One of the most common questions people have is what is the difference between a psychic and a medium.
A “psychic” is a catchall term for anyone who works with information received by means other than their
five recognized physical senses. This information is what informs your “intuition.”
Everyone is psychic to some degree, but not everyone is a medium.
Some professional psychics have worked with and developed their intuitive senses well enough to be able to
“read” information recorded in people’s energy fields, or auras, and to use this extrasensory perception
(or intuitive senses) to make informed predictions of what might happen in your life. They do not
connect to souls or energies in other dimensions like the Spirit World.
A medium is a psychic in that he or she has learned to fine-tune the use of their intuitive senses to receive
messages from the Spirit World. Professional mediums have trained to develop a strong link to other
dimensions and to tune into the information being transmitted through these other senses.
Mediumship is more than using intuition to read information available in any beings magnetic energy field.
It involves opening the medium’s energy field and senses to energies or souls that are no longer present in
our lives in physical form. There are several distinct categories of mediumship:
The first and most common form is called mental mediumship. Mediums utilizing mental mediumship place
themselves in a highly active mental state in order to perceive information from the intuitive senses.
The medium is full conscious at the time of the reading, although many mediums will
not fully recall what they told you during a reading.
Mental mediumship uses the mind – the intuitive mind, not the rational or logical mind – to tune into higher
frequencies or energies at which spirits vibrate. Mediums using this method of mediumship are able to sense
impressions from the spirit world and communicate those impressions to the person
for whom they are doing a reading.
There are a number of intuitive senses (sometimes referred to as “the clairs”).
The most commonly talked about of these senses are:
People who are clairvoyant can receive mental images of people, places, or situations using
their third eyes located in the center of the forehead rather than their physical eyes.
Those with this ability can receive information without the use of physical ears. This is also referred
to as mental telepathy, which is the communication of information through thoughts.
People with this ability can perceive information and psychic impressions through feelings. They
can feel emotions, as well as environmental factors such as heat, cold, though none of those
things may be physically present. They are also known as empaths.
Those who are open to this ability can smell scents that are not physically present .
People can taste substances without putting anything into their mouths.
Those with this ability can hold an object and pick up on the energetic impressions
attached to it. This is also known as psychometry.
Mediumship takes psychic ability a step further. All mediums are psychic and have the additional abilities of
sensing, discerning, and communicating with spirit energy. Some mediums are born with abilities rendering them
able to communicate with spirits since they were young children, and other mediums develop their abilities over time.
It's important to remember that a medium doesn't create or summon the spirits; rather, they connect with spirits who choose to make connections with them. Simply having a reading with a medium doesn't guarantee that you'll be able to connect with the specific person on the Other Side that you're seeking.
Mediums choose to develop and use their senses to facilitate communication between the spirit world and
the physical world for a variety of reasons. Most often it is because of a deep calling to be of service to others
in the physical world – to help heal grief or to provide guidance, as well as to prove life after death.
Although mediums and psychics have a lot in common there are also a lot of differences between the
two, hopefully you have a better understanding of what those differences are.
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