The expression of this intelligence through matter is the Chiropractic meaning of life.
As discussed in Chiropractic Principle #1 aka The Major Premise, Universal Intelligence is behind all organization in existence. We also remember that Universal Intelligence is not God or the equivalent of God, as it only deals in physical laws, not moral or ethical laws.
Universal Intelligence is not only behind the organization of everything around us, but it is also the culprit behind life of everything around us.
You’ll remember in The Major Premise discussion how I mentioned everything is made up of simply energy. Energy in the form of constantly moving atoms, at the most basic level. If motion is life, and atoms are constantly in motion, then it only makes sense that everything around us is living, to some degree or another.
This concept may seem very metaphysical in nature, but if you think about it, it is simply physics. It is easier to comprehend Universal Intelligence causing an oak tree to grow out of an acorn, only to drop more acorns and potentially creating a forest, than it is a rock to be an object full of life.
The point is, there isn’t a single object or creature in existence that doesn’t have Universal Intelligence behind it’s structure. But that Universal Intelligence is also behind its life, whether the object appears alive or not.