The 4 Levels of Self-Awareness of Human Consciousness

Levels of Self-Awareness of Human Consciousness

4 Levels of Self-Awareness of Human Consciousness

Subjective Consciousness As Personal Conscious Experiences

Τhe individual or collective level of Self-awareness of human consciousness moves on two axes. The x-axis represents what one believes of himself according to his own assessment (Subjective Consciousness – personal feelings) and the y-axis how would like someone to be perceived in the eyes of others according to his own personal assessment again (Subjective Consciousness – personal opinions).

This creates 4 levels of self-awareness of Human Consciousness:

(1) Conscious- (2) Unconsious (x-axis), (3) Preconscious (Freud) – (4) Subconcious (y-axis).

Reality is a coherent system that transforms the Unknown Unknowns (quadrant I) into the Known Knowns (quadrant IV) using the two intersecting pairs of forces at the same time.

These forces are equal with opposite directions per pair. Their sum in pairs is always zero.

  • The first force Action reflects the first level of consciousness that is Conscious (Selfish – Selfless).
  • The second force Reaction reflects the second level of consciousness that is Unconscious (Fearful – Fearless).
  • The Third force Cause reflects the third level of consciousness that is Preconscious (Powerfull – Powerless).
  • The fourth force Effect reflects the fourth level of consciousness that is Subconscious (Helpful – Helpless).
Cause-Effect Interaction in Reality Creation and Existence

The Action force through the interactive force of Cause turns to the degree of the efficiency (observation) of a feeling as a peak level of performance that uses the least amount of inputs (including personal energy). The underlying feelings are Faith or Certainty in order to produce a given output. That leads to personal Success or self-esteem (Creation).

The Reaction force through the interactive force of Effect turns to the level of effectiveness (overt observation) of action to achieve the highest amount of output (including personal time). The underlying emotions are Doubt or Uncertainty.

Reaction now means an emotional response to an action that creates Doubt or Uncertainty. Finally, by duplicating doubt, self-contradiction (Reaction) turns to self-affirmation (Effect). That leads to personal Happiness and Bliss (Existence).

In this way, through the action-reaction forces, both certainties as risks and uncertainties as doubts turn to certainties through the interaction forces cause and effect.

Action-Reaction forces declare the degree of extroversion while Cause-Effect (Interaction) forces declare the degree of introversion.


The lower the degree of extroversion of the x-axis (towards the extremities), the lower the degree of introversion of the y-axis (tends to the middle at the point of intersection) and vice versa.

The lower the degree of introversion of the x-axis (towards to the middle at the point of intersection) the higher the degree of extroversion of the y-axis (towards the extremities).

  • Action > Conscious > Future > Truths > Faith > Behavioral Traits > Possibility > Indefinite > Problem > Space > Risk
  • Reaction > Unconscious > Values > Doubt > Character Traits > Probability > Indefinable > Time > Assesment of the level of the Risk
  • Cause > Preconscious > Past > Pre-sent > Uncertainty > Identified > Possible Solution > Inputs > Efficiency > Observation > Personal Energy > Achievement > Completion > Success > Apropriate Strenghts to Eliminate the level of the Risk (Tied to Character Traits)
  • Effect > Subconscious > Sent > Event > Certainty > Specified > Solution > Outputs > Effectiveness > Overt Observation > Personal Time > Perfection > Conclusion > Accomplishment > Hapiness > Apropriate Behavior to extinguish Risk (Adapted to Behavioral Traits) > No Risk
  • Pre-sent = current time, in attendance, an expectation, an uncertainty.
  • Sent = received by the recipient.
  • Event = a certainty, a truth, actuality.
  • Reality = pre-sent + sent = cause + effect.
  • Cause = pre-sent, predestination, lunch, chance, fortune, random.
  • Effect = sent, reach your destination.

4 Levels of Self-Awareness of Human Consciousness

Conscious (1st Level) Preconscious
(3rd Level)
Subconscious
(4th Level)
Unconscious
(2nd Level)
Senses (Actions)Abilities
(Causes)
Responsibilities (InabilitiesEffects)Emotions (Reactions)
(0) SelflessPowerful Helpful(0) Fearless
(1) Touch(5) Talent
(Sense, Feeling, Impression)
(-5) Supporting Others (Compassion, Mercy, Charity, Social Responsibility)(-1) Joy, Bliss
(2) Taste(4) Brilliance (Imagination, Fantacy) (-4) Good Manners and Morals (Cleverness, Smartness, Intelligence)(-2) Fear
(3) Smell(3) Skill (Judgement, Opinion, View, Stance)(-3) Keeping Your Words (Honesty, Truthfulness)(-3) Sadness
(4) Sound(2) Standing For Something (Intelligence, Genious) (-2) Legal, Moral, Ethical (Generocity, Readiness to Give)(-4) Disgust
(5) Sight(1) Knowledge, Science (Mind, Intellect)(-1) Knowledge of Self and Others (Respect, Esteem, Admiration)(-5) Anger
Selfish(0) Powerless(0) HelplessFearful
The Matrix of the Levels of Self-Awareness of Human Consciousness

How to Improve Self-Awareness and Human Consiousness

Abilities are the power to do things well. This includes besides other things knowledge, skill, and talent that can be directed to achieve the best possible results.

Power is also the ability to overcome resistance.

Knowledge = knowing your stuff.

Standing for Something = Moral Compass

Skill = Keeping Your Words

Brilliance = Being Honest

Talent = Supporting Others

Helpless – Unsuccessful = Inability to defend oneself or to act effectively without help. Laking protection or support.

Helpful Succesfull= Giving or ready to give help, useful, of service, of assistance.

Responsibilities (Inabilities)

1 Responsibility of knowing yourself and the others

-2 Responsibility of being legal, moral, ethical

-3 Responsibility of keeping your words

-4 Responsibility of showing good manners and morals

-5 Responsibility of treating or supporting others (Social Responsibility)

Responsibilities (or Inabilities) are duties or things that we should do while rights are freedoms we have that are protected either by written or unwritten laws.

Abilities are rights and they are expressed through Free will.

Abilities derive and are supported from the senses or feelings and they are mostly connected to each one of them. Responsibilities derive and are reinforced by the emotions or illusions and are connected to each one of them.

Abilities reflect the internal environment or human character that is (1) one of the attributes or features that make up and distinguish an individual (2) the aggregate of distinctive qualities characteristic of a breed, strain, or type (Merriam-Webster).

Responsibilities reflect the external environment or human behavior (1) the way in which someone conducts oneself or behaves (2) the manner of conducting oneself (Merriam-Webster) and (3) the actions and mannerisms made by individuals, in conjunction with themselves or their environment, which includes the other systems or organisms around as well as the physical environment (Wikipedia).

In the present age that we live in, the level of awareness of the collective human consciousness moves between the two extremities in terms of the x-axis using more the sight (5 Selfish) as a sense from the other senses and the ager from the emotions (-5 Fearful).

Sight is the weakest and most misleading of the five senses, forcing humanity to adapt more to external stimuli than to internal impulses. As far as the y-axis is concerned, it moves between Knowledge of Self and Others using more Knowledge and Science through Mind and Intellect (1,-1 Powerless, Helpless).

Once it reaches the critical point, the collective human consciousness will move into the next levels upwards, using more the rest of the senses, sound, smell, taste, and finally touch. At this final stage or level, the human collective consciousness will reach the highest level of perfection (Selfless – Fearless, Powerful – Helpful).

In this course through this entire system by using the five main virtues or abilities of his character and the opposite five main responsibilities or inabilities and by exploiting the appropriate behavior, the human race will finally reach the stage of perfection that is still searching for so hard (at that final stage: Conscious = Touch, Preconscious = Talent, Subconscious = Supporting Others, and Unconscious = Joy, Bliss).

As we saw above Reality = Pre-sent + Sent. Pre-sent is just an expectancy (uncertainty). The human race still lives up to expectations or possible solutions (uncertainties) because is not trained or taught to realize the events, certainties, or truths as actualities.

Reality is actually the way to see the past into the future through your current level of understanding or to visualize the cause (as a fact of the past) that turns to an effect (as an event of the future) through the various existing cognitive and psychological factors or circumstances of the present moment.

The main reason behind this endeavor is always the elimination of the level of risk (of the external or internal environment).

As a result, the risks are never totally eliminated. The Present as Reality is not translated to its Pre-sent and Sent parts. Strengths and weaknesses are not identified objectively. Events are never experienced as certainties, truths, or actualities. Joy and bliss constantly escape to the search for happiness.

Spiritual Self-Awareness and the Path to Ultimate Bliss (Blisful)

Bliss = Success (Logic – Conscious Mind) + Achievement (Awereness- Unconscious Mind) = Perfect Virtue (Logic – Powerful – Preconcsious Mind + Awareness – Helpful – Subconscious Mind)

Ultimate Bliss (Blisfull) = 1/2 Feeling + 1/2 Emotion = Half Feeling + Half Emotion

Perfect Virtue = Half Thought (Logic) + Half Idea (Illusion – Achievement) = Half Feeling + Half Emotion

Perfect Virtue = Ultimate Bliss = To Exist + To Be = Half Powerful (Success) + Half Helpful (Happiness)

Emptiness plus Nothingness is considered to be the Ultimate Bliss of the Preconscious-Subconscious Mind. It is the State of mind where someone experiences Oneness with Space in Love and at the same time Wholeness with Time in Connection. Where someone feels as Selfless as Spaceless and Fearless as Timeless. Powerful and Helpful.

Feeling seemingly complete or total. Physically sound and healthy. Free of the fear of death, disease, or deformity. Mentally or emotionally sound. No more distinction or separation from surroundings as Space-Time (matter) as everything comes back together where everything began. Polarization ceases to exist anymore.

The matter is energy in motion loses its heavy grip upon humans. Space and Time cease to exist and the pendulum of action-reaction, cause, and effect, order-disorder stops to make life hard and unpredictable.

At that state, someone becomes notionless and motionless and merges with the source that is the human Soul. Existence and Occurrence being in a neutral state complete each other and the only feelings and emotions are those of supreme satisfaction and ever-lasting happiness.

The belief system loses its initial purpose and it turns to internal power. Personality mergers with personal reality. Truths and values cease to exist as the opposite character and behavioral traits at that state. Universal Consciousness merges with pure Spirit.

Identity loses its initial scope and meaning. Destiny as an effect of spontaneity and chance cease to be considered as “luck” any more as a chance or an incidental cause that only applies to people’s moral choices (According to Aristotle). Everything now turns inside-out.

Nicomachean Ethics

We know that Aristotle (the Greek philosopher) was the first to systematically try to analyze how happiness is defined and how it is pursued through human activity.

He dedicated three books to this effort: Nicomachean Ethics, Eudemian Ethics, Great Ethics (Magna Moralia).

Aristotle first used the term ethics to name a field of study developed by his predecessors Socrates and Plato.

In philosophy, ethics is an attempt to offer a rational response to the question of how humans should best live. 

Aristotle emphasized the practical importance of developing excellence (Virtue) of character (Greek arete), as the way to achieve what is finally more important, excellent conduct (Greek praxis).

The man who possesses character excellence will tend to do the right thing, at the right time, and in the right way (Wikipedia, Aristotelian in Ethics).

Aristotle regards excellent activity as pleasurable for the man of virtue. For example, he thinks that the man whose appetites are in the correct order actually takes pleasure in acting moderately.

Aristotle believed that ethical knowledge is not only theoretical knowledge but rather that a person must have “experience of the actions in life” and have been “brought up in fine habits” to become good. For a person to become virtuous, he can’t simply study what virtue is, but must actually do virtuous things.

“Bliss is a project, an acquisition of the human soul, bliss does not dwell in herds of animals, it is not bought with gold. The soul is the abode of bliss”.

Moral virtue, or excellence of character, is the disposition (Greek hexis) to act excellently, which a person develops partly as a result of his upbringing, and partly as a result of his habit of action.

Aristotle makes this argument that character arises from habit—likening ethical character to a skill that is acquired through practice, such as learning a musical instrument. Aristotle argues that a person’s character is voluntary since it results from many individual actions that are under his voluntary control.

Aristotle distinguishes the disposition to feel emotions of a certain kind from virtue and vice. But such emotional dispositions may also lie at a mean between two extremes, and these are also to some extent a result of up-bringing and habituation.

Four Cardinal Virtues According to Aristotle

  1. Prudence, also known as practical wisdom, is the most important virtue for Aristotle. This virtue is a must to obtain because courage requires judgments to be made.
  2. Temperance, or self-control, simply means moderation. Temperance concerning courage gives one moderation in private which leads to moderation in public.
  3. Courage is “moderation or observance of the mean with respect to feelings of fear and confidence.” Courage is “observance of the mean with regard to things that excite confidence or fear, under the circumstances which we have specified, and chooses its course and sticks to its post because it is noble to do so, or because it is disgraceful not to do so.”
  4. Justice means giving the enemy what is due to them in the proper ways; being just toward them. In other words, one must recognize what is good for the community and one must undertake a good course of action.


“Bliss is a pleasant state of mind that results from the activity of the soul provided that this activity is in accordance with perfect virtue”.

“Virtue is, therefore, the established mood or the steady orientation of the mind, which freely decides the choices of our actions and feelings. It essentially consists of the search for the middle course of action in relation to us, that is, as the prudent man can decide”.

“We do not have any innate moral virtue, given by nature, but it is formed by the man by habit, by the repetition of such behavior”.

The virtue of man can be the repetitive good habit by which man becomes good, virtuous.


The criterion of repetitive habits should be considered the joy or sorrow that results from our actions

“Virtue refers to the passions of people and their actions where the middle path is praised and judged as success, achievement. These are the two features of virtue. So virtue is a middle course and therefore it is constantly pondered there where the middle road is”.

“The middle (the middle way) is understood in relation to us who choose it and it is understood as a situation where there is nothing surplus or left behind. This means that this is not the same for everyone and every prudent person who avoids exaggeration and lack seeks the middle way and chooses it”.

“The moral virtue of people refers to the joys and sorrows people feel from their actions… That is why it is necessary to have been led to practice virtue from one’s youth, as Plato wrote, in order to enjoy or regret an activity that causes joy or sorrow. And that is the meaning of proper education”.

In Conclusion

Humanity lives up to causes as abilities or rights (false certainties as ambitions or aspirations) and not to the effects as responsibilities or duties (certainties as actualities). In this way, humanity not only creates but also lives and experiences in the past, by adopting a false behavior and by being insincere for hiding their true feelings, in a constantly vulnerable and unstable environment. This is big trouble because of the gap in the level of safety and maturity.

That further means that even though humanity creates by exploiting all 4 levels of Self-awareness of Human Consciousness it consciously experiences only three of them (Conscious-Unconcious-Preconscious) that reflect the opposite dimensions deriving from the width, height, and length and ignores (because of the fear involved) the existence of the fourth dimension that is the depth (Subconscious).

As someone can realize in the current level of awareness of the collective human consciousness the humanity can not see the whole picture by chasing joy and bliss in the wrong way and as a result because of the subsequent resistance to change, is still at the initial stages of a very long and difficult journey.

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