Psychics FAQ: What Is Clairvoyance?
Author: Danny Fredricks
What is clairvoyance? Is it a blanket term that is used for all psychic abilities, or does it refer to a very specific skill? Are all psychics clairvoyant, or only some? In this article we are going to take a quick and easy look at what it means to be clairvoyant, and explore some common questions that many readers ask as well. Curious to know more? Continue reading as we take a closer look below.
What is the definition of clairvoyance?
Good question! It actually is derived from the French for “clear sight” and is often a very generic term that is used to describe much psychic functioning. (even though it’s not necessarily accurate for all)
Are there many different types of clairvoyance?
Yes, but it depends a bit on how the term it used. Some psychics self identify as just “clairvoyant” and others prefer to be thought of in terms of another secondary skill they demonstrate or posses.
Clairsentience is often used to describe psychics who empathetically feel the pain or energy of others. A psychic detective, for example, who “feels” the pain of the victim when doing his or her energy work is thought of clairsentient. Clairaudient is a term used to describe a psychic who may “hear” symbols or sounds. And so on.
But as a general rule, and for the general public, clairvoyance is the overarching word that is used to describe any psychic ability that involves getting clear, credible and reportable information from outside of the normal senses.
What about psychic mediums? Are they clairvoyant?
Believe it or not, I think this is a bit different of a skill or “power” and in my opinion, it’s not a clairvoyant ability. (some disagree) For the most part, legitimate mediums are tapping into a spiritual dimension, and not accessing information using the same process that “regulates” normal clairvoyance. (even though many mediums certainly are clairvoyant as well…the 2 abilities are often NOT shared by others)
Is everyone clairvoyant?
Yes, I believe so. I think that much the way anyone can learn to play the piano, or make art, so TOO do each of us have the ability to train our brains to access the invisible information that most of us miss. That said, not everyone is going to be a professional pianist, or a world class artist. Those people are born special…and it’s my experience that the very same applies to the most gifted psychics as well!