Figure 4: All forms of Consciousness, Aware, Operational and Exalted, rest on the primary default state, dC, which is their base. Meaning without it, the other states cannot arise. From this base arises the aware state, aC, in which we are awake, drowsy, in sleep, or in an altered state eg hallucinating, delirious etc. This is the secondary default base, meaning States 3 and 4 rest on it and cannot result without it. This aware state is the base for the operational state, oC, wherein arise thought, emotion, morality, aesthetics, creativity, motor and sensory operations etc. This is the tertiary default state, meaning State 4 rests on it and cannot result without it. This operational state, used with discretion, results in the exalted state, eC, wherein one can commune with, meditate upon, the divine, Self, God, Brahman etc; it also results in some special forms of creativity (meditative or spiritual creativity).