Metaphysical Senses: What is Clairvoyance?

by Laurra Warnke

Clairvoyance (clear seeing) is a metaphysical sense that means seeing a mental image within your 3rd eye. It is also known as your 6th sense or spiritual sight.

This is probably the most well known of the metaphysical senses, or at least the most talked about. It is what most refer to and think of as psychic abilities. It is an ability that is latent in most people and can be developed through practice. It is often referred to as the sixth sense. Some individuals respond to visual interpretation easier and quicker than auditory, thinking, or feeling senses.

Clairvoyance (clear seeing) is one of the four metaphysical senses, the others being clairsentience (clear feeling), clairaudient (clear hearing), and claircognizant (clear knowing). It is one of your four metaphysical senses in addition to your five physical senses.

Types of Clairvoyant Abilities

There are quite a variety of ways to observe clairvoyance. You may have visions or visual flashes while awake or these visions can also come to you in your dreams or when you are in a very relaxed state, as pictures in your mind.

Other types of clairvoyant abilities include reading a persons aura or energy field, seeing colors surrounding a person or picking up on symbols that come to you as a picture in your mind.

Clairvoyance is the ability to see clearly though the minds eye.  sudden flashes of pictures, symbols,or numbers seen in your head that have meaning. It could also be a flash of a yes or no.

Developing Clairvoyance

You can develop clairvoyance by telling your guides that you wish to develop these skills. Keep an intuitive journal of the hits you receive. If you notice any symbols, try to set aside writing time to discern what those words or symbols mean.

If this is not your strongest intuitive modality, it pays to ask your angels and guides for assistance. Then be open to the signs your receive. It could be as clear as a neon sign, or it could be a symbol of something your guides feel you need to be aware of.

When you first become aware of the picture in your mind, pay careful attention to what the first thing is that comes up as to what it means. In most cases this is the correct meaning of it. When we let our ego and thinking mind get a hold of it, we generally tend to dismiss the real meaning and make up our own stuff, directed by fears and what we think we know.

Try to pay attention to whether it references the past, present, or future? Also, did you recently tell you guides you needed information on a certain situation in your life? This could be the answer. Sometimes the answers do not come immediately.

For me, clairvoyance is not my strongest intuitive modality, but I am actively working on it, as it can be the easiest and quickest way to receive an answer to a problem I am inquiring about. I have asked for assistance from the Archangels to assist me in bringing out this gift.

What about you? Do you have any stories to share where you have received a clairvoyant hit and then it later proved to have meaning for you? I would love to hear your comments below.

About Laurra Warnke

LaurraLaurra Warnke is an empath and intuitive healer who helps you embrace your Sacred Soul Blueprint by viewing your Akashic record from a soul level perspective.

Through Akashic record readings, energy clearings, and spiritual business mentoring, she works with your Guides to clarify your life’s purpose, embrace your soul level gifts, clear energetic misalignments, and bring back the passion and spirit to your life.


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Tetyana Luzhna September 27, 2010 at 10:48 am

This information is very important to me, I am trying to develope pshycic abitilies too. I also practising Reiki healing. Once during reiki healing on myself, I saw a black stomach. After a few days I was diagnosed with acid reflux. It was my first time of seeing something. I don’t know if it was clairvoyance, or just a sign from Angels.


Laura September 27, 2010 at 11:43 am

Hi Tetyana,

So nice to meet you! That is awesome that you were able to see a health issue and then have it confirmed. Reiki healing goes to the area it is needed most. It does sound like you experienced clairvoyance, which are indeed signs from the Angels.



Rachel June 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I have been seeing flashes of black shapes out of the corner of my eye and when I look to see it it’s gone, sometimes I think I see people, are theses spirits? And sometimes ( less than seeing the black streaks ) I think I hear people calling my name, I keep thinking it’s my family or friends, but am I clairvoyant?


Sue June 20, 2012 at 2:54 am

I have had several instances of seeing things. I will get what I call “flashes” of things happening and then a few days later they happen. The problem is, they flash so quickly that I cannot do anything to stop them. It’s almost as if the flash is too quick and then I “forget” about them. I had a flash that I was in a car accident a few years ago and told my son about it as we were filling up for gas. We were on the road from a long trip and still had a few days of driving left to get home. Two days later, an hour from home, we were in an accident and totaled the car. I have had other flashes as well, and also a knowing of things that would happen. For example, I “knew” I was meant for a certain job and didn’t get it. I could not figure it out because I knew it was mine. Almost exactly a year later, the job reopened and I got it. I also know I am going to win something, just by being handed a ticket. It has happened more than once. If I am going to win, the second I am handed the ticket, it feels as if a jolt of energy shoots through my arm. The last time I won, it was $1000. These abilities, the flashes and the knowing, seem to come in waves for me. I won’t experience them for a few years and then they are there again. Is that a normal thing?


Monica October 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I’am worried, some people might think, I’m crazy if I were to tell them, what I see, feel about them ? Sometimes I get msgs from one person, to give to another friend? I try to shut them out, but it doesnt always work? plus, have bad feelings about people, t.objects? one of them, was a mirror, and i found out, i was righ


Monica October 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

please tell me, i’m not crazy?


Ashley Weber September 25, 2014 at 8:10 pm

You are not crazy!!! I too thought something was wrong with me until I turned out being right about things all the time. I am also an empath and can feel things in objects. Everything carries an energy and we are blessed to have this gift!! I promise you are not crazy


Katherine Sadler October 21, 2012 at 8:53 am

Once I had a dream before going to work on a midnight shift. I dreamed I was in the middle of a stream of water and my deseased mother extended her arms to bring me ashore. That night on the way to work I had to pass an alley where I was abducted by an old lover who began to choke me and had me down on the ground in the alley. As my breathe was about to leave me I saw a pair of shoes with a long coat or robe to the left of me. My attacker immediately stop choking me and ran. I got up to think the stranger but there were no footsteps in the snow but mine.


geeta July 4, 2014 at 3:18 pm

i can feel the energy and i can see the different colors while doing prayer only so whats does it mean


Ashley Weber September 25, 2014 at 8:05 pm

I have what I have always called “the knowing”. car accidents, illness, I know when a big change is about to happen in my life, and I know just even little things all the time that may seem meaningless at the time, but when something big happens, everything will make sense. I am also an empath. I can feel energies of others and energies in the atmosphere itself. It’s hard to shut the feeling off and sometimes it can drive me crazy!!! I experience everything in life through emotions, but I just within the past five years have had very vivid visions and my gifts seem to get stronger as I get older. I feel all alone in this so I am so thankful to have found you. I call upon God to help me continue my search for my calling. Thankyou Ashley


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