Today I just want to share with you details of last night’s trip. No, I didn’t go anywhere fun physically, as I’ve the Flu at the moment. Rather, this is a Trip of the internal kind. A Close Encounter of the Fourth Kind. Or maybe it’s the Fifth Kind? I don’t know. Either way, the experience was, well, truly trippy.
Yeah, I’m talking drugs. But not hard drugs, I would never do anything like that, as I value and respect my mind and body too much. It’s taken me this long to get to self-realization, and I’m not throwing it away anytime soon.
I’m talking about the fact that yesterday afternoon my Flu symptoms, which I thought had been improving, suddenly got far worse, taking on the symptoms of a Cold as well. The Kid labelled me a “leaky faucet”, my nose and eyes were streaming, and I kept sneezing for no apparent reason.
I was so bunged up, even a nasal decongestant taken at 5pm didn’t seem to be helping. Neither did the 2 Ibuprofen caplets I swallowed. By dinnertime I had no sense of smell, and chewed my dinner without tasting any of it (I hate not being able to taste my food!). I decided to turn in early, at around 9:30pm.
Just before bed, I took 2 tablets of a Cold&Flu medication. And I drank a glass of ACV (apple cider vinegar), with some honey. I also sprayed more nasal decongestant into each nostril, with the hopes that I would be able to at least breathe through my nose while sleeping. Nothing worse than having to breathe through your mouth while sleeping, and waking up with a parched throat.
Maybe it was the combination of Ibuprofen and the active ingredients of the Cold&Flu tablets, maybe it’s just my imagination…but last night I had the trippiest experience ever.
I don’t exactly recall many details. Suffice to say I fell asleep and had the most comfortable sensation of wellbeing. I remember there being lots of images and words floating up towards me out of a sea of darkness. I remember thinking to myself, “Stop thinking, let your mind go blank”, then realizing that I wasn’t thinking up those things, but rather I was seeing and experiencing them.
I felt like I was here, there, everywhere, all at the same time. It was like I was omniscient. I didn’t have any experience of flying, I was just Here and There all at once. I had no body. I was nobody, and I was everybody. Everything that I saw on this Trip, as I’ll call it, for want of a better word, I already knew, it was like I was being shown a movie of everything I knew so far, to reaffirm my knowledge. A refresher course??
Maybe I had a fever, and this was just a feverish hallucination? Lucid dreaming? I remember registering at some point that my legs were sweaty. Whenever I turned my head on my pillow, it was as if some new “memory” shifted inside my mind’s eye, and a new slideshow would begin.
Sometime during this Trip, I recalled telling The Kid before bedtime that if I died during the night, it would be because of my taking a combination of Ibuprofen and Paracetamol (from the Cold&Flu tablets) at the same time. So, perhaps this Trip was my subconscious playing out a What If scenario…What If I DID die during the night? And all the videos and slideshows were what a dying person sees when their lives “flash before their eyes”?
Anyway, suffice to say I DID NOT die last night. Here I am today, telling you about my experience. I have no explanation for it. All I know is that I felt loved, warm, very comfortable, not in the least worried about anything, and I was Everywhere at once. It felt so good.
Has anyone had such an experience before? Do share! 🙂