Recently I hosted an event on the east coast. Energetically speaking, everything lined up perfectly and Spirit really came through! I had one amazing reading after another and everyone in the room felt the powerful psychic energy.
When the demonstration was over, dozens of people rushed up to me, thrilled with their experience. They were surprised that they felt the presence of their own departed loved ones so strongly, even while I was doing a reading on someone else across the room. An elderly man who had recently lost his wife of over 40 years said he sensed that her spirit was actually “sitting on his lap.” One woman asked if this meant she could connect with Spirit by herself, even without a medium in the room. Others wondered if they had psychic or mediumistic gifts, and what the difference was between the two.
So many fascinating questions came up that I was inspired to share them with you.
Here’s what people want to know about psychics and mediumship:
How do I know if I have psychic or mediumistic gifts?
Everyone is psychic to some degree. If you think about it, you can recall times when you knew who was calling before you picked up the phone, or when you were driving and had a sense of an upcoming hazard before you could see it, or when you had an uncanny sense that your child was sick or in trouble. We are all born with psychic ability – if we chose to pay attention to it.
Mediumistic skills take a little more work. Certain individuals are more prone to mediumship than others, and usually develop mediumship skills over a period of time. The first step to becoming a medium is to enhance your psychic skills.
How can I enhance my Psychic Ability?
In Greek, the word Psychic means “of the soul”, and therein lies the secret to enhancing your intuition. When you tune into your “soul frequency” you will hear the wise little voice inside you. To access the voice of your soul, you must turn down the noise and static of everyday life – even if it’s just for a few minutes a day. You can do this by meditating, journaling, or by taking a quiet, mindful walk. Practice this every day and you will find your connection to your own “inner knowing” and to the Spirit world growing stronger.
Can I use my psychic skills to connect with the Spirit People?
All mediums are psychic, but all psychics have not necessarily developed to the point where they can communicate with the Spirit world. Once you have developed your psychic skills, you are ready to work on connecting to Spirit.
What exactly is the difference between a Psychic and a Medium?
A medium is a psychic who has fine-tuned his or her extrasensory perception and can interface with the spirits in other dimensions. They are able to feel and/or hear thoughts, voices or mental impressions from the spirit world.
A medium reads the messages of the spirits in the afterlife. This means the reader will just transmit to the sitter the messages or signals from the spiritual world. In contrast, a psychic reads your aura and the presence that could influence your future. This means that a psychic directly interacts with the sitter and will not be able to contact the spirits at all.
How do mediums receive messages from the Spirit world?
The Spirit people vibrate at a much higher frequency than the living. In order to bridge the gap and make a connection, a medium must raise his or her own vibration higher and, in turn, Spirit has to lower its vibration so the two can meet. The meeting in the middle is actually where the term “Medium” came from.
Is making that connection difficult?
It can be. The challenge for a medium is to sustain that higher vibration for long enough to get a detailed message or impression and pass it on to the earthly recipient.
On the other hand, it’s easier for someone who has worked on their psychic ability to FEEL the closeness of their own loved one who has passed on. I often say that your loved ones never die, and they are always with you. When you open your mind to accept this, you can feel a loved one’s presence, and pick up signs and messages from them.
Why are some messages from Spirit so vague? Why can’t spirits communicate clearly?
There are different levels of consciousness and other dimensions of life that exist beyond the physical one. Think of the vastness of the universe – and it will make sense that spirits don’t necessarily communicate as you would expect them to.
Spirit communication is like speaking a foreign language. Words might not have a common meaning but images and emotions are universal. I receive these psychic images from spirit as images or emotions, and it’s my job to interpret these messages.
Why do mediums sometimes get the wrong message?
Because the Spirit people communicate in symbols, mediums can’t always interpret symbols correctly. For example, a spirit might be touching her throat – which could have something to do with a necklace or the fact that she had lost her voice, or had a medical issue involving her throat.
How can I learn more?
A great way to learn more about the world of psychics and mediums is to attend a demonstration or workshop. Or you can tune you’re your soul-frequency and enhance your intuitive gifts by taking a course through the James Van Praagh School of Mystical Arts.
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