It is natural for a common man to be unaware of the exact difference between a medium and a psychic. In our daily lives, we tend to use the terms like medium, psychic or clairvoyant interchangeably. Interestingly, to make it more complicated, there are people who offer their services across these fields. This means some mediums are psychic, while some psychics can be mediums too, and such people offer combined psychic and mediumship readings, sometimes in the same session. So would you not be interested to know the difference between a medium and a psychic?
So to understand the difference, it would be better if we know definition of psychic and definition of medium and understand what exactly they do. Once we get the clarity about their working and roles, the difference between a medium and a psychic or even a clairvoyant would be understood better.
So let us proceed to understand the individual terms.
Who is a Psychic? (Psychic Definition)
Let us begin with understanding what does psychic mean.
A psychic is a person who has a natural gift of intuition or has developed it to receive information about someone’s past, present, future, or all three of these. Psychics may do this by reading the client’s energy field.
The other approaches they may take can be connecting with angels or spirit guides or higher self, or connecting with a Universal Source itself. Some psychics may use tarot cards, or runes, or use alternate methods of gathering information such as astrology.
Sometimes they might just “know” things.
The purpose of psychic reading may be to offer insight into a specific matter, guidance, inspiration, a fresh perspective, or strategies for dealing with challenges.
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Who is a Medium? (Medium Definition)
Well among other things, a medium is a gifted psychic or a skilled person who has the special skill of getting message from the “other side”. Broadly speaking there is one type of belief that a person does not die. He merely makes a transit from a physical being to spiritual being.
So the psychic medium is sensitive enough to the energies of such beings and is able to receive the messages from them or communicate with them.
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What does a Medium do?
A medium connects with the client’s loved ones who have departed from this world and are believed to be in spirit form. The medium gives detailed evidence also to demonstrate that the medium is really linked during the session with a specific individual soul.
Hence it is all about communicating with the dead. They are not actually dead but are on the other side of the veil and this is demonstrated by medium. Unlike Astrology or any other future gazing method, the work of a Medium doesn’t involve making predictions about his client’s love life, career or finances etc.
The intent of medium is to demonstrate to the client that their deceased loved ones – even in the soul form – are still a part of their lives. Thus they provide a kind of bereavement support, and diminish fear of death. Loved ones in spirit may offer messages of guidance, love, support, and healing, or some specific information understood only by the client.
But how do Mediums interact with otherworldly beings?
Although the exact process or method may remain a mystery or beyond comprehension of a lay man but it is believed that there are several ways used by different psychic mediums to connect and converse with the dead.
For example, such a person could be clairvoyance (clear-seeing), and perhaps also expert in clairaudience (clear-hearing), clairsentience (clear-feeling), and claircognizance (clear-knowing). At other times the medium may be simply going into a deep level of meditation to take his consciousness to the “other world”.
Another possible way used by such psychic mediums could be tarot card or Ouija boards.
Then there are mediums who choose to undergo possession by the spirits, acting as a vessel for those spirits needing a human form to communicate with people of this side of the world.
Some mediums are also emphatic, and presumably they are able to share the experiences of those on both sides of the veil.
May be there are more methods or practices too.
What is the difference between a Medium and a Psychic?
The exact difference between mediums and psychics, clairvoyants can be vague, confusing or at times many use these terms interchangeably. But it is possible to define them individually. Mediums are able to act as a channel to connect to the other side, while Psychics have the ability to access the information bank about the past, the present, or even the future.
Therefore, a pure psychic may not be able to receive messages from the “other side” hence he has not messages to be delivered to you from the deceased. However, a person may have combination of skills or abilities and he may be called Psychic Medium.
It may be pertinent to mentions here that “clairs” receive clear messages overall. As the clairvoyants are gifted with clear seeing, clairaudients are clear hearing people, and clairsentients are sensitive to have a clear feeling.
What is common between a Medium and a Psychic?
It is clear now that the Mediums use their psychic ability or psychic skills to connect with those in spirit form.
Therefore, mediums are also in a way psychics. Many mediums offer psychic readings in addition to connecting with the spirits for the client.
In terms of a wider definition, mediums do have psychic abilities. So it would not be wrong to call them Psychic Mediums.
For example, a medium can’t communicate with angels, connect with spirit guides, or channel messages from extra-dimensional entities, unless he has psychic abilities like (clear-seeing), and perhaps also expert in clairaudience, clairsentience, and claircognizance etc.
To me, a good and responsible medium is also a person who brings relief and direction to his client and this is also a part of a psychological therapist. Mediumship can also be seen as a healing process that bonds people together in love.
Did You Know?
- A sitting for medium reading with a Medium is called seance.
- During a seance, a medium may be the gateway through which the messages are relayed from the spirit world to the guests at the seance event.
- There is no scientific method to prove or disprove the presence of or absence of souls or the spiritual entities and also the psychic abilities such as mediumship.
- Even the ordinary people such as those not highly trained can be good mediums and may receive messages from the spirit world.
- It is quite common for the spirits to relay the information to the client which may not make any sense at all at the time of reading. Spirits have a way of giving information which the person may find to be accurate at a later date.
- The size of Psychic Services industry is massive. According an estimate, in 2018 the value was US$ 2 Billion which included services like Psychic Readings, Public Talks, Workshops etc.
- In the modern day world, psychic mediums are also playing the role of wellness coach or wellness advisors to their clients.
- Not all Psychic Mediums are genuine as there are fraudsters too who make fake psychic readings or psychic predictions.
- Not all genuine medium always make 100% accurate psychic predictions.
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