There were rumors running around. Moshe has been able to spend more time in deep meditation now that Yitro, his father-in-law, advised him to appoint different people to judge the problems of the Children of Israel.
But the rumors were that something was supposed to happen soon. The rumors were that The-One-Who-Took-Us-Out-Of-Egypt was going to give something. Others said that
Y-H-V-H was going to speak directly to everyone. How could that be? Nobody knew what to expect, but everyone knew it was going to be big.
And then it happened. Or at least, it was starting to happen. There were instructions to be received before the big day. Women were the first ones to be invited by Moshe. Apparently God told him to prepare the women first. They assembled in the valley next to the mountain, in front of the camping ground. Moshe was above the valley and his voice was able to carry all the way; no one had trouble hearing him. It appeared like he was listening to a voice and then translating for all the women:
"Holy women, Y-H-V-H wants you to know that thanks to you, all of the Children of Israel were redeemed from Egypt. Your pure faith is what truly saved everyone. Soon, God will speak directly to every soul here. You might be scared. Or you might want to fly to heaven. But pay attention to the moment before everything starts. Pay attention to the breath of God. This breath is intense love. It is what will always be with you. It will be with you, your children, and your children's children. If sometimes you won't be able to hear it anymore, just listen. Listen to the silence. This is when God breathes in to give you everything you need. And through you, women, a spirit of holiness will cover the world when you light the sacred flame prior to Yom Shabbat. And then, there will be a time for another revelation. When everyone will be able to hear the breath of God, then everyone will breathe together as one, and everyone will understand the music of the Universe. And everyone will sing the song to each other. Meanwhile, if you keep this Torah that I will give you, She will keep you as well."
The women returned to the camping ground, and then it was the men's turn to hear Moshe. But that is another story.