Have you ever really listened to the lyrics in the famous Gospel hymn, “Amazing Grace?”

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.

(click here for the rest of the lyrics)

Contemplating these lyrics has given me an understanding of the awesome power of “grace” to regenerate our lives.

So many of us are going through upheaval and restructuring in our lives right now.

Are you one of them?

Have long time relationships crumbled? Jobs and income disappeared? Support systems you thought you could count on vanished?

If so, you’re not alone. I don’t think many people would deny that we are living through incredibly turbulent times.

My life has been turned upside down too with selling my home and moving all within a short period of time, and with being in the real estate finance business, an industry that’s barely hanging on by a thread right now.

One thing that’s helped me through all this though has been contemplating the amazing power of “grace” to restore my capsized boat/life to an upright position again, and the extraordinary wisdom the Pilgrims had to set aside a day to honor and activate this power with the first Thanksgiving.

Do you know what the definition of “grace” is? Merriam Webster’s online dictionary defines it as:

Unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification; a virtue coming from God; a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace.

When you couple the power of “grace” with a holiday like Thanksgiving you create an unstoppable force to create miracles in your life. Did you know that? Miracles can and do happen – everyday – if only we would stop and look and “recognize” them.

When we focus on the good in our lives and “give thanks” with true appreciation from the heart we are sending out a powerful request from the seat of our soul, which is the heart, to repair, restore and regenerate our lives directly to the creative forces of the Universe.

The Universe is malleable and a blank slate until we impress our thoughts upon it, so it cannot help but respond to our request if only we become aware and use this awesome power within us.

I like to focus on this particular line:

How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.

The hymn instructs us to look beyond the conditions we are experiencing, no matter how dark things might appear to be, and to look to the love and divine protection of the Universe and focus on the good in our lives instead.

Miracles occur when we believe, and when we give the good in our lives power and withdraw the power from the “not so good.”

The moment you begin to give thanks for what’s good, and believe that the power of divine grace is working for you – is the instant that you will be lifted up above the negative conditions and your life will change for the better.

That’s what this line in the hymn tells us to do – and metaphysically this is what happens to us. The Universe can’t make us recognize the good – only we can do that, but the second we do our lives can and will change for the better, and we go from “blind” to “seeing” the truth – that we are blessed.

Was blind, but now I see.

We are creating our lives no matter what we choose to believe.

  • If we believe things happen at random and we are like little boats adrift on a stormy sea – then we will experience our lives this way.
  • If we believe that everything happens for our good and growth, and that our every thought and emotion create our reality, and that by changing how we think and feel about the events of our lives we can create a better life – then what we’ll experience is a better life.
  • If we give thanks for all the good in life and believe in the amazing power of grace to cradle and lift us above the conditions of our lives – we will experience miracles.

And this miracle happens in “the twinkling of an eye” when we choose to give thanks and focus on the good in our lives.

It doesn’t mean our problems will fix themselves – it does mean, though, we should focus on the solution and things working out well. Hold a vision of the “good/solution” in our mind’s eye. When we do this and believe in divine grace we are lifted above the problem and able to focus on the solution instead of remaining mired in the problem.

So, this Thanksgiving while you’re surrounded by family, even if there are squabbles and problems, give thanks for their love and support.

Give thanks for the roof over your head and the food you’ve been given.

Give thanks for the Earth and all her loving bounty, and all the people that walk upon her.

Give thanks for all the choices you have, and for your mind in particular, and the miraculous power your mind has to recreate yourself and your life.

Give thanks, thanks, thanks and more thanks.

Believe in the power of divine grace to lift you up and carry you over the snares and pitfalls – and you will experience the miracle of “divine grace.”

Make a decision to live your life this way – every day, and choose Thanksgiving as your new re-birthday – the day you take back your awesome power to create your masterpiece – your life.

Even if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving – begin to incorporate the magnificence of divine grace into your life by focusing on the good and watch your life change for the better.

Happy Thanksgiving and re-happy birthday to one and all!

Have you ever experienced divine grace? What happened? What effect did it have on your life?

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