It is worth pulling this out as a separate post, as a reminder to myself.
“The thing is that when we find ourselves as the nondual, as the ground in which it all arises from, then it is all good. It is all God.
It only appears awful to us when we identify with a segment of what is (create what is into an “I” and “other”) and thus forget about the ground it all arises from, within, as. As a segment of what is, we become an object in a world of object. We are at the mercy of whatever happens within and outside of our human self, and this creates a sense of life-and-death struggle and suffering.
And when it appears awful to us, then it truly is awful. It is completely real, but born out of a confusion. Born out of creating an identity as a segment of what is, rather than the ground it all arises from and as that which arises.
So there is no need to see God as fearsome. It is only our own mistaken identity (any identity) which creates what is fearsome.”
[From previous post]