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What Makes You a Medium?


I guess I'm in the dime-a-dozen category of having a few psychic tendencies and occurrences but would not be considered super psychic or mediumistic. My psychic experiences are not major and focus usually around simple telepathy, a very good "knowing" or intuition about daily events (like that my son's bus wouldn't come one day and it didn't, stuff like that), one (only one) precognitive dream that came true (about a family member), and also major empathy about people and the world. My empathy focuses only on the living. I've never felt actual energy from any person or spirit, just emotions. I've also had the occasional premonition - a brief picture of something to happen within a few minutes. Oh, and sometimes I'll give an excuse to get out of something without awkwardness and that excuse will ALWAYS come true. I used to think these things were normal. Maybe they are.

I've had a few dreams of bright white lights followed by a feeling of nausea (in my dream) and a few dreams of pages of books flipping quickly. I've also had dreams of what look like astrological symbols turning around on a wheel quickly. These are not major but I think they are just strange.

I do meditate about 40 minutes daily and am trained in Reiki lev. 1. During meditation I've seen bright white lights and daily I see purple as I go through a Reiki/chakra healing meditation. But that is normal for that type of meditation.

I consider myself spiritual and in tune similar to what the "Indigo" traits are. But nothing major. I'm just trying to be a good mom to my two kids and loving wife to my husband.

But there is one experience I did have about 18 years ago that has me confused. Although at an early age I was heavily into reincarnation and spirits, I never had a ghostly sighting or experience. Until one night when I awoke out of a perfectly sound sleep to a peaceful glowing face of what the typical picture of Jesus looks like. It was an image of just a face with a white aura then a gold one outside of the white one. I stared in shock. It wouldn't go away. It just looked at me. I was not afraid.

Then I started to wonder if it would ever go away. So I pulled the covers over my head for a few seconds. I looked out again and it was still there. Then I got a bit creeped out because I didn't know what to do or if I should look at it until it went away. So I buried my head in the covers again as my heart pounded. I then fell asleep. It was not a negative energy at all. I never knew what to make of it. I just thought that it was God's way of telling me he's looking after me.

Since I've read literally millions of ghost stories over the past 25 years, it would seem that people who see, hear or feel spirits are mediums or maybe just slight mediums. Do you think that is accurate? Because there obviously are people who don't see or hear spirits at all, even though we all are a bit psychic, but not all are psychic AND mediumistic. But are those that hear or see spirits considered mediums, even if the spirit contact was just ONE time?

It just seems that there are so many "regular" people have a ghost story to tell and I always wonder if they are mediums and just don't know it? For instance, if someone has a dream about a loved one who just died who is saying goodbye to them, does that mean that person who was contacted by their relative has mediumistic tendencies? Or if you feel a cold breeze and you feel suddenly sad, does that mean anything? If so, then millions of people would be considered a medium on some level, right? There are strong mediums and the once-in-a-while medium, I'm guessing. WHat do you think?

I don't consider myself as having any kind of medium-spirit contact ability, yet I did have that experience when I saw that face.

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Thomasmorley (3 posts)
13 years ago (2008-04-01)
everyone is psychic one way or another, some have little feelings, dreams or experiences other are more in touch with this either by practising opening up your abilities or spiritual force meaning where a spirit is determined to talk to you.

i see lights in my lounge all the time, I know somoene is trying to through but usually I'm closed down so its harder for them but because this takes practise it can be difficult to ensure complete closure.

your obviously sensitive in aspects of aura seeing lights related to meditation would seem to relate to this.

as for your experience of the face id say its most likely a spiritual enlightenment, either by visitation of your spirit guide or by recogition from the spirit world that your on a learning path. I hope this helps
apelni (1 posts)
13 years ago (2008-03-31)
Cactus, I don't have a lot of answers but here's what I've learned since acknowledging my mild abilities a few years ago. Everyone has psychic abilities. Most people dismiss these as dreams or coincidence or an overactive imagination. Or they just write it off as female intuition. Some people have a real gift like John Edward or Lisa Williams. Some of us have stronger abilities than most but nowhere near good enough to get our own TV show. As for the face you saw, you were not afraid because there was no reason to be. I'm not sure if it was God or just a friendly ghost. Only you know for sure. And you might not figure it out for years. But it reaffirmed His presence in your life and that's a good message no matter how you get it:-)
GlendaSC (5 stories) (1475 posts)
13 years ago (2008-03-31)
Kathy - read your last post. I do always remember to say thanks. I think it is important to be grateful too.
GlendaSC (5 stories) (1475 posts)
13 years ago (2008-03-30)
My point is, it might be possible to talk to people on the other side. But, is there really a need to do it? If there is something urgent, they will probably let us know if we aren't too loud and busy to ignore it.
GlendaSC (5 stories) (1475 posts)
13 years ago (2008-03-30)
Cactus - had to think about your experience a little. I've had "encounters" with people who have gone on. I'm not a medium but just miss them or get curious about them and want to see them. Not often. I remember long ago, seeing my dad. At first I couldn't focus and wondered who it was - then his features came into focus. Then we spoke. I couldn't touch him. Don't know why. It was a dream, but a dream where I felt awake/alert and knew it was dream land. I begged to hug him once, but told me I just couldn't. I was upset and he looked that way. Never tried again to find him. Years later, my mom was in the hospital. He came in, not visible to me, but I felt him. I buried my nose in a book and left them alone. He was by her bed for over thirty minutes. My mom was asleep. When he left, phoned the hubby and told him that she wouldn't make it. He thought I was just over stressed I guess. Everyone seemed to think she'd be okay. I knew all along she wouldn't leave the hospital living. When she passed, my husband kicked himself for not flying down when she was sick. I told him she didn't want people to see her like that and family was around. He took care of the kids. That was her big worry since they were young. Anyway, I've felt a few and dreamed a few. I don't try to see them. Might if I tried, but don't care to really. I was also "pushed on" many times in a bad place on a haunted tour. I have no doubt, something exists.
warriorforthelord (7 posts)
13 years ago (2008-03-28)
Kathy, (Cactus)
I think we are all, at some level, psychic. Or I should say, have the ability to be...
And there are many different levels of the gift and many forms in which they come.

But some don't recognize the fact when things happen, and others don't work on advancing the gift they have, or outright shun it... Whether it be an intuitive insight, a feeling of just knowing... Which is what I have, or tuning in directly on command into spirits to talk to them, which I can't do.

I can read people very well as well as situations, and pick up vibes on things as good/bad feelings. I have only had visits in dreams from passed friends and relatives. And they come without asking. I have tried to ask, but that doesn't work for me. They just show up when they want and when theyre ready. It happens pretty often... But once they have passed and I get a few visits, then they stop. But never in an awaked state has it happened to me.

When I was younger I also used to OBE in my sleep. But that hasnt happened in my older years either... (Ive also put on some weight! Lol) Well not the feeling of flying to where I wanted to go... I usually just dream that I'm where I am in the dream, with no rememberance of getting there.

My grandmother on my Dads side was extremely gifted. She saw visions of events and Angel protectors that would appear forthright when danger approached... But it was while she was awake. But, unfortunatly I haven't inherieted that. It was mostly when she was a young girl... And nothing when I was growing up that she told me of that was recent in her older years... But I'm thankful for what little I do have though.

Ive had thoughts that would happen right after thinking them... Like I better be careful cutting this with this knife, and then it would slip... And yes, numbers would pop into my head at the casino and come through and hit. But not often or on demand. Jsut, there it is... And it would hit. I also am still learning to "listen to myself" and trust my thoughts as they come.

I also had a visit from a dark entity that tried to attack me and my guide/protector while we were visiting in a dream shortly after my dad passed. I think the dark entity was pissed at me because I helped get my dad to where he needed to be, with the Lord, and they didn't get the opportunity to claim him for their own. My dad wasn't very spiritual at all and was a high risk transition.

I always ask for my protector to be with me while I sleep and to protect me... I sense it is a male angelic figure, and he is much larger than a normal sized person would be. We don't talk communicate... But sense each otherss thoughts. Its weird... I am aware of him but its not an often occuring thing. But only that I know he is there always for me. Like in the dark entiity dream I had.

Ive become more spiritual as my life has matured and have taken the time to "get back into it"

The important aspect of all discussed here is... What you do with your gifts. Do you use them for good? Do you appreciate the fact you have them? And mostly, do you recognize where and WHO gave them to you and give THANKS!
Cactus (2 posts)
13 years ago (2008-03-28)
I am so glad that at least someone read my story. Thank you! And no, I won't give up on this site. I really do like it and I would like to reply to others' stories as well.

I am in no way a medium but it is nice to see everyone else's experiences that clearly demonstrate the ability to see and speak with spirits.

As for the face I saw, I guess it is a sign for me to remember that I'm looked after. Anyway, thank you for your responses!

Kathy (Cactus)
GlendaSC (5 stories) (1475 posts)
13 years ago (2008-03-28)
I think people have a tough time admitting they are strong but not God. I've have friends admit it - one supermom/engineer/beautiful friend in particular. We laugh and joke about it. She was stressed and I told her, You're good and strong, but remember, you're not God. She died laughing. She repeated it like over and over and told her husband. He laughed too. I love laughing. We all like to think we're special I guess. She messes up a lot too, like me, I think more - but wouldn't tell her. I mess up probably the most of anyone here. And we are powerful in way. It's sweet. But not special in a superman way. We're powerful because we are who we are and accept it and out there, a God cares. That's what matters. That's comforting.
GlendaSC (5 stories) (1475 posts)
13 years ago (2008-03-28)
For me, it just seems odd that a person would not have an experience from somewhere beyond, ever, at least once in their life. I think we're suppose to have them. When I talk to people, privately, they admit them. Dreams are big. I once met a grandma, younger, who I questioned who admitted to having a dream that happened. I had it too and wondered. I've never been able to figure out people who totally deny the other world. I can't imagine it. I've been trying for over forty years, but it still seems odd to me.
msaraann (1 stories) (5 posts)
13 years ago (2008-03-28)
I also have had few spirit contacts and have wondered why I don't have more. I read an article written by a medium that said psychic abilities were common, but mediumistic are rare. That seemed strange to me, and I don't quite believe it. Like you said, so many people have ghost stories.

I would say that yes, by definition, you have mediumistic ability. Perhaps its mild or perhaps you mostly block out contacts. If you actively welcome spirit contacts, put your focus there, perhaps you would have them more often.
Edmund (578 posts)
13 years ago (2008-03-26)
Cactus... Quite a few people will have some sort of encounter with a ghost or spirit and just about everyone will have gut feelings about a future event good or bad I think that everybody has some level of psychic abilities its just how much in tune to it they are and of course some people are just born with abilities that are psychic in nature... Your dream is interesting the bright lights, pages turning, and the nausea represent to me a sense of being somewhat overwhelmed in the pursuit of knowledge of some sort. Astro symbols on a rotating wheel could also mean your interest in reincarnation "one of my favorite subjects" I have no clue what the face of jesus could possibly mean that might only be known to you... I have read in some old kind of crappy dream books that it means a death of some sort... But don't give up on this site ! 😁
Cactus (2 posts)
13 years ago (2008-03-26)
It is really strange and a bit disheartening to see so many comments on others' stories and not one on mine. Maybe my story is not as exciting as others but I posted here for some kind of encouragement or just anything.

I hate coming onto the website excitedly to see if there are any comments only to find none.

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