Let's start with Faith. Do you have faith in gravity? Do you set physical objects on a table, shelf, ground, etc.? Do you walk, run, drive a vehicle? When you pour water into a glass, do you count on gravity holding that water against the bottom of the glass?
Your past experiences have taught you to trust gravity. Does this mean gravity will always be the same? No, it does not. But right now, you have faith in it. If you were in a space suit, on the moon or some other planet, would gravity be the same? To have faith in gravity implies having faith in the creators of creation. Do you have faith in yourself? How about your father and mother?
I am not trying to enforce a belief in the God, or to have faith in the God, yet if you are reading this, you are within a creation/construct. What does that imply?
Most religious people shun the idea that they are a god, that they are a creator. That they navigate their life, in the construct of the physical that they have helped to create. Religious institutions have motive to cement their intermediary actions. To act as a middle man, between the source of creation and the objects of creation. This is a mind fuck. This is usually about money and power. It could also be viewed as a yoke around the necks of the population. This is how money and power are skimmed off the top of physical labor and attention. The perversions of truths, occur over time and with every hand that touches the writings that were meant to help, not hinder. The middle man and written perversions are performed by lessor creators. These people could be called lazy, thieves, etc..
Nor am I trying to support delusions of grandeur. Someone who believes they are the God will soon find out they are not. Yet, everyone and thing is contributing to the present creation that we are all experiencing. Most people operate and believe in a state of mind, that is similar to someone asleep at the wheel. Would you rather navigate your life, or let someone else do it for you? If you let someone else do it for you, and you don't like the results, then you better do it yourself. Free will? The limits of the construct could be used to enforce the idea that free will does not exist, but if an entity does exist, it obviously has consciousness, which is a part of Mind, part of the Creator. Hence self-limitation in this context helps to create and maintain an individual form, else it dissolves back to formlessness. A state of rest.
Cause and effect serve as physical evidence of the soul, in its spiritual definition, by the obvious results of desire, and because universal balance of the construct for the expression of idea necessitates eternal memory. The seed of a plant or tree, carries within it, it's genetic hand-me-down experiences. These are the lessons learned from manifesting previous experiences, and their respective desires. It is an exceptional task to achieve, to record all things, interactions, conditions, stressors, choices, is it not? Do you think that little seed is up to the task, or is there some other means by which this occurs? Like say an omniscient consciousness? The holistic Mind, as opposed to an individual facet/point of Mind, that is concerned with an individual body/form/idea.
What goes around comes around. Consciousness, more specifically the subconscious, remembers. Which is to say mind remembers. Mind being eternal and not of the physical world uses Soul as a record keeper. We are using language and words of that language to communicate idea. To convey meaning, relationships. We are using words/labels to help visualize what we are and do. Don't get stuck on terminology. Recognize that words are just used to describe.
The physical construct, that is duality, is nothing but the results of cause and effect, from the micro to the macro. Fractals within fractals. Wheels within wheels.
The male, positive, centripetal, penetrating attributes are sequentially followed by the female, negative, centrifugal, enveloping attributes. In all things there are sequential oscillations whereby the male predominates, followed by the female predominating. This sequence repeats again, and again. The exchange of conditions between the male and female is what makes the physical world, and also keeps this playground construct maintained. All contribute naturally to this creation.
The Soul, being a record of all conditions, pressures, and stressors, is used to maintain balance of this creation/construct. The Soul being of Mind, is eternal, like Mind is. That which creates and maintains the transient creation/construct, is not of the creation/construct. The Soul/Mind gives rise to the creation/construct. The creation/construct does not give rise to the Soul/Mind.
Those that try to find the God particle in matter, or the center of consciousness in the brain/body, are grasping at illusions. The physical world/creation/construct is illusory. It is only vibration of attention/consciousness. The physical world is given the appearance of form in the Mind. Mind permeates everything, everywhere. This is why you can have out-of-body experiences.
The Universe is a playground, within the playground of the Mind.