Instead of there being one point of God-Consciousness as there was before the Creation, He wanted there to be a universe where He would be able to experience things from every possible perspective:
He could feel how a rock feels warming in the Sun.
He could feel the rain on His petals.
He could feel His fruit being eaten by a bird.
He could taste the fruit like a bird.
He could make love as a badger.
He could make love as an elephant.
He could make love as a man.
He could make love as a woman.
He could see the beauty of the sunrise.
He could be the power and light of the Sun.
He could swim as a fish in the sea.
He could be pushed helplessly as seaweed in the currents.
He could be smashed on the rocks.
He could feel joy as a child.
He could feel the pain of a rejected lover.
He could drink the water.
He could drink the wine.
He could die in the desert.
He could die on an executioner’s cross.
He could experience the flight of the electron in the atom.
He could mystify scientists.
He could be a mystified scientist.
He could make spells.
He could make smells.
He could rot on the ground.
He could enrich the earth with His life-blood.
He could break His leg.
He could heal His leg.
He could be without legs and slither on the ground.
He could be inside the mouth of a lion.
He could be inside the stomach of a whale.
He could smile.
He could cry.
He could live at the depths of the ocean.
He could be a molecule of water at the greatest depths in the ocean.
He could be the next molecule of water to that, rubbing up against it.
He could fly through the air as a beam of light, or as a bird.
He could be the air, the trees, the earth, and the sky.
He could live on Earth or on Mars or on Betelgeuse.
He could use a telephone.
He could design a rocket ship.
He could be inside a turbojet at full power.
He could fling Himself over a waterfall, as a drop of water and as a log.
He could experience the fullness of life in the universe.
You may have the idea by now. God-Consciousness is in everything and is everything. As the Bible says, “For in him we live, and move, and have our being.” (Acts 17:28). And it is not just you and me, it is everything that is in Him, that lives in Him, and that moves in Him. I am not saying this from a religious viewpoint. I am saying this from a realist viewpoint.
This is how it is.
(This is an extract from Chapter 10 of my book, The God Franchise, which is now available to you in paperback from a dozen major online bookshops)