Excerpt from 1962 Maui Advanced Work - Grace Not Dependent on Thought or Deed - 1
Master #450 - Tape 2 - Side 2
Probably everybody regardless of their religious background has an idea that God's grace or God's blessing or God's giving is dependent on something. I think every religion virtually makes the receiving of God's benefits dependent on something or other. Sometimes depending on our obedience to the Ten Commandments or depending on our obedience to church rules or depending on our attendance at church or attending a communion or a religious service of some kind or fasting or sacrificing or tithing or being grateful or having faith. Yes, that's one of the tricks too -- making God's grace dependent on having faith.
Well now, just as an important part of our work is releasing God in the sense of realizing that we don't need God for anything except for God to be God which God always is. In other words, we learn to stop looking to God to do something in this moment or in the future since whatever God has been doing is from everlasting to everlasting and never changes. Therefore, we understand that God could never inaugurate something now. In other words, he couldn't heal us now. He couldn't heal us tomorrow. We come to this through many steps in the Infinite Way. Firstly realizing that God is not a withholding God. Therefore, if God isn't a withholding God, God cannot be a giving God because giving now would imply withholding up to now. So therefore in God there is no such thing as giving or withholding there is only God being God. But God is being God eternally. God has been God eternally so that our function is really not to reach out to God as if we wanted something of God but rather we tune in as if we ourselves had been disconnected and we are now reconnecting ourselves with God.
Then, taking another step forward you can see that if God is responsible for the sunrise and the sunset, that these are not dependent on anything that man does or does not do. If God is responsible for the laws of nature they are operating regardless of whether man does anything to deserve it or be worthy of it or not. In other words, what God is, God is, regardless of man. And that is why at least one mystic of old had the wisdom to see that God's rain falls on the just and on the unjust. That there is no such thing as God's blessings being withheld for any reason or for any purpose or certainly, not because of anything we do or do not do. This, of course, makes it clear that where there is an absence of God's grace it has nothing to do with God, it has to do with our violation of some spiritual law or some acceptance of a sense of separation from God but never in any wise because of God, always because of our own lack in one way or another. In other words, not even because of that lack is God withholding something.
Now, it takes a while to believe and to be able to come into the consciousness that can accept this truth that the grace of God is not dependent upon anything that man does or does not do but that man's demonstration of God's grace is dependent on his coming into conscious oneness or at-one-ment with God. Let us illustrate that. We'll take the subject of supply. Now supply is infinite and you may think that that is a metaphysical cliché but it isn't. That's an absolute truth. You need only count the blades of grass or the leaves on a tree or the amount of fruit on a tree or the amount of birds in the air or the amount of fish in the see and you will soon see that God is infinite and that supply is infinite. You need only think of the gold mines and silver mines and diamond mines and uranium mines and coal mines and begin to catch a tiny glimpse of how infinite supply is. So that there is no way at all of going to God for supply for surely God is not withholding supply.