Everyone has heard of someone one or the other who can predict the future. Maybe you don’t know someone like this directly, but you can bet that you know someone who knows someone else who can do this. Some of these people also have high sensitivity. Often known as psychics, this is the type of ability that is actually demonstrated by a clairvoyant psychic.
What does such a psychic look like? Is there any truth to their psychic readings? Do you think that you might be one of these people? What are the signs of a clairvoyant psychic? Find out the answers to all these questions, and more as you read on.
Clairvoyance means clear seeing. It is the psychic ability to perceive the energy around you.
Clairvoyance means clear seeing. It is formed by combining the French word clair, which means clear, from Latin clarus, and voyant, present participle of voir, to see, from Latin vidēre.
In other words, this is a psychic ability, one of the intuitive abilities, the sixth sense, or the ability to perceive energy around us. Although there are the 5 senses of the body, there are many people who also have psychic sense or psychic powers. These 6 senses are used by the soul and spirit to receive information that may not be perceptible by the 5 senses.
Clairvoyance employs our spiritual eyes, instead of the physical eyes. The spiritual eyes are also known as the 6th chakra or the 3rd eye. It is an energy center located behind the forehead, in the midbrain.
Chakras come from the Sanskrit word which means energy center or wheel. Chakras are spinning wheels of light and energy and they contain spiritual information. The 6th chakra, just like the other 5 chakras or 5 senses, helps our spirit and soul process information for the body. Every single chakra receives information in a different way. Clairvoyance can be referred to as the spiritual ability of our 6th chakra.
A clairvoyant is a person who uses the 3rd eye chakra, or 6th chakra, or has psychic skills to “see” energy in the form of movement, light, pictures, colours, and images. They are normal people like you and me who have developed their clairvoyant abilities and extrasensory ability.
In other words, anyone can be a clairvoyant within a practice and training. History of clairvoyant people can be tracked by the 19th century, when clairvoyance experiments were first reported to have been conducted.
Types of Clairvoyance
Clairvoyance has been spread as more of an art than a science. This will seem even more appropriate as you continue to use this site for further information. There are 6 different clairvoyance styles that can be described.
1. Classical visioning
It is the most common type of clairvoyance and it involves the ability to perceive colorful visions. Pictures can appear in 3 ways in this clairvoyance:
1.1 Inner visions
These images appear in the mind’s eye and look as if they have been drawn by supersonic crayons. They can be stand alone or there can be several images stuck together like a movie or a slideshow. They can also defect the past, present, or future, and may involve different types of forms and shapes.
1.2 External images
They can be seen with your physical eyes and are often referred to as reading the aura of another person; they may also look like otherworldly souls from the spirit world or guardian angels. These images may also include women’s or signs, psychic messages conveyed using letters, billboards, license plates, or the sighting of a bird or an animal.
Nightly dreams of a clairvoyant person can often be psychological communications that may involve interactions with other souls. But they are not limited to nightly dreams, daydreams can also convey clairvoyant visions.
2. Prophetic Visioning
This type of visioning is usually in black, white or grey colours. They provide spiritual revelations about a particular situation. They can also indicate positive or negative energies about a person or a situation. They mostly act as guides towards enlightenment and can help you figure out whether an activity will help you fulfil your destiny.
3. Clairvoyant empaths
Clairvoyance doesn’t always have to be visual or pictorial, it can also start from empathic information. For clairvoyant empaths, information enters their mind as awareness, sensations, or feelings. They use these sensations to transform their kinesthetic knowledge into classical or prophetic images. They are also generally very sensitive people.
In other words, clairvoyant empathic visioning turns an impression into a visual. The resulting image is generally greatly insightful towards the nature of the feeling, sensation, or awareness.
4. Future Visioning
Future images can be depicted as showcasing warnings, certainties, probabilities, or possibilities. It can be accessed through prophetic, classical, empathic, or verbal clairvoyance. It is basically a tool that is hidden inside the minds of every individual, but very few know how to use it.
5. Verbal clairvoyance
When clairvoyance is combined with clairaudience, it can be referred to as a mystical ability to access lyrics, words, and any other types of verbal means of communication. Literally, it means clear hearing. For example, if you can in vision the captions on a particular picture, or the words of a poem in your mind, it is verbal clairvoyance.
6. Healing and manifesting
Historically, the most commonly used application of clairvoyance is for healing and manifesting purposes. These people were also known as energy healers. Healing happens by releasing energy and manifesting occurs by attracting energy. Both these types of clairvoyant abilities create beneficial change, whether it is psychological, spiritual, or physical.
Although it is not strictly a type of clairvoyance, it can be understood in the same context. Remote viewing refers to the ability to sense remotely or perceive remotely a hidden object without the help of the senses. It is also known as travelling clairvoyance, and many studies have been conducted throughout history to study this phenomenon.
Signs you have clairvoyant abilities
Have you ever wondered if you are clairvoyant? It is possible that at some point in your life, you must have experienced the clear seeing ability that is associated with clairvoyance, but you may not have recognized it. This is because clairvoyant abilities can be very subtle, unlike their portrayal on tv and movies.
Here are some signs that indicate you may have clairvoyant abilities:
1. You have visual psychic flashes
If this is a sign that you are showing, you may get scared that you are going crazy. But don’t worry, these flashes of colour and light may actually be your spirit guides. For instance, you might see:
- Floating coloured blobs or orbs in the air
- Glowing light around some people
- Shadows that look like they’re floating in the air
- Flashing or glittering lights in the air
- Twinkling lights or movements visible at the corner of your eyes
2. Clairvoyant person can slip into a daydream easily
Clairvoyance has a lot to do with visualising and seeing. If you can easily daydream, it may be because of your clairvoyant abilities. For instance, if you’ve ever imagined yourself shipping margaritas on a beach in the middle of the day working in the office, you might be a clairvoyant psychic.
Be mindful of the fact that wishful thinking is different from daydreaming. Daydreaming usually involves a lot more details and imagery than simple wishes. If you can tell what you will be wearing on the beach, how the sand feels under your toes, how blue the sky and the ocean is – then you might be clairvoyant.
3. Clairvoyant person can visualize in your mind how things should be to work right
One interesting example of this is putting together furniture from Ikea. Normal people may spend hours and hours putting things together in order to figure out where everything goes. But a clairvoyant psychic may be able to see how everything fits together. This allows them to put the whole piece of furniture into working condition within 2 hours.
This is also true for organizing furniture in a tight space, maximizing storage spaces, stocking the fridge in an efficient manner, or even building Lego items.
4. You have a great sense of direction and spatial awareness
Clairvoyant psychics may never need to ask for directions because they are simply great at directions. Their friends may even call them the human GPS or Siri.
5. It is easy for you to complete visual-spatial tasks
If you can complete puzzles, mazes, or read maps without any difficulty, it may be indicative of clairvoyant abilities.
6. Clairvoyant person is excited by visually pleasing jobs and hobbies
If you are a clairvoyant psychic, you may be more interested in becoming an interior designer or a landscaper. You are also excited by the idea of making a vision board, drawing, painting, and you can often be found reading home decorating blogs. You also have an appreciation for physical beauty, such as fine art, architecture, home design and photography.
7. You can plan things in detail in your head
If you can envision different ideas in your head in detail, you may be clairvoyant. For instance, if you are able to map out a new landscaping idea in your garden just in your head, or envision how your room will look with an antique red vanity, or maybe how reupholstering your chair will change the entire look of the room – all these are indications that you are clairvoyant.
8. Clairvoyant person had imaginary friends as a child
Many children who have the ability to be clairvoyant as adults tend to have imaginary friends. Moreover, they have elaborate conversations and personalities for these imaginary friends as well.
9. You prefer seeing data visually
If you prefer to see information visually as a chart or written down in a book or on a piece of paper, instead of being explained to you verbally, it may be possible that you are clairvoyant.
10. Clairvoyant person is very observant
If you can tell when someone has moved things even an inch in your home, you may be clairvoyant. You can also often tell when someone messed something up in your home and tried to fix it without you noticing. You just have to be face to face with a person to read them. Sometimes, just from their facial expressions, you can tell how they are feeling.
Psychic vs Clairvoyant – What is the difference between a psychic and a clairvoyant?
The word psychic refers to many different types of abilities, and clairvoyance is just one of them.
Psychic abilities refer to soul personality energy. Every single one of you can develop your psychic abilities or soul personality energy. It is, essentially, the energy of the soul. It transcends the material world and allows us to do more with our bodies than we can ever imagine. Thus, every single person has one or the other psychic gift or soul personality energy.
You can think of the term psychic like food. There are many different types of foods. The same is true for psychic phenomena. Just like food can be anything from chocolate, vegetables, fruit salad, an 8-course meal, or simply a pack of fries, similarly, psychic experiences are also quite broad.
Indeed, they can include clairvoyance, that air clear seeing, telepathy, ability to hear things without anyone speaking anything out loud, channelling, bringing a spirit into the body, clairsentience, feeling what other people feel, etc.
Therefore, it can be said that clairvoyance is a learned type of psychic ability. Each of us has the potential to learn it via training and practice.
Why should you practice to be clairvoyant?
When you see something in a clairvoyant manner, it is an extremely magical and powerful experience. If you have the proper training for it, it can also be extremely fun. Contrast this with other psychic abilities where practicing a particular psychic experience can be quite overwhelming.
For instance, if you have the empathic ability, that is you can feel what other people are feeling, you might get confused, anxious, lost, or sad because of the other person’s emotional state. You may even confuse it as your own.
But this is not the case with clairvoyance. You are simply looking at the energy or emotion around you, as if you are watching a movie. You can still be in your own centre, and you can choose to not take it on.
This is why it can be extremely inspiring, healing, fun, and helpful to practice clairvoyance. It is also helpful in helping us understand our own struggles and questions, and find the answers to these questions. You can use clairvoyance to understand yourself, make decisions, visualizer dreams, and take an honest look at yourself. You can also give these readings to other people, but this is not necessary.
Basically, clairvoyance will help you discover who you are and make better decisions by letting you see the bigger picture. It will help you tap into the divine essence of your own unique soul personality or your psychic energy.
Am I clairvoyant?
The short answer is yes, anyone can be clairvoyant. And that includes you.
Many people think that they’re not tricky and they do not see or cannot see things in that spiritual or psychic manner. And this is natural. Everyone is more used to hearing, feeling, and seeing things that are understandable and perceived by our 5 senses. They are used to figuring things out logically, instead of intuitively.
Even if that is the case with you, you can just be sure that you do have access to your innate clairvoyance ability. You just have to strengthen it and learn how to trust it. To do this, you will have to clear out your old beliefs that tell your conscious brain that this is not possible.
You can do this by taking any of the countless clairvoyant classes and training programs available on the internet as well as offline. It is not that different from learning how to ride a bicycle or how to swim. It will take some time and practice before you feel confident with it, but you certainly can see energy.
When you see things through your spiritual eye, they are going to look different then through your physical eyes. The same is true for saying energy, images, vibration, and colours. Go forth with an open mind and very quickly you will have strengthened your 3rd eye enough to look at all the different kinds of energy around you.
You should also know that there are generally 2 types of psychic people when it comes to developing clairvoyance.
1. Suppressed clairvoyance
The first is someone who has this ability completely shut down or turned very low. These people will need to clear out the blocks to clairvoyance first.
The seeing centre that allows you to see energy is located right behind your eyes, in your head. If you are one of those people mentioned above, before you get started on your clairvoyance journey, you must get in your head.
There are many centers and teachers that will teach you the techniques required to do this as well as how to access your clairvoyant abilities. You will need to clear from your head any energies that do not believe that clairvoyance is real or it’s in your imagination.
2. Erratic clairvoyance
The second type of person is the one who has clairvoyance turned way too high and it is out of their control. This type of person sees all kinds of things. They actually have a lot of trouble figuring out what is real and what is not. They may also find everything overwhelming and experience discomfort, confusion, and anxiety when practicing clairvoyance.
For such people, it is necessary to turn the ability down, clear your head, and manage things in a different way. Such people are usually very enthusiastic but they have erratic clairvoyance abilities. There are several techniques they can learn that will help them focus their clairvoyant energy.
How to become clairvoyant?
Do you know what the good news is? You do not have to become clairvoyant; you already are. All you have to do is access this inherent ability that you have located in your head.
The first thing you need to do to get a test of clairvoyance is to get a clairvoyant reading. It will help you see what the practice looks like in the real world and take away any and all fear that you might have towards it. It can also be a very validating experience for your spirit and an interesting insight into the workings of your own mind.
Once you have done that, you can follow this step by step guide on how to develop your clairvoyant abilities:
1. Develop intuition and perception
1.1 Working with direct intuition
This is a type of intuition where you ask yourself about the specific situation at hand.
First of all, make yourself comfortable and sit down somewhere quiet. Focus on your breathing. Think about the situation where you would like to be more insightful. Focus on the situation for a while. Then ask yourself in your mind for a direct intuitive experience.
You may have to do this multiple times before you can feel anything. But by practicing focusing your energy on one specific situation, you are more likely to pick up on energy cues in that situation in the future.
1.2 Working with indirect intuition
This is much more natural to the mind, and it comes by picking up on important things without conscious thinking. You can do this by seeing and interpreting mental symbols.
Take a piece of paper and pencil. Ask yourself what your life needs right now. Repeat this question 3 times and take a pause between each repetition. Now draw the first symbol that comes to your mind. Try to interpret the symbol and figure out what it represents and how it plays into your life.
1.3 Focus on your dreams
Dreams are essentially already analysed external stimuli that are being transferred from your conscious mind to subconscious mind when you are in the rem stage of sleep.
Before you go to sleep, play some piece of paper and pen next to your bed. Now lay down your head on the pillow and ask yourself a question about the specific situation in your life. Repeat the question as many times as you can before you go to sleep. When you wake up the next morning, write down what you dreamed about.
If you do not remember anything, ride or draw whatever that comes to your mind. Repeat this exercise until you get the answer to your question or specific situation.
1.4 Blind reading
Blind readings use a system of cards to help you see the answers to your questions using your intuition. They can also help you in focusing your energy.
To do a blind reading, sit down with 3 blank cards. Think about the situation where you need help from your intuition. Write down three solutions to the situation and assign each of them to one card. Now flip the cards over so that the answers are facing down. Shuffle. Now, run your hands all over the cards and feel the answers.
Take your time doing this, breathe deeply, and relax completely. Now flip the cards and think about which card you feel the most drawn to. That is the correct solution.
2. Developing clairvoyance
2.1 Release all your fears
The most important thing that prevents you from psychic development is fear. Identify what the source of your fear is – whether it is looking silly, or some childhood drama. Use affirmative phrases to get rid of your fears. Chant phrases like, I’m willing to release all my fears, in front of the mirror every morning.
2.2 Focus on your visual imagination
Before you can answer direct and specific questions with clairvoyance, you need to increase your ability to visual eyes and see vivid images in your head. You can use the following visualization exercise to do this:
- Imagine that you are holding 7 balloons and each of the balloons has a different color
- Now let these balloons go one by one. Watch as each of can floors up into the sky and disappears. Only once that has happened, release the next balloon and visualize the same journey.
- Repeat this exercise until each balloon has completely disappeared
You can also start visualizing various things in the eye of your mind. For instance, think of yourself as standing on a white and sandy beach, just drinking a tropical drink, and watching as the tide from the sea rolls in. Imagine as much detail to the scene as possible. Do this over and over with different situations and circumstances. Allow yourself to get lost in daydreams often.
2.3 Focus on one specific question
When it comes to practicing clairvoyance about a particular question or situation, it is necessary to praise your query in a way that you can really focus on the heart of the issue. Do not get and angled into broad questions like will I enjoy my birthday next month? It would be much more helpful to think of how you actually want your birthday to be like and ask more specific questions, like, will my friends or family throw me a birthday party.
2.4 Open your third eye
After you’ve asked yourself the specific question, take a deep breath. Now close your eyes, and focus on the area between your eyes. This is your 3rd eye and it is responsible for all visual clairvoyance abilities. Keep breathing while you pay attention to this area. Imagine that there is an illuminated, oval, and horizontal shape in the center of your forehead.
Think of this shape as your 3rd eye. Ask it to open and keep repeating the request until you can visualise it opening. When that happens, you will feel a warm rush through your entire body.
2.5 Let the visuals come to you on their own
Do not force yourself if the pictures coming to you are fuzzy or unclear. Instead, ask them to become stronger and larger slowly. The clairvoyant images appear as pictures or movies inside your head. They may be black or white, they can even be cartoonish or life like.
If you cannot figure out what the images mean, ask them what they mean. You will receive an answer as a feeling or a thought or even a sound. If that doesn’t happen, repeat the exercise until the answer comes. Keep in mind that when you are just beginning, the visuals may seem uncertain or hazy. But don’t let this discourage you.
3. Practice claircognizance, clairsentience, and clairaudience
Each of these psychic abilities accompanies and aids clairvoyance. Claircognizance is the ability to know things without having heard them or having been told them. Clairsentience is feeling energy, like having high empathy or gut feelings. Clairaudience, hearing the psychic energy, is another psychic ability. You can do various exercises to hone these abilities.
For instance, for practicing clairaudience you can try listening to, you can try listening to various noises that you usually tune out. You can also listen for clairaudient guidance. Clairsentience can be practiced by focusing on the energy of other people and learning to trust your gut feelings, and claircognizance can be developed by organizing your thoughts and feelings by writing them down.
If you are a psychic clairvoyant, then you already know that you have clairvoyant abilities. All the signs and experience mentioned above will sound close to your own personal life. You are able to see symbols, images, and even movies in your head. But even if you are extremely confident about your abilities, it is natural to feel doubtful now and then.
So, the question now remains: if you have already developed your psychic clairvoyant abilities, how to start trusting your experiences?
Psychic clairvoyant experiences and self-doubt
Here are some signs that can help you in quashing your doubts about your clairvoyance.
1. Have faith in yourself.
You can start by deciding that for just one hour, you will not doubt your psychic abilities. You will believe in yourself and you will restrain your negative self-talk. Hey later, you can extend this to one day, week, and so on.
2. Ask your spiritual guides for help
When you are trying to manifest your clairvoyant abilities, make sure that you ask for clear images that are easy to interpret. You can also ask for signs that you are going in the right direction.
3. Trust your guides
Sometimes you may feel weird or embarrassed about the whole thing. You even think that you’re getting strange messages. But do not let your faith in your spiritual guides get shaken. Trust that everything happens for a reason and you’re going on the right path.
4. Share your experiences wisely
The truth is that no one will understand your experience like you do. If you want to improve your clairvoyant abilities, but you happen to share them with a sceptical friend, do not be discouraged if they do not believe you. People need to come to understand these things by themselves, you cannot force anyone to understand.
5. Surround yourself with crystals
Make them your best friends if you have to. Place as many small and big crystals inside your house as you can. Place them on your forehead where your 3rd eye is located when you are meditating. You can also sleep with them right next to your pillows.
6. Use intentions and affirmations
All kinds of psychic abilities involve using intentions and affirmations. It is an important exercise needed to develop psychic gifts – no matter what kind. Let them be your guide then you open yourself up to clairvoyance. Ask for help from your own intentions and affirmations.
7. Start journaling
One of the easiest ways to trust your clairvoyant gifts is to keep a journal where you maintain a track record of all your experiences. The next time when you are in doubt, you can go back to these experiences and remind yourself that this is indeed real.
8. Raise your vibration
All energy vibrates at a particular frequency and spiritual energy vibrates quite fast. If your vibration is high, it’ll be easier for you to trust the psychic clairvoyant messages. You can raise your vibration by meditating, practicing yoga, and spending time with yourself.
Nothing will make your confidence grow except practice and more success with your clairvoyant gifts. Practicing can be something as simple as asking for guidance for yourself and following the sign
Nostradamus, who lived in the 16th century in France, made hundreds of accurate future predictions like the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany, the September 11 attacks, and the moon landings in 1969.
2. Abraham Lincoln
Some people believe that Lincoln was a clairvoyant who predicted his own death. A few days before he was shot, he apparently told his wife about a dream he had days before he was shot and killed. He said:
“He was woken up by the sound of crying and went into the east room of the white house, where a casket was laid open. There was a throng of mourners as well as several men guarding the casket. When he asked who was in the casket, one of the soldiers told him that it was the president, who had been killed by an assassin.”
3. Edgar Cayce
This alleged psychic claim that he was a profit and he could answer questions about the future when he was sleeping. He started off by predicting the health and wellbeing of his contemporaries, but soon moved to visions of past lives of people.
1. “With that strange knowing that comes over me, like a clairvoyance, I know that I am sure of myself and my enormous and alarmingly timeless love for you; which will always be.”– Sylvia Plath
2. “It is more or less a given that nothing is less favourable to clairvoyance than the bright sun: physical light and mental light coexist on very poor terms.”– André Breton
3. “There will always be con artists, I know that,” warren admitted. “But that doesn’t mean clairvoyance isn’t real.”― Keith Steinbaum
4. “Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.― Alexis Carrel
5. “After years in utter darkness, I force my eyes into the light. For I must retain my sight, that i might view the wholeness of the void, objectively.”― Justin K McFarlane Beau
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People often dismiss clairvoyant abilities, because they do not seem to fit their understanding of logic and reasoning. But the truth is that there are certainly things in this world that cannot be explained by science.
And what you are feeling is the truth for you, nothing else matters. If you are someone who is thinking of improving your clairvoyant abilities, make sure that you educate yourself so that you can use them to the best of your abilities.
Namrata is a Doctor i.e. dentist turned writer and a clinical researcher. Eager to learn about anything and everything, she is what you would call a jack of all trades and master of none. With a zeal for reading novels, books, and anything she could get her hands on ever since she was little, she embarked into a writing career purely out of luck. After indulging in a freelancing career for nearly two years, she can now write on anything - from dentistry to decor, travel to technology, medicine to management - but the psychology remains her first love. Having dealt with mental health issues in the past, she hopes to raise awareness for the same and help people with her work in association with The MindFool team