When you hear about spiritual abilities, you may be confused about what they are. In this article, we will take a brief look at what the primary skills are and a quick introduction to each. We will go into each of them in more detail in other articles and link them in each section here.
Everyone has spiritual abilities, but I can guarantee that more people have them and don’t know than people who actively practice them.
Everyone can learn and develop them, though, if they choose. However, as with learning anything, it takes time, practice, and effort. Think of picking up a musical instrument for the very first time. You may be able to make a noise with it; however, you are unlikely to get straight into a concert.
What Are Spiritual Abilities?
Spiritual abilities are any ability that involves your spiritual body. There are many of them that you can learn about, some of which you have probably heard about and others that you may not have. However, learning about each of them is a great way to find what you like, what you don’t, and what fits your own beliefs.
The first thing I would like to point out about these spiritual abilities is that not all will sit right with everyone. Make sure you read through this article, and the accompanying posts, before deciding on the strengths you are drawn to. You may well have skills you want to work on, so you can jump straight to that ability. However, not everyone with the ability intends to focus on that, and you may want to try something different. That is fine, too.
Spirituality, and the gifts that go with it, are all personal choices. Never feel like you need to follow a path you don’t want to.
The primary spiritual abilities are the Clairs; however, there is more than just that.
The Psychic Clairs
We have already touched on the Clairs in the article and the meaning of divination. However, this is a little more of an extended guide about what they are and how they work, and later we will look deeper into the individual gifts.
The word Clair translates into the word clear. Therefore, all of the senses in this article are about clear-something. For example, seeing, hearing, smelling, etc. The primary gifts or abilities of all psychics fall into one or more of the following categories:
Clairvoyance (clear vision)
Those who possess clairvoyant abilities may be able to see images, symbols, or scenes in their mind’s eye or receive messages through intuition or other non-physical senses. This information may relate to past, present, or future events. However, the levels of perception are different for everyone.
If you want to learn more about clairvoyance, read: What Is Clairvoyance? – A Complete Guide and Test
Clairaudience (clear hearing)
Clairaudience is the ability to perceive sounds or words from outside the normal hearing range that allows individuals to hear voices, music, or other sounds that are not physically present. Those with clairaudient abilities may hear messages from spirits, angels, or other entities, or they may be able to pick up on the thoughts or feelings of others.
Clairsentience (clear feeling)
Clairsentience is the ability to perceive information through emotions and feelings that allow individuals to sense other people’s or environments’ energy and emotions. People with clairsentient abilities may pick up on the emotions of others, even if they are not expressing them outwardly. They may also be able to sense the presence of spirits or entities or receive intuitive messages through physical sensations such as tingling or pressure.
Clairalience (clear smelling)
Clairalience, or clairescence or clairolfaction, is the ability to perceive scents or odors that are not physically present. Those with clairalient abilities may pick up on scents associated with people, places, or events that are not currently present, or they may detect the presence of spirits or entities through unusual or unexplained smells.
Have you ever smelt something that there is no natural source for? For example, smelling the perfume or aftershave that a passed loved one wore?
Claircognizance (clear knowing)
Claircognizance is the ability to perceive information through sudden insights, knowledge, or understanding without any logical or rational explanation, without being told, or without any previous experience or knowledge of the subject. Claircognizants may receive sudden insights or flashes of intuition that provide them with information or solutions to problems they were unaware of. They may also experience a deep understanding of a person, situation, or event that they cannot explain logically.
Clairgustance (clear taste)
Clairgustance is the ability to taste something without putting anything in one’s mouth or without any physical stimulus. Those with clairgustant abilities may pick up on tastes associated with people, places, or events that are not currently present. For example, you may get the taste of food or drink related to your loved ones instead of smelling something. Perhaps their favorite food, or cake, if they were a baker, etc.
How Do The Clairs Work?
Everything is energy, and all energy has a vibrational frequency. Think of energy a little like radio waves. Most of the energy that we find around us is in the form of tangible things such as objects, people, sounds, etc. They have a specific frequency band, which is <109 Hz. While it is not of great importance to remember that number in spirituality, the theory of vibration is hugely important.
For example, anything that you cannot see (other than light) has a frequency higher than 109 Hz. The higher the frequency, the more difficult it becomes to see. Have you ever walked into a room and felt heavy? That is because the spiritual energy in the room is low. Conversely, when you walk into a room and instantly feel happy, the frequency is high. Most people can feel that effect, but that’s not a given; if you are someone that can, you know you have an ability, no matter how small, to tune into different frequencies of energy.
Everything spiritual has a much higher frequency than the average person can perceive. While the ranges differ for different Clairs, the idea is identical. Your body and soul act like antennas for those frequencies, and you pick them up without consciously trying to. That is why you will find some people who can tune in to some wavelengths while others have great difficulty.
There is no scientific range for the frequencies, as they are all much higher than those that humans can actively measure. However, before you think that one of the Clairs is better than the others, it’s worth noting. People instantly think that seeing something (Clairvoyance) is better than others. However, if you are working with a client, only telling them what a loved one looks like is not always that fulfilling for the client. Being able o give them a feeling or a message usually has a much better reception.
Other Spiritual Abilities
Other than the Clairs, there are a few more spiritual gifts that you may or may not have heard about. In this section, we will have a quick look at what they are. However, with this article, we are only aiming to give you a brief introduction to them. Everyone has their own views on whether these all work or not. However, they are all abilities that people in the past have claimed. As with everything in spirituality, only take what resonates with you.
Apportation is a form of psychokinetic ability that involves the manipulation of physical objects through the use of the mind. It is often described as the ability to make an object appear, disappear or move to another location without physically touching it.
Apportation can manifest in different ways, such as causing an object to suddenly appear out of nowhere, causing an object to vanish into thin air, or causing an object to move from one location to another without any apparent physical cause.
Astral projection, also known as astral travel, is a phenomenon in which an individual voluntarily separates their consciousness from their physical body and travels through the astral plane or other dimensions using their astral body.
During an astral projection experience, the individual may feel a sensation of floating or separating from their physical body. They may then travel through different planes of existence or other locations, either through their own will or guided by other entities.
Divination is the practice of using tools or techniques to gain insight into people, situations, or events that are not easily understood through conventional means. It is a broad category of practice that includes various forms of psychic reading, such as tarot cards, runes, and astrology.
Divination tools are believed to act as a conduit for spiritual or psychic energies that can provide insights and guidance to the practitioner. These tools may be used to interpret symbolism, patterns, or other signs and messages that are believed to have deeper meanings.
Energy healing is a form of alternative therapy that involves the manipulation of subtle energies believed to exist in and around the body. Practitioners of energy healing believe that these energies can become imbalanced or blocked, leading to physical, emotional, or spiritual issues. The goal of energy healing is to restore balance and promote healing.
Energy healing can take many forms, such as Reiki, Qi Gong, or Pranic Healing. Still, all forms involve transferring universal life force energy from the practitioner to the recipient. Practitioners may use their hands, intention, or visualization techniques to direct this energy to areas of the body that need healing.
Psychic surgery is a form of energy healing that involves the removal of negative or diseased energy from the body through non-invasive means. It is often used to treat deep-seated or chronic conditions that may not respond to traditional medical treatments.
In a psychic surgery session, the practitioner may use their hands or other tools to scan the body for areas of blocked or stagnant energy. They may then use visualization, intention, or other techniques to remove the negative energy and restore balance to the affected area.
Psychometry is a psychic ability that involves obtaining information about a person, place, or situation by touching or holding an associated object. It is believed that every object holds energy and that this energy can be read or interpreted by a sensitive individual.
In a psychometry reading, the practitioner may hold an object, such as a piece of jewelry, a photograph, or a personal item belonging to the person or place in question. By holding or touching the object, they can tap into the energy of the person or place and gain insights or information about them.
Remote viewing is a psychic ability that involves gathering information about a distant target or location using extrasensory perception (ESP) and the power of the mind. The viewer is believed to mentally “travel” to the target location and obtain information about it through their consciousness, without physically being present.
Various organizations, including the CIA and the US military, have studied remote viewing as a potential intelligence-gathering tool. Some individuals also use it for personal growth and exploration.
Retrocognition is gaining accurate information about past events without any other means. This ability can take various forms, including visions, dreams, or spontaneous flashes of insight. The viewer may perceive events, people, or objects that existed in the past and gain insights into their significance or relevance.
Precognition is the opposite of retrocognition. Therefore, precognition gives the person who has the ability accurate information about the future.
Psychokinesis, or telekinesis, is a psychic ability that involves moving or manipulating objects with the power of the mind alone. This ability manifests the mind’s ability to influence physical matter. For example, moving or levitating objects, bending metal or other materials, or influencing the behavior of machines or electronics. Some practitioners also claim to be able to influence the outcomes of events through their thoughts and intentions.
Telepathy is a psychic ability that involves communication between two minds without using traditional physical means such as speech or writing. It is believed that telepathy can occur between individuals who have a strong emotional or energetic connection, allowing them to transmit and receive thoughts, feelings, or sensations.
Mediumship is a psychic ability that involves communicating with entities or spirits in the spiritual realm. It is believed that mediums can receive messages, insights, or guidance from loved ones who have passed away, spirit guides, or angels.
Psychography is a psychic ability that involves channeling spiritual energy to create art or writing without conscious input. It is believed that psychographers can receive messages, images, or symbols from the spiritual realm and use their creative abilities to express these messages on paper or canvas.
Dowsing is a psychic ability involving tools such as dowsing rods or pendulums to locate underground water sources, minerals, or other objects. It is believed that dowsers can tap into their subconscious mind to receive information about the location of objects and that the dowsing tool serves as a physical representation of this information.
Not to be confused with pendulum dowsing, which is a form of divination.
Empathy is the conscious act of putting yourself in someone else’s position to see how they feel. However, being an empath gift allows you to feel physical or emotional pain before you know the situation.
The only way that you will have your own idea of if they work or not is to try them.
How Do The Other Spiritual Abilities Work?
Most of the other spiritual abilities or gifts work via one or more of the Clairs. It is not as simple as saying gift-A uses Clair-B. The reason for that is everyone is different. As a quick example, psychometry is a prevalent ability to want or try. However, if you talk to ten people with that ability, you will find that they all give you different answers about what they receive. Some people will hold the item and give you the name of a smell (Clairalience), others may give you a description of an image (Clairvoyance), others may tell you something they hear (Clairaudience), etc.
Many people have more than one gift and ability, while others only know about one. As I said earlier in the article, that doesn’t mean that you have to stick with that one ability. Always try to expand your knowledge and capabilities and keep them in line with your own views, journey, and interests.
How To Increase Your Spiritual Abilities
Increasing your spiritual abilities depends on what it is that you want to do and what you can already do. However, practicing them as often as possible is the best way to improve your skills. Intuition plays a huge part in it, too. You have to believe what you get from spirit. It does not always make sense, but more often than not, you will come to figure out what the messages mean later down the line.
Therefore, whenever you are starting a spiritual journey, it is a good idea to keep a journal of your thoughts, feelings, meditations, etc. That way, you can look back at them whenever you want or if something happens that you think you may have had a message about previously.
Again though, we will give you more specific ways to improve your abilities in the individual posts as we publish them.
This article was only a very brief look at the individual Clairs and what abilities they provide. However, there is so much more to know and learn. Remember, no single ability is better than another. Furthermore, not all people want to use the same ability. Never let other people influence you in choosing your own path. Pick what feels right for you. Never be afraid of dropping it if and when you think that your path has changed. However, NEVER stop practicing, especially if you want to gain or develop an ability.
There are far too many people who give up too early. It can take years to gain the experience, knowledge, and confidence to use the skills proficiently. We are always learning.