What is the smallest particle you can think of? Consider the existence of these infinitesimally small building blocks of the universe. Quarks. Electrons. Atoms. We know that air contains certain atoms, that our bodies and all life forms are made up of atoms. The human body is composed of many cells containing trillions of atoms. During gestation, cells divide and begin to differentiate, forming various organs, tissues, bones. That process in itself is pretty remarkable. But then each cell begins to function according to its location and its design. In other words, each cell knows what to do.
A simpler example would be, let’s say, a dandelion plant composed of many cells which divide, differentiate, and take on varied responsibilities. Some cells form roots which expand under the ground, search for water and soil nutrients, and draw these upward to nourish sister cells in the stem. Above ground the plant sprouts leaves which take in carbon dioxide, absorb sunlight, converting light energy into chemical energy and producing organic compounds. Throughout these processes, each cell has its own function; it knows what to do.
Whether we’re looking at the billions of cells carrying out their intended function and interacting with other cells throughout the human body or within the dandelion, doesn’t it seem reasonable to say that there is a consciousness in each cell. . . an amazing, miraculous consciousness that knows what to do. In the big picture, this consciousness can be thought of as the creative force which drives the world. And, if you’ve ever dabbled in spirituality, read theological texts, or just attended Sunday school, this creative force is what they call: God.