Metaphysical Senses: What is Clairaudience?

Clairaudience in short means clear hearing, either by mental or physical means. It is likened to having a mental inner ear. It is the ability to receive messages from your Spirit Guides in thought form.

Clairaudience (clear hearing) is one of the four metaphysical senses, the others being clairvoyant (clear seeing), clairsentient (clear sensing), and claircognizant (clear knowing). It is one of your four metaphysical senses in addition to your five physical senses.

A good way to develop clairaudience is to practice automatic writing.

The Voices in My Head

Most of the time during the day my ego tries to run the show with thoughts like I am not good enough, people think I am wierd, no one likes me, and other self defeating thoughts. Those thoughts are not coming from spirit, they are coming from ego.

In order to hear your true voice, you need to learn to quiet your mind. Easier said than done, right? Meditation is one way to be able to get through to that small, still voice that is your true self. When you are able to get through to that voice, you will be amazed by the insightful answers given to your pressing questions.

Repetitious Thoughts

Clairaudience can come to you in the form of repetitious thoughts and tones. These are the type of thoughts that keep popping into your head, even when you were not consciously thinking about them.

For example, my guides keep gently suggesting I take up yoga. A thought about yoga will just pop into my head when I am thinking about something completely different.

What they are trying to get across is that by taking up a regular practice of yoga, it will help me with the other areas in my life that I am asking and thinking about. (I know this, but have not started any yoga yet, so they keep gently reminding me until I actually do it. Pesky guides!)

I Can’t Get that Song Out of My Head!

Do you hear songs that keep playing in your head over and over again? If that happens, take a few minutes to do a web search for the lyrics to the song you have been hearing. You will be amazed how relevant the lyrics can be to a problem you have been thinking about and giving energy to in your life. Answers from spirit may not come in the form you expect.


Telepathic communication is another form of clairaudience, in which you can tune into another persons thoughts. This can be done in the presence of another person or remotely, provided both parties are willing and open. This can happen naturally over time, especially with a spouse that you are very close to.

Automatic Writing

Learning automatic writing is a wonderful way to get the messages you receive down on paper or typed into the computer. It is a fairly easy process to learn.

It can be thoughts that pop up in your head that have nothing to do with what you were currently thinking. You may have been thinking about the events of the day when a stray thought about a certain relative pops into your head. It may mean you should call her or that she is thinking of you as well.

My Thoughts On Clairaudience

I am primarily clairaudient in that I will hear answers to my questions in my head. It is like a calm, clear voice that always speaks with complete logic. There is never any slang or inappropriate words used. The messages are clear and concise, never wishy-washy or unsure. Those types of unclear answers almost always come from the ego.

Also, I receive much of my information from songs that continually run through my head. It could be just for a short while, or the same song can run through my head for days. Right now, as I type this, the song “Forgiveness” by Bryan Adams is playing loud and clear in my head and has been for the past two days.

What about you? Share your thoughts below.

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24 thoughts on “Metaphysical Senses: What is Clairaudience?”

  1. Great article! I felt like you knew all the things I experienced with clairaudience. Especially cant get that song out of my head. I had Barbara Streisands song “My Man” playing in my head for two days until I finally understood the message. lol. It’s one of my favorites songs but it almost wasn’t after two days. lol

    • Hi Sherry,

      Nice to meet you! Yes, after two days of the same song running through you head, that’s about enough. I have found that if I Google the song lyrics and read through them, it usually is enough to understand the message and stop the song in my head. My best one was whenever I thought of an ex-boyfriend, I would have the Alice Cooper song “Poison” run through my head. Okay, I got the picture!

      It looks like you see repeating numbers as well! I love your About page.

  2. Hi, Nice site just what I was looking for.

    I have had songs popping in my head or playing around me, sometimes when I think of this guy whom I had been seeing, I have no clue if were over or whats going on, which is usually my thoughts when it comes to him and then suddenly out of the blue at first these songs would be on the radio, I turn it off, then it’s on the tv, I turn it off, then in a vehical going by, even if I switched radio stations. The songs are “This [last bridge and chorus part]” by Darius Rucker, “Keep In mind [most of the song]” by LoCash Cowboys, and “Won’t let go [chorus part]” by Rascal Flatts.

    Then most recently these ones started popping in my head or added to the list above. “Crazy Girl [chorus part]” by The Eli Young band, “Let me down easy [chorus part]” by Billy Currington.

    See the guy doesn’t care for country (he’s alternative, light christian rock, and rock ie bush, etc) but he does know I love country music, we would tease each other. I even gave him a CD of inspirational country lol songs, but non of these songs are on it. I don’t even know if he ever heard the CD.

    I have no clue what is going on, or what it means, is it from a spirit, or him thinking about me? or I’ve lost my mind and need to go find it lol. Help would be appreciated.

    • I am not sure if this is just my imagination at work or something more, or if this is even the right subject. Okay here it goes. *long and in need of some help with this one*

      Lately the guy I was seeing, I had tried to connect with him to send him messages (using the imagine a tube/pipe going from you to him carrying what you want to say) at first I would get little feelings, or the chorus to “crazy girl” or “Whatever it is” and “Just a kiss” (two I mentioned above and the last by Lady Antebellum, and again he said he doesn’t much care for country music), when I would ask him a question, then he would answer himself.

      Then all of a sudden there was this wierd thing, it was like I could hear his voice, and then we would be talking (as if in the same room) except we weren’t he was ten minutes away (at home) or he was at work.
      I thought OMG I have lost my mind lol. Then I tried a test trick if you will, during one of the conversations, I asked him to text me, he wouldn’t and didn’t (no reason why given), so then I said okay If I were to drive past your house, what vehical would not be there (he has a pickup and a car, his pick is used for work, yes he sometimes uses the car but thats like 2% of the time) and he said his car would be gone. Right there I am thinking Gotcha!

      Well not so much, I went past his place and his car was gone and it was on a work day, during his work hours (though he said he was on break in our conversation) oddly while he was talking to me, you could hear chatter (like if you were on a phone an others were talking in the distance around him) or static like chatter it wasn’t clear or really all that pronounced more like effect if you will since I can’t describe it lol.

      These conversations could go on for five minutes, or a couple minutes, an hour or two (with some pauses inbetween) and there would be like this feeling on the side of my head like a kiss (you know like when your sitting with a guy and your drifting to sleep with your head on his shoulder and he gives you a feather like kiss on the head) and you can hear him sigh and almost like you feel him relax.

      One night during our conversation I feel started to fall a sleep and I felt like a smile from him, and that kiss again, and then the next day I get “Hey, someone feel alseep on me last night” with a laugh in his voice.

      I mean this voice is his, pitch/tone he has a medium deep voice, and he always says “hey” even his speech pattern. I even closed my eyes and thought of him and I could see this clear I don’t know pipe like connected to him and me and when we were doing this it looked like alot of what energy, electric going back and forth like an information super highway.

      The convo’s have slowed down now, but thing is he doesn’t believe in this stuff, and it happens at all hours of the day/night, and I haven’t talked to him about it in person cause he is actually harder to get a hold of that way, or he just won’t answer his phone or door especially if he feels a migrain, or immence stress.

      So is it my imagination? Am I or have I lost my ever lovin mind? is this really happening? Is it someone else using him and his words (or maybe what he is thinking to himself, or feeling) for him? Like if he inadvertantly said if I knew how to say this to her, and did and he gets back this voice maybe in his head (which I don’t know if he does) Sort of like having the conversation in your head before you have it in person a test run of sorts, or maybe he is more open (he can be courious at times) then he would ever admit?

      I just want to know I don’t need to check into a hospital right now, lmao.

      • Hola Chica!

        Your not crazy lol. Not even close.

        It is important to keep in mind that spirits can imitate the voices and energy of people you know. So just be careful. Some spirits do this specifically to hurt you or take your energy (ie, ghosts with a low vibration that have trapped themselves here and now try to steal from the living to ease their self induced pain. But they really need to move on, not steal from you, so don’t let them give you a sob story.).

        But, people do visit us in only their energetic (aka: astral) form. Often this happens in their sleep as they don’t need to focus on controlling their body or doing daily tasks. It is normal and often they only visit us in our sleep because we are also asleep. But if you are awake, you may hear a message or get a kiss or a hug. It is quite lovely =)

        A good way to check what is going on is to see if there is even something a tiny bit off about “him” when you sense his presence. Sometimes it is only something small that alerts you to the fact that it really isn’t him. Also, “he” may not act like himself or it might just feel odd in a way you can’t put your finger on deep in your core. Listen to your gut instincts and intuition, but don’t listen to thoughts born out of panic even tinged with panic. Panic has a negative source and does not come from our guides or the universe.

        What might really help is a protection meditation where you see gold protective energy encircling you like a shell and focusing on it being impenetrable to any negative or accidentally negative entities or energies. It doesn’t need to be gold ha ha, but gold energy has the feeling of the sun’s warm rays healing and protecting you and washing away negativity.

        You could also try a grounding meditation where you see your feet sinking into the earth and the earths energies flowing up your feet to your head, encasing and protecting you from negative beings or forces.

        This stuff isn’t easy and it isn’t simple to figure out. There is way more going on in this crazy world than anyone gives it credit for. But, you are always watched over. If you follow your intuition, everything else will take are of itself. You are very protected already it is just listening to the messages you are given so that you can avoid problems and learn all the necessary lessons.


  3. Reading these articles, I realized the song ‘Flagpole Sitter’ had been stuck in my head since this morning. I basically only knew the melody and a few of the words (it goes through my imagination like a garbled mess),so I looked up the lyrics and nearly had a heart attack. Sooo apropos!

  4. I’ve been trying to learn more about clairaudience because my boyfriend seems to think I am clairaudient. But none of these things happen to me – at least not significantly. Yes, sometimes I get songs stuck in my head but it’s just the catchy tunes or my favorites.
    The reason he seems to think so is because I hear things that sound like “white noise” for lack of a better word. Or a lot of times, I hear muffled over-lapping voices as if a bunch of people are talking on a tv in another room, but there’s never a tv on. I almost never get actual words; it’s almost as if the words are just muffled enough that I can’t make out what they’re saying.

    I’m curious if that actually means I have clairaudience or not.

  5. Recently went to Peru to see Sacred Valley Ruins, Machu Picchu and in general experience an ancient cultural. While flying from Lima to Cuzco the clouds surrounding the mountains were beautiful. I was busy taking some photos from the plane’s window. On our final approach my eyes began to tear up when I saw the beauty of the area for the first time and suddenly from out of nowhere a voice from inside my head very clearly said ‘Welcome Home’. It was amazing and still gives me goose bumps whenI think of it. Maybe I have been there before but I do know this trip was just magical.

  6. I have been getting a lot of divine messages from certain songs getting stuck in my head or listening to a certain song and getting the chills and feeling love while the song is playing. I finally did a google search to figure out exactly what was happening and this post is extremely helpful thanks!

  7. What a timely article for me to stumble upon. I know I am an empath and have been really working on exploring and developing my gift as it sometimes feels more like a curse than a gift.

    This morning I woke at 04:00 with Aerosmith’s Angel playing in my head over and over. I downloaded the song and must have listened to it at least 20 times this morning. I wondered if it had something to do with my gift. I didn’t realize this is a sign of clairaudience. Makes sense.

    I think this song is speaking to me about my currently developing relationship. We are two people who really like each other but aren’t sure how to make it work due to distance and other life demands etc. I had an angel card reading done this past weekend and they told me a relationship is coming but there is a “cooling off” period. Sadly I wonder if we are moving into that. I have a feeling I need to back away but not sure if its due to my own past hurts or if that’s a message from beyond. I am trying to play it cool but its very very hard especially being so lonely all the time.

    I am going to review the lyrics and see what they might hold within them. Definitely strange that this song came up as I haven’t heard it in years.

  8. This article is really helpful, thank you! One of the things I’ve been struggling with is the fact that as a believed-clairaudient, and a very analytical thinker, while in meditation it can be impossible for me to stop talking to myself. I know most of these thoughts are not from Spirit, and that makes it difficult to distinguish which are. We’re taught that meditation is to help quiet the mind and find gaps where you can really focus on nothing but Spirit and yourself more or less, but this proves difficult for me. I’ve also read from a few sources that clairaudience meditation can be full of questions and answers inside your head. I was wondering if there should be a happy medium, or if you have any suggestions? I know it is different for everyone, and my question is hard for me to put into words at the moment, but I hope you can understand what I’m trying to say.

    Thanks again, and best wishes for your future (:.

  9. This helped immensely! For the past 3 weeks, every so often, ive been hearing sounds. It started off one afternoon as a sharp pitch tone in my right ear, then both. seemed to last forever, tho faded eventually. a few nights later, whilst laying in bed i thought i heard a woman speak outside my room, thought nothing of it. the following evenings the same happened, but she was accompanied by another. it is now at the point where i am actually a bit frightened at night and as such am sleeping with a night light and popping sleeping tablets so i dont experience this.I am a spiritual and health conscious person, i dont smoke or drink or eat meat, and my family medical history is clear of mental disorders. Very honestly, i feel as if i might be going mad. I have no idea what to do anymore

  10. Firstly, I love your website and all the links and products it has to offer, thank you so much for sharing. I have songs playing in my head often first thing when I wake. One of the most memorable was a line from a song of which it was singing over and over the laughter that was dead is coming”. I was suffering quite severe depression at the time, not medicated but managing. I thought to myself I know that song from somewhere. I jumped out of bed and went to my cds of which there are hundreds let my hand feel its way pulled out a CD (hadn’t listened to it for 7 years) that I thought it might be, put it on and let it skip skip 4 x to a song and then fast forwarded to the exact spot…. ! I couldnt believe I had been led so easily to that exact line. Song by Heather Nova “What a Feeling” is the song, the whole song was very pertinent to that time in my life. It made me smile and cry as I started the song again and listened to it in its entirety – as I knew I was getting a message that the dark time was almost done – one of the lyrics actually said “There’s a song already there, waiting inside”. A sincerely beautiful moment of realisation that my intuition was 100pc spot on and message received loud and clear.

  11. SO Glad I found this….. I do have many gifts but when I kept hearing the song ” Georgy Girl ” over and over and over for several days and playing it over and over again like it was my Job… I knew t his was CRAZY…. That song was around before I was….. It all makes sense now…. I googled the lyrics and BAM…. I got it?

  12. Hi, I recently read about entities that feed on human negative energies. Apparently these feeders manifest themeselves as voices in your head.

    So, I told myself I’m gonna rid myself of these feeders.

    The next morning I woke up with the song “I’m gonna be around” by Michael Learns to Rock. Been doing that for several days now.

    It seems to me that when I’m awake, these entities talk to me through songs but when I’m at the point of waking up from sleep, I can hear them as child’s voices.

  13. Hello,
    I honestly don’t know why I keep hearing Brian Mcknight song”Anytime”. The lyrics I keep hearing is “have you ever think about me in time, come back to me, come back to me, I miss You, I miss You…I can’t get it to stop, and I trying to figure it out, where it’s driving me insane….anything you can tell me is greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

  14. the same part of the Song Such Great Heights by Iron and Wine, when he said ” And True it may be a streach, but its thoughts like this that catch my troubled head when you’re away , when I am missing you to death, the last part keeps going over and over in my head. Wasn’t even thinking about this song, just popped in..

  15. I am in the process of healing my son from schizophrenia. I was afraid to take the first step and didn’t know what to do and I kept getting Van Halen’s Right Now. It’s that magic moment do it right here and now. It means everything. My ex busted his door down w righteous indignation and snapped him back to reality. Each day since Huey Lewis and the News song The Power of Love, comes into my head at certain times and I will know exactly what to do. He needs physical touch and words of affirmation. He’s really coming around. I don’t believe in labeling people with mental illness or any illness. That limits the outcome!


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