God -- the Infinite beyond all forms and attributes – is the ultimate and only Reality, best expressed as Nirguna Brahman. God is spirit and all that emanates from spirit is spirit. Different rates of vibration are perceived as different planes of existence. Conscious awareness focuses on one plane of existence even though being in the form of pure consciousness continues on all planes. Senses designed to provide a finite awareness of a limited range of vibrations gives rise to the illusion of separateness.
The Michael teachings present seven broad levels of soul or spiritual development: Infant Souls; Baby Souls; Young Souls; Mature Souls; Old Souls; Transcendental Souls; and Infinite Souls. Souls at different levels of spiritual development have different degrees of understanding of God. As a soul matures, its perception of existence enlarges and its understanding of God increases.
Awareness of higher dimensions, of the presence of God, and of the connection of all things comes from awakening the function of intuition. When trying to comprehend the higher dimensions from the lower dimensions, we can never get it all right. A lower state of consciousness cannot completely conceptualize a higher state of consciousness. As we grow, we learn more, but the finite can never completely comprehend the infinite.
Very young souls imagine God to be the incomprehensible forces of nature. They find comfort in Polytheism. Older souls see God as the “Lord” and “Creator” of the manifest universe – Ishvara. Ishvara (Elohim, Jehovah) is often seen in the creation myths of primitive peoples who imagine God as a superhuman being.
Three concepts of God have emerged: God without attributes of the worlds of form (Nirguna Brahman); God with attributes of the worlds of form (Saguna Brahman); and God the Lord of the Universe (Ishvara). Young souls worship Ishvara. Mature souls worship Saguna Brahman. And old souls experience Nirguna Brahman.
Whether Ishvara, Saguna Brahma, or Nirguna Brahman, the finite universe exists within God since God is infinite and everywhere and contains all things. The number of possible universes is infinite, all existing within God. And God exists infinitely beyond all the finite universes.