To continue our series on the Clair gifts, let’s take a look at the one known as “clear smelling.” That’s right – the nose knows, you know? The official terminology is clairalience, but it’s also known as clairessence, clairolfaction and clairosmesis.
So what is it exactly? Clairalience is the ability to call on emotions and feelings, memories, and foretell the future gleaned from a smell that a person inhales. While it is not as well known as clairvoyance or clairaudience, it is still a very viable ability. And just like any other clair gift, it can be developed.
SOME CLAIRALIENCE EXPERIENCES
-Smells in the air snag your attention
-You catch a whiff of something out of place
-Clairalience has shown itself as an unknown cologne when you’re by yourself
-You smell cigarettes when no one is smoking
-You’ve been able to predict illness or disease in others
So what are some signs of clairalience, you ask? Let’s dive in, shall we?
1. YOU SMELL THE DEFINING SCENT OF A DEPARTED LOVED ONE
After a friend or family member has passed, it is not uncommon for them to reach out to us in whatever way that they can. Utilizing our sense of smell is a direct path to connection. If you smell scents associated with your dearly departed, it very well could be that you are clairalient. This is the most prevalent experience with clairalience known.
2. YOU SMELL SOMETHING THAT YOU CANNOT RECOGNIZE
Because smells are another form of energy, you may experience scents that you do not recognize. This most often happens in accordance with others’ mood or disposition. Sure, it seems weird to think of smelling out how someone is feeling, but people with extensively developed caliralient abilities come across these instances quite a bit.
If you have experienced this yourself, it is advised to begin cataloging these smells. Things to note are when and where you smell them, like the time of day or a particular place. Another important thing to take notice of is if this phenomena happens when you’re hanging out with a particular person.
You could give these unidentifiable smells their own names. Once you begin to track an document them, they will soon be second-nature and will further develop your clairalient abilities!
3. YOUR SENSE OF SMELL IS HIGHLY DEVELOPED
This one is a no-brainer. You have always been able to smell the things that others cannot. For example, you can pick up on that hint of coffee in your friend’s perfume when you hug her. Or, you know those iffy leftovers from 3 nights ago is no good when your significant other couldn’t smell anything wrong with it.
When your sense of smell is at its strongest, make the effort to really pay attention to these moments and start to track them. This will give you a history and allow you to see patterns that may emerge from your clairaudient gift.
4. YOU SMELL SMELLS THAT AREN’T THERE
Like aforementioned, smelling something like cigarettes when there is no one around smoking is a sign of clairalience. This occurrence is most notable when the smell is completely out of place. When this happens, it is a definite sign that something is trying to reach you with a message or a sign.
Pull out that handy dandy notebook and write it down. When you smell something that isn’t there (and it continually happens) identifying what it is and learning what it could represent is a definite way to develop your gift.
5. ATTACK OF THE SNEEZE
To suddenly be seized in a fit of sneezes could be yet another sign of clairalience. While the sense of smell is not directly utilized by your spirits through sneezing, your nose sure is. It is yet another way for your guides to grab your attention. I know I certainly cannot focus on anything else when I’m in the midst of 17 sneezes.
After this happens to you, pay attention to what’s happening and who you are with. Are your angels trying to tell you something?
Well, there you have it. Clairalience is one of the lesser known clairs, but nevertheless still powerful. Do you have this ability? Let me know in the comments! Bright Blessings, Witches!