What You Are
Before one can go beyond consciousness, one must arrive at consciousness. The perspective from the mountaintop is different from that of the valley.
Consciousness as it is usually referenced is really an associated consciousness requiring brain, mind, body.
What you are in reality is prior to being anything in particular. You are Knowing, the shapeless Subject, the irreducible substrate of the visible and the invisible, the subjective and the objective, and of form and the formless. This Subjectivity is the ever-present, both in the presence and absence of any phenomena.
It is irreducible in much the same way as both zero and infinity are irreducible.