The transformation that has occurred leads many people to question the idea they have of God. Many discover that their perception of the divine has been clouded by their judgments of people or by the shame and guilt they feel about themselves.
“That is why we say, ‘Design your own God,’” says Bhagavan…
“Most people design an image of God according to their personality. First make some changes to your own personality; then design a God that will really work. If you are a very angry person yourself, and you’re trying to create a very gentle God, it may not work. Being an angry person, you might also have to create an angry God. The way you experience God depends on you.”
Bhagavan goes on to explain that God itself has no form. It is neither masculine nor feminine; it is the source of everything material, mental, emotional, and spiritual, and it can take form according to the conditioning of the devotee.
So like it or not, we all unconsciously create our own God. After all the clearing and awakening of the first two weeks, the third week of the course allows that creation of the personal God to become conscious, to become alive and vibrant.
Excerpt from Awakening Into Oneness
By Arjuna Ardagh