Hello and welcome to my blog. I’d like to apologize for the delay, since nature has changed the schedule several times. I’m back from my travels to Dublin, and ready to roll. I thank you for your patience. In my August blog on Amazing Grace I shared what Amazing Grace felt like in action in my body. In this October blog, I’m going to look at the song Amazing Grace from an intuitive perspective.
As a child, I attended Mount Zion Baptist church in Port Chester, New York, where the song Amazing Grace was the collection song. While singing Amazing Grace as a child, its meaning and impact never found a home in my spiritual awareness, yet deep in my body I could feel its power. Given that I am on a spiritual path, my Soul decided it was time for me to learn the song’s deeper significance by nudging me to use my intuition to explore each line for its spiritual meaning and impact. In this blog, I share my intuitive perspective that took me beyond the intellectual to the mystical, which has impacted and enhanced my spiritual growth.
My goals in sharing my intuitive understanding of the “Afro-American” version of Amazing Grace are:
1) To take you beyond the everyday perspective, both literal and intellectual, and
2) To inspire you to explore the song for its deeper meaning for your own spiritual growth.
History of Amazing Grace
To learn about composer John Newton, and to hear a various a cappella and instrumental versions, of his song, click on the link below:
Amazing Grace — An Intuitive Perspective
The version of Amazing Grace I used for my intuitive perspective is the one I learned in childhood, with the last line written by the brave abolitionist, Harriet Tubman. According to the Associated Press, in 2020, Miss Tubman will become the first African-American woman on American paper currency. She is set to replace slave-owning former president Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill. To make it easier to follow my process, I’ve written down my interpretation in table form:
|Song Stanza||Intuitive Perspective|
|Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.||A tone from the Soul that awakens higher awareness beyond the mental and reveals one’s behaviors and actions on the journey.|
|I once was lost, but now I’m found; twas blind, but now I see.||With Soul awareness I see and understand my true actions behind my behavior.|
|How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed.||The moment I accepted my Soul’s guidance and love, I am transformed.|
|Though many dangers, toils and snares, have already come;” Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.||No matter what has happened to me, I have always been, and will always be always loved, cared for, and protected by my Soul.|
|The Lord has promised good to me, His Word my hope secures;||My contract with God and My Soul is solid now matter what.|
|He will my Shield and Portion be, As long as life endures.||No matter time sequence, my form and contract is always with God.|
|Yea when this flesh and heart shall fail, and mortal life shall cease, I shall possess, within the veil, A life of joy and peace.||Whether I’m in human form, or spiritual form, I will always be with God.|
|The earth shall soon dissolve like snow the sun forbear to shine; But God, who called me here below Will be forever mine.||The material world is temporary; it has a beginning and an end. The Soul’s existence is eternal; it has no beginning or end.|
|When we’ve been there ten thousand years, Bright shinning as the sun, We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise than when we first begun.||This line gives insight into the “length of time” a Soul’s journey of evolution. We begin our existence praising God and we will always praise God in our existence.|
My goals were to take you beyond the everyday perspective of the song, Amazing Grace, and to inspire you to explore it for your unique personal understanding, using your natural ability to contact your Soul. If you are dedicated to uplifting and shifting Earth’s consciousness, consider taking to heart my suggestion, and follow through with your own insights.
In closing, I ‘d like to offer two spiritual statements for your consideration:
1) God is an equal opportunity creator, and it’s up to anyone presented with an opportunity to utilize it;
2) “It is no secret what God can do, what He’s done for others, He’ll do for you.”
With much Love, I thank you for visiting my blog, and look forward to seeing you next month.