Hmm, but what is outside is also inside, and vice versa. :-) A useful Tantric saying is: "What is here is elsewhere, and what is not here is nowhere". So for me, the cup of tea is just as much God, as anything else is whether it's in my digestive system or in the cup! Deities work the same way. My Goddess is outside and inside, manifest and unmanifest simultaneously. To me, I am the whole universe! The universe is also individually me! Or to put it another way, my Goddess is ALL, yet still remains herself.