As psychic abilities are a natural part of being human, we are all capable to varying degrees. What we do with it is a matter of personal choice. Training is available!
So many people do not realize and never consider the vast difference between a psychic and a medium. In fact, the terms are used interchangably by many people.
The psychic need not be a medium at all, but through the use of instinct or psychology, or even mental telepathy, they are able to prophesy and direct along what seems to be super-normal lines. While they may not always be conscious of it, they may have latent mediumistic ability but are not credited with the talent.
Rarely do they use this quality of spiritual power since they are unaware of its presence and rely wholly ont he quality of their subjective mind power to form their demonstration.
A psychic does not usually attempt personal messages since personal relationships between the living and the deceased is not established. They are aware only that the gift they possess is more highly developed in them, than in the normal expression of the average human mind.
A medium is one who, through teh power of clairvoyance and its attendant facets is in direct contact with a discarnate entity. This ability enables them to give certain detailed facts, which prove that the knowledge is received from a conscious, living, communicative entity. This ability is factual, is not dependent on qualities of the subject mind. This ability is able to co-ordinate the subjective and spiritual force to make the message objective.
A true medium is always a psychic, but the psychic does not practice true mediumship since they do not have contact with a conscious entity.