I kind of have a hard time explaining this, especially since I really don’t believe in anything that isn’t clearly real, particularly new age stuff. That said, I sometimes get this sensation that more closely resembles an “open heart chakra” than anything else I know of. I got this feeling for the first time (that I know of) when I was five and a friend was braiding my hair. I have since gotten it while listening to presentations, at the doctor’s office, and talking to friends. The common thread between these things seems to be allowing another person to either talk a lot about something they know a lot about, or watching them do something they’re really good at. Physical contact is not required.

In terms of describing the feeling… it feels kind of like a fuzzy warm energy in my chest, which then sort of emanates in what feel like sparkly ribbons to other parts of my body. Eighteen years of trying, and that is the best description I can come up with.

While there is no better feeling in the world than the feeling I just described, I feel really stupid about the whole thing because it sounds like a bunch of mumbo-jumbo and I’d really just like to know what exactly it is I’m experiencing so I can quit thinking about it and just enjoy it.