For those who have never experienced a reading or worked with a psychic before the image that comes into their mind of what happens and who delivers the session is often a reflection of stereotypes that exist in popular media. It is not uncommon for the uninitiated to perceive psychics as their movie counterpart, a crystal ball gazing, mysterious old gypsy.
The picture of psychics as fortune tellers in darkroom shrouded with incense is far away from what they are really about. Spiritually talented individuals are in fact, just like everyone else, they live in a regular house, have families and rarely gaze into crystals!
Unlike fables and movies, psychics conduct their readings thoughtfully, with consideration for the client’s needs. Their image is exaggerated in stories to create drama, but in reality, a clairvoyant takes what they do seriously and is as professional as any therapist.
There are many types of intuitives who specialise in different areas of supernatural guidance. Some may work predominately with divination using tarot and angel cards while others specialise in astrology or numerology. Some mediums channel messages from spirits or loved ones who’ve passed. There are even those who read auras and give energy readings.
All psychics fall into one or more of the following categories;
Derived from the french words; clair – clear, voyant -seeing clairvoyant means literally clear seeing. These individuals are able to ‘see’ energy with their third eye. A clairvoyant can use their gift to interpret energy fields around people, receiving information about the past, present and potential future outcomes. The data is transmitted as visions, symbols, mental flashes of places, scenes, objects, colours or people. They can also have the power to see and interpret auras.
This is the gift of ‘clear hearing’ communications are received from the spirit world directly into the mind. Much like tuning into a radio station clairaudients dial in to pick up auditory messages.
Clairsentience is the most common trait among psychics as it relates to intuition and extra sensitive gut instincts. That means they can sense human and spirit emotions, the transmission manifests as a spontaneous feeling of elation when something positive is about to occur or warnings in the form of a sudden feeling of danger.
A medium might describe themselves as a spirit medium, intuitive or psychic medium, but regardless of the title, the work they do is ultimately the same. All mediums are able to connect with angels, guides and the spirits of loved ones who have transitioned from this life to the next.
The term ‘psychic’ refers to anyone who is sensitive to the vibrations of people or objects. Their sensitivity grants them access to energetic information about the past, present or future. A medium can be psychic, but not all psychics are mediums. Psychics are one or more of the elements listed above.
Psychics work in a variety of ways, they chose their profession based on their natural gifts and talents much the same as anyone else. For example, a clairvoyant who reads palms may not be as skilled in astrology or understanding auras.
Types of readings psychics offer
The best way to release stereotypes is to actually try out a psychic reading for yourself. Spend some time beforehand, meditating and relaxing your body with yoga so that you enter with an open mind.