Surrounded By Grace
365 Moments of Grace
By Linda Dieffenbach, BSW, RMT
June 27, 2016
Grace is a gift from the divine that exists in each moment of our lives, if we only stop to witness it. It comes to us through the smile of a stranger, a soft breeze to cool us on a hot day, the laughter of a child, the shoulder of a friend…
One of the many things that I love about my work is that I get to hear the stories of peoples lives. They share their heartaches, their pain, their triumphs, and their joy. I am given the opportunity to be both a witness and a guide for some small part of their journey through this life. As they share their stories with me, I am blessed with the opportunity to be touched by a whisper of Grace as they share with me how it has transformed them. The more stories I hear, the more I come to know that we are constantly surrounded, supported and inspired the divine – even in the darkest moments of our lives.
Grace has touched my life in so many amazing ways over the years.
I am constantly awed by it. I see Grace in the little gifts and tiny miracles that I see in each day, however one of the most profound experiences I have had occurred on one of the darkest days of my life. The day that I attempted to commit suicide.
Although it has never been a secret, I have rarely shared the story about that day and have never shared it publicly until last week when my story was published in the new book, 365 Moments of Grace.
In this book, I share the story of how the world seem to come together to keep me alive. Moment by moment throughout that day, circumstances and people continually stepped in front of my path, thwarting my plans and keeping me alive. As I experienced it, I did not fully comprehend what was happening but as I look back I can see clearly that I was completely surrounded by Grace through every step of that day and through the long years of healing that followed.
Through that an many other personal experiences, I have come to know that I am never alone on this journey through life. That knowing has helped me through the difficult times and the dark days. I have learned to look for the Grace in front of me, especially when I am struggling or feeling alone. When I cannot see it in my own life, it sometimes helps me to hear or read the stories of others and, through the Grace in their lives, I am able to see it in my own life once again.
365 Moments of Grace
My participation as a contributing author in 365 Moments of Grace was fueled by my desire to share my story so that others who are struggling might be able to find Grace in their life through my and others stories. I am excited to share it with you and hope that you will find many blessings within as you read my story and others.
Please comment below. I would love to hear from you about your own experiences of Grace in your life.
Learn about some of the other authors, too:
Amanda Johnson – http://www.amandajohnson.tv/blog
Heather Wiest – http://www.loveserveinspire.com
Josie Wood – http://www.heartful-living.com
There are over 250 authors in this book. Each authors shares their own unique stories and experiences of Grace in their lives. It is a beautifully inspiring compilation.
About Linda Dieffenbach:
Linda has over 15 years experience as an energy healer, coach and personal development expert. She specializes in empowering you to overcome the patterns and habits that are keeping you feeling stuck and overwhelmed with your life. Her areas of training and expertise include personal empowerment, self-care skills, stress management, healthy relationships, effective communication, suicide prevention, and trauma. To learn more about Linda, click here. Interested in working with Linda? Click here.