The Gift of Clairsentience: Reclaiming my Ability to Feel Energy

We are all familiar with the five senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. Most of us know we have a sixth sense, although it is not something that is openly spoken about or given any attention at all.

Our sixth sense is clairsentience: put simply, an ability to feel energy or what is happening around us.

Our clairsentient nature goes beneath the surface of what we are told and what we read, to allow us to feel truth in every moment and every situation. It is from using this sense that we allow ourselves to increase our awareness and provide understanding and healing rather than distort the situations that arise before us.

When Serge Benhayon presented clairsentience to me some six years ago I knew without any doubt that it was true. I did not know this word, but I knew that I could feel energy.

As a young girl, using clairsentience in everyday life felt very normal. I knew when to approach someone and when to stay away. I knew when someone felt angry or tender. I knew if someone felt OK to hug and I knew when I entered a room whether I liked the way it felt or not. I trusted my clairsentience as much as I trusted all my other senses – they were equal and all precious to me as a child.

Sometimes though, when I talked to adults about whatever it was that I felt at the time, they would tell me I was “being silly”’ or “over-sensitive”, or when I expressed to someone that they felt sad they would often respond “No, I am fine.” However, probably the most detrimental squashing of what I felt was true came from the message of ‘stranger danger’, which told me to trust only family and friends – yet some strangers could feel more loving and honest than those I knew well.

For me, living with this amazing awareness, to be able to feel energy, was too much, and I chose to deny and dull its power.

There are many ways I have dulled my awareness to energy and have done this by using drugs and alcohol, self-abuse, emotions, busy-ness, overriding what I feel with a belief or ideal, or by over-investing in intellect (relying only on textbooks and expert advice).

In fact, anything that keeps me in separation to my body can be used to dull down or distract me from my innate ability to feel, because when I feel, I feel energy and life through my body, not my head.

However, despite what I have done to myself, the truth is that I cannot stop feeling what the body conveys, but I can ignore or override it.

The ability to feel energy can help keep me safe and away from danger. In my teenage years I would attend parties with my girlfriends where there was alcohol and drugs and we would also go to nightclubs and pubs. On some occasions we were approached by another and would feel that something wasn’t right – something was a little ‘off’ or even ‘creepy’. At one teenage party I placed myself in a position where I was very close to harm from an adult that I trusted, as I chose to override the warning signs that I was feeling. Eventually these warning signs became so loud that I ran for safety. Now as an adult, I am so grateful for my clairsentience as, on that evening, it saved me from an experience that could have been devastating.

I have begun to wonder about all the times in my daily life where I have felt something was a little ‘off’ and I overrode those feelings or pretended they were not felt. Personal safety is an obvious example, but there are others worthy of mention. For example, what about the times when I felt jealousy from a friend, where I felt unwanted sexual advances, where I felt my partner become more distant in the relationship, or felt judged by another even without the use of words.

I know for many years I did not want to feel these things and I did all I could to try to hinder feeling that which I did not like or did not want to deal with.

At work there have been many times where I have walked into a room and felt anger and tension. Work is one place where people quite often put on a face, become emotional and override their true feelings. They ‘act’ what they have learned ‘being professional’ looks like on the outside and cover up all that they really feel with expected mannerisms, behaviours and words. This mixes up the messages – on one hand a smile gives the impression that all is OK and yet my clairsentience tells me that something doesn’t feel quite right. Using my clairsentient nature allows me to go beneath any facade and to honour what is truly going on in these situations.

More recently I realised that dulling down my clairsentience also diminished my capacity to feel when another was offering precious moments of care, adoration, love and appreciation: simple moments of affection captured in another’s eyes that may never be confirmed with words. Until recently, I have rarely spotted these loving moments, but now that I do, I can feel the abundance of love that is there all around.

I am learning to honour what I feel and to reclaim my clairsentience by reconnecting to my body with the utmost tenderness. I go to bed early if I am tired, exercise without pushing through, ensure the food I choose is supportive and not too heavy, and take heed and honour what I feel when I am with another or as I go about my day.

The gift of clairsentience is certainly now part of my everyday living that I allow to show what is truly going on in any given situation. It has taken many years to be able to deeply appreciate and reclaim this part of myself, and the powerful place clairsentience plays in my life. And whilst sometimes I am challenged to accept what I feel, I do make sure that I stop and give these feelings far more consideration than ever before.

By Maree Savins, Project Support Officer, Tertiary Education, Australia

Further Reading:
Clairsentience | UniMedPedia
‘The Body Is the Marker of All Truth’
Hearing and Listening: Feeling is Really Listening
Connection to Self through Conscious Presence

1,016 thoughts on “The Gift of Clairsentience: Reclaiming my Ability to Feel Energy

  1. And what an incredible gift it is. Once we start to reclaim this incredible gift, we wonder why we ever shut it down. It’s the beacon that leads our way.

  2. “As a young girl, using clairsentience in everyday life felt very normal. I knew when to approach someone and when to stay away. I knew when someone felt angry or tender. I knew if someone felt OK to hug and I knew when I entered a room whether I liked the way it felt or not.”
    Clairsentience most simply described. It shows that life is actually very very simple but that we make it so very very complex. We know but we learn to make something else out of it, or more so, we are educated to negate this knowing and are handed the importance of the intelligence of our head instead and let our minds rule our lives thereafter.

  3. The first time we deny our feelings we start on the road to dulling our awareness. Our body is delivering messages to us all the time and confirming our true feelings instantly opens up our awareness.

  4. Oh how I resisted love for such a long time, believing I was not worthy to receive God’s love…( was brought up in the Catholic faith). However, today I can also feel the abundance of love that surrounds and supports me in all I do, and all we have to do is say, yes, yes to love.

  5. Learning to honour what we feel in our body builds our awareness, our quality of connection and the depth of love and true care we are able to accept and surrender our body to.

  6. I feel I’ve believed the expressing of my clairsentice would be ‘too much’ for a very long time. And it is if I choose to play the being small and ‘only human’ game. But more and more I feel connected and associated to the being part of me and not ‘just human’ and have questioned to myself ‘too much for who?’ We have pictures that our friends and family and work colleagues will find it ‘too much’ but actually it’s us that need to accept that we are more than we have chosen to be.

  7. I wonder how humanity would be, and state of incessant war and conflict that occurs in so many places around our globe, if our natural ability to feel, know and be truly aware of the energy at play in life were fostered from day one – rather than be shut down, dismissed and denied…

  8. “However, probably the most detrimental squashing of what I felt was true came from the message of ‘stranger danger’, which told me to trust only family and friends – yet some strangers could feel more loving and honest than those I knew well.” A good point Maree, for as we know, the most abuse occurs in families – in homes. Violence occurs much more frequently here than out on the streets – yet this isn’t often reported in main stream media, who rely on the drama of terrorist attacks to engender fear of ‘others’.

  9. ‘More recently I realised that dulling down my clairsentience also diminished my capacity to feel when another was offering precious moments of care, adoration, love and appreciation: simple moments of affection captured in another’s eyes that may never be confirmed with words. Until recently, I have rarely spotted these loving moments, but now that I do, I can feel the abundance of love that is there all around.’ I can relate to this Maree, just the other night I felt how I deliberately shut myself down to not feel any adoration or appreciation. This keeps me in a safe place, so to speak, to not stand out and express the love that I do feel.

  10. I love your final line- that you now stop and give these feelings far more consideration than ever before. So often we can stay busy or in a state of raciness to not feel what is going on around us or inside of us. But to give ourselves a moment to stop and feel this allows us the opportunity to be able to deal with it.

  11. For me, living with this amazing awareness, to be able to feel energy, was too much, and I chose to deny and dull its power. How many of us have done this, I know this is exactly what I did and just recently I really got to see and feel just how much I have hurt myself by closing down my ability to feel energy, thus my ability to feel and read the energy at play in any given situation. That said, I am now claiming and embracing my awareness.

  12. Lately I have been changing the way I eat and the way I run my day. Over the 5 days since this starting my new regime I noticed that my sixth sense is getting more noticeable and less dulled down. Last night I ate small sweet nut balls and this morning my sinuses are blocked my eyes are foggy and I am in a mild survival mode instead of the sharp and switched on space I was in previously. This proves how easy it is to connect to this forgotten sense and how easy it is to disconnect from it.

    1. Yes I agree Sarah, there are certain foods that seem to filter or buffer the clarity that can be felt. The eyes glazing over and clogged head is something I have experienced also when a food hasn’t agreed with me.

  13. Reversing the onslaught of constantly ignoring the messages from the body can take some time to undo, as we rediscover that we were born with clairsentience, and that it is not special but natural – claiming that for ourselves is a big step in the right direction.

  14. I remember when young being told that feelings were not to be trusted, so I stopped speaking up, went into hiding and lived much in my head going with the logical and reasoning of the mind and shutting down my feelings, I am learning to be open to what I am feeling, now knowing that my body feels everything, it is only me not being aware of this amazing gift of feeling energy.

  15. When we shut down one part of our connection we inevitably dull the whole and this then alters the way we move, express and interact with the world at large. But what if we continued to re-connect to these parts that have been held back for so long, what amazing awareness and observation skills would kick in and how much more can we then open up to the world. The more we re-connect to our natural ways the more love we allow in and out. A very cool blog thank you Maree.

  16. A huge aha reading this today Maree. When I shut down my clairsentience I also shut down my ability to feel those moments of appreciation and love from another, so I cut myself off from life, love and people in this, and when I allow my clairsentience and honour it, life is richer, simpler and it just flows. Thank you for shining a spotlight on this.

  17. Imagine if we allowed ourselves to feel rather than react to what we feel in life, how different would the outplay be in our world, both inner and outer. Although at times it is not so pleasant to feel all that is going on, when we allow this vision we can bring greater understanding to life.

  18. We are feeling energy all the time, it is so natural for us, though as it is unseen so to speak perhaps we are not appreciating all that can be connected to when we read what is truly going on. Our senses bring life alive.

  19. It is incredibly beautiful when we allow ourselves to feel the support, love, warmth and adoration that is there on offer confirming that the love is there all of the time and has always been there but I simply did not choose it.

  20. What is amazing is that no matter how hard we try dulling/numbing/denying our awareness we are still feeling everything. And I really appreciate your reminder that when we shut down our awareness we are also shutting ourselves down to the love that is being offered to us and around us. Thank you.

    1. Sometimes this is annoying as no matter how much I try to numb I know I cannot stop feeling. It’s far simpler to accept what I am feeling because I will never get away from what I am feeling.

  21. The sixth sense has a clear and direct relationship with our knowing and honors the fact that it extends beyond the physical world. It offers us a different relationship with truth and allows us to be aware that it comes from a deep place inside us all; a place we do not doubt that produce knowings we do not doubt either.

    1. Sure Eduardo, there will be no doubt anymore because we are all knowing as being connected to the universal source of information and communication that is all around us 24/7, equally available to each and everyone.

  22. Imagine a world where we would all live from our clairsentience, or sixth sense, how would the world then look like?

  23. It took me a while to understand that feeling energy can help us feel safe, I was in the momentum of not wanting to feel anything yet in numbing my body and becoming racy and busy it didn’t stop me feeling just dulled my awareness of what my body was feeling so that I did not have to deal with what my body was communicating to me.

  24. “I have begun to wonder about all the times in my daily life where I have felt something was a little ‘off’ and I overrode those feelings or pretended they were not felt.” – Yes, I am bringing my attention more to not dismissing things that I’m sensing or picking up on around me or within myself – developing a deeper level of honesty in how I am living and there is a joy that comes with that and a responsibility to respond to what I am sensing!

  25. Yes your closing sentence says it all “I do make sure that I stop and give these feelings far more consideration than ever before.” I we don’t stop and give the feelings that are coming up some space and awareness, then we can so quickly override what we feel and dismiss them. But when we do, we can give them consideration, honesty and the ability to make decisions based on those feelings.

  26. It has been the using my clairsentience that has allowed me to feel safe in life, even in the most unbelievable situations, even when my mind doubts like crazy. But when I feel, I know I am going to be okay and I take the steps that my heart and body has told me.

  27. ‘I am learning to honour what I feel and to reclaim my clairsentience by reconnecting to my body with the utmost tenderness.’ I love the simplicity expressed here Maree, I have found the Esoteric Yoga to be a beautiful support that allows the body to truly surrender and connect more deeply with our clairsentience.

  28. The problem with clairsentience is it comes with responsibility which we avoid like the plague. We dull one then we don’t have to accept the other.

  29. Maree my ability to feel, to connect to listen to what my whole body is telling me is one of the greatest gifts I’ve reconnected to. It helps make sense of life and shows me that I do know everything but sometimes may choose to override what I feel – which always results in a lesson to listen and respond accordingly.

  30. Allowing our selves to feel fully, how we did as young children is the best medicine we can offer to ourselves as adults.

  31. Such a gift it is, I had a moment the other day where I had an expanded appreciation moment for my clairsentience. It was so simply but that’s what I loved about it. I was looking at a bunch of cars in front of a house I knew a person lived at. I was wondering which was hers. I scanned the cars in full knowing I was using my clairsentience and felt which one was hers with absoluteness. It was confirmed that I had picked right. I felt how simple life actually is when we put our full selves in it.

  32. Clairsentience is indeed a gift we all have access to – not something just for a ‘gifted’ few. Even if it is something we have shut down our awareness of or ignored for a seemingly long time it is always still there available for us to re-connect with and re-develop our awareness of…

  33. We, each and every one of us, are walking bundles of love, whether we walk that love is always our choice, but when we do, we start to feel the abundance of love all around us. It was always there, we just resisted it.

  34. One of the first things I changed was my food, first thing to go was sugar as I could feel how dependent I was on sugar… On over the years, my diet continues to refine when I follow the impulses from my body, which is a great support to be able to feel and discern energy, as I am not dulling my body with heavy laden sugary, dairy foods.

    1. That’s true – food is one of the biggest suppressants of clairscentience and one of the easiest ways we can dull our awareness, it feels amazing to eat in a way that preserves our awareness rather than dulls our body.

  35. ‘Using my clairsentient nature allows me to go beneath any facade and to honour what is truly going on…’ It is so very interesting what is going on beneath words spoken, the niceness as facade but how in truth the energy is communicating the opposite, I must say it took me a long time to ‘open my eyes’ and I know they are still closed in some situations but by being more with and in my body, the awareness grows.

  36. Reconnecting to our natural way of being to feel energy, is a choice to trust and honour the truth in our body that builds an ever deepening awareness the more we commit to being loving and caring with our whole way of being.

  37. I have felt myself blaming the world for not putting their thumbs up to clairsentience. Even though clairsentience is a birth right, I am still seeing how much I don’t give myself the permission to acknowledge my clairsentience. But gosh what an amazing compass. I have a picture that we have to be telling everyone, ‘I can see that you’re trying to tell me this, but what I am actually feeling is this..’ and correcting everyone – with some I’m right and you’re wrong. However, I’m not sure where it says this in the clairsentience instructions booklet. I can see that there’s actually a lot of fun to be had with clairsentience – our natural compass and way of being.

  38. I also love that the more that we acknoweldge and embrace your clairsentience, rather than numbing it, then the more we can pick up on the love that is felt from another.

  39. Clairsentience is not the same with knowing, but it is also very powerful. Sometimes I allow my head to get in the way of feeling, and my choice to return to clairsentience, as the consequences of following my head can be quite detrimental.

  40. Ignoring our clairscentience or our ability to sense and feel is a bit like being given a compass that will guide you through life, help you know when a decision is great or bad or if you might be in danger and then forgetting you have this amazing tool. We all have this amazing tool, so it’s crazy not to utilise it.

  41. This is indeed the showstopper, the point of stop, the time when everyone has the opportunity to reconfigure what they thought is going on, and to start to see what truly is happening, as the veil is lifted.

  42. Loads of movies have been made that talk about clairsentience (without ever using that word), so it is clear we all do know about it. If we taught clairsentience in school, well not so much taught and encouraged it, and developed it, the world would be transformed. But it is never too late, and as Universal Medicine is showing us, clairsentience is always available for all of us.

  43. Opening up our awareness to feeling energy brings us a whole new understanding of the truth of life, how to engage with it without absorbing energy and going into emotional reactions. Listening to our body supports us to bring us back to expressing from a true quality.

  44. With hindsight I can see that I was aware that I could feel energy, but my head would never have admitted it even though it was true. It is as if we give our heads a power of veto over any uncomfortable truth.

  45. When a person has lost their sight or hearing we call them disabled or disadvantaged but how much more disabled are we when we lose our awareness of all that we feel?

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