Do your loved ones see you as the person to-go-to when it comes to gut feelings? Do you sense other people’s motives, feelings, and next moves without even greeting or interacting with them directly?
Have you been asking yourself whether or not you might be clairsentient? If so, you came to the right place.
In this article, I’ll cover what clairsentience is and talk about the most common clairsentient signs to determine if you possess this gift and how to use it. Also, we’ll explain proven methods to improve and strengthen your clairsentient abilities.
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What Is Clairsentience?
Clairsentience loosely translated means “clear feeling” and is perhaps the most down-to-earth of all the intuitive gifts.
It is the ability to feel the present, past, or future physical and emotional states of others, without the use of the normal five senses (smell, vision, touch, hearing, and taste).
People who are clairsentient may also be able to retrieve information from houses, public buildings, and outside areas, invisible to our physical senses. That’s why clairsentience is often associated with what’s referred to as the sixth sense or the sense of intuition.
People who experience clairsentience are affected by a myriad of different influences, but it all comes down to being sensitive to changes in energy.
They usually experience physical sensations. So, if you are clairsentient, you are capable to experience and feel both inner and outer energy in a more intuitive way.
Such energy may include but is not limited to, others’ feelings (even when they are not around), spiritual perceptions, objects, as well as predictions of the future.
Basically, clairsentients are aware of a stream of energetic vibrations through their own bodies and emotions.
The Difference Between An Empath And A Clairsentient
An empath is someone who can sense and feel the emotions and energies of other people, animals, and even objects.
Because clairsentient people can also sense other people’s feelings or empathize, they often likewise tend to be empaths.
Yet, the clairsentient’s empathetic abilities go beyond the level of those of an empath. Theirs are more like psychic abilities that enable them to experience emotions and feel energies across a wider spectrum.
Clairsentients not only feel other people’s emotions and take this into their bodies, but they can also receive insights around these emotions.
For instance, while an empath is able to share in the feelings of a person sitting in front of him/her, a clairsentient could have the ability to tell some of the thoughts or emotions of the other person whether that person is near or far away from the clairsentient.
They also may sense when someone behind them is watching them. Some clairsentients can even feel when somebody is potentially in danger or experiencing pain.
Besides, if there are Spirits present, clairsentient people may have the ability to pick up their feelings. In fact, clairsentients are able to detect energy in a space, even when no one is around, or detect positive and negative energy from a person even when he is not showing emotions.
Sounds this familiar to you? Then it might be that you are clairsentient and not just empathic.
12 SIGNS THAT YOU ARE CLAIRSENTIENT
Have you ever experienced things or had feelings in your own body that you can’t explain? Do you often feel a strong sense of energy when you don’t know where it comes from?
These might be signs that you are clairsentient. Below are the 12 most common signs that you could be having clairsentient psychic abilities.
1. YOU SENSE ENERGY IN A ROOM
Have you ever found yourself astonishing people by walking into a room immediately following a heated debate, argument, or fight and becoming aware of what had transpired without having been informed by anyone or actually witnessing anything?
This is called leftover energy and is one of the key signs that you’re clairsentient. It’s the reason why crowded areas can be so draining for clairsentients.
2. YOU HAVE DIFFICULTIES DEALING WITH OR BEING IN BIG CROWDS
Clairsentients experience energy more strongly than other people do. That’s why, for them, it can be quite draining if they engage with huge numbers of people for longer periods of time.
Imagine how exhausting it can be if you’re able to sense the emotions, feelings, and moods of the person standing next to you. Now, multiply that by a factor of ten, hundred, or thousand.
That’s what clairsentients can potentially feel when they are in a crowd. Public swimming pools, music concerts, and sports stadiums are some of the places that could often become no-go zones for clairsentients.
3. YOU HAVE STRONG GUT FEELINGS ABOUT PEOPLE
Do your loved ones see you as the person to-go-to when it comes to gut feelings? Do you sense other people’s motives, feelings, and next moves without even greeting or interacting with them directly? Then you could be clairsentient.
You may find yourself being able to sense what kind of person someone is by just looking at him or her. Sometimes you can find yourself steering your friend away from a certain person that eventually turns out to be dangerous or a total fraud yet you can’t explain how your instincts led you to that important decision.
4. YOU ARE SUPER SENSITIVE TO YOUR ENVIRONMENT
Have you found yourself dramatically getting impacted by subtle alterations in your bedroom or workplace? Do clutter and untidiness in your environment feel like they affect your thinking and output such that you can’t really perform well?
This could also be a sign that you have the ability to clairsentience.
You feel strongly connected to your environment because it has its own energy that impacts you. That’s why clairsentient people are highly impacted by their surroundings.
5. EMOTIONAL MOVIES MAKE YOU CRY
One of the reasons why movies are made is for us to empathize. It’s the moviemaker’s job to let us experience the story the movie is telling.
But clairsentients experience more than just the imagination of the situations they see in films. Their empathy is so intense that they’re often left in tears.
If you’re clairsentient, you’ll actually experience in a stronger manner the emotions portrayed by the characters. With so many movie stories being about people in bad situations, this can be extremely draining emotionally.
6. YOU CAN PICK UP ON SPIRIT’S FEELINGS
Do you sometimes have the feeling that you are not alone, that you are being watched? Do you sometimes feel strange sensations, especially in places that are supposedly haunted? It might be that you pick up feelings of spirits, which are pure forms of energy.
This idea might scare you, but there is nothing to be frightened of. Guidance from spirits will normally be delivered with love, and people experience this guidance as useful, valuable, and fun.
7. PEOPLE THINK YOU ARE TOO SENSITIVE
Do people tell you that you’re too sensitive? Do they use the word empathic often to describe you? If you are clairsentient, this makes perfect sense.
As described before, it is very common that clairsentient people, also tend to be empaths. So, if you are being described this way, this might be a sign that you are clairsentient.
8. YOU PHYSICALLY FEEL OTHER PEOPLE’S PAIN
Do you feel the physical pain of your hubby who has a migraine or the hunger pains of the homeless man on the street? Have you ever felt the pain of someone you were visiting in a hospital?
If you have the clairsentient ability you are not only able to pick up on mental energy, but sometimes physical pain, too.
If you experience this frequently, it is wise to protect yourself by avoiding those situations as often as you can.
This means, for example, that you shouldn’t work in a hospital or homeless center, but instead work with happy kids or puppies.
9. YOUR MOOD CHANGES QUICKLY AND UNEXPECTEDLY
Does it sometimes happen that your mood changes or you feel stress, anger, or anxiety without a reason? It’s might be your clairsentience making itself known!
For example, you are feeling really calm and relaxed before entering a room and once you get inside this completely changes into a tired or stressful feeling? It means you are sensitive to the nature of the energy around you.
10. YOU FIND IT DIFFICULT TO WATCH THE NEWS
Do you find it hard to watch the news or read the newspapers? This is a typical sign of clairsentience.
The reason why it is so hard for clairsentients to watch the news is that they easily pick up on the terror and despair of these items and the people impacted by disasters.
11. YOU CAN IMMEDIATELY TELL WHEN SOMEONE HAD A BAD DAY
Can you immediately tell when one of your friends had a bad day? Even if they have a big smile on their face and tell you everything is fine? This might also be a sign that you are clairsentient!
As a clairsentient, you can share in other people’s feelings and have the ability to tell some of the thoughts or emotions of the other person. You tend to work as a human emotion detector!
12. YOU CAN NOTICE TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS
Do you feel temperature changes when you enter a room or come into a new place? Or can you detect cold and hot spots in the same room? This might indicate that there’s a spirit or at least a great deal of energy in this place.
As a clairsentient, you are able to detect energy in a space, even when no one is around.
Temperature variation is one of the forms of this energy. Think of a cool breeze or a warm and strong wind in a room while all the windows and doors are closed.
HOW TO DEAL WITH CLAIRSENTIENCE
Clairsentience is sometimes mistaken for mental health problems. It is, of course, important to seek professional advice if you suspect you may have a mental health issue.
Meanwhile, you might want to consider that what you think is in your head, is actually sensitivity to what is happening around you.
If you can harness clairsentience, you can make it the gift it truly is. Just being able to feel and understand someone else’s pain has the power to increase love and compassion in that relationship, whether you are a friend, counselor, cashier, or gardener.
Here are some tips to cope with clairsentience:
- Embrace your psychic feeling for the gift that it is and be grateful for it.
- Learn what the different feelings mean and be clear about your own feelings—emotional and physical.
- Talk to people with similar experiences.
- Don’t be fearful that you will take on the emotion or the ailment.
- Express your feelings creatively.
- Meditate or listen to music.
- Play and instrument. If you’re completely new to playing an instrument: try Tibetian Singing Bowls or a Harmonium.
- Use your gift to help others and/or channel your clairsentience into work you enjoy.
- Break from the energy of others the moment you’re done with your healing session, psychic reading, counseling session, coffee date, etc.
Be aware that every clairsentient will experience this gift in a different way and no one will feel what you are feeling. Nonetheless, there are many people who have similar experiences, so it might be a good idea to seek out other clairsentients either locally or in online forums.
WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR CLAIRSENTIENT ABILITIES
You can develop and improve your clairsentience skills by accessing your divine guidance and by practicing a lot. Here are some exercises that I use to develop my clairsentient skills.
1. FOCUS ON YOUR ENVIRONMENT
As I described before, clairsentient people are super sensitive to their environment. If clutter and subtle alterations affect your thinking and output, focus on what’s around you before starting to practice your clairsentient skills.
So first, bring more positivity into your life and change your apartment into a place where you feel relaxed and comfortable.
Want to know how? Here you will find nine ways to update your living space and that will help you usher out old, bad vibes and invite positive energy in.
Now you’ll have a nice clear space to comfortably meditate and practice psychic development exercises that will increase your clairsentience.
2. USE YOUR CLAIRSENTIENT ABILITIES TO READ ANOTHER PERSON
One of my favorite exercises to strengthen my clairsentience is to read another person. I use this 4-step approach:
- Ask a friend or family member to show you a picture of someone they know very well, but you’ve never met.
- Look at the picture and try to focus on the person’s eyes and try to tune into the energy of this person when the picture was taken. Was this person happy, relaxed? Or do you feel anger and stress? Note that if this is the first time you’re practicing clairsentience, you may just pick up basic negative or positive vibes.
- Ask yourself what kind of person this individual is. Would you trust this person?
- When you’re done, ask your friend for feedback. How correct were you? You can repeat this exercise as many times as you want.
3. PSYCHOMETRY! SENSE THE ENERGY FROM A PERSONAL OBJECT
Another piece of advice to increase your clairsentient skills is to practice psychometry. This means reading the energy of an object.
To practice psychometry, you have to hold objects that you know nothing about and tune into the feelings you get about them.
Think of something in an antique store, a wedding ring, or family jewelry. Make sure that the object is from someone you don’t know.
Close your eyes and (if possible) slowly run the object across the skin of your hands, your arms, and the inside of your wrist. Try to feel what kind of energy it’s giving off and try to sense the energy of its owner.
Then tell the owner of the object what information and feelings you are receiving. Ask them how correct you are.
In the beginning, you might get wrong answers too, but once again, practice and this will improve greatly.
Tip: jewelry works great because the more an item is worn by the owner, the more energy it contains. Besides, metal can hold energy forever!
4. BALANCE YOUR HEART CHAKRA TO IMPROVE CLAIRSENTIENCE
Clairsentience is associated with your fourth Chakra, also known as the Heart Chakra.
This Chakra can be seen as a kind of bridge between thought, emotions, and spirituality, and is connected to all of the following:
- Your capacity for empathy
- The intensity which you can care for another person
- Your emotional openness
- Self-reflective capacities
- How peaceful you feel
Learning how to open the Heart Chakra is a beautiful experience and it will allow you to build your psychic abilities on a healthy foundation.
If you are in need of some advice on how to open and balance this chakra, I would definitely recommend reading my article about Chakras.
5. MAKE A CRYSTAL GRID
Gemstones and crystals contain an abundance of healing powers and some of them can help you to develop your psychic gifts.
My favorite crystals to create crystal heaven for improving my clairsentient abilities are fluorite amethyst, rose quartz, and amber.
- Fluorite and Amethyst support balance and peaceful energies that can help you connect to your higher spiritual self. It will help you to relax, clarify, and open your mind.
- Rose quartz is all about love, joy, and selflessness and will create a loving and nurturing environment.
- Lastly, Amber will bring positivity, purifies the space, and also brings in a splash of romance.
You can make a crystal healing tray or create a crystal grid in just a few minutes. Want to learn more about how to make your first grid? The Hoodwitch wrote an awesome article about it.
6. MEDITATE TO STRENGTHEN CLAIRSENTIENCE
Meditation allows you to connect with your higher self and become more receptive to intuitive messages. That’s why you have to start with meditation if you want to improve any psychic ability.
Nowadays, you can find a lot of guided meditations online. Try meditation with music, spoken meditations, and complete silent meditation, to figure out which style you prefer and try to squeeze a meditation moment into your daily routine.
If you resonate with being Clairsentient, know that it is truly a gift. But first, you have to work out how to master it and how to protect your energy from negative experiences. Once you’ve learned this, you can achieve a lot.
Clairsentients can be powerful healers and positive influencers in our Universe through their own emotional state of being. It is really going to help you to live a life of enriched purpose.
We’d really love to hear from you when you further developed your Clairsentient abilities and you’re receiving new insights from the Universe.
Please share your newly gained abilities with the rest of our community by leaving a comment below. Looking forward to hearing and learning from you!
If you’re wanting to read more about psychic abilities, make sure to check out our articles about clairvoyance, clairaudience, and claircognizance too.
Thank you for this article
I have recently discovered my gift and have decided to grow it more before Revealing to others . I’m finding that as I meditate and practice reading energy of the zodiac signs that it’s been helping me strengthen it . I Hope to one day grow my clairsentient ability and help others by giving them readings. Although I’m afraid of how my loved ones will accept this , I have a feeling that this gift is something I’m supposed to use as my life’s purpose to help people gain spiritual insight .
Thanks again ❤️
Thank you very much for your comment and your insights. I am sure that following your calling is an essential thing in life ????
I wish you lots of joy and success on your spiritual journey ✨
Beth W says
I’m 53 years old and ever since I was a teenager I have been sensitive to spiritual energy. I always feel a sense of someone or thing that is in an area if a place is considered haunted, I feel it even if I don’t know it’s considered haunted and find out later it is, has happened several times when I travel. I can feel a presence and know if it’s good or bad. I have been able to get rid of the negative energy, I was brought up Catholic and have always believed we’re not alone.
I can predict how people will act or do something before it they do it. I know what people are thinking and say things right before they’re about to say it.
This article help me some, I am definitely sensitive but I am not an empath. This will help me take more control of my gift and embrace it.
Thank you and stay safe!
Judy May says
Hello there. Thank you so much for this article, it really helped open my eyes more. I always just figured I was an empath but it seemed to go so much deeper and I found this article from googling what it meant if I pick up feelings from spirits. I’m so glad I came across this!! So I’m definitely taking all your advice! I was able to tick off all the signs. I knew I needed to meditate, I haven’t had time at all due to crazy stressors going on in life right now. I’d rather be a help to this world rather than a hindrance. You rock! ⚡
Thank you very much for your feedback! ???? I am so happy to hear it helped you to figure out your clairsentient abilities. I love how you put it – “it is better to be a help to this world rather than a hindrance.” Totally agree ✨
Love and Light,
Taylor Figueroa says
So I’m not really sure if this goes along with this or more of an empath BUT something that stuck out to me a great deal was the part about feeling others physical pain. Since I was a little girl, I absolutely hated when someone talked about how the body worked, blood flowing, looking at surgery, or seeing or hearing about someone breaking a bone, etc. I literally feel like I can feel it in my body itself. Like if for example someone telling me about them getting surgery on their leg and what happened, my leg will literally start hurting and I feel so uncomfortable. its truly hard to put into words, I even tried to ask a psychology teacher about it before, and he looked at me like I was crazy! Is there anyone out there that understands this?
Hi Taylor, thank you for your comment! Based on your description, it sounds like your clairsentient abilities are showing. I am sorry your psychology teacher reacted like that. It doesn’t mean, though, that you felt what you felt. So I think it would be good to talk about this with your teacher and also what his/her reaction did to you.
Love and Light,
Hi there, I was just explaining this exact feeling/phenomenon to my boyfriend the other day and how it’s why I’m so squeamish I can’t even picture bodily injury without feeling the perceived sensation myself. You are not alone ❤️