Grace seems to be my theme for the week in my daily card draws and readings. So the question I must ask myself is, Is this Grace that is needed? No doubt about that. Is it being given? I certainly hope so. Or is this just a subtle reminder that I am about as graceful as a cow? More than likely, yes.
What is grace? How do we get it? Can it be seen, or heard, or touched? Better yet, is it a gift that can be given?
One of my favorite descriptions is found in The Faeries Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth. Jessica describes the Faery Godmother using these keywords. Gifts. Talents. Grace. Helpful lessons. When I pulled this card today randomly and I saw the word grace there, I thought wait a minute. Didn’t I just do a couple of readings where grace seemed to be the main idea? Sure enough I had.
“Grace is the good fortune we get from the universe even when we don’t deserve it. In fact, deserving or not deserving is not the issue. We are—and therefore, we are loved.” Meet Sairie the Faery Godmother. “She gives us grace to help us along our way. It might be a little touch of faery dust to lift a mood, it might be a conspicuous miracle, it might be anything in between.” “Sairie the Faerie Godmother is a giver of grace and occasionally (quite often, in fact) of useful lessons. Quite often she acts in your lives through the hands and hearts of others.” “The Faery Godmother glows through us as we perform loving and appropriate kindnesses for others and develop our capacity for unconditional love. Sage advice from The Faery Godmother; “Remember to say thank you by passing a kindness on to someone else. Practice a little faery godmothering yourself and see how enjoyable it is. Part of the fun of it is to do it so that the recipient doesn’t know where the gift came from.”
Not a new concept at all really. I think the “modern” name for this is “Pay-It-Forward”. When that gift of grace is shown or given to you, take her advice and practice a little faery godmothering yourself. By acting in a faery godmother-ly way, it allows us to be open to receive.
“When we block the Faery Godmother from our daily lives, things are harder than they need be. When we attempt to live without the grace of the faeries and of heaven, life is an uphill struggle. “
Or, as we say at my house: “Where would poor Skinny-grella (Cinderella) be without her gracious and giving Faery God-MUTH-er?”
Be a Faery Godmother and Pay-It-Forward. Whatever you call it, grace is the gift given as well as the gift received.