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Part Two: Losing Consciousness in Cars.

This post is a follow-up to our first post about inexplicable sporadic losses of consciousness while in moving vehicles.

~ The Kristin Chronicles: Thursday, August 1, 2019 ~

We proceeded as planned, fully "armed" for the treacherous journey, all too deeply aware of the inescapable loss of consciousness to come.

When we left, we were severely dissociated in a protector state of consciousness {to be definitively described in a separate article}.

We had all of our tools handy as we laid backwards in the back passenger seat of the vehicle we would be riding in:

  • 4 frozen water bottle ice packs

  • tactile stimulation toys and accessories

  • noise-cancelling headphones connected to Coping Music Playlists© of our own creation from the past 5 years

  • weighted blanket for body

  • meditative mindfulness prioritized through unconditional presence

We laid down in the back passenger seat with back resting on the seat part of the chair, and legs extending upwards along the chair's backrest.

Laying backwards allowed for the motion of the vehicle to be processed reversely from usual, decreasing the unconscious activation of my medical condition.

Allowing our legs to be elevated, resting higher than heart, gave our body's blood flow a fighting chance.

The toughest part about this set-up was keeping our neck and head held up: they were the only body parts not supported by the van's chair in this situation.

On the drive home, we were conscious enough to create a new response to this problem: using our stuffed elephant Kalhoun to support our head and neck. But during the drive there, we were not conscious enough to concoct this alternate solution, and forced muscles to hold it upright or allowed it to droop without conscious muscular engagement.

The process was excruciatingly painful and difficult on a myriad of internal levels.

We meditated the entire time, prioritizing presence even through the intensive terror of the experience.

The effects of this experiment were wildly successful.

We felt astounded on the deepest level.

Shock does not even begin to articulate the sensations felt upon arriving at our destination.