The Differences Between Psychic Clairaudience & Mental Illness
Clairaudience is the ability of clear hearing.
It typically refers to the ability of living humans to hear the words and thoughts of those in Spirit.
Clairaudience often first shows itself as ringing or popping noises heard within or external to the ear, but the ability can also start as a hearing of whispers, radio, muffled talking or music when no one is home, or there is no other explanation for the noise.
People who are clairaudient can sometimes hear disembodied voices, or, human voices with no physical world source.
The ability to hear those in Spirit can manifest as external clairaudience, which means the person hears those in Spirit, external of themselves as voices, music, popping, cracking, or noises in their immediate area.
Clairaudience can also manifest as internal clairaudience, which means the person will hear the messages and words of Spirit as voices, thoughts or messages within their own mind. This means that a clairaudient person may hear voices within their mind and have nothing wrong with them - besides an unmanaged spiritual gift.
Because of the internal aspect of clairaudience, those who have natural spiritual abilities sometimes confuse their gifts as a mental illness. This is because one of the symptoms of some mental illnesses is hearing voices within your head.
However, just because you hear voices inside your head doesn’t mean you’re crazy.
It may mean you have the remarkable gift to hear those in Spirit including the deceased, Angels and Spirit Guides and you only need to learn about it to control it, manage it and come to coping terms with it. The majority of mediums who end up being cleared of medical concerns were at first diagnosed with some sort of bi-polar or anxiety disorder and this clears once the sensitivities are coped with and managed.
That said, there generally are distinct differences between clairaudience and mental illness and these differences are:
Clairaudient individuals can learn to control these voices with training and practice, learning how to turn them up and down, depending on the situation.
Spirit voices tend to be more brief, sudden, and to the point and are generally not a constant, running noise (though unchecked clairaudience can sometimes be this way).
Spirit voices tend to engage in a genuine dialogue with you, answering questions that you have and providing feedback.
Spirit voices generally do not prevent functionality, nor do they suggest harmful behavior.
Spirit voices are gentle, safe, rational (often more logical than your own), and usually quite compassionate.
To know for sure, the best thing you can do is ask a spiritual practitioner, such as a medium, a shaman, or another professional spirit communicator to help identify what you are experiencing.
The next step is to check out a few of the articles below and a few books written by clinical psychologists that explain how easily psychic abilities can be misdiagnosed as mental illness and a few alternate theories to assist in understanding what may be going on:
Spirit Releasement Therapy: A Technique Manual (Amazon Link) by Dr. William J Baldwin
The Unquiet Dead: A Psychologist Treats Spirit Posession (Amazon Link) by Edith Fiore
Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives (Amazon Link) by Dr Brian Weiss
The first two are about spirits and their effect on the living and how it can become mal-aligned, the third is about the remembrance of past lives and other psychic things, this is specifically helpful if you or a child is seeing or talking about visions or things they know about that either don’t make sense or it doesn’t make sense how they know it.
Not only will these things not dismiss your experiences, but they will be able to tell the difference between genuine abilities and otherwise, and help you in better understanding your experiences.
If you are a parent seeking this article for a child, the believing parent is typically on the side of the family where the abilities have come from, so if this is you, please spend a bit of time on this website to learn more.
Amanda Linette Meder
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