Am I Psychic? The Signs That Indicate You Are Clairvoyant

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Have you been asking yourself, "Am I psychic?"

You've noticed that people come to you for advice because you have an uncanny knack for being right. You've even had dreams that often come true. What do these mean?

Well, you might be psychic! And there's a good possibility that you're also a clairvoyant.

There's nothing wrong with having psychic or clairvoyant abilities. You're simply paying attention to the information you've received from beyond the physical through extrasensory perceptions.

Your experiences are natural and you should be at peace with your wonderful gifts.

Unfortunately, the term "psychic'' creates such a negative image for many, and the term "clairvoyant" implies a special power exclusive to only a few people.

The truth is that a lot of people keep their abilities a secret so they can maintain an edge. They do not call their talent, "psychic." It's a private matter, not open for discussion, and they may or may not understand it.

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What does it mean to be psychic or clairvoyant?

The definitions of the terms "psychic" and "clairvoyant" are far from anything unusual as they are defined in Soul Exercises for the Open Mind: A Psychic Development Workbook.

Psychic ability is simply, "The soul’s capacity to capture information from beyond the limits of your physical senses."

Clairvoyance is a derivative of this definition and is defined as, "The soul’s capacity to capture visual images from beyond the limits of your physical sight."

Both ideas have roots in philosophy. It's part of the nature of the human soul that gives all of us these unique abilities.

The study of metaphysics introduced by the Greek philosopher Aristotle is a point of reference. He first noticed that there are some things in our human experience that exist beyond the physical.

It's his logic that explains his theory but it's the acknowledgment of the soul that proves him correct!

Types of psychic abilities (and how to know if you're experiencing them):

There are different terms to describe each of these extended senses, but some common ones include:

1. Clairsentience: "Clear feeling"

Clairsentience is clear feeling. That is, they get psychic information through sensing and feeling the energies around them. 

Some signs of being clairsentient are if you know things without being told and if you have a high level of perception and you have a tendency to easily read between the lines.

2. Clairvoyance: "Clear seeing or psychic sight"

Clairvoyance is clear seeing or psychic sight, but this term is often used as a general term for all psychic abilities. Those who know the difference will tell you it is about the singular talent involving images. 

They may be using the term for their unique use, but it would be a big surprise if they did not also have the other psychic skills of feeling, hearing, knowing, etc.

The clairvoyant should practice their other skills to give depth and perspective to the images they are receiving.

3. Clairaudience: "Clear hearing"

Clairaudience is clear hearing. This means that you can hear sounds said to exist beyond the reach of ordinary experience or capacity (i.e. voices of the dead.)

Some signs of being Clairaudient are if you hear ringing or high-pitched noises, if you enjoy and need quiet, and if you tend to talk to yourself.

4. Claircognizance: "Clear knowing or thoughts"

Claircognizance is clear knowing. This refers to the knowing of an event, occurrence, or even intention without any evidence to lead to that knowledge.

Despite having no information about an event, claircognizant people can feel that they know a piece of information that they have yet to be presented with and are consistently proven correct by the outcome of the situation.

Some signs that lead to being claircognizant are your intuition and gut-feeling are heightened, you experience feelings of deja-vu, you pick up new skills easily, and you commonly use the phrase "I know. I don't know how, but I know somehow."

5. Clairgustus: "Psychic taste"

Claigustus is psychic taste. If you are this type of psychic it means that you can taste something that is not physically in your mouth. This is to help you receive messages clearly. The taste in your mouth is supposed to trigger something to help you get the message. It is a very rare psychic trait.

6. Clairfragrance: "Psychic smell"

Clair fragrance is clear scent or psychic smell. This is a psychic that can pick up on smells that are otherwise undetectable by the physical nose. The smells are often linked to someone who has passed on. Some scents spirits leave are tobacco smoke, flowers, baked bread.

The smell normally is attached to a message which would validate their presence. For example, if grandma always had a certain perfume on, this scent may show up to let you know she is there.

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How to find out if you're psychic:

You may not be aware you are validating the philosophy of metaphysics by just being you, so here are a couple of things you can do to prove you are psychic and possibly a clairvoyant.

Don’t be scared! All you need is a pencil and paper for this quiz. Learning about your gifts is a journey of self-discovery.

Journal your experiences by writing down various impressions that you found to be unusual but correct over time. Recall moments when you had a first impression, hunch, or strong gut feeling.

We often use expressions to describe sensations that do not appear to have any physical stimulus such as, "A little birdie told me," "That gave me a bad taste in my mouth," or "That stinks."

They all just sound like common sayings, but they indicate that we're using our extended senses.

Our society unknowingly uses psychic impressions in our vernacular without attributing them to capturing information beyond the physical!

Depending on the person, these skills are individually weak or strong.

For example, if you heard a voice caution you about an upcoming decision or someone’s character, then you should write that moment down. If you have tendencies to come up with solutions to problems through ideas that pop into your head, those should also be noted.

A vision or flash of an image that provided insight into a situation around yourself or another person may be a psychic impression, as well.

Evaluating these impressions and placing keywords like "feel," "saw," "heard," "knew," "tasted," or "smelled" with them will give you clues about your natural talents. They will provide additional clarity about your impressions.

Recognizing the word or words you use the most will allow you to understand the type of psychic ability that is strongest with you.

By making a list of 100 instances in your journal, you can get a rough idea of where your abilities are the most sensitive. It will allow you to discover your weaknesses as well.

For example, using the word "feel" most often will indicate you are a "psychic feeler" or "clairsentient." The other terms like "see," "hear," "know," "taste," or "smell" indicate a gift in other areas.

Determining the percentages for these talents is simple math when you divide the number of times you use each term into the total. This gives you an idea of which senses are most prevalent, or if they are all equally strong.

If have psychic abilities, you can use your talents to perform and participate in the following practices:

1. Akashic Records Reading

Akashic is a higher dimension than the one we are living in. This is where every action or thought that has ever occurred or will occur has been stored. If you can tap into their records you will be able to understand and even predict potential outcomes of the future as well as better understand your past. 

Think of it as the cloud, but for psychics.

2. Angel Reading

This is an ability where psychics must use clairvoyance as well along with a deck of angel cards. This is the ability to communicate and gain guidance and spiritual intellect for whom the angel is watching over.

It's like asking someone's guardian angel what to do.

3. Animal Reading

This is when a psychic has a strong connection to animals that they can tap into the psyche of them to better understand their needs.

4. Automatic Writing

This is the ability to produce the writing that could be coming from the supernatural or the subconscious. 

This is also referred to as psychography.

5. Chakra Cleansing

Chakra cleansing is similar to spiritual healing. With cleansing chakra, you first have to be able to sense people's energies or aura's, when chakras are blocked, and you need to know what needs to happen to fix or reset those energies. 

An easy way to see if chakra cleansing is something of your psychic reach is to ask yourself questions like can you notice quickly if someone is in an emotional rut? or Do you frequently notice when people are low or high in energy?

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6. Cartomancy Reading 

This is the standard deck of cards fortune-telling. That is, they draw a series of cards and then interpret them as a medium for divination. 

It's fortune-telling... but for real.

7. Numerology

Numerology is the relationship between numbers and concurring events.

One way to notice if this is happening to you is if you have an affinity for numbers, or certain numbers pop out at you frequently that immediately correlate to an event that has transpired or will occur.

8. Photo Reading

Photo reading is the ability to receive psychic information from just a photograph of someone. The information could be the past, present, or future.

9. Psychic Reading

A psychic medium is an individual who has the ability to connect with spirits. These psychics can read other people deeply while also having the ability to communicate with those who have passed. 

You can easily identify this happening to you if you have a strong presence that’s difficult to ignore. 

10. Tea Leaf Reading

Tea leaf reading is actually one of the oldest psychic abilities. This is when you make a cup of tea with loose tea leaves while directing your energy onto those leaves to answer a spiritual question. When performed correctly, the leaves at the bottom of your cup should hold the answer. Harry Potter, anyone?

It is also known as tasseography.

11. Dream Exploration

Self-explanatory. It's the ability to interpret dreams. 

12. Reiki

It is a Japanese form of energy healing that involves healing others with their hands by altering the aura that is cast around the body.

You need to have a strong intuition with auras and personal energies to hold this ability.

You can use your psychic abilities for good.

You may notice that the people around you appreciate your wisdom and insight.

Psychic ability is nothing magical or supernatural. It's one of the areas that makes us truly human and separates us from other living beings.

Using your gifts with the intention of doing good is the best expression of them.

Clairvoyance is part of the family of psychic abilities. Having this talent is a blessing.

If you're having visions and often pay attention to them, it's a sign of your psychic sight.

You shouldn't have any fear of acknowledging the images that appear before you. It's just your soul doing its job by accepting information from the Divine.

You may not realize that noticing existence beyond the physical is nothing new. It has roots in ancient philosophy and is getting more recognition today.

Acknowledging your skills is not a negative thing — it's a precious gift. It's time you began to appreciate who you are as much as others do, discover your abilities, and enjoy the wonders of life.

Your gifts will assist you with your personal growth and open your world to endless possibilities.

Are you psychic? Yes! Are you clairvoyant? I hope so!

If you choose to keep your abilities a secret, that’s okay. It's safe with me!

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John Cappello is a natural psychic-medium who has been in practice for over 25 years.

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