Have you ever felt the Grace of oneness with God? There are many things you can do to have this at will.

"Praying without ceasing is not ritualized, nor are there even words. It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God." ~Peace Pilgrim

“…awareness of oneness with God.” What does this mean?

Have you ever had an incredible feeling of wellbeing suddenly sweep over you? Your heart feels full of love and joy and everything feels right with the world. To me, this is a state of Grace—of oneness with God.

I always feel this to be such a great gift when it happens spontaneously to me. I also see it as a great gift when I consciously open my heart—which is what happens when I choose the intent to learn about loving myself, and take loving action in my own behalf.

I have found some loving actions that always give me that expansive feeling of oneness. This is my list, and I’d love to hear yours.

• Being fully present in my heart while being kind, tender, understanding, compassionate and caring with another.
• Smiling into someone’s eyes and feeling their soul smiling back.
• Sharing love in many different ways.
• Laughing or crying with someone.
• Snuggling with my grandchildren.
• Loving on my dogs and horses.
• Honoring and learning from all of my feelings.
• Doing creative things—making pots on the wheel, painting and drawing, writing.
Cooking and eating very delicious and extremely healthy, nurturing food.
• Walking in nature and being very present with the beauty of trees, flowers, rocks, pieces of gnarled wood, clouds, mountains, birds, grass and sky.
• Reading a really good book.
• Being very connected with my spiritual Guidance and receiving new thoughts and ideas.
• Wandering through a day off, allowing myself to do whatever catches my attention.
• Being—doing nothing.

I’m sure there are more ways, but this is what comes to mind right now.

I know that my soul—who I truly am—is a spark of the divine, just as a drop of the ocean is a part of the ocean. When I allow my soul—my inner child—to express who she really is, that’s when I feel the oneness. It’s up to my loving Adult to stay conscious of this choice, rather than slip into unconsciousness and allow my wounded self to take over.

My wounded self can never feel oneness with God, because she is my fabrication, not God’s creation. When I let her be in charge, I feel cut off from my divine Source. I feel alone, separate and miserable. Since I really hate feeling that way, I’m very motivated to make the loving choices that lead to feeling that wonderful sense of wellbeing.

Still, as good as it feels to be in that state of Grace, I will sometimes make the choices that cut that off. I might go to sleep too late because “I just need to get one more thing done,” and then I’m too tired the next day to connect with myself, others and God. I might not balance work and play—working too much and playing too little. I might eat something that I know my body doesn’t handle well, which lowers my frequency, making it harder for me to connect. I might let a negative thought creep in.

I ask myself, “Why do I continue to indulge my wounded self at all?” And the answer is—because I’m human.

Author's Bio: 

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. is a best-selling author of 8 books, relationship expert, and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® process - featured on Oprah, and recommended by actress Lindsay Wagner and singer Alanis Morissette. Are you are ready to heal your pain and discover addiction-free joy? Click here for a FREE Inner Bonding Course, and visit our website at www.innerbonding.com for more articles and help. Phone and Skype Sessions Available. Join the thousands we have already helped and visit us now!