I find this type of stuff kinda dumb.
Who's to say that consciousness is some divine, supernatural thing? Maybe our consciousness isn't some "soul" pulled out of nothingness to inhabit a vessel.
Rather, it could be a side effect of brains evolving complicated systems that trick us into believing that we are "sentient". We don't even know if we have free will and a lot of what goes on in the brain is subconscious.