Claircognizance exercises to develop your psychic inner knowing!
Regardless of if you’re a seasoned psychic feeling pro or a claircognizance newbie, everyone can benefit from a little tips and tricks cheat sheet!
Save this post and let it be like your notecards right before the SAT — whip it out and use it as a reference guide whenever you want to blend claircognizant practice into your day!
“Cheat sheet” of all the claircognizant exercises that my students deem their favorites. (Seriously, you have to try #5!)
1. Practice Automatic Writing
OMG, automatic writing is one of my favorite claircognizance exercises ever because it really gets you in touch with your inner knowing.
Automatic writing is basically when you sit down, clear your mind, and just start writing — without holding yourself back or judging what’s coming out. It’s a super fun and productive way to physically SEE all the intuition that’s rolling around in your brain.
In the beginning of your psychic development journey, it’s totally normal to second guess “gut feelings” and inner knowing. So automatic writing allows you to see on paper and know for SURE what messages you’ve been receiving.
Best part? In time, you’ll totally KNOW that the answers you’re writing are straight from your Higher Self and Spirit Guides!
Sure, some of it will be gibberish at first, but after practicing more and more, the messages will have more clarity and you’ll begin to trust them.
2. Act on Your Abilities
Here’s the thing… your inner knowing can’t be used if you don’t use it! So start to practice acting on your claircognizance. The next time that you know that guy can’t be trusted, or to take that road home from work, do it! The more you “trust your gut” the easier it will be for you to KNOW that claircognizance really exists. Obviously that doesn’t mean abandoning logic, just be aware that sometimes, your brain will try to come up with ways to “logically” explain what you know in your soul to be true.
3. Boost Claircognizance with Music
You know when you’re at spin class and they have a mixed playlist going? Well, the next time you’re there, suffering through JB’s Sorry again, imagine that you KNOW which song is going to play next. But here’s the critical part… don’t worry if you’re right or wrong. That’s not the point of this exercise.
What you’re doing here is opening up your intuitive gifts with music. Listening to music makes us happy and raises our vibration. Plus it sparks creativity and lets our logical mind take a mini-vacay, which allows your inner knowing to strengthen without you second guessing yourself.
Tip: Playing high-vibe music (which can be any music that makes you feel happy) while you clean can also boost your energetic vibe! So jam out while you load that dishwasher!
4. Get Cozy with Your Spirit Guides
Your Spirit Guides are basically your spiritual cheerleaders, just waiting for you to develop your claircognizance! They want to be able to communicate with you, and they can’t wait to offer you all sorts of golden nuggets of wisdom.
But they can’t just pick up their iPhone X and shoot you a text (don’t we wish). So the next time that you sit down to meditate (which you should do daily, BTW), practice having a little chit-chat with your Spiritual Guides. Ask for their guidance as you develop your inner knowing!
5. Practice Visualization
I love my visualizing… In fact, I visualized a GORGEOUS yellow sapphire ring into existence with meditation and my vision board. What can I say? If Mama’s happy, everyone is happy!
What I love about visualization is that all bets are off. You can visualize whatever you want!
Yes, I know that visualization is typically associated with developing clairvoyance (psychic seeing), but why not get creative with it? Visualization is one of the easiest and most fab claircognizance exercises!
Visualize yourself being super in-tune with your inner knowing…
You know when your Amazon box is at the front door without looking… you know that your daughter’s friend is allergic to peanuts before she comes over for dinner. Imagine providing inner knowledge to everyone you love, and using your inner knowing to enrich your life.
I’m not even going to apologize for saying this exactly 5-bajillion times on this blog – because meditation works! It’s important for alllllll of psychic development, but it’s especially important for claircognizance. Here’s why:
Inner knowing requires that you are in tune with your mind. If your mind is like a jam packed freeway, and you’re trying to focus on every car in sight, it will be tough for you to recognize your inner knowing. A quiet and clear mind gives you the opportunity to notice claircognizant messages.
Not sure how to get started? Don’t worry, check these posts out:
Tip: Try reciting a mantra during meditation, such as I trust in my inner knowing or Divine wisdom flows deep within my heart.
7. Eat High-Vibe Foods
Yum! Yes, there is such a thing! Think: rich, green veggies, nutrient rich smoothies, and even organic, dark chocolate. Adding high vibration foods to your diet will help your mind and body feel good. Staying high vibe means you’re more connected to your Higher Self, Spirit Guides, and pure, positive energy.
8. Ask for Claircognizant Impressions While You Sleep
This is one of those perfect claircognizance exercises that’s perfect for those days where you OMG totally forgot to check in with your inner knowing. :) Here’s the scoop:
Your logical mind isn’t second guessing everything while you’re sleeping. Instead, it’s relaxed, which allows you to connect to positive Spirit energy! How cool is that?
So before you turn in, think of an issue that you need guidance on. Then, set the intention that the answer come to you in your dreams.
You might just wake up with an “out of the blue” answer to a problem that’s been plaguing you for months… except that out of the blue answer is really your Spirit Guides and Higher Self guiding you. Woo-hoo.
Tip: Keep a notebook by your bed so you don’t forget anything.
9. Open Your Crown Chakra
If you’re not familiar with the seven energy centers in your body (chakras), you’ll want to get familiar with them. For this claircognizance exercise, you’ll be working with your crown chakra – which is the one at the top of your head and most connected to the universe.
- Get comfy and close your eyes.
- Bring your attention to the crown of your head.
- Imagine your crown chakra. See it like as a pinwheel, opening up and spinning.
- Imagine yourself receiving pure, positive intuitive information from Spirit and the universe.
- When you are done, blow into the palms of your hands.
10. Use Crystals
None of us can deny that crystals are BEAUTIFUL and SPARKLY! But did you know that certain crystals are a powerhouse for developing claircognizance?
Laboradite, Topaz, and Citrine are fab for strengthening your inner knowing. Simply:
- Sleep with these crystals under your bed (or set up a crystal grid under your bed) to benefit from their energetic properties as you sleep.
- Place crystal of your choice on your third eye chakra or solar plexus chakra during meditation.
It can’t get any easier than that, right? :)
11. Diffuse Essential Oils
To boost any of these claircognizance exercises, pop a few drops of lavender, rosemary, or Bergamot essential oil into your diffuser during practice. A lavender filled room while automatic writing! A few drops of rosemary diffusing during meditation! Sky’s the limit!
12. Trust that It’s Not All in Your Head
Nothing will kill your psychic buzz quicker than doubt. I know it can be hard to trust, especially when you are new in your journey.
And I know that claircognizance can seem double-y hard to trust because it has to do with just knowing stuff without knowing HOW you know (i.e. without facts or logic).
So what you need to know is this: Intuitive ability is the birthright of all of us. Yes, really! Everyone has intuition and has the ability to develop their psychic gifts (also known as the clairs: clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, claircognizance).
Next time you doubt, remember that these gifts are already within you. You’re just learning how to tap into them! So allow yourself to embrace them! :)
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13. Use Zener Cards
Zener cards are a fun way to get your psychic on! These are the cards that you might remember from the movie Ghostbusters with the wavy lines, circle, and star on them. They also make for great claircognizance exercises! I have a full blog post on how to use Zener cards here.
Tip: To develop your inner knowing with Zener cards, practice tuning in and trusting your gut when “receiving”.
14. Ask Your Gut When Making Decisions
Truth: Being psychic isn’t really something that you DO. Instead, it’s a state of BEING. I know, Aha moment, right? So, what you want to do is start incorporating your psychic gifts into your daily decision making.
What I mean is… don’t stress out because you didn’t have time to meditate today? Blend these claircognizance exercises into your daily routine.
For example, the next time you have to decide something, ask your inner knowing. Start small… which cereal should I buy? Should I go to bed or binge watching season 7 of The Walking Dead? Should I have fish or eggplant for dinner?
Once you see that your claircognizance is as dependable as Rick Grimes, you’ll start to trust it and rely on it for the big issues that you need guidance on.
15. Join a Spiritual Development Circle or Take a Class
This is important for all psychic development, but especially claircognizance. Because this ability is often ‘unseen’, those developing it can feel a little isolated or unvalidated. In fact, when I was first trying to connect with my Spirit Guides, that’s exactly how I felt. It wasn’t until someone in my group saw MY Spirit Guides and repeated back to me what I had already seen that I had that OMG moment.
Plus, joining a group will give you a safe, loving environment in which to practice claircognizance exercises and other psychic exercises.
Claircognizance Exercises and Tips Takeaways
Well, there you have it! Just because claircognizance is a less obvious psychic ability (compared to clairsentience -inner seeing or clairaudience – inner hearing) doesn’t mean there aren’t all kinds of tips and tricks you can use to develop it.
The most critical thing you can do is learn to trust yourself and your abilities.
In the beginning, your logical brain will try to come up with some excuse for WHY you know what you do (that’s it’s job!). But once you learn to trust your inner knowing you’ll be able to look past that and understand where your messages really came from.
That’s all I have for you today, friends. You have lots of fun claircognizance exercises here to strengthen your inner knowing. But don’t stop now…