Root meaning: A pure blessing or a state of pure blessing, given by God, which makes no demand on the receiver, which the receiver must do nothing to contribute to or earn.

Christian: An undeserved gift from God that saves or sanctifies us.


  1. The heavenly state in which everything is freely given us and there are no difficulties, struggles, guilts or burdens (see T-7.XI.1-2).
  2. The salvation that we receive in the holy instant (see T-19.I.13).
  3. The act of God reaching down and giving us the revelation of His Presence, either a) in the form of a temporary experience of divine union (see W-pI.169.12:2-3), or b) in the form of the final step, in which He permanently awakens us to Heaven. See (W-pI.168-169).