Professional Medium Answers Questions about Mediumship Development

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In this post, I’ve addressed 12 Mediumship development facts that are essential for starting your Medumship training. There’s tons of great information including important definitions.

For example, find out the differences between a Medium, a Psychic, and a Channel. Furthermore, you’ll discover how to deal with close individuals who don’t approve of your Mediumship studies. And most importantly, learn about the slim to none chances of attracting  negative spirits in your work. And, much more!

First, let’s begin with the most important question of all. Who can become a Medium?

Importantly, with the proper training, dedication, practice, and mindset, almost anyone can become a medium! Of course, some individuals are natural mediums and have everything they need to be a full-fledged Medium early in life. They’ve most likely had spirits appearing to them already. Natural Mediums only require some learning tools and management of their abilities. This is so they’re are not always bombarded by the dead all the time. Natural Mediums that become professional Mediums also need to know how to properly present spirits to other people by using a set of protocols. Also, it’s vital to become familiar with the Mediumship and Psychic Code of Ethics for doing Mediumship or Psychic sessions.

Interestingly, many individuals have this ability and choose to ignore it. Some are frightened by it, and some, feel a strong calling to make it a vocation.

So, if you’re are asking yourself, “How do I begin Mediumship training?”, here are some starter points. Specifically, look for a metaphysical bookstore, group, or teacher in your area that trains in Mediumship studies.

Begin Your Training Search with Confidence

Also, in your search, investigate teachers or programs thoroughly before investing a lot of money. Sadly, not all teachers are fully qualified to teach. I’ve heard of this problem many times according to students that have turned to Imagine Spirit’s highly popular Mediumship Home Study Certification Training.

Below are commonly asked questions and the answers that many novice individuals want to know before starting their training.

#1: The Definition of a Medium

A Medium is someone who can communicate with spirits on behalf of another living being. The word suggests that the medium acts as a midway point, halfway between the worlds of the living and the dead.

#2. What Are the Different Kinds of Mediums?

There are several categories of Mediumship. Below I’ve listed the most commonly recognized:

Mental Mediumship:

Mental Mediums make spirit contact and relay messages to others present. In performing Mental Mediumship, the Medium is fully aware of their surroundings and can make the spirit connection without going into a trance.

Physical Mediumship:

A Physical Medium is a medium that goes into a deep trance state and with the help of their unique spirit guides and controls. Physical Mediums produce phenomena such as ectoplasm, sounds outside of themselves, music, spirit lights, apports (objects “coming out of nowhere”) and a host of other types of spirit phenomena.

Trance Mediumship:

Is where the Medium will allow themselves to drop into a profound state of altered consciousness with the intention of letting their Control guides to work through them. Trance Mediumship is very similar to Physical Mediumship. However, there is usually NO physical phenomenon that manifests. Yet, on rare occasions, physical phenomena events can happen that is generally unintentioned by the Medium.

#3. What is a Psychic or a Clairvoyant?

A Psychic is an individual who uses their innate or developed sixth sense abilities to give an intuitive reading to a person by “tuning in” with that person’s energy field (either in person or by distance). In doing so, they can offer up specific information to help the individual in their life’s journey, answer pressing questions, and provides overall basic guidance. For example, a gifted psychic will tune into future events for their client and help them avoid major pitfalls.

Mediums can also be a professionally trained Psychic, but not all Psychics are Mediums. While it’s true that many Psychics, or Oracle Card Readers, also have Mediumship abilities, they choose not to pursue or develop it.

Clairvoyants are similar to Psychics. However, Clairvoyants use their Third Eye ability to get images and interpret these images for themselves or someone else.

Occasionally, a Clairvoyant receives images that portend a future event. It might be an event personally related to someone close or signals a global event of some kind. The name for this kind of Clairvoyance insight is Precognition.

#4. What is a Channel?

A Channel is an individual who opens a special psychic link to a higher spiritual realm and accesses master teacher spirit entities. The purpose of this practice is to receive and pass along beneficial spiritual ideas and teachings for humanity.

Channeled messages are often relayed vocally to a group, in posts on the Internet, or in a book. In some cases, channeled information comes from automatic writing through Ouija Boards, on paper, or typed into a word processing program. Some of the best-known channeled insights are from The Michael Teachings (Chelsea Quinn Yarbro) and Seth books (by Jane Roberts).

Channels are more focused on the overall picture rather than communicating directly with departed loved ones and friends, etc. Channeled messages could originate from the ascended master teachers, spirit guides, angels, or from our own higher self. This information is primarily received for the good of humankind and imparts spiritual understanding and addresses questions of an esoteric nature.

Furthermore, there are occasions while during a Séance or in a Mediumship session, that one or more mediums will channel healing messages to the group or a specific individual.

Note: Many teachers lump the art of Mediumship with Channeling. I strongly feel that they are two separate things. Moreover, mixing these two definitions can be confusing for the student. 

#5. What is an Earthbound Spirit?

There are many categories of ghosts which are sometimes also called earthbound spirits. Earthbound Spirits are souls who for whatever reason, either elect not to make the full crossing to the astral realms where most spirits reside. Or, were so traumatized by death, they actually don’t know they are dead and wander the earth plane as invisible entities.

Earthbound spirits can be intelligent, meaning they can interact with the living or are just residual imprints or shells that replay their death over and over causing “a haunting.” situation.

Are earthbound spirits demons? No. Contrary to popular television shows that depict ghosts and earthbound spirits as demons, they’re not! However, some malicious earthbound spirits intentionally do cause problems for the living. In our Mediumship Home Study Course, we delve deeply into the topic of earthbound spirits and how to deal with them.

#6. Can a Medium Accidentally Attract a Demon?

The chances of attracting negative spirits or Demons is to none!

Negative Spirits are kept at bay to due incorporating a protective shield and utilizing your Gatekeeper Helper Guides. By just performing a few simple steps will prevent negative spirits from entering into your space. Lost spirits are something else entirely. You may encounter lost spirits. These spirits are not to be considered detrimental! They simply require help to cross over to the Light.

Encountering a Demon is practically unheard of when doing Mediumship. Unlike what you see on ghost hunting shows, Demons don’t lurk in every dark corner or every haunted place. However, Demons hunger harm the living whenever they can. They’ll usually target someone who is highly vulnerable or is messing around with the dark arts. If you go looking for a Demon because you believe they will give you power or just out of curiosity, you are setting yourself up for disaster! always Keep yourself spiritually fit by keeping a protective shield up. Think in terms of love and keep in the Light of Spirit.

#7. Is Using an Ouija Board or Table Tipping Safe?

The Ouija Board has gained nasty press over the last ten to twenty years due to Hollywood movies, television shows, and the like. By invoking robust protection techniques, the Ouija Board can be used safely. The same applies to Angel Boards or similar kinds of spirit contact boards.

Too often individuals pick up a board for fun and neglect to pray for protection. This practice sometimes leads to opening a portal for malicious types of spirits to slither in. Personally, I don’t use an Ouija Board.

Table Tipping can be safe if all participating work with the light and divine energies. Furthermore, invoking strong spiritual protection before a session is a definite must. As a side note, I’ve witnessed some fantastic displays of Physical Mediumship while Table Tipping.

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Carol Nicholson doing Table Tipping with a class.

#8. What If Your Family or Church Disapproves of Mediumship?

If this situation applies to you, it’s a decision you may have to make on your own. You can either stay mum about what you are doing or gently break the news to others.

Stand firm if Mediumship is indeed something you want to pursue. Church groups don’t need to be informed of this unless you are willing to come under fire. Attempt to find some local Mediumship Development Circle to gain support. If you can’t find one–start a Meet-Up group and find a quiet place to practice. We teach students how to do this in our Mediumship Development Home Study and Psychic-Clairvoyance Training courses.

Moreover, Mediumship or doing Psychic Readings is not evil or dangerous! If you have it in your heart, along with an intense desire to train, pursuing Mediumship and Psychic training is worthwhile. However, you’ll need to anticipate dealing with the possible tensions that it might create with those close to you. Again, stand firm about your beliefs and desires. It’s your life!

#9. Why Does the Bible Say that Being a Medium Is Forbidden?

In the Old Testament of the Christian Bible, there are warnings about someone practicing Mediumship resulting in dire consequences. This statement came about because the priests of the day wanted complete power and control over the people. It wasn’t in their best interest to have anyone in the general population known to communicate with spirits. However, in The New Testament, the apostles say something far different. For example, John 4:1, which says, “We should test the spirits as to whether they are of God?  How are we to test them if we shouldn’t be talking with …?”

#10 What If I Study Mediumship and Fail?

You will not fail! Any individual who thoroughly studies Mediumship and is serious about their craft will not fail. Unique abilities and style of communicating with spirits may vary. However, it might take some individuals longer than others for everything to click into place.

As a Medium, individuals are using their inherent psychic senses of Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Clairsentience, Empathic Senses, and Claircognizance (see post on the psychic senses) to make a genuine connection with the Realm of Spirits.

If you are studying Mediumship and spirits aren’t connecting with you, frustration and disappointment may start to creep in. Don’t let this happen to you! If you hang in there and continue practicing, making actual contact with the Spirit World will begin to happen, and you will build a higher level of confidence every time you begin a contact session. It is a beautiful feeling to experience a connection with loved ones that have passed and even Angels and Spirit Guides. You will soon discover how doing Mediumship is a beautiful and heartfelt experience by helping others through their grief of having lost a loved one.

#11. What Does “Unfoldment” Mean?

Unfoldment is merely the process of developing Mediumship skills step-by-step. Unfoldment involves the various stages of learning how to make true spirit contact with the other side. However, we highly advise students to progress slowly and steadily for building a strong and solid foundation of abilities. Burnout is a genuine possibility if one tries to force Mediumship abilities too quickly.

#12. Where to Search for the Right Mediumship or Psychic Training

  • Look for a teacher that has many years of Mediumship or doing psychic readings experience. I’m talking about at least 20 years minimum.

  • Find a development group that is run by a Medium or a seasoned Psychic teacher with the same amount of experience as mentioned above. In addition to this, ask for proof of valid certification upon completing your studies. This part is essential. Otherwise, you’ll find that you’re spending a great deal of money and not developing correctly.

  • Avoid FREE or ridiculously cheap Mediumship or Psychic training courses unless you’re taking them for fun. These courses might provide some useful information. However, they won’t magically turn you into a full-fledged certified Medium. Mediumship  or Psychic Clairvoyant. In terms of Mediumship training, it’s vital that you progress through the process of Unfoldment. (See video at the bottom.)

  • A few teachers advertise one-on-one Mediumship mentoring and charge several thousand dollars for this. Not everyone has that kind of money to spend. Furthermore, it may not yield the results that you had hoped for. Be aware that there are several excellent alternatives.

  • Be very sure any investment you make yields successful results for making true spirit contact within a few months. If not, have an exist clause in the program.

  • If a teacher or group is rude to you, is highly critical or verbally abusive, leave immediately. Unfortunately, this can happen. There’s a lot of ego in the world of Mediumship and Psychic training.

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by Carol Nicholson, Ph.D., and Certified Psychic-Medium

Hi! I’m Carol Nicholson and I hope you enjoyed this post! I’m dedicated to providing helpful, valuable, and fascinating blogs on a wide range of spiritual and psychic arts topics. Don’t forget to subscribe so you won’t miss out on my most recent posts and announcements of new courses!





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