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As a Neurodivergent, I Live, Love, Process and Experience Life from my Body

Uncategorized Sep 14, 2020

As a neurodivergent, I live, love, process and experience life from my body.

My native tongue is energy - how a person feels, how an environment feels.

My antennae are my sensory systems and they way they process, always taking in sights, sounds, smells, feels, tastes, and most importantly how things feel from the inside (vestibular, proprioceptive, interoceptive).

The information I have about people, places and things comes from an energetic exchange.

What a person says or does is insignificant.

Their energy, their essence, their presence contains all the information.

I see and feel who they are underneath.

The closer I get, the more intense, the louder the energy, so I stay on the periphery for my own safety and comfort.

I sense information (energy) in an environment without spoken or written information.

Every experience I have and have ever had, is stored in my body.

Every memory lives inside of my body.

My first response to stress is felt in my body - fight, flight, freeze and fawn.

My cognitive processing is always last. It is always post-body-energetic-sensing.

I don't have to look at you to know what's going on, I can feel it in my body.

I can feel particular memories in specific areas of my body.

My body remembers how to carry out tasks; not my head.

I feel colour, numbers, letters, even phonics in my body.

Everything carries an energy. Words have an energy that I feel in my body. I remember names by their feeling. I remember colours and musical notes by their feeling.

I remember details of past experiences - what someone was wearing, what the weather was like, what was said, how I was feeling, what I had for breakfast that day; based on how everything felt in my body.

As a neurodivergent, I live, love, process and experience life from my body.

ETA: I just learned that some of my experiences noted here are a result of synaesthesia.


Image Credit: Siegfried Hansen


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