Hello, new here and feeling unsettled.
Hi Brid, I've only been here a month or so and I also have had moments in the very beginning thinking I'm going crazy or something. I also really identify with you saying you always thought it was just normal.You aren't crazy. I've actually had two breakdowns in my life and the mediation/counselling that goes with it. Each time it's happened to me it was because of being daily in really really oppressive/negative environments. One counsellor actually told me I'm a highly sensitive person. Where other people (in the oppressive work environment I was in) went home and switched off, I couldn't and began getting sick to the point of stomach ulcers, nervous bowels, anxiety and depression till I had full on breakdown. I didn't realise that being around so many unhappy, frustrated and angry people was killing me so much because I was dealing with not just my feelings but theirs too.It's taken a trauma in my personal life and lots of reading to attempt to help myself to lead me here. I can tell you I'm feeling better for having found this place to discuss and be open.Ive always believed in 'more' after experience with a passed loved one age 7. So I've never needed science to verify for me but I can understand why people would feel that way. I never understood how crystals/reiki and various other things could work..but i am now having experiences with both.The best advice I can give is trying to keep an open mind whilst trying different things out. You don't have to believe wholeheartedly just be open to things and see what happens.I don't know anything about shutting it off but there are meditations that I find help on YouTube ones for grounding, clearing and protection. X