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We use our main senses every day in our lives without even thinking about them. Applying them comes to us second nature from the moment we awaken to the time we fall asleep. I am talking about our ability to see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.

These main senses allow us to function and excel in our personal and professional lives. Our senses allow us to feel safe.

They provide us with the perception of our environment and immediate surroundings. They have been essential for the survival of mankind.
They are a part of the shared human experience which makes them universal.

What are the Clair Senses?

Whether you realize it or not, everyone has some degree of psychic ability. This can be manifested in a variety of different ways through clair senses.

For many people, these abilities lie dormant or underdeveloped. However, with the right techniques and practices–such as meditation and working with mentors or participating in workshops and training programs, we can all tap into our natural gifts and enhance our psychic abilities.

Clair senses refer to:

  • clairvoyance (clear seeing)
  • clairaudience (clear hearing)
  • clairsentience (clear feeling)
  • claircognizance (clear knowing)
  • clairalience (clear smelling)
  • clairgustance (clear tasting)

Clair Senses Connect with Spirit

These psychic clair senses allow us to connect mediumistically with Spirit, and psychically by feeling the energy of people, places, and things.

If you’re wondering how this is possible, that is normal! Our bodies are more sensitive to energy than we realize. We are like antennas, and we can pick up the subtle vibrations that are present. These subtle energies are no different from when a radio tower transmits a frequency and a radio antenna picks up the tune. If we are sensitive enough and can discern these dim vibrations, we can use our clair senses to hone in on those in Spirit and things around us.

Mediumship Journey

Many years ago, when I first started my journey as a medium, all these clair senses were foreign to me. My logical brain had trouble grasping and conceptualizing how one would be able to tune in to them — let alone apply them.

I took several courses and training in mediumship to learn the craft of mediumship. Where I was able to gain substantial growth in the development and use of my clair senses was through trial and error during readings. It also helped that I had a mentor who assisted me in recognizing how to efficiently put my senses to better use.

Honing My Skills

Learning to use your clair senses is similar to when a concert pianist first learned to play the piano. With years of practice and mastery, the pianists will be able to fine-tune their sight-reading, technique, rhythm, and confidence to become a concert pianist.

We are all unique and different in how we learn and utilize our main senses. The same can be said with the clair senses. Some of us have more of one ability than the other. Some of us may be balanced in all the clair senses. Ultimately, your ability to develop your clair senses depends on your level of sensitivity, purpose, and how you learn things.

When I first studied mediumship, I learned that the stronger (yet still not completely developed) of my clair senses was clairsentience. I found that my ability to sense and feel the energy of others and those in Spirit was very strong.

Leveraging my strength to help others

Since I am a visual learner my ability to see Spirit, symbols, and visions (clairvoyance) was on par with my clairsentience. I had to learn to further develop my other clair senses–
to hear (clairaudience), claircognizance (know), smell (clairalience), and taste (clairgustance).

I specialize in connecting with those who have left and I affirm that their loved ones are still present among us. In addition to closing and healing, I also use my strong psychic, intuitive and empathetic abilities to convey messages about your life.

The Six Clair Senses


Clear Seeing

This is our clair sense ability to see visions, images, scenes, symbols, and thoughts through our third eye. Much of what comes through clairvoyantly is similar to when we daydream. Clairvoyance visions and thoughts often come in quickly. They sometimes contain vivid details, and other times are very ordinary. With clairvoyance, you’re not only limited to connecting with Spirit, but receiving insight into the past, present, and future.

Clairvoyance is great for those who are:

  • visual learners
  • daydreamers
  • prefer charts, graphs, or art
  • prefer maps over written instructions

Further Develop Your Clairvoyance Ability

One way to develop one’s clairvoyance is to spend time visually looking into the details of things that are in your direct view. Once you have a mental snapshot of what you’re viewing, try and recreate it in your mind’s eye. Produce the same detail you just visually observed.

If you want to learn more on Clairvoyance. We have an article dedicated to
Understanding Clairvoyance


Clear Hearing

This is our clair sense ability to hear chatter, sounds, and music silently in our minds. Clairaudience hearing is similar to hearing the lyrics of your favorite song being played in your head. The same thing you experience when you can’t get a song out of your head. With clairaudience, you’re not necessarily hearing actual voices or sounds from Spirit. Although that is possible but rarer in occurrence. With clairaudience, we can receive anything that can be spoken such as:

  • names
  • initials
  • dates
  • messages
  • phrases
  • numbers
  • simple descriptions to validate someone in Spirit
  • provide a message

Clairaudience draws those who are auditory learners. Those who have an appreciation for music, and the subtle beats and tones that are often overlooked when listening to a song. Those who are more naturally aligned to learning through lectures and group discussions. Those who enjoy talking and have a preference for verbal directions over visual ones.

Tuning into your Clairaudience

Developing this sense takes time. One method is to take a walk through the woods and pay attention to all the finer sounds that nature produces. Over time your clair sense ‘ability to hear’ will be able to fine-tune itself. You will receive the subtleness of sounds and expand your clairaudience.

If you want to learn more about this clair sense, check out this blog post: Clairaudience Meaning.


Clear Feeling

Clairsentience is our clair sense ability to sense and feel the energy of those in Spirit and of people, places, and things. Clairsentience is the most common clair sense ability. For that reason, it is often overlooked and disregarded. The same feelings and sensations you receive with your ‘gut’ is how clairsentience functions. However, clairsentience goes beyond feeling the intuitive and gut vibes. It’s more than the feeling you initially get from walking into a room, meeting a new person, or an object in your possession. Clairsentience takes your sense of feeling to another level. You will receive more in-depth information and insight into what you’re feeling around you. Such as why someone is struggling in their current life or why a place has sad energy.

Clairsentience is associated with those who are highly sensitive beings and have a strong level of empathy for others. Individuals that operate strongly on gut instinct are often clairsentient. If you make decisions based on your feelings, emotions, and sensations rather than your logic –then more than likely you’re clairsentient. Developing your clairsentience is more accessible than some of the other’s clair senses. Your first non-biased feeling you receive is your clairsentience talking to you. It gives you hints about what you’re receiving that is directly around you. The more you apply it in your daily life, the better your ability will be to sense and feel whoever and whatever you encounter.
Learn More on Clairsentience

Am I Clairsentience?


Artwork Depicting Claircognizance

Claircognizance is the clair sense ability to know something with the utmost certainty. It could be with a certain specific set of details with someone in Spirit or as in a message. Claircognizance is relatively random as it pops into your mind without any prior invoking of thoughts or brainpower. I liken claircognizance to when you’re talking to someone and all of a sudden you receive in your mind a message in your mental inbox. It is very spontaneous and the information contained is chillingly accurate. I have noticed it a few times when reading for a client. They bring up a loved one they’d love to hear from. Immediately the name pops into my mind or how they passed away.

Claircognizance is for those who are very mentally minded. Those who use their brains as a means to conduct a lot of their work, communication, and decisions. Claircognizance takes a lot of confidence in the development process since you’re going off what is dropped into your mind. It is absolute knowing and second-guessing dilutes the connection. Those who wish to develop their claircognizance should practice building their confidence in expressing with what comes to mind: when it does. Usually, claircognizant messages are counterintuitive to what our logical left brains are thinking. It can be a challenge to some in developing and trusting this knowingness.


Artwork Portraying a Person Smelling a Bunny Symbolizing Clairalience
Clear Smelling

Clairalience is our clair sense’s ability to smell:
scents, aromas, and odors coming from a third party. In this case it is from Spirit. What we are receiving through our olfactory clair senses is a means from Spirit to identify a loved one or provide a message through smell. Bluntly speaking, this clair sense is not as common and practical, but it is a means so don’t disregard it.

Things you may receive through clairalience are smelled like these but are not limited to:

  • involving fragrance
  • cigar or cigarette smoke
  • food
  • anything floral

People often report smelling their deceased grandfather’s distinctive cigars in a home where no one smokes or the musty cologne their father wore to church once upon a time ago. Mediums, through this clair sense, will smell odors that they used to identify those who are in Spirit.

Clairalience attracts those who have a strong sense of smell. In fact, their olfactory sensations are usually very sensitive to any slight changes in redolence. Many people are driven by their sense of smell. Whether it is in cooking, relationships, living locations, career choices, etc.

It is something they hold a lot of value from their olfactory organ. You can develop clairalience by exposing yourself to different types of smells that exist from:

  • cigars
  • wooden fires
  • roses
  • baked goods
  • anything you gain a smell on


Clear Tasting

Clairgustance is our clair senseability to taste a perceived substance in the mouth without it being physically present. Our taste buds are producing the same type of chemical responses when our mouths have the taste qualities of foods, beverages, or anything that can form a sense of taste or flavor. This clair sense invokes memories from someone in Spirit consisting of:

  • certain dishes
  • desserts
  • wines
  • substances such as tobacco

This clair sense is very similar to clairalience but it involves taste versus smell. It also is not as common either. Spirit is essentially using this means of clair sense to bridge a connection and identify a loved one in Spirit.

Clairgustance links those who have an affinity with taste and the flavors. Those who have a forged connection to taste use this to determine what brings them pleasure in their mouths. They know how to prepare and judge foods and drinks. Many wines, cigar, and craft beer connoisseurs use their sense of taste to determine a product’s specific types of ingredients and processes. The way to develop clairgustance is similar to developing clairalience. It is important to try and enhance your palate and learn to distinguish the subtleties that are invoked by your level of taste.

Clair Senses Summary

We have covered all of the main clair senses ranging from seeing to tasting. Ultimately, you will be drawn to the clair senses that resonate with you most. Developing them takes time and years of practice. Remember the clair senses are an extension of who you are and you have access to tap into them when needed. One of the hardest things to learn in developing your clair senses is trusting what you are receiving. You must not ‘get into your head’ by disregarding the authenticity of what you are picking up.

Albert Einstein once said, “everything is energy and that’s all there is to it.”

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