I believe that there is a collective force of energy and intelligence that I call the Universe and you can call god/spirit/higher consciousness. I see this power as an entity outside of me. (3 = third person)
I talk to the Universe. I thank it for my life, my love, the joy and the pain. I talk to trees, to the sky, to the black cat that suns itself on the pavement on my street, and to the cells of my body. I ask for help. I have a relationship with the Universe. (2 = second person)
I am the Universe. I am divine. I am a drop in the ocean of all of creation, neither separate nor disconnected from the whole. My edges are blurred into the edges of everyone else. I am the energy and the intelligence of the Universe. (1 = first person)
Some people stop at observing the Universe, some stop when they are in a relationship with god, and some people embody their higher consciousness in the first person and exclude all else. The Universe is You, Us and Me. All three aspects are important.
Like ice, water and steam.
I contemplate the Universe as all that is arising — the Great Perfection of this and every moment
I behold and commune with the Universe as an infinite Thou, who bestows all blessings and complete forgiveness on me, and before whom I offer infinite gratitude and devotion.
I rest in the Universe as my own Witness and primordial Self, the Big Mind that is one with all, and in this ever present and easy state, I go about my day. ~ Integral Life Practice