Inherent within all life and laws of nature is Intention. Directed consciousness. Energy with direction.
“[T]here’s a kind of intention, a kind of goal-directedness inherent in the very nature of life in the most fundamental processes that enable embryos to grow and even protein molecules to form. And I think that the kind of conscious intention we experience as part of our mental life has its background in this goal-directedness which is inherent in all living creatures, and is an essential part of the nature of life and an essential part of the nature of the organizing fields that organize living organisms.” — Rupert Sheldrake
Read more in a fascinating discussion between Rupert Sheldrake and Dean Radin of Noetics.