There's a million ways to pray
and way, leads on to way.

There's a thousand paths, to the God in us.
Because the body of God, is everything.

About Lucy Grace.

Lucy Grace is a mystic, spiritual guide, holistic therapist and poet based in New Zealand. She is the author of This Untameable Light and sees life as an ongoing practice to embody realisation. We can only give, what we embody.

She has lived many lives – including as a television journalist for New Zealand’s largest national news channel One News, and a humanitarian aid worker based in Europe for 15 years working for UNICEF, Save the Children, Fairtrade and Oxfam. She worked in orphanages and disaster zones around the world helping to bring relief to peoples suffering.

Lucy now focuses on her work as a spiritual guide, therapist and poet. She teaches hundreds of people from around the globe each week in community, group and private sessions, helping them to connect with their deepest heart, truth and joy.

LIFE AS PATH: Lucy was raised in a poor neighbourhood, by a young single mother in the early 1980s.

They sometimes went without food, heating, furntiture or schoolbooks. In the end, they always ended up with whatever they truly needed.

There was a significant amount of violence in the area where Lucy grew up. Burglaries were common place in her home. The area was rife with gangs, and when she was 25 she was diagnosed with PTSD from ongoing exposure to significant violence.

Despite the trauma and lack of resources in childhood, Lucy mostly felt light inside, full of ordinary joy. The lack of resources resulted in a shrinking of her outer world to what she thought of – years later – as a kind of welfare-child ashram.

Within the home, and outside of it, there were few distractions or ability to go anywhere else (they didn’t own a car until she was 14) and significant trauma – all forcing her to go within to what she thought of as “the deep stillness and light inside” to rest, find nourishment, solace, and strength.

Due to the lack of exposure to the external world, she had very little conditioning. It was rare they had a television, all of her books were from school or the second hand shop where her mother worked. External experiences and inputs were limited.

She got used to turning inward for sustenance and just ‘being’ from a young age. She had endless space and quiet in her childhood. No siblings and nowhere to go. Relative poverty shrunk her external world. It was a gift that helped her cultivate a rich internal world.

Lucy felt she couldn’t find herself outside of herself – not in her family or neighbourhood – her sense was the only place she could find herself was with “God” so she rested there often.

At 18 she left the neighbourhood where she grew up to attend university in the big city and at 19 she experienced her first significant awakening, seeing through the personal self. This brought with it a lot of grief and integration, coming to terms with losing “Lucy.”

At this time subtle perceptions revealed themselves and for a decade she could see spirits and feel what others where feeling and thinking to a level she wasn’t comfortable with.

She was filled with love and a sense of deep wellness. She never thought much of it, and didn’t talk about it, there had already been so much light inside through childhood, and she was just relieved to be in the world finally – and out of the area where she grew up – that she simply focussed on living.

There was still significant trauma to be worked through on the level of the psyche and her life at this time led her to psychotherapy which helped heal her PTSD.

After a brief stint in television journalism, Lucy spent 15 years in Europe and New Zealand working for international humanitarian aid agencies. She worked in orphanages in Bulgaria, and went to disasters to help with food, shelter and water.

On return to NZ at age 31, she suddenly became extremely ill. For six months, she was mostly bedridden. Doctors, both natural and traditional, could not find the source of the illness. Over the next few years, she had to work to earn an income but there was no strength for much else. The pain in her body was ever-present. She was forced to exist in a kind of in-between world again – of much aloneness and silence, aside from work.

After a few years of significant illness, she recovered strength enough to live a semi-normal life. But any time she tried to do too much, she was knocked back into illness. By 35 she was in a leadership role at an international aid agency, married, with a baby on the way, just surviving day-to-day with the pressure on her physical body.

On becoming a mother at 35, she entered a level of blackness that was shocking and previously unknown. For more than two years she descended into complete separation and couldn’t hear the guidance that had always accompanied her. For the first time ever she couldn’t feel God.

After more than two years of immense struggle, an unexplainable and absolute surrender took place within, in a moment, as her two-year-old cried and reached for her.

Within three months she had left the career she loved to rest in what she thought of as silence. For around a year and a half, she couldn’t do much else.

Lucy had never been exposed to spirituality, nor did she know anything about its concepts or traditions. She thought meditation was for “those hippy people.”

Because there had been no conscious spiritual search, she had no context for what was happening. Often it was so beautiful – she didn’t need to know. There was an innate sense of trust and recognition that went beyond what needed to be seen or understood with the mind.

When the need to understand did arise – some online searches helped a little, but often she preferred sitting in silence to hear from within.

Guidance and teaching had always been present throughout her life, and given through hearing and images – an “understanding” about what was going to happen or come, or being told directly in dreams or out of body experiences, what would unfold in her life (it did unfold that way, time and time again, until she learnt to trust these messages).

Since then, Lucy has been called over and over into deeper surrender. She has had further profound shifts and many clearings – without spiritual teachers or a formal path.

She sees life as the path.

Her career of 15 years, husband/partner of 16 years, many friends, and her home – all things she loved dearly – fell away.

She is not selling any idea and makes no claim to know anything. It seems to her that there is nothing to know, or that can be known. There is no one way and no right way. There is only your way, to be honoured and cherished and fallen into more and more deeply in every breath.

Lucy's Story

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