We have been guided to the name circles of grace, it aligns with our mission of providing a safe space for clients to fall in love with their life and to live fully. Grace is often mentioned in a religious context, our focus is not about religion, but it is about spirituality. Grace happens in all our journeys. It is a gift of kindness to self or from others, it is acceptance of self. When we feel what it is like to be fully human, we have experienced grace. When light breaks into our darkness and we feel acceptance, we have experienced grace.
Paul Tillich said this about grace; “We experience moments in which we accept ourselves, because we feel that we have been accepted by that which is greater than we…it is such moments that make us love our life, that make us accept ourselves…that peace enters into us and makes us whole, that self-hate and self-contempt disappear, and that our self is reunited with itself. Then we can say that grace has come upon us.” Shaking of the Foundations.
The “circles” of circles of grace is about life’s journey. If you have ever studied Asian art, you’ve likely encountered a mandala. A mandala, which means circle in Sanskrit, tells of spiritual journeys, history, life stories and healing. In many Asian traditions the use of a mandala helps one move from suffering into joy and happiness.