Focus on Seeing: Clairvoyance

This is part three 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 give you information or insight. 

Claircognizance(CC), or clear knowing, is when information pops in your head like a thought that provides knowledge 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 episode is about Clairvoyance, or clear seeing, which we will abbreviate as CV. I know, you are picturing it right? The mysterious woman is going about her day and suddenly she touches her temple appearing to be suffering a sudden onset migraine. A gasp escapes her, and she runs off to stop the horrible terror that is set to befall the person in her vision. Well, I hate to tell you this, but that is not how it works, at least not for me. Perhaps there are some who experience CV in this way, but for me it is a picture in my mind’s eye, usually of a person, place, or scene. It is rarely a dramatic event. I tend to experience it most during my mediumship readings: a picture of who I am connecting with, an item they want me to mention, or a scene from their childhood to help identify them. 

Also, dreams can be a bigger deal for those who have CV. They can view entire situations that end up happening within a few days to years later or some scene that they can later connect to something that happened through the imagery. Sometimes, it will feel like deja vu. They also seem to have more vivid dreams.

Interpretation can be a major factor in CV. More so than CA, CC, or even CS, I would say. Learning to communicate with your guides is like learning a new language, but this language has been tailored to you and your internal dictionary. For instance, a book to one person may mean some life changing literature that put them on the path to destiny; to another, it may be the thing that held their door open at their parent’s house. Your task is to figure out what the image means to you. Context matters too, if it’s a general book it could mean to study, or a door stop. If it is a specific book you have seen or read before, try to figure out what that particular book brings to mind for you. 

Color also plays a big part in interpretation. Chakra colors factor in quite often, but, again, if a color brings back a very specific memory or feeling for you, that may be what the guides are trying to convey. You can ask for clarification, if you’re not sure. The guides will usually work with you until you can find a meaning that fits what they are trying to tell you. 

The color blue, for instance, could relate to water. It is seen by many as a color that associates with the male gender. It could also relate to the throat chakra, which is related to communication. The shade could also be a factor. In relation to chakras, a dark or muddy blue may skew more negative indicating trouble with communication, a lighter clearer blue more positive. So as you can see, we already have a few different factors to interpret, just for one color. However, if your favorite bicycle when you were younger was blue, and it took you on various adventures and the blue color was a part of why you loved it, it could be that’s what the guides are trying to tell you: that adventure is on its way. Please leave room for possibilities, but also don’t overthink it. Go with what feels right, and that may vary based on what you are asking. If you are deliberately looking at chakras, it’s unlikely the bike is what your guides are looking to convey.

Here are a couple of exercises you can use to enhance your CV ability. We all have things in our house that we see everyday. Find something in your home that you find particularly mundane, and look at it closely. Something you can pick up would be best. Really investigate the item as if you have never seen it before, and try to find at least one thing you have never noticed about it. It could be a feature that it came with, or it could be a ding or scratch that it earned over its years living with or even before you. Look it over several times.

Give yourself a few minutes to do this, and really view every inch of the item. If it is a knick knack, look at the bottom, find out where it was made, see if there is a year listed. If it is an umbrella, check if there are any tags you have never read on it. If it is your keys, look at what is etched on the keys at the top, and there would certainly be wear on those. You could also do this in your front or backyard as well. Just stand there, and take it all in, and try to notice if there is anything interesting or different you have never noticed before. Essentially, you are trying to see whatever you choose to examine with new eyes.

The second is, find somewhere you can be calm, centered, and focused and will not be interrupted. Now picture somewhere you have always wanted to go; it doesn’t matter where: beach, forest, outerspace, anything will work. Once you are there in your mind, work on picking up details. Explore your dream location. What color is the sky? What plants or animals are there? Are there other people there? If so, what do they look like? Imagine yourself walking around and taking in all the scenery. See what pops up. You may experience sounds and feelings too, if your CA or CS are active for you, but focus on what you see. Tell yourself that when you are finished you will need to describe it to an artist to draw it out, so details are important. Be excited that you are there, and enjoy yourself; this will make it come through more clearly. Try to have the enthusiasm similar to a child in an amusement park for the first time.

Now it is time to give your CV a whirl. Get yourself in a calm, centered, and focused place. Think to yourself or say outloud, What do I most need to focus on right now? Give yourself 2 to 5 minutes to receive the answer. When you are done receiving write down what you saw in your head. Look over your notations and see if any of the images you saw make sense to what is going on in your life right now. If so take action! This will foster a relationship with your guides and ultimately improve communication.

CV is a great ability to develop, even if you are not doing readings for people. It is the most glamorized in TV and movies, but if you consider the visual nature involved, it is no surprise. It is unlikely that it will be an earth shattering experience, at least not every time.

You may have noticed that I didn’t ever say that your eyes needed to be closed. They don’t! When I receive CV images, they feel like they are happening in the back of my head, not in front of my eyes, even when my eyes are closed. I find it easier to see CV images when I am viewing something that doesn’t stimulate me in real life. I can kind of check out from my physical vision and see what is going on in the back of my head. It occurs like a thought, like many of these abilities do, but there are clear visual elements. You see things in your head, but it rarely resembles how we see on a daily basis. 

I use this ability in all my readings and, frequently, in my day to day life as well. Numbers appear in my head, facial expressions that convey emotions, and sometimes even people’s faces I have never seen before. It is possible to see things with your eyes with this ability, just not typical. 

I once saw a woman talking in a public forum, in front of a blank white background, and I kept seeing a clear aura next to her. There were no colors to it, just an outline that was person shaped, very close to her, but slightly taller. As she continued speaking, she mentioned her father, who had passed a few years ago. I knew this was him standing there with her, once she mentioned him. This was new to me at the time, because I usually feel presences when they are in close proximity with my CS. I have since seen the same thing with others and in pictures as well. 

So, give these exercises a try, and leave a comment below, if you feel compelled to, about your experiences with them!

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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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