I have always had a fasination with the paranormal and a lot of paranormal things have happened to me in my 17 years. I used to tell my parents all about them because I didn't understand why or what was happening. They always used a rational way to explain these strange happenings and mostly told me it was my imagination. As a result, I have severly suppressed my intuition and other gifts, although I have been receiving signs about them still existing, which have been occuring more and more as I am getting older. I have the gift of interpretation, that much I know from events that have happened to me. I can predict how my day will go from seeing two birds perched on a high wire. I have used tarot cards and although they don't seem to work in answering my questions, I have given many successful readings online and have helped a great many people in doing so.
Recently I have become very interested in strengthening my skills. I have been reading everything I can find, but I do not know what to trust. I have been reading stories and taking tests on this website and I have found that I am extremely sensitive to energies and could potentially be very strong in any of the psychic gifts I have, but I don't know how to let that part of myself out. If that makes any sense?
A week ago (I already translated my dream) I had a dream that was rather odd: I was on a wooden ship heading towards a storm and in the clouds was a huge lion head. It roared and me and I growled back, that's when hail, that looked like icebergs, started falling from the sky and I was afraid it would destroy the ship, but they seemed to go through it, if they even hit it. When I translated it using a dream dictionary, it pretty much told me that there was a powerful force inside of me that was angry and wanted to get out and that I was frustrated that I couldn't help it.
I feel like I am suppressing my powers and have tried a lot of things to help them surface, but to no avail. It scares me sometimes when it breaks through even just a little because I am not aware that it is, like when ghosts show themselves to me. I need help, I feel like I am going crazy at some points due to this. Any suggestions on how to break it free?