We loose consciousness when the strings that bind us to righteousness is one wrought in fear.
Why do we pray? If the earth was good and all in peace, will we remember to call the name of the father?
No! You will not and I will not either. For we fear war so we pray. We dread the dark so we pray. We desire riches- we pray. Thus in prayer we seek and seek, like a deep bottomless pit, empty of all but a need to fill itself. I wonder why He listens to the tuneless bleats.
Do not grimace for though the truth may be a pill bitter to swallow, it does not cease to be truth from its bitterness.
We loose consciousness when fear is all that binds us to righteousness. Not the innate need to find God or the need to be good in a world of evil.