I'm currently 19 years old and my family has some sort of spiritual ability connected to them. My dad is the one with this ability who got it from his mum who got it from her parents etc. Dad is able to sense when spirits are near him, he gets really cold and every hair on his body stands up. He is unable to see them or hear them, but he can feel them, some of them play with electronic equipment, move things and lately they seem to smash glass.
Dad can also have dreams where some person (same person every time) comes to him and tells him that someone he knows is going to die, sometimes they show pictures other times they just show him the funeral. But every time it has come true.
I had a strong spirit connection when I was young, they use to come to me during the night and talk to me or I would just hear them. My parents told me that I use to tell them about a man who would visit me during the night and talk to me, after I told my parents what the man said they knew straight away I wasn't making stuff up, since what I was saying should never come from a kid. For some reason this ability left me around high school, every now and then I will get a feeling like someone is watching me and I tend to turn lights off both out in the street and around the house.
My dad said that he also had a break from this ability but then it came back. I'm scared of this ability and I want to know more about it so maybe I'm not so scared. But my dad said not to mess around with this because we don't fully understand it and not all spirits are good. Dad has had some bad experiences where some "evil" spirit has tried to enter his body and take over, but dad seems to have what we might call a "guardian angel" who stops them.
This is what I'm afraid of, I don't want to get myself caught into this sort of situation. My dad just tries to block out spirits that come to him, but I know he is a bit scared. I don't want to be scared if this ability comes back to me, I want to know how to control it.
I can't find anyone who can help me understand this, I want to know if it is safe to explore this ability or if I should try and block it out like my dad. But for some reason all my experiences happen at night.