Before creation, the Eternal God co existed in fellowship together among Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Also, things took place in this timeless point of Eternity; there WAS something going on here; there was not just "nothingness" during this pre-creation period. This is totally an immaterial state, all is spiritual, but spiritual does not mean emptiness.
First, Scripture states that there was shared Glory among the Persons of the Godhead, as Jesus notes in His prayer to His Father, "And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was." John 17:5. There was and is an equally shared glory, which is characteristic of each member of the tri-unity of the Creator.
Secondly, There is shared emotion among the Persons of the Godhead as Jesus notes further in His prayer, " Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world." John 17:24. So emotion pre existed anything created.
Thirdly, the realm of communication existed during the state of eternity prior to creation. Under Divine inspiration the Apostle Paul reveals to Titus that the gift of eternal life was something that was declared before anything was created, note Tit 1:2: "In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began." To make a promise involves a verbal, conceptual communication between intelligent beings. So here we see that personality, which involves, intellect (formulation of an idea), volition (execution of an idea), emotion (being pleased with an idea), were all present and expressed in this timeless spiritual state prior to anything material.
Therefore, this indicates that being, intellect, and communication, which involves information, existed before any object was created, nor are they part of matter; instead, they are something that has to be imposed upon matter if matter exhibits any of these traits. If matter displays information (such as DNA) that information must be imposed upon it from an outside, Intelligent Source. If a living thing exhibits the traits of "being" then they must have been imposed in that living thing, i.e. Man (human being) by an external, Source that Characterizes "Being" itself.