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Am I a Psychic or a Medium or an Empath?

The answer is yes.  If you think that is a nonsensical answer, you are correct, because the question is nonsensical.

We are all people.  We are all spirits having a human experience.  There are no superior spirits. 

Of course, there are spirits that are further along their eternal journey, like Mahatma Ghandi, Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. 

There are other spirits who still have much to learn on their eternal journey, and I don’t need to remind you of those who provide very funny, sad and scary daily entertainment with their shenanigans on the world stage.

What prompted me to write this article is one of far too many arguments in social media about “psychics” who dare to act as “mediums” and the other way round – and then of course those infernal “empaths” who are superior to everyone because of their emotional sensitivity – or is it lack of emotional maturity?

Which box is the superior one?  Which box do you prefer to fit into, and why?

Let me explain the meaning of each one of these boxes – and this is my view, so feel free to disagree.

Definition of a psychic:  An ordinary human being who is aware that there is another dimension.  The awareness ranges from a scale of dreaming at night to having brainwaves while being awake to being able to foresee the future, and it includes experiences of being aware of people who no longer inhabit their earthly bodies.

Definition of a medium:  An ordinary human being who is aware that there is another dimension.  The awareness ranges from a scale of dreaming at night to having brainwaves while being awake to being able to foresee the future, and it includes experiences of being aware of people who no longer inhabit their earthly bodies.

Definition of an empath:  An ordinary human being who is aware that there is another dimension.  The awareness ranges from a scale of dreaming at night to having brainwaves while being awake to being able to foresee the future, and it includes experiences of being aware of people who no longer inhabit their earthly bodies.

No, none of those are typing errors.  Yes, every one of those are correct – in my view.  How you define humanity and the connection with another dimension is your own choice.

I am often astonished by people who work in spiritualist churches as mediums, and who have more health issues than you can imagine because they don’t look after their bodies, and who are quite vehement in their criticism of psychics.

Of course many psychics (when sober enough and when not complaining about their ailments because they disregard their bodies) reciprocate by vilifying mediums because of their “limited” ability to communicate with another dimension only by speaking to spirits.

And then there are the empaths – more than the marketing guru behind the term could ever imagine – who are so sensitive that they cannot sleep if they read anything against their belief systems on social media, and who have this sense of superiority where they often shout out to the world that they cannot be hoodwinked because they are so “sensitive”.

I am sorry, but all of that sounds like ordinary human beings to me.  Granted, some people have an increased ability to get information from energy waves around others, but that is not because of being superior.  It is simply because they have an active pituitary gland and they are aware of how to use it.

Being able to use their pituitary gland to pick up these broadcasts of energy from others (in this and the other dimension) does not by default imply that the user has a strong sense of ethics, or that they no longer need to grow and mature. 

If you brag on social media about how strong an “empath” you are and how nobody can pull the wool over your eyes, then you still need to learn a lot about humility and about not being judgmental, and a few other simple skills like listening.

If you go on a fishing expedition among your social media friends about “a sailor from WWII who visited me with a message in the night – who among my friends and acquaintances can even remotely associate with this illusion?”, then you have a lot to learn about the ethics of using such an ability – and yes, every person on this planet has this ability.  We all need to love and respect our neighbour, regardless of whether we have a more active pituitary gland or not.  Expecting people to indulge in your general fantasies so that you can confirm you are a “medium” is not fair.

If you expect people to pay for your psychic gift, then with that comes a huge responsibility to ensure you provide words of wisdom, encouragement and upliftment, and that you don’t communicate death sentences or misleading future options based on your own needs and views.

Let’s get rid of the labels, and just be human beings with dignity and respect for each other.  Some people feel comfortable with communicating with dead people, and can bring comfort to others by doing that responsibly.  Other people are more able to focus on the here and now, and help fellow human beings to understand their situation and make more informed choices.  And others are simply human beings who prefer to just live their lives.

Of course, there are people with really strong abilities to receive information from the other dimension and help people in this dimension.  Many of these people have only one agenda, and that is to help their fellow human beings.  Many of these people charge for their services, because they also inhabit a human body, and they have to buy groceries and have a roof over their head.  This does not make them a special breed.  They are still human.  We all are human.  Let’s not forget that.

Elsabe Smit

Elsabe Smit is a well-known author, clairvoyant, and public speaker.

Elsabe helps people to understand the mysteries of life and Love, so that they can regain control of their lives. What would you like to resolve?

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