What are psychic ‘clairs’?
Psychic ‘clairs’ or abilities can be described as the ways you receive information either energetically or directly from Spirit; such as your spirit guides, angels, ancestors, or dearly departed loved ones. You can receive information pertaining to the past, present, or even different pathways of the future for yourself or others.
When I first began my journey I thought I was only limited to one ability, but as I grew and developed more I realized just how untrue that was.
We are all capable of these abilities and you are definitely not limited to just one. Just as we grow and change, so do our abilities. As you develop more you may feel more drawn to deepening a different clair.
Just as you go to the gym to exercise different areas of your body, you can also exercise the different clairs for yourself.
Here is a list of the most commonly known psychic clairs or abilities:
Clairvoyance (Clear Seeing)
This is the ability to see the information and impressions you are receiving. Commonly psychics or mediums will receive images or mini movies that play in their mind’s eye much like recalling a memory.
Information coming through this ability may also come through in your sleep in dreams, while daydreaming, or while meditating, or in a relaxed state of mind.
Other times, you may see repeating numbers or have many visual synchronistic signs unfolding via your physical surroundings such as billboards, licence plates, television, or even your facebook newsfeed.
Those with this as their primary ability may be quite visual, love to create or observe art, get caught up in the visual representation of movies or other visual stimuli, and can be incredibly detail orientated.
Clairaudience (Clear Hearing)
This is the ability to hear the information you are receiving. Much of the time psychics or mediums will hear impressions or Spirit in their mind; commonly in their own voice, much like a gentle intuitive whisper that can become a little louder and clearer with much dedication and practice in discerning your own thoughts compared to those that you are receiving from spirit.
Sometimes you may hear an actual voice outside of your head but this is not as common.
Those with clairaudience as their primary ability may be more musically inclined or enjoy and get lost in reading books. They may also receive more synchronistic signs in the form of songs popping into the mind or through hearing affirming words from a friend or stranger.
Claircognizance (Clear Knowing)
Sometimes, when you know you just know. This is the best way to describe what claircognizance is.
People with this ability may be quick-witted or are amazing trivia game players for example.
You may have the immediate knowing of whether someone has good or bad intentions, a knowing of a future event, or even what you’re going to get for Christmas without having any other clues.
Clairsentience (Clear Feeling)
This is the ability to feel emotionally or physically information that you receive.
This could be anything from a physical brush of your hair to walking by a stranger going through a heartbreaking break-up and feeling an immense sadness or hurt come over you when you are not personally experiencing situations that could bring those feelings on.
With this ability some psychics and mediums can also feel either past, present, or future illnesses and physical pain from others. For example, if someone has or had throat cancer the psychic or medium may feel pain in their throat.
People with this as their main ability are usually empaths who unknowingly take on the emotions of others. If you are an empath it can be very helpful to learn to become more aware and mindful of your own energy so that you don’t drain your energy or take on the less than pleasant emotions of others.
Read Guarding Yourself in Social Situations for Empaths and Highly Sensitive People if clairsentience is your main ability and you find yourself taking on too much of other people’s energies.
Clairalience (Clear Smelling)
Clairalience is the ability to smell information you’re receiving.
Here’s a personal example of how you can receive information through this avenue.
One night I woke up to the most horrific smell. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what this smell was, I just knew it was appalling enough to wake me from a deep sleep. I began to search my room, hallway, and living room. There was nothing to be found that would produce a smell like that. I went back to sleep and woke up in the morning with no trace of that smell.
Two weeks later my dog had been sprayed by a skunk that had gotten into our garage and I immediately knew what that scent had been that had woken me up.
Hopefully, if this is your primary ability you might smell things like baking, flowers, perfumes, etc.
Clairgustance (Clear Tasting)
This is the ability to taste information you’re receiving.
For example, you may be with a friend and receive a faint taste of seafood and later find out that your friend is allergic to seafood or possibly they have a profound love of sea food.
A Simple Exercise to Help You Determine Which Is Your Strongest Psychic Ability
Grab a piece of paper and a pen.
Take a few deep breaths and allow your mind to go as quiet as it can.
Take a few minutes to observe the picture and write down what comes to you, it doesn’t matter if you’re right or wrong. This is all about stretching your intuitive muscles and finding which abilities have the most potential for you.
You might envision galloping, feel the wind, hear the horse neigh, smell the farm, feel a sense of freedom the horse feels, etc. Write down every detail that comes to you about this picture.
Once you’ve finished writing down everything that comes to you make a note beside each one stating whether it was clairvoyance, clairaudience, etc.
You can then see which clair came up most for you. This is likely your strongest ability/abilities at this time. Remember, you are not limited to just one.
I hope that this exercise has helped you in determining your strongest clair/s!
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