Hi, just thought I would add to this site my experiences over the past 6 months. I have been practicing reiki for about 2 years now, mostly upon myself and I have found my sensitivity really beginning to take off. I placed my hands upon a client during a session and kept seeing cartoon frogs, I offered her the feedback and she confirmed that earlier in the day she had been at someone's house who has the largest toy frog collection imaginable. I decided after that no matter how strange the images I would just pass them on to whoever it was relevant to and wait for any confirmation.
I have a friend who lives at a distance who has been treated for breast cancer this year and she tells me my phone calls are always coming when she is really hitting low spots. We recently moved house and one day I could smell burning toast. After searching everywhere around my home I decided to try to tune in. A mutual friend had died about eight years ago and a medium said that we would know when she is visiting due to a burned toast smell. So I let myself relax and felt a subtle pressure over my back and my arm and I let it guide me. Eventually my hand came to rest upon my new phone number. I thought for a long time and then decided to call the out of town friend to pass on the number. She was in town and trying to visit me that day but so far didn't have my new details. It was a good experience but I felt alarmed. I pondered about things like how to protect myself from the spirit world and was I inviting in more than I can handle.
Last experience was during a reiki session upon myself. My eyes were closed, felt a deep vibration come through me and I instantly saw a lot of family members who were deceased. The were all smiling and very reassuring, though no one speaks. Finally I got stuck on the image of my mother's cousin for a very long time. I mentally asked what he wanted and received a very simple verbal message back. I passed it on to my mum, as she was very involved with those family members. She confirmed that she had been feeling very pressed to make contact with their living family after so long and had only been thinking of them the night before.
I try to analyze each experience, how it came about, how do I receive the information. The dead relatives was very interesting. I think they knew that I had not done this before and they did everything they could to look friendly and non threatening because although I am fascinated by the topic, I also get scared and don't know what I am doing. That is why I have been looking up these web sites and reading others experience.
Thanks to everyone who is sharing here and if you have any feedback for me, I would love to hear from you.