You can not observe consciousness from a position of separation. You are consciousness. You can only observe the self image that consciousness creates. Quoting: 4Q529
The sentence "you are consciousness" has no real meaning.
You must specify what it is that you are talking about.
There are three dimensions of consciousness: the "self", the 'thinker' and the "observing consciousness".
Both the "self" and the 'thinker' can be observed from the 'frame of reference' of the "observing consciousness"; but the 'observation' of the "observing consciousness" itself consists of the knowledge of the existence of the "observing consciousness" and the resolution of the duality.
to give a real life example, many times in the past i was involved in inner debates between different sides/voices.
for example the voice of the desire nature and the voice of the soul/heart. Or the voice of reason and the voice of instinct. Each argued its case, and behind them stood the silent watcher, observing and knowing in a way that was not transparent to the sides involved.
from the stance of the silent watcher, all that happens on the inner stage is non-essential. Different manifestations of various actors on the inner stage. Be it the voice of ego/self or the voice of the heart, intuition or reason. they are just characters, roles.
and from the point of awareness which is the silent watcher, various inner characters can be given the lead role according to the script.
and when the silent watcher is not present, we are just in a trance-like state, puppets of archetypal forces manifesting through us.