The word ‘clair’ means clear; the word ‘sentient’ means feeling, clear feeling. Clairsentience is an ability that covers a wide area of emotional senses. It is the ability to feel beyond the five senses. It enables a person to be able to pick up feelings; health, emotions and or understandings of another’s state of being. That can be either a person in the physical or a person in spirit. Equally information from an object can be sensed or feelings and emotions can be picked up from a place whether that is past, present or future. Clairsentience enables the person to feel energy vibrations from another and whether the person is of good or bad intention or what emotional state they are in. That is for humans and spirit alike. There is also often openness to the spirit that allows the Clairsentient person to feel tingling sensations on the head, or hands, face or body.

The physical sensations that can be felt with Clairsentience are a feeling of a pressure or tightness, like a band around the head. Tingling also is often felt at the top of the head, the crown area, which is where the crown chakra is located, one of the seven major chakras. This chakra is open to the divine; it’s where we receive divine energy and information. When a person feels this tingling sensation it is often a sign that the crown chakra is opening and the person is becoming open to receiving from the divine.

How many times in your life have you just ‘felt’ something about another? Maybe had a bad feeling about someone who you may have never met before. The more in tune you are, the stronger you will feel this. Some people find it a hard part of Clairsentience to deal with and that is understandable. If everyone was full of good intentions and joy and love it would be easy but that is not the case and a Clairsentient person cannot control who they pick up vibrations from. It is wise to self protect with a visual energy shield around you if you are extremely receptive and open.

Clairsentience also brings with it a sense of knowing about people that aren’t always around you, distance is not an object. Especially if there is a love link between the Clairsentient and who they are receiving about. It can be as simple as knowing when a person is returning home or an awareness of concern about another without seeing them or speaking to them. You can find yourself thinking and worrying about another and not be sure why but have a sense of unease and concern. On following this up it normally is a founded concern.

How do we pick these things up? We are made of energy just as everything that exists is and we exist with an energy field that surrounds us, the human aura. If we have a love connection with someone then there is a link between us, a love link. We are open and receptive in many ways to the individuals we love and are able to receive feelings from loved ones. It can even be if someone is thinking about you, suddenly that person is in our minds. It could be that we are picking up the others thoughts albeit loosely. The link we have with loved ones is strong.

Clairsentience can be a very emotional experience and because a person is so in tune and open, sensitivity increases. Sensitivity about the world around us; tragedy and the sadness of events and experiences can become almost unbearable. Something which saddens a non Clairsentient person can cut to the quick for one who is. It’s like taking sadness of an event; others emotions, personally, as though it has happened to you. A person who gets affected like this, tends to avoid exposing themselves to frequent unhappy news. It’s not a case of being naive and burying their heads in the sand, it’s a necessary method of keeping things on an even keel. I find I do this and allow myself a rationed exposure to news and events of a distressing kind. It’s not wearing rose tinted glasses and pretending everything is lovely and jolly in the world. It’s another form of self protection of the emotions.

There are officially two types of Clairsentience which are Sense Projection and Sense Extension. These are certainly not a description of the limitations of Clairsentience. If a psychic was to use sense projection they would be able to project their senses a distance away from the body. There needs to be an object, location or person the psychic is very familiar with. Once the psychic has projected to the target place they are able to sense things about the location as though they are there.

Sense extension is the ability to extend the senses a short distance away from the body. The normal barriers that block from seeing like a door do not affect information received, if the psychic would be able to see the door from their position then the senses extended would be used as far as can be seen without a door or wall blocking them. The sense of sight is not being used. Whatever was on the other side of that door would be seen or known by the psychic.

The main importance of understanding it is to understand that it is the ability to feel from another using a sense that is beyond our five senses.

How to Develop Your Clairsentience

Using your Clairsentience to Read Another Person
Here is a quick exercise you can do to develop your clairsentience further:

    1. Ask a friend to show you a picture of somebody they know well (but make sure you don’t know the person in the picture)
    1. Look into the person’s eyes and tune into their energy – how do they feel at the moment of the photo being taken? If this is the first time you have consciously used your clairsentience, you may just pick up on a basic negative or positive vibe.
    1. Ask yourself what this individual is like as a person. Ask yourself whether you trust the person
  1. Is there anything else the person’s eyes are revealing?

Now check with your friend – how accurate were you?

Psychometry Exercise

This exercise involves getting hold of an object that someone has worn regularly, like a watch. All objects absorb energy from their owners and if you are clairsentient, you can tune into this energy residue. Hold the object in your hand for a minute or two. If the watch is holding a lot of strong positive or negative energy, you will probably pick up on that. You may also be able to feel what type of energy.

Listening to Your Chakras

This is an exercise for tuning into and reading your own energy. (it is best to do this exercise when you have some knowledge of the chakra system, as it makes it easier to do. Check out this article on the chakra system if you’re unfamiliar with it.) This exercise also helps to develop clairsentience because it makes you more sensitive to your emotions and feelings. Here are the steps.

    1. Lie down or sit comfortably.
    1. Open each chakra, beginning with the root chakra. Visualize each chakra as a coloured wheel spinning horizontally and bring the energy outwards, about one metre outside of your body.
  1. Then ask yourself: how do I feel in this chakra? Ask each chakra one by one. See if you get any sensations in your body or emotions that are connected to the chakras.