Do You Have the Gift of Mediumship?

spiritual development Mar 09, 2022


Do You Have the Gift of Mediumship?

There is a common misconception that all mediums were born just knowing they are mediums. Maybe you’ve heard stories of young children who would play with ‘imaginary friends’ or could ‘see ghosts’ only later to announce that they are psychic mediums – this is only a piece of the truth. In actuality, it takes time to discover and understand mediumship. While it can certainly manifest in childhood, mediumship is a lifelong path that requires attention and care. If you suspect you have the gift of mediumship, I invite you to read on.

The most obvious way to determine whether you are a psychic medium is to think back to your childhood. Were there any moments or coincidences that are inexplainable now that you think back on them? Perhaps you were able to spill some details on a long-lost grandparent, leaving your parents shocked as to how you knew such elusive information. Did you ever have someone come to you in your dreams to deliver a message? Or maybe you were unreasonably afraid of the dark because unsuspecting visitors would occasionally just show up! It is said that children who are afraid of the dark, or consistently too frightened to sleep alone, are sensing spirit manifest around them. Generally speaking, children who express early interest in religion and the supernatural may also have psychic tendencies.

While it is certainly common for mediumship to reveal itself in childhood, you aren’t disqualified from it if that wasn’t your experience. It is more than possible for the gift to manifest later in life! Sometimes this can happen after a deeply traumatic experience or a profound spiritual awakening. Regardless of the way in which you wake up to your gift, it is important to be able to identify some of the signs in adulthood:

  • You just know.

    Perhaps you have a deep inner-knowing that you possess the gift of mediumship. If your intuition is telling you something, it is your job to listen and explore its messages.


  • You can see fuzzy or hazy images, symbols, and colors around people and significant objects.

    You may not see these images with your naked eye, rather you can perceive them in your mind’s eye. They can be deeply imbedded into your natural perception, so you may not even notice them at first. Pay attention to how you perceive the world around you.
  • You experience other people’s emotions as if they are your own.

    Have you ever walked into a room where someone is silently angry? Suddenly, you feel anxiety out of nowhere and are having a hard time identifying the source of your discomfort. Or maybe you have always struggled in crowds because you feel overwhelmed by collective feelings. Either way, if you can sense and take on the emotions of others, it is highly likely that you are sensitive.
  • Odd or unexplained experiences happen to you after someone dies.

    Maybe you notice synchronicities around the death of someone you were close to or have vivid dreams in which they appear to you. Sometimes a close death can be the catalyst for mediumship abilities so its important to take note of these experiences.
  • You have a loud inner voice.

    Not all mediums perceive through hearing (also known as clairaudience) or seeing (clairvoyance) Spirit. You may have a particularly strong inner dialogue or sense of knowing, that doesn’t necessarily always belong to you. When we tune into what is happening in our mind, we open ourselves up to the possibility of other voices (spirits) being present in our energetic field.

Of course, this list is not comprehensive, but if any of these sound like you, you may want to consider leaning into your gifts and learning how to cultivate them. To do so, you will need to develop your intuition, open your heart to this experience, and release yourself from fear. If you want to learn more about expanding your intuition, please see my article ‘How to Develop your Intuition.’ Additionally, I highly recommend seeking out a mentor, such as myself, to advise you through the process of stepping into your gift. It can be overwhelming to go at it alone, and you might benefit from an experienced practitioner’s wisdom, patience, and guidance.  I offer mentorship services and mediumship courses to help you hone in and unlock your own mediumship abilities. If this sounds like you, I invite you to book today!