Having or Being Consciousness?

DOES one HAVE, or IS one consciousness? Where is consciousness located? In the brain? Or does consciousness have no specific place in the body and may even extend into the aura?

The brain is the most important part of the body. It controls most of the body’s activities, processing, integrating, and coordinating the information it receives from the (physical) sense organs and making decisions as to the instructions sent to the rest of the body.

A description of consciousness one HAS:
The state of being awake and aware of one’s surroundings.

A description of consciousness as a state of “Being”:
The state of being awake and aware of one’s surroundings, in the here and now and down to the subtle spiritual and transcendent energetic levels.

As long as one still identifies with a name, body, and title, one can assume that one HAS a consciousness. Spiritual exercises and meditation can expand consciousness until automatic identification no longer occurs and one BECOMES consciousness.

With consciousness expansion, the consciousness develops from egocentric consciousness in which the person is only interested in himself and his concerns to consciousness with interest in his immediate environment, expanding further to groups with specific spiritual interests to eventually universal interest in all people regardless of their color or religious background.