I have been very fortunate to meet other like minded souls when it comes to this line of work. I've gotten readings from and read for many other psychics since this is a wonderful way to learn about them and their stories.. Besides, who doesn't love a good reading? I love learning about their process and how they are developing their skills. This is a life long journey that evolves and grows as time goes on.
I have found on more than one occasion that my fellow psychics have trouble labeling themselves. Our gifts overlap and can be used in both a psychic or mediumship reading. However, there is a difference in the process and information that comes through. How we obtain this information is the reason why these two type of readings are easily confused with each other.
What is the difference between a psychic and medium?
Well to begin with, BOTH psychics and mediums get their information through their heightened senses. This means that messages from the spirit world are received as either a mental vision (clairvoyance), or through audible voices (clairaudience), or taste (clairgustance), or a feeling (clairsentience), or knowing (claircognizance).
However, the difference lies in that during a psychic reading, the intuitive person is honing in on and reading the energy of their client. Our aura expands forward and toward that person to connect with them. We then receive information from our spirit guides through our most heightened senses. For example, my most prominent psychic ability is clairvoyance. As I begin to connect with the client, I receive mental images of spirit animals or symbols that my guides know I will understand. I am essentially reading their energy or soul.
In the case of the mediumship reading, the energy is expanded upward and outward like a beam a light. A light emanating from the crown chakra that in essence acts as a beacon of light to attract and communicate with departed loved ones. The medium is communicating directly with those souls. There is no control over who comes through and wants to deliver messages. The client can only hope that they can reach the person they are aiming to communicate with.
I've created a video to explain the similarities and differences even further. I hope you enjoy watching the first in a series of videos to help you along in learning about and creating your own spiritual practice.
Love and light,
I am the founding member of Luna y Soul, the Psychic Seven Network. I'm an intuitive, jewelry creatrix, mother of two beautiful souls and moon maven with wanderlust.