Excerpt from 1957 Second Halekou Closed Class - A Meditation: Release God - 2
Master #196 - Tape 4 - Side 2
Do you not see how we have been trying to use God? Please in this very instant stop it. Give up every single attempt to use God or expect God to do you will, or your wish, or to fulfill your desire -– now, in this instant let us end once and for all the old man with his ways. Let us yield ourselves. Nevertheless, not my will, Thy will be done. Do not fulfill my desires, my hopes, or my ambitions. Let me fulfill Thy will, Thy grace, Thy direction, Thy leading.
God has never failed me. Father, in what way have I failed Thee? God is in His heaven. All is well with the Earth. What is wrong with me? Reveal Thyself. Reveal Thy plan. Never more, never more Father will I ask you to do my will. Never more will I pray that you do something for me.
Let my prayer be, “Use me. Fulfill Thy self in me. Let Thy will be done in me. Thy grace, Thy will, Thy life, Thy love is my sufficiency. Never again will I pray for anything except that Thy will be done in me. Release me Father from all desires, hopes, wishes, plans. Let me be obedient to Thy plan for me. Show me plainly the way in which I am to go and I promise to go. I promise to follow the Light as it is given to me."
Even now in this room there is not a complete release. You must release yourselves. You must let go of God and trying to bring God to your will -- to do something for you. Let go of God and let God use you. Let God pick you up. Do not decide what is good for you or when. Release God from your clutches -- mental clutches. Stop hanging on to God. Let God hang on to you. Somewhere in the writings it says, “Stop chasing God. Let God catch up to you.” Relax...relax...you must relax if the finger of God is to touch you to Its will -- to Its grace. Be still and know that God is God and His will is done in Earth as it is in Heaven.
The moment you stop trying to bring God to your mind or body -- that moment you’ll begin to find that God has always been there. I know that God will do nothing for me but what God is already doing. I know that no thought of mine or speech of mine or act of mine can make God do more or make God do less. I know that there’s no use physically or mentally trying to pound at God. Relax and let go. God is not a God afar off. God is closer than breathing and nearer than hands and feet, and it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom. Do not ask for what you shall eat or what you shall drink or wherewithal you should be clothed. Your heavenly Father knoweth that you have need of these things. Relax...relax and let them come of their own will -- of the Father’s will. Stop trying to get them. Stop. Relax.
“In my Father’s house are many mansions,” he said. “If it were not so I would have told you.” In my Father’s house are many mansions -- just let go. The heavenly Father knoweth that we have need of these things. It is His good pleasure to give us the Kingdom. I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. As I was with Abraham so I am with you. Oh, ye of little faith. Why do you doubt that God is infinite -- omnipresent -- the all knowing Mind and the all loving Heart...
"Fear not," the voice says. "Fear not. Fear not."