Many experiments have been carried out that indicate plant consciousness. It has also been observed in water. This suggests that everything possesses consciousness at some level which in turn indicates that the entire universe is a conscious entity. Indeed I do not see how it could function without a connective and/or collective consciousness.
Everything derives from energy. We are energy. Energy is the source of creation. The laws of physics are what give order to the universe. These laws are in-built into the sub-atomic particles that make up the universe. These particles must therefore contain consciousness.