The Clairs – Your Connection to the Spirit World

The Clairs – Your Connection to the Spirit World

When you are learning to tap into your intuition and the Spirit world around you, it is important to understand how the messages will show up. Spirit will send you a message, and your mind and body will begin to experience mental impressions: visions, sounds, feelings, thoughts, and even smells. These are collectively referred to as “the Clairs”:

and clairfragrance

You’re probably going to notice that your psychic information is delivered in one or two ways most often. To help you determine what your dominant Clairs are, let’s begin by explaining what they are and how they might show up in psychics or mediums, and of course your own life.

Clairvoyance means “clear seeing.” This is the ability to see in your mind’s eye, called the third eye; a psychic picture or vision of a spirit, object, symbol, or whatever the medium is connecting with during a reading. Clairvoyance is one of the least common, but most desired, of the Clairs.

Here are a few ways you might experience clairvoyance:
• Seeing shadows and movements out of the corner of your eye or in your peripheral vision
• Seeing flickering lights of different colors
• Having visions which may come to you as a movie or picture inside or outside of your mind
• Having visions of deceased loved ones or angels
• Seeing images and mental pictures which may come to you in a dream
• Experiencing déjà vu
• Seeing colors and auras
• Having visual signs from heaven, which can be literal or symbolic

Clairaudience means “clear hearing.” This is the use of one’s psychic ear—sounds that are heard but are not always physically detectable. In a reading, the psychic or medium might psychically detect or hear voices, music, or other sounds that no one else can.

Here are a few ways you might experience clairaudience:
• Sounds, voices, and words
• The still, small voice within
• A physical or nonphysical voice that you hear inside your heart or head (it might call your name)
• A song on the radio that gives you a message, or a loud voice that comes from nowhere and warns you of danger
• Ringing, buzzing, or popping in your ears
• Music and singing from unidentified sources
• House-settling noises
• Whispers behind you when there is no one there

Clairsentience means “clear feeling.” The feeling can be physical or energetic. A medium can sense when spirits are present and observe their feelings physically and emotionally.

Here are a few ways you might experience clairsentience:
• Chills and goose bumps
• Changes in room temperature; light-headedness
• Feeling a brush against your face
• Tightened stomach muscles
• A feeling of peace or calm
• A gut feeling that you need to do something
• Sudden change in air pressure
• Picking up another’s feelings (physical or emotional)

Claircognizance means “clear knowing.” This is when a psychic or medium receives a download of information about a situation or an insight from Spirit instantaneously—usually out of the blue. It is like a telepathic transfer of information. We don’t see, hear, feel, or smell this information . . . we just know. This form of Clair is probably the most difficult to trust because we wonder how we can “know” something without knowing how we know it.

You might experience claircognizance through a sudden:
• Idea
• Concept
• Insight
• Aptitude
• Thought
• Fact


Clairfragrance means “clear scent.” This is the ability to pick up smells from the psychic nose that are otherwise undetectable by the physical nose. It’s common for there to be a fragrance associated with those who are no longer alive and for which no source can be identified.

Sometimes spirits will offer a scent, such as:
• Tobacco smoke
• Perfume
• Flowers
• Baked bread
• Other relevant smells that might be used as a message for validation

What is your strongest attribute? How does spirit speak to you? Please share in the comments below. I’d love to hear. Mine is clairsentient:) – SDJ♥


16 thoughts on “The Clairs – Your Connection to the Spirit World”

  1. As with many who have commented here, I feel “multi-clair .” I seem to use the clairs with ease, but I do believe that clairvoyance is my strongest gift. I use the word, “see” often and I really do need to see things in order to comprehend them completely (even if it means paying attention to the pictures in my mind’s eye, such as to an item, thought or an action.)
    I also feel that the magic seems to come and go. The clairs are working fantastically and suddenly I wake up one morning and ask myself, “Where did the magic go?” Although, I do realize that it will be back.
    Thank you for your wonderful articles. I so enjoy them.

  2. Ever since I was young, I’ve experienced numerous instances of deja vu (clairvoyance). I would stop and think, “Wait, I already went through this once” and then I’d watch as I went through whatever it was again. Those instances seem to occur less, but now I seem to have more instances of clairsentience. My ears will pop for no reason or a room will suddenly feel cold or a cool breeze will go by even when there is no wind.

  3. At one time or another, I have smelled or saw or heard all of the things gs above. So I don’t know what I am. Maybe all the above.

  4. I have been aware of all of them more when I was in my twenties. My weakest if ever would be cognizance. Thank you for you insight and knowledge.

    1. Sunny Dawn Johnston

      Sometimes it may be some one you know has past and you recognize or can sense their presence around you… their energy may feel familiar to you. Sometimes it may be a Guide or an Angel offering you love and support. As you experience more of the spirit world it becomes a little easier to discern. I hope that is helpful for you 🙂

  5. I also experience ALL 4 of the clairs. In the beginning I was more Clairsentient being an empath…..After training with Lisa Williams I have developed the other clairs more and now I am more clairvoyant with clairaudience being the last one and the weakest!
    Spirit now speaks to me by showing my pictures or images in my mind or like a movie playing….sometimes it’s a real movie that reminds me of the situation they’re trying to get across……It’s so amazing!

  6. Sunny,
    At the risk of sounding pompous I believe I have experienced all of the clairs at one time or another. My current challenge is trying to figure out which is my strongest because no single one seems to stand out. Is that even possible? By the way, I absolutely love your way of presenting what you know about Spirit. I am new at this, having lost my DH to cancer two years ago after 46 years of a wonderful marriage. I had always had my own ideas about “God”, never feeling comfortable with the institutional ways of our world so thanks to the internet I began my journey to understand my “feelings” which I am rapidly finding weren’t so weird as I had thought. Keep up the wonderful work you are doing.

    1. Sunny Dawn Johnston

      We usually have one clair that is strongest but most definitely they all can work and develop together! Thank you for sharing!

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