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Jul 18, 2014 08:41AM

Learning to Live with Grace, Flow and Ease

by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

Authors Cheryl Dodd Baldwin and Mary Ellen Finerty teach us about invoking grace, flow and ease into our lives with their book, Living with Grace, Flow and Ease. Each chapter is a story told by one of the two authors, taking turns relating how their experiences as touch healers are enhanced with these three single-syllable words.

The book describes the five basic steps for choosing a life that is filled first with grace, followed by flow, and finally ease. Grace is described as “divine intervention—Isomething larger than ourselves—that intervenes on our behalf.” Flow is the element that grace uses to move the situation it is intervening with. According to the authors, “Ease is the lack of difficulty with which everything Flows as Grace is moving through our lives.”

Start by opening the heart and focusing on love, joy and gratitude. From this openness we can then feel a stillness that can be called prayer or meditation. Then refocus if necessary, and by the end of the day reflect on the moments or events in which you felt grace, flow and ease and give gratitude for them.

Their stories demonstrate how Baldwin and Finerty were able to develop this concept and use it in their healing touch work with others—especially the children in Romania, where they have visited for several years as volunteers. This slim book is inspiring and authentic with real stories by dedicated women.

For more information, visit Living with Grace, Flow and Ease is available for purchase at

Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson is a freelance writer in the field of food and health. Connect with her at July 2014.

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