God is a Being, a soul, a point of light - a soul that never was and never will be a human being. For some people the word ‘God' is loaded with fear-laden memories laced with distaste. Some may prefer to worship that Being. Others may chant His names.
The Brahma Kumaris school of thought suggests that God simply encourages you to ‘link' your mind to that point of spiritual power. The simple method asks you to ‘remember' and allow space and time for that Being to guide you, if that is what you want. That's all. Once you ‘link', you will experience a beam of energy entering your being, seemingly coming from an unending reservoir of peace, love, happiness, courage, bliss and more. There is no compulsion to remember this soul, and no threats of damnation if you don't. The God point does not seek to be worshipped.
Try this meditation on the Supreme Light
God is independent of matter and all other souls; a separate and distinct entity. The Sanskrit language refers to this energy as atma. God is an atma. Gandhi was known as mahatma (great energy) but God is the absolute Mahatma. But for now we can set aside the term ‘God' and use Supreme Energy. Virtue is the expression of this uplifting energy or buoyancy. Virtues flow from this Source of all Virtue – the Supreme Energy. Being in the ‘company' of this Supreme Energy allows you to bathe in an ocean of virtues and find solutions to life's questions.
Try this meditation on the Ocean of Virtue
No-one owns God. God is energy. No belief system, no one religion can claim ownership of the Supreme Being, because that energy is not for holding, owning, controlling or capturing. That energy just is. Forever. Sometimes the Supreme Soul is referred to as the Parent of all souls. This means everyone is aligned to, and can link with, this Source. You are free to have a connection with the Supreme as and when you wish. There are no fixed rules of dialogue - just an open, willing, true heart.
God is gender-neutral - or in fact, male and female in one. So no pronoun fits exactly; ‘He' and ‘She' both apply. But, if you prefer to think of this soul in a motherly or fatherly way, by all means keep using those terms during meditations, as they may suit your thoughts. Your experience of the Divine is your own to explore.
Try this meditation on the gender-free Supreme