When anyone says “this is the way you HAVE to do it” they are just trying to sell you something. They want to sell you on Jesus, Allah or Buddha as being the RIGHT way. Hello? There is no RIGHT way. Having God consciousness is the same as saying I love you. It doesn’t matter HOW you say it.
Each and every human has their own personal experience based on their perception with God. We can use the same common language to make our meaning clear but how YOU feel God and Love is not the same as anyone else and you have the right, I believe, to see, feel and think of God and Love as you see fit.
When someone tries to convince you that their way of seeing God or Love is more Right, Purer, Better, More Real, More Accurate than yours is, they’re just selling you a club membership.