Is there a similarity between the structure of an atom, and the structure throughout the universe. Both are packed with energy. Maybe they are layed out differently because different sizes of structure work under different laws of physics.
Maybe just as atoms and subatomic particles configure themselves to produce the human brain, (the mother of all consciousness as we know it), the universe could also be a molecular structure of an bigger brain (and therefor higher consciousness).
Maybe the different sized structures adhere to different laws of physics… Making our own understanding of our universe and what we are made of narrow, and only evident to the physical senses of which our universe/structure adheres.