My strange feeling thing is a little different. It's more like a brain switch I flip (or is sometimes automatic) to think about or see things
Probably just a little harmless schitzophrenia, but the compartmentalization is so obvious I can't discount it or the impact in the varying
Hard to explain without sounding crazy.
One example is the waking dream state where I can cognitively think (and believe) in whole other divergent systems and it's as real as the state I'm
writing this in now. But once it switches off, it's not. There's a period of confusion where I'm not sure which is real, then eventually the
"norm" takes over and I ultimately forget the other state. Mostly anyway. Every time I re-enter the state I immediately get deja vous though, recall
everything and then the "norm" makes no sense.
Nothing too insane. I usually just think something like I spent the last few years somewhere that I actually didn't, have duties and pets and jobs I
didn't, and have all these "memories" I don't even question until I kind of wake up from it.
It's more than just dream states though. The compartmentaliztion is like hyper zoning I use as part of daily functioning. There's the one for
relationships, math, TV, ATS, one just for thinking/writing about Religion, one for Politics, one for thinking about thinking (literally)
Alot of is self trained too. I used to try to think like Heiddegger or Hegel or Sartre to analyze their philosophies. And could lose alot of time in
doing so without realizing it.
I'm ususally impressed with the results of the work I accomplish even if I am a little shocked by it. Like realizing I've been at work all night,
and just analyzed a 500 page deck of tables and made a 70 page powerpoint presention of it with executive summary insights of hidden relationships
I'd have never come to "normally."
Plus more like the orginial poster was saying, there can be physical benefits.
Like a "baseball switch" during... you know.
Or physical drawbacks.
If any of this sounds like you and you're still young... I'd seriously
avoid drug and alchohol experimentation.
There's a switch for that too.