What Does ‘Clairvoyant’ Mean?
The Definition Of The Word: Clairvoyant
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What is clairvoyance? This post discusses what it means to be clairvoyant, what clairvoyance means, and the boundaries of psychic sight -
The word clairvoyant defines a person who can see images in their mind’s eye. These images can help to predict the future, help a person chart their soul path, heal an illness, or provide emotional clarity.
Clairvoyant people often see images in their mind’s eye, and these images are thought to be received from psychic sources.
Like all psychic gifts, the purpose of clairvoyant gifts is to assist humanity and provide love and support to those in need.
Via light images are the way that a clairvoyant person receives psychic information. These images are considered to be received beyond the normal range of sensory contact and instead, through psychic or paranormal connections.
The word clairvoyant means:
A person who can see holographic images in their mind’s eye or outside of their body, and these images can be symbols, scenes, or people. Usually, they represent a psychic truth.
Having or exhibiting clairvoyance.
Someone visionary, foresighted, prophetic or perceptive.
What is clairvoyance?
The origins of the word clairvoyant are thought to come from the word clairvoyance, which thought to come from French, meaning clair ‘clear’ + voyant ‘seeing’ (from voir ‘to see’).
This word is first thought to be used in the late 17th century, meaning ‘clear-sighted, perceptive.'
So clairvoyance is clear-sightedness or perceptiveness and the people who are clear-sighted, typically meaning clear-psychic sight, are called clairvoyants.
How do you pronounce the word clairvoyant?
Clairvoyant is pronounced K-la-air-voy-oi-ant.
Using clairvoyant in a sentence, you could say, Her clairvoyant abilities allowed her to see into the future.
Misconceptions About Clairvoyants
The most common clairvoyance misconceptions revolved around the idea that clairvoyants are all-seeing.
Not all clairvoyants can see the same things.
Even though some people say a clairvoyant is synonymous with someone visionary, foresighted, prophetic or perceptive, someone who is called clairvoyant cannot usually see all the futures.
Not all people who have clear-sight psychically have a perfect third-eye perception of all things, and there are specialties.
Some clairvoyants have the gift of clairvoyance in certain areas of their life, but in other areas, the gift is less pronounced.
Clairvoyance can be used to:
See auras, also known as energy reading
Look into the future, also known as prophecy
Identify soulmates, also known as romantic clairvoyance
Help a client chart their life path, also known as akashic records
Look into the body and illnesses, also known as medical clairvoyance
Identify products and supplements, also known as product clairvoyance
Spirit figures and beings, also known as spiritual clairvoyance
View distant scenes, also known as remote viewing or traveling clairvoyance
Everyone’s gifts are different and which you have can depend on your Dharma, soul’s calling, and how you are meant to use your gifts.
So, just because someone can see the future, does not mean they can see health supplements or auras.
Most, if not all clairvoyants, have specialties and after you practice for a while, you'll start to know what yours are.
The clairvoyant’s information often appears as images in the mind’s eye.
A clairvoyant's images often appear in their mind's eye, not a crystal ball. Though, having something to focus your external vision on, can help you see things more clearly in your mind’s eye.
Clairvoyance, which is the psychic gift of clairvoyants, utilizes the third eye, also called the mind’s eye, sometimes called your imagination, confusing I know.
But it doesn't have to be, this article on clairvoyance explains how to tell the difference, but in short -
Clairvoyant images are often crisper and stronger than your imagination, though they don't always start out this way.
Clairvoyance allows you to see information appear in your mind, and genuine clairvoyants will often later have the information they see validated as real.
You have to share what you get to receive validation that tells you what you get is true. Validation will happen if you practice long enough, maintain goodwill, and share what you get.
There are boundaries with clairvoyance.
You won't be able to see everything, so don't beat yourself up if you don't see it all.
You’ll only be able to see so much information. The circumstances around us and the future are ever-changing, so not everything is known.
As Doc Brown (from Back To The Future) would say, it's not always in your highest or anyone's highest good to know the future. Nor is all the information available for it.
It’s also important to note that certain feelings and emotions can block clairvoyance, such as anger and fear. I talk about this in The Membership Program, and Gigi Young also mentions in her article, 5 Facts About Clairvoyance, that aggression and intuition do not mix.
This happens to be true.
Angry people, including angry psychics, often do not see clearly, this is why so many psychics struggle to get their own intuitive insight in a personal bind.
So with clairvoyance, as with all gifts, it’s normal you might run into boundaries, either external or internal, and that’s okay. Sometimes there are workarounds, and sometimes we just have to get comfortable with the mystery.
It’s not only women who can have a clairvoyant ability.
While clairvoyants are thought to run in families and are often portrayed as female, males can also bear the ability to clear-sight.
It is a common trait of artists, painters, architects, entrepreneurs, and other visual-career oriented types.
Clairvoyants don’t all receive their clairvoyant images from the same places.
Clairvoyants perceive psychic information through inner sight. Clairvoyants are thought to be receivers who translate the energy they receive around them into mental images.
The way a clairvoyant person interprets energy is thought to be much like the way a television set takes the data it collects and puts it into pictures. Instead of in a picture tube, it happens within the human mind or energy field.
Not all people translate the ambient energy around them into images. Some people receive psychic information and instead, convert it into feelings, thoughts, or even words. These are the psychic abilities of clairsentience, claircognizance, and clairaudience.
This psychic information, translated into different formats, and the different people who can translate these formats, are called clairaudient, clairsentient, clairvoyant, and claircognizant persons.
Where do clairvoyant images come from?
Usually ambient energy, spirits, or other people, who can all be emitting communication signals, which are thought to be converted to light, sounds, or feelings.
When an emitted signal is converted into light, some believe this light forms an image, and this is what the clairvoyant perceives. Not all clairvoyant images are full-technicolor, often I find images will start as flashes, or outlines, or just traces of white light.
It may be possible to see clairvoyant images naturally.
A once held belief that all humans saw within this one range of visible light is changing. New research shows some people can see outside the previously defined visible range of light.
So to recap, this psychic/ambient clairvoyant information can be received from:
Other people, called empathy or psychic reading
Spirits, called mediumship or spiritual reading
The universe at large, called channeling
From these sources, energetic information is received and translated into images by those who are thought to be clairvoyant.
To end, the word clairvoyant means:
Someone who has the psychic gift of clairvoyance or clear-sight.
Someone with the extrasensory ability to see information in their mind’s eye, which happens to be accurate or prophetic.
A person receives information from ambient energy and translates it into symbols, scenes, or images.
The information a clairvoyant receives can be related to anything. But it is often associated with receiving information on a person’s health and wellbeing, life path, or energy field. This is due to the purpose of all psychic gifts, which is to help.
Clairvoyance, and the images a clairvoyant receives can be experienced inside the mind’s eye and honed through meditation. It can be developed into seeing psychic images and information outside of your body.
If you tune your vision enough and put yourself in the right settings, you may ultimately find that it is easier to be clairvoyant than you think.
Some resources to help with clairvoyant development:
For more information on opening your psychic gifts, including clairvoyance, also check out the articles below -
Amanda Linette Meder
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Last updated: 2019.08.27