We would not exist if we did not have this consciousness, this Divine Spark, at all. Our inferior bodies would have no main engine, main source of energy, the only link between us and the Source of Everything. Consciousness is an essential element of existence while the body, emotions and the mind are merely tools. Consciousness itself is also a tool, a tool of Creation, which allows attributing a soul to the matter.
While Creating, God gave his Consciousness to both living and inanimate matter to a greater or lesser extent. Due to this, God’s Will and connections among all the beings manifest themselves via Consciousness dissolved in the matter. Any respectable mystic can confirm that there are certain states of consciousness in which the surrounding material world is suddenly perceived as sheer glow of the Divine Consciousness to the looker’s amazement.