"Consciousness is the underlying binding force of all creation. It exists in infinite manifestations and may defy definition." (Prism of Lyra)
Everything that exists is a blend of energy and consciousness. Consciousness is the inherent knowledge or know-how of matter, and determines the vibration / frequency of the energy, thus also determining its appearance. 'Mind over Matter.' See also: density.
Wikipedia: Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. It has been defined variously in terms of sentience, awareness, qualia, subjectivity, the ability to experience or to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of selfhood or soul, the fact that there is something "that it is like" to "have" or "be" it, and the executive control system of the mind. In contemporary philosophy its definition is often hinted at via the logical possibility of its absence, the philosophical zombie, which is defined as a being whose behavior and function are identical to one's own yet there is "no-one in there" experiencing it.