That Big Pyschic Energy
We are in episode 16 of 20 in our first full season, Spirituality 101. IMO, everyone is psychic. And to be psychic is to simply be in tune to how we divinely receive information. I’ll share with you the difference between psychics, Clairs, and mediums.
I start off the episode by sharing a personal, spiritual memory from my youth. It’s very raw and sentimental for me, so I hope you enjoy it!
BRITTANY MARIE, YOUR HOST
Okay, so, psychic is usually thought of with tarot cards, crystal balls, palm reading, maybe a neon sign. Right? But those are just spiritual tools that psychics use to tap into their inner spirituality, their inner divine, their knowingness, to assist those who visit them. My point here is that the tarot cards, crystal balls, palm readings, and neon signs aren’t what make someone psychic.
THE SEVEN DIFFERENT CLAIR TYPES
PREVIOUS EPISODES TO LISTEN TO
- The Trifecta
- Connecting to Your Intuition, with Esther Loopstra
- Making a Quantum Leap
- The Human Design Liberation, with Jennifer Gage
- Tapping Into Moon Rituals
The Difference Between Psychics, Clairs, and Mediums
A Clair is a type of intuition that allows you to have a certain knowingness about events or circumstances that you have had no prior awareness of. And that definition in itself feels pretty vague to me, but that’s as pinpointed as I’m able to make it. Especially considering that there are a lot of different opinions, perspectives, and beliefs on what a Clair is, how many types there are, and who has them.
IMO, a Clair is a gift of tapping into knowledge that’s outside your immediate, present experience. Some say that there are 4 Clairs, 5, 6 – but I follow the understanding that there are 7 forms of Clairs. And what I mean by forms is the different ways of tapping into that knowledge. Now, the last point, who has them, well, there’s some debate on that too. Some believe that only a select few have these gifts and that they were divinely bestowed upon them for an intended purpose. Me? I say bullshit. I think that’s an old-school, out-dated belief. More and more of us are stepping into our spiritual liberation, and I believe that we all have at least one Clair to tap into, if we so choose to utilize it.
Psychics are usually thought of with tarot cards, crystal balls, palm reading, maybe a neon sign. Right? But those are just spiritual tools, ie what we have been thoroughly going over in this “course”, that psychics use to tap into their inner spirituality, their inner divine, their knowingness, to assist those who visit them.
My point here is that the tarot cards, crystal balls, palm readings, and neon signs aren’t what make someone psychic. To be psychic is to possess an innate, extrasensory ability to be in awareness of knowledge that exists outside the boundaries of the physical world.
Sounds a lot like Clairs, right? Well, if we take this a step further – a psychic is the person who holds the ability whereas Clairs are the ability itself.
A medium is s specific psychic ability, or, a specific Clair type. That Clair type is actually called channeling, but we’ll into that later. For now, you just need to know that a medium is someone who has the psychic channeling ability.
And sneak peak – a medium is someone who is able to communicate with those who have left this lifetime and are beyond us.
The 7 Different Types of Clairs
I wanted to get into clairvoyance first because I believe it’s the most well-known psychic ability out there. If you disagree with me – great – let me know – we can chat.
But to be clairvoyant is to be clear seeing. Yeah? So, if you have a vision of the future, present, past – that is to see what has occurred, non-linearly, of course. A vision is to receive information through something like a movie or a picture within your consciousness. Visions can be literal or they can be metaphorical. They can appear when you call on them, or they might randomly pop into your mind when your intuition is ready to bring the knowledge forward. You’ll have to tune in to know how your clairvoyance works to know what your personal range is.
Honestly, that’s going to be the same for all of the Clairs, but still. Don’t be hard on yourself, practice, and tune in when you can.
This is clear hearing. And let me tell you, it has been a serious trip, being clairaudient. I have had so many spirits reach out to talk to me, to let me know they were there, or they were angry with me, or sometimes they just talking really loudly. Most of the time, they are stuck in the plane that they are in, or they need help with something, but I’ve always been like, look – you need to go away. I am just trying to figure out my own life. I wish you well, the best, but I can’t. And I just need some space. Like I said – a trip.
Now, you may not necessarily hear spirits. That is my personal clairaudiency, which you could share as well. But in general, to be clairaudient is to simply hear the information being given to you – whether that’s through a spirit, or simply someone giving you a message beyond our plane – it’s knowledge that you can hear. And it also may not be a voice. It could be sounds – for years I heard people walking around in my house. Not fun. And it could also be music. Things like that.
So, if you hear someone calling your name – this is another side note – they may be calling out to you to talk to you, but most likely they just want your awareness to rise up. They probably want you to be conscious of something that is about to happen or something within your environment that could give you information you need. Side note finished.
Which is clear emotion. And I would consider all empaths to have clairempathy. With this Clair, it’s easy, or easier, to read the energy around you – in what emotions and feelings are being currently experienced by those near to you. Your collective consciousness is able to tap into their vibrations within their own consciousness.
So, this is where we might get a little confused between the difference of clairempathy and clairsentience. The reason because clairsentience is a step beyond clairempathy. So, clairempathy is to know the energetic vibration and emotional frequency around then. Right? Well, clairsentience is to have clear sensational feeling. Meaning, yes, they are able to read the emotions of those around them, but they are also able to tap into why those emotions or sensations are being felt.
Okay – one more time: clairempathy is the emotion itself, and clairsentience is the emotion and the root cause for that feeling.
But also – there’s more. That’s just one area of clairsentience. You can also receive a premonition through a feeling that something is going to occur. You know saying – I just have a bad feeling about this? That’s also clairsentience. So it’s both the understanding why something is being felt and also a sensation that informs you of what knowledge you need to know.
Here we have clear touching. What that means is that you receive your psychic knowledge through touching – whether that’s objects, environments, or people – when you touch them, you get messages. More often the messages are providing information about the past, but all senses of time may be present in your abilities.
Okay, my friend. This is one of the big ones. And what I mean by that, is pop culture portrays this kind of psychic ability the most. I mean, that’s my opinion. So you can fight on that, but that’s what I’ve seen and what my intuition tells me.
Claircognizance is clear knowing. Meaning, you just know. You don’t need proof. You don’t need the facts, Jack. Cuz you already know. And that’s it. You just know. You hold this knowledge because through your inner alignment, perhaps your crown chakra, you receive intuitive downloads of information. Which can flow as fast as a snap.
The information can be details, ideas, concepts, predictions – it can be anything. If you believe you are claircognizant, then practice asking Source for information and see what happens.
Last but not least, we’ve got channeling. AKA, mediumship.
So, what mediums will do is enter a form of communication or conversation with those that exist beyond our physical plane – so that could be those who have passed on or from our spirit guides. The way that this will happen is that the medium will have to offer a part of themselves – whatever part allows them to communicate. And provide that offering through the inner divine alignment to the ethereal plane. So this will be their mind or their body. Either they can have those communications delivered into their mind, or they can have them delivered through their body. If the body, that would be your typical association with a medium in fiction. But it can happen. A spirit can enter a medium’s body and use it to converse in the physical plane.
Totally stellar, am I right? But also, again, that may not be how all mediums work. It could simply be a telepathic conversation. And that’s pretty cool, too.
POINTS TO PUT IN YOUR BACK POCKET
- Big Psychic Energy is something I made up, but 100% needs to be a thing. #BigPsychicEnergy
- there are a lot of different opinions, perspectives, and beliefs on what a Clair is, how many types there are, and who has them. I have laid out for you represent my viewpoints on them.
- To be psychic is to possess an innate, extrasensory ability to be in awareness of knowledge that exists outside the boundaries of the physical world.
- A Clair is a form of psychic-ness.
- Mediumship is a type of Clair.
REFERENCES & NEXT STEPS
- If you plan on using #BigPsychicEnergy, reach out and let me know! We can connect on Instagram @BlitheMitrals.
- The Empath Experience: What to Do When You Feel Everything, by Sydney Campos
- Listen to the Spiritual Bitches of Seattle podcast episode with Mari Roberts, who is a Psychic Life Coach.