Physics tells us that everything carries unique vibrations; in other words, a signature pulse. In that sense, everything is alive. I am alive. You are alive. He is alive. She is alive. They are alive. We are alive. And the trees are alive. And the rivers are alive. And art is alive. And God is alive. And if God is alive, then either God is one of us, which can not be true because there would be no free will, or God is all of us. If God is all of us, then either we are all separate and divine entities leading self-preserving existences or we are all a part of one God and when one gets sick the entire body gets sick.