Tuesday, 14 August 2007

What is the difference between being psychic and intuitive?

NOUN - Psychic
1. A person who supposedly contacts the dead. A medium.
In gnostic theologian Valentinus' triadic grouping of man the second type; a person focused on intellectual reality (the other two being hylic and pneumatic).
Well…, I am definitely not a medium (you know…, like Whoopi Goldberg in the movie Ghost) – and explanation two went over my head.
To put it into plain English, I would say that the term “psychic” is an umbrella term. It denotes the various kinds of psychic abilities available to us. Everybody has psychic ability – it’s just that some choose to ignore this or don’t believe in it at all (and thus do not realise the ability), some dabble in it and others realistically manifest it. Calling somebody psychic is like saying you are a musician or a doctor – the question is what kind of musician or what type of doctor: One could be more adept at one or two of the clairs for example (clairvoyance, clairsentience or clairaudience); one could classify oneself as an empath, tarot reader, cheirologist (God knows if I spelt that correctly – not even the mighty WORD has that in its repertoire – it’s people who read hands ((not only palms))) or channeller; etc. The list is long…
The thing is that a psychic will in all probability rely on several means to perform this psychic-thing, concentrating on and specialising in one or two specific areas. And, yes, one would also find psychic mediums.

An intuitive, on the other hand, relies slightly more on basic – yup, you guessed it! – intuition.
Everybody is born with an innate sense of intuition. Sorry loveys, but you can’t get away from that fact. Once again, however, it can be realised, or not. We use intuition even if you ignore the existence of it – all of us use it in our daily activities and business. It is not something you think about – and is part and parcel of the human make-up. Simply put, it’s a survival tool.
The Oxford dictionary defines intuition as: - the ability to understand or know something immediately, without conscious reasoning - .
And – an intuit is someone who reasons through intuition. Go figure!

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