This force is indestructible. You can kill the body, but you cannot kill the spirit. The very heart of man that is unseen, but the most real of all. We see the outward shape and form, but we don't see the inner consciousness. That is God, whether it is in nature or human beings. All this is God. Sense it and feel it and know it within your soul and you will learn what God is.
The brain is a receiving station. The mind is God. It is the vehicle or expression. It makes possible the realization of all things. Without consciousness, there could be no life. This, in a sense, is God. This power is the life-giving, vital part of man.
We have to get away from the pagan idea that God is a person. God cannot be confined in a space. There is poor realization of the power of the Holy Spirit, but this term, as all expressions that man has created, serve a purpose to give an idea, but they cannot give the full expression or realization of what is behind these ideas. As man progresses, he has the ability to see, to know, to experience. But we must first break down the narrow expression of what God is. God is not a man, shape, or form. God is the power that underlies all life, what makes all life possible.
Man must realize that he is responsible to his neighbor and to all forms of life that exist. All the various stages of evolution are pat of his kingdom, part of himself. We are all composed of the same substance. We must learn to live in harmony and peace together. We must appreciate the most lowly before we can appreciate the highest. Until we know all that is, we cannot raise ourselves above the mundane.
When we can see into the world of the sense and become part of it while on earth, we must learn to live in peace, tranquility, harmony, and love with all things. The same vital force flows through all. We are intertwined. It is wrong to make war among ourselves. There is much that is good that can be brought forth and used to great advantage. But we must sacrifice ourselves. To approach the higher stage of being, one must learn to put themselves more and more in the background, become more attuned to others, especially those whose needs are greater. We must forget ourselves to some extent. Only then can we grow mentally and spiritually.
People don't realize how necessary it is to be humble. All the great prophets saw that the secret is to be humble to become great, to find the Kingdom of God, to find the realization of the power of the Holy Spirit. They must become the lowest to become the highest. Christ realized this much more than the prophets of the past. If one is to progress spiritually, we must become humble. Only in humbleness can we perceive wisdom that will set one free from the shackles of the mundane. The greatest strength lies in what appears to be worthless.
The nature of God is a question often asked, but there is so much that cannot be revealed or understood. God is not an individual; it is a force and power in each and every one. In some it is more submerged, but it can be called forth from within us to illuminate our path forever. So much has been built on the fear of God, but this is a cruel thing created by man that gives the wrong impression, that makes a thing against our nature. Anything done from fear is not good. All must be done from love. Nothing is gained through fear: fear of consequences is not true realizing. All things must be done in sincerity and brotherhood. That is good. What is done through fear is bad.
Those who cannot quite see or who will not see, those who cling to an old image and have assent to a creed or dogma because of the image, must learn to find a progress for themselves. We must remember above all things that the truth will be revealed as the individual makes it possible. Individuals can find revelation only by finding the realization within ourselves. The door is unlocked and we can gradually see the possibilities that lie within ourselves. We have within ourselves the power to know many things. We can make many things possible. Faith can move mountains. Faith and love go hand in hand. As we work in love and faith, we must not allow anything to stand in the path of spiritual progress.