All forms have consciousness. Consciousness was inherent in the first materialization in 3D plane.
A tree is conscious of itself as a tree. It does not consider itself a rock. A dog knows it is not a cat.
Self consciousness does not involve humanity as per se.
So called human consciousness did not suddenly appear. The beginning of human consciousness began as soon as multi cellular grouping began to form in field patterns of a certain complexity.
The consciousness of being human was fully developed in the cave man but the human conception was a alive in the fish.
Mental genes are blueprints for physical matte r and in these mental genes existed the pattern for human type of self consciousness. It did not appear in construction for a long period of time.
Human consciousness existed in psychological time and in the inner time long before you as a species constructed it.
from Seth and Jane Roberts Books