The Universe was emanated from all the vast Infinity where "laya centers" exist (these are all potential universes) when something occurs (Big bang) and from these "mustard seed like" (Jesus said this, not me) "potentialities"(laya centers) the Universe or Universes would form.(this, in theory can happen simultaneously more than one place). Now comes the interesting part; Seven Dhyan Chohans or (archangels) from an other Universe would create the planets and the suns (stars) from their concentrated power of thoughts. After this, an evolutionary force begins and Nature's course will take place. All will evolve from minerals on to life. All matter has an essence (monad) - even a piece of rock that contains "life" or divine spark (which is the same, a spirit). After a while the Universe would cease to exist but the "laya center" remains in place. Emanation implies that the microcosm (atoms) and the macrocosm(star systems) are identical as nothing was "created" but the possibility was always there. Hence the term "as above, so below". I personally do not get too detailed as the nuances but this jibes with science as well as religion. This is one possible scenario, what is yours?