From my experience with a kundalini spontaneous awakening.. two years ago (and the awakening process doesn't end)
Consciousness is first... self - awareness
You see your patterns of thinking and behaviors that are working against you or others.
You discover your hidden false beliefs
You are outside of yourself looking in and you receive insight about your subconscious beliefs etc
For us to see others and the world without being in the conditioned state of fear based thinking society creates. You have to see yourself.. all of you.
It's accepting and embracing your shadow
Then it's self love
Second - family awareness
You see the dynamics as they were. You see truth whether good or bad.
Third - it expands to seeing the truth of society.,behind the veil of deceit.
Fourth - you eventually detach from material world attachments
And when you have zero attachments and live with love based thinking and not fear. You are a highly conscious person. Aware of truth