Have you known when something was true, even when it defied logic? Do you sometimes know what will happen, before it happens? If so, you may experience a type of intuitive, extrasensory perception called claircognizance!

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Is claircognizance intuition?

Yes, claircognizance is a form of Intuition: a source of connection to all information. There are four main types and seven total ways (that we are aware of), to receive intuition, also called extrasensory perception or ESP. They are: clairsentience—clear feeling, clairvoyance—clear seeing, clairaudience—clear hearing, and claircognizance—which we’ll discuss today. On the following Sundays, we’ll also discuss the less commonly known forms of intuition, called: clairgustant, clairailient, and clairtangency.

Why is intuition important?

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 awareness to 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.

Is intuition for “gifted” people?

It is important to note, that intuition and its varying forms, are not just for the “gifted.” Intuition is a gift for us all. How “good we are” at receiving it is a matter of whether or not we choose to: be aware, be open to receive, accept it, and do something with it.

What is claircognizance?

Claircognizance is psychic knowing. The word psychic, as defined by Merriam Webster, is “outside the spheres of physical science.” And claircognizance, as defined by yourdictionary.com, is “the ability for a person to acquire psychic knowledge without knowing how or why he or she knew it.” When we experience claircognizance, we know that something is true, without logic or physical communication. Claircognizance is the natural ability to know meaningful and pertinent truth.

Here’s my experience.

The good …

Claircognizant information arrives as a whole-body experience of knowing. For people who are skeptics and contrarians, this concept of “knowing” is nearly, if not impossible, to grasp. That’s because their version of knowing is thinking. And claircognizance does not involve thinking.

I find claircognizance to be exceedingly helpful, and a trustworthy companion. For example, I use claircognizance in my work. When I think about or meet with a client, I know their limitations. I also claircognizantly know various suggestions that can work for them to ascend that hurdle and grow. Many of you may relate to this ability on a smaller scale. For example, have you ever known that someone was thinking of you, or needing help? Did you call them, and then found out that this was true? What I do works like that, but with greater detail.

The bad …

Another everyday example that you might relate to is knowing the weather. With all due respect to the weather people out there, my claircognizant knowing about the weather has proven accurate and may have saved my life. For example, I was preparing to drive a pal of mine two hours to attend a performance. The actual weather was beautiful, I checked the weather predictions, and it was clear for the coming days. But something inside of me knew, “the weather will be fine during the drive, but it’s not what it seems. Take necessities for a night.” And logically, I thought, it wouldn’t hurt, so why not. My friend and I drove up into the mountains, we arrived at the theater, and we were hit by a blizzard. It was the big kind of flakes that cover the road with an inch of snow in about 20 minutes. The snow was blowing in waves and small tornado shapes. I knew, from my many years of snowy experience in Wisconsin, that snowfall like that for an hour may mean that we would not make it to wherever we may need to stay overnight. It was a two-hour performance, and we could be stranded. This time, I did not check with the weatherman, and instead, checked in claircognizantly. I knew that we should go straight to a place to stay. I called and booked accommodations. As we drove toward the stay-place, we passed several cars in the ditch and an accident, but arrived safely. The next morning, we saw a deep blanket of fresh snow, and learned that some of the people attending the performance last night were stranded at the theater.

The ugly …

Claircognizance can be a double-edged gift. It can challenge and help us grow in confidence, knowingness, and independence. Other people may misunderstand and be frightened by what and how we know things, and may criticize us or rebel against the truth.

Will we stand in knowingness, or back down?

It’s up to each of us, whether or not we’ll put up with controlling, diminishing, dismissive behavior. If we are in this circumstance, I’d like to lovingly pose a question. It’s the same question I posed to myself years ago, during an era of my life where I put up, shut up, hinted and alluded at truth, prayed for change and hoped for the best, then waited … waited, waited. Here’s the question, are you ready? “How dumb do I have to become to pacify this person?” When I asked myself this question, I was angry, then laughed at the ridiculousness, and then cried about what I would have to change, for my situation to improve.

Standing Up

As the old saying goes, there are only two things that are never-ending: the grace of God and the foolishness of man. Well, I found that there was no end to the dumbing down in my situations, it was never enough, a bottomless pit, a never-ending story, and my own dumb version of hell. The fantastic news is, by standing up for my knowing, rather than attempting to pacify people’s insecurities, I became more confident, and my knowing grew even stronger.

DIY Confidence

If you’re in this situation, consider approaching your confidence about your claircognizance like a DIY home remodeling project. Apply copious amounts of Home Depot’s motto, which is, “You can do it, we can help!” We at Will You want to help, and see you stand strong in knowing and truth. And indirectly, like a thorn in our foot can teach us to wear shoes, the stubborn people in our life, unintentionally help us to be confident and stand in our knowingness, by their refusal to grow and transform.

Claircognizance or “make believe”?

If you’re wondering if it sounds “nuts” to know things that “don’t make sense,” well … don’t let fear hold you back from knowing what is true. Most of what happens in life doesn’t make sense and we don’t understand it. Things like gravity, a spinning planet held up by air, and love. None of this makes sense, and we don’t understand it, but it is, in fact, true, and we all benefit from its existence.

The difference between making things up, and knowing true, intuitive messages, is grounding. What I mean by grounding is that it is grounded in reality. For example, a reality-based, grounded, claircognizant intuitive message will not be accompanied by fear, desire, or emotions, and will not be accompanied by mental constructs such as: anxiety, paranoia, escapism, excitement, drama, guilt, pain, shame, and any resulting psychological disorder. Grounded, claircognizant messages will not instruct us to do immoral, customarily defined as criminal, acts. Rather, when one receives a claircognizant message, it’s like hearing clear statements as facts. It is what it is, the messages are what they are, and that’s it. It has the same, factual feeling as looking at a math equation.

Are you claircognizant?

Here are 9 of tips … try these on and see if any fit you!

  1. You know and can predict things that come true.
  2. You rarely explain your knowingness to others, as your past taught you that it doesn’t help.
  3. You give others credit for knowing what you know, to find out later that they were unaware.
  4. You know instantly if it is possible for you to work with, be friends with, sleep with, or have a long-term relationship with someone.
  5. You are good at foretelling how situations will play out, in general.
  6. You don’t wait to act until other people figure out what you know.
  7. You feel plagued with having to take five steps back to explain claircognizant ideas that make life better, since no one else is on the same page of music as you are, so to speak.
  8. When you imagine a person, place, or thing, you instantly know their state of being.
  9. You know other people’s truth, feelings, and physical state, when they don’t due to denial, fear, or control.

Why would we ignore claircognizant truth?

We may ignore clairaudient truth if we feel inherently afraid of losing control. We may be in our limited mindset, and only want the thoughts that our mind generates to get our attention. We might also feel afraid of the vast capability to know anything, and the sheer vastness of the amount of information available. And, we might be afraid of whatever we may need to change, once we hear and know the truth.

Intuitive information is available to each of us.

The clear knowing that is available to us by means of the Holy Spirit and God within us, needs to be uncovered, honored, and cherished. When we 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 hearing and perception allow us to see and be, in meaningful and joyful ways.

Why develop our claircognizance?

Claircognizance gives us a real, powerful edge to know what was, is, and will happen. It brings us vital information. It might forewarn us of a car accident, it may inspire us to take positive action and do or say something that could lead to a wonderful, joyful, meaningful experience in life and love. It’s a solid, stable connection to truth. And it’s a powerful sense of peace. Personally, I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

Is it possible to hone our claircognizance to access more information?

I have found that with practice, yes, it is possible to hone our claircognizance, 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.

Fifteen ways to explore and develop claircognizance.

There are innumerable ways to hone claircognizance. Try some of these and see what works for you, or find your own!

  1. Be aware. That means not doing things that make us unaware, such as alcohol, drugs, TV, video games, unhealthy foods, spending time in low-vibe environments, etc. These limit or block our ability to receive.
  2. Be open to receive. That means allowing truth, not fearing it or desiring a specific truth.
  3. Accept it. That means knowing it fully. It means not limiting our capacity for truth by fearing, denying, repressing, and/or suppressing.
  4. Do something with it. Because just like you, if you regularly offer advice to someone who never applies it, you stop offering it and walk away. I’ve found that the same is true of intuitive guidance. It’s not gone, but if I don’t use it, like a muscle, it atrophies.
  5. Practice makes confidence. Keep exploring and noticing what you notice. Allow yourself to be inwardly pleased about your choice to learn.
  6. Develop the other forms of intuition. By using many forms together, it is validating and solidifying, providing even more details and greater accuracy.
  7. Take care of ourself, in general. The healthier, happier and less stressed we are, the more open we are to new information.
  8. Trust that we are cared for, protected, and it’s OK. Regardless what information we receive.
  9. Ask internally, before sharing claircognizant information with others. At times, the information received is just for you. And, people may not be at all ready or willing to hear what you have to say.
  10. Accept that other people may not understand. And drop the complex about it. To use an everyday example, whatever your expertise may be, you don’t expect people to understand the technicalities of your work, do you? Then stop seeking validation about your intuitive gifts as well.
  11. Know, respect, and fulfill the highest purpose. Like any tool, intuitive gifts may be used to spread education and enjoyment, or fear and destruction. Choose well, because secrets are temporary and consequences cannot be avoided.
  12. Don’t try. Trying is born from a fear of not being capable. Instead of trying, simply allow ourself to freely receive intuitive information, without fear or criticism.
  13. Affirm: “I release what blocks me from knowing truth.”
  14. Meditate. Because it’s like vitamins for the body, it’s a blanket of protection from stress, maintains health, and reduces the stress that can block us from hearing guidance.
  15. Spend time in nature, not thinking. Because it can help us know the truth between the sounds. It’s a great place to practice.

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What say ye?

Will you hone your claircognizance? Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments section, so we may learn together …

Always with love,