” It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It’s my partner.
In one of my classes recently we had a discussion about the various methods and terms surrounding intuition. Due to a certain amount of confusion about the differences, I decided to share my explanations with all of you.
First, it’s easiest to understand that receiving is receiving, no matter what the purpose. All psychic impressions are either visual, audial, *knowing* or other sense perceptions. The only thing that changes is the outer expression. First I will describe the tools then I will explain the differences between psychic readings, mediumship, remote viewing and psychometry.
Clairvoyance– literally means “clear seeing.” This describes all visual impressions, including dreams. The term clairvoyant is often confused with the term psychic. A psychic may or may not be clairvoyant, but this is the most common tool used by psychics. Clairvoyance is also used by remote viewers, mediums, psychic detectives and psychometrists.
Clairaudience– defines the skill of “clear hearing.” This describes all impressions that come in sound or thought form, including telepathy. Clairaudience is often overlooked and mistaken for our own mental thoughts. Asking oneself a question and then receiving a thought in response is clairaudience. Hearing a song playing over and over in your head is also a form of clairaudience. Another example is the fairly common experience of hearing your name being called. A psychic detective may hear shots being fired, for example or perceive a sound, such as a train, to help identify a location. Mediums most often use a combination of clairaudience and clairvoyance. Psychics, remote viewers and psychometrists also use clairaudience.
Claircognizance– or “clear knowing” refers to the ability to simply know something without supporting knowledge, logic or reason. This ability is most often used by psychics.
Clairsentience– which means clear sensing, is the ability to feel the present, past or future physical and emotional states of others. Psychics who are clairsentient are often called empaths and are able to retrieve information from people, houses, public buildings and outside areas. My work on Sensing Murder is an example of clairsentience.
Clairalience and Clairgustance are the ability to receive intuitive impressions of smell and taste. These abilities are less common but may be used by mediums and remote viewers. A medium may smell a deceased person’s perfume or cigar smoke and the experience can be so real it’s hard to recognize as a perception. Remote viewers are taught to smell and taste things in order to help identify them.
Personal readings– An intuitive person can read the energy of a client through clairvoyance, clairaudience and knowing (claircognizance). The intuitive tuns in to the energy surrounding a person which can reveal experiences they have had, past and present, as well as future potential. Other persons who interact with the client; family, friends, work associates and romantic connections can also be perceived through the person’s energy field. A person’s higher intentions can be perceived as well as the subconscious beliefs that hold them back.
Mediumship readings- A mediumship reading differs from a psychic reading as the insight is coming directly from a spirit who has crossed. The spirit may give information about the client’s current life and the people in it. The spirit may convey shared memories with the client and understand the client’s deepest joy and sorrow. It’s a three way conversation between spirit, medium and client (usually called a sitter). The spirit uses whatever skills the medium has developed in order to communicate, most often clairaudience (telepathy) and clairvoyance, pictures.
Psychic detective readings– This insight is the most challenging to access, in my opinion, because the psychic has no direct energy connection through a person and must find a way to connect with it. I personally use photos of victims as a point of focus and also teach my students this way. Every skill listed above can be useful for a psychic detective, including psychometry and remote viewing, which I will discuss below. The various demands on a psychic detective require several different skills, from describing the condition and location of a missing person, describing weapons and vehicles, describing events and the ability to view difficult emotional content. Understanding motives of criminals and profiling are also required. It is by far the most difficult psychic task with the highest ramifications which is why training is important.
Remote viewing– This term is the most misunderstood. Many people mistakenly believe that clairvoyance is remote viewing. There are differing opinions on the exact qualification but the one condition that separates remote viewing from other psychic work is that it must be done blind. The viewer has no idea what they are reading before they begin. The term Controlled Remote Viewing (CRV) is a step by step set of protocols that lead the viewer into deeper and deeper contact with the target. Remote viewers are trained to use all of their sense perceptions to bring in as much information and detail about a target as possible. Visual, audial, textures, smells and tastes. They also perceive their own reactions to a target as well as the thoughts and feelings of other people they find at a target. In order to work blind, a remote viewer must have the target assigned to them by someone else, usually called a tasker. Another major difference is that remote viewing is performed and recorded on paper while psychic work is often expressed verbally.
Psychometry– Is the ability to perceive intuitive information about an object by touching it. It’s technically another tool which can be applied to personal readings, mediumship and psychic detective work. In psychometry, energy is read directly from the object which carries an energy imprint of the person it belonged to or the location it came from. The psychometrist receives these insights through the same channels of clairvoyance, clairaudience, etc. Psychometry is a means to “hook in” to a missing person’s energy through holding an article that belonged to them.