Who is Claire? A Psychic Abilities Primer
Get Familiar with Psychic Terminology
Psychics are more popular than ever. Mediums such as Tyler Henry, John Edwards, and Theresa Caputo have made working with spirit more widely accepted. Seeking the services of psychics, mediums and variations in between are so hot that in 2018 The New York Times declared psychics as the go-to replacement for life coaches.
Psychic abilities are often described in varying ways. If you are looking to get a reading or are interested in developing your own self-awareness, there is a sea confusing terminology and information used to describe the work. A simple search for psychics and you will find many words that are related but not all alike. For example, you would probably want to see a psychic to answer life questions related to health, money, love, career, etc., rather than a Medium, as Mediums focus on messages from those that are deceased.
The word medium is widely used and seen in popular culture. Psychics might call themselves psychic mediums, mediums, or clairvoyants.
A medium is a person that reads energy that is not necessarily attached to a living body. In other words, mediums read the energy of people or pets that have passed on. They may help you connect with your aunt Mimi who recently passed over or receive a special message from your dearly beloved pet cat Fluffles. Mediums “see” dead people.
A psychic medium is where it gets vaguer. This term indicates that someone reads energy and gets messages from both reading the energy of the living and non-living.
The manner in which psychic abilities unfold and develop in each person is as unique and individual as a thumbprint. All mediums are psychic but not all psychics are mediums. It is possible to develop multiple areas of awareness through regular practice and simple exercises. The key is consistent practice and using psychic tools.
An example is someone who might possess great strength to see information while another may rely more on knowing. Some may see energy and beings in a highly visual manner while others may be able to feel changes in energies physically.
There are several manners in which psychics gather information. They are sometimes referred to as The Clairs. This collective word includes any or all types of psychic sensitivity corresponding to the senses: seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, tasting, touching. In the most basic form, the Clairs are like supercharged senses that extend beyond the physical and enter the realm of sensing the energetic and spiritual fields and permeate all life. The Clairs include but are not limited by the following definitions.
A Psychic Primer
Psychic Terms for the Clairs
Clairvoyance– Clear Vision- Seeing information in the form of mental image pictures
Clairsentience– Clear Sensing- Sensing information via the physical body
Claircognizance– Clear Knowing,
Clairaudience-Clear Hearing-Hearing information in the form of audible messages
Clairtangency– Clear touch-more is commonly known as psychometry- sensing information by touching
Clairempathy– Known as an Empath who can sense the feelings of another.
Clairalience– Clear Smelling -Smelling the scent of something that is not in one’s immediate physical environment
Clairgustance– Clear tasting-Tasting a substance without anything in the mouth
Terms for Other Abilities
Medium– one who reads information from those that are deceased
Psychic Medium– one who reads psychic information from both living and non-living organisms
Channel/Channeling– A person who allows the body and mind to be used as a mechanism for intelligence from unseen realms (spiritual /etheric) to bring psychic information or healing to others
At The Psychic School, we mainly work from a Clairvoyant space. Students learn how to read information using mental image pictures that are associated with the region of the 6th chakra. Even if you have never considered yourself capable of drawing upon these senses, it is possible to open up to them with a routine system and practice of developing awareness. Do you want to know more? Please browse The Psychic School.