I will add this post to my index of “My Mystical Personality” but I am not sure it goes there — you decide. Perhaps I should just label that post “My Odd Perceptions”.
As long as I can remember, I can feel mountains and trees breathe, my body can feel the soaring of crows as I watch them, and music seems to swim in my chest. But I have always felt these sorts of visions and sensations were common — I felt it is how we all taste the world. Only after years of talking to folks did I realize that either it is only some of us who feel this way or people just describe things differently — you tell me.
When I drive my car and look at distant hills, I can often actually see them expand and shrink with my breath (albeit slightly). They seem alive. It makes me smile. I know it is a hallucination but I enjoy it. When I see large birds fly in front of me, I can often feel my self soar with them. Colors occasionally seem to dance as I look in out in the world. And things seem to move, even if I know they aren’t. I love all these sensations and when they occur, I try to nurture them, to stay in the feeling, to enjoy the immersion.
Is it mystical? Is it supernatural? Of course not. Is it synesthesia? I am not sure. But tell me, does any of this strike a cord for you?
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