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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Additional Thoughts on Clairaudience (CA) and growing your abilities

We have all seen and heard multiple stories and depictions about what CA is supposed to look like, or feel like and of course sound like. The truth of the matter is, it is different for different people. The other truth is that it can change and grow. You may hear it in your ear as an audible sound, and if so that is great. You may be one like me who hears it in their head 99% of the time, and that is great too. If you are a very social person and an audiophile, like I am, you may want this to be your strongest ability. This may be your perfect version of what a psychic ability would be. Having someone telling you the answers into your ear directly seems more tangible and believable. It may give you more faith in what you are receiving as being true. I don’t experience it this specific way, so unfortunately I can’t tell you whether this is true or not, but try not to forget that your ego, emotions, and interpretation can have an impact on any messages you receive. 

I am strongest in Claircognizance (CC) which has its own set of pitfalls which I will discuss in that future Focus piece. I have at times received messages when I was not deliberately tuned in to my guides and in hindsight was feeling pretty emotional, that felt very much like the ones I receive when I am tuned in and focused. I was sure it was true and then it wasn’t. It can be frustrating. Your feelings about a situation can influence how you interpret the message. This is why it is important to have focus. Meditate daily, even for 5 minutes. Get used to reaching that balanced, quiet part of your mind. It can be very hard at first but keep doing it and eventually you will find that quiet (or at least quieter) place in your mind. If you believe you have received a message at a random time when you weren’t focused on doing so, and feel unsure, you can check in with your guides to verify. Find a place to focus, calm, and center yourself and ask for verification.

As you go on and work with these abilities more, it will become easier to find that focus. That doesn’t mean you will reach perfection, there is always a chance you will misinterpret or not be able to get the connection you want, so patience is key. Have patience with yourself, and give yourself permission to make mistakes because you will learn from those experiences. Celebrate your successes, this will sow more success. Eventually you will find the balance that works for you, don’t lose faith in that. 

One of my favorite things about CA are those times when I am having a rough day, I am facing a difficult situation, and I am ready to give up, and I suddenly hear “Don’t Back Down” by Tom Petty play in my head or something similar. The supportive messages from our guides are so fulfilling and reassuring. Moments like that let us know that they always want us to reach our full potential and they are supporting us. Being able to help others with these abilities is an amazing feeling and one that keeps me on track with learning and growing but I also believe everyone should try it for themselves. Even if it is not your purpose or desire to do readings, just being connected for your own benefit is wonderful. It can remind us that the universe is supporting us to find and achieve our passion and purpose, whatever that may be.

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