Posted by: sshenry | May 16, 2012

Seeing is Believing; An Introduction to Clairvoyance

One of the “Big Three” of ESP (Extrasensory Perceptions) clairvoyance  comes from the French word for ‘clear seeing’ and refers to the ability to be able to see things (events, visions, images) that are either currently occurring, or which have happened in the past, or that will be happening in the future.

The ‘sight’ referred to here is not of course the ability to see these events physically.  (Note: For the record, the concepts of bi-location and remote viewing are more directly related to the actual physical ability to see events as they occur in the present, but in a physical location other than your own and should not be confused with the term).  Rather, the term clairvoyance refers instead to receive information in your inner eyes in the form of visual symbols or images.

Some people describe this like a movie screen where images and symbols simply ‘appear’ while others claim that they are shown the events by spirits or other entities.

Regardless, these psychic visions almost always appear internally and can be referred to as a type of subjective clairvoyance as the visions and images are filtered through the psychic’s own consciousness and understanding.  However, visions do occasionally occur externally, that is, these visions sometimes occur as if they were happening right here and now.  This is called objective clairvoyance because it involves the physical eyes which are ‘seeing’ the vision even when there is nothing there to see.

The Yogic traditions use the term ‘inner eye’ or ‘third eye’ to refer to the sixth chakra, which is considered to be the seat of all clairvoyant abilities.  This spot (roughly associated with the pineal gland; an endocrine gland in the center of the human brain responsible for the production of hormones such as serotonin and melatonin) is the ‘interior screen’ on which these visions are played out.  In fact, it is believed that the third eye is the ‘receptor’ for any type of clairvoyant, clairaudience or clairsentient abilities.

As a general rule, those who show the strongest clairvoyant abilities are those individuals who show a predisposition towards having strong visual skills; the kind of people who naturally think in pictures or notice details of a person’s appearance or in their surroundings before they pick up on other things such as auditory or other sensory cues.

How to Develop Your Clairvoyant Abilities

Everyone is psychic, and most people have some form of clairvoyant abilities, even if those abilities have lain dormant for a very long time.  Dreams especially are considered to be one of the primary ways that people exercise their clairvoyant abilities, even when their waking minds tend to repress the skill.  If you want to develop your clairvoyant abilities, one of the first things that you can do is to start paying attention to your dreams.

Keeping a dream journal is one of the best ways to exercise this ability.  Keep a notebook and pen near your bed, and when you wake up from a dream – no matter how trite or trivial it might seem – write it down.  Make sure to note the date and the time, and then keep your eyes and ears open.  Eventually you may start to notice a pattern; dreams that record certain events; either past, present or future; and whose details line up to the details in your dream.  Eventually (if you keep at this long enough) you may develop your skill to the point where you can warn individuals of upcoming events ahead of time, but for now simply recording your dreams is a good place to start and will help prove to yourself that you really are psychic.

Of course you can also learn how to develop your conscious daytime brain’s ability to use your clairvoyant abilities.  There is a simple exercise that can help you to stretch your mind and practice what you already know to be possible.

Five Steps to Conscious Clairvoyance

  1. First, find a quiet spot where you won’t be disturbed and sit comfortably.
  2. Close your eyes and take a deep breath, then visualize a white light forming a protective sheath (cover or bubble) around you to keep out negative influences.  Once the protection is in place, move on to step number three.
  3. Now, keeping your eyes closed, let your eyes go out of focus (yes, we tend to focus our eyes even when they are closed).  Instead, move your internal point of focus to your third eye (the point right between your eyebrows) and concentrate on any images that appear behind your eyelids.
  4. Write down any images or symbols that you ‘see’ immediately after you see them.
  5. Practice this for at least five minutes every day.

Does ‘Not Seeing’ mean that you’re not Psychic?

There is, of course, no guarantee that you will “see” at all.  As stated before, clairvoyance tends to work best in individuals who are naturally visually oriented.  But just because you can’t ‘see’ things doesn’t mean that you have no psychic abilities.

Everyone is psychic; it’s just a matter of finding out where your natural skills and abilities lie.


  1. Thank you for this great explanation of clairvoyance. Clairvoyance is so often missunderstood to be something ‘supernatural’ or even scary. I am someone who has focused for several years to develop my clairvoyance and it is such a rewarding experience. It may, if you let it ;) allow you to see life more clearly. I like the idea of a dream journal, something I have thought of doing but never did. Maybe I will give it a try. Thank you again for shining the light on clairvoyance :)

    • Exactly SOC. There is so much that we do not yet understand, and so much that we are capable of, if only we would open our minds to the experience :)

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