There are many terms and references used and interchanged in this area. A psychic medium, intuitive medium, spiritual medium, or or other similar titles – these are essentially the same — the emphasis being on talking to spirits in the afterlife. While most would refer to themselves s a “psychic medium,” there is a distinct difference between a psychic and a medium.
Now, a psychic isn’t necessarily a medium, but a medium is a psychic. Psychics look into the energy of people or objects and tune in to them by feeling or sensing elements of their past, present and future. Psychics, basically, rely on their basic sense of intuition and psychic ability to gather information for the person being read.
Mediums, on the other hand, take it a notch higher. A medium uses his or her psychic or intuitive abilities to see the past, present and future events of a person by tuning into the spirit energy surrounding that person. This would mean that mediums rely on the presence of non-physical energy outside of themselves for the information relevant to the person being read. Going back, psychics rely on their intuition and psychic ability while mediums rely on the presence of non-physical energy outside of themselves.
The emphasis of the work of a medium is to make connections with and delivering messages from people who are no longer living to those who still are. Mediums receive information primarily and directly from the dead, spirit guides and angels.
While there are a few different forms of mediumship, a common one is a mental medium. Mental mediums communicate with spirits through the use of telepathy. Spirits impress a mediums mind and body with thoughts and feelings that come in the form of “clairs.” A medium can mentally “hear” (clairaudience), “see” (clairvoyance), “know” (claircognizance) and/or “feel” (clairsentience) messages from spirits. In a manner of speaking, they act as a bridge between the spiritual and the physical world, with the intention of healing both worlds.
Another important distinction is that while psychic readings often focus on predicting future events, mediums primarily tune into past and present issues. Psychic information is often just into what potentially could happen based on the road you are currently traveling—and it should be used only as a guideline to help you make the best choices for yourself. While on the other hand, when a person seeks a medium, it is often to resolve a past issue, an unresolved occurrence that they seek closure for. Oftentimes, it’s the living that are not at peace. The main goal of your deceased loved ones and spirit guides is to assist you in moving on, free of grief and struggle, so you can fulfill your life lessons and enjoy your time here on earth.
While we seek to consult with a psychic or a medium, so that we can gain a much clearer read in our lives, set your intentions aside and then simply let go and go with the flow, spirit will guide you as to who and what is in your highest and best good in that moment. Remember as well that no one knows you better than yourself, and no one has a closer connection with your deceased loved ones and spiritual guides than you do. You, more than anyone, know as well what your intentions are in seeking the help of a psychic and a medium – let those feelings out, express them and in that way you can find peace – perhaps not what you are looking for because sometimes these thing turn out not they way we want them to, but an answer is an answer. Learn to go within, listen to and trust your own inner voice so you can gain access to what you need to know, perhaps even more.