Since everything is alive (to some, perhaps minimal, degree) - also conscious and cognitive; then everything has imagination and purpose works through imagination.
Imagination is the mechanism of teleology; and it works by a direct, mind to mind, transference of thoughts or mental impressions - the transference of instinct, impulses, images etc.
Teleology is top down and hierarchical, which implies that although transference may be universal in the sense of (potentially) each being able to read the imagination of each other; the capacity to create mental impressions in another goes only from above to below; from higher to lower.
Thus teleology works from inside - cooperation and coordination, groupishness and long-termism, happen because entities want to be that way - their motivations and preferences are aligned from within themselves.
(This must be the case, as a baseline, or else everything would always be self-destructing and mutually destroying.)
Teleology is thus 'suggested' rather than imposed. Each entity knows what it is supposed to do, and has an impulse to do it.
(Unless something has gone wrong, or the system of imagination is overpowered by some other system - which does happen)
So, there is a communication system of imaginations between all things; which is a direct mind-to-mind network.
(And these imagination-transfer communications are imperceptible except by their effects - because if the system of teleology had been detectable and measurable by current technologies, then obviously it would already be known about. But it is not detectable or measurable - at present.)
Imagination has several functions - including forseight and creativity, therefore the system of communication of imagination also presumably has several functions - but one of its functions is the transmission of teleology.