It can be exciting to learn about psychic gifts, then discover how those gifts are working within you. We put together a series of articles to help explain psychic gifts. Even though the topics are covered in a general manner, they serve as a great starting place for your psychic journey.
The Psychic Gift of Clairvoyance
Clairvoyance is an attribute that many people misunderstand. This is so because of a few reasons. Probably the biggest reason is that folks don’t want to appear “odd” or somewhat “daft” by proclaiming that they can see into the future. This is pretty understandable. If you relate any particular instance in which you distinctly understood a future event, people will mostly shrug it off. They’ll chalk it up to “coincidence”. Then, if you try to point out that this happens to you regularly, they may look at you a bit strangely.
The other thing that may get in the way is the tendency for the clairvoyant to believe in multiple coincidences, as well. However, if a clairvoyant has friends and families that understand clairvoyance, then things are more fortuitous. One may even encounter a good number of situations in which clairvoyance has been known to run in people’s families. But, if you are curious about this subject (after all, you’re reading this article), then let’s take a closer look. What, exactly, is clairvoyance and how do you know if you have this gift?
Exactly What Is Clairvoyance?
Those who have heard of the word “clairvoyant” have probably heard of other related terms such as “psychic”. While there is a connection between these two terms, clairvoyance carries a more exact interpretation. Basically, someone who is clairvoyant has the ability to perceive and sense things that have yet to happen. The reason behind this involves a principle that has also been recognized by well-known physicists. It is also one of the principles of metaphysics, as well.
That principle speaks to the fact that “time”, as we usually understand it, is an illusion. The way that our brains normally perceive time is only necessary for us to communicate with each other. If everyone perceived existence without the description of time, then it would be impossible for us to work together. But this doesn’t mean that everyone is limited by their perception of “linear” time (time that goes forward from past to future). Some people have an ability to perceive things “outside the box”. It may be an inherent ability to understand things that others cannot (math geniuses, science prodigies, etc.). It can also mean that some can see beyond what we call the “present”.
In the past, those with this particular gift, such as Nostradamus, were highly regarding and held in awe. Unfortunately, many charlatans have made large sums of money by faking this gift. But what about someone’s ability to be or become clairvoyant? Consider some of these potential indicators of clairvoyance and compare them to your own experience.
Signs of Clairvoyance
Determining if you are clairvoyant is a relatively simple process that only requires some close observations. Let’s begin with “dreams”. Read more about New Age Beliefs.
Dreams can be misunderstood. However, those who study dreams, in a metaphysical sense, understand their true purpose. On one hand, dreams are a method of filing away memories and information within your brain, at the subconscious level. While there are many who ascribe all types of mystical attributes to dreams, one characteristic has been proven. They are a direct conduit from our conscious mind to our subconscious mind.
Therefore, any “hidden” knowledge that is being kept from our conscious mind can often be found in dreams. How many times have you heard that someone has won the lottery by using numbers that they “dreamt about”? How many instances of so-called “prophetic dreams” have rescued someone from a serious mishap? Dreams are a serious indicator of our experiences in the past, present and even the future. But, the main problem is that the average individual can have difficulty remembering their dreams. With practice, however, that limitation can be overcome. Ask yourself; “How many times have I dreamt of something repeatedly and that thing has come about?” This is especially true of dreams that are unusually detailed.
This is a rare talent that not many people know about (even so-called metaphysics experts). While it doesn’t directly deal with the future, it is an indication of “time sensitivity”. With psychometry, one will pick up an object (possibly from a friend’s home) and have a strong impression of events associated with that object. It will almost feel like you were actually there and your memories will be clear.
Using an object to break through the limitation of linear time is an indication of potential clairvoyant ability. Genuine psychics also use this talent as part of their overall set of abilities. See Classes in Psychometry.
Déjà vu is a common experience that most of us has experienced at one time or another. However, if this is something that you experience on a regular basis, then you may be tapping in on your clairvoyant ability. When this occurs, take note of how you feel about your surroundings and see if there is any reason for those feelings
These are only a few signs of determining clairvoyance. Also, there are ways to develop this ability as well. Learning to clear your mind through Meditation and other exercises can assist with this.
The Psychic Gift of Clairaudience
Clairaudience is a psychic ability that you don’t hear much about. That’s because, for the most part, clairaudience is a very rare ability. In general, psychic abilities are talents that can allow one to penetrate a common description of our reality. In other words, for example, we’re told that time moves from the past to the future. But for those who can see beyond those limitations, then that person may be able to perceive the future. Those people are called clairvoyant. Clairvoyant is a combination of two French words (‘clare’ and ‘voyance’) meaning “clear vision”.
However, there are some who can perceive things from the future through the use of their other senses. In this case, clairaudience is the ability to clearly hear something that pertains to the future. This is not some otherworldly occurrence relegated to those who stare into crystal balls and charge by the palm reading. Like clairvoyance, this is related to the well-known scientific hypothesis that time, as we normally experience it, is an illusion. As such, there are those who have the ability to understand things outside our common perception of time. Like a prodigy who can write complex music at a very young age – with no musical lessons. They just “see” the notes in their mind.
The source of these heard vocal indications are a subject of debate. Just like with most metaphysical occurrences, a lack of direct knowledge can lead to a lot of speculation. Usually, these speculations are based on one’s belief system. For example, imagine if an electronic music player somehow made its way back to the 1600s. Where would the people think the music is coming from? A group of tiny people inside the device? The music of the angels (think opera)? The music of demons (think heavy metal rock)?
Where is the sound coming from?
It’s the same with us, in these ‘modern’ times. Some folks believe that the voices come from the spirit world. Some believe that spirit guides are assisting us and all we need to do is learn how to hear them. While it’s not the intention of this article to debate this particular question, one thing is for sure. There are people who experience this phenomena and it isn’t related to any psychological disorder. This is determined by the frequency and accuracy of what has been reported and verified. So, what are the signs that you, or someone you know, might possess this ability? Let’s take a look.
Hearing someone talking softly in the background
If you know that you are alone, but are hearing audible talking in the background, this may be a sign. In this particular instance, you will want to do your best in order to determine what is being said. This is the most important qualifier. If you are unable to make out any particular message, then you can’t know if this is true clairaudience. It may be a sound that is coming from a difference source. This is why it can be so important for you to learn how to quiet your mind and focus.
Hearing words that stand out from other noise which pertains to you
You may be in a crowded environment and suddenly you hear someone say something highly specific regarding your situation. You may be hearing the solution to a current problem. Or you may be hearing the details of a specific situation that soon comes about. If you can’t quite determine the source of the words, this can be very important. Learning how to regularly use these bits of “heard wisdom” can be extremely advantageous.
Other ways that this can affect you, is by suddenly hearing specific details from a radio program or television broadcast. These details will outline a situation that you are currently in and provide a solution to a problem.
You are sensitive to sudden noises or loud conversations
One of the attributes of a person who may be clairaudient is a heightened sensitivity to sound. Because of this, sudden noises or loud environments are irritating to those who have this ability. If you tend to feel drained when you’re around loud people, this can be a sign of clairaudience.
You tend to hear voices in your thoughts that give helpful advice
This is not to be confused with just thinking about a situation and coming up with an answer. This is a communication that “feels” as if it was coming from the “outside” – but is always benevolent. It is as if you (or someone else) were providing you with a solution to a problematic situation. It’s an odd sensation in which a helpful point is suddenly related to you. But it’s made the moment you stop thinking about the problem. The difference, here, is that it doesn’t come across as a regular thought out answer to a situation. It’s as if an actual full sentence was heard from ‘outside’ yourself and injected into your thoughts.
These are some of the signs that can indicate clairaudience. If this feels like something that you have the talent for, then try it out. Learn to act upon the information that you’re hearing and observe the results. It could be well worth your while!
The Psychic Gift of Clairsentience
There are a number of gifts people can have that go beyond the ordinary realm of perception. Some people think of them as highly unusual oddities that might occasionally be relegated to the gullible. Others can go off on a tangent and start believing in any so-called “psychic theories” that are presented to them.
And then there are those who have taken a solid, practical approach to understanding certain aspects of psychic phenomena. These individuals have come to understand that what is termed “psychic phenomena” is merely a set of physical laws. They are laws that we need to understand more thoroughly. In some cases, we need to “re-discover” laws of physics that we have lost with the ending of different civilizations. Clairsentience falls under that category.
What is Clairsentience?
The word “clairsentience” means “clear feeling”. It’s designed to describe the ability to understand knowledge that is being ‘sensed’ from our surrounding energies. We know that there are many types of energy fields that routinely surround us. A number of these energy fields have been identified through traditional science. However, there are also fields of energy that our current technology has yet to identify. This is easy to understand since previously unknown atomic particles have only been discovered in recent times. Add to this, this sophistication of the human mind and body that even modern science can’t fully comprehend.
Clairsentience will usually take the form of a “gut feeling”. This particular feeling can be brought about by focusing on a place, situation or another individual. A person who is clairsentient will commonly rely on their ability on a pretty consistent basis. This is why successful businesspeople can often be found to have the gift of clairsentience. It’s also one of the most common abilities to be taught in advance management training programs.
Signs of Clairsentience
If you have a predisposition to being clairsentience, you may notice the following:
- When you enter a room, you immediately sense tension, even though people are pretending to be jovial. Shortly afterwards, your feelings are confirmed.
- You suddenly find yourself feeling tense and upset when entering a new location. Then you discover that the location was the site of a violent situation.
- You sense that someone is looking at you and confirm it when you turn around.
There is a very interesting thing about that last point. People who live in places that can be inherently dangerous, like a large city, will demonstrate this phenomenon. Those who ride crowded buses or trains use this ability all the time. They will commonly tell you that if someone is staring at them, they can confirm it. They can do this even though the person may be behind them! This is a perfect example of using clairsentience on a regular basis.
More Clairsentience Indicators
Another indication of being clairsentient is the way that one relates to others. It’s not uncommon for someone who is clairsentient to have others seeking them out for advice. That’s because a person who has this ability tends to be highly empathetic and others sense this. When we know that someone can understand us, we seek out that person. However, it is also possible for the clairsenscient person to have their own mood disrupted by negative moods of others. In some cases, this occurs because the clairsenscient person has actually drawn off a bit of the negative energy from someone else,
Honing Your Clairsenscient Ability
For those who feel that they may be Clairsenscient, there are several ways to increase your abilities:
- Keep track of your encounters with clairsentience and write them down. Read them over (preferably out loud) at the end of day, before sleep. This does two things. One, it indicates to yourself that you have a recognizable ability. It will also provide a form of ‘reward’ that is registered within your subconscious. This will assist you in making clairsentience a part of your everyday life.
- Become acutely aware of how you feel towards people, places and things. This doesn’t mean how you “judge” everything. It means to sense what you feel, without any verbalizing in your head. This requires a special development of sensitivity. Here, you will want to distinguish between what you may ‘normally’ feel and what you ‘actually’ feel. These, at first, may be subtle distinctions. But, with practice, you will be able to determine the difference over time.
- One of the most important things, when developing any sensitivity, is learning to quiet your mind. There is a reason why just about all belief systems that teach metaphysical abilities also stress Meditation. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about Buddhist Monks or Christian Priests. The ability to silence the “static” of constant internal dialog is essential for the strengthening of the energy within us. It gives us the upper hand when it comes to listening to the energy wavelengths that surround us.
Clairsentience is relatively easy to access
Fortunately, clairsentience is an ability that is relatively easy to access. The reason for this has to do with our human evolution. Primitive man didn’t have claws and sharp fangs for protection. Of course, the human mind eventually developed artificial tools for protection. But prior to the development of effective, long-range tools, something else was needed. That “something” was a heightened sense of what things were good and helpful and what places were harmful and dangerous. Today, we still carry those internal tools. They have only become submerged due to our current world environment. That is, in places where life-threatening turmoil isn’t a daily reality. The people who live in dangerous places have learned to use clairsentience in order to survive. Why not develop that ability in order to meet the challenges of your world?
The Psychic Gift of Mediumship
These days, there is a tremendous amount of interest in psychic phenomena. One of the most controversial is known as “Mediumship”. And there is a good reason for this. People have a great need for knowing how to improve their lives through otherworldly assistance. There are also those who desperately wish to contact the “other side”. This may be for the purposes of contacting loved ones who have passed away. Needless to say, there are a great many unscrupulous individuals who would like to cash in on those needs.
What IS Mediumship?
Most importantly, the colorful history of mediumship is a discussion for another time. In this article, I’m going to discuss genuine Mediumship. I’ll talk about what it entails and how to determine if you have the ability that this requires. For those who do, I will point out some ways that you can increase these abilities.
A medium is an individual who can access certain dimensions and realms through their mental abilities. This is accomplished through a connection that isn’t readily accessible to the average individual. The concept of Mediumship is a relatively simple one with a long history. Therefore, here, we will limit our focus on the ways to increase your mediumship ability.
The Body as a Conduit
The food that you eat must also be of a more “pure” nature. Food that contains preservatives, excess sugar and artificial ingredients should be avoided. Therefore if you are practicing Mediumship on a regular basis, then you should strive to consume organic food. Also, make sure that your food is balanced for providing all the necessary vitamins and minerals. A body that is full of toxins can deter any entities from wanting to communicate through it. Think of a dirty telephone handle. Would you want to place your mouth near it?
To begin with, you need to understand that a medium is using their body as a conduit. This means that the practice of Mediumship places a strain on the person’s physical being. Proper diet and exercise is a must, in order to hone mediumship ability. This means drinking more water – but from pure sources. Filtered water will help you avoid any poisons/toxins that can be found in tap water.
Be Clear in Your Mind and Emotions
Attempting to contact another realm is difficult, if not impossible, if your thoughts are cluttered with unnecessary thoughts and emotions. It would be like trying to navigate a vehicle when there is a thick cloud of fog. If you are going through some form of emotional turmoil, then postpone your contact attempts!
However, you can overcome any extraneous thoughts and emotions by taking the time to meditate, prior to contact attempts. This is especially true if you are trying to contact a specific entity. Mediumship is a practice that requires exceptional focus and single-mindedness. You develop this ability through Meditation.
Understand the Different Types Of Mediumship Practices
There are different types of Mediumship experiences. If you have already ascertained that you have these abilities, you need to try them all out. That’s because you may have a strong inclination to excel at one specific type of Mediumship. Possibly even a type that you may not yet be familiar with!
Experiment with your mediumship sensitivity in different ways. You can make a habit of visiting old, abandoned buildings and quiet your thoughts. Do you feel the presence of any spirits there? You can also visit a store that sells personal antique items, such as hairbrushes and other toiletry items. The reason for this has to do with these items having had close physical contact with others who have since died.
You can also try other mediumship conduit forms, such as Automatic Writing. However, those who genuinely practice Mediumship tend to say that vocal communication works the best. Automatic Writing may be contaminated with an ideomotor effect, and is not always a sure way to determine contact with a spiritual entity.
Assisting Mediumship Practices
There are other things that can assist you in your Mediumship practices. For example, you should create a brief ritual that begins and ends your mediumship practice. This will serve the purpose of letting the other side know that you are going to attempt to contact it. The ending ritual should be one that offers thanks to any cooperation that you have received.
The second thing to consider is attempting to contact what is known as a “Gatekeeper”. This is an entity that will assist you in reaching the other side. The entity is also quite useful for helping you to contact a specific spirit. And, more to the point, protect you from any spiritual entities that desire to do you harm.
Proceed with caution
Remember, attempting to contact the spiritual realm is not always the safest thing to do! That’s because the spiritual realm has a number of different dimensions. Some of those dimensions are inhabited by entities that you might not want to be in contact with!
If you believe that you have a predilection for Mediumship, then by all means pursue it. It is also suggested that you find a genuine medium that can assist you in your practices.