Interesting topic, I have a side interest in psychology and parapsychology.
I have mild Autism.
This is not to be confused with the glamorised and televised version that most people think Autism to be. In my case it's both a help and
I am able to analyse things at a profoundly deep level however I tend to also get stuck in situations that take days for my mind to unplug itself
Thankfully over the years I have become 'normal' enough that I have a family, hold a steady job and can cope with most social situations.
One "feature" (if you will) of my autism is the ability to compartmentalise my mind into different characters. I have a visual memory meaning I tend
to project my memory outwardly as a series of characters, images, 3D models or complete moving scenes that will play out for minutes or hours - this
is how I am able to analyse things and do my job.
When I split up my mind, the singular voice becomes many, each one asking and answering a question and conversing with each other to the point I tend
to lose my own identity until finally my mind reforms itself and everything becomes one and singular again, until I have my identity.
I am an 'adaptable' person (as described by my doctor) meaning I tend to take on other peoples personalities and traits for a while, merging into my
own persona or rejecting them when my dominant mind takes hold again (the singular voice).
I don't know the situation in your case hence why I stated the above, hopefully the narrative of my own experiences will give you some insight or
prompt you in the right direction. But I would advise to not think in negative terms, from someone who had to deal with being an 'outsider' or 'lesser
than most', trust me it's better to exploit any opportunities.
Something is obviously happening so I would allow it to happen. As for the voices, they may well be aspects of your mind being projected because you
are trying to answer a difficult question - this is a form of healing and was a large part of my own battle against the side effects caused by my
autism (bi-polar, depression etc).
Find your singular voice, that dominant part of you that understands reason, adheres to principles and is of sound moral value - this is the part of
your concious that acts as an anchor tying all the other points together...once you understand this you will be better able to organise your thoughts
and bring everything together back into a single dominant persona i.e. you.
edit on 18-12-2010 by old_god because: typo