If you were with me on Sunday, you remember that we looked at several common product and company logos that have hidden, or at least not too obvious, messages. (If you weren’t with me on Sunday, I missed you!)
Do you have a bag of Tostitos tortilla chips at home? If so, take a look at the logo. Like me, you’ve probably seen it 100 times plus. But look again. Notice the two T’s? They are two people, standing between a bowl of what looks like salsa, with arms outstretched to share a tortilla chip! Had you noticed that before? I hadn’t.
In the wonder-ful and sometimes challenging experience of change, often we “judge by appearances,” rather than taking a deep breath and allowing Spirit (or God or the Universe or our Higher Power) to speak to us so we can see the whole picture.
The whole picture is, of course, that we are always divinely guided and protected, and that change often works out to be the best thing that could have happened. Navigation through change often calls us to access that most wonderful gift from Spirit which we call grace.
I believe that accessing grace requires recognition that Life (and life) is for us, that we are the beloved of God, and that we never walk alone. Allowing grace into our lives always requires that we become willing. To see beyond appearances; to allow the change to play out without holding on to what was; to take responsibility for our part and forgive what needs to be forgiven (in ourselves and others); to recognize that our highest good may come to us through channels we couldn’t have imagined.
Beca Lewis’ wonderful book Living in Grace has some other suggestions for moving forward in grace. I’ll share those with you later in the week. In the meantime, remember that “the winds of grace are always blowing–it is for us to raise our sails.”