You Presume You Are The Body
Your problems and your questions only arise because you forget Consciousness.
You presume you are the body—but, in reality, you are only witnessing the body.
You are aware of the body as something in Consciousness.
You do not experience the body itself as a "thing" in and of itself.
You are conscious of the body.
Therefore, Consciousness Itself is first—not the body.
Then there appears to be the body, and you identify with it, and forget Consciousness.
That is how Consciousness Itself becomes the unconscious: You presume to be the body, and you imagine Consciousness is to be found somewhere else.