When I was younger from 6 until about 13 I had some various experiences. I used to be able to look at pictures and with about 95% accuracy be able tell if the person was alive or dead, and if the death was violent or natural. I had one vision of my aunt getting in a car accident and within the hour she did. I also used to feel ghosts. The most vivid memory was at a friends house. At the end of the hallway there was a large walk in closet and every time I would go down the hall the air would get cold and very heavy. When ever I was on that end of the house I felt as if I was being watched and could sense someone there doing various things. I could also feel when that person was happy or sad. I later found out that the family who owned house in the 1950's had their elderly mother living with them. The mother was said to be crazy, sounds like she had Alzheimer's which wasn't really diagnosed back then. These people hosted a lot of parties and would lock the mother in this walk in closet so she wouldn't interact with the guests. She died one night in the closet.
My friends though all of this was creepy and weird so I suppressed it and eventually all of my experiences tapered off.
I am in my late 30's now and recently I have been getting a strange urge that I should look into opening my experiences again. I have started contacting my spirit guides and have had some luck. I have run into one, say mischievous, spirit who announced himself with heavy bump on my senses and since contact with him I have had a horribly intense headache for days. I have started using some protections and crystals during my meditations and haven't felt him since.
I am not sure where to go from here or how to get my abilities back. I just have a very strong feeling that I need to. Does anyone have any advice?