What is Clairvoyance?
Clairvoyance is one of the most well-known psychic abilities and it’s no wonder that in some parts of the world, psychics are referred to as clairvoyants. Being Clairvoyant does mean that you’re psychic, but not all psychics are clairvoyant.
Simply put, the term clairvoyance or clairvoyant means ‘clear seeing’. It is one of a few psychic abilities namely: clairvoyance (clear seeing), clairsentience (clair sensing), claircognizance (clear knowing), and clairaudience (clear hearing). There’s also clairempathy – which is an empathic ability which allows the sentient to experience the emotions of others like it is his or her own. A psychic or sentient may have all or only some of these abilities and that’s why a psychic isn’t necessarily clairvoyant.
What it Means to be Clairvoyant
When a reader or sentient is clairvoyant, he or she receives information visually. Contrary to popular belief, the images or information received usually aren’t seen with the physical senses. Most psychics or sentients describe as seeing ‘behind their forehead or third eye’ or seeing images ‘inside their minds’.
How Clairvoyants Receive Information
The clairvoyant images can take the form of a short video clip where a psychic literally sees events playing out. The psychic may see it from a third-person perspective or may see and experience it through the eyes of another person.
Another way clairvoyance manifests is through symbolic images. This means that the psychic sees flashes of images that symbolize something to the client. How the symbols are interpreted depends on the psychic, because many psychics will already have a mental dictionary filled with various symbols and their meanings. Deciphering the symbols comes over time, and the meanings may be different for each psychic.
On occasion, the symbolic images may represent an actual event, entity, or person, which the client will usually be able to identify. Sometimes, the psychic may not understand what the symbols mean but the client will often be able to confirm or shed light on what the vision refers to.
These visions or clairvoyant episodes can happen before a reading, during a reading or even after a reading. It just depends on how or when the reader chooses to connect with the client. Once the connection is made, the information should start flowing.
Some clairvoyant visions also take the form of images that come directly from the mind of another person. This borders on telepathy, because the psychic is ‘reading’ someone’s mind through the visual images he or she receives.
Clairvoyance may manifest in any of these ways during a reading, so when seeking out a reader, keep in mind that the information received may represent pieces of a puzzle that have to be put together with the help or knowledge of the client. In most cases, the symbols seen by the reader will confirm a client’s own instincts or indirectly answer the question asked. The key is understanding and deciphering what is shown correctly.
Postcognition or Precognition
Clairvoyant images may also take the form of postcognitive or precognitive visions. It’s assumed that clairvoyant ability means that a psychic is able to see the future, but that is not always the case. The images or visions received by a clairvoyant could relate to past events (post cognitive) or relate to future events (precognitive).
A lot of the clairvoyant imagery serves to confirm what a client feels or to offer affirmation through psychic validation of past events. Some clairvoyants are also able to connect to a situation in the present, so not all imagery received relates to the future or to predicting the outcome of a particular situation.
Not All Readers are Clairvoyant
It’s important to remember that not all readers ‘see’, or get information visually. Some readers feel or sense, hear, or know, and all these abilities are just as credible as clairvoyance. When you’re in search of a reader, consider the abilities he or she uses for readings and whether those abilities are a good fit for what you’d expect during a psychic reading.
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