Q: The difference between a psychic and a medium
A: Generally, the word “psychic” describes a wide range of senses and perceptions which exceed our usual five physical senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell.
Psychics receive information about events and people from the vibrational energy of a person, place, or thing. A psychic can “read a person’s energy” and may perceive past, present, or future events in that person’s life.
A medium communicates directly with spirits. Every medium possesses psychic ability but not every psychic possesses mediumistic ability.
The session at which translation of this vibrational energy into recognizable information may take place is commonly known as a “reading.” It may also be referred to as “discernment.” To discern is to perceive or recognize, and that is what a medium does.
Q: Who should I see, a psychic or a medium?
A: If a person wants to know what is going on in his or her life, consulting a psychic is appropriate. If the person is seeking communication with or from someone who has passed, a medium is the proper choice.
Karen is both psychic and a medium, however her specialization is both communication. As such, she is not a “fortune teller.” Spirits are able to see past, present, and future because a spirit is not hindered by a physical body, nor by the limitations of a finite existence of living in the material world. On occasion, spirits will reveal future events, but that is up to the spirit not the medium. It appears that from a spirit’s perspective that the prediction of future events is of little importance. This may be because time as we understand it does not exist on the Other Side. A spirit is an immortal living being and as such exists in an infinite state. Humans exist in a finite state and the “future” which we tend to worry so much about, is of little concern to spirits who have a perspective we cannot even begin to comprehend.
Q: What is the purpose of Spirit Contact?
A: Spirit contact helps to validate our belief that God exists, Heaven/the Other Side exists, our souls are immortal living spirits, we can communicate with these spirits and that we will be reunited with our loved ones when it is our time to cross into the Light. One of the primary purposes of spirit communication is healing and resolution. For those suffering from the loss of a loved one, contact with the spirit of a loved one can be an important therapeutic step in the journey through grief.
Q: Is contacting a spirit frightening?
A: Spirit contact is a conversation with someone you love. The spirit who loves you is not going to upset you. A loved one in spirit wants you to be happy and at peace with that person’s crossing to The Other Side. Love transcends physical death, and the last thing a spirit wants is to cause fear. It has been my experience that spirits want to help you heal, to help you to forgive or attain forgiveness and to resolve any issues that remain with the person in spirit.
Many fictional movies and books have portrayed spirits as scary entities. Such portrayals are used for entertainment purposes and to boost sales. On the other hand, spirit contact through a legitimate medium can be a healing and uplifting experience.
Q: Can contact with a spirit through a medium help me get through the grieving process?
A: Spirit contact can help in your healing process. Coping with the loss of a loved one is something no one wants to deal with, but unfortunately at some point in life, we all must. Finding the right path through grief is essential to healing.
A discernment can help you to make a connection with a loved one who has crossed over, but spirit contact will not take away the pain of what happened. For some people though, it may be an important step in the healing process.