Metaphysical Senses: What is Clairvoyance? | Intuitive Journal

Metaphysical Senses: 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 as psychic abilities. It is an ability that is latent in most people and can be developed through practice. Clairvoyance 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 claircognizance (clear knowing). It is one of your four metaphysical senses in addition to your five physical senses.

Types of Clairvoyance and Clairvoyant Abilities

There are 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. You might see 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 or a color like red or green.

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.

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Tetyana Luzhna - September 27, 2010

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 Jean Warnke - September 27, 2010

    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

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

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

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

    please tell me, i’m not crazy?

      Ashley Weber - September 25, 2014

      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

      Trevor - November 5, 2015

      Monica, you’re not crazy!

Katherine Sadler - October 21, 2012

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

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

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

Teresa Wood - May 26, 2015

I get thinys from my dreams most of the time I had dreams of my second husband and my children sometimes it will come in as a different name something but then when it comes true then I understand . I also have the thing where when I meat someone I feel that I know or have none then before I have this a lot . I have talked to psychics and they tell me it’s clairvoyance that I have and would love to develop my psychic ability more so if you can help I would love to here from you Thank you

Emma - December 29, 2015

I always have my eyes open and whatever I think I can see And plus can stare at at a wall and visualize what I want

Farhan Akhtar - October 2, 2016

Well first of all thank u so much for providing a platform to share our feelings and experiences,i have experienced visions through dreams more often but I’m really confused about one thing and it’s about weird dreams that I see almost from childhood. I always see strange places that I’ve never been to before in my life and I meet people like they know me for so long and when I wake up it feels like I was with them or visited there in real. Sometimes I see people I know like friends or relatives but more often I meet complete strangers and it amazes me all the time but now I’m trying to figure out the reality with the guidelines given by a dedicated and kind healer like yourself and I’ll always be thankful you yo ur research on mind sciences because you r a beacon for the people like us indeed

Sarah - October 7, 2016

Physical senses are a tool for learning the outer,whereas metaphysical senses are for exploring the inner. Both are meant to cause growth. Many pause their growth due to not going deeper than powers. Metaphysical powers are meant to be used as a light, to cause self-inquiry and awaken you to who you truly are. Go past these powers, see deeper into the heart of I.

These senses illuminate the path that ultimately leads to the question Who Am I. See through the illusion of outer and go deeper within. Ask yourself, Who am I? Then ask yourself, to whom does this question come? The question comes to me. Me? Who am I? I cannot be the thought or the question because they are known. I am the knower of the thought. This leads you directly to the heart of I.

You will discover that you are not your thoughts and you are not the body. You are that which cannot be known, for you are the knower. You will discover the true self and discover that you are the watcher of the thoughts. You are the one who is aware of the thought and the body. Stay in the Who Am I and rest in the self.

It is now the moment to awaken from the dream. Let go of the illusion of a past and future and see that both only exist as a thought story within your mind. You cannot find yourself in the past and you cannot find yourself in the future. You can only find yourself in the Now.

Awaken to the present moment and see who you are Now. You are the light of the world. You are one with everything and everyone. You are the consciousness that lights up the screen. Without you, there would be no light. That’s how incredibly special you are.

Monique - December 10, 2016

Hi Ashley, I was 17 when I had my first death dream. I had a dream that someone close to me had passed. The individual would pass valentine’s day of the following year. I would have another dream some two years later regarding a faceless man that I knew would be killed. My brother, who I wasn’t close with would be killed in gang violence some two weeks later. Some years later, I would have two back to back dreams regarding two people that had passed on and money, I would hit at the casino for over $1200 a week later.
Here lately I’ve been hanging with angels, and seeing #’s, mainly 333, 444, 555,111, 711, 911. I’ve been keeping a journal. I’m expecting big change.

Melanie - December 19, 2016

Beautifully explained and so in alignment with my perception of clairvoyance… I love how you broke down the types of clairvoyance to illustrate the many ways in which clairvoyance can manifest!

    Laura Jean Warnke - December 19, 2016

    Hi Melanie,

    Thank you for your comment. It is nice to meet you! You have a great website!

Nicole Fullard - December 22, 2016

I think this gift is strong in me. I had a vision of a friend’s baby passing away. I dismissed it as crazy until it happened.

Suzi - July 6, 2017

So I kept dreaming of bodies of water. I would be running around a certain lake or by the ocean,or just around big lakes. I decided to look up a dream analysis online and it said maternity. So In. My. Head I was like yeah right!!! I went to the book store and again looked uop bodies of water in dreams and I found maternity. Finally I took a pregnancy test just to be safe n I WS prego. Niot sure but this has to mean something.

Ardis - May 28, 2018

I have seen people very clearly from what seemed to be from another time period and fr the present. They were just looking at me and then gone. At times I see things like and open window thY starts ok purple y then goes to white. I often hear music. I am not sure what any of that means


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