There are two main types of psychics: Mediums and Channels. Mediums are the more common. That’s where the psychic is in the middle between the spiritual entity (guides, angels, or dead folk) and the physical world. The vast majority of psychics fall into this category. We hear, see, feel, or know the information being shared. We translate it and then share it with others. Even when it’s just us and our team of guides, we are still considered a medium. In essence, we receive information from our team and “share” it with ourselves.
The vast majority of the psychics I know are mediums. They receive information and share it. That’s how I work most of the time as well. I know, hear, see, or feel information and can share it with others. It’s also the method I use to have direct conversations with my team of spirit guides and angels. I can see them and hear them. When I perform readings for others, there are often others added to the mix of those sharing the information I receive, like dead relatives and departed pets.
Channels work quite differently. When psychics channel, they move out of the way on a conscious level and let the entity or spirit energy use them as a communication tool. This isn’t like being possessed, although some outsiders might call it that. Instead, the psychic is so tuned in to the energy realm, their vibration is so high, that they are able to release their resistance and move out of the way on a mental, conscious level.
There are very few channels working today whose names you would know. While she chooses to use other words to describe it, Esther Hicks is among the more famous channels. Esther chooses to say she’s a “translator” when she receives information from Abraham, a group of energy level entities. I think the word channel is appropriate here. Esther moves out of the way on a conscious level and allows Abraham to speak and gesture through her. Another famous channel in recent history is Jane Roberts. Jane channeled an entity known as Seth. In the cases of both Abraham and Seth, the messages shared by these entities is on a grander level than most “average” psychics. Abraham and Seth both shared information and messages on a personal level, but also on a higher level of how we fit in the universe and how the universe operates. I like to think of them both as teachers.
Of course, one of the most famous channels of the twentieth century is Edgar Cayce. Cayce is often credited as the father of psychic awareness in the modern age. He was able to easily go into a trance state and answer any question that was asked of him. Cayce frequently used his ability to offer medical treatments and healings, even though he had no knowledge of medicine. He also made broad predictions about the future of the planet and our physical experience, as well as answered questions of a personal nature for people. Cayce’s thousands of readings are housed at Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
An interesting thing about the channels I’m familiar with is that they don’t remember the words spoken while they are channeling. Cayce always had his wife or secretary with him to take notes. Likewise, Jane Roberts’ husband took dictation, although for Jane and for Esther Hicks, they have had the advantage of modern technology. Both Jane and Esther have collections of recordings of the work they have done while in the state of channeling their entities.
At the time of this writing, I am primarily a medium. I’m aware and conscious when receiving information. Although, I have had a few channel experiences with my team. I’ve very much enjoyed these experiences and do hope to have more of them in the future. What I find fun is that during the channel experience my voice and mannerisms change. I can feel that the experience I’m having is very different from the “usual” psychic medium experience I’m used to. It’s also interesting to me that when in a state of channeling I’m still conscious, but find myself in a somewhat different mental or conscious place. It was as if my conscious mind separated a little from the rest of my body. I was able to lightly observe what I was doing, while at the same time, while verbally speaking to the group, I was also having a private conversation with my team.
There’s no reason to fear any type of possession during either the psychic medium or psychic channel experience. We set our boundaries. We set our intentions. When these boundaries and intentions are created with positive love, our team keeps us in a place of only positive experience. This doesn’t mean that some of the information we receive might not be difficult material for us or, in the case of readings for others, for the people we’re performing a reading for. Sometimes, we need to share and deal with difficult topics and information, because those are the best messages, the most helpful messages to be shared at that time. Remember that we are in absolute control at all times of the positive experience we have when performing psychic readings of any type and in any fashion.