We are all able to sense the world around us, we have five physical senses, and we also have eight spiritual senses. Much like you have five physical senses: seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smell, you also have eight “Clair” senses (spiritual senses). Some people are aware of one of the eight, and some are aware of more; the more you are aware of them, the more you begin to use them and develop all of them.
- Clear knowing – Claircognizance
- Clear seeing – Clairvoyance
- Clear feeling – Clairsentience
- Clear emotion – Clairempathy
- Clear hearing – Clairaudience
- Clear smelling – Clairsalience
- Clear tasting – Clairgustance
- Clear touching – Clairtangency
1) Clear knowing – Claircognizance
The clear knowing is the ability to know something without receiving it through normal or physical senses. For me, it is almost like a download in your head of knowledge all of a sudden happens, like a memory you know it is not yours. It is also a feeling of “just knowing.” If you always just know things and answers seem to just pop into your mind, you may be claircognizant. You may have no idea where the answers came from, but you know deep down, they are correct. Claircognizance comes from tapping into the unified field of either energy.
2) Clear seeing – Clairvoyance
Clear seeing is when you see visions or objects or events in your mind’s eye. You may see things happen before they do, or you receive clear images in your mind that cannot be perceived by the five physical senses. This sense is also described as acute intuitive insight or perceptiveness. You may notice symbols and colours which will help guide you as a clue to investigate further. When the third-eye chakra is open, it will become easier to be clairvoyant.
3) Clear feeling – Clairsentience
Happens when you receive intense sensations in your physical body. You may experience strong gut feelings or sensations in your chest that act as signals to act. With a clear sense, you quickly feel things to be exact — and they always are. Clairsentience is the ability to clearly experience the sensations of another person [beyond one’s own physical feelings]. Clairsentience is “Clear Feeling.”
4) Clear emotion – Clairempathy
It is common in many people if you’re able to sense the emotional energy of others. Clairempathics or Empaths easily absorb the energy of others, which can cause them to feel drained or anxiety. If you easily sense the emotions of another person or your environment, then it’s important to create energetic boundaries. Clairempathy is the ability to feel the emotions of another person or spirit.
5) Clear hearing – Clairaudience
Happens when you perceive sounds from the etheric realm. You may all of a sudden hear a song that isn’t playing or hear unexplainable noises. You may also have ringing in your ears, which signals intuitive downloads of information. Clairaudience is the ability to listen to things with the mind, outside the range of ordinary perception.
6) Clear smelling – Clairsalience
Also known as clairscent, is common when you suddenly smell specific scents or fragrances that are nowhere near you. You may even smell food or certain odors from past events in the present moment. Clairalience or “Clear Smelling” is the ability to detect the fragrance associated with a spirit. For example, a medium may smell the pipe tobacco of a person who smoked during life or smells the perfume that they wore.
7) Clear tasting – Clairgustance
It can be surprising because you instantly taste something that is not in your mouth. It may be something you had eaten long ago, which gets mixed up in the frequencies of your current reality, or something that your body intuitively craves for nourishment. Clairgustance is the ability to experience tasting food without putting anything into the mouth; it may include the smell of the food as well.
8) Clear touching – Clairtangency
Happens when you can know something about an object by merely touching it. Your hands receptively act to sense energy, which lets you uncover more knowledge. This is how energy healers sense energy with their hands, to determine where energy blocks are.