LEARNING ABOUT YOURSELF
Each of us holds the power, the key to unlock the door to our higher wisdom. Recognizing and developing this power will help you to discover the every-changing energies and patterns that make up our world. It will help you to ‘know’ your Self….to sense what’s happening in your energy field, what affects it, what influences it, what changes it and makes it feel good or bad.
Energy awareness is about sounds, sensations and feelings. It not only helps us awaken individually, it helps us to sense the energy-fields of others, know their thoughts, their intentions and passions about life. It is a direct connection to their soul.
Energy awareness is a way of psychically expressing what we see, hear or feel beyond our so-called normal senses. These are how spirit, the inner voice, higher self, is best able to contact you. How these extra-sensory perceptions appear is usually through a sense you are strongest at and most comfortable with. For instance, if you are a visual person, (clairvoyance) you will ‘see’ images, symbols and scenes easily in your mind. If the frequency of hearing is your strong point (clairaudience) you may hear a voice instructing you, or hear people talking without seeing them. Sensitive to another’s mood or aches and pains could mean you are clairsentient. Or, you may know emotionally that something ‘feel’s or doesn’t feel right.
There are times a person may see and hear, sense and know all the higher senses at the same time. You may experience this through a gorgeous sun-set, a walk through nature or a beautiful meal you can see, smell, feel and taste, all at the same time.
Clairvoyance is the ability to see things that are not physically present. It is commonly known as the ability to see events happening at a distance, but it also includes all visual perceptions of our world outside the normal visual range. This includes seeing auras, charkas, spirits, energy flows, spiritual interactions between people, and anything else that is pictured. This is usually the primary sense used to see the astral plane.
People who are primarily clairvoyant tend to have vivid dreams and very clear pictures in their minds as they imagine situations. Visual information tends to be the most easily learned and remembered. Sometimes people who are clairvoyant see the outcome of a situation like a movie played inside their heads before the actual situation becomes clear. Usually these conclusions are quite accurate. Visual arts and colors often play an important part in everyday life.
The most common type of visualization experienced is memory. If a person tries to remember a friend, usually an image immediately enters the mind. Each person can increase their visual experience by simply picturing in their mind’s eye the room they slept in as a child or teenager. A person can scan and count the doors and windows and see the walls and furniture in the room. In fact, if a person is watched carefully while remembering in this way, his/her eyelids will probably seen to flicker and their eyes may be seem to move beneath their lids.
Visualization is used in meditation, healing, relaxation and goal-setting. It is a language that uses pictures rather than words to create a network between your subconscious and conscious minds as well as higher self.
Clairaudience is the ability to hear things that are not physically present. It usually is heard in the form of words or song, but can be any sound in general. Direct words tend to be more literal than symbolic; symbolism should still be watched for though, as it may give more information than just the literal meaning. The “little voice” inside someone’s head is often heard clairaudiently.
People who are strong clairaudients tend to pay much attention to sounds, learn from listening more than reading, and are often involved in music or public speaking areas. Many discuss things with themselves in a lot of detail, talking as if they are talking to someone else, and sometimes muttering to themselves as they work. Most are also fairly sensitive to the volume level of rooms.
If you get a song in your head, listen to it and keep it in mind if you get into a situation that the song seems pertinent to. When you hear a voice in your head suggesting something, listen to it and trust it.
Don’t judge the information as it comes in, just listen to it and acknowledge it. When you are going to have a conversation with someone, run it through your head first, before you get there. Listen to what the other person seems to be saying, possibly imagining it as talking on the phone with that person. If you get stuck at a certain part of the conversation, backup to where you feel the voice coming back stronger and then start again, answering and asking questions differently than before.
Give yourself time alone in quiet places to daydream and listen to the voices inside that help you. The more you listen to them and act on them, the more they will offer information. The first instant reaction you hear in your head will usually be more accurate than later things that may disagree with it. Give yourself plenty of time to work things out though, keeping in mind that your first instinctive reaction is often correct even if you don’t know why.
Empathy is the ability to feel what another person is feeling emotionally. Often it is felt as one’s own emotions, or as tightness in the heart, head, and/or abdomen. After sorting out which emotions are their own and which belong to someone else, an empath can usually tell quite precisely what a person is feeling. Some empaths can project emotions to those people they are receiving from, to give inner support and caring to those who need it. Empaths are naturally clairsentient.
Empathic people tend to either strongly avoid people or totally immerse themselves in people. Empaths are very good at helping friends because they understand exactly what feelings their friends have and can give the appropriate support. Empaths are also generally very good at giving hugs. Usually the empaths who avoid people are those who have difficulty shielding themselves and sorting out their emotions from the emotions of those around them. Those who immerse themselves in people are usually those who regardless of shielding enjoy feeling the presence of people and emotions all around them. Empaths also really enjoy good romantic and emotional movies.
Spending a lot of time around people and emotional situations will increase your empathy and clairsentient abilities, as will good emotional movies (the kind that make you nearly jump for joy or that you can’t help but cry during). Let yourself feel whatever emotions you feel, and acknowledge the difference between similar emotions. Learn to feel the difference between jealousy and resentment, between love and joy, and all other emotions that are sometimes hard to tell apart. Talk with friends and spend time just being together, even without talking, share the emotional closeness. Also spend time with family pets, being close to them and opening up to how they feel.
If your empathy is already too strong and you feel overwhelmed by other people’s emotions, feel yourself releasing the emotional energy out of your system. It may feel like a cloud lifting off of you. Picture and feel a bubble surrounding and shielding you. You can program it to bounce off all outside energy, or screen energies so only the good stuff gets through. You can decide this when you create it.
If you know you will be entering a stressful situation, release any negativity you have, then put up a strong shield. Also pay attention to what feelings are yours and what belong to other people. Knowing the difference will help you release other people’s feelings more easily.
Clairsentience is the ability to feel and know things that are not within the physical senses. It is similar to physical touch and knowing something by becoming a part of it, often by extending a part of your soul or energy into the object.
You may feel very close to nature and be able to feel what it is like to be a certain object, plant, or creature. You have an easy time imagining yourself in the place of someone or something else, and can accurately describe the vibration and feelings of that person or thing. You can feel things about an object by touching it, and may know about its past or about something hidden inside it simply by touching it or being near it.
If clairsentience is your strong point, find interesting objects or plants to explore. Touch them, and let your energy flow into and through them. As your energy expands inside an object, let yourself feel the boundaries of the object and understand what the object feels like. Note any specific kind of energy the object carries. Let your awareness move into the object, so that you are listening and looking out from the object’s point of view. Once you are fairly comfortable with small objects, try larger ones (chairs, beds, rooms) and then plants and animals. You can also practice with people, but you’ll need a very cooperative friend who doesn’t mind spiritual closeness.
What is it? Intuition is ‘knowing’ information without learning it through any obvious sense. It doesn’t occur through the physical senses, and it doesn’t match any of the psychic senses either. It’s information often without form, or with very little form, that you know is correct without any logical reason. Often it shows as an instinct to get out of someplace just before danger occurs there. It is also a knowing of who is calling or going to call before you pick it up.
Intuitive people tend to act on instinct, finding a place to shop or eat that is just right, even if they’ve never been there before. They tend to have a lot of coincidences or synchronicities in their life..
They may repeatedly escape threatening situations by what appears to be coincidental timing. Sometimes intuitive knowledge comes in the form of words or pictures; this is usually clairvoyance or clairaudience rather than intuitive knowing. When making a decision, intuitive people will do something because it feels right, and may get frustrated at anyone who tries to make them explain why they made that choice.
Intuition is strengthened most by acting on the information you receive. Sometimes for some reason, it doesn’t feel right. Don’t do anything, but watch carefully to see if any part of the message was true. As your intuition develops, so too will your confidence to hear/see/feel the information coming in.
(Following this article will be exercises I’ve learned (over 15 years), and shared with others. The exercises are simple and easy to use. All they require is an open mind and a sense of adventure.)