God is the totality

of all there is,

within and beyond.


God is the fullness

of all that can be

and all that

might be possible.


God is not contained,

or somehow limited,

as might be said

of the material universe.


God is the manifestation

of the was, the now

and the possible

within which the universe

exists and forms

in all its infinity.


God is presence itself

but is also beyond presence:

existing in transcendence

and in all that is not material.


God is the flashing mind

whose energy is

what creates and sustains

the full and undivided

substance behind all.


for Baruch Spinoza