ve written. We can choose to feel our amazingness. There was a lovely grace I felt today when I woke. Despite a late night and eating rubbish, I woke up feeling lovely. I could see how I could go in for self bashing for my night’s choices but I was getting that I’m ok, no matter how late I went to bed, or what rubbish I’d watched on TV I was still amazing. I could see an old habit of thinking I was defective and needed to hide this secret defective part of me (as yet unidentified) from the world. What if I lived from feeling how lovely I am instead and accepted all of me, all my past choices etc. with love and understanding? Even I’d want to be with me 🙂

    1. That’s lovely Karin, it’s true, we don’t have to be conditional or selective with our love, we can hold our whole selves with love including the parts of us we feel we want to hide – which are truly just areas we are still learning in.

    1. There was a time when I did have a hangover and I can say there is nothing quite so wretched in that feeling. I was at that time choosing a way to live from a very limited set of preset choices based on a lack of self love for myself and all others. As I have re learnt how to reconnect back to the love that dwells inside me that I rejected and regained my self respect and integrity the need for alcohol just melted away because what I felt and still feel in my body is far more important than trashing it.

      1. A friend was sharing how he gave up smoking and then hated cigarettes after that, and 40 years later he still has not had a smoke and I feel that after stopping drinking 26 years ago, that I loved how I felt so much that I also hated alcohol and what it would do to my body, so I also have not touched a drink.

  8. As I sit here in a cafe in Cambodia, feeling the effects of a week of later than usual nights and foods I wouldn’t normally eat, I appreciate that I know this amazingness too and that it is in all of us when we choose to live in a way that supports it. I also know that it is not meant to be enjoyed in isolation and grows when it is shared.

    1. Love your sharing here Fiona – it is such a gift to know it is within us no matter where we go or what we do – this warmth, this deeply felt amazingness does grow and expand on sharing with another.

  9. To focus on the mosquito or on you and your amazing partner – what a choice! I always find it very difficult to focus on me when i see a fly or a mosquito which annoy the hell out of me. But it’s because I always think that I have to fix everything, so if I see a fly, i think that i have to get rid of it, otherwise i can’t feel content in myself – what a lie! The feeling of contentment comes first and foremost from us, and then our environment becomes less important.

  10. Such rare moments of grace in the light of everyday’s struggles and challenges most experience and would consider being their normal are very special and extraordinaire until we more and more get to feel that it is available at any moment if we only choose to connect to the grace and love that holds us consistently, awaiting our return to it.

  11. Exquisite sharing of the tangible truth of our oneness which can be felt when we open ourselves up and surrender to the love we are within, as then have no doubt that is the divine pulse of who we all are in essence.

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