An Overview of Psychic Senses
An Overview of the Psychic Senses
Everyone has the gift of intuition. You may have a gut feeling, instinct, foresight, or knowingness about a situation. We use our psychic senses everyday without evening knowing. The question is are you paying attention?
In order to pay attention to our psychic senses we first have to know what they are. There are 5 clair senses (or psychic senses) just like their are 5 physical senses. The clair senses correspond to our physical senses: seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, and tasting. The five clair senses are clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, clairalience, clairgustance, and claircognizance. Each of us can use all the clair senses, but we usually have one or two that are most dominant.
Clairvoyance – clear seeing.
Our psychic sense of seeing is when we have visions or pictures come to us. It can come like a daydream, in your actual dreams, or in your “imagination”. Most people are highly visual and understand things when we see it in a picture or drawn out for us. Clear seeing is the same way, sometimes when I am clear seeing the idea of an image comes to me, it is not necessarily that I see it in 3D in front of me, but my mind creates the picture.
Clairaudience – clear hearing.
Clear hearing is when we hear words, sounds or music in our own mind’s voice. Maybe a song pops into our head, or we hear something our friends said that stood out to us. For someone that is clairaudient you will absorb information well by hearing it spoken out loud.
Clairsentience – clear feeling.
Have you ever walked into a room and felt a bad feeling? Does your stomach turn and you just want to leave? This is clear feeling. It is often described as a gut feeling. Or maybe we feel really good talking to someone who is happy and positive. You may be tuning into the emotional energy of the people around you. Many people who are feelers relate to the term empath. People who are strong feelers usually like to help others because they can easily relate to how they are feeling.
Clairalience – clear smelling.
This is being able to smell odors that don’t have any kind of physical source. Perhaps you notice the smell of your grandma or other relative. Smells connect us to past memories, as they are one of the biggest memory triggers.
Clairgustance – clear tasting.
Clairgustance is the ability to taste something that isn’t actually there. It could come to trigger a memory or remind us of someone.
Claircognizance – clear knowing.
Clear knowing is knowing something and not knowing how you know it. The idea or truth pops into your mind from out of nowhere. This could be a premonition that something is about to happen. In order to develop our claircognizance we have to trust in our knowings and have faith that the messages are from Spirit.
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