If Spirit, the life force, is omnipresent then it exists in the world of inanimate objects we call things. This means that things have consciousness, which in turn means that we can communicate with them. We can ask and listen to rocks, to our favorite hat, to the teakettle we use every morning to heat water. The presence of Spirit in all things means that each thing is itself and also serves. A chair can be a master. To know that things have Spirit and consciousness brings us appreciation and a gentler way of living. Would you slam a door if you knew it had consciousness?