About God

Edgar Cayce’s discourses provide us with

some enlightened views into the nature of

God. They have described God as “the Universal

Consciousness,” as “the Creative Forces,” as

“the Oneness,” as “Spirit,” as “Law,” and as our

“eternal companion.”

Let’s explore Cayce’s perspective on God.


His readings state that the first incarnate

people to consciously maintain a relationship

with God were “The Children of the Law of

One.” Their faith held a belief that despite all

the appearances of “manyness,” separation,

and individualness, there remained an unseen,

underlying oneness in which all the diversity of

life had its true existence.

He said: “The first lesson for SIX MONTHS

should be ONE – One – One – ONE; Oneness of

God, oneness of man’s relation, oneness of force,

oneness of time, oneness of purpose, ONENESS

in every effort – Oneness – Oneness!” (900-429)

In a discussion about the oneness of universal

forces, Cayce interrupted the questioner and

encouraged all of us to think of true oneness as

the “FULLNESS rather of the whole, than of a

ONENESS in the matter given.” (136-52) After

years of searching to understand this, I have

come to sense when my involvement in activities

and relationships is in harmony with the fullness

of the whole. For me, the term “the whole” has

come to mean the entirety of all life within God’s

being. It’s as if I become a harmonious cell in

the complex body of the infinite, omnipotent, all-inclusive Creator. It’s a quieting feeling that

leads me to contentment without any egocentric

sense of my role in the whole. My role is simply

natural. It is expected of me. A cooperative

attitude helped lead me to understanding “the

fullness of the whole.” The spirit or energy

unique to a cooperative attitude subtly shifts me

toward the fullness of the whole, because I’m

attempting to consider the whole rather than my

personal role.

Let’s recap this perspective on God.

God is a oneness that is the fullness of the

whole. A cooperative attitude in our activities

and relationships helps us to awaken to the

fullness of the whole rather than remain in

our egocentric role or only seeing the matter at

hand, not the bigger picture. But it takes time

and patience for these mind-expanding perceptions

to become clear and to be felt in our daily

activities and relationships.

Universal Consciousness

Cayce also referred to God as the Universal

Consciousness, a collective within which all

other consciousnesses exist. He taught that an

individual mind could rise and expand out of

its finite awareness into the infinite, universal

mind of God, the Universal Consciousness. This

teaching fits well with the teaching about the

fullness of the whole. God’s mind contains all

minds (and even more). When we expand our

consciousness into God’s, we ultimately perceive

the fullness of the whole and true oneness.

Along with this teaching, Cayce indicated that

God was impersonal, adding that God could be

so very personal when needed. (1158-12) In the

Eastern world this is an easy concept to accept.

But in the West, it is very difficult to think of God

as impersonal. Yet, when I was seeking a breakthrough

in my search for full consciousness of

God, this little teaching helped me make that

breakthrough. It also helped me take another

step away from egocentric selfhood that limited

me from fully merging with the infinite nature

of God.

Accepting God as a universal consciousness

naturally calls for us to practice rising out of

our individual consciousness into the Universal

Consciousness. In one of the most interesting

readings that I have ever read, an angel speaking

through Cayce states that there are two ways

for us to develop a heavenly connection. One is

to cry to heaven to come down to our level of

consciousness. The other is to lift our consciousness

up to heaven’s level of consciousness. Here’s

the reading: “no one approaches the Throne

– or the threshold of universal consciousness

– without that purpose of EITHER lifting self

to that consciousness or bringing us DOWN to

their own ideal.” (311-5) The angel warned that

always attempting to bring heaven is help down

to one’s level becomes a stumbling block to one’s

soul growth. It is important that we learn to lift

up and out of our individual consciousness and

into the Universal Consciousness.


In what may be some of the most disquieting

readings, Cayce stated that God is law. Then, in

a seeming paradox, he describes God is law as

“love”! This is difficult for the human mind to

grasp. We consider love to be free, flowing, and

without control or order. Love is a spirit. Love

seems counter to law. We think of law as confining.

We think of love as liberating. Yet, Cayce

takes these two and states firmly that despite the

paradox, there is a law that cannot be ignored,

and that law is love. Rather than telling us to do

this or follow that, Cayce directs us to increase

our love, especially love for God and others (the

two great commandments).

Here’s one of his readings on this subject.

“Knowledge, as has been given of old, that has

caused humanity’s uprising and down-sitting, is

from misapplication of law. Know that your God

IS law; that law is love.

“Know then the law and apply it, but COMPLY

in your own life, in your OWN application, by

doing that yourselves that you would have your

neighbor do!

“This makes for that which is in keeping

with a fact that has been from the foundations

of the earth – God IS! And they that would know

Him must believe that He is and may be made

manifest in their dealings with their fellow man!

“Then until you yourselves, as individuals,

may see that you would worship in your Creator,

in those that would speak evil of you, those that

hate and despitefully use you, you have not

begun to think!

“For as the person thinks in his/her heart, so

is he/she.

“Then, if you would not be condemned, condemn

not. If you would have faith, SHOW faith.

If you would have love, show love.

“Yes, you say, ‘This I have heard so often!’ Yes,

but what have you done about it?

“You must realize, then, that God IS – and

your body is the temple of your God! Do you

meet Him there?

“The kingdom of heaven is within. Do you

worship there? Not yourself, but your God?”

(254-101, edited)


The Cayce readings also support Jesus’ teaching

to the woman at the well: God is a spirit, and

those who seek to love and know God must do so

in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24)

The apostle John writes about this in his first


“My loved ones, let us have love for one

another: because love is of God, and everyone

who has love is a child of God and has knowledge

of God. He who has no love has no knowledge of

God, because God is love.

“My loved ones, if God had such love for us,

it is right for us to have love for one another. No

man has ever seen God, but if we have love for

one another, God is in us and his love is made

complete in us: And his Spirit which he has given

us is the witness that we are in him and he is in

us.” (1 John 4:7-8, 11-13)

We find the spirit of God as we live with love in

our hearts and minds, in our words and actions.

Just as God is law and that law is love, so God’s

spirit is the essence we feel when we love.


Last, and perhaps most important, Cayce

identifies God as our eternal companion, and

our purpose for existence is to be a companion to

God. Here are a few readings on this point:

“GOD thought sufficient of thee to make thee

a companion with Him throughout eternity.

God cannot think more of thee than ye think of

yourself, or more than that measure in which ye

treat thy brother Godlike. That’s what God thinks

of thee!” (5142-1 edited)

“With what has humanity been endowed by

the Creator? All that would be necessary for each

individual soul-entity to be a companion with

God. And that is God’s desire toward each soul.

“It isn’t that God chose to reserve or save

anything that was good from man, so long as

man was, is, and will be one who uses that living

soul as a companion with God. That’s God’s purpose.

That should be man’s purpose.” (3976-29,


“The Destiny of the Soul: Each individual as a

child of the Creative Force came into being that

it, that child, might be a companion with the

Creative Force, God, in its activity. This was given

by the very breath, by the desire, by the will of the

Father that with which it might be one with the

Father. Not the Body as manifested in the flesh;

not the Mind alone that may partake of all those

environs through which it passes; but the Soul,

which is as lasting as eternity, as the Creative

Force, as the Creative Energy, as God Himself. We,

through Him, might know ourselves to be one

with Him. He has not willed that any Soul should

perish. Then, the Destiny of the Soul – as of all

creation – is to be one with Him; continually

growing, growing, for that association.”

(262-88, edited)