Claircognizant Traits: The Signs of Clear Knowing
As a species, we have five senses that we rely on: sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste. Yet we have four more senses to supplement those. They are known as ‘the clairs’: clairvoyance (clear vision), clairaudience (clear hearing), clairsentience (clear feeling), and claircognizance (clear knowing). They are the metaphysical senses—they don’t need a neurological pathway like our main senses do.
What Is Clear Knowing?
Claircognizance, also called ‘clear knowing,’ is the ability to know something without understanding how you know it. It’s a thought, a message from your intuition or, more commonly, you just know it. Remember when you absolutely knew something for a fact, although you couldn’t pinpoint how you came to that conclusion?
Clear knowing is a mind skill. Whereas clairsentience is a feeling skill. They may produce the same result but the process is a little different. Clairsentience is literally ‘gut feeling’. Both are manifestations of your intuition in action.
Signs You Are Claircognizant
Firstly, you don’t need any real signs or evidence; everyone is claircognizant to some degree. Yet if you are person who relies a lot on claircognizance you may have the following traits:
- High intelligence.
- An insatiable curiosity and a deep wish to understand complex issues and concepts.
- You do a lot of analytical thinking.
- Ideas and knowledge pop into your mind as clear as day, usually when you are thinking about an unrelated subject.
- An enjoyment of problem solving.
- Working out logistics is your forte.
- You read a lot.
- People ask you for your opinion and advice.
- You are an excellent judge of character.
- You are good at making decisions.
- You can grasp fine details and use them to form a clear overview; you get the big picture.
- You like ‘tech', and you might be employed in a technical sector.
- You know what people are going to say before they finish speaking.
- You often ‘pre-quote’ lines from movies and TV shows, again knowing them before they are spoken.
- You have a good sense of direction and can find your way around unfamiliar places easily.
- You have an excellent memory.
How Claircognizance Manifests
- As a sudden unrelated thought or idea.
- A sudden recognition of a fact or a flash of insight.
- You pose a question, and hours or days later, the answer pops into your awareness.
- A nagging, persistent thought.
- As a solution to a problem.
- Lateral thinking.
- Knowing, without doubt, the unfolding of a future event.
- You are guided to find mislaid items.
- You know you have to leave the freeway right now, or that you should avoid your usual route home.
- As a connection to the psychic realm: receiving clear messages for yourself and others.
I read tarot cards. I love that they are both very simple yet hold layers of meaning. I love that they interact. And I love that they tell stories. I believe wholeheartedly that having learned how to use and read the cards in the same way that I’d learn any complex system, I now rely on my claircognizance to give me the information I need. It doesn’t feel psychic, it’s not like I have whispering voices or some disembodied entity passing on information. It does feel like intuition, yet the message from the cards come into my mind in one of two ways: either as a memory or situation from my own life or as a flash of instant knowing. Even if the thought seems unrelated to the reading, I have to say what comes into my mind. Those flashes and memory-joggers are accurate every time.
Develop Your Claircognizance Skills
An active, engaged brain is the key to developing clear knowing. Practicing mental skills such as playing word and arithmetic games. Guessing games, too, are useful. As well as being alert and aware, it’s also important to give your mind and thinking processes a way to relax, and meditation is the absolute best way to do that.
Another method of connecting with your skill is to practice automatic writing. Best done with pen and paper, sit quietly in a relaxed state. Begin writing “I’m expecting a message, I’m expecting a message, I’m expecting a message…” Keep repeating those words until a new thought arrives, write it down and then the next thought and the next. Let your hand move of it’s own accord.If it doesn’t work, don’t worry about it. It usually takes several practice sessions before you get into the zone of consciousness that enables automatic writing to happen.
It’s also important to pay attention to those thoughts when they arrive, whenever they show up. Don’t dismiss them as nonsense or your gift will diminish. Like all abilities, you need to use it or risk losing it. Keeping a cognizance journal will help you spot patterns, repetitions and messages.
I’d love to hear if you’ve ever experienced claircognizance… please leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
Do you have one of the 'clairs'?
Questions & Answers
I realized I was tapping into something at age twelve. I walked into my new school my freshman year and could literally feel and hear everything. Dealing with astral projection and hearing my name being called was probably the most nerve-racking. That was almost fifteen years ago and I still struggle with anxiety and keeping my highly sensitive mind at ease. I'm not sure what to do. Do you have any advice on how to better deal with what's going on?
My only advice is to reach out to other people with the same sensitivity/abilities. Look for psychic groups on social media. Just making those connections will enable you to know you are not the only one with these gifts, yet at the same time, you will be able to express your unique viewpoint.Helpful 2
I'm a claircognizant and a highly emotional empath. How do I know if its my own intuition giving me messages or if its actually from the spirit world?
Because they are almost one and the same, some psychics get their information from 'out there'; others interpret the messages they feel in their 'gut'. Some receive blocks of thought. Some hear a voice in their ear. Some just know without understanding where the information comes from.Helpful 9
What do you think are the benefits or uses of claircognizance? I can predict the outcome of almost everything mundane. It is boring to watch TV, have conversations, travel to any place; because somehow I’m not amused by any new experiences. Even if I already know the outcome is not like trying to avoid it will make any difference.
Oh dear, maybe life will improve as you get older. I think I felt the same when I was fifteen. The thing is, almost everything in life is fairly predictable whether someone is psychic or not. Try to have a little fun.Helpful 9
I have been this way my entire life. I’ve always had the ability to be, as I call it, 'dialed' when I deem it to be necessary. For the most part, I have been able to manage. However, the older I get, the stronger this ability is, and my coping skills are not enough. Would it be advisable to seek help and from who?
Yes, if you feel it's 'getting away from you,' then the best thing to do is to look for a community of similar folk who can advise and reassure you. You can check out psychic groups on social media. Alternatively, I created a list of resources on another site: https://psychicelements.com/blog/psychic-experienc...Helpful 8
Does having prophetic dreams fall under claircognizance? I'm claircognizant but I have also had a few claircognizant dreams preceding deaths of loved ones.
Kind of; it's called precognizance. If they are really clear and you get a good sense of what the dreams mean, it would come under clairvoyance. But really, what you call it doesn't matter as psychic abilities vary so much from person to person.Helpful 8
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