Thank you for your question!
Existence has always existed. This Drama is a circle, a cycle which has never had a “first time” around. It cannot for we are eternal souls. Eternity means that we have existed forever… 🙂 Our minds are set up to look for a “beginning,” where there is none for we are in a circle, a “vicious circle” (Pardon the pun on that, but the role thought that to be funny…) where souls “come and go” from the soul world to the physical realm. The Drama is movement, eternal movement; that is why there is no “beginning,” for this movement is what exists and our minds are caught up in taking a still “picture” of something which is moving, and in calling that still picture the “truth,” then we have something to worship, something to make us feel “secure.” 🙂 It is a movie. Movement.
We go from a world of non experience, to a world of experiences and expression, just to come back to non experience. We go from “restfulness,” into “movement,” that restfulness is what allow us to “recharge,” so we could continue afresh, forgetting all previous experiences. What you attribute to those nice words (attributes, power, connections, relationships, etc) in your question are just merely experiences which you have taken the time to label and which we want to maintain as it is, when everything moves, changes, evolves… to become the same again 🙂
Experiences and Expressions and lack of them. That is all. That is the Drama. Isn’t that wonderful? Isn’t that beneficial? 🙂