Good morning Cassandra. Everybody's abilities are different. Mine have just reappeared. The first contact I had with any spirit was with my main spirit guide last January. I have never, to my knowledge, seen them. But when I was small, I was with my main guide, maybe I saw him - I dont recall.
After trying to meditate for weeks to find out who the spirits were in my home, I did it. I get one - three word flashes (same for my human spirits). The energy around me feels different. I have been seeing angel numbers constantly. I have had two instances where one, maybe two interacted with me - I was typing a reply to someone on here and a sentence I wrote changed to italic as I typed - it was specific to my question. Last Sunday, I was watching an old movie and a poster on the wall had my newest guide's name on it - I am pretty sure the poster says Rome or Venice, but I saw Imperia.
Relaxation is so hard for me, but getting to the right state is easy for me to achieve when I can relax enough. I ask questions and if they wish to answer, they will. Sometimes the answers are cryptic, but are usually straightforward.