The conscious mind functions as the goal setter. It initiates the process. The unconscious mind is the goal getter. It carries out the process. It gives you what you want or what you believe you want.
For example, when you are talking to someone, you are using your current awareness. Your current awareness is your conscious mind enabling you to pay attention to the conversion. The conscious mind can only hold seven plus or minus two bits of information. Notice how restless and overloaded you get when too many details come your way.
The conscious mind is a beam of light you direct through a large darkened room. When you change the directions of the beam, you see different parts of the room that always existed but had gone unnoticed.
This is the same as you perceive yourself – as the only lit portion of the room when in fact you are more than what you perceive yourself to be.