Psychic, Intuitive, Channel, Medium… What’s the difference?

Enlightened Brain - Psychic, Intuitive, Channel, Medium… What’s the difference?

As we browse the Internet, metaphysical bookstore, and listings for spiritual advisers we get confronted with many terms explaining spiritual advisory work. Many people lump them all into the same category and some people who use the terms for themselves aren’t really sure what they mean.

I think that in connecting to a guide it’s important to know what type of work they will be performing for you, what their style is and where they get their information.

Psychic, Intuitive, Empathic, Channel, Medium

What do they all mean? And how are they different from one another? Let’s explore!

? PSYCHIC ?

Psychic work is anything that involves sensitivity to non-physical or supernatural nature. In dictionary terms, it can also be anything that pertains to the human soul or mind as opposed to the physical which is the human body.

Before we can understand what psychic work is what have to understand what it is not.

The normal means for gathering and processing information relied on our five senses (sight, taste, hearing, touch, smell) and our logical/linear brain. Psychic work is the process of obtaining information not using those methods. In psychic work extra-sensory (‘beyond the senses’) methods are used to gain insight to people, events or situations that would otherwise not be available to the normal range of senses.

An example of this would be reading the personality of someone who had not yet been met, therefore negating the possibility of logically accessing them through interacting with them using the five senses.

Psychic work is often described by those who are psychic in terms of the extra-sensory way in which they receive insight. Examples include clairvoyance (‘seeing’ without the physical eyes), clairaudience (‘hearing’ without the physical ears) and clairsentience (‘feeling’ without the physical body itself). This may seem confusing but think of it this way…

The physical senses are only physical/material expressions of spiritual senses. Just like electricity precedes the toaster turning on, so too does energetic or spiritual sense precede the physical sense.

That means behind the physical eyes there are spiritual eyes. Behind the physical ears there are spiritual ears, and so on. A psychic is able to hone in on the very subtle workings of these spiritual senses and interpret the information gathered by them.

Because all life is connected, thoughts have energetic presence and situations follow an energetic ‘matrix a psychic can perceive those subtleties in the same way we normally perceive the road in front of us, a conversation with a friend or the taste of a fresh strawberry.

All people are blessed with the ability to negotiate on the spiritual/psychic level a psychic is just someone who has fine tuned the art of perceiving incoming information that is normally overlooked.

Psychics differ from other types of spiritual guides in that logic is required to translate the information they receive. Once a psychic gets information on the spiritual/energetic level, they must then process or translate that information so that they can convey it in physical terms (usually words).

Many psychics are aware that their own spiritual senses speak in a unique language to them and that in order to convey information to another person, they must decipher the images, words, feelings, sounds, etc. they receive in a way that makes sense to the person they are guiding. Psychic work involves both extra-sensory and sensory organs in its serving a seeking client.

Most experienced psychics are very much in control of turning on or off their psychic senses. A great psychic adviser has the ability to connect to a person or circumstance and quiet their normal senses so that the information received by the subtle senses is loud and clear. They can then literally dialogue with a person, place, event, issue, etc. on the psychic platform and receive information in a similar way we might dialogue with another person and get information from them.

? INTUITIVE ?

Psychic work and intuitive work happen on very much the same level but there is a fundamental difference in these styles. Psychics must ‘process’ or ‘translate’ the insight they receive on the psychic plane into real-life meaning because it comes to them on a level beyond what would make sense in normal language, imagery, sensation, etc. intuitives tend to get a flash of insight that needs no translation at all.

Intuitive insight cannot be controlled the same way that psychic insights can, and tends to ‘hit’ people from out of the blue. Common examples of the intuitive ‘flash’ can be found in almost every Mother on the planet what we often call ‘Mother’s intuition’.

Intuition, in my opinion, is something most people experience all the time. We get ideas, creative inspiration, feelings of apprehension, etc. and hopefully we act on them. Intuition is literally our back-up system, so that when our psychic senses are in a state of atrophy due to disuse, intuition kicks in and sometime kicks our butts!

Often intuition speaks to us in a very familiar voice. It ‘feels’ and ‘sounds’ within like our own thoughts and that’s because it is our own. Like psychic work, intuition is us connecting to a more subtle frequency of communication between where we are and the rest of the universe is.

With intuition, the only difference is that lack of conscious ‘translating’. Intuition is best reserved for personal revelation and insight because it tends to speak only about circumstances that affect our lives, loves and journeys specifically in one way or another. Intuition is a spiritual safety net that grows more and more clear the more it is honoured and followed.

I always teach that words of gratitude after every intuitive flash will ensure they become more frequent and more clear every time. Think of intuition as a muscle the more you flex it, massage it and attend to it’s needs the bigger and stronger it will grow!

? EMPATH ?

Empathy is best described by also understanding its counterpart, sympathy.

Sympathy means ‘relative/same/with symptoms that implies if a friend is sad we also ‘become’ sad taking on the symptoms of the person we are helping. The issue with sympathy is that when you are in the middle of the sensation you lose the big picture of what’s happening and cannot ‘read’ it with the same clarity an empath could.

Empathy means ‘beside symptoms that means we are fully aware of the depth and intensity of any particular emotion, thought or situation but are still not swimming in it ourselves.

For example, we may have a friend who is experiencing grief we are able to literally feel and experience the depth of their sadness but we still keep one foot in our own space so that we do not identify with it or make it our own.

Empathy is a strong healing force because it allows a person to share, in a deep and spiritual way, what they are experiencing with another. Sometimes we don’t feel like anyone around us really ‘gets’ how bad it is but an empath always does! Empathic guides simultaneously perceive where and how you are while maintaining their own perspective.

This allows them to be in the water and on the land at the same time thus enabling them to help you get to shore in a quick and effective way. Most advanced empaths I know are also very psychic and are able to use empathy to connect to a client for deep understanding and healing release while using psychic abilities to help the client solve any problems.

I believe that all advanced psychics are empathic, but not all empaths are psychic-aware. I have met many people who have not tapped their psychic potential but who still get sick or sad when anyone near them is experiencing those distresses.

I always encourage empaths to learn how to control their empathic abilities, create personal energetic and spiritual protection and learn to unfold empathic abilities in to full-blown psychic ones.

? CHANNEL & MEDIUM ?

The difference between channel and medium is often very unclear. I have my own feelings about how they differ and that’s what I will offer you here.

A channel is a person who is able to turn down their own rational mind, ego, logical processor and personal belief system to allow spiritual/psychic/intuitive messages to flow through them, just like if they were a telephone wire. These messages usually come from a defined and known source (hopefully!).

Channel work can be very difficult for most humans because we all have very strong personal beliefs, ideals, logic and dependence on our rational minds. If any of these things turn up while channelling the channel loses its purity and becomes filtered by our own paradigm.

Think of channelling as a message going from one telephone to another and the personal paradigm of the channel as static… bad news! Most all channel session I have received and viewed have been at least slightly tainted with the channel’s own ego paradigm.

Channels tend to be a conduit for complete forces. That means, they channel the soul, the universe, the Divine, specific vibratory forces like love, healing, etc. Many channels are both channels and mediums by my definition and excel at both when they are well experienced and dedicated to the art.

That takes us to mediums…

Mediums tend to channel complete personalities rather than complete forces. Where a channel may be a conduit for the cosmic flux, a medium might be a channel for your deceased Aunt Suzy, their own spiritual guide, Archangel Michael, etc. They are aware of the personality they are channelling and are versed in the quirks that may come up in a session.

Some mediums work only with spirits they have a long-standing and comfortable relationship with, while others open up to seek out a specific or unique spirit depending on the client they are serving. Archangels and Saints from the Judeo-Christian paths, celebrities and personal spirit guides are the most common personalities I have seen being worked with in mediums.

When considering a medium session you have twice as much research to do. You must first explore and get to know the medium and ensure you feel comfortable with them. Then you must ensure the same about the spirit they act as medium for you.

Please keep both aspects of this in mind when selecting a medium guide so that you get the most out of your session! The doors to the spiritual realms are blown wide open in a medium session and it takes a great guide to know how to make sure everyone stays where they should and influences don’t go further than they are welcome to.

I hope that clears up some of the often confusion terms we use in this work and helps you decide what kind of spiritual adviser would work best for you!

I encourage you to research more on your own and hopefully jump in (if you haven’t already!) and experience a live spiritual guidance session for yourself!

Josh WilliamsAbout the Author: Josh Williams is a professional Psychic Adviser, Life Coach, Spiritual Teacher and Energy Healing Channel. For over 10 years he has been serving clients from all across the globe, acting as psychic client advocate, teaching meditation, ritual, manifesting and spirituality techniques and just loving life!

Josh has recently started offering a wisdom blog which is updated 5 times a week presenting practical but powerful spiritual wisdom for the modern-day. You can view Josh’s blog by clicking HERE

Mind Power – The Secrets

Mind power - The Secrets. You probably didn't know it, but your mind is actually far more powerful than you think. Like a magnet, what it sees and thinks it will eventually bring to  itself.

Learn Mind Power – The real secrets

You probably didn’t know it, but your mind is actually far more powerful than you think. Like a magnet, what it sees and thinks it will eventually bring to  itself. This is something called the ‘Law of Attraction’. What the law of attraction basically states is that if you believe something, it’s going to  happen.

The law of attraction is basically the act of believing something  is going to happen so strongly that it does. You can have the best life if you  want it, but you have to be able to think it, feel it, and envision it first.  This may take some practice, but success only comes with persistence in any  endeavor. The power of the mind is amazing.

Most people do not realise  how powerful their mind is. According to research, people only use 10% of their  actual brain power. That means 90% is going to waste! Instead of believing in  our mind power, we stick with what we know and take the easy way.

This is  part of the reason that we have trouble in life. We think negative thoughts  because we do not believe that the positive can happen. We just continue to  attract negativity. The reality is that when we think that way then it will  happen.

First, understand that ‘reality’ is within your mind. Whatever  you’ve got to this point has been because of your subconscious mind power. A lot  of people think that everyone has extra sensory or psychic powers. But you have  to make an effort for these powers to come out. Your mind power is real; just  choose to use it.

If you want something better out of life, you just have  to visualize it.and this works in reverse, too. People who expect the worst, get  the worst.

A few things you can do may help you to increase your mind  power. One thing you can try is a technique called visualization. This is a  powerful technique that will let you exercise your mind. It can even lead to you  gaining more mind power.

When you visualize,  what you do is to sit down and create pictures and images inside your mind’s eye. Doing so is going to bring these images to life in your own reality, but  first, you have to start by thinking about it. You need to get your subconscious mind involved, too, because your subconscious mind is very powerful when it  comes to creating your own real-life from the images you see.

The  subconscious mind is what will actually bring these images to life. Make sure  the images you hold in your mind are positive images. Think a little bit about  how you actually want your life before you begin your visualization  practice.

You might try this: Write everything down on a piece of paper,  either as a list or as though you were telling a story. What goals do you have  for yourself? Then, create what you visualize around these goals. Writing these  things down will make it hard for you to simply ignore them another day. Try  doing this several times a day at first until what you’re doing becomes ‘real’  to you.

You can also use affirmations to increase your mind power. Affirmations are simply little, encouraging positive sayings that you can save  yourself throughout the day. It can be about anything. For example, if you want  to lose 10 pounds, you can say something  to the effect of, ‘I’m losing the extra weight effortlessly and easily.’ As you  continue to say this, you may notice that truly, the weight is actually coming  off pretty easily. It’ll just naturally start to happen.

Positive things  will happen if you think positive. Just remember it also works the same way with  negative thoughts.

Another option is to use brainwave entrainment to  develop your mind power. This is done through the synchronization of brainwaves  using different frequencies through audio technology. The brain is an amazing  thing in that it can do more than one thing at a time. Using advanced audio  technology you can improve your minds power to heal.

You can also enhance  your memory and bring into effect the psychic powers you have, which already  exist. This is a pretty advanced procedure, but it does work.

Again, literally everyone has this  power, the power of the mind. It’s a matter of believing in your abilities and  then working on developing them. Again, this isn’t likely to happen overnight,  but it will happen if you stay focused. You can have the life you want. You can  change your circumstances from bad to good, or your luck from bad to good. As  you work on developing your mind power, you can then train it out into the  universe for good, so that what you put out will manifest back to you in the  positive, and is what you desire.

Remember everything starts with the  subconscious mind. The only thing holding you back is your conscious mind!

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