Consciousness initiates the transformation of energy into matter.
The beginning of our universe was a triumph in the expansion of consciousness, as it learned to translate itself into physical form.
The universe emerged into actuality in the same way but to a different degree, that any idea emerges from what you think of as subjectivity into physical expression.
The conscious of each person existed before the universe was formed, but that consciousness was unmanifest.
The closest manifestation of the state of being that existed before the universe was formed is the dream state. In that state before the beginning the consciousness existed free of space and time aware of immense probabilities.
Your conscience is a part of an infinitely original creative process.