Is clairsentience intuition?
Last week, we talked about intuition as a source of connection to all information. We mentioned four of the most common types of intuition and extrasensory perception. They are: clairsentience, claircognizance, clairvoyance, and clairaudience. There are also less common forms of intuition, and we will discuss each type during upcoming episodes. Intuition is important, because each type of intuition is a means for us to receive vital information for the survival, health, prosperity, and happiness of ourself, others and the world. When we know which forms of intuition are most prominent for us, we can tune our own “inner” knowingness into that wisdom and truth. This allows us to sense danger and opportunities, giving ourself more peace, vitality, and freedom—without requiring other people and things to aid or validate us.
What is clairsentience?
Clairsentience is a way to receive and know unspoken truths by means of the way we physically feel. The word clair means clear, and sentience means the capacity to experience feelings and sensations. The word was first coined by philosophers in the 1630s for the concept of an ability to feel, derived from Latin word sentientem, as a means of distinguish it from the ability to think. In modern Western philosophy, sentience is the ability to experience sensations.
The website yourdictionary.com defines clairsentience as, “the ability for a person to acquire psychic knowledge by means of feeling.” And thesaurus.com shares the following synonyms for clairsentience: “acumen, discernment, foreknowledge, insight, omen, perception, and precognition.”
Some people you may know who access intuition.
There have been many famous intuitives, such as Edgar Cayce and Bobby Drinnon. Although often lauded for their results, there is far less or no information available, regarding the specific form(s) of intuitive guidance that each received. As was mentioned last week, Einstein is widely quoted as saying, “All great achievements of science must start from intuitive knowledge,” and “At times I feel certain I am right while not knowing the reason.”
In my experience, clairsentience is a source of connection to feel what anything or anyone is experiencing. An analogy might be that clairsentience is like touching our hot stove, not physically, but by means of proximity to the stove, or by holding the image and essence of the stove in our awareness. So that could mean that if we were in the same room as our stove, but too far away to physically sense the heat, yet we do physically feel its current state of heat, we are clairsentient. We might also, for example, be in Philadelphia and hold the image and essence of our stove in Florida in our awareness, and we can feel its current state of heat—this is clairsentience, clear feeling.
Can we really feel ANYthing, anywhere?
Although there are some things that can block the ability, it has been my experience, that I can feel anything, anywhere.
Are you clairsentient?
Here are 12 of 25 ways listed on the website ThoughtCatalog.com, to help us know if we’re clairsentient.
- We are very sensitive to our feelings. We have strong reactions to negative emotions, and always seem to overthink situations that other people don’t appear to be bothered by.
- We are very selective about who we spend time with, because there are only a handful of people who don’t make us feel drained, exhausted, or otherwise inexplicably uncomfortable.
- We can perceive the true root of people’s problems immediately and clearly. People often call us their personal therapist, or come to us for advice or help.
- We are fascinated by things that are ancient or historical. When we visit places that have been inhabited for many years, we may find ourself fascinated, because we’re feeling the layers and layers of energy that has been embedded there.
- We have an extraordinary ability to empathize, to the point that we can even put ourself in the mindset of people with whom we disagree strongly, or who have hurt us in the past.
- We may have always struggled with our emotions in your life. We’ve had to learn how to not let our feelings engulf us, because at times, they do.
- We become uncomfortable in cluttered, dark spaces, and gravitate toward areas that are bright and airy. This is because we can perceive the feeling of an area, and understand that the darker and more crowded it is, the more, and possibly heavier energies, may be present.
- We may have strong feelings that are triggered by small, seemingly unimportant things. This means that we’re becoming aware of a trauma point that needs to be healed. Most people are able to just ignore those discomforts as they arise, but because we cannot, we can face, heal, and learn from them.
- We don’t trust what we are told, or what you see on the surface – rather, we trust what we feel. This applies to everything from jobs to partners. We can read them in ways that they probably can’t even understand about themself.
- We can clearly perceive people’s true intentions. It is immediately apparent to us why people are behaving a certain way or if they have ulterior motives.
- We feel a strong connection with energies and spirits that are nonphysical. This could manifest as a need to spend a lot of time in nature, or waking up in the middle of the night and sensing an energetic presence in the room.
- We feel a deep calling to help people. We can sense that people are suffering needlessly, and feel that our life mission is, in some way, to help them become more self-aware and transcend their pain.
If you’d like to read more from Thought Catalog, here’s a link to the rest of the article.
What’s the difference between intuitive feelings and emotions?
Please note that terminology varies in the use of these words. However, the words feelings and emotions are often easily interchanged in everyday language. However, the experience of each is as different as using scissors versus being cut by scissors. Using scissors is like feelings and clairsentience. Feelings are simply an awareness of the feeling, without urgency or pressure. On the other hand, emotions are like being cut by a scissor. Emotions are more immediately intense—whether by pain or joy, for example. The resulting emotional “cut” will urgently beckon us to focus our attention there. It’s important to note our focus on emotion can block our ability to accurately use our clairsentience. For example, if our friend just died, our emotional cut and pain over that death may be so consuming that we are unable to accurately access our intuitive clairsentience to connect with how someone else feels.
If we can feel anything, why don’t we?
First, because we’ve been directed away from intuitive information by means of societal norms and educational standards. For example, how many of us were taught to stuff down, bury, or pretend that our feelings did not exist? Second, we may have been (or are) criticized for being “too sensitive” by insensitive people, who blocked to their own ability to feel. If we care what others think about our sensitivities, or have experienced or do experience any of these things, it is likely that we are not able to be fully clairsentient. But may become so, with practice.
Intuitive clairsentience and information is available to each of us.
The wise feelings within each of us, also called the Holy Spirit and God within us, need to be uncovered, honored, and cherished. We can ignore it, stuff it, deny it, get angry about it, we can believe we’re not worthy to experience it, or in some other way, we can simply turn away from intuition and information. The question is…
Will we turn away from our own clairsentience?
We may be afraid of knowing truth, because it may require us to change. Or, we may be afraid of knowing truth, because it may upset our idea of being right. Or some other reason.
Will we choose fear or intuition?
If we regularly experience fear, anxiety, pain, dread, depression, suicidal thoughts, or other limitations to our happiness, it is likely that we are not using intuition or clairsentience to connect to the unlimited source of all information. If we were, we could receive the answers needed so we may break free of those unhappy sources of suffering.
When we are connected to all truth via any or all of the sources of intuition, we live in the expansive possibilities of learning an infinite perception of ourself and life. This type of open vision, and perception, allows us to see and be, in meaningful and joyful ways.
My relationship with intuition and clairsentience.
I have more experiences than can be included here. However, I will share that if there is one thing I would not want to be separated from, aside from God, it is intuitive sensing of all types. It has guided me to assist others to avoid physical death and emotional traps. But beyond that level of survival, intuition gives me an experience of life that is meaningful, real, rich, and deep. I experience a communal dance with nature, interacting with Earth, plants, animals, and elements in enjoyable ways. And in my human relationships, I am able to easily offer unconditional love to others, since I feel connected with them, their needs and feelings.
In my work and personal relationships, my clairsentience has provided healing to others in ways that I continue to develop. I have aided in the processing of old emotional wounds, mental thought patterns, physical pain, and other dysfunctions. Two examples which I will touch lightly on here, are when my father was in immense pain due to an infection. I allowed myself to be a conduit for healing for him, and he was pain-free in about 10 minutes. In another example, when my cat was experiencing her last, dying day, I assisted her to process her illness in a way that lightened her burden.
Is it possible to hone our clairsentience to access more information?
I have found that with practice, yes, it is possible to hone our clairsentience, and other forms of intuition, even amidst chaotic, external circumstances. In the beginning it can be challenging, since being disconnected from intuition is a habit that needs to be broken just like any other addiction. And that’s the way we need to treat disconnection—like a bad habit that kills our satisfaction, peace, happiness, and connection to ourself, others, and everything.
What might we do to be more clairsentient?
Here are six of many tips that can help us connect.
- Tip #1: Ask ourself the question, “How do I feel?” If we’ve blocked out or are holding in what we feel, physically or emotionally, that also blocks out our ability to feel what’s outside of us. To be more clairsentient, we must stay better connected with how we feel. As within, so without. If we only implement one tip, I recommend this one.
- Tip #2: Release our personal feelings, fears, problems, etc. In order to feel my surroundings, I need to be free of my own emotions. If I don’t, this is what happens. Let’s say I am experiencing sorrow and have also blocked out and stunted my grieving over the death of a family member. Regardless of whether or not I am aware of those blockaded emotions within me, they are present. And, if I were to attempt to connect with how someone else feels, I am very likely to sense my own grief and sorrow, and project that upon the person with whom I’ve connected. Because, I would have mistakenly concluded that the feelings of grief were not mine. This is one of the many reasons why inner child therapy can be so helpful to process old emotions and be free to feel ourself, others, and life.
- Tip #3: Release stress. Stress blocks our ability to connect to ourself, others, intuition, and answers.
- Tip #4: Accept that it’s possible to feel anything.
- Tip #5: Be teachable, not a naysayer who thinks intuition is, “a bunch of baloney.”
- Tip #6: Know our worth. We can know that we are as worthy as any being, to use clairsentience as a way to know things. This form of intuition may guide us to meet a new friend, learn an important life lesson, help us avoid danger, experience joy, and be our best.
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There are lots more tips, such as breathing, nutrition, exercise, sleep, self-care, etcetera, and there is a whole lot of great information available about the topics of clairsentience and intuition. I recommend researching it further, to discover ways to experience intuition and clairsentience as a way to find the answers you seek!
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A useful affirmation to support our growth:
“I let go and accept that change is needed.”
“I don’t know what is to come, but I trust that all is in divine order.”
‘I’m willing to experience life and myself differently.”
What say ye?
Will you hone your clairsentience? Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments section, so we may learn together …
Always with love,