I see God as the Creator and prime mover of all that is, at the core of each and every one of us. I see consciousness as fundamental in the universe – all of the observable physical universe emerges from the Collective Mind, the consciousness that originates in God. In deepest truth, there are no actual boundaries between God and us and the entire universe — apparent boundaries are part of the Supreme Illusion that the world “out there” is actually “out there.”
One should not underestimate the power and ability of that universal force, and the knowledge that it rules through infinite, limitless love without any conditions.
As part of God, we are all thus co-creators in the evolution of consciousness, in the evolution of all that is. Viewing God as external or separate from us is a grave source of confusion, in my view. All of the human (and other) imperfections, the apparent darkness and evil, actually serve as gradients to energize this evolution. They are just the absence of the light and love, not a countering force.
My view is that the absolute God exists as the source of all of conscious awareness, and that all of reality (including the small subset of the observable physical universe) emerges from the mind of that absolute God (limitless, impersonal). The supporting philosophical system is that of metaphysical (or ontological) idealism, wherein all that exists emerges from consciousness itself (the absolute God). The physical universe (and similar modes of more nonstandard common realities we share) is a simple projection from the oneness/source/absolute God.
The personal (relative God) is the smaller subset of the absolute God with which we can develop a “relationship.” Our language forces a certain separation between the absolute and relative Gods which does not in fact exist, although it is a useful separator in terms of grasping some understanding of the duality originating from the pure Oneness. A good way to experience this is through meditation, where I have resonated with the pure oneness in the form of an identity with it, yet right at the event horizon between the ultimate source oneness and the emergent parcellation apparent in our dualistic existence.
Any residual confusion around this might resolve a bit by realizing that our perceived “boundaries of self” are only there to support the low bandwidth version of our perceptual awareness, including the apparent limitation of our existence in an apparent “here-and-now” that is built in on this side of the veil, i.e. that time flow is an illusion projected as part of our conscious awareness of our surroundings (not only in the physical, but in spiritual realms, as well).
Notions of “ego” and “personal God” are seen as very limited presentations of the fundamental absolute God, which is the essential source of our conscious awareness, although the reality of that source is infinite and eternal (which we can only appreciate when fully liberated from the shackles of our physical brain and body, say during deep meditation or after death of the physical body).
Meditation and prayer help us move beyond our human dimension. However, I cannot overstate the fact that our earthly language cannot begin to describe the vastness and intimacy, the power and mercy, the all-knowing and all-loving character of God and Consciousness.