I am a Spiritualist/Traditionalist, with that includes many gifts and abilities.
I am aware of what God has blessed me with and I use it benevolently. I saw the movie Ghost, which by the way was very Good, and Whoopi Goldberg who played the medium in the movie did a very good job. You will remember if you saw the movie how all the dearly departed lined up to enter Whoopis’s body and possess her so that they could communicate with their loved ones.
If you are a medium you will agree that the scene in the movie is so true. I am also a medium and I have had this scene played out over and over again, however I am spiritually older now and I can manage the traffic much better than when I first began.
What is a medium? What is a psychic?
Mediumship is usually performed by someone who uses many spirits to give messages to residents of the world of form. Psychics usually instead work within a specialized group of individual spirits and spirit guides.
There are many psychics who get information from their own spirit guides and give very clear accurate information to others using only this source for their information. Those called mediums, on the other hand generally use a much larger network of spiritual beings to gather their information. Of course, this is like saying that cooks use recipes and chefs do not. It does not hold true across the board, it is just a very broad generalization. However, it does give us a sort of system of identification that makes it easier to discuss.
Neither approach is better than the other. Your own group of spirit guides can communicate with all spirit entities and give you all the information you need, or you can call on the spirit guides of the person you are working with, or various other spirits at hand, and get information directly from them. Both methods are used equally successfully when the goal is helping. Your goal has to be to bring to light information that is needed by,or at least helpful to, humanity. Not only this, but you have to be willing to withstand the arrows and jabs of non believers at every turn.
Your Motivation is the Key
Have you checked your inner self to determine that you desire to be of service to humankind? If so, you will be successful. No motivation can be greater than this. By acting as a link between spirit and the world of form, you take on an enormous responsibility. People who come to you need and deserve to hear the truth. They have very real problems and painful issues. The spirits want to communicate with them and want to help them. They hope to be able to use your skills to do that. But, if you are only after fame, fortune, admiration, whatever, the energy is going to be mixed and could very certainly be distorted.
You must cultivate, as much as is possible, sincerity, honesty, and humility throughout every aspect of your life. This is essential. Spirits, just like humans, will learn who they can trust over time. If you say you are honest, but act dishonestly, you will not be able to earn anyone’s trust, most especially in the unseen world where everything is known!
There are people who want attention. They tell others they have a “gift” that they alone possess. They perform a great show of their “gifts” and wow their friends and neighbors. They love to bask in the limelight. As we have discussed many times before, the ability to talk to the spirits is not a gift. It is not a gift any more than being able to talk to your kids is a gift! Your kids may not always listen to you, and vice-versa, but your ability to talk to them is not something others should be impressed with. Everyone has the same opportunities to talk to their own children.