So I was having dinner with a New Age woman.
And she said to me, "All these unconscious people make me sick."
"Really?" I said.
"Yes. I may not be fully conscious, but I am like, 50% there."
"Ah," I said. "In the act of perceiving levels and assigning labels, that is also being unconscious."
Really conscious people would not see levels. There is no 'better', 'higher', 'smarter'. It doesn't exist. Or rather, the methods to quantify it does not. Therefore, what is, is. What is not, doesn't.
Something exists, and yet humans assign it value. Gold is just gold. Aurum. A very stable metal. It is humans that deem it a precious metal.
"Value is in the mind of the buyer, not the seller." - Sandman, by Neil Gaiman.
An event happens, and the event is at it is. Somebody dies, for instance. Some of us would decide that it is a tragedy. Others, justice.
Quantum physics, which is basically hokey science, says that the universe doesn't happen without the mind entering into it.
What this means is that humans - all humans - have the power of Marvel's Scarlet Witch. Reality manipulation. Probability altering.
Being conscious simply means seeing the big picture. Not losing the forest for the trees. A truly conscious mind sees the overall patterns, the grand design. They would not get lost in the smaller fractals, but perceive things from a possibly more advantageous vantage point.
This, gives us choice. It gives us options and the power to decide our own universe.