Awareness is the active quality of perception regarding the vibrational substance of existence. As incarnates in the material plane, our awareness occurs through the prism of perception that is our current character.
In the context of the mystic arts, awareness is the medium for the transmission of information, and information means energy. What this means is that our awareness of a thing is what allows us to work with it. No awareness, no ability to work with the subtle energies within the self. It is literally something to which we are unaware. Because of this, developing one’s awareness is the most crucial component of all self-development.