"Perhaps you hunger to finally end the struggle of living from a consciousness of fear and separation. Perhaps you yearn for a saner, wiser, more spiritually elegant way to move through our world. Perhaps you are weary of the dizzying pace of a culture that drives us ever further from our true nature. There is another way: a way of Grace. This book is a hand of friendship to help you come to abide in the living presence that you are and always were."Miranda Macpherson, The Way of Grace
Many of us struggle to truly live what we believe spiritually. What if closing that gap wasn’t about trying harder, but something quite the opposite? The Way of Grace is a guide to spiritual surrender and nondual realization based on the practice of ego relaxationa holistic, feminine approach to welcoming all of your experience and responding with compassion and wisdom in a world in need of your unique gifts.
"Grace has four primary dimensions, or ways that it comes alive," explains Macpherson.
"Ego relaxation gives us access to these dimensions, so we can stop trying to beat ourselves into spiritual shape and yield instead to an unshakable presence within." In The Way of Grace, she shares reflections, inquiries, and meditation practices for each phase of your journey:
• Relaxing into the Ground of Gracemove beyond identification with your personality and return to the felt sense of your connection to Grace as your natural and ever-present foundation
• Receiving the Blessings of Gracemove beyond "the spiritual poverty of lack" and rediscover the gift of life in every moment through the portals of trust, humility, patience, and joy
• The Transforming Power of Gracemove beyond that which limits your full freedom through forgiveness, compassion, unwinding ego identity, and abiding in your boundless nature
• Living the Embodiment of Gracecontinue to surrender anything that binds you into self-centered patterns and behaviors and become a "Grace-delivery device," the presence of love here on Earth
"Grace will always deepen, season, and bring out the very best in you," writes Macpherson. "You are its embodiment, always and forever." The Way of Grace will be your steady companion to "live as the fountain we were made to be, letting the living waters flow to quench our parched and tired Earth."
Foreword by Russ Hudson.
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About the Author
MIRANDA MACPHERSON is a spiritual teacher who shares an integrated, feminine approach to nondual realization. Founder of OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation in London, where she trained and ordained over 600 ministers, today she leads the Living Grace Sangha in Northern California and leads retreats internationally. The author of Boundless Love (Ebury Press, 2002) she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more, visit mirandamacpherson.com.
Table of Contents
Foreword Russ Hudson ix
Part I Relaxing into the Ground of Grace 9
1 Surrender: The Practice of Ego Relaxation 11
2 There Is Nothing to Fear 19
3 Melting the Grip of Control 29
4 Dropping the Knife of Judgment 41
Part II Receiving the Blessings of Grace 53
5 Cultivating Trust 55
6 Humility: Bowing to the Mystery 67
7 Patience: The Gentle Effort 79
8 Entering the Joy of Being 91
Part III The Transforming Power of Grace 103
9 Forgiveness: Transforming Heartbreak 105
10 Compassion: Loving Your Suffering 117
11 Unwinding Your Core Ego Identity 129
12 Resting in Boundless True Nature 143
Part IV Living the Embodiment of Grace 157
13 Cultivating Equanimity in Uncertain Times 159
14 Inspired Action 171
15 Befriending Your Animal Humanity 185
16 Being the Presence of Love 197
Epilogue Yes … and Thank You 207
About the Author 215