Yes, you have read all of this before if you are at all familiar with my Simple Explanation of Absolutely Everything. Now there's a word for it: panpsychism. Pan--Greek for "everything"; psyche--Greek for "mind/soul/consciousness"; ism: a field of study. You can read Olivia Goldhill's article on the state of panpsychism below.
“Physical science tells us a lot less about the nature of matter than we tend to assume,” says Goff. “Eddington”—the English scientist who experimentally confirmed Einstein’s theory of general relativity in the early 20th century—“argued there’s a gap in our picture of the universe. We know what matter but not what it . We can put consciousness into this gap.”
You can find the above article at Quartz: https://qz.com/1184574/the-idea-that-everything-from-spoons-to-stones-are-conscious-is-gaining-academic-credibility/
Meanwhile, here's one of my popular videos on the topic, called "A Simple Fractal Model of the Conscious Universe." Easy to understand. Really.
Onward and upward!