I believe I have had psychic experiences since I was a young child (I believe the term is 'indigo child') when I communicated the spirit of my deceased great-grandmother. I have a few empaths in my family so the idea of the afterlife or spirits were never taboo in my household. Although, I have kept this realization a secret thus far for fear of persecution from my peers.
I have explored my mediumship more in depth for a while now (which can be a burden at times) but I have never really had an psychic-like experience with living people until a few months ago.
Most recently I have been having what seems to be conversations with an individual through telepathy. I had seen this individual in a local theatre production and channeled him somehow. I haven't had much validation that something like this was real until I received a telepathic message saying he was going to message me on Facebook. Lo and behold, he did. This happened about a month ago and hasn't happened since, causing me to become quite paranoid. I have said that I wanted him to message me again and converse further but it hasn't happened yet.
I have been quite scared of this new experience and feel as though I am going crazy, as the symptoms of this experience are very similar to those of schizophrenia. Although I know many empaths feel this sense of paranoia that they are in fact suffering from it. I haven't found many stories about this on here or through other sources and I just wanted to know if others have experienced something similar. If so, what do I do? Help would be much appreciated.