Harness Your Intuitive Powers!
We are all psychic to some degree. Even if you don’t think you are, take a moment to recall a time when you ‘thought’ of a friend and then they called you or you bumped into them while you were out, or when you just ‘know’ who is on the phone when it rings. We have all had a time where we have had a gut instinct about a person or situation. You may have been relieved when you did, or been regretful when you did not take heed!
We need to learn to follow our intuition and take action when guidance comes, as intuition is God’s gift to us. Because of our busy lives and changes in society over time, many people have lost their connection to not only the Divine but also their inner and higher selves. Children are born with heightened psychic abilities, but if left ignored, doubted or unnoticed, they can easily be lost, especially by the age of about seven. That is not to say they are lost for good, but rather tucked away or shelved. The potential is always there for these natural gifts to come back, which is why many believe it is so important for children’s natural abilities to be nurtured, supported, encouraged and protected. This also applies to adults. If you take a moment to reflect that we are spiritual beings living in human bodies, you will intuitively know that your psychic senses are a natural, God-given part of yourself.
Ego vs Intuition
Many of us doubt our intuitive abilities, and question or even ignore guidance or intuitive feelings that we get. There is often a battle between what is known as the ‘ego’ (our mind or intellect), and what is coming from our intuition.
After a while of practising being in a conscious, mindful state of awareness and having a go at psychic techniques or using tools, you will be able to not only more quickly discern between the two, but also learn to shut down the voice of the ego, and turn up your psychic receptors.
Your intuition is screaming for you to notice and follow its guidance which comes in many forms such as ideas, thoughts, visions or feelings. It is important to trust the signs and messages that you receive; stay open and aware; and also take action.
Learn about the Psychic Senses (the ‘Clairs’)
There are four main psychic senses that we use to gain information and guidance from our Higher Self (otherwise known as the Holy Spirit), or from other dimensions. They are: clairvoyance (clear seeing), clairaudience (clear hearing), clairsentience (clear feeling) and claircognizance (clear knowing).
You may have one primary clair ability that comes more naturally to you, or a combination of a few or even all of them. My primary clair ability is clairsentience, as I often get strong intuitive feelings that I have learned to trust and follow, however, it is also combined with senses of ‘knowing’, ‘hearing, ‘and sometimes I do receive various kinds of visual images.
If you feel that you might be psychically blocked, you can ask the angels or your guides to help, and try using some psychic development tools such as clearing your chakras (such as your third eye or crown), or cutting cords with any past lives where you may have been killed, persecuted or frowned upon for your psychic ability. As strange as it may sound to some, it is not uncommon for people to have been witches, priestesses, shamans or healers in past lives. We can carry karma and hidden memories from these life times, or they may affect us on subtle emotional, physical or mental levels. You may also have blocked yourself from seeing or experiencing anything paranormal or supernatural because of an experience from your past that spooked you, or a general fear of having a visitation or experience of some kind.
Below is specific information about each different clair. Read about each one and have a feel for which ones resonate with you the most.
Clairaudience is a French word that means “clear hearing.” It is the psychic ability to hear with your inner ear, but can also relate to your outer physical ear. You may hear a message (word or sentence), in your inner ear, or from overhearing a real near you for example. Even when something ‘clicks’ as a person is talking is a sign of clairaudience in action.
Guidance can also come in the form of a sound or music. This can include hearing a certain song title or lyrics. In this case your ears are acting as a receptor of Divine knowledge, through the phenomenon of sound, and are often manifested through the workings of synchronicity and Divine intervention. On the downside, clairaudients can be very sensitive to intrusive noises, and can feel overwhelmed when they are bombarded with loud, clashing or overlapping sounds.
I have experienced clairaudience in the form of bells ringing; angels laughing or hearing repeated words, sentences or phrases. I have also had angels or people’s loved ones in spirit whisper in my ear. Angelic warnings of impending danger are often delivered clairaudiently too. I was warned of a potential harmful experience, as well as an earthquake, by being told in my mind, just before it happened.
To develop your clairaudience, you can work on clearing your ear chakras. Another good trick is to spend some time being still, and taking notice of all the sounds around you, from the gentle humming of your fridge, to a truck driving past, an aeroplane in the sky, birds singing, murmurs from people walking by, and even your own breath. Honing in on your hearing helps you have sharper audient skills so that you begin to fine-tune your hearing and discern the difference between sounds on the earth plane, and messages from Spirit; not to mention squelch the ego that only wants to cause you to doubt and question anything you may hear.
Claircognizance means clear ‘knowing’ or ‘thinking.’ It is when you feel with all your being that you just ‘know’ something as a certainty. There have been times when I have received information clairaudiently, such as a repeated word, which was followed by what I would call a ‘gut knowing.’ It is a definite, unmistakable sense that you know something is a true fact, even if you have no concrete way of knowing.
Some claircognizants have an uncanny ability to know facts that they couldn’t have possibly known otherwise. They are able to receive information from the higher realms, like etheric downloads if you will. Sometimes they may even wonder how they knew something! They also may intuit information about a person or place that they have never met or been to before. When I lived in Japan, I had many claircognizant experiences where I just knew information about people who were otherwise strangers I was meeting for the first time – travellers and vagabonds! I received quite specific information about them which astounded me when they confirmed they were true.
Claircognizants are often intellectual. They are deep thinkers, analysers and easily retain and articulate information. Claircognizants are often good at obtaining solutions for their problems through ther Divine cognitive skill. If you feel that you may have some claircognizant ability, pay attention to any ideas, knowledge or information that you receive, especially when they are repetitive and really trying to catch your mind’s attention. Always trust in what you get and take action accordingly.
If you would like to polish your claircognizant skills, work on clearing your crown chakra, which is the chakra related to universal consiousness. When this chakra is clear and open, it will be a more efficient receptical of Divine information.
Clairsentience means ‘clear feeling.’ It is when your intuition is guided by your feelings. It may be a gut feeling, a bodily sensation or reaction such as shivers, goose bumps or a flutter or tightening in the stomach. Your body as well as aura is a sensitive receptor which can be affected by the energies of other people, their thoughts and emotions, environments, and even spiritual phenomena. Empaths who are particularly sensitive by nature can have a hard time monitoring their own energy due to what they consciously or unconsciously pick up from other people, places or situations. This can also include world events, weather patterns and environmental factors; not to mention physical pain and discomfort. I tend to very easily pick up if someone has been crying, or is sad or depressed. It has taken many years to discern that these are emotions from other people, rather than my own! As you can imagine, being clairsentient can be potentially toxic, taxing and testing!
Clairsentients can feel the presence of angels, spirits and other spiritual beings. As clairsentience is my predominant psychic ability, I recall an occasion where I was at a children’s party, of all places. I suddenly felt at disease, emotional and moody and I could not work out why. As it happened, I was sitting next to an experienced psychic with clairvoyant ability who told me that a spirit of the lower vibrations was in the room. That was a huge ‘aha’ moment for me, as it confirmed how much I was being affected by things that I didn’t even know existed! My friend quietly sent the spirit off and cleared the space without me knowing, and I immediately felt the difference in the room.
To improve and nurture your precious clairsentient skills, try clearing you heart chakra, which can get so affected by our own as well as other’s emotions, thought and feelings. Make sure that you are well shielded, grounded and protected psychically at all times. It will make a noticeable difference in your mental, emotional, and physical health and well-being.
Clairvoyance is the most commonly known clair ability. It is often used as a general term for anyone who does some form of psychic work. The real meaning of clairvoyance is ‘clear seeing,’ or ‘second sight.’ It denotes seeing with either your physical eye, or your mind’s eye. To understand what this means, think of how your mind works when you are imagining, visualising or recalling a visual image, or daydreaming. Clairvoyance works in much the same way. There have been times where I have seen with my mind’s eye, as a kind of mental image of Archangel Michael leaning over me or another person. This was accompanied by my clairsentient feeling of his presence as firm and protective but also extremely kind and humorous. When more than one sense is in action, it is a validation that what you are experiencing is indeed real.
People with clairvoyant skills are often very ‘visual’ people who notice their surroundings and have an eye for detail. They may be creative types with an acute sense of aesthetics. If you are clairvoyant, you may notice fine details about a location, or people’s clothing, gestures and facial expressions for example.
You may have had a ‘dream visitation’ of a spiritual being or departed loved one. These dreams are usually profoundly vivid and moving, more clear and spiritually significant than your usual dreams. Some people have also had ‘visions’ while awake. These appear as a kind of movie. Visions are powerful, compelling and unforgettable. The gift of prophecy also falls under this category. Nostradamus, for example was profoundly clairvoyant!
Just as clairaudience can pertain to hearing with your physical ears, clairaudience can also include messages coming in the form of something you see or notice with your physical eye. This could be a sign such as a feather, bird, number combination, visual image or word that you see. An example of this is when I was when I was on my way one day to a gathering of likeminded Angel Intuitives. As I was driving, I could ‘feel’ (with my clairsentience) that the energy in the place and between the people was amazing, very high vibrational and building up quickly. Then, just as I was thinking this, I past a huge advertising sign that read “The energy is high!” You could only imagine my astonishment and excitement! Well I have driven on that same highway every week for years, I had never seen that sign either before or after that day!
Those with exceptional clairvoyant skills can see spirits, angels, fairies and other spiritual beings, as well as auras and light anomalies such as sparks or flashes of light or orbs. They may also see objects or symbols which may have specific personal or universal meaning.
Copyright © 2011 Natalia Kuna