When I was younger I used to see spirits around a lot. As I got a bit older around 6-8 I think I tried shutting it out as one experience really messed me up as I was young and I just didn't want to see this certain spirit anymore. I didn't realize until I got older that I had made so I wasn't seeing any spirits. After a long time doing just about anything and everything I can think of or find on the internet about strengthening or fixing my abilities, I have started to be able to see them again. I am 20 now and have been working on strengthening my abilities back to how they were when I was younger.
I used to be able to see and hear spirits as clear as day no different than I saw my family or friends most of the time I didn't even know until someone would ask me who I was talking to. Now I can still, on occasion, see them just as when I was little. I can usually tell now if they are a spirit or not though. I also will hear people call my name or hear footsteps around the house when I am the only one home. I can sense when a spirit is around and can pinpoint right where they are but I cannot clearly see them most of the time. I ha a spirit in my room for 10 minutes and I could sense where they were but couldn't see them. Like this one they will appear more like moving air and if I try talking to them I can hear them in my head but it isn't always the easiest to hear. I can also get some ideas about them such as being a women in their 20's, having short red hair and jean jacket.
I want to be able to see and hear them all the time like when I was little. I want to be able to see and hear them where they are no different than a living person. I don't know why I have so much difficulty with this now I often see them fully when I am not paying that much attention or am not expecting to see anything. I keep being told that I should be able to see them, that I can see them but when I know they are there I still cannot see them and my ability to visualize inside my head is not something I can do very easily. Nor is hearing as my own thoughts often get in the way. I do not know what to do I have tried meditations, chakra cleansing, talking to spirits and my guides for help and advice and nothing works. I was even told by another medium that I should be able to see them by last Halloween and the event she described never happened.
Thank you for the help