Types of Consciousness

By: Georgina Rivera Acosta


The subconscious mind is all the processes that our brain manages without being aware of it. Every experience, thought, impression of loss or gain resides in the subconscious mind and determines our patterns of thought and behavior far more than we realize. The subconscious makes the flow of ideas. When we dream at night, we are operating on the subconscious level.


The conscious mind is your awareness at the present moment. You are aware of something on the outside as well as some specific mental functions happening on the inside. For example, you are ware of your environment, your breathing, or the chair that you are sitting on.


The Super Conscious mind contains within itself the possibility as well as the probability of creating anything and everything that can be conceived with mind. Essentially, the possibilities are deemed to be “infinite.”

The Super Conscious is sometimes referred to as the “collective unconscious” which is a term of analytical psychology, coined by psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung.


Three Minds: Consciousness, Subconscious, and Unconscious