Learn to be open.
Actually open, not ‘OMG this feather is a sign from the gods that I am an angel priestess and bird queen in a former life.’ type of open.
Say hello, say I’m here and I’d like to talk to you. Light the candles, spill the honey and milk upon the earth…
And then be open.
The spirits speak when you shut up and pay attention.
(And on that note I think the locals and I are going to get along just fine.)