Common Mediumship Questions
What’s the difference between a Psychic and a Medium?
Well, there are Psychics and then there are Psychic Mediums. All Mediums are Psychics, but not all Psychics are Mediums. Not all Psychics choose to be Mediums. But sometimes they can’t help but bring through that aspect of their reading into it. Psychics can be psychic about your past, present and future, but do not always choose their path in Mediumship (in contacting those on the Other Side).
Though for me, I think that it should all be one in the same. Like Sylvia Browne, she has ALL aspects of psychic readings together, Mediumship as well as your life as it is now, etc. So hopefully that answers your question. In your query to find a Medium, you will have to ask the Psychics you contact if they also do Mediumship. 🙂
It should bring closure for you to hear that your loved one truly is okay. But I can tell you now, whether you find a medium to confirm this or not, they ARE okay. They ARE on the Other Side awaiting your arrival WHEN it’s YOUR time to go. They watched over you and are always with you, a guide in their own right for you. 🙂
What’s the difference between Physical Mediumship and Mental Mediumship?
Mediumship generally takes two forms:
Physical Mediumship: Physical phenomena is of such a nature that it is usually demonstrated only at private séances. Any person sitting with the medium can hear or see what is happening. By means of raps, audible voices or materialized figures the spirit people convey intimate information about themselves, their recollection of their earthly lives and details of their lives in the spirit world.
Mental Mediumship: Mental phenomena is demonstrated through the mind of a medium. Mediums identify three forms of mental Mediumship:
1. CLARVOYANCE the medium sees the spirit
2. CLAIRAUDIENCE the medium hears the spirit
3. CLAIRSENTIENCE the medium senses the presence and the thoughts of the spirit. As well as can receive smells, touch or taste from the Spirit. For example, the smell of a cigar or the taste of a cookie or the feel of a spirit touching your arm and/or textures of a variety of things.
Mental phenomena is the type most often demonstrated in public. Trance Mediumship is a form of Mental Mediumship in which the medium is overshadowed by the spirit communicator and allowed to speak directly through the medium.
When do I contact my deceased loved one?
It is my belief and experience that there is no “set” time frame for spirits. Also, there is no time frame for us as the soul’s here on the Physical plane. Meaning, it is up to the individual. My friend’s father died and only five days after his death he was able to come through in a Mediumship reading I had received. And this is someone who really wasn’t “into” psychic stuff, or I should say never talked about it. So he was able to adjust quick enough to contact.
But a friend of mine who died almost 13 years ago now, was only able to come through to me after 10 years. I think that was because I was too emotional over his death to see the signs he CONSTANTLY tried to send me for years. I finally “woke up” and saw them. 🙂 Now this could also be because he wasn’t ready and was healing and/or because I was still too emotional to really be OPEN and “hear” the messages he MAY HAVE BEEN SENDING ALL ALONG in those 10 years!
So although some people who cross over may need more time than others to heal from this life, we also have to consider our OWN healing after their death and consider how emotional we are in trying to “hear” the constant messages they try to send. It’s possible she has communicated already but you may not have realized it. A picture dropping to the floor, a scent she loved, anything subtle as not to frighten you. 🙂 I hope this helps. So I would suggest some light meditating in order to become open to ‘hear’ her messages to you. But try right away, whenever you are ready and ask for her to send you a message. It may take her and/or you a while to see it, but it will come and maybe sooner than you think. 🙂 I hope this helps!
So again, I say it’s up to the individual in their own time (on the Other Side) as well as how open the other person on THIS SIDE is able to receive the message(s).
What if I receive messages in a way I am not ready for?
First off, you will never receive something you are not ready to work through. However, it’s all up to your comfort zone. You do not have to receive “strong” messages, if more subtle messages are coming across clear enough for you to relay the message. Sometimes certain spirits will come through stronger than others because of their personality and their own energies being more advanced or not. Also, if you receive things a certain way that you are not comfortable with, ask your guides and the Universe to not do that to you. You do not have to be scared of it. They will not do anything you do not want to happen. You work together in this. You are just the “medium” the person relaying what ‘comes’.
Your guides will help you in evolving your skills. Also you can get online help (like now) and ask the Universe for a “teacher” and when you are ready a teacher will be provided. Whatever you are comfortable with will happen. So no worries. Hope I helped!
One last thing, the Universe provides only that which you are ready for. So whether you know it on the surface or not, you are ready. Now it’s the ‘accepting it’ that can get in the way. J Don’t let it get in the way. J Be who you are and accept what is brought to you, it will help aid you in relaying messages to others who truly need to hear the message. Again, be true to you! J
There is not always a message to go with Mediumship readings. Sometimes the spirit(s) in question will only give you details about themselves regarding looks, etc. But will not go further into details about their “message”. Sometimes their message is just to give what they looked like on earth and some of their characteristics, this alone being a message that yes, they did and still DO exist on the Other Side and that there IS the Other Side to go to once you shed your physical body.
Sometimes the Spirit you want to connect with may not come through. This is common knowledge among mediums, such as John Edward and James Van Praag. I was actually JUST reading this information in a James Van Praag book last night, although this is still something that other non-famous mediums know as well. Spirits may not come through, and some will, and those that do, sometimes do not have a message to tell, except to prove they exist and then to go on with their eternal life on the Other Side and wait for our turn to come back to them.