Metaphysical Senses: What is Clairvoyance?

what is clairvoyance

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 … Read more

Metaphysical Senses: What is Clairsentience?

what is clairsentience

Clairsentience is a metaphysical sense that relates to recurring physical and emotional feelings. This is known as clear feeling and signifies Divine guidance. Clairsentience (clear feeling) is one of the four metaphysical senses, the others being clairvoyance (clear seeing), clairaudience (clear hearing), and claircognizance (clear knowing). It is one of your four metaphysical senses in … Read more

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How To Develop Clairvoyance

how to develop clairvoyance

Today we are talking about how to develop clairvoyance, one of your four main metaphysical abilities. We talk about seven ways to recognize clairvoyance and at the end I share tools to help you develop this visual intuitive ability.

One of the things I get asked regularly about during a reading is how to determine if you are primarily clairvoyant, clairsentient, clairaudient, or claircognizant. When you work on developing your intuition it can seem a bit confusing so I wanted to share some ways you can recognize your primary intuitive sense. This is the first out of four posts and this one is all about how to develop clairvoyance.


What is Clairaudience?

What is Claircognizance?

What is Clairvoyance?

What is Clairsentience?

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How To Develop Clairvoyance

What is a Metaphysical Sense?

So, let’s talk first about what a metaphysical sense is. It is the ability to collect or receive information or data in another way than your five physical senses of sight, sound, taste, touch, and hearing. It is the ability to tap into the unseen or unheard areas that sit there just below the surface.

That layer just below the surface is energy. It is perception. It is that intuitive knowing, without anything to support it necessarily. Your metaphysical senses allow you to tap into the unknown and the impressions you cannot perceive with the naked eye.

So, this takes practice! You can indeed strengthen your inner senses but it does first help to have some guidelines so you can recognize them and have them become useful to you.

One of the things that can cause confusion is often you can use more than one of your metaphysical senses. So, you might be primarily clairvoyant, but also experience clairsentience from time to time. You can strengthen all of these through a variety of methods and I will discuss some of those as we look at the senses.

Another reason there can be confusion is because you may be trying to strengthen your clairaudience for example, but your guides might actually have an easier time connecting with you through another clair, like clairvoyance.

The All-Seeing Eye and Your Spiritual Sight

Let’s first start by taking a look at what it means to have Clairvoyance as a primary intuitive sense. This is probably the most well-known of the metaphysical senses, or at least maybe 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.

Clairvoyance is often called the sixth sense or the “all-seeing eye” or the third eye. Some people respond to visual interpretation easier and quicker than auditory, thinking, or feeling senses.

If you are primarily clairvoyant you are able to see and perceive images, colors, or shapes, through your third eye, which is located about one inch above your eyebrows near the center of your forehead. Think of this as your spiritual sight or your 6th sense.

You may not think you are clairvoyant but if you spend a lot of time daydreaming, imagining, or having vivid dreams like a movie, the chances are clairvoyance is your primary intuitive ability. So, don’t think you’re daydreaming during the middle of work is all that bad! It can actually be very helpful.

Seven Ways To Recognize Clairvoyance

#1 – Seeing Images, Visions, or Mind Movies

So, here are seven ways to recognize clairvoyance. The first way is having an image or vision flash into your mind. It may be a complete image such as a room or a building, but you might not recognize it as something familiar. In some cases that image can show up in the form of a premonition or as a feeling of déjà vu. Think of it as a metaphorical image. Also, these images are often random and may just randomly flash before your eyes.

You might experience these visions during a particularly vivid dream. You can find yourself having a vivid “movie” playing in your mind. It might be stuck on a continuous loop that keeps repeating and viewing a certain scene.

It also might just come across a still photo, as though it is frozen in time. You may or may not recognize people in that image.

#2 – Seeing Flashes of Colors

The second way to recognize clairvoyance is seeing flashes of colors when you gently close your eyes and tune in or meditate. You might see a flash of red or green, much like a traffic light as an answer to a question you asked from Spirit. Often those colors are only there for a second or two, but they are a quick way to receive an answer to whether or not to move forward.

As a side note, flashes of red also can also indicate repressed anger around an issue. It can indicate an issue has more healing needed to be done around a certain situation. Flashes of green can signal love and compassion for a person or a situation. It can also indicate a yes in answer to a question you asked of Spirit.

#3 – Seeing Numbers, Shapes, or Symbols

A third way to recognize clairvoyance is by seeing numbers, shapes, or symbols. You might see an image for example of an anchor or bird through your third eye. If you do, tune into what you were thinking about a minute or two earlier. What was the first thing that comes to mind? You can also ask yourself what life area that image connects to. Is it finance? Relationships? Career? And see what really rings true.

#4 – Reading Auras and Energy Fields

A fourth way to recognize clairvoyance is by reading a persons aura or energy field. You might see colors surrounding a person when you gaze at them. There are also some of you who can see outlines of spirits surrounding a person.

#5 – Viewing Chakras

A fifth way you might experience clairvoyance is tuning in and actually seeing a specific chakra, either another persons or your own. You might just see the color of the chakra, but this is where practice can be fun. So, I invite you to keep tuning in and see what else you notice about the chakra. Does it seem small or large? Does it seem to grow larger or shrink? Unbalanced? Is there some cloudiness somewhere within it?

#6 – Seeing Flashes of Light or Shadows

A sixth way you might experience clairvoyance is by seeing flashes of light or shadows. This can seem like floating orbs or transparent blobs in the air, either inside or outside. You could also experience flashing lights, glittering lights, or twinkling lights. You might just see these out of the corner of your eye or in your peripheral vision.

#7 – Remote Viewing

A seventh way you can experience clairvoyance is through remote viewing. I would put this as an advanced method, but something you can also practice. I would not say I am proficient at remote viewing, but I will share an amazing experience with you. This was back in about 2011 I believe. I was on a personal development website forum and someone wanted to go do a remote viewing exercise so they put up a photo of 5 tarot cards face down.

The goal was to guess as many of those tarot cards as possible. I thought it would be fun to try it out. I was at work while I did this, so I wasn’t really concentrating all that hard, but did a very brief meditation and received images of the cards in my mind. It turns out after the answers were revealed that I got 3 out of the 5 cards correct! I was ecstatic to say the least!

Now, I haven’t had many other experiences to that level, but I will say when those images came through I was in a very light mood and did it really just to see if I could do it. I didn’t have any attachment to the outcome and I think that is something important to note. So, keep things fun when you try some of the exercises I am going to share with you in a few minutes.

This is something you can definitely have fun with and practice. You can use yourself first as a sample subject and then connect with a like-minded friend, with their permission of course, and try it out on each other.

Here is an example:

Say you had an image of an anchor flash in your mind. Take a few moments of quiet, tune in, and ask your self what life area that anchor applies. Say the answer you received was work. So, seeing an anchor could apply to thinking that you are stuck in your job and won’t get that promotion.

Think about the symbolism of the image, an anchor in this example. What does that image represent? An anchor represents stability as in making a ship stable in the water. It indicates stopping something, bringing something to a halt, or slowing down to a crawl. An anchor could also be looked at as a solid foundation, or planting roots by burying something deep in the ground.

What I want you to see here is that the symbolism can go in many directions. When you receive an image of some type, do not over think the image. Tune into your first thought when you receive an image of this type. The first thought is usually correct.

How To Develop Clairvoyance

So here are a few ways you can work on developing clairvoyance. The first step being setting the intention.

Set the Intention

So, you are going to be setting the intention. You can develop clairvoyance by telling your Spirit Guides that you wish to develop these skills. This is you setting the intention that you wish to develop your clairvoyant ability to a greater level. If this is not your strongest intuitive modality, it pays to ask your angels and guides for assistance.

Work with Visualization Techniques

So, you can do this yourself, you don’t need to spend a fortune on a class or workshop unless you want to do so. The easiest way to get started with visualization is to let yourself go into daydream mode and into your imagination. So, now it is time to let your imagination come out to play!

Let Your Imagination Out To Play

Choose something that you are familiar with or you have already seen pictures of. You could use a beach on a tropical island, or the flashing neon lights of Las Vegas, it really doesn’t matter. Make it something you are very familiar with and know what it looks like. Any place or item will work. You could also tune into a favorite item from childhood, such as a teddy bear.

Your Virtual Magnifying Glass

Now it is time to get out your virtual magnifying glass. Get the image that you chose firmly anchored in your mind. So, what you are doing is visually pulling up an image in your mind of what that object looks like. It is a familiar object. Now I want you to pull out your magnifying glass and zone in on one particular area or feature.
So, this is kind of the deep dive. If you have a scene or a picture, you are going to go deep and pick out one aspect of that and really start looking at it very, very closely using your third eye. Just start going down in deep. What does that look like to you?

Use your magnifying glass to bring that feature into focus and then just notice what else you see. This is a good time to journal about what you come up with whether it makes sense or not. Whether it is a color…whether it is a shape that just appears out of somewhere. What are your initial impressions? Once you are done, choose another area, zoom in and repeat the process. What this does is help you tune into the images as they will appear larger than normal and you can therefore focus on them easier.

You can also use this virtual magnifying glass method when you are looking at some type of a dream or a recurring image that you might have received. Get that image firmly planted in your mind about what you did see on a physical level and then use that virtual magnifying glass to start going deeper and bringing into focus all of those smaller details.

Visualize Numbers

This is one type of visualization that you can practice. You can also, once you are a little bit more comfortable try visualizing numbers. This is literally what is sounds like. Say for example, you visualized the number 43. Get a mental picture of the number 43 in your mind. Now, when you think about it everybody is going to have a little bit of a different version of what the number 43 looks like. What color is it? What font is it in? Serif, san serif or block? Does it look modern or antique? Is it big or is it tiny?

And once you gain a sense of that information, just how long can you hold on to the image of the number 43 in your mind? Is it for just a few seconds? If so, try again and attempt to hold the same number longer, like 10-15 seconds. Make a game out of it, keep it light, and see how long you can hold an image in your mind.

Visualize Places and Rooms

You can take this a step further and expand this practice by choosing different rooms in your house. You can go behind the walls and just tune in to what does that wall in the living room look like behind the drywall? Tune into what is there…to the studs…to the wiring…to whatever else might be hidden behind that wall.

Have fun. Pick a different room, go to your bedroom or go to the attic. This is all art of developing clairvoyance. Again having fun with it goes a long way in being able to tune in. You can further expand this by looking at other rooms in your house, looking at your yard, flowers, or even going back to the house you grew up in and take a look around energetically, and see what is there. What have you missed? What has just become commonplace that you don’t acknowledge anymore.

Dream Journaling

Another way you can develop clairvoyance is through dream journaling. If you are clairvoyant, images and mind movies can come to you through your dreams.
This would be looking like keeping a dream journal next to your bed of the intuitive flashes and hits you receive, especially first thing in the morning. So, there is a lot you can do with dream journals. This is one of them – keeping track of intuitive hits when you first wake up. The other thing is writing an intention in your dream journal before you go to sleep and then doing the recording of any images or thoughts or hits that you get when you first wake up. Keeping that next to your bed, if you notice any symbols, try to set aside writing time to discern what those words or metaphorical symbols mean.

Try to pay attention to whether it references the past, present, or future? Also, did you recently tell your Guides you needed information on a certain situation in your life? This could be the answer. Sometimes those answers do not come immediately, sometimes they come 24 hours later. A dream journal also lets you look back in time for additional connections that might not have made sense right away.

Crystals For Opening Your Third Eye

Another way to develop clairvoyance is to use crystals to open your third eye. You can carry them in your pocket or place them directly on your forehead or hold them in your hand, your dominant hand. Two crystals I recommend are lapis lazuli and clear quartz crystal for opening the third eye.

Be Open To The Signs You Receive

The other piece of developing your clairvoyance is to be open to the clairvoyant signs you receive. Some of them could be as clear as a neon sign, or what you receive could be a metaphorical symbol of something your guides feel you need to be aware of.

When you first become aware of a picture in your mind, pay careful attention to what the first thing is that comes up about what it means. In most cases this is the correct meaning of it, the one that comes through in a split second. When you second guess, that is really your logical mind kicking into gear and you can really start losing pieces of what the message meant. When we let our ego and thinking mind get a hold of something, we generally tend to dismiss the real meaning and make up our own stuff. A lot of time that is directed by fear and what we think we know.

Start Where You Are and Trust Your Guides

So, before I go I want you to know it is okay if you don’t get much information right away. For some of you this might come easily and for others it will take more practice. The point is to let it be a fun experience and not let yourself get stressed out if you don’t feel you are making progress.

Also, trust your Guides to send you messages that are uplifting and helpful. Your Guides will not fill you with fear based messages.

Resource For How To Develop Clairvoyance

If you want to go further in developing clairvoyance, The Silva Life System is an audio program that I highly recommend. They go into a great amount of detail being able to tune into images, both within your house and remote images. Their program, The Silva Life System has a bit of remote viewing involved. They have a ton of exercises that can help you increase this ability even further.

So, I hope you have fun with some of these exercises and I would love it if you would leave a comment on my blog about your experiences.

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