Hello everyone, it's been a very long time since I've been on. I've been incredibly busy lately and it's been a little hard on my unfortunately.
So the reason I've come on now is;
1.) I would love to ask if any of you know how to "enhance" or get more in touch with your intuition (and also what that may look like as well). Mine is slowly getting better but I still sometimes feel like I might be taking the wrong steps, so any thoughts, experiences, or ideas are greatly appreciated!
2.) Has anyone here noticed that you take on someone else's mentality. One thing I've noticed is that I feel like I experience people's mentalities when I'm around them. It sounds weird, but I can connect very easily with where they come from, I understand what they're saying very easily, and it's almost woven in with their energy... It's separate though. It feels interesting, but other people's mentalities and emotional states heavily affect me, more so mentality or state of mind though. Just today I was trying to explain to my parents of why I need to go to University and be around people of like mind and who are focusing on school instead of doing what I'm doing now (going to community college and working 35 hours a week.) I like that i'm saving money this way, but I'm not doing well and I can't focus on school as much as I'm suppose to, not to mention the mentality that I'm around most often, my families and my coworkers, is not one that aligns with mine. I had to keep finding other reasons and other ways to explain how I need this need met in my life, but it was so challenging because the people I'm around, especially often, HEAVILY effect me, and my family doesn't understand this. They just want me to focus on school, and work as well, I have bills to pay, which I understand, I'll work at university.
That's just a very specific example, but I'll try to just explain it. Whenever I'm around someone, first I feel their presence/ energy/ vibe. Then, after interacting usually, my mood usually changes, and the way I act changes too. It almost like I can only do what I feel like I'm "allowed" to do. After being around that person for a while I feel like I enter different head space. Some people who are more close minded feel very restricted and I can usually tell, based off of what I feel lead to say to that person, what they believe or agree with, however that is usually purely speculation based on some weird sensation that I can't describe well. After interacting with someone for an extended amount of time, or regularly, it feels like I get stuck in that mode of thinking and state of mind, and it takes a lot of time alone to get back to where I feel comfortable. I've hardly every experienced purely my own natural mind due to this. I've also only recently realized this... I've been taking walks and more time alone, but I've realized that even animals can affect me (nowhere near as much as humans though). In closing to my accidental essay lol, does anyone else experience this kind of thing? And what would you guys recommend to help me get more in touch with my state of mind and not be so "all over the place"? (Grounding and shielding techniques haven't worked anymore, and stones don't do anything for me either unfortunately...)
Thank you in advance to anyone that answers and read this much! Best of wishes as well!