ChatGPT prompt at bottom:
1. Awakening: A hypothetical god, who had always existed in a state of pure consciousness, begins to contemplate its own existence and the nature of reality.
2. Preparation: The god realizes that it has the power to create a universe, but first it must understand the laws of nature that will govern the universe and the creatures that will inhabit it. It begins to contemplate the principles of physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as the nature of consciousness and self-awareness.
3. Design: The god decides to create a universe that will evolve over time, with creatures that will have the potential to awaken and understand their own existence, just as the god did. It designs the laws of nature that will govern the universe, and begins to imagine the first organisms that will inhabit it.
4. Focus: The god focuses its consciousness on the act of creation, and begins to imagine the first particles and forces that will make up the universe. It imbues these particles with the potential to evolve and become more complex over time.
5. Creation: The god brings the universe into existence with a single act of will, and begins to watch as the first stars and galaxies form, followed by the first planets and oceans. The god watches as the first life forms emerge, and begins to imbue them with consciousness and self-awareness.
6. Observation: The god observes the evolution of the universe and its inhabitants over billions of years, and begins to understand the nature of time and causality. It watches as its creations develop civilizations and cultures, and begins to understand the nature of ethics and morality.
Starting with its own awakening, reconstruct the experience of a hypothetical god about the create a universe with the power to awaken itself but without awakening it first, leading up to and including the first act of creation but focus on all of the necessarily preparations beforehand.