Who you are is not your social mind, the mind that has been created and influenced since the day you were born. And the deeper Mind within you is the eternal part of you. This is at the core of all religion and beyond religion. The deeper Mind cannot be deceived. It knows who you are, why you’re here and what is happening in the world and how to respond.
You cannot influence that Mind from any force, be it human or otherworldly. It’s only responsible to God. It’s your connection to God. It’s a connection that was never broken from God. It’s your lifeline to God whether you’re religious or not. Many people say, “We’re spiritual but not religious.” But it’s all the same.