Next up in our Clair series is the ability that means “clear feeling” – Clairsentience. This is the power to feel physical and emotional states of others from the past, present, or future – without using the five senses of sight, smell, taste, touch, or sound.
This gift could also be used to read information from outside environments, houses and homes, public spaces, etc. that goes undetected by our physical senses. Due to this phenomenon, clairsentient people are often regarded as having the sixth sense of intuition.
The biggest effect that clairsentients experience is changes in energy. For example, the energies felt can be that of other people, objects, and spirits. As such, those with this ability are conscious of the flow of vibrations through their own physical bodies and feelings.
HOW DO CLAIRSENTIENTS AND EMPATHS DIFFER?
The definition of an empath is “a person with the paranormal ability to apprehend the mental or emotional state of another individual.” This also applies to sensing and feeling emotional states of animals and objects as well.
Due to clairsentients also being able to sense the feelings of others, they also tend to be empaths. However, their empathic abilities operate on a higher level than those who are only empathic. These higher abilities walk the line of psychic skills that allow them to come to know feelings and energies over a broader spectrum.
Apart from feeling other’s emotions and holding them in their physical body, people who are clairsentient can also experience messages or insight concerning said emotions. For example, an empath shares emotions of an individual seated before them, while a clairsentient person may be able to read the thoughts or feelings of another – regardless if that individual is close or far from the clairsentient.
Having said all of this, let’s dive into the signs of clairsentience, shall we?
1. BIG CROWDS ARE A NO-GO
When you gather the energies and feelings of many people in one space, it can be super hard for clairsentients to deal with. You see, the large numbers of the crowd easily drain the energy of those with clairsentience as they feel EVERYTHING. This is a sign that you may be clairsentient if places like stadiums, amphitheaters, shopping malls, theme parks, etc. tend to give you anxiety just thinking about them.
2. YOU ARE BEYOND IN-TUNE WITH YOUR ENVIRONMENT
While some may think you are ultra sensitive when it comes to one tiny thing being out of place, things of this nature can drastically affect your mood, your ability to think clearly, and how you get things done. This is because you are acutely attuned to your environment as it has an energy of its own – and it impacts you greatly.
3. THE PHYSICAL PAIN OF OTHERS IS YOUR OWN
This one definitely rings true for me. It is hard to watch those sports blooper videos or skateboard tricks gone awry clips as I can physically feel every single fall. Every time someone hits the ground, the area in their body where they feel pain results in me feeling the same in my own body.
Being clairsentient comes with the ability to not just conceive mental energies, but for some (like myself) physical pain is part of the package. Because of this, I tend to shy away from people and situations that facilitate these feelings as it can be quite uncomfortable.
4. YOU CAN FEEL THE VIBES IN A ROOM EASILY
Sometimes this ability can come off as a party trick to those without the gift. You walk into place and are able to read the room immediately without being told what went down. For example, the residual energies leftover from an argument linger and affect a place long after the initial conflict happened. Regardless of when it happened, you are able to sense the vibrations of what took place.
5. POIGNANT MOVIES LEAVE YOU IN TEARS
My fiancé likes to tease me about this one. I cry extensively over movies featuring sentimental story lines, animals once lost and then found, tearjerker Pixar movies (I’m looking at you ‘Coco‘) and other films meant to tug on your heartstrings. And when I say ‘cry extensively’ I mean sobbing. Only comedies are allowed when we watch movies with our friends.
So if you’re like me and cannot be without a box of tissues and a comfy blanket to curl up with while watching emotional movies, you could be clairsentient!
6. YOUR GUT TELLS YOU ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE
This one has helped me out so many times over the years. I was pretty young when I learned just how to trust my gut and what it was telling me – explicitly about the people around me. Once I set out to hone this skill of tuning into my power, I was gifted with the ability to read and sense a person without really interacting with them in a conventional way.
Most often, just being in the same proximity to a person is enough to pick up on their mood, feelings, motive, and even their next move. If you’ve ever found yourself in a position where you made a decision surrounding a person based on what your gut was telling you – only to find out you avoided a disastrous situation later – you may be clairsentient.
7. YOU CAN READ THE FEELINGS OF SPIRITS
Many clairsentients report having feelings of being watched or like they are not alone. They also experience foreign sensations, especially in spaces reported as haunted. If this is you, it could be that your ability allows you to read spirits’ emotions. These pure forms of energy are attracted to you as if you are a magnet for them.
At first you may be frightened of this gift. However, by approaching this phenomenon with curiosity, you will be more apt to develop your abilities to receive these messages and guidance from spirits. Most often they are transported to you with nothing but love. Be open and have fun with it!
8. YOU ARE OFTEN LABELED AS “TOO SENSITIVE”
Another one that hits home with me. Due to my heightened empathic and clairsentient abilities, I admit I can come off as such. I’ve been called “too sensitive” more times than I can count. And this still continues to this day, well into my 30s.
I used to take offense to it. But now, I wear it as a badge of honor. Knowing that my sensitivity serves multi-purposes in my life, I now see that it benefits not only myself but others, too.
9. YOU CAN READ BEYOND BODY LANGUAGE
Most anyone can read the body language of a person and tell how they are feeling. But not everyone can read their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. This is a HUGE sign to let you know whether or not you are clairsentient.
If you have ever been able to see through the “mask” someone put on in order to hide their true mood, you could have this gift. By sensing those vibrations and the energies they are emitting, you are reading what kind of day they had, how their brain is working, or even what their mind is occupied with.
10. MOOD SWINGS GALORE
And yet another sign that let me know about my clairsentience. Mood swings used to affect me much more when I was younger and I had not yet figured out what was going on with my ability. I would be totally fine and I’d move into another room in the house, a different classroom, a new store in the mall, etc. and I would suddenly freak out.
The anxiety, anger or stress I was experiencing was just my clairsentience trying to get my attention. At first, it can be super scary. I felt out of control of my emotions. It was difficult to have people stare when I’d flip out. But now, I know that I am just super sensitive to the vibrations and energies around me.
So there you have it. From one empathic clairsentient, not all of these are my experience. You do not have to check every box in order to possess the gift. Regardless, if you are blessed with this ability, remember to not be afraid of it or the residual effects it carries with it. Bright Blessings!