Here’s the deal… you don’t have to be Theresa Caputo (or even share her love for hair spray) in order to be a clairsentient psychic! In fact, psychics come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and have a wide range of abilities.
Some of those abilities may be exactly what you picture when you think of psychic abilities (like seeing your grandma’s vase fly off the counter 5 seconds before your cousin throws a baseball in the house), but others are lesser known.
Clairsentience is one of those lesser known psychic abilities. It means “clear feeling”, and while it doesn’t usually show up in crime TV shows, it’s an amazing ability.
So without further ado, let’s dig into everything you need to know about being a clairsentient psychic!
Heads up: This is a super long mega post. You are going to learn a TON :) Grab a yummy beverage and let’s dig in:
What is Clairsentience?
Clairsentience is the ability to receive psychic impressions through feelings, emotions, or physical sensations.
In other words, it’s receiving intuitive information through sensing.
If you get feelings about people, places, situations, or things, you may be a clairsentient psychic!
There are other types of psychic abilities, too. They are:
- Clairvoyance – psychic seeing/seeing with the third eye
- Clairaudience – psychic hearing
- Claircognizance – psychic knowing
Being an empath – feeling the emotions of others – also falls in the clairsentience category.
- A clairsentient psychic may give their BFF a hug and feel their joy or sadness before they say a word.
- Or they might pass by a homeless person and feel pains of hunger.
- They might feel the emotions in intense movies or news stories!
- Or pick up an object in an antique store and get a wonderful vibe from it.
If you’re like OMG that’s soooo me, you’re going to love this next part!:
Signs That You’re a Clairsentient Psychic
Here’s a fun fact: You may have experienced being a clairsentient psychic without even realizing it!
Have you ever:
- Felt the emotional or physical pain of others (if someone is upset, you feel upset)?
- Noticed that you have great instincts about people, places, or situations?
- Found it difficult to be in crowds due to the onslaught of feelings?
- Gotten drained quickly when you’re around people?
- Felt the energy in a room?
- Sensed a Spirit?
- Feel super stressed when your home is cluttered or messy?
- Been able to tell when your friend is having a bad day (even if she’s trying to hide it)?
- Avoided the news because it’s SO heartbreaking and exhausting?
- Felt waves of emotion for no reason?
- Had trouble sleeping after watching sad TV shows or movies (oh, those animal shelter commercials!)?
If your friends have always described you as “emotional” or you’ve wondered why you just can’t forget about that dog tied to a stop sign waiting for its owner… you’re probably a clairsentient psychic.
The GOOD thing is, now that you know why you’re always reaching for the tissues during the 5 o’clock news (and why Jared Leto’s 2014 Oscar speech moved you to tears *gulp*), you can start understanding your clairsentience.
Plus, you can work on developing it so you can start to receive more intuitive messages. Yay!
Ways You Can Receive Clairsentient Messages
First, let’s address the pink elephant in the room: Doesn’t it suck to constantly feel stuff?!
Yes, that would suck! Thankfully, that’s not what being a clairsentient psychic is. :)
Just like any other psychic ability…
You CAN learn to control this intuitive gift, and how you respond to it.
With a little practice, you will learn how to “turn down the volume” so that your psychic senses aren’t always on overdrive!
This way, you’re not randomly picking up all kinds of energy and feeling exhausted all the time. Trust me, I learned how to do it and you can, too!
And in no time at all, you’ll be able to receive clear clairsentient messages and separate them from your personal life.
That said, here are the ways you can receive clairsentient messages. Clairsentience can feel like:
The most obvious way to receive clairsentient messages is through your own emotions.
Clairsentient psychics can feel the pain of their waiter’s divorce, or feel their mom’s anxiety about her upcoming doctor appointment.
You’re hanging out with your bestie at the beach one day. You don’t know why, but you feel super anxious. You’re annoyed because you should feel completely relaxed, chillin’ near the ocean and everything.
Five minutes later, your BFF’s phone rings. It’s her doctor. She’s pregnant! Yay! She’s been trying to have a baby for over a year. Hugs and tears of joy!
She tells you that she’s been a nervous wreck all day waiting for that phone call…
Ah, that’s why you were feeling anxious. You were picking up on HER feelings.
See how that works?
Don’t worry. Once your psychic abilities are more developed, you’ll be able to tap into WHERE your feelings are coming from.
As you can see from the best friend example, these feelings can feel just like your own – which is why it’s important to understand your clairsentience and learn how to turn down the volume (more on that below)!
While someone without clairsentience may walk past a homeless person and think, “oh, that’s so sad!”, a clairsentient psychic may actually feel that person’s depression, helplessness, or hurt.
This way of receiving intuitive messages can come in handy when a guy approaches you and your friend on the street for directions… you can either feel his innocence or maliciousness!
Another way those with clairsentience receive intuitive messages is through actual physical feelings! In this way, you may feel:
- The physical pain of your hubby who has a migraine.
- The hunger pains of the homeless man on the street.
- Your sister’s sprained wrist pain.
- The heartache of your co-worker going through a divorce.
I know. None of those sound like fun things to feel, but know this…
Just because you feel the pain of your hubby’s migraine does NOT mean you’ll get a full blown migraine. Rather, you may feel a twinge, tingly sensation, or pressure in your head for a moment.
This is the way it works in mediumship, too. When I’m connecting with a Spirit that passed from a heart attack, I don’t get chest pains. I’ll feel a slight tingly sensation in my chest.
It will never be scary or hurt. Remember, all true psychic work is loving :)
And on the flip side…
Picture this. Your best friend calls in a panic. Her newborn will not stop crying! She’s fed her, changed her, sang all her favorite songs, and she’s still wailing like her favorite contestant got voted off the Bachelor.
You head over to offer some consolation (and a much needed break). But when you get there and see the baby, you feel what she’s feeling… and OMG – the poor little lady needs to burp!
Yay! You’re the hero of the day for both your friend and her baby!
Where do Clairsentient Psychic Feelings Come From?
I get it… sometimes, being a clairsentient psychic doesn’t sound like rainbows and lattes. And you may have even been frightened in the past when hearing from burned out empaths.
Let’s face it, feeling your sister’s divorce pain (on top of everything else you’re feeling) sounds downright lousy.
But have no fear :)
Our trusted Higher Self, spirit guides, angels and loved ones in heaven are the ones who send us information through our intuition and psychic gifts, so there is no need to be worried.
Plus, as you continue to develop your clairsentient, you will:
- Learn why you are sensing things.
- Learn how to control it so that it’s FUN instead of frustrating.
Until then, trust that your clairsentience is only being used for your highest good.
How to Control Your Psychic Clairsentience
It’s no secret that feeling energy from people, places, and things would get hella’ draining!
Birthday parties may make you want to sleep for a week, and work conferences may make you contemplate quitting and becoming a shut-in (with a Netflix and California Wine Club subscription, of course).
Trust me, I’ve been there, done that.
In fact, feelings of overwhelm are mostly only common for clairsentients who haven’t yet learned how to “shut down” their gift when they need some peace.
Trust me, your Higher Self and Spirit Guides and don’t want you to be on the hunt for your fluffy blanket and ear plugs at the end of every day.
With that, here are some ways to start controlling your psychic sensing:
1. Recognize the journey
Remember that time your parents said you couldn’t go to THE party of the year?! That big of social setback was enough to prompt you to throw yourself on the bed, put on some Cyndi Lauper (you just wanted to have fun!), and cry the night away…
If someone with clairsentience walked in your room then, they would have felt all of your sorrow and anxiety.
They may have knocked on your parents door and bartered with them to let you go — after all, it was Suzy’s last party of junior year!
But your parents said no for a reason (stupid math test), and that reason was a bigger part of your journey than the party.
That night you learned that not studying for tests had consequences. You also learned that one party didn’t determine your whole social fate.
When interacting with overwhelming feelings that seem harsh and unnecessary, understand that everyone has their own journey.
You are only seeing (or feeling) a certain part of it. And you don’t know what they are here to learn or experience or why they are going through XYZ.
2. Send pink light (catch and release)
After you realize that you don’t need to understand or intervene in everyone’s journey, learn how to catch and release their emotions.
As negative or upsetting emotions come your way, send pink light to the person experiencing them.
Understand that the best thing you can do for them is to psychically surround them with pink light to ease their pain, whether it’s physical or emotional.
I like to do this when I’m driving and come across a car accident… I imagine sending those involved oodles of love, and surrounding them in a field of soft pink light. This allows me to help without causing me to feel worried and exhausted all day.
3. Watch what you watch
We know watching P.S. I Love You again will leave us plowing through another box of tissues… so why do we do it?!
The great thing about learning about your abilities, is learning what triggers them. If you’re feeling emotionally drained, don’t flip on the news! In fact, I’ve stopped watching the news all together.
Opt for lighter shows that invite positivity or light into your space. Oh, and don’t forget to mute that ASPCA commercial!!
4. Avoid energy vampires when possible
Obviously you can only do this sometimes… but when you can, avoid the people leave you wanting to dart home, open a box of Oreos, and hide in your bed all day.
Energy (or emotional) vampires suck energy rather than blood.
They drone on about their problems but never take your advice, and they carry drama around like a Michael Kors purse. If possible, limit your time with these people.
You can’t help them (even though you’ll want to), so it’s better to smile, send some light, and move on with your day.
How to Develop Clairsentience
Now that you know about your superpower (and that it’s awesome and totally control-able), you’ll want to develop it!
Developing your clairsentience not only increase your intuitive messages, it allows you to understand your unique abilities. I like to say that psychic abilities are like snowflakes, there’s no two alike!
Here are some easy ways to start developing your clairsentience:
1. Develop clairsentience with a photo
Ask a friend to show you a picture of someone they know very well, but you’ve never met. Once they do, focus on the person’s eyes. Try to feel how they were feeling when the picture was taken. Were they happy? Sad? Anxious? Think about if you would trust that person or tell your friend to trust that person…
Once you’re done, ask your friend how close you were! Did you sense that the person was sad, to find out that the picture was taken right after their goldfish died? Or did you sense they were hilarious to find out that they practice stand up comedy?
2. Do psychometry
Did you know that your favorite fluffy blanket, treasured family ring, and well loved childhood doll have all absorbed some of your energy? Yep!
Our energy transfers to the things we own — and the more we use/wear/treasure the object, the more energy is there.
Invite your friend over again and ask them to bring one of their personal items.
Hold the object for a few minutes, and try to sense what kind of energy it’s giving off. Is it positive or negative? Try to sense the energy of the person who owns or owned the object.
Tip: You can also do this practice on your own by visiting a thrift shop. Pick up a few items that you sense have a strong energy, and try to imagine their previous owners.
Related: How to do Psychometry (psychic readings through touch)
Meditation allows you to connect with your Higher Self, which helps you become more receptive to receiving intuitive messages. Because of that, it’s one of the best ways to develop your psychic abilities!
You don’t have to do anything elaborate. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and set an intention (to develop clairsentience, etc.).
Then, start focusing on your clairsentience. Imagine yourself receiving intuitive messages and being wide open to receiving them at whim. Picture yourself passing by someone and knowing their personality, without them saying a world. How cool is that?!
If you want the full scoop on meditation, here’s a beginner’s guide for ya.
Psychic Clairsentient Takeaways
Clairsentience can sound a little intimidating. And after reading this post, it’s easy to see how people with this gift can feel overwhelmed!
But you did NOT incarnate on this earth to be a slave to your psychic gifts.
You came to help humanity and spread loving vibes into the world.
With some patience, understanding, and development, you’ll not only learn how to control your clairsentience, you’ll learn to embrace it!
After all, who doesn’t want to be a human lie detector? It’s super convenient on first dates… or so I’ve heard. :)