Why are some people disturbed by references to God? Of course you can substitute whatever synonym you like in place of the word "God." The meaning will be the same whether you say "Spirit", "the Universe", or "All That Is." The reference is to the Source of all things, of which each being is a part. It is to you and me, and what we are in essence when our separate identities are stripped away. You cannot deny the existence of God without denying your own existence, because there is no difference between yourself and God. If you have a negative reaction to the very word, it may be you do not understand its meaning, or have had bad experiences with people who do not. Or it may be that your mind is doing its mind thing, and resisting awareness of a greater and truer reality.