Like many psychic, medium or other spiritual practitioners, I work a regular, 9-5 job and Spirit communication is currently only a part-time job. For a long time, I didn’t tell my full-time regular job about, well, my “other gig”. I kept it to myself mostly because I was scared I’d be fired or deemed, let’s say, “lacking in credentials”.
I finally decided enough was enough. I was completely accepting myself as a medium (my story).
So, I spilled the beans at work. Guess what? I still have my job!
The outing was much less dramatic than I had anticipated. There were a few raised eyebrows, a couple of huh?’s, I think even an “oh, bless her heart” (for those raised in the South you know what that really means!).
Mostly what I got and still get are Sixth Sense references of “I see dead people” quoted in meetings and did I bring my crystal ball jokes — all of which inspired this post!
As you know already, crystal balls are associated with fortune-telling and future-predicting. I am finding that a lot of people lump that and mediumship all under the broad umbrella of PSYCHICS.
Both psychics and mediums perceive information using extrasensory perception – or senses outside of the five physical senses. You may have heard of them referred to as the “clairs”.
The Main Psychic and Mediumistic Clairs:
Clairvoyance – “clear seeing” – the ability to receive intuitive messages and information visually.
Clairaudience – “clear hearing” – the ability to receive intuitive information audibly, sometimes internally, like a voice in your head, and sometimes externally.
Clairsentience – “clear feeling” – receiving intuitive information through feelings and emotions.
Claircognizance – “clear knowing” – essentially it’s a light bulb or aha moment. Thoughts, words, or understanding pop into your head very quickly, sometimes randomly or out of context.
A psychic receives information through the “clairs”, from vibrational energy. This energy, sometimes referred to as the aura, can be associated with a person, or even a place or object. During a psychic reading, an energetic connection is made directly between the psychic and the client. From this link, psychics can perceive information to include past, present or future events.
Most of the time, people will book psychic readings for answers to current life or potential future situations.
Like in a psychic reading, information received in a mediumship reading comes by way of the Clairs, but the discriminator between the two types of readings, is mediumistic information is received directly from Spirit.
In a mediumship reading, the medium will have a direct energetic link with both the client and with Spirit.
Spirits that come forth could be deceased loved ones, angels, Archangels, Spirit Guides or other spiritual beings. Most people seeking a medium are looking to connect with someone close to them who has passed away in order to heal their grief.
Because there is also a link to the client and information can be received psychically as well, mediums are often referred to as psychic mediums.
All mediums are psychic but not all psychics are mediums.
Bottom line differentiating factor: mediums receive information directly from Spirit.
Hope this “claired” a few things up. Oh my…. that was really bad. My son is hanging his head in shame over that pun right now, which makes it totally worth posting. LOL!