Merriam-Webster defines PSYCHIC as: 1.) adj “sensitive to nonphysical or supernatural forces and influences: marked by extraordinary or mysterious sensitivity, perception or understanding.” 2.) noun “a person apparently sensitive to nonphysical forces.” The same dictionary defines MEDIUM as “an individual held to be a channel of communication between the earthly world and a world of spirits.” Most people use these words interchangeably, but is there really a difference? Absolutely!
I read somewhere (I’m sorry, but I have forgotten the source) that said “all mediums are psychics, but not all psychics are mediums.” There is validity to that statement. Both possess an ability to tap into the Spirit world to varying degrees, but only mediums can “see through the veil” and communicate with souls that are no longer walking the Earth.
I believe most people carry a certain amount of psychic ability within themselves. It is often dismissed as coincidence, deja vu or a lucky guess, but that’s their natural psychic abilities coming through. How often did you just “know” who was calling before you answered the phone or you could swear you felt someone in the room with you when you were home alone? Without realizing it, you were likely being “psychic”. Now, why can some people take it much further is not clear to me. I believe some people are just born with both a keen ability and a powerful gift. But just like with anything else, the more you practice, the better you get.
To me, the word PSYCHIC is very broad and can cover a lot of territory. I know psychics that can do everything from a tarot reading all the way up to a very detailed and accurate foretelling of the future. They can also tell you things that have happened in your past and what’s going on in your present. Some can feel, some see and some just “know” (I will write more on that later in a different post). Most psychics and mediums get their information in very different ways, but they generally all end up with the same end result.
Mediums have psychic abilities, too, but take it one step further. We all have our own specialties….some read tarot, some read oracle cards, etc., but we all hear angels, guides and Spirit and we can all communicate with the “dead”. (I personally dislike referring to them as “dead” as they don’t really die….they merely transition….but that’s the word most people use). I am not sure why some people have this extra gift added in and some don’t. Some people claim you’re just born with the ability and some claim it’s based on vibration levels. Either way, mediums are just psychics with the ability to communicate with those no longer here on Earth.
I hope this explains the difference. Contact me if you have any questions. I will be writing lots more in the future. 🙂