As a whole nothing is separated. It is the degree of how sensitive one is, to be able to pick up that which is around an individual.
That which does not manifest physically does not mean it does not exist. When one thinks, any idea that is thought of exist,which creates intention, need not wait to be expressed physically to consider something from an individual exist.
As above, so below. When you can see an individual, the individual can also see you; it is just whether the individual is sensitive enough to pick up your intention. When you test someone, the same applies, your intention alone is already tested on you; and so forth.
Right firstly? 'I've recently started getting readings from a variety of sources...' What kind of sources is that you speak of, what kind of sources have you open yourself to?
When your intentions are playing with them, get ready for the same treatment.
Second, when you ask them for help, know that there are many levels of wisdom among them, it is like interacting with different people. Then also be aware of the other possibilities that exist which as an ordinary human are not able to comprehend. What human can comprehend, they call it logic and reasoning which limits the boundless creativity they possess if the individual keep insisting that what the individual believe in is the only way or ways.
Three, you can either do as they say, or listen to your own counsel which is much recommendable.
Four, you have to do your part. It takes two hands to make a clap.
Five, good luck, don't worry all will be well.