Hi - The reason for this thread is trying to understand better emotional feed back. What I mean is a person finds themselves in situation that has more emotional bang than one would expect. It is almost as it there is a pool of emotion surrounding a location.
The first was my fathers memorial service - as a true believer I thought he is off to a new body, I have stuff to do bla bla, but I eventually found myself on the other side of the country at his service. When it was my turn to talk I came unglued - all of this emotion about my dad I didn't know was there came pouring out, I found my self saying things I'd never thought about, about how he was my inspiration etc. The dams had broken and most everybody was in tears.
The second happened when cell phones were new and spiffy. My worker made a left turn through a gap in unmoving traffic to pull into a gas station and POW the rear of his car was struck by a shrink driving in the middle lane yacking on his cell phone. My workers car did a 360, but managed to get into the gas station. I pulled in because I also needed gas. The psyc was soon on his phone calling his lawyer brother, trying to hand the cop his cell phone to speak him and when that failed trying to get the cop to arrest my worker.
The vibes around that gas station were so discordant - a woman in a jag almost backed into my vehicle - you could cut it with a knife. It was very un-nerving to be there. Everybody looked on edge.
The third was a week ago. I was finding myself going faster than usual in traffic. As I rounded the corner to where the east bound freeway swings north and merges into the north bound traffic I saw the reason - 4 lanes of traffic were stopped by a cop car. In the vee where the freeways merge was a black motorcycle lying on it's side - the kind with the farings. I didn't observe any body (s) on the ground however there was this large pool of sadness and emotion.
Frankly I couldn't tell you if it was from the being on the bike, or the people looking at it. But is was very real and black. As I drove further along I was almost in an accident with someone merging into my lane from an on-ramp, which I was surprised at how badly I reacted.
What is interesting is: these were location specific - the further away I got the less I felt it, though the memory was vivid. Like it was a pool of emotion. Or was it feedback I was experiencing?
Have any of you had similar experiences? What is your take on this - it reminds me to some extent of watching 9-11 unfold on TV and how I was glued to the set. There was a vibe in the room - an Oh No! sort of response. There was a lot of resonance that day as well.
Thoughts? Comments? Similar experiences?