Last Updated on May 31, 2021
Thanks to the availability of information on the internet as well as the popularity of reality TV shows featuring psychics, clairvoyance is solidly entrenched in popular culture. However, it is also frequently misunderstood by many people. This article was created to help people understand clairvoyance better, and to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this amazing ability.
So, what Is Clairvoyance?
The word “clairvoyance” is actually derived from a French word meaning “clear seeing.”
Most people are born with five senses : taste, touch, sight, hearing, and smell. However, some people are born with another, extra sense that allows them to “see” information about people, objects, locations, or physical events. This is clairvoyance, the ability to use your 6th chakra, which is located midbrain behind the forehead. This area is commonly referred to as the spiritual or third eye, and is the energy center of the body that contains all of our spiritual information.
Most parapsychologists divide clairvoyance into three different classes : precognition (seeing future events), retrocognition (seeing past events), and remote viewing (seeing current events outside of normal perception). A clairvoyant can have one, two, or even all of these abilities.
Clairvoyance has been documented all throughout history, including multiple Christian saints, Jainism, and oracles. It was first researched in 1784, and is widely accepted in the parapsychology community and met with skepticism by the scientific community.
People who have clairvoyance are referred to as clairvoyants.
How Are a “Psychic” and a “Clairvoyant” Different?
Clairvoyance is just one category of the many ways that people can be psychic. So, while all clairvoyants are psychic, not all psychics are clairvoyant.
For instance, the term psychic can include those with telepathy (the ability to hear thoughts), psychokinesis (the ability to move objects with the mind), and people who can channel (host a spirit in their body). Psychics are just people who have a wide variety of different extrasensory perceptive abilities (also known as ESP).
Signs of Clairvoyance
Not all clairvoyance presents itself as a clear picture of the world. Often, especially as abilities develop, it often happens in smaller, less obvious ways. If you’ve noticed one or more of these signs, your clairvoyance may be trying to show itself!
- Frequent/vivid dreams – Clairvoyants normally have brightly colored, frequent dreams. They also frequently show visions of future events. Keep a journal and write them down as soon as you wake up.
- Seeing things – No, not like unicorns! Clairvoyants often report the feeling that you’re seeing something just out of your field of vision as their ability developed.
- Great sense of direction – Many clairvoyants have a naturally excellent sense of direction, like being a human compass.
- Seeing flashes of color/light – This can look like glitter, dots, shadows, twinkling, etc. It is said to be connected with spirits that are in close proximity to where you are.
- Frequent daydreaming – While this can be common for a lot of people, clairvoyants tend to do it more than average.
- Planning comes easy to you – Many clairvoyants are excellent planners, as they can visually map out and envision the end result. This makes planning almost everything much easier than people without the gift of clairvoyance.
What Is The Importance of Clairvoyance?
Clairvoyance can help people in a variety of different ways. It is often considered to be one of the more “manageable” psychic abilities, as it tends to be less overwhelming for people than being able to feel or hear what other people are feeling. It allows the clairvoyant space to really understand and interpret the message.
Clairvoyance is generally thought of as being useful, fun, inspiring, healing, and helpful to both the clairvoyant and to others. It can be used to help make decisions and clear choices, get answers to important questions, and really understand yourself and those around you better.
Can Anyone Learn to be Clairvoyant?
Yes, absolutely! While some people are born with natural clairvoyant abilities, anyone with enough time and dedication can develop their own. In many cases, the abilities were there the whole time but were written off as being nothing or just a fluke. It just takes acknowledging any gifts you have and having the time and dedication to develop them more. Literally anyone can do it! But how?
How Can I Develop My Clairvoyance?
The first and most important part of developing clairvoyant skills is to identify which one of two different types you are – someone who needs to enhance their natural clairvoyant ability or someone who needs to learn how to turn it down.
Those that need to learn how to turn up their abilities often need to start by finding and clearing out any blocks they may have. Often this comes with having learned from an early age that anything psychic “isn’t real,” and the block is mental. One of the best ways to do this, besides introspection, is to find a quiet area that you can sit and focus. Turn your thoughts inward to focus on what might be causing the block, then release it by speaking an affirmation out loud. This could be something like “I release my fears.”
People who need to learn to turn down their abilities say they just feel an overwhelming amount of information coming at them all the time. It can cause a significant amount of anxiety and confusion for those not able to sort through them. People can work on this issue much the same as people who need to turn theirs up, simply sit and focus. Instead of clearing a block, you’ll want to see if you can sort through all of the information to focus on one thing at a time.
Clairvoyance is an ability that some people are inherently born with, but that doesn’t make it inaccessible to everyone! In fact, it is often thought of like a muscle that may start out weak but can be developed into something quite strong and beneficial. With the right knowledge, anyone can learn how to bring out their own clairvoyance and help share their gifts with the world.