Consciousness is concerned with growth. Leave the "its own" out and there you are.
True, but everything is the same consciousness. It's not a whole bunch of separate consciousnesses interacting.
you may be overshooting
IUOC - we are individuated
units of conciousness
individuation= bumps on the (AUM) sheet
this is how I connect the dots (some of this is extrapolation of MBTOE):
the process begins with a disorganized (high entropy) fresh IUOC incarnated into a meat suit of some kind, possibly an earth worm...and through incarnation cycles, they work up through the system with increasingly broad decision space
for early IUOC PMR human life the focus is on mastering individuation and feeding back data to the IUOC so that it can become more organized (less entropic), and part of this is integrating and entraining its IUOC (real) methods relative to the AUM sheet - "becoming love" in PMR speak -
I cannot believe that individuation is some sort of screwup that needs to be repaired - it must rather be a "good" which needs to be optimized and then balanced with the non-individuated aspect of our construction
If we are a jerk, this may be due to one of two separate conditions
1) our IUOC is fresh, entropic, and naturally "a jerk", but this is a beautiful thing...like how the carver loves to see fresh blocks of stone come in the back door.
2) OUR IUOC is seasoned, low entropy, not a jerk - and rather, it is our FWAU which has not yet discovered the inherent low entropy of its IUOC pilot
- my personal belief is that the primary contribution of conciousness ecologies (religions, philosophy, psychology), is to wake people up to their inherent IOUC syntropy (non-entropy), which is not manifest in their FWAU, which can be done through the mental level by trying on various perspectives, behaviors and practises, and monitoring the immediate feedback.
I think some care needs to be taken to not pretend to be lower entropy than you actually are - this is sort of like trying to live according to someone else's feedback mechanism, at the mental level. Rather, I think we need to find our own internal GPS, and work on that next thing our own con-science is nagging us on.