30 Sep VAT: God is hiding
God is everywhere but we cannot see God unless we imagine God’s presence. (Actually, we can’t recognize anything our mind has not imagined.) Our mind doesn’t want us to imagine God as doing so would reveal our mind is manipulating us, denying us of experiencing the present which is where God resides. However, our mind does allow us to experience the manifestations of God, the universe. Before the universe is created and underpinning the universe, God is hiding.
A common perception of God is that God is that which is other than ourselves, that we and God are mutually exclusive. This cannot be as God is all that is and is hiding behind all that is. The universe is how God is expressed; each expression unique but all connected to their source, God (1).
(1) As above, it all begins and ends with God.