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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:  

mental mediumship, physical mediumship and trance 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:

 

Clairvoyance or "Clear seeing"
 

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.

Clairaudience or "Clear hearing"

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.

Clairsentience or "Clear feeling"

 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.

Clairscent or "Clear smelling"

Those who are open to this ability can smell scents that are not physically present .

Clairgustance or "Clear Tasting"

People can taste substances without putting anything into their mouths.

Clairangency or "Clear Touch"

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.

 

Excerpts from : https://www.anysiakiel.com/communicating-with-spirits/psychic-and-medium-whats-the-difference/