Just what IS “grace” these days?

“Grace” is a word getting a lot of press these days as is “divine feminine”, “women’s leadership”, etc. and while catchy as sound-bites, just how do these words mean in our daily (translates to already too full) lives as women? As an exacerbated client shared this morning as I was teaching her about “soul language” “it’s like having to learn a whole new language and I am already overwhelmed!”.

In my work with women, I update words and concepts for both more congruence in today’s world and for the word’s offer of it’s power in our daily lives. Often this means taking a word we have learned as a noun and updating it’s relevance as a verb. For example, the word “grace”- which we learned was something one had (or did not) I teach is more a state of being, a dynamic we live in-in short, a verb.  And yes, it is like learning to learn a new language…so whassup?

We are changing and transforming from talking and knowing in our head to living and being our humanity-and divinity- in everyday life. Our language will reflect these changes ….the words of control and manipulation transforming into the language of faith and trust, the words of coercion and challenge transforming into the language of cooperation and opportunity, the words of “either-or” transforming into the language of “both-and”, the limitations of our words giving way to the living grace of our heart and soul as human beings.

So next time you find yourself frustrated by “what used to be so” and now needing to change, congratulate yourself for noticing an invitation from your life to update and transform more into your “being”.  Life offers in every one of her challenges, power within the challenge for meeting it.  When we choose to let go of life as a series of nouns and live our faith in life and of ourselves, we gain the grace of our divinity flowing through our humanity, the living gift of being a human.

“Surrender to the Goddess”

 “Surrender”,  the “kissing cousin” of commitment,  is another word/concept that (unfairly) has come to have a bad reputation. Like so many words and concepts whose definition means one thing in the seen world and almost the opposite in the unseen world, surrender is a powerful word and concept.  Once my clients begin to get over their confusion at the paradox of meanings between the exterior and interior world, and embrace the interior meaning of surrender, magic begins to happen!

Surrender is the choice to put aside our mental pre-conceptions of what is and is not possible, our allegiance and belief in the supreme power of control, and our fear of the unknown and the unseen.  Surrender is making the choice to create room for the sacred, the unknown, the mystery of life, to deliver it’s grace and wisdom in reponse to the call of our heart and soul.  Surrender is honoring the divine marriage of the earthly and the heavenly, suspending our disbelief and embracing our faith, and the willingness to entrust possibilities not made of simply mental means. As goes the  saying “Let go and let God/dess!”

 ”Surrender to the Goddess” reminds woman to surrender to the divine nature of her being, initiating the sacred marriage of what we call a human being. When we surrender to the Goddess we are, matters on earth become sooo much easier and joyful for like any marriage, the alchemy of the partners-in this case the earthly and the heavenly-creates a third where magic and miracle abound!