Are Mediums Born with Their Gift?

In this article I'm sharing a common question that I get asked by client and of course the curious minded. I've also included the fundamentals of how mediumship like any career requires an understanding of key skills that do evolve and get better with time and mentorship.

Dear Christie: Do you believe mediums are born with their gift, or can they be made? I'm confused about how this 'gift' is shared/given with some and not others?

Thank You. — Angela

Dear Angela: I cannot speak for everyone, but my mediumship was handed down through the generations on my mother's side of the family.

When I was just three years old, I remember walking around my family home or even outside the home and sensed spirit energy — seeing spirits and animals, just as if I was sensing/seeing the energy of a soul. I now know that this is called objective clairvoyance.

Clairvoyance means "clear seeing" and comes from two French words: claire (clear) and voir (to see). I have vivid memories of seeing loved ones just after they passed, as well as guides and animals.

It was never explained to me at any time growing up. However, my mother always told me I was sensitive. I remember clinging to my mom's legs while she cleaned the house. I was "attached at the hip." When I was younger, it never occurred to me that sensitivity would amount to the role it would play throughout my life. It wasn't until her passing that our connection and relationship would evolve into a spiritual one.

Fundamentally, psychic skills are defined by an innate ability to process sensory data — both tangible and intangible stimuli — on an extremely deep emotional, physical, or spiritual level. Of course, this is a ra