Clairgustance is a form of intuition.
Intuition is a source of connection to all information. Previously, we talked in depth about intuition. 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—which means “clear feeling,” clairvoyance—which means “clear seeing,” clairaudience—which means clear hearing, and clairgustance—which we’ll discuss today. In the following Sundays, we’ll discuss two less commonly-known forms of intuition, called clairailience and clairtangency.
Is intuition important?
Each type of intuition is a method 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.
Intuition is not just for “gifted people.”
Intuition in all forms, is the gift, for us all. How “good we are” at receiving intuition is just a matter of whether or not we choose to be aware, be open to receive, accept it, and do something with it.
What is clairgustance?
Clairgustance, as defined by your dictionary.com, is “The paranormal ability to taste a substance without putting anything in one’s mouth.” The website goes on to say that, “it is claimed that those who possess this ability are able to perceive the essence of a substance from the spiritual or ethereal realms through taste.” It also defines the word paranormal as “beyond the range of normal experience or scientific explanation.” In my experience, although clairgustance isn’t logical or scientific, it is a natural ability that most people are simply unaware of, and therefore haven’t developed.
Here are some of my experiences with clairgustance.
The good …
Clairgustant information arrives as a complete taste in my mouth. For example, if I physically bite into this apple, chew it for a while, and then hold the bits in my mouth, the complete flavor of the skin, the flesh, and the juice are present. To compare that to clairgustant intuition, the complete flavor of the apple would be in my mouth, minus the actual apple and the changing of flavors that occurs during the process of chewing. With clairgustance, the complete flavor is simply present.
For people who are skeptics and contrarians, the concept of clairgustant “knowing by taste,” will be nearly, if not impossible to grasp, because to these folks, knowing is by means of thinking. Alternately, clairgustance is knowing by means of taste, which does not involve thinking.
I find clairgustance, in general, to be exceedingly helpful, and an enjoyable ability. For example, I use clairgustance at the grocery store. When I look at a food, I can intuitively taste it, which helps me decide if I like it before I buy. I also use clairgustance to select new restaurants and menu items. Many of you may relate to this ability on a smaller scale. For example, have you ever thought of a favorite holiday dish and then physically tasted the way it tastes, in your mouth? If so, you may be clairgustant.
The bad …
As you may well know, not everything tastes good! Personally, I would rather taste it all than to not be able to taste the amazing side of the spectrum. So I accept the bad tastes with the good.
An intensely bad clairgustant example, the most difficult one I’ve had, is when I was with a loved one as she passed from her body. Before she died, I experienced everything she did, including the taste in her mouth at that time. She was very ill, and the taste was wretched. Moments after her soul passed from her body, the clairgustant taste in my mouth disappeared. I was tasting her experience, from her perspective, and when she left her body and no longer tasted that, neither did I.
The ugly …
Clairgustant abilities are rarely known by people. Other people may misunderstand and be frightened by what and how we know things by means of taste, and they may criticize us or rebel against the truth. As a clairgustant intuitive, I had to learn to not take this personally. The good news is, I used their fear of the unknown, and their criticism of me, the same way that a farmer uses manure. They spread it, I grew from it. Instead of shutting down and making myself smaller, so they would feel better, I chose to learn more, know more, and become stronger. Albeit inadvertently, the stubborn people in my life have helped me grow in confidence, knowingness, and independence, for which I am grateful.
Will we stand in knowingness, or back down?
It’s up to each of us, whether or not we’ll put up with people who put us down. As the old saying goes, there are only two things that are never-ending, the grace of God and the foolishness of man. The fantastic news is, by chose knowing and intuition over attempting to pacify people’s insecurities, we become more confident, and our knowing grows even stronger.
What’s the difference between clairgustance and make-believe?
From my perspective, if you’re wondering if it might sound “nuts” to be able to taste things in ways that “don’t make sense,” well … don’t let fear hold you back from knowing what is true. Here’s what I’ve gleaned about the difference between clairgustance and make-believe, from my 50 years of experience. The difference between make 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, clairgustant intuitive message will be true. The clairgustant taste of a piece of fruit, will match the physical taste of the fruit, in reality. On the other hand, a reality-based, grounded, clairgustant intuitive message will not be accompanied by fear, desire, or emotions, and will not accompanied by mental constructs such as: anxiety, paranoia, escapism, excitement, drama, guilt, pain, shame, and any resulting psychological disorder. Grounded, clairgustant messages will not instruct us to do immoral, customarily defined as criminal, acts. Rather, when one receives a clairgustant message, it’s like tasting clearly, as a fact. It is what it is, the messages are what they are, and that’s it. It has the same, factual sense-feeling as looking at a math equation.
So, if we’re feeling fear, desire, or any emotion at the moment we receive taste-information, it is not clairgustance!
Are you clairgustant?
Here are 7 of tips to know! There are lots more, but try these on and see if any fit you!
- You can taste things by looking at them.
- You can taste things by imagining them.
- You know instantly if you will like the taste of something.
- You are good at knowing if a recipe will taste good.
- Harsh personalities literally leave a bad taste in your mouth.
- You have to explain that a new food will taste good, when no one has physically tasted the food.
- You can know what other people taste.
Intuitive clairgustant information is available to each of us.
The clear hearing that is available to us by means of the Holy Spirit and God within us needs to be uncovered, honored, and cherished. 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 hearing and perception allows us to see and be, in meaningful and joyful ways.
Why develop our clairgustance?
Clairgustance gives us a real, powerful edge to maintain pleasurable taste experiences, since we can know what will taste good before we eat it. Clairgustance can save us from eating spoiled or deadly foods. It can also help us know the overall health of those around us. It brings us vital information. And, on a superficial level, it can save us from potential awkwardness at a dinner party. When we know that something will not taste good or sit well with us, we can bypass that dish and not put it on our plate. That can save us from any embarrassment from not eating the food, or eating it and having to get it out of our mouth while in public. And, clairgustance can open up worlds of flavor to us. It can lead us to eat wonderful new foods that we never had before, which can lead to joyful, meaningful experiences in life, love, and around the dining table. Clairgustance is a solid, stable connection to truth within taste. And this provides an ease, a peace. Personally, I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
Is it possible to hone our clairgustance to access more information?
I have found that with practice, yes, it is possible to hone our clairgustance, 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.
Here are 14 of the most prominent ways to explore and develop clairgustance.
There are innumerable ways to hone clairgustance. Try some of these and see what works for you, or find your own!
- Be aware of what we are tasting, even when we are not eating. In order to be aware, we need to not do the 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 intuitive information.
- Be open to receive. That means allowing truth, not fearing it or desiring a specific truth.
- Accept it. That means knowing it fully. It means not limiting our capacity for truth by fearing, denying, repressing and/or suppressing.
- 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.
- Practice makes confidence. Keep exploring and noticing what you notice. Allow yourself to be inwardly pleased about your choice to learn.
- Develop the other forms of intuition. By using many forms together, it is validating and solidifying, providing even more details and greater accuracy.
- Take care of ourself, in general. The healthier, happier, and less stressed we are, the more open we are to new information.
- Trust that we are cared for, protected, and it’s OK. Regardless of what information we receive.
- Accept that other people may not understand. And drop the complex about it. Because it’s OK to know things that other people don’t!
- 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 are unavoidable.
- 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.
- Affirm: “I can taste truth from any distance.”
- 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.
- Spend time in nature, not thinking. Because it can help us know the truth between the sounds. It’s a great place to practice.
Support for learning and live Zoom meetings!
There are lots of 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 clairaudience and intuition. Doing it alone can be challenging. Join us for live support via Zoom, every Friday from noon to one Eastern Time. We’ll meet to share the intuitive experiences and questions we encountered during the week as we applied the tips to hone our intuition! If you’re opposed to group leaning, join anyway! The lessons you’ll learn by listening to the exploration and experiences of others will be invaluable. Also, it’s a place that’s free of judgment, criticism, and bullying, so you are free to experience and share without fear. I’ll be leading the meetings to give extra tips and tools, and make sure that no one’s storytelling takes over the meeting. I’ll also make sure we stay on task and spur you on to grow. And, group meetings are much less expensive than one-on-one mentoring. To register, click here for Group Growth via Zoom and donate at least $30 per month to attend all meetings, for as long and often as you wish and you may cancel at any time. So get registered and get on the ball! Just click here for Group Growth via Zoom.
I also recommend reading Laura Day’s book, titled, Practical Intuition. It’s the first book I used as I began developing my intuitive abilities in my 20s, and it has helped me tremendously. It’s easy to read and has fun exercises.
What say ye?
Share your thoughts and feelings in the comments section, and let’s learn to get more connected to intuition together …
Always with love,