Obstacles to Grace Melt Away
When I don’t resist, I am in grace.
My individuality expands to universality.
Day 7 – Obstacles to Grace Melt Away
“To live a life of gratitude is to open our eyes to the countless ways we are supported by the world around us.” ― Gregg Krech
In today’s meditation, we look at how grace can dissolve the resistance and obstacles we find in our life. We’ve all had times when we’ve struggled and encountered obstacles. These outer resistances are signals from our true self that there is some inner resistance, which comes from the limiting belief that we are a separate self. These beliefs are often a sense of entitlement, selfishness, or pessimism, and they block the natural flow of gratitude and grace.
As we practice gratitude, our perspective expands and we see we are not isolated at all. We are supported by the generosity of the universe in endless ways. Seeing this, our negativity, sense of entitlement, and all obstacles dissolve like morning mist with the rising sun.
One of the most impactful message in this meditation is the resistance are signals from the true self. The belief of entitlement
When you feel resistance, stop and pause, give yourself a moment. See it as an opportunity, that all will be well. Meet them with gratitude, it is hard, but you will slowly change your perception. As you see each obstacle you will see it as a lesion to find grace. Eventually Grace will find a home within you.
Entitlement that all rewards are deserved and earned, hence there is no need to be grateful. This is thinly veiled selfishness. All my life I have struggled with entitlement, especially in the workplace. Because I do not fight for that which I earn and deserve, many try to take it away from me or deprive me from those rewards. I was looking at it from a selfish point of view. I lacked gratitude and grace. Often I could not understand why I felt that entitlement was wrong but still felt I deserved it (a natural conflict), but listening to this meditation, I realize that I should have gratitude to those rewards instead of angry about the entitlement. My soul would have been more at peace, I would have been my true self.