Clydey.. you know I'm not religious, so this is a genuine and maybe strange and hypothetical question:
Imagine a healthy, human brain, independent of a human body, being kept artificially 'alive' with functioning nerves, blood flow, oxygen, nutrients etc.
Do you think it would be possible for the brain to experience consciousness?
We are our brain, so yes. The absence of the body would have fewer consequences than you might think.