Clairvoyance is a form of sixth sensory perception which involves receiving intuitive information visually, primarily through visions in the mind’s eye. The word itself means “clear seeing”, and it is one of the five multidimensional forms of perception (the others being clairsentience, clairaudience, claircognizance and clairalience). A person who receives intuitive information visually is called a clairvoyant.
I have been a clairvoyant all of my life although for most of that time I didn’t realize it. It wasn’t until my early 30’s did I realize that the images in my mind were extra sensory visions, and that they were giving me important intuitive information about the people, places and situations around me. When I finally realized that there was a term for what I was experiencing, my life became a whole lot easier. I stopped feeling crazy and learned how to work skillfully with my clairvoyance. My life now revolves around the information I receive in visions, and I devote time each day to consciously receive guidance for myself and my loved ones.
Because clairvoyant information is subtle and often symbolic, people often overlook it. It’s easy to shrug it off as our imagination or a fleeting thought. However if you’ve ever suspected that you’re a clairvoyant, you probably are. Here are five of the most common characteristics of someone who is a natural clairvoyant.
1. Clairvoyants have a vivid imagination.
Clairvoyants have naturally vivid imaginations, vivid dreams and vivid daydreams. Because their inner sight is so strong, they find it easy to visualize and envision. When someone describes something to a clairvoyant, they see crystal clear images of it in their mind’s eye. They can easily plan and create something in their head.
2. Clairvoyants are visual learners.
Clairvoyants often have a visual learning style. They learn best through pictures, videos, charts, diagrams or by watching someone give a demonstration. It is easy for a clairvoyant to remember what they have learned visually and they enjoy visual projects and presentations.
3. Clairvoyants are drawn to images and beauty.
Clairvoyants are often drawn to art, colour and beautiful things. They have an appreciation for life’s beauty and are mesmerized by images (you’ll find us all on Pinterest). Clairvoyants love scenery, looking at beautiful photographs and watching cinematic movies.
4. Clairvoyants are highly sensitive people (HSPs).
As with all other types of highly intuitive people, clairvoyants are more sensitive than the average person. They are easily overstimulated by too much noise, activity, and especially bright or harsh lighting. Anxiety is a common problem for a clairvoyant because their nervous system is delicate, and so they avoid crowds, parties and busy environments. Because of this they may be mislabeled as weird or antisocial. For more information on navigating life as an HSP I highly recommend the book The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron.
5. Clairvoyants experience frequent visions and sometimes see energy with their physical eyes.
The classic sign that a person is clairvoyant is the fact that they experience flashes of images and moving pictures in their mind’s eye. These inner pictures convey extra sensory information that the clairvoyant wouldn’t otherwise know. Some clairvoyants also see flashing lights or auras with their physical eyes.
The information in a clairvoyant vision can be literal but is often symbolic. Someone who is clairvoyant will often see and experience symbols in the form of letters, numbers, colours, animals, flags, landscapes, tarot cards, gemstones or everyday objects. These symbols are forms of communication from our higher self, angels, spirit guides, loved ones on the Other Side and the Creator. I highly recommend The Book of Psychic Symbols by Melanie Barnum if you are just starting out and wish to develop your own personal library of intuitive symbols.
Being clairvoyant is an extraordinary gift that should be honored and used with reverence and respect. Ultimately we want to use our sixth senses to serve others and create healing for the planet. If you’ve had a clairvoyant experience or have any questions about clairvoyance, I’d love to hear from you – please leave a comment below.
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