Consciousness is the state of having knowledge/awareness. As with all things, there are many different levels of consciousness and different things to be conscious of (different types of consciousness). For example, you could deal with black consciousness--to some degree--yet not deal with spiritual consciousness (Steven Biko's short definition of black consciousness is that "Black Consciousness is in essence the realization by the black man of the need to rally together with his brothers around the cause of their oppression - the blackness of their skin - and to operate as a group in order to rid themselves of the shackles that bind them to perpetual servitude").
There are many different types of consciousness and many different stages of it. The type of consciousness I'm describing is supreme consciousness.
Supreme awareness. To be supremely conscious means to have Knowledge of Self or awareness of who you truly are. Knowledge of Self for our people is knowing that we are the Original (origin-of-all), divine people. We are the highest expression of the creator. We are the Supreme Beings, from whence all others came.
- God/God-dess. Neter/Netert. Mother/Father of Civilization.
But to be conscious isn't enough... There is awareness, then there is understanding--"cognizance".
Cognizance is not only being aware, but understanding that which you're aware of.
-to be continued-
Peace, Love and Ascension.