logic and intuition

Balancing intuition and logic is not as difficult as one may think.  Mediumship, the ability to communicate with the spirit world, relies heavily on intuition. However, integrating critical thinking into this practice can significantly enhance the accuracy and reliability of the messages received. This article explores how balancing intuition with logic can lead to more effective and ethical mediumship practices.

Understanding Mediumship

Mediumship involves various forms, including mental mediumship (communicating through thoughts), physical mediumship (manifesting physical phenomena), and trance mediumship (allowing spirits to speak through the medium). At the heart of these practices is intuition, the inner sense that guides mediums in receiving and interpreting messages from the spirit world.

While intuition is crucial, it’s equally important to apply critical thinking. Critical thinking helps mediums discern genuine spiritual communication from personal biases or external influences. It involves analyzing, evaluating, and making reasoned judgments about the information received.

The Importance of Critical Thinking

Critical thinking ensures that mediums accurately interpret the messages they receive. It involves questioning the origin, meaning, and relevance of these messages. By applying critical thinking, mediums can avoid misinterpretations and ensure that their practices remain ethical and grounded.

Why is critical thinking essential in mediumship?

    • Accuracy: It helps in verifying the authenticity of the messages.
    • Discernment: It aids in distinguishing between genuine spiritual communication and personal or external interference.
    • Ethics: It promotes responsible and ethical sharing of information, ensuring that messages are supportive and beneficial.

Balancing Intuition and Logic

Integrating critical thinking into mediumship doesn’t diminish the value of intuition; instead, it enhances it. Here are some tips on how to balance intuition and logic:

    • Reflect on Messages: Take time to analyze the messages received. Question their origin, meaning, and relevance. Ask yourself, “Does this message resonate with the situation? Is there any evidence supporting it?”
    • Stay Grounded: Maintain a balance between spiritual experiences and everyday life. Use grounding techniques like meditation, nature walks, or mindful breathing to stay connected to the physical world.
    • Seek Evidence: Look for corroborating evidence that supports the messages received. This might include verifiable information or validations from the sitter. For instance, specific details about a deceased loved one that can be confirmed by the person receiving the message.
    • Continuous Learning: Stay informed about the latest developments in both mediumship and critical thinking. Attend workshops, read relevant literature, and engage in discussions with peers. This ongoing education helps in refining both intuitive and analytical skills.
    • Ethical Considerations: Always consider the ethical implications of the messages delivered. Ensure that the information shared is beneficial and supportive. Avoid delivering messages that could cause harm or distress.

Practical Exercises

To develop both intuition and critical thinking, consider these practical exercises:

    • Meditation: Practice regular meditation to enhance intuitive abilities. Focus on clearing your mind and being open to receiving messages without judgment.
    • Journaling: Keep a journal of messages received and analyze them later. Note any patterns, recurring themes, or specific details that can be verified.
    • Mind Mapping: Create mind maps to visually organize thoughts and messages. This helps in better understanding and interpretation of the information received.
    • Discussion Groups: Join or form discussion groups with other mediums to exchange experiences and perspectives. These groups can provide valuable feedback and foster critical analysis of the messages received.

Real-Life Examples

Consider the case of a medium who received a message from a spirit claiming to be a famous historical figure. By applying critical thinking, the medium questioned the plausibility of this claim and sought evidence. They researched the historical figure and found specific details that could either corroborate or refute the message. This critical approach helped the medium avoid making inaccurate or misleading claims.

Another example involves a medium who frequently received messages that seemed too generic. By analyzing these messages and seeking feedback from sitters, the medium realized that their personal biases were influencing the communication. They adjusted their practices to focus more on verifiable details, leading to more accurate and meaningful messages.

There is Room for Both

Balancing intuition with critical thinking is essential for effective and ethical mediumship. By reflecting on messages, staying grounded, seeking evidence, continuously learning, and considering ethical implications, mediums can enhance their practices and provide more reliable and supportive communication from the spirit world.

As you continue your mediumship journey, remember that intuition and logic are not opposing forces. Together, they form a powerful combination that can lead to deeper insights and more meaningful connections with the spirit world. Share your experiences, ask questions, and keep learning to grow both your intuitive and critical thinking abilities.

By embracing both intuition and critical thinking, you can enhance your mediumship practice and provide more valuable guidance to those seeking connections with the spirit world.


Rev. Colleen Irwin
Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Public Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. When she is not doing her Spiritual work she is a volunteer docent sharing Susan B. Anthony's history to visitors of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.
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