When I was a child, I heard about meditation due to having an interest in martial arts movies. Although I never went to any classes, I sometimes did my own version of what I thought meditation is.
One hot summers day, after meditating, I opened my eyes and there was a large-ish frog sat on my left knee. It must have climbed up somehow, without me noticing.
I thought at the time it was sort of interesting/cool, but I just put it down to coincidence. Now though I wonder..?
Is there any meaning to this? Does a frog carry some kind of meaning in Buddhism?
Also, could someone tell me what the consciousness is that you can reach above that of what you use in mindfulness?
It's sort of difficult to explain, but there's at first watching - awareness, and then this something that is above that, where "you" can watch the watching. In words it doesn't come across easily, but where I said "you," doesn't make sense in how it feels. Because it's as if being part of everything, but not an I or me or you. Watching/knowing/being aware of the consciousness of my body.. Ah, so difficult to explain.
I've got there a few times, but for some reason I'm somewhat scared of it, like I'm afraid of letting go.