An understanding or cognizance within the limits of ones' attainment. Awareness is a growing condition, with infinite possibilities. There is no end as it is not finite or fixed. As awareness increases, one gradually realizes that there is more to be attained.
The eternal process provides a gradual realization in awareness. It is never a sudden transformation from ignorance to knowledge. Those who entrench themselves into the physical are inhibiting or slowing their movement to further states of awareness. Being aware of and guided by our higher self, as soul, allows us to break the bonds of the physical world and return back to higher essences of the Collective Spirit.