'Praise be to God, Lord of the beings of knowledge.' (Quran 1/1)
The word 'Aalam (worlds) is a very hard word to translate. It literally means a tool that points to knowledge. In the Fatihah, it is used in the sound plural which is usually reserved for things that possess knowledge. It could imply that everything is bestowed with a level of consciousness, which is also implied by other verses such as:
'There is nothing yet it glorifies Him along with His praise, yet you all cannot comprehend their glorification.' (Quran 17/44)
All around us is communicating with us on various levels, informing and directing us to true knowledge that we hold deep within the core of our being. Tune in to it.
'When you are in nature, you become aware of all the various consciousnesses relating to one another. We think it is something particular to the head as if it originates consciousness. The brain is an organ that inflects consciousness in a certain direction and towards certain purposes but the body has a consciousness as well. The whole living world is informed by consciousness. Consciousness and energy are the same thing. Where there is energy, there is consciousness. The whole earth is one living organism.' Joseph Campbell ...