It is difficult for us to think of energy as conscious, certainly from a physics point of view.
I think the Qabalistic system provides an understandable metaphor for this. In Lazaris' description of the Qabalah, each moment, each epoch, everything manifests in a sequence: Essence, Energy, Function, Form.
This fundamental sequence is reflected in the Four Higher Worlds: World of Emanation, World of Causation, World of Formation, World of Action.
- The World of Emanation is the domain of essence, beyond energy, and beyond form. It is the World before the concept of concept even existed. For us, the "fingerprint of our soul" is the hint of the essence that compels our selves into Being.
- The World of Causation is the world of conscious, structured energy. This is the world of spirit and archetypal energies. This is the energy that propels our selves into Being.
- The World of Formation is the world of mind and conscious interaction.
- Finally, the World of Action contains the various puddles of manifestation where we jump in and become part of our creation through manifestation. The World of Action is literally the feedback system to close the “loop of creation”.
Each of these Higher Worlds is the extension of the previous one, starting with the World of Emanation.
In the World of Action, we’ve not only created an extension (i.e. The World of Action) but we’ve gone one step further and manifested a projection which we know as physical reality. The problem that we face according to A Course In Miracles is described as the “sin” of believing our projection (manifested physical reality) is actually reality. It’s a bit like mistaking the image of you or someone else on a computer screen for the actual person!
“All energy is not only aware-ized but the source of all organizations of consciousness, and all physical forms. These represent frameworks of consciousness.”
(The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events, Session 872)