The Spirit is the Shakti, the energy of the divine power, and it is what propels the whole universe. When we speak of the great "Big Bang," the beginning of creation, it is simply the "ideas" and the Word being manifested through this power of the Spirit. The Shakti manifests the whole of creation, and then it comes out into space and time. I really see the Trinity as a key to understanding this profoundly.

Bede Griffiths, A Human Search by John Swindells, editor