Mediums Vs. Psychics: The BIG Difference

Mediums vs. Psychics – The BIG Difference

January 10th, 2008


Happy 2008! I’m sorry I haven’t written in a while, but this holiday season seemed to fly by. I hope all of you are having a wonderful start to the year. I’m sure that you are anxious to put new resolutions into play.

The start of any new year is usually very busy for those in the intuitive field. People want answers for the new year. I find that many people are confused about the difference between mediums, medical intuitives and psychics.

It is essential to understand that spiritual mediums, medical intuitives, intuitive channels and psychics are very different and offer different types of readings. Below are the differences. I took an excerpt from an article I wrote, and I will be adding this to the website as well, so that people can fully understand what type of session they need.


  • Communicate messages from those on the other side to those that are living
  • Cannot “call-up” one specific person or message
  • Those on the other side may issue advice, warnings, or aid on certain matters
  • The primary purpose is to act as a “messenger” between this world and the next
  • Animals may also come through alongside those on the other side
  • The purpose of having this type of session is for healing and peace.
  • Sessions also help those on the other side take care of unfinished business so that they are able to cross over or move onto their next phase of spiritual development
  • There are many mediums who possess clairvoyant ability, but their purpose is not to predict future events.


  • A medical intuitive is NOT a doctor and cannot treat or diagnose a medical condition
  • A medical intuitive’s primary purpose is to give insight into imbalances in the various fields on the body including the physical, mental, emotional, psychic and spiritual centers.
  • People who have chronic issues and are unsure about the root cause may consult a medical intuitive
  • Sometimes, people with chronic pain may have an unresolved trauma or emotion that has built up over the years.
  • The medical intuitive usually has a network of professional referrals such as Integrative Medical Doctors, Holistic Professionals and Alternative Therapists who can be of aid to your healing process.
  • A reputable medical intuitive should never make a decision about your medical care.


  • A psychic reading is usually given using a focal method of divination such as tarot cards, tea leaves, regular playing cards, pendulums, or angel cards. Some psychics go against the grain and may watch patterns of living animals to read people. I have seen Native American readers use doves and pot belly pigs to help with readings.
  • A psychic will usually make future predictions for your life.
  • Some psychics can also see into the past.
  • Psychics may use various methods to access information such as clairvoyance (Clear seeing), clairaudience(clear hearing), clairsentience (a sense of “knowing”), empathic feelings (sensations in the body), psychometry (holding a signifcant object belonging to the person) or prophecy (seeing future events in dreams)
  • On average, a person will go to a psychic who has questions such as ” Is there a new relationship in my future?”, “Where is my career headed?” or “Do you see a move for me?”
  • The psychic reads you in the present moment.
  • A psychic provides answers and makes predictions.


  • May be asked for guidance on the same areas of life such as health, relationships and career that a psychic may answer — however the method is very different.
  • An intuitive channel will receive guidance from a spiritual source to provide insight into the various paths you can choose in any given situation
  • There are no divination tools or cards used in this process.
  • The guidance is not set in stone.
  • It is up to you, the client, to make your own decisions.
  • You are in charge of your future
  • An intuitive channel will give you insight into where each path may lead, but the road taken is up to you
  • Your free will decisions may alter your course
  • Each path presents lessons. There is no “right” or “wrong” choice. Rather there are choices which present more difficult lessons.
  • The purpose of an intuitive channel is to provide you with insight into which course is most aligned with your divine purpose, and which one may present obstacles or difficulties.
  • This work does not provide answers or quick fix solutions, but rather presents the obstacle and provides insight into how you can work on the solution.
  • You have to do the work to get results.
  • For example, if you don’t make a decision to leave a destructive relationship and change your patterns of negative partners, how are you going to find your divine soulmate that is destined for you?

If you are looking for a psychic reading from a medium, or to connect to a loved one on the other side via a psychic reading, you may be in for some serious disappointment. People in this field usually specialize in certain intuitive abilities. Research the intuitive before making an appointment for their services. A referral is the best way to ensure that you are making a wise decision. Usually if someone you trust had a positive experience, odds are you will too. Unless, of course, you are consulting the wrong type of intuitive for your needs.

Too many people have the misconception that they can connect with their past loved ones “on-demand”. They may call a medium because they have a desperate need to connect with a loved one who recently passed. Please be aware that these demands may not suit you well. In order to make the experience pleasant for both you and the medium, it is best for you to be open minded and willing to receive a message from ANYONE who would like to come through.

It saddens me when people get angry that their uncle came through rather than their mother. Isn’t it a miracle that this communication exists?

Some people even deny that they know the person because they don’t want to talk to them!! This confuses mediums, because your interaction and cooperation is essential for a positive experience.

Hiring a medium is a very serious and healing experience. It is not meant to be “just for fun” or for entertainment at bachelorette parties. In addition, including people at private groups who just want to know when they are going to get married takes away from the people who really need the information. Be selective if you are having a group reading or inviting another person into your session.

I hope this clarification helps you to decide what type of reading you are looking for. If you do receive the name of a referral and they do not do the type of work you are looking for, they usually have other professional intuitives they recommend. Have a great 2008!

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