Thank you for the post.
I would like to draw your attention to Cetana sutta, which describes the volition-consciousness (sankhara-vinnana) link of Conditioned Arising.
It is the stationing of consciousness which matters:
"But when one doesn't intend, arrange, or obsess [about anything], there is no support for the stationing of consciousness. There being no support, there is no landing of consciousness. When that consciousness doesn't land & grow, there is no production of renewed becoming in the future. When there is no production of renewed becoming in the future, there is no future birth, aging & death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, or despair. Such is the cessation of this entire mass of suffering & stress."http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
When consciousness is unstationed (anupatthita), consciousness and nama-rupa (mentality-materiality), are no longer bound together, like two sheaves of reeds:http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
"Just as if a skilled butcher or butcher's apprentice, having killed a cow, were to carve it up with a sharp carving knife so that — without damaging the substance of the inner flesh, without damaging the substance of the outer hide — he would cut, sever, & detach only the skin muscles, connective tissues, & attachments in between. Having cut, severed, & detached the outer skin, and then covering the cow again with that very skin, if he were to say that the cow was joined to the skin just as it had been: would he be speaking rightly?"
"No, venerable sir. Why is that? Because if the skilled butcher or butcher's apprentice, having killed a cow, were to ... cut, sever, & detach only the skin muscles, connective tissues, & attachments in between; and ... having covered the cow again with that very skin, then no matter how much he might say that the cow was joined to the skin just as it had been, the cow would still be disjoined from the skin."
"This simile, sisters, I have given to convey a message. The message is this: The substance of the inner flesh stands for the six internal media; the substance of the outer hide, for the six external media. The skin muscles, connective tissues, & attachments in between stand for passion & delight. And the sharp knife stands for noble discernment — the noble discernment that cuts, severs, & detaches the defilements, fetters, & bonds in between.http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Consciousness no longer alters due to changes of five aggregates (see Upada-paritassana sutta, SN 22.7).
Best wishes, Dmytro