I had received visions of the divine energy rushing up through all levels of reality and of the explosive expansion of time and space. Were these intimations of Creation? I was told,
The work I want you to begin involves reading and writing about My nature. Start with the Creation. I have given you some clues already. Follow up on them. Do not wait to read endlessly. Begin writing down key questions and issues—for example: transcendence v. immanence, existence, Being versus (as distinct from) beings, unity and the one, eternity and time, meanings of infinity, the question of perfection, love and eros and sexuality and creativity and procreation and life-urge and energy and expansion, the world-history (not “people” history—literally, the history of the World), personhood, presence, prayer, religious experience, the God of the philosophers (too much Nous [Reason], too much One-ness and Intellection), love for every single person, suffering—the great role and centrality of suffering in the world—healing, fulfillment.
That was certainly scope enough—in fact, far more than I could deal with. And I did not see what point on the horizon could orient all this work.
“Lord, I need to understand where all this is going—the purpose of it all, not just of the project, but of human life, the universe, of God Himself.”
I know you do and it will all become clear, but best to start at the beginning.
Much about the nature of God and the universe is made clearer by understanding the origin. That is why I push you so deeply into these matters.