What Psychic Gifts do You Have? The 'Clairs'
When a person begins to awaken to their true self and divine potential, spiritual or psychic gifts will begin to emerge and develop. Here is some information about the different kind of ‘Clairs’ that describe some of these abilities. ‘Clair’ is from the French language and means ‘clear’. There are a number of ‘Clairs’ that we all have the ability to use.
The term we all recognise the most is clairvoyance. ‘Voyance’ means ‘vision’, so clairvoyance means clear vision. A psychic vision is a term used to describe the way that those who are clairvoyant receive messages from Spirit. It usually begins with very short periods of ‘seeing’ things. It is possible you may be able to see a ‘picture’ and the more you develop this gift the more detailed the vision will be and the length of time you will ‘see’ it will also increase.
Clairsentience means clear feeling. It has quite a lot in common with intuition, because it a strong awareness that you feel inside yourself about the subject you are concentrating on. Generally, the term refers to a person who can feel the vibration of other people. There are many different degrees of clairsentience ranging from the perception of diseases to the thoughts or emotions of other people. Another closely related psychic gift is psychometry. This is when you sense something about an object while touching it. If you are developing your intuition, you may find that clairsentience or psychometry develop at the same time.
Clairaudience means clear hearing. This is my favourite as this is the main way I connect! Clairaudience may start when you are very young or during meditation. You may hear a voice speaking to you, or you may hear other sounds. This may be your guides or other angelic beings communicating with you. These sounds have been labelled astral sounds, as they originate from the astral plane. Clairaudience often starts by hearing a voice and/or a message in your head. Some people find when they first hear noises think they are going crazy and may wonder if the mind is playing tricks! At the start, this can be very confusing & scary. It is only with practice that you can tell which are your thoughts and which are your guides/angels. Note: If you are unsure at all and the noises are worrying, please consult a medical practitioner to be on the safe side.
Clairalience means clear smelling. A person can pick up information by means of the sense of smell either literally or emotionally. For example, smelling the perfume of a deceased aunt or the cigar smoke of a beloved grandfather are quite common experiences. Clairalience works in two basic ways; you can get the psychic/intuitive hit by literally smelling a scent or pungent odour or by acknowledging the feeling that something smells (emotionally) wrong.
Claircognizance means clear knowing. It is the ability to know something without a physical explanation as to why you know it. For claircognizants, their higher self or Spirit put information (in the form of thought) into their mind. This can be a whole load of information that is ‘downloaded’ into the mind or it can be smaller insights about people and situations here and there. It can also be an inspired idea. All claircognizance is characterised by this strong sense of knowing that goes beyond logic and by the fact that the intuitive information comes into the thinking mind, not into the heart or the mind’s eye.
Clairgustance means clear tasting. A person can taste a substance without putting anything in their mouth. It is claimed that those who possess this ability can perceive the essence of a substance from the spiritual or ethereal realms through taste.
Everyone can develop these gifts as we all have them; they are just dormant in some of us! By following our spiritual paths, trusting and listening to our intuition, receiving attunements and practicing will help them to open!