We are all born psychic … or at least with the ability to become psychic. For some of us, this ability activates naturally, usually when we undertake certain spiritual practices. However, for others, this ability it remains latent within until a conscious decision is made to focus on activity it. There are certain techniques are specifically oriented towards activity, developing and even enhancing psychic abilities, depending of what the end goal is for using them – is it for spiritual healing, to guide others (ie through the reading of tarot or oracle cards), or even obtaining personal enlightenment and connection with the higher forces in the universe.
While everyone can develop their psychic abilities, it may not be a particular individual’s destiny to have this as a priority. It may be much more important for someone to learn a particular skill not directly relating to anything psychic, though every skill can be enhanced by introducing a psychic element to it.
Some people are afraid of developing their psychic abilities because they feel these abilities of “bad” or “negative”. In truth, the abilities themselves are natural. It is what we chose to do with our gifts that could determine the outcome. For example, if you use your psychic abilities to scan a person’s auric field before giving them an energetic healing, then you see clearly exactly what part of needs special attention and tune in to the exact magnetic energy required to heal that person. If, on the other hand, you use your psychic ability to purposely manipulate or bring harm to someone else, then this is obviously a misuse of that ability.
Psychic development is learning how to open ourselves up to our heightened intuition, to our guides, archangels, and even Divine Spirit, allowing us to “hear” their guidance. Our “hearing” is not always through sound as we are familiar with on this physical plane – it could be through vision (both manifestation as well as images), touch, taste and smell. These are what is termed as the “Clairs” – the eight psychic senses.
Clairvoyance (clear seeing): Receiving extrasensory impressions and symbols in the form of mental images through their mind’s eye (third eye) via experiencing vivid dreams, visions, mental images and mini-movies that flash into your inner awareness. You may be able to see the colors of the energy fields (auras) around people, plants, and animals, or see angels, ghosts, or other beings. A clairvoyant may have the ability to see the future (precognition), to clarify and illuminate the present (most common) and see the past (postcognition).
Claircognizance (clear knowing): Suddenly knowing, a stroke of instant insight, a persistent awareness that someone is not being truth even when there is no physical evidence. Many individuals confuse claircognizance (clear knowing) with clairempathy (clear emotion) or clairsentience (clear physical feeling) because their “knowing” is quickly followed by either a personal emotional or physical reaction to the insight.
Clairaudience (clear hearing): Perceiving sounds, words or noise from the spiritual or ethereal realm (either outside or in your head). An example is that you are driving to work and suddenly hear “Take the next exit.” There is no one in the vehicle with you. You take the next exit instead of driving your usual route only to discover you have avoided an accident.
Clairempathy (clear emotion): Sensing other people’s emotions, thoughts and symptoms. It is the awareness or perception of emotional energy. Empaths need self-care and psychic protection techniques to successfully manage their empathic nature and shield themselves from energetic overload. The difference between clairempathy and clairsentience is that empaths sense the emotion/energy whereas sentients experience the emotion/energy.
Clairsentience (clear physical feeling): Obtaining intuitive insight by way of a physical experience in their body, ie a “gut feeling” or “something doesn’t feel right”. They can feel the physical and emotional pain of another person, or place where tragic event has occurred.
Clairtangency (clear touching): The ability to perceive facts about an event or person by contact with or proximity to the object or person, is also known as psychometry. A clairvoyant medium uses the spirit world to garner intuitive insight while psychometry uses an object or person to dial into intuitive insight. The insight, through either method, may come through in mental images (clairvoyance), sound (clairaudient), emotion (clairempathy), or physical sensation (clairsentience), etc.
Clairsalience (clear smelling): Insights come through the perception of smell, such as smelling a fragrance or odor of a substance, person, place, or animal that is not in your immediate surroundings. An example is getting a strong whiff of your deceased grandmother’s favour perfume, scent or flower. Experiencing such scents might trigger the other senses to “see,” “hear” or “feel” what a spirit is trying to communicate.
Clairgustance (clear tasting): Receiving psychic information through the sense of taste, without having any physical source of that taste. For example, tasting a favorite food or drink from a loved one who has passed away. Some detectives investigating crimes sometimes get an unexplained taste in their mouths, such as blood or a certain chemical that relates to a specific type of drug, which gives them the guidance they need to find out what really happened.
If you are interested in developing and enhancing your own psychic abilities, the next Psychic Development course will be commencing on Friday, 7 June 2019 at the Isian Centre of Metaphysics.
This is five week course where a whole range of psychic abilities will be explained and more importantly, where participants will be given the opportunity to experiment and practice for themselves.