What Is a Medium?
Clairsentience (clear feeling): Able to perceive information by way of emphatic feelings and emotions from spirit
Clairvoyant (clear vision): Able to see with the mind’s eye objects, colors, symbols, people, spirits, or scenes (these pictures are not visible to the naked eye and usually flash into the medium’s mind)
Clairaudient (clear hearing): Able to perceive sounds or words from sources broadcasting from a spiritual realm
Clairempathy (clear emotion): Able to sense or "feel" within oneself the attitude or emotions of another person
Clairgustance (clear tasting): Able to discern the essence of a substance through taste from spirit
Clairscent (clear smelling): Able to smell a fragrance or odor coming from the spirit
Clairtangency (clear touching): Able to perceive information about an article or its owner or history by holding an object or by touching someone or something (this ability is commonly known as psychometry)
In my work, I most often utilize the abilities of clairsentience and clairvoyance. In order to attune to the thoughts and feelings of spirit, I raise my vibrations higher through meditation and, in turn, spirit has to lower its vibrations somewhat.
The second type of mediumship is physical mediumship and it differs from mental mediumship. In physical mediumship, the actual physical body is used to obtain information from spirit. In mental mediumship, only the mind of the medium is utilized. Channeling is a well-known form of physical mediumship. A trance medium (someone who goes into a trance state to relay messages from the other side) is another type of physical medium.
Certain individuals are more prone to mediumship than others. Usually they must develop natural psychic abilities and mediumship skills over a period of time.