Mediumship a very broad term.  While many know of mediums who channel spirits and relay messages, being a medium can actually take several forms in our lives.  Some experience channeling without even noticing that they are doing it.

Let’s start by taking a look at what mediumship really is.  A medium is one who channels energy from something broader than themselves.  This can refer to spirits, angels, universal knowing, or even God.

The way in which this energy is translated is what determines the type of mediumship one experiences.

You see, we all have access to a broader knowing.  Some refer to this as energy, collective unconsciousness, Divine intervention, or Spirit.  Regardless of what you refer to it as, there is a larger pool of information existing outside of ourselves.  This pool is available to each and every one of us.  Mediums are able to access this pool of information and channel it in ways that make it accessible to those who are unaware that they, too, can access it.  Due to a lack of knowledge, training, and practice, many hold themselves apart from this knowing and thus their medium abilities.

A medium often receives this energy through blocks of thought, feelings, vibrations, or visions.  Most people have default ways in which they translate this information.  Here are the five different types of mediumship:


1. Verbal Mediums

Verbal mediums are the most commonly thought of medium.  These are people who channel spirit by talking about what they see, hear, or sense. Theresa Caputo The Long Island Medium and Sylvia Brown are popular examples of verbal mediums.  They may feel as though spirit enters their bodies and controls their voice and actions, or they may simply translate the thoughts that are received.


2. Literary Mediums

Literary mediums, as is my area of mediumship, channel through means of writing.  They are able to receive blocks of thought which they effortlessly put down on paper.  Many literary mediums report not being able to write or type as fast as the thoughts come and often don’t realize what they wrote until they read it back to themselves.


3. Physical Mediums

Physical mediums have the ability to move objects around them, such as elevating tables, tipping over chairs, or slamming doors.  These mediums work in conjunction with spirit to manifest physical phenomena in order to bring through their messages.


4. Healing Mediums

Another popular type of mediumship, healing mediums can channel energy in order to heal those around them.  This ability can be used on people, plants, and animals alike.  Reiki, chakra aligning, and distance healing are all examples of healing mediumship.


5. Artistic Mediums

Similar to literary mediums, artistic mediums channel energy into creative ways, such as painting, sculpting, drawing, or inventing.  Artistic mediums often report having something inside of them that has to come out, only to take to their form of art and create something divine out of seemingly nothing.


Many experience one or more of these channeling events at some point in their lives.  It can be referred to as inspiration, intuition, or a calling, but ultimately, they are channeling something outside of themselves and bringing it to life for others to benefit and enjoy.

Have you experienced any of these forms of mediumship?