Who hasn’t sometimes wished to be clairvoyant in the Hollywood sense, able to see the future so clearly they could almost touch it? I’m willing to bet that most of us have, when we have felt unsure about our path and confused about which way to go next. Wouldn’t it be nice to just KNOW what would happen so that we wouldn’t have to choose? And risk choosing wrong?
I have several pieces of good news for you today:
• you can never choose wrong because the future isn’t set in stone, you create it,
• you have the potential to see beyond what you think is real, all you need is practice,
• there are many ways in which you can perceive beyond this reality.
Exciting, right? Let’s explore these ideas further.
There is no future for you to see into, only the present moment.
The sooner you accept this, the easier your path will be. Time is a man-made concept and doesn’t really exist. Your soul knows that the present moment is all there is. So there is no need to spend your time trying to see into the future - you are creating your future by what you do today.
What you CAN see is possibilities: if you don’t change anything in your life, what will your future look like? And if you DO change something?
As an example: if you spend time today using your clair senses to communicate with Spirit, your future will include more guidance and support from the spiritual world because you skills will improve and new possibilities will open up. The choice over what happens in the future is yours to make today - what will you do?
There are at least five ways in which Spirit sends messages to you.
Clairvoyance is just one of them - we don’t hear as much about the others for some reason, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. We’ll touch on some of them here - but really there is an infinite number of ways to receive guidance, and communicating with the spirit world is an individual process. As always, follow your heart and do what works for you!
To be clairvoyant means to see clearly, so not with your physical eyes but with your whole being, your soul. If you’re clairvoyant you will see guidance from your soul self, your guides and your angels with your inner sight, you’ll see images in your mind’s eye. These could be of things that are possible futures, or images of past lives, or symbols that you can interpret. They can be colors or shapes or outlines or anything else, really. If you’re generally a visual person, if you're good at visualisations for example, if images make an impression on you more than other ways of communicating, then chances are that your clairvoyance is already strong, you only need to tap into it.
Being clairaudient means that you hear clearly, so with more than just your physical ears. If you hear clearly, you hear sounds that originate in the physical world as well as sounds that originate in the spiritual world - including messages that those in spirit form wish to communicate with you. You may hear the voice of a spirit guide in your mind, and it will sound just as real to you as a friend’s for example. If you’re touched by sound and music, then you’re probably already clairaudient.
If you’re clairalient, you perceive scents and smells that originate outside the physical space. Clairsalient people report for example being able to smell cigarette smoke when nobody is smoking - and know that, when this happens, it means that their relative who passed on and used to smoke is nearby and communicating with them. If you’re a person who can be transported straight back into childhood when you smell baking brownies, your clairalient skills are already being used!
To be clairsentient means that you can sense clearly, so you perceive guidance as a feeling in your body. This is where intuition starts for a lot of us, that feeling in our body that something is clearly right or clearly wrong. The gut feeling you have about a person you just met, that’s clairsentience. The sense you get that a situation is not entirely good for you, that’s clairsentience. Many people have this skill without knowing there is a name for it, and plenty of people don’t associate it with anything spiritual. It doesn’t matter, what matters is that you know you can rely on your feelings in this way, that you can trust them and follow them.
Being claircognizant means that you have the gift of clear knowing. This is the most difficult clair sense to identify in yourself, because it really is based only on a knowing. If you’re claircognizant your guidance will come as a sense of being sure about something, there really isn’t a better word than ‘a knowing’. You know that something is true, you know that someone is coming, you know that the path is this way. You know things for a fact, even though you’re not sure HOW you know them. If this has ever happened to you, then you can consider yourself claircognizant.
How do you know which of these you are?
If you’re reading this, you have the potential to develop or strengthen any of these clair senses. People who don’t have this potential won’t have the desire to read an article like this one because strengthening their psychic gifts is not part of their soul path. You are here, reading this, so it is a part of your path, though.
Know that you don’t have to choose between the clair senses, you’re probably strong in several of them. The senses are there for you to be able to be better guided by your spiritual team, and they work together to bring you as much information as you need.
All you need to do is allow yourself the space to explore them so you get better and better at trusting the messages.
How do you get practice playing with your clair senses?
The easiest way I have found is to make yourself comfortable, either sit or lie down, and start asking questions. Be aware of how the answers are coming in. Can you hear words? See images? Do you get a general sense of the direction you need to go in to find your answer? Sometimes, even coloring or doing something soothing can open you up to your intuitive messages. Get a free adult coloring page here: Adult Meditative Coloring Page
If you can, keep away from the explanatory booklet for now, you can also get a deck of oracle cards and incorporate them into your practice. Ask a question, pull a card, and concentrate on it. How is the guidance coming through now? Can you see extra information in your mind’s eye? You’re practicing clairvoyance. Do you have a light sensation in your body? You’re practicing clairsentience - your body is leaning towards a positive response.
Like with everything in life, the answers lie in giving something your attention. If you wish for your clair senses to become stronger, you need to practice. Follow your curiosity to whatever way feels like fun to you right now - your future self will thank you for all the extra spiritual support they’ll be able to experience thanks to you!
Joanna Hennon is a channel, master manifestor and soul-led business mentor. You can get an empowering reading from her today!