this is along the right lines, however i have the mental ability, at least i believe i do, to contemplate the ideas that i wish to in my conscious state of mind. i have moments where i just 'am' and think, explore different concepts that just spring into my head. these moments are few and far between, but there are glimpses here and there.
One of the facts of life is that your conscious is able to focus on just the one thing at a time. Even women who claim to be able to multi-task have been shown to be unable to do so - what they do is switch their attention quickly, and keep track of multiple threads, but they can only focus on the one thing at a time. Your subconscious on the other hand, is able to 'focus' on many things at once. It is truly able to multi-task.
While your memories are at times difficult to recall, your subconscious has no difficulty - it's all there. Hence hypnotherapists can access very detailed memories. Hence different things will trigger 'memories' that you had 'forgotten'. Some people who train their subconscious through the use of pendulums claim to be able to find anything in any room, even if it's been lost for years, simply through the ability to use a pendulum as an access key to the subconscious.
'Leaps of Logic' aren't done consciously - they are always done subconsciously. Step by step logic is what is done consciously. Intuition is subconscious, while logic is more conscious.
Habits that you find yourself doing 'without thought' are subconscious, while learning newly needed skills are mostly conscious.
Every thought you have produces changes in your body that is driven by your subconscious mind.
Your mind has several 'organs' within in, whose functions are 'logic', 'instinct', 'emotions', 'organ functioning', 'motor movement' etc. These aspects of the brain incurr differing levels of effect on our consciousness.
Your conscious and subconscious obviously have a great amount of interplay, but they do not work in the same way - and no one (that I know of) has complete access to their subconscious. Most would only have access to (at a guess) 3% of their subconscious...and I may be being generous there.