God is always along with us within us. But, if you want to experience God directly, it is recommended that we approach the Deity form. Why? If you try to experience God within this body, all you may see is hunger, thirst, lust, etc. You don’t know what Antaryami looks like or how to approach Him inside of you. But, we all know archa murthi, the Deity form. He is visible. He is fully accessible as a Deity. You may feel that He is not talking to you. Try connecting with Him through your heart, not your brain. Don’t be under the assumption that Deity worship is the beginning stage of realising God. Goda Devi proves that it is also the ultimate state of a realised soul.