Without consciousness there would, practically speaking, be no world, for the world exists as such only in so far as it is consciously reflected and considered by a psyche. Consciousness is a precondition of being.
Who we were before we were born was the potential of becoming.
And the source of this potential is everywhere.
Do not think that it was only this planet that was brought to life by this potential,
but that there are millions of other worlds, and an infinite number of other universes.
One of many translations of the “Emerald Tablet”