Focus on Listening: Clairaudience

Focus on Listening

This is part one in a four part content series that will cover ways to play so you can focus and strengthen your Clairs. 

In case you aren’t aware of the four Clairs or want a bit more information about them, here is a quick rundown. 

Clairsentience(CS), or clear feeling, is when you feel sensations or emotions from people or situations that gives you information or insight. 

Claircognizance(CC), or clear knowing, is when information pops in your head like a thought that provides information or insight, but there is no way you could have known that information.

Clairvoyance(CV), or clear seeing, is when you see pictures, symbols, images, or even scenes in your head that tell you about a situation or person that gives you information or insight. 

Clairaudience(CA), or clear hearing, is when you hear a word, song or sound that gives you information or insight.

This first episode is going to talk about Clairaudience, which we will abbreviate to CA. The first thing you should know about CA is that it is typically much more subtle than most people expect. The main way I know when it is my CA and not Claircognizance is I can hear inflection in the words coming through. Also, if you have various Clairs that are fairly strong they will sometimes mix. So if you have strong CA and Claircognizant abilities, messages may come through part CA and part Claircognizant. Exploration of your abilities will reveal how exactly this comes through for you. Don’t worry if the way it works for you is different than the way it works for others. The important thing is to get to know YOUR abilities. The better you know them, the easier they will be to access. Make that your focus.

For the first exercise/game I recommend, get yourself some decent headphones, if you can find a dark room that is even better. Listen to one of your favorite songs, one you have listened to hundreds (or if you are like me, millions) of times. Lots of instruments is a plus but not necessary. Close your eyes, and just enjoy the song, but listen closely. Try to notice at least one thing, an instrument, a vocal part, or the way the instruments play off of each other, that you never noticed before. Even just noticing how the song builds, how instruments join or drop out at certain parts, weird pronunciations of words by the singer. Anything along those lines that you may have never noticed before, or perhaps you forgot because of repeat replays. Just make sure you are giving the song all of your attention. When you are finished, enjoy the new little bonus you found in your favorite song!

If you are burnt out on all the music you love or your music player is out of battery power, here is another exercise you can try. Sit in your room, on your front porch, or somewhere in nature where you will not be in danger or interrupted. Close your eyes, and just listen. You can set a timer if you like, but you don’t have to. Try to notice all the sounds going on, people or animals making noise, cars, machinery, wind rustling leaves etc. If you can find one sound that is ongoing try focusing in on that sound. If you do not know what is making that sound try to figure it out. If you can tell what the sound is, try to discern if there is a rhythm to it, try to figure out where the thing producing the sound is located in context to you. If it is a conversation, no matter how muffled, try focusing in to see if you can discern some of the words. The other benefit to these exercises is, most likely you will clear out your own worrying thoughts if you are focusing, even if it is just temporary.

Now, if you want to test your CA ability you can try this exercise. First think of a question you would like insight on. Intend that you would like to receive the answer through CA. You can do this by saying it in your head, something like “I would like the answer to this question clairaudiently please”. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, relax, and try to clear your mind as best you can. Ask the question; you can do it outloud or in your head, either one should work. Sometimes I even like to imagine what I would sound like if I were saying it outloud. After you ask, just wait a minute or two. See if any sounds or songs come through. It may be one word, a sound, a whole phrase, or a song you like. Whatever you hear write it down. Open your eyes, and look at the response. Does it make sense in relation to what you asked? It may not be clear at first but try to figure it out, no matter how weird it seems. If it doesn’t, don’t worry, you can try again later. 

I am going to turn the comments on, for this post. If you decide to try one of these exercises, I would love to hear about your results! Have fun playing while you develop and strengthen your abilities, and stay tuned for the next episode. If you would like to be notified about further content and new service offerings (Like my Intuition Reiki and Third eye readings) enter your email below.  

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Grief is like a Shadow

Grief is like a shadow. Where there was once a bright and warming light in your life, suddenly it feels as if there is only dark. Sometimes it is gradual, like the sun moving across the sky toward nighttime. Sometimes it is like someone closed the door on a capsule that seems to block out all the light that was once there. Either way it is painful and requires time and patience with yourself to find the light again. 

I have watched many beautiful sun’s set. The brightest I had known, set when I was 19 years old.  Though it was expected, the finality of it once it finally happened was immense. There was a confusion for me. How could the world just keep on going when something so significant had happened? How can the world not feel that this giant glorious light was now lacking from the world? I cried a lot of course, but this feeling was perhaps more difficult to wrestle with. I now have to live my life with one of the brightest lights I had known absent. 

Something I learned during this process is that I was entitled to the emotions I was feeling. If I needed to cry, I cried. If I needed to talk, I would reach out. Some people feel that the grief process is something that should happen quickly, something you can get over in the determined socially acceptable period of time. I refused that period of time. I took the time I needed. I was hurt when suggestions were made of getting over it, but I knew that I needed that time and took it without shame. Perhaps it was the influence of who I had lost that gave me the strength to take that time.

Other than time, the thing that provided the most healing in the process was being with people who knew them and loved them. Hearing stories of the wonderful ways their lives had been impacted by them. Though the source of this brilliant light was gone, I could see glimmers of it still alive in others that had once experienced it and remembered its impact. The numerous stories of their kind words and actions lived on in those who knew them and loved them. When these stories were shared, I could feel that light again. It wasn’t the same, nor could it replace them, but it made the darkness I was feeling less like an endless void I would be trapped in forever.

Now, many years later, I don’t wrestle with it the way I did in the beginning. I have aged, I have grown, I see many things differently. I still believe, though, that you must take the time and space you need to get over the pain in the beginning. Don’t let anyone tell you what your grieving process should be or how long it should last. Be gentle with yourself; you will have moments when the pain will resurface unexpectedly, possibly for years. Don’t be embarrassed or feel shame for it. Revel in the wonderful stories and memories you have, and the stories of others. For me this was the greatest way to feel their light close again even if it wasn’t technically in the same room. 

I believe that the shadow cast by the loss of a beloved person in your life is the direct result, even evidence, of how bright that light was. You wouldn’t even notice the darkness if their light hadn’t been so brilliant. You wouldn’t even feel the void of their absence if they hadn’t been such a significant presence in the first place. When you are ready, this may be a point of view that could help. How lucky we are to have these people in our lives, to fill it with their brilliant light. While it seems hard to believe at first, this light is still there, even after they have left, in the people who knew, and shared that light. It may never be the brilliant sun it once was, but it can still be that beam shining through the storm clouds or filtered through trees on a nice day. The connection we have with them may change, but it never truly leaves. So seek it out, for it will be the thing that most heals you.

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