I’ve started hearing the phrase most powerful psychic when I began working as a spirit medium. I don’t know about you, but this expression makes me cringe. When I hear it, I imagine an eclectic woman staring into a crystal ball sharing with her client his or her unfortunate fate. Um, no thanks.
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Psychic ability isn’t as mysterious or weird as many people think it is.
In fact, most psychics and mediums (like me) are regular people who put on their yoga pants one leg at a time. We laugh, we get frustrated, we watch reality t.v.
After reading this, I think you’ll agree that the words like most powerful psychic are a little bit dramatic. Today, instead of kicking it up a notch, we’re going to tone it down a notch.
Myth #1: A Most Powerful Psychic Can See the Future
I think this is the biggest misconception of all. As much as I’d love to see the upcoming lottery numbers, pay off my mortgage, and move to Hawaii, it’s not going to happen.
Dictionary.com actually has a pretty great definition of the word psychic. Notice it does not include the words future predictions:
“outside of natural or scientific knowledge; spiritual”
I love that! It really sums up what psychics actually do: Obtain information without scientific knowledge.
What most intuitive readers can do is give you potential outcomes of situations. The future can change depending on your actions and choices. You can learn much more about future predictions here (as well as why some predictions DO come true and others don’t).
More About Future Predictions
I do believe that certain things we experience are predestined in our soul’s plan (which we choose before we incarnate). However, we also have free will and this is one big factor that affects our future.
Since we have free will, it’s almost impossible to predict exact outcomes because there are so many variables and possibilities involved with each choice we make.
By tuning into your energetic vibration, an intuitive reader can see your past, present, and where you are headed if you stay on the path you’re on. But, if you decide to switch things up, that is totally your call. This is one reason why future predictions aren’t my favorite type of readings. But of course, if you choose to have a future reading, you have the free will to do that :)
Myth #2: Clairvoyant and Psychic Mean the Same Thing
These are the various ways in which we receive psychic information and the phrase “psychic ability” is a general term for someone having one or more of these abilities. You can have one sense without any of the others, or just a couple. You can also have all of them with one sense being stronger than the others.
Another way to think of it is to compare it to cookies. Cookie is a general term. In your cabinet, you might only have chocolate chip or, you might also have snickerdoodle and oatmeal raisin. They are all different, but they are all still cookies. Make sense?
The bottom line: You may not be very clairvoyant, but can still be a great intuitive reader because you receive information via your clairaudience, claircognizance, or clairsentience.
Myth #3: We Are Gifted
You are gifted, too. Everyone has a gift – something that they have a natural talent for.
The words most powerful psychic are often associated with an extra special gift. That’s where I disagree.
Mediums and psychics are not “chosen” or have a better gift than say, an amazing singer. At the end of the day, we all put our pants on one leg at a time.
Many years ago, I did a mediumship reading and, at the end the session, my client asked me if I go to the grocery store like everybody else. Technically, no – I use a grocery delivery service. But, if I run out of eggs or milk, it’s off to the market!
Bottom line: No one gift is more special than another. Some people are really great musicians, very athletic, or are skilled woodworkers. We’re all human beings trying to learn as we navigate through life.
Myth #4: We Know What You Are Thinking
No, we don’t (and I for one wouldn’t want to know). Psychics who are empathic can usually feel how you are feeling, but true mind reading is science fiction kind of stuff. Even the most powerful psychic on the planet can’t read your mind.
For example, I did a mediumship reading once for a woman who wanted to connect with her departed grandmother.
During the session, the grandmother kept referring to a patchwork quilt that was kept in a Hope chest. The client said that she had no idea what this was. I encouraged her to make note of it even though it didn’t make sense.
A few hours after our session, she called me to say that she had spoken with her cousin who told her that their grandmother used to keep an old patchwork quilt in a chest at the foot of her bed. So, the point is this – if this client knew nothing about this quilt, how could I be getting information by reading her mind?
So please, don’t ask a psychic to tell you what your phone number is (someone asked me that once). If we want to know it, we’ll have to ask you for it.
Myth #5: We See Dead People
Not necessarily. Even the most powerful psychic might not be able to connect with your dearly departed. The way it works is this:
All mediums are psychic, but not all psychics are mediums.
Myth #6: If You’re So Psychic, Why Didn’t You See That Coming!
People who are highly intuitive don’t know everything about everything all of the time – it would be impossible.
The human mind literally has thousands of thoughts each day. Multiply that by all of the people in the world. That’s a lot of thoughts and energy floating around in the universe every second of the day. So:
It is not humanly possible to pick up on everything that is happening at all times.
When a psychic does a reading, they are able to turn their senses “on” and tune in to your energy. When the reading is over, the psychic no longer needs to be reading your energy, so they can turn their ability to pick up energy “off.” Just like with your television – you don’t leave it on 24/7, you turn it off when you are done.
As you can see, there really isn’t such a thing as a most powerful psychic. Skilled intuitive readers spend years studying, practicing, and working with mentors to develop their abilities. Being able to help others by giving readings is pretty awesome, but it’s not a super power.