An Empath is a highly sensitive person who intensely perceives the emotions and thoughts in others. They can feel what other people feel and in some cases, pick up on their thoughts.
Clairsentience is the intuitive ability of clear feeling.
Clear feeling of anything that isn’t based within physical touch. This includes feeling the emotional energy, thoughts or physical ailments of others or feeling sensations from those in Spirit.
If you can sense what is going on with the Spirit of someone within a physical body (another human), or you can sense what is going on with Spirit of someone absent of a physical body.
Being clairsentient = Being an empath
They simply apply to the same gift, in different realms.
Clairsentience is a term generally applied to being highly sensitive in relation to the spiritual or energetic realms, where empath is a term generally applied to being highly sensitive in relation to the physical world, such as other people’s feelings and thoughts.
The ability of having a high sensitivity applies to all realms - physical, energetic and spiritual.
Clairsentience is a term that applies to all realms.
Someone who has the heightened ability of clear feeling is both a spirit-sensitive and a people-sensitive (an empath). An empath is a person with clairsentience, but the word pertains to the physical world application of the clairsentient ability.
Empathy IS clairsentience when in relation to the physical world and the people within it.
Most people recognize their empathic nature before they notice their Spirit-sensing abilities, though.
It is easier to make the connection between the energy of a physical presence of someone and a change in how you feel - simply because you can see physical people.
Spirits don’t have physical bodies that you can see, yet they can still be sensed by empaths, too.
If you are an empath and can sense what's going on with people around you, then you can also sense Spirit.
It’s simply a matter of noticing it and welcoming it in.