Can you easily tell when someone is lying? Do you get the feeling something is wrong before you know about it? Do you get strong feelings that you should or shouldn’t act on something? Everyone has spiritual gifts or senses and there’s usually one that’s stronger than the others.
It’s defined as intuition and everyone is born with it, by understanding that it’s there and tapping into it you can use this to understand the world unseen.
Like there are physical senses, there are also spiritual senses that channel intuition.
The four-spiritual sense are; clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience and claircognizance.
So how do these spiritual gifts or senses work?
Clairvoyance means ‘clear seeing’. Clairvoyants have the ability to analyse body language easily, they can tell if someone is lying or if they are hiding their feelings and therefore prefers face-to-face encounters. Generally, they’re great with details such as faces and surroundings and often have prophetic dreams.
Clairvoyants can often see events before they happen and can have premonitions.
Start by closing your eyes, picture your body and what it looks like right now. Are you standing up or lying down? What does it look like if you’re sitting down? Think about your clothes, your hair, your expression, your posture. Imagine your body filling the space.
If this is an easy exercise for you and you have no trouble picturing all of the above and have strong attention to details, it’s likely that your spiritual strength is clairvoyant.
Where clairvoyance means ‘clear seeing’, clairaudience means ‘clear hearing’. They can easily analyse what others are thinking and turn what someone is saying into what they really mean. They also have the skill to receive messages from the spirit world and pass them in to the physical world. Unlike clairvoyants, clairaudience don’t need to be face-to-face to pick up on others feelings, they are comfortable over the phone.
Start by listening to sounds around you, pay close attention and then start to tune them out. Listen to the quietness underneath the noise. Pay attention to the sound of your breath and heartbeat. Listen to your inner self and stillness.
This isn’t easy and may take a few attempts but if you can achieve it and relatively easily it looks like your gift is clairaudient.
Clairsentience means ‘clear feeling’ and is the sense when you know something is wrong or perhaps that someone is in trouble. They can tune into how another person is feeling and tune into others emotions. Often relying on gut feelings to be their guide and particularly sensitive to energy within other people. Feeling ‘tingly’ for no reason that’s known to them or getting goosebumps is not uncommon.
There are a couple of exercises you can try to see if this is your stronger gift. Go into a second-hand shop and pick up a random item, pay deep attention to it while holding it in your hands and see if you can pick up any feelings about its previous owner.
Another exercise is to ask a friend to give you a photo of someone they know but you don’t. Look at the image and see how it makes you feel, what do you pick up? Think about their traits and if you trust them or not. Take it all in and get a sense of them. Write your answers down and see if your friend can verify them or not.
If either of these exercises work for you, it looks like your spiritual gift is clairsentient.
Claircognizance means ‘clear knowing’ and is the certain feeling of being sure without evidence. They often have déjà vu and will suddenly happen upon insights into the future as well as the past and present. They are usually incredibly analytical and have a good understanding of problems that are difficult to solve.
They can often guess what someone is going to say before they say it.
Although you will have one gift that stands out the most, you normally have a combination of the spiritual gifts. The most common spiritual senses are claircognizance and clairsentience but there are a few exercises to determine which is your strongest spiritual gift.
Sit down with a pen and paper and calmly ask your higher self for help on a specific question. While keeping your mind out of the way, write down whatever thoughts are received. Keep writing, even if you lose the connection. You may find this takes some practice but keep trying.
If you find that you’re receiving messages or the task is easy it could be that your gift is claircognizant.
Intuition can be deeply strengthened by discovering which spiritual sense is the strongest in you. If you nurture powerful senses and use them alongside your physical gifts, you can start using your intuition in a whole new way.