What's the difference between clairvoyance and mediumship when it comes to communicating with beings, entities and spirit guides?
When it comes to dealing with beings, I get asked this question a lot from my students and those in my Psychic Awakening Facebook groups.
To answer this question, first I'm going to give a quick definition of each. More in-depth explanations are found in my psychic training book, "Journey of the Awakened Psychic."
Then, I will give the advantages and disadvantages of each...
What is clairvoyance?
When you break down the word, "clairvoyance", it's broken down into two parts: "Clair" means "clear". "Voyance" stands for "seeing". In other words, "clear seeing".
What this means is when it comes to energy and communicating with beings, you can "see" the energy of these beings when opening your third eye.
When it comes to clairvoyance, the images you see will often be colors, shapes, symbols, silhouettes, the outlines of a being. When it comes to seeing angels, for example, many will literally see the angel's wings or the halo of an angel.
What's the advantage of tapping into your 3rd eye clairvoyantly?
There are two main advantages I'll discuss here:
1) A picture paints a thousand words
Ever hear that saying, a picture paints a thousand words? You might get simply a color when tuning into the energy of a being.
And yet, when you observe that color, you notice...
- Is it bright?
- Is it faded?
- Is heavy-looking
- Is it more like static?
- Are there multiple shades appearing?
When viewing clairvoyantly through your third eye, one thing I remind my students of over and over again is this:
It's no accident nor is it a coincidence that what you're seeing is what you're meant to see.
So in that regard, when you do get an image, the next step is to then allow for the flow of the "thousand words" or message to come through on that vision.
I cover exactly how to do this in days 4 and 5 of my free Awaken Your Psychic Gifts in 5 Days Challenge training.
2) You can "view from afar"
What do I mean by this? In a moment, I will talk about how mediums work with energy.
However, for now, understand that when you look at energy versus channeling that energy, then you can be more of a neutral observer.
It's the difference, for example, between watching a football game from the stands versus actually playing in the field playing the game.
Clairvoyants observer energy. Mediums experience energy.
Why is this an advantage for clairvoyants?
When you're not actually in the energy, then you can be a bit more neutral to what you are observing.
This is neither good, bad, better than mediumship. However...
When starting off, many awakening psychics are first extremely overwhelmed when first tapping into their gifts.
By viewing the energy from afar first, then, then you have a better chance of not being overwhelmed or consumed by the energy you're viewing.
Now that we covered clairvoyance, let's move onto mediumship.
What is mediumship?
Unlike clairvoyant who see energy, mediums experience energy with the body.
In one classic scene in the movie Ghost, a being enters the body of the character, a medium, played by Whoopi Goldberg.
In that scene, the being, in that case a dead person, saw that there was an opening to come into Whoopi's body.
In that moment, Whoopi in a sense became that being. She was experiencing the energy of that being. She talked like that being. Her facial expressions changed. She even looked and sounded unlike herself.
To be a medium, it's not only about channeling beings. Mediums can channel all kinds of energies to be experienced.
What's the advantage of mediumship and channeling energies?
As above, I'll cover two advantages of mediumship:
1) You can become the energy or the being you are channeling
In more advanced trance mediumship programs I've been part of, we work with beings in a very specific way.
First, you create RULES with the world of spirit in order to work with you. Especially since it's YOUR body, you want to be very specific with how your body is used.
Picture your body as a million dollar violin used by the world's top violinists.
- Would you let just anyone play this violin?
- Wouldn't you have rules before anyone even touches this violin?
- And wouldn't you want a level of skill before letting that violin be played?
That said, once those rules are set up, there are agreements set between you and the being you want to to channel, then you can allow the being to use your voice box, use your body, or deliver messages that way.
By that point, if you want to channel Jesus or some Archangel, then you get to experience that level of energy which is truly an amazing experience!
2) You get more direct messaging
Unlike seeing a "picture that paints a thousand words" (which is definitely not a bad thing by any stretch!!!), when you channel the message of a being, you get the exact words directly.
In my experience of channeling this way, there are words that will come out of my mouth that definitely are words I wouldn't use in everyday conversation.
Even the diction, the cadence of the sentences, or even the tone of voice can change.
So what are the disadvantages of each?
First of all, I know of many who practice BOTH clairvoyance and mediumship. The last thing I want is for this to come across as one being better than the other.
As a matter of fact, I have many mediums who come my way as students who want to better see out of their third eye clairvoyantly.
There are clairvoyants who see beings and entities all the time who want to channel messages better...
That said, here are the disadvantages of each approach:
Disadvantage of clairvoyance
As noted above, clairvoyants have the advantage of viewing from afar. In a way, what this means is you're viewing from a more neutral vantage point.
What many natural mediums will say who enter my clairvoyant training is th
Are Your Chakras Blocked? 3 Steps to Unblock Your Chakras to Access Psychic Gifts | Training
Krystie, member of the Awaken Your Psychic Gifts in 7 Days Challenge, asked the following question:
I have a hard time with visualizing some days. Could that be due to my blocked chakras?
This is a great question about awakening your psychic gifts and is a question I get often.
Watch the video above for insights and to learn more about the 3 steps to unblocking your psychic gifts.
0:14 Question about blocked chakras and accessing psychic gifts
0:35 Joe's introduction to his psychic book and psychic teachings
0:47 The first step to unblocking and healing your chakras: Clearing your psychic windows.
1:12 The second step: How to heal your chakras.
2:37 THIS will block you from accessing your psychic gifts
2:49 Step 3: How blocked chakras prevent you from accessing your psychic abilities
3:52 All about psychic training tools to unblock your chakras
4:05 About meditation to ground your psychic gifts
4:24 How unblocking your chakras leads to higher and higher levels of psychic awareness
5:00 How to Join the next Awaken Your Psychic Gifts in 7 Days Challenge
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Psychic Training Classes Online Free - Overcoming Roadblocks Most Awakening Psychics Face
Awakening your psychic gifts can be extremely challenging. Those who choose to go down this path are bound to hit some energy roadblocks along the way.
In this post, I'm going to share the 3 typical energy roadblocks most awakening psychics face and how to overcome them.
Psychic Roadblock #1: Psychic Channels are TOO Open
When opening up your psychic gifts, you open up to a whole other world of psychic phenomena.
To help you understand what this is like, I like to use the analogy of a door to your home.
When you open the door to your home, yes, you let all the fresh air in.
However, if you were to leave that door wide open, you also let in a whole host of everything else. These include bugs, breeze, the winter chill, to name a few - or even worse, strangers and intruders!
Likewise, when opening up your third eye chakra, for example, if your third eye is wide open, you never know what energies you'll let in.
Many people who start opening up their psychic abilities are simply just too open with their psychic channels.
Psychic Roadblock #2: Fear of the Unknown
Piggybacking on the analogy of the wide open door used in roadblock #1, if your psychic channels are wide open, then you never know what energies will come in.
Not all energy is bad. However, there will be some energies you will encounter that will be unfamiliar.
When anything is unfamiliar, what do we have the tendency to do?
- When tend to shut off.
- We shy away from anything that's not familiar.
- We get into fear.
The issue with this is that fear is a LOW vibration.
When accessing and training your psychic abilities, it's really important to keep your vibration up. If anything, it's best you can at least be completely neutral to what you encounter.
Psychic Roadblock #3: Overthinking
Consider that there are two "minds" to consider when accessing your psychic gifts.
You there's 1) your thinking mind, and 2) your psychic intuitive mind.
Here's how they work:
Recall that time when someone popped into your mind. 5 minutes later that person calls you. In that moment, were you thinking at all?
No. It was more like some kind of Divine timing to it all, right?
What happens later is we try recreating that experience by thinking about it.
Keep in mind, you weren't thinking at all when it first happened!
What do we then do when it doesn't work? We THINK about it some more!
This in essence is actually becomes a vicious cycle and is a huge roadblock most awakening psychics face!
How to Overcome the 3 Roadblocks to Your Psychic Awakening Success
Your psychic gifts can be closed from either being 1) too open, 2) too fearful, or 3) overthinking too much.
What I strongly recommend, however, is when you're at this stage, it's best to find a psychic teacher or mentor to help guide you through the next stages of your psychic development training.
If learning to hone your psychic gifts to the next level, especially if you want to use your gifts to then help heal others, then I encourage you to take action! Overcome these roadblocks.
Fortunately, there is free psychic awakening training available call the "Awaken Your Psychic Gifts in 7 Days Challenge".
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Hi everyone! Joe here, award winning author of Journey of the Awakened Psychic, and I help people reach their highest psychic potential.
I wanted to answer this question from new member Kevin Reid.
Kevin asks, "I'm trying to figure out what my psychic superpowers are."
Hey Kevin, welcome to the group and thanks for posting your question.
When I have people join the group, I ask them to introduce themselves and what your psychic super powers are.
While some people are pretty clear…They say
- I get downloads from spirit
- I'm more of a knower
- I'm more of an empath and feel everyone's energies
- I hear messages from spirit guides and angels or
- Just like the movie, I see dead people
While some are pretty clear, there are still others that aren't so clear
Are you one of them?
In my book, Journey of the Awakened Psychic
I cover the 10 steps to awakening your psychic gifts.
Guess what step #1 is…
Step 1: Identify your gift
In my book, I talk about the different types of psychic abilities
- All the Clairs:
- Some of you are natural healers
- And manifesters
You can read all about them in my book for more details which I'll leave a link below for you to get a free copy if you don't already have it.
There's is one group that I want to cover which I call the "All of the Above" group.
Often the people that say, "I don't know what my gifts are" are those who are in the "All of the Above" Category.
For those like you, it's hard to put you into a category.
It's hard to put you into a box.
I know I'm one of them.
I hear my students say all the time, "I feel" that energy.
And yet, when I ask them, "Do you feel it like ywhen you're pinching your skin kind of feel?"
They'd say, "No It's not that kind of feeling.
"It's more of a higher knowing, I guess?
"Or it's a combination of a bunch of things"
If this is you, and you can relate, this is what I mean by the "All of the Above" group.
In my book I also talk about Starseeds which is a whole other video all together.
Let me know if you'd like me to do a separate video on that topic!
Anyway, want to learn more about your psychic gifts?
I also included a link to a quiz I put together called "How Psychic Are You?".
Click the link, take the quiz, then post your results in the comments below.
After you take this fun little quiz, you'll also gain access to sign up for the next "Awaken Your Psychic Gifts Challenge" which I've offically posted the start date:
It's going to start 1/11.
1-11 - don't you just love it!
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