I found this in a notebook, written some years ago:
We say that God is our Creator, which implies an act of creation occurring in time. Suppose we remove that concept from the time process and say the same thing in a different way: that God is our Origin or Source, the essential Being at the center of our existence. He, or rather It, the Ultimate Reality, is our own Self, the one Self of every self.
If there is only one Self, then why do I see many selves around me, seemingly separate from my own self, as well as a whole world of separate things? It is because all of these things and selves are (apparently) continuously emanating out from the center — my center, your center.
Was there ever a time when this began to happen? Meher Baba calls it the "beginningless beginning"; and then there is an "endless end" . . . and then there is another beginningless beginning in a continuous series of cycles of Being and non-Being.
And yet . . . nothing happens, because it is all Maya, Illusion.
How extraordinary. And what am I supposed to do with this "information"? What good will it do me, as I go about my daily life, trying to meet responsibilities, trying to be happy and make others not too miserable, to know that the Everything is really Nothing?
Because of the love of Meher Baba, the idea of Nothing does not drag me down to nihilism and meaninglessness, but the Everything draws me onward toward Truth. There is nothing to be done about the existential predicament — nothing outward. But inwardly, I can practice remembrance of the Truth, in the form of Meher Baba, by making him my constant companion, and thus establish my center in the beginningless, endless Source.
That is what I wrote in my notebook. Is it true? I don't know. There are many creation myths, many possible ways of trying to imagine or explain the inexpressible (an effort that, we are told, will not help us reach the Supreme Goal of realization). This is just one way that I draw meaning from what I understand of Meher Baba's words.