To recognize patterns and meaning with respect to events that are taking place, or have taken place, both within one's self; in the inner realm, in the lesser realm, the realm of the individuated consciousness, and in the realm in which the self exists and operates, the macrocosm. That's consciousness. That's consciousness, and it's made way overly complicated by people. It's mostly made overly complicated in the new age movement again, which I can't stress enough how big of a deception it is. So, that's what consciousness is.
How can any other being come to know who you are in this incarnation, in this physical manifestation? How could they possibly come to know you? How could you manifest yourself or make yourself known to them? And there's only three ways: thoughts, emotions, and actions. Thought, emotion and action: thought you have to look at as the creative force that is the expression for consciousness within the individual. Then it comes into physical manifestation through action. Your emotions are a polarized component you can look at it as. You're the one who's feeling the emotions in your physiology. It's an internal expression. You feel emotions inwardly, inside in the physiology. So the emotions in the mind-body-spirit connection are the spirit in which we do something.
Of course thoughts are within our mind, hence that's the mind component of the consciousness. Well good luck with that when people's behaviors have no alignment with morality. You think your belief is going to change something? Again, let me know how that works out for you. And again, I'm not mincing words up here, I'm telling it like it really is. I don't care who it offends. So, the expressions for consciousness are thoughts, emotions and actions which are likened to, in the consciousness community of mind, spirit and body.