While it’s easy to hear about clairvoyance and conjure up mental images of garishly costumed fortune tellers, the reality is that many people experience varying degrees of clairvoyance, and some skilled practitioners perform readings for themselves and others to try to gain insight into both the past and future. No matter what your spiritual beliefs are, almost every major religion or belief system practices or talks about some form of divination.
What is clairvoyance?
The term clairvoyance comes from French and means “clear seeing”. In the modern world, it’s widely understood to mean someone who uses their sixth sense or psychic abilities to offer advice, predictions, or counsel. There are more psychic abilities than clairvoyance, but clairvoyance is one of the most common and most commonly discussed. Perceiving the energies and auras of others, including strangers, is one of the things that clairvoyants often say they have the ability to do. Most mediums say everyone has psychic ability to some extent, but that learning to harness it and develop it so it can be used successfully is difficult and most people either can’t or don’t put in the time and energy required to do so.
Can I develop clairvoyance in myself?
One of the biggest myths about psychics, clairvoyants, and mediums is that they’re born with the skills they have innately and that you can never develop a stronger connection with your intuition if you weren’t given that gift. That couldn’t be more wrong. First, let’s talk about what psychic abilities are. Clairvoyants possess certain facilities that seem unexplainable by all known laws of nature and physics. Often psychics say they see, hear, and experience things that others are unable to perceive, sometimes those visions and experiences come in the form of predicting the future or taking a window into a past life.
How do I practice my divination skills?
One of the best ways to develop your skills is to tap into your subconscious self. Start a dream journal and write down symbols and themes that recur. Keep a pen and paper by your bedside just in case you need to jot something down after waking up in the middle of the night. Pay attention to events that follow when you see certain symbols, figures, or have certain experiences subconsciously and look for patterns. Meditation and doing simple rituals like chanting, using essential oils, or burning bay leaves and sage can also help connect you to the universe and to your inner self.
Your environment should be peaceful and make you feel centered. Many people like to have some living things present in their space and add some new plants or flowers. Finding small potted and hanging plants is simple, and you can even arrange for plants delivery through certain companies. You can look into what types of plants, blooms, and flowers are associated with your birth month or star sign if you want, or just choose whatever resonates with you. Cacti and other succulents are easier to care for, but any kind of greenery adds life and improves the air in your home. The important thing is to create a space in your residence where you feel completely at ease and connected to the universe.
If clairvoyance is something that interests you, there’s no reason not to explore it further. Most clairvoyants believe we all have some degree of intuitive ability, and that what separates psychics from the “regular” people is the ability to recognize and harness that ability. Meditation, dreamwork, rituals, and the creation of a sacred space are all simple ways you can start your spiritual journey if you’re unsure what you should do first. No matter what, don’t give up and keep exploring yourself and your inner world. You might find that you’re more gifted and have more clairvoyant ability than you realized.