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How do you become a medium?

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Aspiring mediums can learn to hone their skills through frequent practice, meditation and training courses. Mediums are individuals with strong intuitive energy who are able to communicate with spirits.

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There is some debate as to whether the ability to become a medium is innate or something that can be developed. Medium and author John Holland argues that while everyone possesses a level of psychic energy to some degree, mediums are born, not made. Holland claims that those with medium abilities typically see those abilities reveal themselves, regardless of effort.

On the other hand, famous British medium Gordon Smith claims that anyone can harness medium abilities with training. Smith's book, "Intuitive Studies: A Complete Course in Mediumship," claims to teach anyone to use intuitive powers.

Regardless, those looking to become mediums must spend significant time practicing their skills. Meditation can help unlock spiritual communication, as can medium training courses. Research training courses before committing to one, as not all of them are reputable.

Aspiring mediums need to have patience, as learning to harness spiritual abilities may require a serious time commitment. Before attempting to make a living from mediumship, practice giving free readings to friends or family members. Professional intuitive Erin Pavlina reports that she gave 60 or more practice readings before first charging for work as a medium, and still gave free practice readings frequently while accepting other paid work.

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