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Receiving a Touch of Grace
Experience by Susan Kramer
No one was more surprised than me to receive a touch of grace coming through someone in my own generation just after my thirtieth birthday.
I was giving my friend a ride home from an evening spiritual service, and before going, we stood outside my car for a minute enjoying the mild evening air.
Then, before entering the car, my friend extended a blessing to me by momentarily holding a hand just above my head.
I was completely filled with joyful energy so strong that it has stayed with me ever since, re-vitalizing me anytime I remember the experience.
I have used this flowing and uplifting grace as the energy to write many articles on practical spiritual living. After all, I was the mother of five children, and family life was how I lived and practiced virtues in living.
Now, forty years later, I ponder if I had somehow prepared myself to receive loving grace-filled energy. And even though it came spontaneously, till that time I was devoted to loving God and doing good for others.
As Ive mentioned in the past, nightly I quietly took my beads from under my pillow and said a rosary for the soul in purgatory who needed it most. It was my own idea and I felt good doing that even at eight years old.
From today onward if you want joy-filled communion beyond this ordinary world give of your time and energy to uplift others; it uplifts you along with them.
May the energy of love hold and raise you with its embrace
In this ever-flowing river of life.
Note: This article was written on the 38th anniversary of my experience of grace, which was September 8, 1982.
Receiving a Touch of Grace © 2020 Susan Kramer; photo by Susan Kramer Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France 2001
About the Author: A meditation and yoga practitioner and international author since 1976, Susan Kramer writes on practical spirituality, family and social issues, and dance. Her instructional books are listed at her web site http://www.susankramer.com/books.html
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