SPIRITUAL TERMINOLOGY AND MEANINGS

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Intuition

What is intution?

Intuition in all of its forms is an individual’s avenue to access higher consciousness and the subtle energies of other people and the environment around them. It is through our intuition that we are connected to our higher selves. Every individual has intuitive capabilities and tapping into those abilities is merely a matter of becoming more aware of their subtle expressions.

Intuition, also known as a sixth sense or gut instinct, expresses itself in a number of modalities known as the “clairs,” which are types of extrasensory perception. There are more than four clairs, but the four most commonly known or talked about are listed below. Typically, most individuals experience one or two dominant clairs. Which clairs are dominant may shift over time.

Clairaudience

Clairaudience is the extra sensory perception of “clear hearing.” This clair typically manifests as hearing words, phrases, and the occasional full sentence in one’s mind, akin to an internal dialogue. Clairaudience can occasionally manifest as auditory sounds outside of the mind.

Claircognizance

Claircognizance is the extrasensory perception of “clear knowing,” which may be experienced as intuitive downloads; thoughts, ideas, concepts that suddenly appear in one’s train of thought; sudden moments of clarity; epiphanies, or simply an unexplainable sense of knowing.

Clairsentience

Clairsentience is the extrasensory perception of “clear feeling,” which may be experienced as physically feeling energy as well as other people’s emotions (also known as an empath). Clairsentience can also include experiencing phantom tastes and smells, and the feeling of phantom physical sensations such as touch, or it may involve experiencing the physical symptoms of another person such as headaches, nausea, body aches and pains, lethargy, etc.

Clairvoyance

Clairvoyance is the extra sensory perception of “clear seeing.” This can manifest as visions both in the mind’s eye (or imagination) or a physical vision, the latter of which tends to be more rare.

Ways to Use Intuitive Modalities

Individuals who have learned to recognize the subtle experiences of each clair may consciously use those modalities to access information from higher consciousness or the environment around them. The most common are: 

Mediumship:  connection to and communication with earthbound spirits or those who have crossed over. A medium may use any of the aforementioned clairs in any combination. They are referred to as a ‘medium’ because they are an intermediary between a noncorporeal entity and a corporeal entity. A noncorporeal entity does not necessarily equate to the spirit of someone who has died. One may also communicate with the higher self of incarnate individuals, plants, animals, and other interdimensional beings.

Precognition: using these abilities to sense an energetic trajectory and predict where it may or may not lead. 

Remote Viewing: (typically) a purely clairvoyant in nature, although a person practicing remote viewing may use other psychic senses to inform what they are seeing.

Psychometry: The practice of feeling the energy that has been absorbed by or programmed into physical objects. This practice may utilize all clairs.

Channeling: The practice of opening one’s self to allow a noncorporeal being to communicate through you rather than just to you. This is different from mediumship in that there’s somewhat less of a logical processing of information, which means less of one’s personal ideologies and beliefs influence the experience. 

Automatic Writing: a form of channeling in written form rather than spoken. Some may experience automatic writing as the creative experience of being in flow.

Telepathy: the mind-to-mind communication between two people. Telepathy can manifest through clairaudience as well as clairvoyance and claircognizance.

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