I remember being about six and seeing my first ghost. I slept in the attic of my house and woke up because I had to go to the bathroom, get a glass of water, etc. I was about to turn to walk down the stairs when I saw a white orb on the floor. It talked to me. I forget what it said exactly, but I was terrified of it. I ran downstairs, screaming at the top of my lungs, "Mommy! There's a ghost upstairs!" She told me to calm down and go back to bed. After that, I started sensing energies, but was blind to the fact I could until about six months ago.
For the past two years or so, I've been struggling through a lot. I've lost a lot of friends, been bullied, had to go through a lot of change, and my grandmother died. My grandma was the closest person to me. I've been through near-death experiences several times, and that's why I think I can communicate with the other side. I've also been through a lot of tragedy, which is why some spirits like to talk and cling onto me. I'm really close with some of them.
I think I can communicate with the other side through my mind. I can see those whom have passed and can talk to them. Sometimes I have reason to doubt my gift, however.
I live in a family of full-out skeptics. They don't believe in the whole "sixth sense" nine yards. It hurts to know that they don't believe I'm real and if I tell them of the things in your head, they categorize me as "crazy." Sometimes it makes me wonder if I really am mental. Does anyone have any advice so I may accept myself for who I am and to get started on a healthy medium lifestyle if I am one?