The universe might be like a magic show or simply an illusion. What we consider to be most real, might in fact be just like a mirage in the desert. Though it imposes itself on us, we would have to consider wisely what is real and what is mere appearance. We can call the real “God”, but it eludes all scrutiny and definition.
There are those who base their life on finding the real. They consider this universe impermanent and unreal, and filled with suffering. So they hope to go beyond it. They want to find that substance which wise men and women across the ages have termed God. Most will never find it.
God is not another phenomenon. If he was a phenomenon, He would be just as unreal as the universe. God is not an object in consciousness. Everything we tend to see as real might be just an appearance in consciousness, but God must be something else. He must be transcendental.
But if God is not another appearance, then how should we discover Him? For we only have access to the limited and unreal universe. We can never hope to go beyond consciousness, for that is all we are. If we left behind consciousness, we would cease to exist.
However, there is a substance in the universe which closely resembles God. I call it the Spirit of God. It is a representation of God inside the universe. We can discover this substance. It can merge itself with our being.
How so? Let us call it an emanation of the transcendental God inside the universe. It orders this illusory universe. Whatever you have or lack comes from this Spirit.
You cannot bring the mystical experience about. It must come to you. But you can prepare yourself for the experience.