I am obsessed with the show Paranormal State. One day while watching it, I thought to myself, "I wonder if I have any psychic/medium abilities?" I had very few experience before that would lead me to believe that I could be, but I figured it was worth a shot. I tried channeling for the first time last month. I opened myself up and got into contact with my mother's late cousin. Since then I have contacted a handful of people by asking my mother to give me a name of someone she knew that passed and then trying to receive any info. It is hard for me to get a grasp on the gift because when I channel I get words or images or sounds that just "pop" into my head. They are almost always correct, but most of the time I don't know where these things fit into the person's story.
I really want to be able to enhance my ability so that I may know more than the random bits that I get. How do I pull people closer to me so that I can "hear" more? And also, I only try to contact those who I get names from other living people, but I would like to be able to reach people whom I don't know. I guess, in a way, I would like to get information without having to initially ask. If anyone has any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it.