We all have some kind of intuitive ability.
There have been 4 main types of abilities named for many years now.
Today I was looking them up and found a pdf for 8 of them, instead of the usual 4 I know about.
Clairvoyance. (clear seeing)
Claircognizance. (clear knowing)
Clairaudience. (clear hearing)
Clairempathy. (clear emotional feeling)
Clairgustance. (clear tasting)
Clairsentience. (clear physical feeling)
Clairtangency. (clear touching)
Clairsalience. (clear smelling)
I included the link I found on Google, if you are so inclined to look up more of the definitions and possibly
discover your own ability.(http://wisdomwithin.co/files/The-8-Clair-Senses-a-visual-guide-to-the-spiritual-psychic-senses.pdf)
I am claircognizant. This means I just know things and I have no evidence for how I know them. It is a sense I can’t quite explain.
Clairempathy and clairsentience are a close 2nd.
I am writing to share more about how to trust these abilites we were gifted with, especially if you are just beginning to know them and develop them. They apply no matter how far along on our journey we are, because as you know, doubt can creep in.
Intuition is like a muscle and we can practice honing it and building it by using it. Sometimes it is helpful to know which one is your strongest. Sometimes it doesn’t matter. What is important is that we all have these ablilties, whether we know it, emabrace it or use it.
Many of us operate from survival mode, logic and reasoning. Anything that resembles feelings, intuition, gut instincts, energy or perception is quickly dismissed when it does not fit into the logic and reasoning portion of the brain.
Now, since many of us have been operating from the logical and survival mode much of our lives, how do we even begin to listen, trust or take action based on what we have come to LEARN or KNOW as our intution or gut instincts?
When we begin to understand and listen to our intuitive abilities, we generally seek evidence to confirm if we are correct. We’ll ask other people and seek validation that we are accurate in our assessments (and not crazy).
As you already know, in the beginning, we often continue to dismiss ourselves, because we don’t trust the intuitive muscle we’re barely beginning to build.
Here are some simple ways for you to practice your accuracy and build your intuitive muscles:
1- ask someone to think of a color or number, then, name it.
MOST OFTEN it is the 1st thought that pops into you mind is the correct answer.
2- pay attention when you are driving and you sense what others are going to do next (like switching lanes)
3- when someone calls- BEFORE you look at the phone screen- see if you know who it is.
4- you think of someone and they call
5- you call them and they say “I was just thinking of you”
PAY ATTENTION to where you feel it in your body or hear it.
Maybe you just have a KNOWING.
Learning how your intuition occurs for you is helpful to build the “muscle”.
For example, the voice in my head is the same. There is no other voice outside of my head that is distiguishable or different. As a result, I have ALWAYS questioned and doubted myself.
When it is my intuition, it is often a quiet thought that floats through. Then, when that thought happens in my life, I remember, “oh yea, I already had that intuitive thought.”
Intuition is the clear thought. We usually give it no more energy than the thought. As opposed to our ego thoughts, which we give more energy, questions and doubts and those often come with attitude and or a tone that is abrasive, at best.
The Universe ALMOST ALWAYS confirms for us somehow, whether we are accurate or not. Sometimes it is immediate and other times it is not. BE patient with yourself and LOOK for the evidence, then, TRUST THAT.
Marti (Hicks) Forrest