The distinction between Psychics and Mediums can be oh so confusing!
Many believe the terms are interchangeable, however this is not the case.
Psychics give information about the past, the present, or even the future, but not deliver messages from the other side of the veil, while Mediums raise their vibration high enough to connect to the other side of the veil.
Therefore when you are considering a intuitive tarot card or any kind of oracle reading session, be sure that you feel comfortable with this person.. All Psychics are NOT Mediums however ALL Mediums ARE Psychics.
The word psychic is said to be first recorded in 1855–60, originating from the Greek word psȳchikós, meaning “of the soul.”
Psychic and Medium aren’t always synonyms, however both have that spooky, cosmic or supernatural connotation, however they have distinct meanings as adjectives but not nouns.
As an adjective, psychic means “of or relating to the human soul or mind,” or something mental as opposed to physical.
It’s also defined in psychology as “pertaining to or noting mental phenomena,” which describes being in tune to some non physical force or agency. Like for example it might be used in context of something to the sort of... Hearing that colors can provoke a psychic response, one might choose to paint the room a regal purple to give the feeling of wisdom and royalty.
Psychic can also mean “sensitive to influences or forces of a non physical or supernatural nature.” So if someone or something is influenced by a mysterious force that’s outside physical science or knowledge, it’s a psychic influence.
As an adjective, some synonyms for psychic are spiritual, supernatural, cosmic, paranormal, psychological, and even metaphysical as mentioned before.
Psychic used as a noun, refers to “a person who is sensitive to psychic influences or forces” which is the sense it is used here for the purpose of what it is that the Mystic of New Orleans is referring to. For example, since she was a little girl, Anastasia's auntie has sworn she’s a Psychic and can tell when something good will happen.
The distinction between Mediums and Psychics can be oh so confusing!
Many believe the terms are interchangeable, however this is not the case.
Mediums raise their vibration high enough to connect to the other side of the veil while Psychics give information about the past, the present, or even the future, but not deliver messages from the other side of the veil.
All Psychics are NOT Mediums however ALL Mediums ARE Psychics. So when you are considering a Medium session or Seance session, be sure that you feel comfortable with this person.
DO keep in mind that the doors to the spiritual realms are wide open in a Medium session or Seance session whereas it takes a well seasoned Medium to assist in the navigation making sure everyone stays where they ought too plus spirits don’t go further than they are welcomed.
A Medium is able to communicate and connect with the dead, the spirits, the ancestors, the pets, the guides or even the psychic imprint of a place.
In doing so, Mediums receive more specific messages to provide comfort or closure by connecting the living inquiring person(s)/client(s) to a deceased family member(s), friend(s), pet(s) or guardian(s) plus actual places where something either very tragic or beautiful has transpired leaving a psychic imprint.
Sometimes Mediums are able to lighten the possible fear of death as well as aid in the grieving process.
What Does It Mean to Be a Psychic Medium?
Well for most Mediums, like mentioned above, the process of connecting with the dead utilizes psychic abilities, hence making these Mediums inherently Psychic. The role of a Psychic Medium becomes dual in the sense of offering soul coaching for the navigation of ones evolution as well as information from beyond the veil which can provide great comfort, relief, and meaning to inquiring person(s)/client(s) soul, heart, spirit.
A Psychic Medium is there to assist the inquiring person(s)/client(s) find their path in life, heal from grief or other metaphysical wounds. Like I say and from my perspective.......Psychic Mediums assist you with the evolution of your soul to be the best you require to be and soulshine bright.
Now individuals seeking to receive information about their future or current experiences will more commonly seek out a Psychic unless they believe a spirit of a deceased loved one would be an appropriate resource. It is important to remember this when receiving a reading from a Medium, because the Medium may connect with an unexpected spirit, so it is advised to have minimal expectations before attending such a session.
A Medium According to Webster's dictionary.....
"A Medium is a person through whom others seek to communicate with spirits of the dead."
A little History and background .....
Mediumship is better known within the circles of the Spiritualist Movement. While not to delve into the long history of mediumship dating to the British Isles, here in North America it was first introduced around 1848 in New York State. The word Medium originates from the Latin word medius (“middle”) and was first seen in English between 1575–85. Synonyms for Medium as a noun in this sense of being able to contact the dead include Spiritualist, Clairvoyant, Mind Reader, and Fortune Teller.
The main purpose of a Medium is to bring closure and comfort to the bereaved. This is rightly so in instances where a loved one is tragically and suddenly taken, hence leaving an unanswered gap causing insurmountable grief for those left behind.
There is an ongoing debate as to the differences between a Channeler and a Medium. Although the words are quite often used interchangeably, die-hard Mediums will emphatically point out that they are definitely not the same, maintaining that Mediumship is a specialty and much harder to learn, plus attain.
While this may be true about "physical mediumship", when it comes to "mental mediumship", it is felt that the gap closes drastically.
When learning mediumship, it is divided into specific classifications, physical and mental, with precise learning techniques for each.
Generally you will learn "mental" mediumship before "physical", that is if you are drawn to learn "physical" at all as it is not everyone's cup of tea.
Physical Mediumship uses a deep, focused trance state (low theta to low delta 4.89 to 3 Hz) in which the Medium serves as a temporary vehicle for spirit to communicate. In other words, the Medium vacates the physical body to allow spirit to temporarily use it.
Physical Mediumship can also encompass phenomena such as:
Mental Mediumship is the more commonly used form of communication where information is received from deceased loves ones.
In Mental Mediumship, a Medium may go into a light trance state (low alpha 9.89 to 8.2 Hz) with eyes closed or may prefer to keep their eyes open, while remaining in a slightly altered conscious state of mind. The Medium remains in full control over their body. It is this type of mediumship that channelling is often interchanged with.
Oracles, tarot cards, a scrying mirror or spirit board, crystal ball or any divination tools for that matter, are to be used in such a manner in which to assist in educating you, for your highest good, with the evolution of your soul.
The information of the story shared comes from unconditional love, and is NOT set in "stone."
Yes, it IS possible to "look deeper" with adding more cards, runes or whatever to have further clarification IF you so chose to use the wisdom of the story shared.
You do have free will after all.....
The story shared is saying IF you so chose to take such actions, or not, that are reflected within the divination tool, that is the probable outcome.
YOU have the free will to change it if you want since now it has been brought into your awareness.
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