A medium is a person who has the gift of communicating with the spirits of those who have passed before us, and sometimes other spirit-beings who never had physical form.
Mediums usually fall into one of two categories: Psychic or Intuitive. Sometimes there is a little spill-over between the two.
Mediums possess one or more of the “Clairs“. Three of the most common “Clairs” are:
Clairvoyance – the ability to see psychic information.
Clairaudience – the ability to hear psychic information.
Claircognizance – the ability to know psychic information.
Based on my personal experiences, research and feedback from others, I would fall mostly into the categories of Intuitive and Claircognizant, with Clairvoyance and Clairaudience being secondary.
One exception is when I channel my spirit guide, who calls himself Charles. When I am channeling, I am using my psychic abilities.
All of my abilities manifest spontaneously; I never know in advance how I will communicate with a particular spirit. It depends on many factors, including how closely I am “in-tune” with a particular spirit (vibrational frequency), my general state of health, as well as the spirit’s general state of health. (Yes – spirits can be weak or strong, eager or reluctant, etc.)
It’s important to note that spirits cannot be consistently summoned at will.
They aren’t available at our beck and call at all times. If you schedule a reading hoping to communicate with your dearly beloved grandmother, she may not make herself available, but the spirits of other deceased loved ones may appear, instead.
You may even receive a visit from a spirit you don’t recognize from this lifetime, but who has journeyed with you in a past life.