The life force is in all of creation. It thrills me when I see it manifested in germinating seeds. The lettuce just does what it is programmed to do. The oak leaf cannot decide to become a maple leaf. We humans have a choice in how we use our divine gifts (love, speech, freedom, creativity, individuality).
“I am the Strength; the Strength is in the brother (and) in the evil man (alike). The Strength (is) in Yuhshoo, (in) Muhammad, (but also) in the black one, (in) the prickle; (It is) in the ear of the brother, (but also in) the horn (of the buffalo).”
The Revelation of Arès xxviii/5-6