Communicating with Beings: Clairvoyance vs Mediumship – What’s the Difference?

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

Psychic Gifts Awakening: 3 Tips to Being More Motivated to Meditate

3 Tips to Being More Motivated to Meditate

Want to meditate more so you can tap into your psychic gifts?

You might want to feel you’re breathing again by meditating but you feel tired and immobilize on getting it done. Some of us may feel like doing nothing and instead of working with a Pre-planned task. Later instead, start to watch our favorite Netflix Shows.

In times like this, how do you handle days when you don’t feel motivated? In the following sections, you will learn my  3 tips to get motivated to meditate. It will show you how it helps me make the most of my everyday psychic gifts development.

1.Understanding the 80/20 rule when it comes to meditating and your psychic gifts

Understanding the 80/20 Rule.

The 80/20 rule or the Pareto principle was a method wherein the rule of thumb is that 80 percent results of any part of our lives are an average to 20 percent of which is accountable for it. (Well this is how the broadest term means.)

Often your moods are gonna feel average. 80 percent of which most of the time you will feel good and feel like nothing to do for the rest of the day. While the remaining 20 percent of your time this is where you have to view yourself accountable. 

In this 20 percent – 10 percent of the top of it you will feel ecstatic, feeling like on top of the world where almost all dopamine hormones are releasing to your body, while the bottom 10 percent is when you feel crappy and worthless not knowing what to do. and for this remaining bottom brings us to the 2nd tip;

2. Identifying the Below 20 percent to create a relevant plan of action.

Creating a Psychic Development Plan.

Whether 10 percent optimize to or 10 percent crappy and boredom always plan for what is coming. The key reasoning is to be liable for every action. When you make the plan during this 20%f of your mood you are giving yourself a reflection to do it now because the rest 80 percent of your decision making (mood)  will be a rip-off average. 

For example, when planning to meditate on your psychic gifts your first step is to set the exact time and the right environment to practice it. Setting up the environment and the time is already 20 percent of your plan since these factors can be an accountable value to the average which is meditation (80 percent).

3. Work with Your Psychic Gifts at the bare minimum.

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Everyone talks about how to make their goals when it comes to meditating and awakening their psychic gifts – but no one talks about how to carry them out especially when you are not at your best. 

Now that you have found out what matters most and how to plan it. The next step is to take action into it. If you will wait for a better tomorrow to do it, you will have the same day as an average day. Rather than waiting for that imaginary day to come-around. Take a small step or bare minimum every single day to achieve your plans. By doing so, you will never feel bad about that then one whole day not doing anything. 

Being committed to a goal even at a small bare minimum will even give you a sense of higher motivation. This time you have an option to do the extra and follow-up with a task which will lead to better psychic development. 

The key is to commit doing one thing, every single day. 

What if you can commit to doing the following: 

  • meditate for 10 minutes
  • fill-in with the gold sun every single day
  • exploding your rose aura

Would that sense a higher purpose for your awakening journey?

Literally act on it each day. Your life will transform because you took consistent action and not idealizing the version of your time.

Managing your time when developing your psychic gifts is a major factor to keep consistent with your psychic meditation. Engaging yourself everyday to follow meditation is more achievable by following a course you can go along every day. Now is the time to put it on action and start doing, head forward by doing the 5-Day Awakening Challenge – a highly suggested course that will help you discover your gifts in the safest way.

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Video Timestamps

0:54 Introduction
1:50 Psychic Gifts Awakening: 3 Tips to Being More Motivated to Meditate
2:18 Tip #1 – Understanding the 80/20 rule for psychic development
4:32 Tip #2 -Identifying the Below 20 percent to create a relevant plan of action.
7:20 Tip #3 – Work with Your Psychic Gifts at the bare minimum.
12:45 Carrying out the Psychic Goals to get things done.
17:10 Conclusion: What can you commit each day for your psychic development journey?

What’s the Difference between Clairvoyance and Mediumship?

The difference between Clairvoyance and Mediumship?
Quick definitions:
Clairvoyance=seeing energy with third eye.
Mediumship=experiencing/channeling energy with the body
One not better than the other. Just different ways to work w/ Energy

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  • Are you interested in awakening your psychic abilities?
  • Do you feel like you you are highly sensitive and need help controlling your gifts?
  • Wondering if anyone can awaken their intuition?

This video is a replay of a live broadcast I provided in my Psychic Awakening Facebook Group. We had an awesome broadcast. Lots of great information shared. Great feedback.

I provided information on the upcoming Elevate Your Psychic Gifts – Clairvoyant Training program.

Check out the hour long broadcast along with the timestamps here: 0:00 Intros
2:48 Agenda
5:36 The #1 Question asked by awakening psychics learning to hone their psychic gifts
9:04 Energy challenges most awakening psychics face
13:47 Key #1 to opening your psychic third eye
21:10 Key #2 to awakening your psychic gifts
27:30 Key #3 to training your psychic abilities
31:14 More healing energies to help awaken your psychic abilities to help heal others
34:30 Guided meditation to ground and prepare your body for energy work
43:00 About the Elevate Your Psychic Gifts Clairvoyant Training Program and topics covered
49:48 Clairvoyant Training Program logistics
55:28 Summary

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Your psychic gifts can be closed from either being 1) too open, 2) too fearful, or 3) overthinking too much.

The good news is you can learn to overcome these psychic energy roadblocks with online psychic development training classes and psychic training books.

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".

In 7 short days, you learn the fastest, easiest, and most effective way to build your psychic foundation the right way.

Ready to overcome your psychic roadblocks and take on the next steps on your psychic awakening journey?

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Joe Gacoscos is award winning author of Journey of the Awakened Psychic: The 10-Step Guide to Awakening your Psychic Gifts. He helps awakening psychics learn to hone their gifts so they can use their gifts to help heal others.

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Guided Meditation for Opening and Awakening the Psychic Third Eye Chakra

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Watch this guided meditation for opening the third eye.

Be sure to find a nice quiet space where you can follow along with my voice.

When you're done, learn more about how to open your psychic third eye below.


Ready to tap into your third eye even more for greater insights?

How do I Clear My Karmic Debt? | Past Lives | Psychic Training

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The lesson of karma and clearing karmic debt

I received this great question from a member of the Awaken Your Psychic Gifts 7-Day Challenge today:

"How do I clear my karmic debt?"

Great question!

First of all, there are many ways to look at this question and different aspects to karma:

  • Ancestral karmic debt
  • Karmic debt in relationships
  • Karmic debt to parents
  • Karmic connections with pets
  • Healing karma from past lives

What does karma mean? A simple definition:

When you search for the definition or research various books on karma, there are a TON of ways to define karma.

I like to keep it super simple. An easy way to understand karma is it's a cycle.

The definition of karma
Karma as a karmic cycle

As you see in the illustration above, karma is like a cycle in that it goes in circles - again and again and again.

What's important to understand about a cycle is there is a beginning to any cycle. And there is and end.

This means you can complete karma. Make sense?

How the karmic cycle begins

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Karma can begin as a single thought!

With this simple definition in mind, karma can begin at anytime. It can begin as:

  • A thought
  • Actions you've taken
  • Started a new relationship
  • Start of a new relationship
  • Joining a group
  • Starting a family

As you can see, there are many ways to start the karmic cycle... even a mere thought about something can start new karma.

Past life karma

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Past life karmic cycles

Whether you believe in past lives or not, just know that your previous incarnations definitely have a bearing in your current incarnation, i.e. your current lifetime.

As much as you could've began some karmic cycle this lifetime, you can just as easily have began something in some past life.

A teacher of mine once said we've had at least 500 past lives! So what this means is there are a multitude of ways we could have began some kind of karmic cycle.

Having past life karmic debt with others

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When it comes to having karma with others, we can begin a cycle with other people, pets, places, or even the planet!

Say you decide to take a class on developing your psychic abilities. You have this thought about psychic training, for example.

You then searching for online psychic training meet a psychic teacher and take his psychic classes.

In a sense you began something with that teacher - in that moment.

However, have you taken a moment to consider why you were drawn to that teacher in the first place?

What I find interesting is it's no accident who we run across or meet, right?

Funny thing is I have students ALL the time say to me..."Gosh, Joe, you look so familiar to me!

Well, maybe we had a past life together!

And maybe the reason why we were drawn together to meet again this lifetime is to complete some karmic debt with each other... i.e. complete the karmic cycle.

Who knows, right?

However it explains why we have what seems like a sudden, strong connection with other people in our lives.

Why karma keeps cycling in circles

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Karma goes in cycles until you finally learn 'the lesson'

You ever hear people say that karma is some kind of curse?

Yes, it can definitely feel like a curse. More accurately, it can feel like groundhog day because it keep happening over and over and over again.

You know this to be true because have you ever encountered the following?

  • You tend to attract the same mate all the time
  • You tend to have the same financial situations over and over again
  • You tend to make the same "bad decisions"
  • You have "bad luck" all the time
  • Or maybe you just have "good luck" all the time, too!

All told, the reason why karma keeps going in circles is because there's something yet to complete.

Either you have some lesson yet to learn.

Or, you have some message you haven't yet quite received.

Or, maybe there's some deeper spiritual learning you have yet to complete.

Ever watch the movie Groundhog Day? The main character in that movie finally gets out of his own cycle till he finally comes to a place of peace and learns his lesson.

What happens when you don't complete karma?

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Lesson with karma: Be Present

Now, keep in mind it only feels like a curse if you end up doing nothing to complete this karmic cycle.

Going back to the definition of a cycle, there's a beginning and there's and end to any cycle.

If you don't learn the lesson, then yes, the Universe just has a funny way of having you keep on repeating the same thing over and over and over again till you finally do embrace the lesson or message to be learned.

Keep in mind, this is not just some mental, thinking-about-it kind of exercise.

It definitely goes much much much deeper...

How to complete karma and karmic clearing

Good news is you can definitely complete a karmic cycle in a couple of ways.

Keep in mind, there are many psychic training books out there that will go in depth into clearing karma including in my book, Journey of the Awakened Psychic: The 10 Step Guide to Awakening Your Psychic Gifts. What I'm about to share may sound really simplistic. However, like I mentioned in the beginning of this article, I like to keep things simple...

Complete karma physically

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Complete karma in the physical realm

You ever hear about people on their deathbeds and then makes peace with everyone in their lives before they go?

In a way, they are completing karma in the physical realm.

Good news is you don't have to wait till dying! You can have that important conversation now.

The lesson learned here about death, however, is the finality of it all.

When it's complete, it's COMPLETE.

It's the energy and intention behind it all that has karma be absolutely complete.

What this means is there's no going back. What's done is DONE.

Complete karma spiritually, energetically and psychically

Now, you might be wondering...

  • What if the person I have to complete karma with is no longer living?
  • Or, what if I have been dealing with some karmic cycle and quite seem to get out of it?
  • Or, how do I complete my karmic debt with people that live far away from me?

In these situations, it is possible to complete karma using your psychic gifts and abilities.

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Healing karma with energy healing

In my classes on psychic development, I teach all about how to complete karma with energy work.

While there is energy work and psychic techniques involved, just know that it is possible once you develop your psychic abilities with psychic healing tools.

Essentially, you take the energy of that karma. You then move that energy out of your body, your aura and your psychic space. Then you can do more advanced work with then filing away that energy in your akashic records.

What's really interesting about healing karma in this way is compared to literally lifetimes of karmic energy, when you heal yourself energetically, it can be done in a matter of minutes.

However, just like completing karma in the physical realm, when you heal energetically, you must have a sense of finality. Freedom. Completion.

Interested in learning psychic tools to help complete your karma?

Awakening your psychic gifts is definitely a journey of discovery.

With proper psychic tools, however, you can pretty much fast-track your psychic development training success with a step-by-step, and easy to follow way to open up your psychic gifts.

Students learn everything from grounding, to psychic protection to opening the third eye.

Eventually, once you learn all the basic tools, then reading and healing past lives and completing karma is all a natural progression as you continue to learn more about yourself and hone your psychic gifts and abilities.

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