A medium is a person who can link in with spiritual energies to receive information, evidence and validation of the spirits life as a human being. A medium is primarily there to pass on messages of survival after death to the spirits friends and family. There are different types of mediumship that can be practiced: spiritual, physical, trance/channelling and healing. In this article, I’m going to focus on spiritual mediumship.
This is probably the most common type of mediumship and is widely practiced all over the world. This form of mediumship allows the individual to receive and deliver messages from Spirit in the following different forms:
Clairaudience: Clear Hearing
This is where the mediums strongest receptor is from hearing spirit, normally as an internal voice however some mediums can also hear physical voices outside of themselves. For most mediums, they will receive the messages telepathically and converse with spirit via thought. If you are an intuitive and have heard ringing or buzzing in your ears, this could well be spirit trying to communicate with you clairaudiently.
Examples of clairaudience that I have experienced is being woken up by someone outside of me calling my name and the sound of vibrations buzzing all around my head.
Clairvoyance: Clear Seeing
Mediums who have strong clairvoyance can see visions and images very clearly in their minds eye. Spirit will use a data bank of memories from the medium, so that they can pull on these to try and interpret their messages. If you are a highly visual type of person (strong imagination and a day dreamer) this is probably the easiest type of spirit communication for you.
Someone who is clairvoyant will probably have very active dreams and receive visitation from spirit in dreams. They may also have precognitive dreams about earthly events (good and bad).
A very experienced medium will have a vast data bank of images, symbols and picture memories that the spirit can call upon to use during a communication.
Claircognizance: Clear Knowing
These are the inequitable, beyond doubt deep feelings of just knowing the information on something or someone. Claircognizance is that gut feeling that should never be ignored. Sometimes we meet people that appear to be very nice however something is telling us that this isn’t the case at all. That’s our clear knowing telling us and we must always pay attention to these strong feelings. It’s hard to put our finger on it, but sometimes we just know the truth of a situation and we can’t put our finger on how but we just do.
Clairsentience: Clear Feeling
This is when the medium can either feel a physical sensation (for example a pain in the chest if the spirit died of a heart attack) or to feel an emotion in connection to the spirit. For example, if the spirit was very scared or anxious, the medium will suddenly begin to feel the same so that he/she can describe this to the sitter.
The medium will also be able to feel what the spirit was like as a person and accurately describe he or she’s personality to the sitter.
Empaths typically have strong clairsentience. An empath is a person who can pick up energies and atmospheres from the vibes of people and places. They are highly sensitive individuals who can feel peoples emotional pain.
Clairgustance: Clear Tasting
This is an unusual psychic phenomenon however is experienced by some mediums, myself included. I have been aware of a taste, without putting anything into my mouth, which in turn evoked a memory of my childhood. I was sitting at work on my computer when I suddenly got the taste of milky, sugary tea, but with the taste of the china cup that I only ever drank at my nan’s house when I was a little girl. The taste was so strong and then so was the memory, there was no doubt what so ever in my mind that my nan was popping in to say hello to me!
As you have read, all the above are the five senses that human beings use every day of their lives. A medium has finely tuned senses (and the sixth sense of course) so that they can receive information outside of what most people can physically see, touch and hear. Mediums do this by tuning into a different energy vibration, I will go into more detail on how they do this and what it means in later blog posts.