The Nature of Consciousness In approaching the definition of consciousness, we start with the basic idea that consciousness is not an entity—it is a process. What we will be defining, therefore, is not consciousness but the evolution of consciousness.
Consciousness is a process that must be lived out—an evolutionary process that continually changes from one moment to the next. As we refer to consciousness in the coming pages, it will be important to keep this kinetic aspect of the process in mind. Consciousness evolves on three distinctly different levels. The first is the level of awareness. The second level is the experience of the different selves, subpersonalities, or energy patterns. The third level is the development of an aware ego.1)