MEDIUMS AND PSYCHICS
The following is a description of Mediumship, Psychic work and Psychometry. The way I understand it and how I work with it. It may vary a little from how others describe it, which is good as we all look at things differently. Mediums and Psychics may use different methods to receive and deliver their messages.
Before a reading I always ask Spirit for healing and protection for both the client and myself. I ask that energies are kept separate, and that only beneficial information comes through. In my work, I am a messenger; it is essential that I provide a good and helpful reading for my client. If you are starting off on the road of Mediumship and/or psychic readings I would also suggest you do the same. It sets the intent for the reading. My belief is, if you work this way ,your work and messages will be clearer and more beneficial. Lastly and just as important, is the need to work on one’s own issues and to practise the messages you give from Spirit. Our life is a work in progress.
I try to practice what I preach and I hope to influence others in the world of Mediumship & Psychic work to treat their clients and spirit with respect. Be respectful and mindful of the living and the passed. Remember that there are no boundaries, that information can always be improved on. Every reading should be done, and asked for, for the clients best intention. No medium can guarantee a definite connection with a certain person in Spirit. It is an experiment in that a definite connection cannot be guaranteed. I was taught that Spirit take weeks to come through. I know from working in the last few years this is not true as Spirit can and have turned up the night they passed. Spirit always feel okay when they come through. I forget to tell my clients as I don’t doubt it and it is the last thing on my mind. Even people who have passed in very tragic circumstances have come through showing that they are fine and at peace.
Mediumship is a term used to refer to a person who communicates with spirits or entities in other realms or dimensions. It is the ability to receive information from Spirit. Please note that Psychics also get their information in some of the following ways also.
Clairvoyance - Seeing with the third eye (like seeing a picture in your mind)
Clairaudience - Hearing voices / conversations / songs in your head
Clairalience - Smelling a certain flower or perfume for example
Clairgustance - Tasting chewing tobacco for example when you are not
Clairsentience - Feeling a Spirit or person's emotions or feelings or in some cases pain.
Information can be received through one, some or all of the above ways. I usually hear (voices and songs), see, sense and sometimes but not often smell.
I like to use my mediumship to let people know that their loved ones are okay, and that Spirit is with them. Sometimes, yes, they come back for forgiveness which helps people move on – although it is not always easy to forgive (in saying this, I would say forgiving does not condone their behaviour). If a person does not believe in mediumship I don’t’ try to force it, I simply respect their opinion. Like so many mediums, I struggle with being my true self around people as not everyone accepts or understands my ability. I am grateful to those that fully accept me for whom I am, and my weird eccentric ways. I have tried walking away many times from it, but I keep coming back. I can’t deny who I truly am. If you are very mediumistic or psychic learn how to manage it, accept who you are. You don’t have to do readings but be true to yourself – even if you have to hide it. Use your ability when alone – you don’t need to tell people if you don’t want to. I truly believe there are thousands if not millions of sensitive people who struggle because they have never been shown how to manage their sensitivities. Please know that you are not alone.
A lot of people are also very in tune with their instincts. One does not need to be a medium to connect with ones instinct. I ask that you always go by your gut. Trust in what you hear, feel and see. It will lead you to where you need to be.
If you see/sense Spirit and do not wish to – please tell them to leave. You need to take control of it – if you do not wish to see them then they will need to go and in the majority of cases they do. Be firm but polite.
Physical mediumship is defined as manipulation of energies and energy systems by spirits. This type of mediumship is claimed to involve perceptible manifestations, such as loud raps and noises, voices, materialized objects, apports, materialized spirit bodies, or body parts such as hands, legs and feet.– Wikipedia
I do not practice this as it does not interest me, because I know Spirit are there and don’t need the proof or be shown by a knock on a wall or an object moving (which they can do). My work is to show how Spirit can help us progress with our lives, deal with death and grow on our spiritual journey. There is nothing wrong in physical mediumship – it just doesn’t interest me. This doesn’t take away from physical mediumship. It has purpose in life just not with me.
Other Areas of Mediumship
There are loads of other areas, such as Seances, Trance, overshadowing etc. I practice mediumship in its basic form. I will cover these area in the future as my knowledge and experience in these areas grows.
For me means a psychic person is very sensitive and can easily sense what a person is feeling and the situations going on around them and their life. They can read the energy and can pick up information on past present and future.
Seeing with the third eye (like seeing a picture in your mind), past, present and future images.
Some people use cards or crystals and other items such as ribbons as tools to help read the energy. The psychic can get a sense of past, present and future events. I always say no one is 100% accurate and readings are for guidance. However, I do believe quite a lot of people have a psychic ability. I have to admit in my older years to becoming more careful about this. Years ago, I described a house to my friend and I told her I thought she would buy it. Years later passing an auctioneer’s, I saw the exact house I had described years before and I showed it to her. My friend told me that she had actually looked at the house already, but decided not to buy it. I have since learnt to probe more deeply and ask more questions to clarify the message when it first comes to me. I like to hear things and then use cards to confirm and ensure I have a full picture before passing it on. (One of many lessons learnt – life is a work in progress – nothing is guaranteed and we change – however readings can be great guidance.)
Psychometry (from Greek: ψυχή, psukhē, "spirit, soul" and μέτρον, metron, "measure"), also known as token-object reading, or psychoscopy, is a form of extrasensory perception characterized by the claimed ability to make relevant associations from an object of unknown history by making physical contact with that object. -Wikipedia
Psychometry is where the person reads the energy from an object (clothes, jewelry etc– but not plastic) and its history through touch. The messages can come as feelings, sense or sound to the person who touches the object (Psychically) and in some cases by messages from Spirit. I used to practice this in the past, however now I try not to touch the object if possible. I do not wish to put my energy on/through it - so it is keeps their special connection energy combined together in one piece. However, it can be very interesting, and even amazing, what one can read using this method. If the object was owned by someone else previously , than sometimes it can be their energy that is read, the current owner or both.
There are other aspects to Mediumship and Psychic. However, I have only covered the areas that I work with, and that I have an understanding of.