difference between a psychic and a medium

What is the Difference Between a Psychic and a Medium

What is the Difference Between a Psychic and a Medium?

I received a really great question the other day about the difference between a psychic and a medium.

The main difference between a psychic and a medium is that a medium can communicate with the spirits of people who have crossed over to the other side. A psychic can not communicate with spirits.

What is a Psychic?

A psychic is someone who is sensitive to the energy fields of other people and can pick up information from them. They can theoretically see past, present and future in other people's energy fields or auric fields.  I say theoretically because it's not that black and white. Within the scope of the word "Psychic" are many, many levels of ability and ways to sense information. And psychics' abilities are all over the scale of accuracy.

Psychics get information in words, pictures, feelings, smells, tastes. Sometimes we just know something and don't necessarily know how we know it.

What is a Medium?

A medium is a psychic who has all the above mentioned ability but can also get that information from those in spirit. So as a medium I can connect telepathically and get information to pass along to the sitter I am reading for.

Are All Psychics Mediums?

No they are not. However, all mediums are psychic. In order to be a medium you must be psychic.  Mediums receive information telepathically from spirit and therefore are all psychic. But not all psychics are mediums.

Mediumistic work and psychic work operate on two different frequencies yet they are related. They are two different vibrational levels and feel a little different.

Medium and psychic can be hard to tell apart and even experienced mediums can struggle with telling the difference. When a medium is giving a reading it can be very easy to slip into the psychic and give psychic information without knowing you are now working on the psychic level and not the mediumistic level.

Mediumship Came First For Me

In my case I didn't actually know I was psychic until my mediumship developed spontaneously and much to my surprise. I had wanted to develop psychically and was reading books on psychic development when spirits started appearing in my sessions with my massage clients.

In fact, I didn't actually want to develop as a medium at all. It scared me. When I would be reading a book on psychic development, I would quit when I came to the chapters on mediumship.

Even after it was obvious I had ability as a medium I didn't feel like I had any psychic ability.  I started paying attention to it and realized that I do have it. I still take continuing education classes on developing both my psychic and mediumistic abilites. Working one helps the other.

So in a nutshell "All mediums are psychic but not all psychics are mediums".

Oh one other thing, I have noticed many readers calling themselves psychic mediums when they are not mediums at all. Unfortunately this field is filled with people who have abilities and little understanding of it.



Chloe Miguel, Psychic Medium
March 7, 2018 Anchorage, Alaska
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