The following quote holds an incredible wealth of insight and truth to the nature of the origin of our personal identities.
Thoughts of such magnificent vigor began to think their own thoughts—and their thoughts thought thoughts. As if in divine astonishment and surprise, All That Is began to listen, and began to respond to these “generations” of thoughts and dreams, for the thoughts and dreams related to each other also. There was no time, so all of this “was happening” simultaneously. The order of events is being simplified. In the meantime, then, in your terms, All That Is spontaneously thought new thoughts and dreamed new dreams, and became involved in new imaginings—and all of these also related to those now-infinite generations of interweaving and interrelating thoughts and dreams that “already” existed (with many gestures and much emphasis).
So beside this spontaneous creation, this simultaneous “stream” of divine rousing, All That Is began to watch the interactions that occurred among his own subjective progeny. (Pause.) He listened, began to respond and to answer a thought or a dream. He began to purposefully bring about those mental conditions that were requested by these generations of mental progeny. If he had been lonely before, he was no longer.
Your language causes some difficulty here, so please accept the pronoun “he” as innocuously as possible. “It” sounds too neutral for my purpose, and I want to reserve the pronoun “she” for some later differentiations. In basic terms, of course, All That Is is quite beyond any designations having to do with any one species or sex.
All That Is, then, began to feel a growing sense of pressure as it realized that its own ever-multiplying thoughts and dreams themselves yearned to enjoy those greater gifts of creativity with which they were innately endowed.
It is very difficult to try to assign anything like human motivation to All That Is. I can only say that it is possessed by “the need” to lovingly create from its own being; to lovingly transform its own reality in such a way that each most slight probable consciousness can come to be (long pause); and with the need to see that any and all possible orchestrations of consciousness have the chance to emerge, to perceive and to love.
We will later discuss the fuller connotations of the word “love” as it is meant here, but this chapter is a kind of outline of other material to come.
DEVF-1 Session 883 Dreams, “Evolution,” and Value Fulfillment, Volume One
Reminds me of one of the favorite sayings I heard from Abraham (if it’s ok to paraphrase Abraham. I like what fits as truth where ever I hear it. ) After a student stated that behind every thought there has to be a thinker, Abraham was once asked where it all started, where did the first thinker come from? Abe said they had attempted that without finding an origin, but then stated what they HAD observed:
“While it is true that behind every thought is a thinker; once a thinker thinks a thought, immediately the thought begins to think!” AH-G2005-10-23:5
Dreams, Evolution and Value Fulfillment Chapter 1 – Before the beginning