Intuition is the ability to gain knowledge and information and understand it immediately without proof, evidence or conscious reasoning.
Intuition is a gift that everyone possesses. Some recognize their gifts easily while others struggle.
Intuitive gifts can be anything from the “Clairs” (meaning “clear”) to lucid dreaming, astral travel, telepathy, psychometry, moving objects, Mediumship, etc.
Intuition is something many of us have squelched in our childhood due to lack of understanding (especially by adults around us) and our ability to function with our gifts.
There are 4 main Clairs that are well-known as Intuitive Gifts. I like to add a 5th one that doesn’t get mentioned much.
Clairvoyance is “clear seeing.” If you are clairvoyant you will see with your mind’s eye, Spiritual eye or Third eye. Clairvoyants see in colors and shapes. They see symbols, Spirits, and Angels.
Clairaudience is “clear hearing.” If you are clairaudient, you hear inaudible things such as words, sounds, music, tones, and frequency. Clairaudients can also hear Spirits, Guides, and Angels.
Claircognizance is “clear knowing”. If you are claircognizant you receive inner knowledge of a person, place, thing, or object without understanding how you know what you know.
Clairsentience is “clear feeling”. If you are clairsentient you get a lot of gut feelings or are sensitive to the energy around you. Clairsentients receive strong first impressions. Because clairsentients feel so much, they may feel overwhelmed in crowds or if they are around people for too long.
Clairempathy is similar to empathy, but an actual psychic gift. Clairempathy is “clearly feeling other’s”. Clairempaths energetically perceive or sense the emotions of others. This includes thoughts and physical symptoms. Clairempaths read energy vibrations of people, places, and things.
How Do I Figure Out What My Gifts Are?
You start by paying attention on a more conscious level.
Start noticing what you are seeing, hearing, knowing, feeling, and sensing. Start jotting down impressions and symbols.
Start an Intuition (or Vibe Notebook as I call it) to document the “things” you are picking up.
You may receive “fly-bys” of information which are random bits of information or knowledge that come to you for seemingly no good reason!
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Thanks for sharing! I haven’t had a name for it (until I read this!) but I feel like I may have Clairsentience. I pick up on the energies around me. My husband always gives me a hard time about my intuition about people but later, he admits that I was right! Thanks for helping me see that this is a gift!
That is such good feedback Shelly – that people aren’t sure what to call what goes on with them! I feel you are Clairempathic as well (which goes well with Clairsentience).
This is something I love learning more about! I’m currently reading a book called Esoteric Empathy by Raven Digitalis. I have long known I am an empath but only recently have begun to see it as a superpower instead of a curse. After a life of being told “you’re so sensitive” I now own it and say “YES I AM!” According to your post then, I guess I am clairempathic. I am learning there is a lot of overlap!
Sounds like an interesting book – I’ll check it out (and wait for your review!). I’m glad you are enjoying learning more about it, and yourself.
Lately, I’ve been getting a sense of knowing on things that otherwise I wouldn’t have had a clue. This is something new to me and a big unexpected surprise. It came at a time when I was actively reading and practicing Reiki and chakra balancing. Perhaps, that’s why. Thank you very much for this enlightening post!
Hi Maria! Learning a healing modality can definitely start opening up your gifts! You are definitely claircognizant!