Consciousness

Bryanna Roman

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Subconscious

The subconscious is the stuff of which dreams are made. Every experience we've ever had, all the thoughts and impressions that have crossed through our minds rests in the subconscious and determines the patterns of our thoughts and behavior a lot more than we realize.

The subconscious, which is unrestricted by logic allows a certain flow of ideas. This might border on intuition, but if the ideas are too circumscribed by subjectivity, they will not correspond to the outside world around us. When we dream at night, we are dreaming using the subconscious level of consciousness.

The subconscious mind is close to the super-conscious, where real intuition is. They both represent a flow of thoughts without actual logical obstructions. The subconscious is more open to intuitions from the super-conscious, sometimes receiving them and usually mixing them with confusing imagery.

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Conscious

The next level of consciousness from where we receive guidance is the conscious, the one that usually guides our daily decisions. When we actually think logically using facts and senses, we are using this level.

This is also strongly affected by the opinions of others, which a lot of times can cloud the ability to use true guidance. This level of consciousness divides the world into categories (either/or), and is problem oriented. It is difficult to be completely certain of decisions drawn from this level, because as we said before it is many times clouded by opinions. It ultimately doesn't have the ability to distinguish which one is best. It is best to not solely rely on this level because we would find ourselves lacking in certainty and slipping into a state of perpetual indecision.

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Superconscious

The last, but not least level of conscious is the super-conscious. intuition and heightened mental clarity flow from this level. The conscious is limited by its analytical nature and because of this, it sees things as separate and distinct. We could be confused by a certain situation, but because it doesn't seem connected to other things, it will be hard to figure out what to do.

Contrasting, the super-conscious sees things as a part of a whole and it can easily draw solutions. In this level, the problem and the solution are seen as one, as though the solution was a natural outgrowth from the problem.