We are all born with intuitive gifts.
These gifts stay with us through childhood and beyond.
Believed to be part of our pre-language survival system, in some cases, these gifts are shut down:
During the ages of 15-20, to provide us with relief while we develop our brains, bodies, and learn more about becoming adults.
During certain periods of our lives where the logical mind is favored over the intuitive mind
During periods of trauma where our baseline needs of food, shelter, and safety are not being met, such as when experiencing 'flight or fight' response
Thankfully, we can reawaken these gifts at any time and it all starts with relearning the language about what they are.
While we are most active in one of the intuitive senses, we will likely have ‘support’ from a few others. Typically, we are all most active in one of our gifts and then the other gifts start expanding from there.
For example, I am mostly clairvoyant, but this information is supported by clairsentient and clairaudient information. Most people are a little bit like this too.
So . . . let’s start with identifying the different methods of receiving information, to see which one might be strongest in you.
The reason we want to start with defining our strongest possible gifts is that then you'll know what to look for in meditation so that you can grow it, focus on it, and strengthen it.
It's kind of like knowing which muscle groups on our body are strongest and weakest so we can concentrate on whichever areas we want to develop most.
In general, there are four main intuitive senses.
The 4 main Intuitive Senses
Clairvoyance (clear seeing)
You may see things that actually manifest physically – such as precognition in dreams. Mostly, though, clairvoyants will see images in your mind.
You may be clairvoyant if . . .
You have a very active dream life
You often spend your days daydreaming or are particularly imaginative
Your speak fluently in metaphors
You can see colors, shapes, objects, or pictures when you close your eyes for sleep or meditation
You have begun to (or already) see sparkly lights, flashes of light, or movement out of the corners of your eyes
Tend to use the words “I see . . .” in conversation when relating to others
Clairaudience (clear hearing)
You can hear messages – either audibly or inside your mind. For most people, the messages they receive are telepathic, meaning that spirits will converse with you via thought. With this method, you can speak to spirit in your mind, and they will often reply.
You may be clairaudient if. . . .
You are more of a listener than a talker
You often talk to animals or plants and feel they are communicating with you
You have ever felt like you have received telepathic information from someone
When you give profoundly helpful advice, while often forget what you said immediately afterward, and find yourself thinking, “Where did THAT come from?”
Have begun to hear ringing or buzzing in your ears, or have had a quietness sensation, much similar right before ears pop on an airplane
Tend to use the words “I hear . . .” in conversation when relating to others
Clairsentience (clear feeling)
Quite possibly the most under-estimated psychic gift, this is the ability to feel strongly and sense the emotions and feelings of people, animals, spirits, and places around them. You can feel emotions of others both in your heart and in your body; you can likely feel spirits around you. If this resonates with you, you may want to look into what it means to be an empath.
You may be clairsentient if. . . .
You are highly sensitive with your surroundings and easily pick up on the ‘vibe’ of a place or person
You go visit a place where large crowds are, and you have unexplainable emotional or physical reactions
You are around other people or visit their homes, your emotions or sense of wellbeing sometimes begins to inexplicably change
You can empathize with others easily, knowing what they are feeling without speaking with them
You can “feel” the presence of spirits, or feel something “odd” when you are in a place where a spirit might be
You can feel other people’s pain, even the location of the pain on their body. Sometimes you will take on that feeling within your own body.
Tend to use the words “I feel . . .” in conversation when relating to others
You smell and taste hints of presence from the spirit world
Claircognizance (clear knowing)
The ability to ‘just know’ information and the knowledge often comes to you spontaneously, but you know in your soul it is 100% accurate. Sometimes this information can come in the form of facts and figures, other times, it comes in the way of simply knowing the truth of a situation, a career path, or an ex-boyfriend.
You may be claircognizant if. . . .
You often receive the answer to something that you were wondering, seemingly from nowhere
It is common for you to get really creative, inspirational, and beneficial ideas
Tend to have an ‘unquiet mind’ with ideas swirling around and popping in, especially when at work or involved in a creative project
Without explanation, you can know whether someone is telling the truth or the truth of something with 100% accuracy
Tend to use the words “I know . . .” in conversation when relating to others
Each one of us has some combination of the above gifts, at varying degrees of strengths, and we can choose to develop them at any time.
By starting with the one that feels most true to you and focusing there is the right place to start in re-oping your gifts. One of the resources on my site, The Open Your Gifts 10-day eCourse can help you identify these strong points and get you to start flexing those intuitive muscles. For more information on honing in on your strongest gifts, please check out the articles below.
Amanda Linette Meder
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Last Updated 6 Nov 2018