This is what it feels like for me when I do readings/divinations:
I sit in a dark theater, a heavy curtain draping a large movie screen. There is moment of trepidation as my ego tries to hang on and there are doubts as to whether the "cinema" will come in clearly, if there will be problems with the movie reel or if the curtain will part.
As I settle in, the movie slowly starts to come alive. I gaze upon the symbols, this language of the Spirit, and the movie moves from black and white to technicolor. The challenge then becomes the translation, while watching the movie at the same time. It is the same type of challenge one would encounter if watching a foreign film, trying to translate to the person in the theater next to you, and continuing to watch the film and not loose your place within the movie. Only what I am watching moves at warp speed and with much more fluidity. Sometimes words or visions completely evaporate before I can get to them. I sometimes find myself interrupting people because I know if I do not speak of what I see, the image may quickly disappear. My day to day life is like that as well. While having a "normal" conversation, I may get a visual that wants to be relayed to whoever I am in conversation with and I try to get it out as quickly as possible before it is gone. Then I can resume talk about the weather:).
I have met a few people in my life where words are not necessary. Those are the times I love the best. I don't have to slow myself down for translation and can move out of the slow mode of language. It feels like moving from a dial-up connection to high speed. As technology has gotten faster and faster, I am hopeful our brains will no longer be able to keep up and we will revert to the language of the heart, where no words are necessary.