Is it creation or reality?
With creation there’s a creator, who for some is God, or there’s no creator and it’s “just is”, or reality. It is a matter of causality for us in the mind. I personally think “it” is both, reality and creation, and more than the sum of our various sense and notions of “it” – just as light is both wave and particle, and as of life and existence, and fate and destiny.
Whether creation and/or reality, “it” is beyond our deepest knowing and sense. If we recognise all that we may be as self and may experience, to be parts of our reality, including our deepest sense and noblest knowing, then we can go on to regard our whole who is the one, in and of creation and/or reality, and of whom our self in our reality are parts, projected by our whole self through his or her Central Nervous System or brain, spine and nerve roots.
God may be transcendent beyond or immanent within of creation, both and/or more, for us to sense and notice in our mind and deeper being, and which we choose, decide and believe in various ways and degrees.
Diagram : The whole body is in reality and/or creation, there (the radiating lines surrounding the whole body) touched by the rest of reality and/or creation, the circle is reality and/or All creation – the whole body and the rest of reality. This (singular point on diaphragm line with semi-circular radiating lines) is the essence, of the whole entity and reality. If you believe reality is creation, it’s All creation, rest of creation, whole body and the essence of the whole entity and All creation is the spirit.