He is the origin of all things...there is nothing outside or beyond Him, and with Him is the power of life, of death. The source of all thought, reflection, and memories: There is nothing outside His jurisdiction, all things are His. The Great Spirit may be more than personal. He cannot be less.
One night, when confined in a hospital, he was approached by an alcoholic who had known a spiritual experience. Our friend's gorge rose as he bitterly cried out: "If there is a God, He certainly hasn't done anything for me!" But later, alone in his room, he asked himself this question: "Is it possible that all the religious people I have known are wrong?" While pondering the answer he felt as though he lived in hell. Then, like a thunderbolt, a great thought came. It crowded out all else: "Who are you to say there is no God?"
This man recounts that he tumbled out of bed to his knees. In a few seconds he was overwhelmed by a conviction of the Presence of God. It poured over and through him with the certainty and majesty of a great tide at flood. The barriers he had built through the years were swept away. He stood in the Presence of Infinite Power and Love. He had stepped from the bridge to shore. For the first time, he lived in conscious companionship with his Creator.
Big Book pg. 56