The conscious, subconscious, and unconscious are different levels of awareness of the mind. Each one of these levels has their own specific job as it relates to the rest of the mind, and they all work together in order to facilitate the connection of awareness between specific information that is taken in through events.
The conscious mind is the mind that we are aware of. It is our focal point of awareness that are mind uses to perceive our surroundings, and our present thoughts. The conscious mind does not run the show, and is just a perceiver of the events that are happening, and because of this the conscious mind will you receive most of its information when needed from the subconscious mind. This is also the home of the ego, which chooses the content in which the consciousness will interact with, and will act as a gatekeeper for information, and experience. The ego also chooses what gets repressed and sent to the unconscious mind.
The subconscious mind also sometimes known as the preconscious mind is the mind that we are semi aware of. It runs in the background so we are not completely focused on it, and we can choose to recall information from it in order to bring that information into our present consciousness. It is the place where we store, and receive data for later. Things such as our memories, beliefs, values, mood, emotions, behaviors, and our perceptions that we are not focusing upon stay within our subconscious mind, unless we focus upon it with our consciousness. The subconscious mind is in direct connection with the unconscious.
The unconscious mind also sometimes known as the personal unconscious is the mind that we are not aware of. The unconscious is the deepest part of the personal mind. It is the place that communicates with us in our dreams. The unconscious mind can reluctantly share information to the subconscious mind, so that the conscious mind can receive it though this will only happen in certain circumstances such as dreams, or when these understandings are triggered by certain events. The unconscious mind can also be brought up through specific types of methods such as meditation, and hypnosis, and it is these understandings that give birth to shadow work. The unconscious will store unacceptable, or unpleasant things that we have repressed that causes us pain anxiety, and conflict things like hidden feelings memories thoughts, and desires, which is usually known as the shadow. other things that have just been forgotten, or were not important enough to be remembered also end up in the unconscious mind. A lot of the understandings that are stored here are the fundamental roots of your understandings, beliefs, and values and your justification for believing in such things, because of this your subconscious is always running the show from the background even when you don’t know it.