Psychic Punx FAQ
Why do you call yourselves punks when you are obviously not?
The term "punk" is not necessarily based on the physical attributes of a punk. It is based in what being a punk means: thinking outside the box, rebelling against the norm, not following rules, being a warrior for something you believe in, activism, etc.
What does being psychic actually mean?
The word "psychic" has been pulled through the mud for centuries, and is still today a word that is profoundly misunderstood. In essence, being psychic means being intuitive or extra-sensory - someone who uses their intuition to process information or who has the ability to perceive subtle & external forms of energy through their intuitive senses. Everyone is intuitive and psychic to some extent - it is simply a matter of becoming more aware of our feelings and developing a sense of empathy for other sentient forms of consciousness. When you dream about things to come, when you get a feeling about someone or something, when you know in advance who is calling, when you think about someone and they call you a few minutes later, you are using your psychic skills. Some people are simply more sensitive to it than others and can access their intuition more easily.
How come I don't know any psychics or mediums, then?
You probably do! Because of society's tendency to dismiss intuition as woo woo or psychics as crooks, a shitload of people who have these abilities hide them from others out of fear of what people will think of them. There are also people with dormant intuitive abilities who shut them off because they don't want to appear weird or irrational. Many people dismiss their abilities because it goes against what they have been taught, either religiously or scientifically, and who misunderstand it as being "possessed", "crazy" or other negative perceptions. Embracing one's extra-sensory abilities is a pretty fucking radical and brave thing to do.
Mediums can't be real because they claim to talk to dead people, and there is no such thing as God or life after death!
The belief that mediums promote an ideology based on the existence of God - usually the Christian God - is a gigantic misconception of what mediumship is. Most mediums understand that they are doing energy work, that energy is based in one's intent, and that perception is created via our beliefs. We're not stuck in the Middle Ages and neither should you: most mediums stay updated on quantum physics research. We obviously do not have a scientific explanation of what we do, however our experiences tuning in to this energy has helped shape our beliefs about the nature of what we do and how one's consciousness and essence continues to exist after one's physical death, regardless of one's belief system. We all have free will and it makes no difference to us who believes what, we just wish people showed us the same objective respect and open-mindedness towards us than they would for more socially acceptable forms of spiritual or religious beliefs. Check out Mimi's YouTube Channel for her perspective on mediumship and other topics, including myths about this work, or on the process of mediumship.
How can you not be scared shitless of what you are doing?
We don't see energy as something different or separate to us, and don't judge the spirit world. We also believe we are spirits ourselves in a physical body. So it would be like being scared of ourselves. The fear of the spirit world has its roots in dogmatic religions and pop culture. Fuck that.
What exactly is intuition, anyway?
Intuition is your heart's truth centre. Most of us have been taught to shut this voice off and to listen to our "voice of reason", i.e. our logic and our mind. While it is imperative to use our logic, reason and mind, it is also important to find balance and to know when to listen to your intuition. For many people, listening to their intuition or feelings has become a foreign concept. Intuition is based in the heart and emotions. We all emanate energy through our feelings, words, thoughts and intentions, and this energy can be felt, seen, heard and known by those who are more sensitive to it.
Does that mean some people can read my thoughts?
Very unlikely, but with intuition, nothing is impossible. Most of the time though, it means someone who is more sensitive can know a lot of things about you the first day they meet you, without any prior information. For example, some people can see auras, which is your energetic field. Others can physically feel ill when they are next to people who are sick; others can sense tension, anxiety, stress or anger in another person, and can even take on these feelings without noticing it or understanding why. All these things are based in intuition, and are basically explained by energy being transferred from one person to another, and being picked up by those who are more sensitive to it - an extra-sensory person.
I see dead people and I don't like it! What can I do?
If you see dead people, congratulations you are a medium! You are most likely very sensitive and have a huge heart. Another congrats there! If you do not like seeing dead people, that is quite understandable. The first thing we'd like you to know though, is that you are not weird. You are seeing these things because your sensitivity allows you to easily perceive energy that others don't, and being sensitive and empathic is what enables you to do that. Hundreds of thousands of people see the same things you do too! Ask yourself why you don't want to see these things. Is it based in fear, like not wanting to be different? We hope that this site will help you embrace your gifts and come to terms with it. We recommend you find classes or likeminded people in your community to help and give you support. You may be surprised at how many similar-minded people you will find.
How can I become a psychic?
Everyone is intuitive and psychic, and we all have free will to access, develop and use these gifts or not. There is nothing unique or special about us. The only way to open up your mind to the concept of intuition and subtle energy is to be receptive and open to the idea. Open your heart and be more sensitive to everything around you. Get your eyes off your phone and open your awareness to things, people, feelings, sensations, sounds, etc. Notice things, observe, allow yourself to consider the endless possibilities that your logic refuses to acknowledge. If you have problems with doing things based in faith, the concept of love, or not having hard evidence to back up your experiences, it might take more effort and time.
I want to be a medium or psychic too because it's cool!
While there are so many amazing and mind-blowing experiences that come with choosing to delve deeper into intuition work, being a medium or psychic is actually a lifestyle choice, and that choice comes with commitment and won't always appeal to others around you. First off, you are dealing with energy that most people are not aware of or refuse to believe exist, and that can create arguments, fights and breakups. This is a very sensitive subject that has broken its fair share of families. It's a fucking stigma. A lot of mediums and psychics experience loneliness or choose to make that part of their life a secret, to avoid other people's hostile judgements or reactions. People may also misunderstand and think you have suddenly lost your sense of reality, joined a cult, or call you naive, possessed, and other nonsense. Choosing this as a lifestyle involves a lot of inner work and self care. Your energy needs to constantly be clean and up, and this can also mean changing your diet or letting go of toxic people or situations in your life. A lot of psychics and mediums eat a plant-based diet and have cut alcohol, for example. It's also a good idea to have a basic understanding of energy and intuition before delving deeper into mediumship.
Why can't I leave a comment on your YouTubes videos?
Because we live in a time of instant gratification, where trolls and everyone feels they can express their heated opinions on a whim, hiding behind an avatar or pseudonym. We are exposing ourselves and what we do completely and honestly, and this is a voice that religions, science, sceptics and trolls have wanted to shut up for centuries. It's our turn to speak up, and we want you to listen and think about what you have seen. If it's not your thing, you can always change the channel and move on. We are also reaching out to people who are extra-sensory but who have no resources where they can safely discuss their experiences without any fear. This allows them to view our videos without being exposed to troll comments or judgmental reactions. We offer a safe space on all our platforms.
Afterlife Interviews FAQ
How do you know that you're really communicating with a dead person and not making this shit up?
Because we are trained mediums and we know what we're doing. Our experiences are very real. Having a metaphysical experience with subtle energy involves seeing things in our mind's eye or physically manifest before us, hearing thoughts that are not ours, feeling sudden physical sensations or someone touching you when no one is there, smelling things that cannot be explained, or just knowing information without knowing where it came from. These experiences are very real for the extra-sensory person living them. The fact that someone else can't see or feel this energy does not make it less real.
Do you take requests?
No, we don't! We don't feel entitled to interview spirits based on an interest in their private lives, and we don't decide who gets an interview: a spirit person will usually show up and request it themselves, based on an intent we created - meaning, we are interested in specific types of people to interview, and those who fit that intent and who are interested step forward and will let us know in various ways, using various clever methods to make themselves known. We're not a ghost juke box here to provide spirit channellings at everyone's whim. The channeled interview portions of Psychic Punx provide an outreach to people who resonate with who we are and what we do.
Why do you interview celebrities or well-known spirits? Are you attention seekers out for your 15-minutes of fame?
In the same way that we do not separate ourselves from spirits (because we are all spirits), we also do not create a feeling of separation between ourselves and someone considered to be a "celebrity." We are not putting any spirits on a higher pedestal or approaching them with awe or worship - we believe that we are all equals. Rather, we see spirits who led a public life as individuals whose energy affected more people than most of us usually do, therefore someone we can all easily relate to, whether they did good things or bad things. It is easier for us to use spirits whose lives serve as a reference point for us all. All our afterlife interviews are done with the intention of learning about consciousness and ourselves and helping people who are struggling or who are interested in this shit; they are not about worshipping dead celebrities or using them to promote our own agendas.
How do spirits get in touch with you for an interview?
There are various ways this can happen. The different mediums on our team have their own methods of identifying when a spirit is requesting an interview. It can be through meditation, or recognizing consistent and repeated patterns or signs linked to a specific spirit person.
Is the information you receive during your interviews correct? Can you make mistakes?
Mediums are human beings. Of course we can make mistakes. We are dealing with very subtle energy, and do our best, as all mediums do, to "translate" the information that we receive from a spirit. Spirits send us thoughts and these thoughts (energy) are processed through our intuitive senses - which means we will see, hear, feel or get a knowing feeling or impression. We are not science fiction characters - we are normal, regular human beings who do their best, and who can make mistakes when interpreting information. A medium who makes a mistake is just a medium who makes a mistake. That doesn't make the overall experience less real and it certainly doesn't automatically make the medium a hack. It makes us humans. As mediums, we are constantly learning and refining our abilities to receive energy more clearly. With our interviews,we are mostly just having fun, and that's all that matters to us. We don't take ourselves too seriously, and we suggest you don't either.
Why don't you ask personal questions that will generate answers that can be proven?
We don't use our mediumship skills for morbid curiosity or for evidential information on a celebrity's private life, since we don't know anyone who can validate this information. We prefer a more detached, non-biased approach, which also helps us as mediums because having an already-set perception of a spirit person can and will affect what comes through. We refuse to speculate or spread sensitive information about a passed celebrity, and limit our sessions to personality traits, physical traits or any other general information that a medium will not have previously known.
Why do you edit your interviews? Are you purposely hiding or cutting information?
There are various reasons why we edit some of our interviews. The main reason is for pacing in between questions and answers to keep it at an upbeat pace and make it less boring - because it kind of is boring on its own. We can also cut out sensitive information or sections where a spirit talks about people who are still alive or provide information we feel should not be shared at this time, for various reasons.
Are you guys pretending to sound like the people you interview?
No! We are melding with that spirit's energy, and sometimes this means we can take on expressions, nervous ticks, gestures, etc.