Consciousness can be described as the state, level and quality of our awareness or of being aware of an external object and/or something within ourselves. Consciousness is everything that we experience and being aware of our unique and cumulative combination of our thoughts, memories, feelings, sensations and understandings. The key source of our consciousness is our current and ever umwelt.
Our consciousness are constantly moving, shifting and changing.
For example… in one moment we may be focused on reading the contents on this page. Our consciousness may then shift - while reading the article - to the memory of a conversation we had earlier with a friend. Next, we might notice how uncomfortable our chair is, or maybe we are mentally planning for dinner. This ever-shifting stream of thoughts can change dramatically from one moment to the next, but our experience of it normally is smooth and effortless… unless interfered with or disrupted by either future shock or current psychic wounds or a combination of both.
Consciousness as such is a dynamic, complex and symbiotic human phenomenon and it is virtually impossible to actually make heads or tails of another person's consciousness. The best we can do is merely to facilitate, guide or assist another in understanding and managing his/her own consciousness in a healthy, balanced and productive manner.