God is known by many names – the Absolute, Jehovah, Brahma, Spirit, Divinity, the Divine, the Creator, and the Divine Architect being those commonly used in Aetherius Society teachings. All the great religions worship the same God under different names – interpreting God in different ways, and focusing on different aspects of what God is. Regrettably, however, sometimes religious teachings wrongly attribute basic, all-too-human flaws to their image of God – portraying God as a wrathful, jealous, vengeful being who smites his enemies.
God is not an old man with a long white beard on a cloud who sends people he likes to eternal heaven and people he doesn’t to eternal hell, answering or ignoring prayers according to his whims. Nor does God favor people of one religion over another – and certainly not people of one country or race over another. Someone’s spiritual advancement is not determined by a membership card, a passport or skin color – but by the love in their hearts, and the wisdom in their minds, which they put into active service to others in dedication to a higher principle.
God is not a person – because God is above that. God as creator is sometimes termed “he”, and God as preserver is sometimes termed “she” – but God as God is neither he nor she but both of these and much more, hence the pronoun “it” is sometimes used.
God is all – and yet more even than that – because as well as being everything in creation, God is also above creation. God is eternal and infinite – and yet more timeless than eternity and more vast than infinity. The essence of everything in creation is Divine – and the meaning of life is to realize this Divinity, and to ever more closely reflect its supreme perfection; to shed the limitations which God has imposed upon itself – and let the wondrous light within shine forth to all.
The laws of creation are not just created by God – but are God. God is the true laws of physics; God is logic; God is the law of karma. Everything in creation happens within the confines of God’s great laws. Some of these laws may seem “scientific” and others “spiritual” – but this is a man-made distinction, and all these laws are in fact perfectly in harmony with one another – and ultimately all laws are one.
The laws of God are not laws of punishment and reward, and cannot be twisted or escaped or misused like the laws of man – because they are natural laws which are the very framework of manifestation.