A divine awareness permeates every aspect of creation. Even stones have consciousness! But humans are mostly left-brained. A man is a man and a thing is a thing and medicine is mechanical.
There are roughly 30 trillion cells in the human body. In my case, people call this vast constellation “Keith.” (Talk about ontic obscuration!) So how is this cosmic swirl governed? What holds it together? Gurdjieff used the term “essence.” A hundred years later people speak of consciousness. To watch a scientist’s eyes glaze over, say “consciousness.”