One of the things that I learned the hard way about spirit communication is that if you are not at the right vibration to connect with people in the spirit plane, then it can cause some physical discomfort. I was regularly getting headaches, and it always seemed to be when I was doing energy work on myself or exposing myself to haunted locations.
I finally connected the headaches to improper connection to spirits, when I woke up with a headache on the day that I was to give a workshop on psychic energy clearing and protection. I called on Archangel Michael to remove any spirit attachments, toxic cords that may have formed, or lower vibrating energies that may have attached to me, and the headache went away immediately, which told me that it was not a regular migraine.
Throughout the day, the headache would come back, and I'd ask Archangel Michael to clear me again. Finally, it occurred to me that perhaps I should see if it was someone trying to come through who was associated with one of the people coming to the workshop that night. While the workshop's intent was not to deal with actual spirit communication, it seemed to me that at least one spirit did not care about that and wanted to relay a message or at least make his or her presence known.
I sat down to meditate and told any spirits that were trying to connect that this was their chance to do so. I said that I didn't guarantee that I'd be able to receive their message, but I would try, and then they would have to accept that and stop putting this headache on me. During the meditation, I got the impression of a couple of people, but the strongest was a woman whose description I was able to get, along with some details about injuries she had sustained. After the meditation session, I no longer had any more headaches.
During the workshop, I asked the group if anyone recognized the woman. I described the details that I had been given, including the injuries that she had shown me. One of the women declared that it was her mother, and that the anniversary of her death had just passed in the last couple of days. She said that her mother likes to make her presence known, and this is not the first time that she has insisted on coming through. I was really happy that I could facilitate this communication, because the woman in the group was really happy to hear from her mother.
I was really happy that I now had a possible cause for my headaches, and in future could deal with any that were caused by spirits trying to communicate. I'm still working on my mediumship skills, as I seem to have spirits around that want to come through and connect with me, but I still struggle with allowing myself to let them through.
When I do an oracle card reading session these days, I always at the end ask the person if they would be interested in allowing me to try some mediumship with them, off the clock, of course. This allows me to practice my mediumship skills and also allows some people to receive a message or two from a departed loved one for free. So, it's a win-win proposition.