Literally, clairvoyance means „clear seeing”. It is the ability to see things with full perspective, which includes the past, present and the potential future.
Clairvoyants can see spirits, energy fields, symbols and get visual premonitions.
A few clairvoyants see things in their mind’s eye and some can see with their physical eyes. These impressions are more easily perceived during meditation and in an alpha state.
Sometimes clairvoyants are defined as people who can “see hidden things”. During recent years, due to their apparent capacity to gather extra-sensory information, they are sometimes called upon in missing person cases to help law enforcement officials.
While some people seem to be born with the gift of clairvoyance and come to use it simply without any effort, it is something that is capable of being fine-tuned even in people who are apparently not clairvoyant at all.
Clairvoyants have been around a long time though. In fact, history suggests clairvoyants have developed in different cultures from the 1700s onwards.
Ancient Hindu sacred texts document a group of clairvoyants who can gain extra sensory perception through discipline and training. Also, the Tibetan culture is renowned for its psychic practitioners.
For example, Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government consult the Nechung Oracle, who is recognized as the state oracle.
Types of abilities:
- Clairvoyance (clear seeing, as with the third eye) is an intuitive knowing, a strong impression, like that small voice we sometimes hear in our heads that warns us.
- Clairsentience (clear sensing, empathic or emotional layer sensing) is experiencing heightened sensations, smelling something like freshly cut grass, might relay messages of feeling warm, or feeling the physical sensations of emotions such as excitement or serenity.
- Clairaudience (clear hearing) is when that information comes in an audible form, such as words or phrases.
- Claircognizance (clear knowingness) is the ability to know things; this ability is manifesting thoughts, ideas put straight in the mind of the claircognizant.
How can a clairvoyant help you?
A reading with a clairvoyant can be effective if you are feeling confused about a situation and would like some clarity.
What a clairvoyant sees is not limited to the past or the present and so this kind of reading may also give you a glimpse at your most possible future.
Remember that if you change your present approach, you will change your future, so any predictions are based on what is most probable and not set in concrete.
An individual that is clairaudient, clairvoyant or clairsentient can tune into your question and bring clarity to your present situation.
Tip – a true clairvoyant with developed abilities shouldn’t need to ask you many questions, if any at all, about the issues you need help with.
How to develop these abilities?
One of the first steps that you can take to become more clairvoyant is to heighten your awareness. Spend quiet time by yourself each morning.
After you wake in the morning, before starting your day, spend time allowing emotions and thoughts to wash over you. Don’t control what comes; welcome and absorb it. Open your mind to the possibility of receiving communications from energies generated outside yourself.
Train your intuition. According to Carl Jung, intuition is one of 4 major functions of the human mind along with thinking, sensation, and feeling. By balancing all of these functions within ourselves, we have the strength to maximize our potential.
Learn what it means to be mindful. Being mindful signifies that you are more actively aware of what is going on around you. You are consciously paying attention to your physical sensations and emotions. Being more mindful will help you to get in tune with yourself and the world around you.
Open up your Ajna chakra (the center for wisdom, clarity, insight and the boundary between divine and human consciousness) by focusing on the area between your eyebrows, envisioning the color indigo in this area, and chanting the sacred mantra “Sham.”
Even if the clairvoyant capacities don’t develop for years, trust that they will eventually surface. Believe in yourself! Lastly, remember that these capacities are given to those who deserve them and they can be taken away just as easily. Always use your spiritual gifts for the greater good of all.