Clairsentience (also known as psychometry) is the ability to hold an object or touch someone and sense the energy surrounding that person, place or thing. A clairsentient is an individual who is empathetic and senses energies. Energies can be light or heavy, smooth or abrasive, prickly or gentle, peaceful and airy or ?good or bad?. For example, when sensing a negative situation a clairsentient may feel sick, while a positive experience may feel like butterflies in the stomach, or a sense of feeling safe, peaceful and light. Learning to discern positive and negative energies can make all the difference when making decisions in life.

Spiritual advisors and counselors use clairsentience to feel and sense the information and thought-forms in energy fields. The information about the nature of energies is revealed in colors, lightness, darkness, or emotions such as joy or sadness. Sometimes clairsentients experience a sense of movement or stillness, relaying past, present and future life events. This ability is known to be essential for healers, counselors and therapists, or anyone who works with people – especially a psychic or spiritual advisor.

We are all born with this particular psychic ability. It?s learning to regulate and protect the gift of sensing moods and emotions that?s the tricky part! Aside from being honest and naïve, as children we are very open and tuned into the psychic world. As we grow older and experience life, to avoid trauma or negative experiences, we develop a ?thick skin?, sheltering ourselves as we begin to interact with people other than the familiar circle of family and friends. These psychic gifts are often unconsciously left on the shelf, but fortunately they can be restored later life through spiritual development or during life-altering experiences.

To use clairsentience for yourself, or improve your connection with Psychic Source advisors who can use this gift on your behalf, it is important to ?listen? to your internal feelings, impressions and sensations. Be aware of and communicate the physical and emotional responses from your ?gut? instincts. By using clairsentience you can make sound decisions in all facets of life from love and relationships to career and spiritual development.

Clairsentience is the discipline of extending or projecting one?s senses beyond the physical body.There are essentially only two varieties of Clairsentience: Sense Extension and Sense Projection. In its Latent form, clairsentience manifests as brief smells, sounds, or sights. These sensations are either just out of normal sensory range (such as just around a corner or on the other side of a door, or just over a hilltop), or are connected in some very familiar way to the psychic. A psychic child, for example, might “overhear” his mother talking about him while she is visiting a neighbor, for example, or might “just know” that his older brother was hiding up in the hayloft, without ever seeing or hearing him. This kind of “sixth sense” is often confused with latent manifestations of ESP, since the two are often indistinguishable to inexperienced latent psychics. The two are very different in actuality. ESP is an added “sense” which manifests, especially among latent psychics, as an intrusion onto the normal physical senses. Clairsentience will not detect anything that the psychic?s normal senses would not detect if the psychic were present at another location. For example, a blind man cannot see using Clairsentience, because he lacks the sense of sight. He could hear using Clairsentience, however, so long as he wasn’t deaf as well.

Sense Extension

Sense Extension is the ability to extend one?s senses a short distance from one?s body in order to overcome some barrier to normal sensing. In order to use Sense Extension, only barriers to sensing other than distance may limit the psychic. For example, a psychic is hiding behind a door. By using Sense Extension, the psychic can see what is on the other side of the door, or even what is in the next room or on the next floor, because if the intervening door, walls, or ceiling/floor were not in the way, the psychic would be able to see that far. The senses of hearing, smell, and even touch can be similarly extended (although extending the sense of touch has a much more limited application – feeling the texture and shape of something without removing the covering or wrapping, for example).

Sense Extension:
Default Difficulty Routine (4)

  • Marginal Success : The psychic may extend one sense anywhere within the Primary Zone.
  • Complete Success : The psychic may extend one sense anywhere within the Secondary Zone.
  • Superior Success : The psychic may extend one sense anywhere within normal sensory distance.
  • Extraordinary Success : The psychic may extend up to two senses anywhere within normal sensory distance.
  • Mythic Success : The psychic may extend up to three senses (typically sight, hearing, and smell) anywhere within normal sensory distance.

Clairsentience: Experiencing other realities or entites through one or more of the five senses.


  • A tickling sensation on the hand or face during meditation.
  • A pressure on the top of the head when talking or connecting with a Spirit.
  • Hairs on the back of the neck standing on end when a spirit is near.
  • A sensation in the left side of the face when talking with spirit.
  • A floral smell…like gardenias.
  • Funny how smokers – especially cigar smokers – can be experienced as spirits by the smell of a “good cigar”!
  • A movement as a flick of white, purple, or blue light.
  • Seeing shadows in the periphery of your field of vision.

Sense Projection

Sense Projection is the ability to project one?s senses far away from one?s body. In order to do so, the psychic must meet one of two criteria. The psychic must be very familiar with a specific location, or must be very familiar with a specific person or object. If the psychic can locate a person using ESP, the difficulty for using Sense Projection is reduced by one for each level of success above Marginal on the ESP trial.

Once the psychic has projected her senses to a location, she can sense things as if she were actually present at that location, subject to the limits imposed by the Degree of Success she attains. With higher degrees of success come increasing clarity of sensation and control over perception.

Use of Sense Projection requires the psychic to make a Fatigue Trial with a difficulty equal to the difficulty of the Sense Projection Trial.

Sense Projection
Default Difficulty Moderate (9)

  • Marginal Success : The psychic may project her senses to any familiar location, object, or person, but the resulting sensory impressions are very vague and blurry.
  • Complete Success : The psychic may project her senses to any familiar location, object, or person, but the resulting sensory impressions are generally vague and blurry. Up to one sense will be slightly clearer.
  • Superior Success : The psychic may project her senses to any familiar location, object, or person. The resulting sensory impressions are generally vague, except for one sense, which will be very clear.
  • Extraordinary Success : The psychic may project her senses to any familiar location, object, or person. The resulting sensory impressions are somewhat blurry, except for two senses, which will be very clear.
  • Mythic Success The psychic may project her senses to any familiar location, object, or person. The resulting sensory impressions are clear.


Clairsentience is the psychic use of your sense of feeling, whether it’s physical (touch) or emotional (concerning your sentiments). As you progress through this chapter, you will have an opportunityto examine your clairsentient abilities and develop strategies to use your psychic ability without becoming bogged down with too much information.

A Certain Kind of Feeling

Clairsentience means “clear feeling.” Many people argue that “feeling” is the most important of the five senses, perhaps because it is most often combined with one or more of the other senses. Even by itself, it can provide a wealth of psychic information.

Gavin DeBecker has written a great book entitled The Gift of Fear: Survivor Signals That Protect Us from Violence. If you are interested in intuitive feelings, this might be a good book for you to read.

There are two different types of feelings — those experienced through touch and those experienced as emotion — and each type can be processed internally and externally. Both types of feelings may relate to the past, present, or future. They may come to you in dreams, during trances, through your mind, or through external touch. It can be very difficult for some people to differentiate clairsentience from their other senses.

You may be able to feel the emotions of others or the temperature of the weather in a past life. Edgar Cayce was able to project himself to a location he had never been before and report back on weather conditions. Sensing psychic feelings can often be problematic for those who absorb the feelings of others.

Intuitive Touch

Touch is a very powerful sense. When you touch something, it can unleash a flow of psychic images. You may feel repelled or drawn by people or items that you touch. You may be able to feel an aura or energy field around a person, a location, a plant, or an animal. A touch can create a peaceful and secure feeling or evoke anger.

Many intuitive healers get much of their information through touch. Just as you may be able to feel the pull of an underwater current, they can feel the current of energy as it flows through a body and can direct its movements with their hands.

There are many different ways that the sense of touch provides you with psychic information. It may be as simple as feeling an energy field around someone. It may be through the use of a dowsing rod or a pendulum when you feel the answer to a question you have asked the Universe. It may be that you can feel a tingle in your hands or a hum in your third eye when you are experiencing a psychic connection. As you are collecting information, you might feel a pain, an itch, a tickle, or a pulsating sensation.

You may have a psychic defense system that issues warnings or validations through certain feelings. Even though many originate in your mind, you still may actually feel them externally or physically. Learning how your body produces certain physical feelings that relate to psychic messages can be very helpful to you as you develop and become comfortable with your intuitive abilities.

The feeling of certain textures can produce psychic images as well. For instance, a certain food texture could trigger a past-life memory. The same thing is true for the texture of something you touch or wear. Textures can suddenly change your focus to the second image of a psychic hologram.

Do you find yourself emotionally drained because of the knowing feeling you get from your psychic gifts?

If so, you’re not alone. If this is happening to you, review the early chapters on connecting to your inner guidance system and on the protective Golden Light of the Universe.

Feelings Evoked by Objects, Places, or People

Have you ever held or touched an object and gotten a feeling about its past? You may have been able to feel a mood through the object or something else about the people who have held it before. There is a belief that your energy is absorbed by anything you come in contact with. If you were affected by a strong mood during a time when you connected to an object, your mood or feelings would have been integrated into the object’s energy. When you are open to this stored energy, you will receive an impression of its ownership history.

Have you ever been someplace and all of a sudden felt a very strong emotional feeling that was not related to your mood at the time? Have you ever had the feeling in certain locations that ghosts or spirits or something else was watching you? If so, what type of feelings did you have? Were they feelings of happiness, sadness, fear, peace, or something else? When you visit places where you have never been before, do you ever have the feeling that you are “home” again?

Can you think of someone and sense his mood or state of well-being at that time? Can you look into a person’s eyes and feel the essence of her soul? Can you feel if the person is sincere or a potential threat? Have you ever met someone for the first time and felt as though the two of you have known each other for your whole lives? All of these feelings come through your psychic abilities of clairsentience.

Have you ever felt that your guides, angels, or something else was protecting you? If so, how do you get this feeling? Can you create a feeling that you are being protected when you need or want that feeling? Do you have a technique that you use everyday to surround yourself with Universal Protection? If so, how does your feeling help you?

Absorbing the Feelings of Others

Do you absorb feelings and/or emotions from other people, places, or objects? If you do, how do you respond to what you feel? The intuitive ability to feel is a wonderful gift. But it can also be a terrible curse. For those who are extremely open to clairsentience, it’s as if feelings have the power to penetrate the very essence of their souls. This statement is true of many artists and healers.

Many first-time students of massage, Reiki, or nursing have a great deal of trouble in dealing with the physical, mental, and spiritual pain of their clients and patients. The students are absorbers, suddenly thrust into the unbalanced energy of those they are trying to heal. If you are learning hands-on healing arts such as massage or Reiki, it is a good idea to ground yourself often.

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