How to live in Grace

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Before I get too deep into this post, I would like to offer an explanation of what is grace, at least in my understanding.

Grace is that thing which is with us every moment of every day. It is not something that you are ever without or could ever conceive of it leaving you.

It is the determining thing that guides us in everything we do.

If you like, it is the Divine encouraging us to be Divine also!

So why do you not feel that this is what is taking place in your life?

When humankind came into creation, its only purpose was to know itself as Divine, so along with this perfect creation came free will.

The free will is precisely what it says it is, ie without attachment to any dogma or control, free to make choices that are our own. This also means free to do this without the Divine’s guiding hand, without grace!

Now the problem arose in this very complicated experiment, that we chose to believe that the Divine did not exist or that we were as powerful and no longer needed this outdated model. Enter the ego!

I have heard it said that we could not live without the ego as it is part of who we are?

I think the problem lies with the fact that the ego is just defending itself by saying that we cannot survive without it.

So now for many beings who live with free will and the ego as their guide, the construct that they have created is a complete forcefield to the Divine’s grace. This is something that is further entrenched every moment as instead of feeling the Divine’s grace encouraging us to do the right thing, keeping good and wholesome company, and be the light for others to recognise, it distracts us and points us into directions that serve its purpose and not that of the Divine.

Now for the good news – and like most things in life the answer is simple!

You need to realise your Divinity!

There is usually a catalyst in life that can either push you toward the light or send you in the opposite direction. But if you have a concept that grace exists then when these catalysts are presented to you, you can be ready to meet the choice!

My chosen form of catalyst busting is the enquiry which in its purest form questions who or what is experiencing life and all its colour and confusion.

I think you may find that the answer if pursued with courage, will surprise you!

Dean Creedy has been a spiritual seeker for over 40 years and has had a focus on the path of the yogic traditions for nearly 25. He was drawn to the mystical and metaphysical side of the Indian and Eastern traditions, gaining deeper understanding through the grace of teachers and masters upon the path. In 2003 he became part of these traditions by initiation and adopting and embracing his spiritual name.
Dean trained to become a yoga teacher in India and Perth, Western Australia and from the turn of the new millennium offered regular classes, workshops and retreats, covering all aspects of yogic life. 
In 2007 Dean and Melanie were drawn to a tree change in Southern Tasmania, creating an environment where they could achieve a deeper understanding of their respected fields and paths.
Earlier this year (2018) a calling to move to the NW of Tasmania has deepened their understanding of their individual and joint life path. It was also during this time that Dean’s true guide and Master reappeared.
Dean’s approach to the spiritual path and all the pitfalls and challenges is a practical and grounded one, sidestepping the often airy nature of current trends, and always looking for balance in all things.