The Six Different “Clairs”

What are the “clairs” and how do you develop them? Clairs is short for clair senses, which involves using your intuitive senses to reveal things. Spiritual information is all around us and it is just a matter of interpreting the information. These are like radio frequencies one can tune into to get that information. A basic example of this is your gut feeling or using your 6th sense to understand what is around you and what you are feeling from it.

The six different clairs are:

  1. Clairvoyance–having clear seeing, someone sees through the third eye between his or her two eyes. One sees flashes, images, or something like a movie film of what is happening in the past, present or future.
  2. Clairaudience–having clear hearing, someone who hears information with the mind, not the ears. Basically, it is telepathic information coming into one’s mind. Sometimes people will hear this as a regular voice as if someone is speaking to them.
  3. Claircognizance–having clear knowing, someone has information or knowledge of something that he or she does not actually know. Thoughts come out of nowhere, popping into one’s mind, and give information about something that might happen in the future.
  4. Clairsentience–having clear feeling, someone can feel the information within him or herself. An example of this would be if someone is having an anxiety attack and the clairsentience person feels this in his or her own chest.
  5. Clairgustance–having clear tasting, someone can taste something that isn’t really there. For example, someone tastes chocolate but he or she is not actually eating any chocolate.
  6. Clairaliencehaving clear smelling, someone can smell odors that are not present. An example of this would be to smell some perfume or a cigar, but neither of these things is present in that moment.

Now that you know the clairs, how do you figure out what ones resonate with you? The best way is to sit quietly for a few minutes and start to feel the energies around you. Look at the area where you are at, scan that room. Then close your eyes and breathe deeply for a few minutes and start to take note of what you saw in that room. Can you “see” an item, or do you “hear” a sound, maybe it’s a feeling that is in your stomach, a taste in your mouth, or a smell of something? Or, perhaps you know something unexpectedly. Once you can identify how you felt, you are well on your way to knowing what your clair(s) are! This is the start to opening your intuitive side and will allow you to better understand the spiritual information you are getting as senses or intuition. It is how you interpret the energy as well as connect to the other side.

Be sure to let us know which clair(s) resonate with you in the comments!

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Terri is a lifelong learner of the metaphysical arts and has earned certificates from Centre of Excellence for Life Coaching, Crystal Healing Therapy, and Numerology. The Psychic Senses and The Voice of Spirit in Evidential Mediumship. As well as, the Morris Pratt Institute that include Mediumship, Healing, and Ministry. In addition, she is an Ordained Minister. She continues to grow and develop her intuition, as well as, her clairaudient, clairsentient, and automatic writing skills. Terri enjoys sharing what she has learned with others, so they too, can forge their own spiritual path.

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  1. Gregory Smith October 27, 2014 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    I love your blog

    I have read this article and enjoyed it

    • Kim
      Kim October 27, 2014 at 9:53 pm - Reply

      Thank you for the compliment and for checking us out Gregory Smith! We will keep up the good blogging.

  2. Anonymous July 9, 2015 at 5:07 am - Reply

    I will randomly hear a high pitch noise and the room will feel full… don’t know what that means but when it happens I’m usually alone… or I can sense people coming before they are at the door

    • Terri
      Terri July 11, 2015 at 4:08 am - Reply

      Hi! The high pitch is clairaudience as you are picking up on their vibrations As for sensing the people coming in that would be claircognizance as you know they are coming!

      • Anonymous July 14, 2015 at 12:46 am - Reply

        is there a way to make sense of the ringing? is it as if they want me to know? and is there a way to strengthen it to possible words instead of deafening ear ringing?

        • Terri
          Terri July 14, 2015 at 5:42 am - Reply

          No, unfortunately not. The ringing is them trying to get on our vibration as they vibrate at a higher level than us. As for words, once you first notice that they are getting your attention with the ringing, then try and see if they are communicating words in your mind telepathically. With a bit of patience and practice you will start to discern what your thoughts are and what they are trying to tell you!

  3. Angela Castronuovo June 16, 2016 at 2:30 am - Reply

    Is there any true meaning to when you have a dream about someone dead? I was once told that if you dream about a loved one that is gone, they are thinking about you. Is that true?

    • Terri
      Terri June 16, 2016 at 3:15 pm - Reply

      Angela- thanks for the note! Yes this is true, if you are dreaming about a loved one then they are thinking of you and want them to know that! Other times they will actually give messages in dreams to you to help you on your journey as well. If you cant remember what they are telling you, then before you go to sleep, ask the angels to help you remember your dreams. This will help you to hopefully remember what your loved ones are saying to you along with other things you are dreaming about!

  4. Jeannine Powell June 21, 2016 at 12:14 am - Reply

    Hi, I hear bells ring from time to time, my name spoken in a crowd (in a deceased family member or someone who’s not there’s voice), and can “hear” people talking in known haunted places. It’s more like my brain hears it. I know this sounds insane! If I’m not crazy, how can I -safely- develop this and use it constructively?

    Thanks for any help!

    • Terri
      Terri June 21, 2016 at 1:11 am - Reply

      Jeannine- Thanks for the note! Actually this is not insane, as you are clairaudient! That is what i am! I can hear audibly but mostly telepathically. I am not sure where you live but you can take classes to hone this ability. I will do a 15week course at rising phoenix starting sept 6 in phx on how to use your gifts. I also do mentor students that want one on one training via skype or facetime on how to use them too! Let me know if you have any other questions! Thanks! Terri

  5. Anon g April 25, 2017 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Terri –

    I had a dream about somebody who is deceased (did not know who they were and had never seen them before) and they gave me a message to give to somebody I knew. In my dream, I could distinguish a female, hair color and type, their name, and the tone in which they delivered the message. I woke up, and the message was very clear in my mind. I called the person immediately and they confirmed that it was a very specific, valid message that they had been needing and that made sense. I have had multiple dreams from deceased people with messages, but have been too nervous to relay the messages until I met you! Is this considered claircognizance? Is there any way to try to trigger your claircognizance while awake?

    • Terri
      Terri April 28, 2017 at 2:43 pm - Reply

      Hi Anon- Nice to hear from you! Yes, dreams are one way that claircognizance works. You are tapping into the divine and the information is provided to you without any knowledge of it. Yes, you can daydream, you can write, you can have just information that pops into your head. You just probably not aware that you are actually using it daily already!

  6. Marina Garcia July 25, 2017 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    I feel like I’m Clairsentience do you have more information on this?

    • Terri
      Terri July 28, 2017 at 5:59 pm - Reply

      Hi Marina- yes read the blog called “are you clairsentient.”

  7. Anonymous July 31, 2017 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Hello. My name is citlalli and I am sooo lost. Idk what to think anymore but that I’m going crazy! I can sense things around me sometimes. I have seen some scary things before. I have been told that I have special abilities but I think that itself is crazy. How do I find out? I need help.

    • Terri
      Terri August 3, 2017 at 3:04 pm - Reply

      Hi Citalli- You are not crazy! We all have abilities its just how to use the abilities. If you are feeling things that is clairsentient. If you are seeing things that is clairvoyance. I would suggest a few things to figure out how to use your gifts. You can take classes on this- I will teach classes again starting sept 12 7-9pm at rising phx. It is $10 a class- you can go and check this out on the events page and sign up from that link. Or you can book a session with me getting a reading and ill teach you how to use your abilities in a reading!
      I hope this helps! Terri

  8. Yvonne August 8, 2017 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    I have a lot sleep paralysis episodes and sometimes as I’m falling asleep I hear voices. Some sleep paralysis episodes I feel myself float up and down, while during other episodes I’ll hear voices or see shadows or feel like something is grabbing me. Is it just my body being in a different state of sleep than my mind or is it something else?

    • Terri
      Terri August 26, 2017 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      Hi Yvonne- Yes many people experience what you are talking about. When we are ready to go to sleep, our bodies and mind start to unwind and that is when Spirit is able to “talk” to you as you are shutting down from a long day. This is very normal. As for things grabbing at you, I would ask you if this feel good or not? If not, then something needs to be cleared in your house. If it feels good, it is probably a loved one coming to say hi. My aunt likes to touch my hair! I hope this helps! Terri

      • Yvonne August 31, 2017 at 10:46 pm - Reply

        Hi Terri, Thanks for the response! When I have the sleep paralysis episodes where I am being grabbed I feel scared and uncomfortable. The first couple of times it happened, I didn’t know what to do but now when it happens I start praying right away in my mind and it seems to cut it short and I wake up. Could I do a cleansing myself in my home with sage? If so, is there something I could reference on how to do it?

      • Yvonne August 31, 2017 at 10:51 pm - Reply

        Nevermind! I just looked through my email after I posted my last comment/question and I had an email about your space clearing blog you posted on this site. Can’t be just a coincidence lol, I will be sure to read it.

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