Understanding Mediums –What’s the Difference Between a Medium and a Psychic?

What comes to your mind when you hear mediums? It is tarot cards, Ouija board, or crystal balls?

Believe it or not, there is more to mediums than what Hollywood has made us believe. In this post, you’ll find everything you need to know about the role of a psychic medium.

Let’s get started:

Who Are Mediums?


A psychic medium is someone who can communicate with souls on the other side. Ideally, they bridge the gap between the living and the dead. But, contrary to popular belief, mediums don’t speak with the deceased. According to them, there is no death, but only a transition from the physical appearance to the spiritual being. Mediums are intuitive and sensitive enough to feel, hear, and see the information that comes from the other side.

So, How Do Mediums Communicate with the Spirits?

Mediums claim to communicate with the deceased in numerous ways. For instance, some undergo possession, where they act as a vessel for the spirits that need a human form to interact with this world.

Some are also emphatic, and it is presumed that they can share the experiences of those on either side of the veil. What’s more, some can communicate with spirits just as they would with physical beings.

What’s the Difference Between a Medium and Psychic or Clairvoyant?

There’s a thin line between mediums, psychics, and clairvoyants. In fact, some people believe that the terms can be used interchangeably. However, that isn’t the case.

A medium can connect with the other side. A psychic, on the other hand, can give information regarding the past, present, and future, but cannot interact with the other side. Clairs, in general, receive stronger messages, for instance, clairaudients are clear hearing, clairvoyants are clear seeing, while clairsentients are clear feeling.

According to a review that we found on mysticmag.com, these individuals can see time and space. But you should note that no one gift is greater than the other as each of them serves a purpose.

What to Expect from a Medium?

Since mediums are purported to speak with the dead, as a client, you should expect to “hear from” deceased family and friends when you visit a psychic. But since the operations of each medium vary, you should be prepared for an intangible experience and be ready to receive information that you may not have asked for.

Ideally, the specifics of your visit will vary. Expect some form of perspective, guidance, authenticity, and clarity. The key is to be patient.  Don’t hold mediums to unfair standards as they are human beings filling a heavy space.

How to Find the Right Medium or Psychic for a Personal Reading?

If you’ve decided to have a reading with a medium or psychic, there are some things to consider to ensure you have the best possible experience.

Unlike the past when psychics and mediums were not commonplaces, today you can find them everywhere. In fact, the challenge today is not to get a psychic or medium but to find the right one for you. Whether you’re used to the world of psychics and mediums or not, finding the right reader can be a daunting task.

It is, therefore, important to know the right questions to ask to make your choice easier. You should also do a little research before paying anyone for any type of service.

What Type of Advice Do You Want?

As earlier said, there are psychics, mediums, and also psychic mediums. While some readers can give information regarding what they see in your future, some may disapprove of the process.

Other readers will offer counseling and guidance, while some will not. Some readers include all of the above in their readings.

You should, therefore, consider your desired outcomes before you begin your search for a psychic or medium. What exactly do you want to get from your reading? You’re better placed to get a better psychic if you know answers to these questions as opposed to if you didn’t.

Sometimes You Want to Communicate to More Than a Loved One

Most often, people think that reading with a medium is meant only to interact with loved ones after death. While it is true to some extent, it is not the only reason that the deceased communicate to us in readings.

If you didn’t know, we all have numerous spirits that surround us, many of which we have not known of them in our lifetime. It is true we may have loved the deceased but there might be others who would like to communicate to us in reading with a medium. 

These are caring spirits that want to help us with our undertakings. Their wish is to see us succeed in life with grace and ease. By having a reading with an experienced medium, you’re allowing your spirit helpers to interact and communicate with you.

Other Questions to Ask When Choosing a Reader

Here are some things to ask yourself when finding a psychic or medium:

Can I Trust This Person?

As earlier said, various types of information may arise in a reading. That being the case, it makes sense to be concerned about your feeling towards the reader knowing your secrets and feelings.

What’s the Motivation Behind the Medium or Psychic?

While some psychics and mediums have had their abilities since their childhood, understanding the driving force behind what they do can go a long way in helping you understand if they are the right people for you.

Will the Reader Tell My Story to Other Clients?

While it’s great to hear stories about a medium’s work, imagine what you would feel if that story is about you and your private life? A client’s privacy is very important and a reputable medium should understand that. Whatever happens in reading should remain between the reader and the client.

For the client’s privacy sake, some readers decide to forget information that emerged in a reading.

You might also like to read THE DAILY MEDITATION’s guide to developing psychic powers with meditation.


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This article was submitted by a guest blogger. You can read about the author in the post above. If you would like to submit an article, please write for us (sponsored guest posts). Paul Harrison, Editor, THE DAILY MEDITATION.

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