Interested in developing your intuition? We all are naturally born with intuitive senses (clairs). Some people are just with the gift of heightened senses….mediums, psychics, and so forth.
Now, we aren’t talking about the five main physical senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Clairs are senses that help us connect with spirit, higher self, Universe, etc. These senses are types of psychic abilities that correspond with the five physical senses of seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling and tasting.
There are a ton of books, YouTube videos, and articles providing tips on how to develop an individual’s intuitive abilities. Practicing Reiki self-care is also going to help you develop all your intuitive abilities as well.
I’m not an expert on clairs so I did a little research and took a page out of Psychic medium Rebecca Rosen. In a popular Oprah article, she explained the five clair senses and how to develop them.
Basically, we have one or two dominant intuitive senses as we are all energetically connect in a unique way. Like radio waves, intuitive insights are constantly being broadcast around us. It’s just a matter of learning how to tune in to it using the senses.
To help determine what your dominant clair, notice if any of the following descriptions resonate most with you? Are you more of a visual person? Do you typically make decisions based on your gut feeling? Are you a great audio learner?
Claircognizance: clear knowing
Ever had a premonition? Claircognizance is when you have knowledge of people or events that you would not normally have knowledge about. Truths simply pop into our minds from out of nowhere. An example of this would be a forewarning of something that will happen in the future.
According to Rosen, “many philosophers, professors, doctors, scientists, religious and spiritual leaders and powerful sales and business leaders tend to be highly intuitive and seem to just know the facts with a sense of certainty.” If this resonates with you, claircognizance just may be one of your dominant senses.
Clairvoyance: clear seeing
Like a daydream, visions flash through the third eye chakra. This could be past, present and future visions. Those who are highly visual are able to better understand an idea when they see it as an image on paper.
People with clairvoyance as their dominant sense may to see colors of auras (energetic fields) as well. If this resonates with you, your clairvoyance is most likely a dominant sense.
Clairsentience: clear feeling
Empaths, listen up. You may be clairsentient without consciously being aware of it. No worries, I’m with you! Ever get a strong “gut” feeling about someone or get the “chills” for no apparent reason? You just might be sensing the emotional energy of someone else or the energy surrounding you.
When we are highly sensitive and are in tune with not only our own feelings, but also the feelings of others, this makes us natural healers and caregivers. We often feel inspired to pursue careers as doctors, counselors, and teachers. If this “feels” like you, clairsentience is at the top of your senses list. *high five*
Clairaudience: clear hearing
Those who hear words, sounds or music at “coincidental” timings. Audio learners (not me!) best retain and comprehend information when they hear it spoken aloud. If this resonates with you, your natural talents tend to lie in your auditory faculties.
Those with clairaudience as a dominant sense may be gifted musicians, singers, writers and public speakers. If this “sounds” right to you, clairaudience may be a leading sense for you.
Clairalience: clear smelling
I don’t think I’ve met anyone who is clairalience yet but it would be very cool to meet someone who is one day! Clairalience is smelling odors that don’t have any kind of physical source.
For instance, smelling the perfume or the cigarette smoke of a deceased relative is typically a sign of their presence. Those with a this distinct sense of smell may find that certain smells connect us to past memories.
Clairgustance: clear tasting
Ever get a random taste in your mouth but haven’t eaten in a few hours? Clairgustance is the ability to taste something that isn’t actually there.
According to Rosen, “this experience oftentimes comes from out of the blue when a deceased loved one is attempting to communicate a memory or association we have with a particular food or beverage that reminds us of them.” Those with a heightened sense of taste would naturally make great chefs, bakers or food critics.
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