I'm 35 years old, and I'm not that very clairvoyant, not compared to many of you others on this site. I did see auras with my physical eyes when I was younger, but since I became an adult that sort of went away. However, I do see them, now and again, and especially when I'm very relaxed and comfortable.
But I would really like to share with you people, since many of you seem so very lost and unhappy with your perceptions:
There are schools for clairvoyants. I attend a Norwegian branch of one of these in Oslo. The teachers there are truly clairvoyant, and will be able to help you find out what's up and how to handle your abilities. (My teacher says she's just a novice compared to her teachers again, and I consider her to be a very powerful clairvoyant, and a lovely and healthy and beautiful person)
I hope the moderators here won't think of this as an advert and throw this out, since I will never earn a penny from this recommendation. The school does cost money, though.
What you learn is how to protect yourself, how to ground yourself, how to throw out spirits and other stuff you don't want (my best friend also goes to this school, and she's becoming a real kick-ass in getting rid of pestering spirits, which is really good for her, since she's been so afraid of them since she was a little girl).
The main aim, though, is self development through the readings your fellow students and the teachers give you, as well as what you get to see for yourself. The insights you get about yourself, your previous lives, your family karma and so on and so forth, has to me been priceless. The aim of my teacher, as she puts it, is that each of us, by the end of it, are comfortable in taking responsibility for ourselves and our talents and be our own life managers. Trusting your self and what you are experiencing is an important part of it.
You are not at all the only student, and when you do aura readings on others, you never do them alone. And it is such an incredible feeling to sit with fellow students, with all these images rushing in front of your eyes, and hearing the person next to you describing exactly the same as what you see. You finally realize that you're not insane! And that helps a lot!
And from there, they go on to teach you some very useful tools that work in the astral worlds, that I shouldn't be talking about publicly. I rarely need to use some of the most powerful methods of self defense I have been taught, usually it's enough to threaten whatever is there that if you don't go away, I'll do this - they're usually out of there in no time. You also learn how to cooperate with higher spirits in order to help such entities as ghosts on their way. I did this once, and it was a beautiful experience, the room brimming with angels, as the struggling spirit finally let go of its illusions and went back to the Light. I was so touched and cried and cried for joy.
The name of the school my teacher went to is Aesclepion. I also know that there are other types of clairvoyancy schools out there. Be sure to really feel the vibes of the teachers and students there before you allow yourself to go there. If it doesn't feel right it probably isn't for you.
I know Aesclepion does education also by phone and other means. Though I do recommend being in a physical group.
My heart goes out to all of you who are struggling. -You don't have to do it alone!