Navigating the Realms of Consciousness: Understanding Higher and Lower States

Dominick Barbato, MBA
2 min readDec 12, 2023

In the complex landscape of human psychology, higher and lower consciousness concepts present a fascinating dichotomy. Here, we delve into these contrasting aspects of the mind and explore how they influence our actions, thoughts, and overall life trajectory.

The Dual Nature of Consciousness

  • Lower Consciousness: The Primitive Mind
  • Role: Acts as a protective mechanism, often steering us away from perceived risks.
  • Manifestation: Seen in the form of fear, doubt, worry, and stress.
  • Psychological Basis: Relates to Freud’s concept of the ‘id’ — the primitive and instinctual part of the mind.
  • Higher Consciousness: The Realm of Limitless Potential
  • Characteristics: Transcends basic emotions, allowing for expansive, limitless thinking.
  • Relation to Psychology: Aligns with Freud’s idea of the ‘ego’ — the realistic part that mediates between desires and reality.
  • Impact: Encourages self-awareness and growth beyond instinctual fears.

Understanding the Interplay of Consciousness



Dominick Barbato, MBA

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