Isn't becoming conscious the final aim of spirituality?
Regarding Spiritual Realization, we must see the mind in its entirety. No stones can be left unturned. All devils must come to light. All that produces pain must be seen.
It is not a question of getting rid of anything, it is a question of awareness. From there everything takes care of itself.
Becoming conscious is not the end of the path; it is the beginning of the end. The end of the path is losing all that we once believed we had become.