I don't want to jump to conclusions with a handful of strange things that have happened and just assume I'm psychic, but I also don't want to write off a possible gift as coincidence and not practice and develop it.
Most of what I remember from my childhood are dreams. I lived with my grandparents and mother at age four. Mom and I shared a room because I wouldn't sleep alone. That particular room, from as far as I can remember to the last time I had slept there (approximately age 16) gave me horrible, vivid nightmares of pain, death, and blood. My mother also mentioned weird things happening in that room, including, as she claims, seeing the ghost of a man.
I moved with my mother and step-father elsewhere, and still had vivid, but less horrific, dreams. Mostly flashes of mundane, everyday things. Soon many of these dreams replayed themselves in my life. The one I remember most clearly is also the simplest; we were driving down the road during autumn and I saw an interesting tree.
Years go by without any substantial experiences. During these years I suffered from major depressive disorder. I was on medication for a long time, and everything about me seemed suppressed. As soon as I was able, I was weaned from the medicine and I suddenly started having these bizarre feelings. I'm not quite sure what to call them or how to express them.
What I first noticed was that I could feel music. Certain songs gave me what felt like chills. I never felt cold, exactly; it was more like electricity down my back, across my arms, and down my legs.
Soon after that, I noticed certain people had the same effect on me. Not everyone had this electric field around them (that I could feel, anyway) but for those that did, if I came within a pretty consistent distance of about five feet I would get the electricity feeling again, mostly around my back and arms.
When I was around these same people I could feel their emotions change, too. I never had to look at them to tell if they were happy, sad, angry, etc.
After learning about how music affects me, but around the same time as I experimented with the "energy" I felt around people, I started getting the electricity feeling in my stomach. There would also be this feeling like I needed to expel this energy somehow, like I needed to scream. This always happens before something bad happens, and the stronger it is the worse things get.
The strongest one I had happened a few years ago. First my car broke down in front of my friend's house. Someone had to drive me home that night. Then, that same friend and her girlfriend ran away, and my car was found in front of her house. The girlfriend's mom got my phone number and threatened me, and because I was parked illegally (my car wasn't close enough to the curb) if I didn't move it in 24 hours it would be towed.
Sometimes I get a combination of these feelings; I was walking and thinking about a friend I was about to meet up with, when the electricity feeling started in my stomach along with a distressed feeling. After a little talking she confessed she was having issues within the family.
All of these feelings come on their own accord, and when I try to have them nothing happens. I would like an objective view on these experiences. Are they simple coincidences and intuition, or could they be something more?