God is the fire of life, our thoughts the form. When we think of the fire, our thoughts become alive. Fire begets fire, until at last, all is fire, and all is alive.
The burning bush on Mt. Sinai was on fire, but the fire did not consume it. The bush was fully fire and fully itself, just as Jesus is said to be fully God and fully human.
One gives life, and one gives form. This is the “mystery.” When we surrender ourselves to God, God uses us “as us.” We don’t disappear, we become more alive.