Copyright 2016 Don Ray
Each element of consciousness, each individual soul, knows only that to which it gets exposed by its immediate experiences and that which it is told by the other people around it, exactly analogous to molecules in a fluid flow.
The analogy continues as the molecules and the element of consciousness, a human spirit, get carried along in flows and currents and tides.
Occasionally a wave breaking on rocks or the white water chaos of the rapids will propel an individual element away from the main flow, exposing them in a moment of chaos and confusion and terror to that which is new and alien and incomprehensible.
The wrenching trauma of such events may displace that drop of consciousness into a completely different