Well then, praytell, what is, consciousness?
I think, therefore I am.
Consciousness is a man made illusion. Nothing more than a feeble being's construct created in an effort to understand this impossible universe. The same universe that said creature themselves is a part of. No one thing in existence is independent of another. The fact that the two exist together, in itself creates a relation. And since everything is related, everything is the same. And, well, if everything is the same, nothing exists but existence itself. Existence is not one thing. Existence, is nothing.