We all have them…..
In some form or another we’ve all had them since birth, many of us have simply been conditioned to either suppress them or worse, ignore them completely. If you’ve ever experienced déjà vu or in some strange way you simply had a knowing about something, whether or not you actually had evidence to support it, in those moments you were experiencing the beauty of your spiritual gifts coming through. .
Now, you may be thinking – but wait!
I don’t want to mess with anything spiritual because I’m afraid of what might happen.
Rest assured this is a common misconception. For many, when the topic of psychic abilities or mediumship comes up, the first things that many bring to mind are images or interpretations of things you’ve either seen in movies or have heard through others.
When you discover these magical abilities have been inside of you all along, it’s a beautiful thing when you’re able to manage them and have a deeper better understanding of what is really happening within you, and around you. The opportunity to actually demystify the misconceptions around the topic is actually pretty comforting.
What abilities are there? We will use Caiola as an example in these explanations and examples.
Claircognition is really all about having intense gut feelings and using that information to guide you. For instance, Caiola says she uses her claircognition (or psychic knowing) in tarot readings to decode messages from the universe. Doing this allows her to tap into the energy of a situation or individual, and “energetically download” information about their past, present, or future.
“This can be as productive for predicting a working relationship as it is acute for observing the end of a career path,” says Caiola. “This ends up being a steady ‘channel’ of communication that flows through me to the person who needs it.”
Clairvoyance refers to psychic seeing, and every medium has different depictions of what they see and how they see it. Very often, this comes across as a sort of screen that pops up before them to provide messages in the form of pictures and symbols. It may also show up as a visual of a person with distinct characteristics, or a warning of the future scenario. They may see a person with their distinct individual visual characteristics or warn you of a scenario they see in your future.
“My beloved psychic Mike is clairvoyant and has described the physical characteristics of my current boyfriend—two years before I met him—and will tell me to ‘lower my shoulders,’ seeing they’ve crept up while on a phone call,” says Caiola. “One of the most well-known psychic mediums, Laura Lynne Jackson, describes a ‘widescreen TV’ that opens in her mind to serve as the mainframe for the psychic messages that come through in her readings.”
Pull the “audi” out of clairaudience, and you can probably deduce that it’s describing psychic hearing, or being able to have messages really amplified.
“Messages that come through via clairaudience will sound like a thought, but louder and more pronounced during a channeling session.” —Alex Caiola, astrologer and tarot reader
“Messages that come through via clairaudience will sound like a thought, but louder and more pronounced during a channeling session,” says Caiola. “I experience this form of channeling as well, and can describe it as words popping into my head and coming through unfiltered, directly to my client to further illustrate a point.” For example, in a recent reading, Caiola blurted out that a client was coming off as controlling, “which I would normally cushion in my own communication style,” she says. “Instead of being offended, she took to the information instantly and constructively. Sometimes, your guides need you to hear a particular word above all others!”
The final of the four clair senses is clairsentience, which is a tactile psychic feeling. “Picture this: You’re reading a passage and have the chills come over you when describing a particular place,” says Caiola. “Or, you shake hands with a person and their touch sparks a comfort in you like you’ve known them your whole life. These are examples of clairsentience, also known as psychic sensory experiences. These vibes are meant to clue you into the particular feeling itself for extraordinary information.”
For myself when I tap into my intuition and spirit energy, my mind and body become flooded with mental impressions: thoughts, feelings, images, sounds, tastes and smells. At first I thought I was losing my mind and going crazy. Turned out I wasn’t. I even have the ability to feel others physical ailments at times as well.
I’ve always known I’ve been “different” my whole life and my purpose was bigger than I ever imagined, I just had this knowing and the validation has been comforting. In my honest opinion the best gift I have given myself is the inner healing, the non stop educating myself and experiencing this journey at my most and with an open mind and trusting that all things are possible.