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Differences Between a Psychic and a Medium

Updated: May 14

It is important to note that all mediums are psychics but not all psychics are mediums.

What is a psychic?

Psychics possess a unique set of skills that enable them to tap into the energy, vibrations, and intuition surrounding individuals and events. With this heightened sensitivity, they have the extraordinary ability to access information from the past, present, and even the future. By harnessing their intuitive powers, psychics can convey messages from various sources such as your higher self, past self, spirit guides, and spirit animals, offering profound clarity to your life's questions. Psychics may also use tools to help channel messages. Every psychic is different in which tools they prefer to use. Some examples include tarot cards, astrology, automatic writing, runes, scrying, crystals, and pendulums.

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When consulting a psychic, you can expect guidance that goes beyond mere speculation or guesswork. Their connection to your spirit and experiences allows them to provide insights and direction on your path in life. By tapping into the vast pool of collective wisdom, they can offer profound guidance and shed light on the choices and challenges you might encounter.

It's important to note that psychic readings are not meant to dictate your future or make decisions on your behalf. Instead, they serve as a powerful tool to empower you, offering insights and perspectives that can assist you in making informed choices. A psychic reading can help you gain a fresh perspective on your life, uncover hidden patterns, and highlight potential opportunities that you may have overlooked. You have free will! You are able to steer your life in any direction you want despite what a psychic may say. Psychic readings are simply what could happen. Everyone has various futures depending on the decisions they make in the present. Approach a psychic reading with an open mind and be prepared to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you.

What is a medium?

While psychics deal with the past, present, and future, mediums mostly deal with the past and present. Psychics rely on their intuitive abilities to gather information; mediums act as a bridge between the living and the deceased. They possess the unique ability to communicate with spirits and relay messages from loved ones who have crossed over to the other side.

When a medium is channeling a message, they receive it through various psychic senses known as "clairs." These clairs manifest in different forms depending on the medium's abilities. For instance, clairaudience refers to the ability to mentally hear messages from the spirit world. On the other hand, clairvoyance involves the medium visually perceiving messages. They may see images, symbols, or even have visions that provide insight into communication from the spirit realm. This visual form of communication is often referred to as "seeing beyond the veil." Claircognizance is characterized by a deep sense of knowing or understanding without any logical explanation. This inner knowledge allows mediums to receive messages without any external cues or evidence. Lastly, clairsentience is the ability to feel or sense messages from spirits. Mediums may experience physical sensations or emotions that are not their own, serving as a means of communication from the spirit world. This empathic connection enables them to convey the emotions and intentions of the deceased accurately.

It is important to note that each medium may possess different combinations of these clairs, and their abilities may vary. Some mediums may excel in one clair more than others, while some may exhibit a balanced proficiency in multiple clairs.

Mediums serve as intermediaries between the living and the deceased, offering a means of communication and solace for those seeking closure or guidance. Through their unique psychic abilities, mediums can receive messages from the spirit world using clairaudience, clairvoyance, claircognizance, and clairsentience. Their role is to deliver these messages, providing comfort and validation from loved ones who have passed on.

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