That would be my guess. My guess is part of the ascension process means that we all get closer to Being One, and that means sharing energies. IMO this will promote compassion and unity. Be careful though, it might be ok to feel other peoples' energy but try not to get wrapped up in their own problems which are theirs to fix. No one learns much by being rescued all the time.But their energy also becomes my energy, not just in a simple lowering of vibration but more than that. Related to group consciousness?