I suppose like a lot of others my conception of a hp has changed over time in the fellowship as I practice meditation and prayer. My sponsor had me create a picture of my own personal hp and I came up with a mishmash of spiritual beliefs that left me with more questions than answers regarding different faiths and gods. So much for keeping it simple
In the end he suggested that I go with the hp that was the boss of them all, whoever I thought that was.
He also suggested that I go talk with a priest as I had old prejudices against organised religion that was blocking me. That really helped me move on to the third step.
I always go back to my experience though. The night I agreed to go for help to AA, I had an experience while being driven to the meeting. I looked out the window of the car and up at the stars in the night sky. Despite the pain and turmoil that I was in, I suddenly realised that the stars were exactly in the right place and that everything was as it should be. I know nothing about stars, theology or psychology but I felt peace flow in like a great wave and later I would read what happened to Bill in the hospital and recognise the same feeling of a cool clear wind blowing through me. I knew, in that moment, that everything was going to be alright, that I was just part of a great whole.
That was a nice experience but it wasn't enough. I still had an alcoholic mind and I needed the steps to help me change.