With the Presence of God comes grace, a beautiful Presence, a beautiful experience, a sense of warmth and inclusion as if you are held within God’s embrace, a marvelous contrast from the emptiness and the loneliness that accompany living a separated life, for the blessing is with you with the power of grace.
Yet you cannot claim it for yourself. If you seek to do so, it will be nowhere to be found. You cannot use it to gain power and influence over others or it will not abide with you. You cannot generate it with your personality or with any personal charisma or charm, for it exists on a whole other level of reality.
It comes upon one who is humble and open, whose mind is clear of judgment and condemnation towards oneself and others. It naturally flows in to fill a vacuum here, the vacuum of the still mind.
It is as if God has caught up with you, you who have been racing constantly. You look for the Presence and the grace and you cannot find it, but it is standing right behind you. You look for God, but you look for things and objects and personalities, and God is nowhere to be found.
The grace comes to you in an act of selfless giving. Grace comes to you in a moment of forgiveness and understanding against one with whom you had hatred or misgivings. Grace is the product of relationship—true relationship with another, true relationship with God, true relationship with your deeper nature, which is represented by the power and the presence of Knowledge within you. It is when you yield and stop that grace comes upon you. It is when you listen with a deep need of the heart that grace answers your call.
It’s not a question of whether God loves you or not, for that is just given. It is a question of whether you can receive and accept and follow. When you can do these things, you will be able to share grace with others.