I have had some similar experiences and have wondered what to make of it. I haven't yet mustered
up the courage to bring it up in conversation with my teacher and don't know that it really would be of any benefit. Probably,
it is just another manifestation of my ego-mind. Actually, I have tried to just let it be and not let it stir my mind too much. However, it does make
one a little worrisome and embarrassed when you recall some of the absolutely "Bat s**t" crazy stuff that runs
through certain levels of mind from time-to-time.
I did bring it up once with my teacher. I don't necessarily recommend it because I sort of agree with Dan---sometimes I think it's the last thing on their minds. They're just displaying wisdom all the time, if they're really good...it's only special to us in those rare moments when we're open to it.
My example: Once I had been on the rogue river in Oregon and among the myriad outrageous and beautiful and traumatic experiences that happened on that whitewater trip, I found a vulture feather and took it as a sort of token. Padmasambhava's lotus hat has a vulture feather sprouting from the top of it that symbolizes the perfection of the highest view, and I had been thinking about that.
Anyway next time I was at the Gonpa, with around thirty other students, when the Lama came in the room he looked straight at me and said
"From the desert?"
"No, I went to Oregon."
"No, I was on the Rogue River."
"Oh. Where is that?"
"Southwest Oregon. It feeds into the Pacific."
"Ah. Did you find a feather?"
"Uh. Yes. I did. A vulture feather"
(he said it like it was that the next commonplace question in a string of smalltalk?)
"A vulture feather!"
When I brought it up later he acted like he had no idea what I was talking about.