Saturday, August 14, 2010

Is That What Death is Like?

Over the past few days that I've been sick I've had this really weird feeling of being disconnected to my body. I was shaky and tingling as if the seam of my insides were no longer tightly stitched to my outsides. Like I was about to jump out of my skin and float away. And as I've begun to feel better I've started to feel like I'm being sewn back together. I'm more grounded and connected to the earth. And I started to wonder, this morning as I was driving back from the first walk I've had in days, is that what death is like? Is it a slow moving away from your body? Until you are completely separate. Your mind and soul are relatively intact, but they leave your body? Of course I was far from death, but I wonder if it can happen so fast that we hardly notice when we die. It's an interesting thought anyhow.

3 comments:

Jeannie said...

It is interesting - even more interesting, in my case, because I had a similar sort of feeling the other day. I'd had a sort of dizzy spell so I laid down. And there I felt like my body was in one place and "I" was not quite lined up - like an overlap...offset by a few inches... very strange.

Nellie said...

That is just exactly what I'm talking about, I think. It's like the beginning of some sort of out of body experience. I think it just gets more and more disconnected until we finally separate entirely and die.

Jeannie said...

You could be right. I like to take a lot of the "out of body" experience stuff with a grain of salt but then again...I guess it's just so ethereal and there are so many people that don't experience any sort of spiritual things that I start to think that maybe I'm the crazy one. You can't talk about this stuff with just anyone.

And then I've read things that correlate our "feelings" with certain environmental conditions - damp, humidity, temperature fluctuations, barometric pressure - that we are sensing "normal" things but interpreting them wrong because we don't know what it is but are very sensitive to it while others are not.

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