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

Can You Change?

can you change

Can You Change?

Do you really believe that everyone can change his or her lives for the better? Of course you can and it takes only one decision. The issue exists that even when you decide to change your life for the better, you are up against the sum total of all your missed opportunities (past mistakes). So, it does not seem as easy as just a decision. However, the decision is the starting point. Anyone can change because we know that change is a constant, therefore we are always evolving. This means that we are always in a period of change.

The blockages that you come up against are those that are created by yourself believing that you cannot change and from others who want to see you hurt because it makes them feel better. Let’s look at each blockage a little more in detail, which will hopefully enlighten you as to the methods or ways to overcome these blockages.

The human being is a very resilient animal, yet if you bring in the spiritual aspect into the equation life becomes a rollercoaster and you are the one in control. It takes on a new meaning, rather like panning for gold and recognizing that you have just struck the mother load.

Believe in yourself! How many times have you heard this statement? I bet you have heard it many times over. It’s not as easy as you think, but the truth is that if you do not believe in yourself, you will find it very difficult to change anything or achieve anything. Many people fail at this first hurdle and it seems that everything you really want to be or change for the better is so far in the distance.

If you believe in a higher power you can believe in yourself and if you have difficulty with believing in a higher power, yet you are beginning to believe in yourself you can bet the higher power is at work. This is because you are a spiritual being and have an amazing power that you can harness to better yourself. No matter what you think of yourself, you have the right to happiness and this is a matter of choice.

Perhaps if you begin to really feel that you deserve happiness and no matter what causes lay in the past, you have the power to make the present wonderful by knowing that you can make the changes that are necessary. Every positive thing you do for yourself and in service to others strengthens your resolve for change to be affected.

Now even after you have gotten over that hurdle and you are beginning to feel better about yourself, you find another hurdle. This is the hurdle that is erected, not by yourself but by those who are damaged themselves and who do not want you to succeed in anything.

The truth is that many people are suffering needlessly and normally due to the three lacks. The Three Lacks are the same spiritual lessons that the Great Spirit has always wished to impart to us and that is;

  • Love
  • Forgiveness
  • Compassion

These are the three lacks that are also the spiritual lessons of life. If we lack in any of these three lessons or attributes, then we cause suffering not only to ourselves but also to those around us. This also means these people will act in such a way that will cause suffering to you because it makes them feel good, powerful and self gratifies themselves.

Hurdles that are borne from the Lacks are erected by those who do not wish you to change and who show you no compassion, love or forgiveness because it fuels their ego and makes them feel good. This is the worse type of suffering and no one deserves to suffer in life. So how do you deal with those Damaged People?

What you have to show or give is what they lack in themselves. Never retaliate, use loving speech and do not feed your negative seeds or the negative energy that may surround you. This reminds me of an old Cherokee Indian story that denotes the profound spiritual truth. A Chief from the Cherokee Nation was talking with his son.

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight between two wolves.” The young boy listened intently. “One wolf is evil, unhappy, and ugly: He is anger, envy, war, greed, selfishness, sorrow, regret, guilt, resentment, inferiority/superiority, false pride, coarseness, and arrogance.

He spreads lies, deceit, fear, hatred, blame, scarcity, poverty, and divisiveness.” “The other wolf is beautiful and good: He is friendly, joyful, loving, worthy, serene, humble, kind, benevolent, just, fair, empathetic, generous, honest, compassionate, grateful, brave, and inspiring resting wholeheartedly in deep vision beyond ordinary wisdom.” The son paused in deep reflection of what his father had just said. Then he exclaimed; “Oyee! (In recognition).

His father continued; “This same fight is going on inside you and inside all human beings even though they fail to recognize it.” The young boy paused in deep reflection and recognition of what his grandfather had just said. Then he finally cried out deeply, “Oyee! Grandfather, which wolf will win this horrific war?” The elder Cherokee replied, “The wolf that you feed. That wolf will surely win!” Sometimes the greatest weapon you have is silence for within the silence is the nourishment for the soul.

Don’t feed fears for the fear will become the angry wolf and do not feed those that would seek to block you with your fear. You have the right to happiness as everyone has that right, and not one person should judge. You have to forgive yourself before you can forgive others and even though your path may seem blocked your light will shine and resilience will become stronger. You will leap over the hurdle that others erect.

The last and final hurdle that you will come across in your quest for change is the support network that you have around you. If you have no support you cannot stand. If your legs are taken from you, will you crawl on your belly or will you recognize that your spiritual legs can carry you further than the physical and material?

As a spiritual being, you can transcend any problem that is presented in the material world. Maybe your support network does not seem to be around you. The truth is that you have the support of the spirit and when the spirit is strong, it can answer the call that nature requires of it. You are a spiritual being that can overcome these hurdles and all you have to do is recognize the power of the spirit no matter what life throws at you.

The past is gone; the future has not arrived so the only time to live is now in the present moment.

Jock  Brocas –    About the Author:

Jock Brocas is a professional Psychic Medium who was natural from birth yet  developed later in life. Jock has dedicated his later years to his own spiritual  development and the professional development of his psychic and mediumship  gifts. Being a professional Psychic Medium is very rewarding but also has its  inherent problems. Nevertheless, Jock believes in the sanctity of mediumship and  takes his work as a psychic medium very seriously.

Jock is known for  giving irrefutable evidence and some of which can be validated much later. Jock  is passionate about the science of psychic mediumship and works closely with  many professionals in this field. He does not give general information that some  psychics throw out and prefers the protocol of scientifically controlled  telephone appointments. Jock very rarely gives psychic readings face-to-face  unless pre booked.

Jock developed his psychic gifts and mediumship later  in life when he was visited by a spirit. At first, this visitation shocked him  and terrified him, which led him into the true vocation he was here for, a  psychic medium’s life. He learned from his past and recognized that he was being  groomed to work for spirit all his life – from growing up with spiritual leaders  and spending time with religious communities – the path was being prepared. He  is also a trained vocalist and is currently working on an Album to be released  at some point in the future.

Jock Brocas (Psychic Medium) has studied  many martial arts in the past and dedicated his later years to the study of  Budo. He has amalgamated what he has learned in Budo and as a psychic medium to  help change individuals lives for the better.

 

The Secret of Psychic Mediumship The Sceptics Don’t Want You to Know.

Who else is thinking about getting a psychic medium reading... but is still a bit sceptical it's all fake? Do you have someone you'd love to contact on the "other side" but feel silly, or sceptical that it's even possible?

The Secret of Psychic Mediumship The Sceptics Don’t Want You to Know

Who else is thinking about getting a psychic medium reading… but is still a bit sceptical it’s all fake? Do you have someone you’d love to contact on the “other side” but feel silly, or sceptical that it’s even possible? If you are anything like I once was, the idea that life continues ON after physical death is a pretty hard concept to swallow. I was a die hard sceptic (no pun intended… 🙂 and the notion that there was ANY sort of afterlife at all was the hobgoblin of small, gullible minds that wouldn’t accept death was truly the end.

But I had an AMAZING experience that challenged all of this… and more, and made my sceptical world view come CRASHING to an end, in one 60 minute session with a psychic medium I didn’t believe was real.

I was WRONG… 🙂

The fact is, information came through in a one hour session with a psychic medium that would have been IMPOSSIBLE for them to have known in advance. As a matter of fact, much of what came through, I didn’t even know… and it wasn’t until I hung up the phone, processed the information, made some calls to family and friends, and learned that much of what I was told was 100% true, some of it SO obscure that I had a difficult time explaining why I was asking, or where I had come up with it.

And this ONE experience led me on a fact finding mission that has lasted 20 years

What have I learned?

That there is TONS of evidence that mediumship is real, with some of the very BEST scientists, philosophers and even sceptical debunkers doing a 180 degree turn after studying REAL mediums who offered amazing information that simply could not be passed off as fraud, guessing, luck or cold reading

That psychic mediumship has been PROVEN in laboratory settings, under the watchful eye of genuine scientists and real experiments that are impossible to ignore. (including experiments done at the University of Arizona with Harvard trained Doctor Gary Schwartz, who worked with celebrity mediums like Jon Edward’s, George Anderson and even the real life psychic that the television show, “Medium” is based upon)

The FACT is, in my view, any reasonable person can conclude that mediumship… and our ability to contact the dead, is not only TRUE… it’s been proven beyond a reasonable doubt in countless studies, personal experiences and amazing encounters that truly defy conventional thinking. I know that having this experience has changed MY life forever in positive ways TOO numerous too count… and if you’re lucky, I hope you have a similar one that changes YOURS equally as much!

Written by Ernie J. Gentile