The title of this thread/post is just a guess. Frankly, I'm not sure what I'm experiencing. Hoping to get some feedback, or see if anyone else has
ever had this happen to them.
Like I said, I feel as if I'm experiencing or tapping into other people's memories or experiences. These "episodes" are usually triggered by
something external - weather, a certain song coming on the radio, a noise, etc. I get a strange feeling come over me, one that I can't really
describe except to say that I feel like I "detach". Sound gets muffled and I feel almost as if I "untether". As this happens, I begin to both
"see" and feel these other events. The thing is, it's not like I'm observing them from afar. I'm actually there. I can feel it. I can hear
sounds and smell smells. It's a very disorienting feeling, because it's like I'm there and not there at the same time.
Here's an example. I was driving to lunch along a semi-rural back road here in Pennsylvania. It was like there was a perfect synchronicity of
stimuli - music I was playing combined with a warm, early-summer day - and I felt the "feeling" coming over me. Suddenly I was in Vermont. I
don't know how I knew it was Vermont, but I did. I was driving a red pickup truck, and was listening to music on the radio. The music wasn't the
same as what i was listening to, and I've never owned a pickup truck in my life. Again, I wasn't just seeing this in my head. It was like I was
There have been other similar instances. Sitting outside on my porch, and suddenly it's a summer night and I'm somewhere down South, in a really
nice house while kids that aren't mine play outside. Many other examples.
These instances used to be sporadic, but lately they seem to be happening more and more. Tiny snippets now, though. Almost like pressing scan on a
car radio and getting fragments of a song. Today in a Target parking lot I glanced up at an overcast sky and suddenly felt like I was somewhere else.
Kansas or Oklahoma this time. Again, I don't know how I know the location. I just do.
So, has this ever happened to anyone else? Not long ago I read about Shamans and their belief in many dimensions of reality. It startled me to hear
them describe the fifth, which was a record of the thoughts and memories of every human being. A glimpse into the collective consciousness of
humanity. Is that what I'm experiencing? Or am I just batty?
I'd appreciate any thoughts. I'd especially be interested in hearing from anyone else this happens to.
Thanks in advance.