Hey there Gin,
I just saw this and had to answer. I haven't gotten much better at picture reading since being here, as you know, lol. My ability to spot liars and mental cases has improved even more since being here. I was not sure that was good, since I already have trouble dealing with that.
This new thing only happened a few days ago, or you'd already know, but posting it here is a way to let others know such things are possible for them. What you concentrate on expands. I have been asking angels daily to help me conquer anger, hatred, anxiety and depression, so I could raise my vibration enough to not attract people who make it worse. One thing that would help anyone's depression would be proof of an after life, right?
Several days ago, right after my morning Chakra alignment, Grounding and Shielding exercises, I suddenly found myself in a beautiful place out of doors, but not here, having a telepathic conversation with a dog that my husband had as a teenager. The dog told me she was watching over us because those of the light need protection now that it is so dark here. She answered my questions before I could finish asking, and I learned that doggie afterlife and reincarnation works just like ours does! She told me my seeing 11:11 and 1:11 on clocks so much now is because the time for light workers to carry out their missions is almost here.
I figured this was just a one time thing, but apparently not. Some sort of "channel" appears to have opened and I am now able to speak with anyone I know who is deceased any time I want to, provided they can hold their vibration down enough for us to meet at the highest point I can raise mine to, which is this beautiful glen in a woods, wherever it is. There is some fading in and out, but so far I have spoken to my mother, my aunt who killed herself and explained to me what the price for that is, an old love, and I've had 3 conversations with my husband's best friend. He comes in the strongest and stays the longest. I asked him why, and he said he is capable of that because he is so recently deceased. BTW, all the dead people I've seen so far are totally healthy again and look as they did around age 30.
So, yes, I definitely think EC has helped me increase, or in this case, develop new abilities. I am still freaked out over this new development and praying I can keep it and expand it to people I don't know, so I can help others.