Psychic Abilities Are Real.
Many believe that psychics have been present throughout history within many different cultures. For example, some argue that Jesus possessed enhanced psychic senses and practiced them when speaking to God. In the 13th century, at the peak of Christianity, spirit communication was prohibited and stigmatized because religious leaders believed it directly related to the devil. This came simultaneously as an institutionalized religion, where many other culture’s beliefs and practices were disregarded. Spiritualism did not begin to grow until the mid-19th century after notable individuals like Michel de Nostradamus (a French astrologer, physician, and reputed seer) began making predictions of the future of which captured the interest of the public. Upon the growth of spiritualism, psychics began to attend public demonstrations held by their followers to connect with the spirit world and communicate messages from the afterlife to their audience members.
Today, despite ongoing dismissal from the scientific community, psychics are more widely accepted than ever and continue to grow in popularity. Most recently, in popular culture, psychic work has become glamorized in Hollywood. Psychics appear on talk shows, have their own reality television series’, perform public readings for sold-out venues, and write best-selling novels. This has happened because people are fascinated with how psychics work, their legitimacy and if they can provide answers to things that can’t be explained otherwise. Psychics are said to possess a 6th sense, and while the world of this 6th sense is vast and has depths far beyond common knowledge, most people don’t even have a basic understanding of psychic abilities.
The ‘Clairs’ and The Six Psychic Senses
The ‘clairs’ are the main psychic senses that make up the ‘6th sense’ that psychics possess. Each of us is believed to possess these psychic senses, and they allow us to receive intuitive guidance. While each human has them, only those who give them the appropriate time and attention are truly able to utilize them.
Clairaudience – Clear hearing
The best way to think of clairaudience is as an inner hearing. It is the power to hear the thoughts and voices of spirits or to hear beyond regular human hearing. Clairaudience can involve hearing spirits, crystals, minerals, artifacts, and even music. When a person or psychic is clairaudient, they can hear things that no one can physically hear. In most cases, any spirit voices they hear are broadcasted in the same voice as their inner monologue.
Claircognizance – Clear knowing
The ability to know something without logic or facts is known as claircognizance. This sense can be easily compared to having a ‘gut’ feeling about something. Imagine you get ready to leave for work one day, and something within you is telling you that you shouldn’t take your normal route to work. You don’t know why, but you listen to it. You later find out a huge accident happened on one of the major roads you typically take simultaneously – this is an example of claircognizance. This sense is regarded as how a spirit communicates danger or otherwise brings the psychic’s attention to something.
Clairvoyance – Clear seeing
Clairvoyance is the ability to see something that is not physically present, described as occurring “in the mind’s eye.” It could be anything from a number, symbol, or colour to seeing a short movie play out in your head. Often, meditation or the aid of a spiritual helper are needed to achieve this state. Clairvoyance also includes the ability to visualize events, people, and places in the past, present, and future. It is also commonly referred to as the third eye, psychic eye, or psychic vision and is considered the most well-known but least understood psychic ability.
Clairsentience – Clear feeling
The ability to feel the impression of a spirit or receive intuitive messages through feelings, emotions or physical sensations is called clairsentience. It is the power to feel or sense something beyond the physical realm. Those who are clairsentient can feel the emotions, energy, and physical state of others or spirits. Don’t try lying to someone who is clairsentient because it is typically effortless for them to know when you are – they can feel it. They are also very sensitive to energies and soak up a room’s energy or a person like a sponge, which sometimes leaves them feeling drained or mentally exhausted.
Clairgustance – Clear tasting
This sense of psychic abilities is a form of extrasensory perception that creates a taste in the mouth without actually putting anything in it. Mediums can experience clairgustance when doing readings. If a spirit had a specific type of food they liked, the medium might be able to suddenly taste that type of food or taste blood in their mouth if a spirit died violently.
Clairalience – Clear smelling
Gaining psychic information via smell is clairalience. This could be experienced in ways like smelling a loved one that has passed or smelling something that represents a specific place or season. Clairalience and clairgustance senses usually manifest together because the physical senses of smell and taste are so closely related.
Psychics, Mediums, Empaths …. Oh my!
Psychic abilities are most commonly associated with psychics; however, different spiritual practitioners possess these abilities. These practitioners have often been lumped together, and the differences between them can get confusing and misinterpreted. In actuality, there are many similarities in their abilities and how they use them, so the confusion is understandable. But, depending on what you are looking to get out of a reading, going to a specific practitioner may provide more benefits, so it’s good to know what each one offers.
Psychic work is based on retrieving information using extra-sensory methods – the 6th sense. This allows a psychic to gain insights that are untouchable by the normal range of senses. They focus primarily on interpreting the spiritual senses of a person and then use these interpretations to analyze information that would otherwise be overlooked. The difference between psychics and other spiritual practitioners is that their work requires a lot of logic. They must take all of the interpreted information, images, words, feelings, etc. and communicate them back in a way that makes sense to the person they’re trying to help. Psychics use their intuition to gain insight into the past, present, and future of an individual. Experienced psychics can control their psychic senses and can turn them on and off when needed.
Mediums can utilize their psychic abilities to communicate with spirits in other dimensions. They can feel/hear the thoughts, voices, emotions, and other phenomena from the spirit world. Unlike psychics, mediumship does not involve predicting any aspect of someone’s life; its purpose is to provide closure and support to those who have lost loved ones. They do not speak with the dead but rather bridge the gap between the living and deceased through spirits. Psychics and mediums are frequently confused with each other, and their terms are used interchangeably. The biggest difference is the ability to deliver messages from ‘the other side,’ and this is something a psychic can’t do.
The psychic ability of empaths is clairsentience. Empaths can submerge themselves in others’ emotions, thoughts, and situations; they feel them as if they were their own. For instance, they can connect with someone’s grief on a deep and personal level because they feel as though they’re experiencing it themselves. They do this without actually identifying with the grief or making it their own. They are a powerful healing force for people who feel as though no one ‘gets’ or understands them or what they’re going through. Advanced empaths are also very psychic and can use both practices to solve problems and connect with clients. The majority of psychics are empathic; however, not all empaths have tapped into their psychic potential.
Along with other psychic abilities, intuitive possess the ability of claircognizance; they work with a deep knowing. We’ve all heard the saying “follow your intuition” or “follow your gut.” These sayings stem from making a decision based on a feeling or knowledge of something from deep within ourselves, a feeling that is typically inexplainable. The difference between a psychic and an intuitive is this; psychics need to make sense of the insight they receive and piece the information together like a puzzle, whereas intuitive typically receive insight that comes to them suddenly and doesn’t require any explanation or translation at all. They are useful for their ability to be in the moment and their skill to assess the here and now instead of the past or future.
Psychic Abilities – What to expect
More and more people begin to seek psychic abilities for closure, guidance, understanding, and many other reasons. Regardless of the reason, seeing a reader can provide you with peace of mind, confidence, self-discovery, improved relationships, and more. Before getting your first reading, here are some tips to enhance your experience:
– Keep an open mind, leave expectations at the door
– The purpose of the reader is to guide you. Your choices are your responsibility at the end of the day
– Sometimes, with the information they receive, the interpretations can get jumbled up or confused – don’t be scared to ask your reader to clarify their interpretations if they don’t seem right
– If you seek a medium’s assistance, it is not guaranteed that they will connect with the deceased. It may not be the right time to connect
– Allow the reader to guide the session – avoid interjecting, interrupting, or providing excessive details as this may confuse your reader
– You will know a reader is connecting with you properly if they can spontaneously provide you with random bits of information. Focus less on hearing specific things you’re looking for and focus more on credible details they mention.
– It’s ok to ask your reader to elaborate on answers they give you
– The future is never 100% guaranteed; it is fluid and is affected by your thoughts and actions. Readers will provide you with predictions about your future based on the current circumstances in your life and tell you the most probable outcome that would result if absolutely nothing were to change.
Finally – and most importantly – if something doesn’t feel right about your session, end it. A legitimate reader or psychic will not provide you with information about your death, nor will they be able to foretell tragedies. Despite what you may have seen in movies, they can’t provide you with winning lottery numbers or place curses either. If they attempt to consistently increase their fee with each session or try and persuade you to buy merchandise, these are signs they’re not authentic. Those ‘psychics; are just trying to make money, not provide you with genuine help and guidance.
Make sure to do your research, and don’t hesitate to ask for references or reviews. You can also find credible local psychics and other spiritual practitioners by using our directory.