Have you ever posed a question to yourself and simultaneously gotten the answer that you were seeking as something “spoken” through your own words inside of your head? This is an example of clairaudience, which is one of the psychic clairs.
The prefix clair means CLEAR, or free of unwanted obstructions, easy to interpret, perceive, or understand. To glean clear insight or understanding about the things around you is one of the staples of what it means to be a psychic or an intuitive. There are many different avenues in the human vessel for obtaining this clarity, and most psychics have a stronger sense with one clair over another. We’ve all heard of the term clairvoyance, for example,which means “clear-seeing.” This is one of the most popular and well-known forms of psychic clarity.
Clairaudience is somewhat similar, in that it is an intuitive ability which means clear-hearing. (Think- audio, auditory, audiology, audible- all of which derive from the root word AUD meaning to hear.) As opposed to “seeing” psychic messaging in the form of pictures or visions across the screen of your mind (clairvoyance), a clairaudient will instead hear the psychic messaging, either internally or externally.
External clairaudience could involve hearing a physical voice in dangerous or life-threatening situations. Many people have reported hearing voices that exclaim “NO!” – “STOP!” – “TURN AROUND!” – “GO BACK!” when they are about to enter a potentially tragic situation. Others distinctly hear deceased love ones calling their name, or the sound of ringing, humming, murmuring, whispering, white noise, and even music. These are all examples of external clairaudience.
Most commonly, however, clairaudience comes through as a voice inside your head. This is the very same voice that you are listening to right now as you are reading this article silently to yourself. In fact pay close attention as you read these sentences. Can you hear your own voice? You’ll find that it’s both a narration and an observation. Clairaudience involves the aspect that observes what is said — or hears it. This is an example of inner clairaudience.
For those looking to strengthen their inner hearing, or their clairaudience, this can be done by keenly focusing your actual physical ears and sharpening your ability to hear in general as often as possible. When we know what sounds are normative in our vicinity, it helps us to recognize when a sound is non-normative, and this sound could be Spirit messaging.
Let’s use the example of an orchestra. Just as an orchestra is comprised of various instruments – the flutes, the violins, the chimes, the drums, the bass, the harp, the guitars, etc. – all of these can also be heard separately within the whole. As an exercise, put on a piece of music and try to focus in on one instrument of your choosing. Then choose another instrument, and then another. Hear them separately, and then as a whole. This practice will broaden your perspective and help you use your internal and external hearing in new and exciting ways.
From now on, any time you find yourself talking to yourself (or really, thinking to yourself) and then actually answering yourself, know that this is not a sign of being crazy but rather an experience of clairaudience. Often we dismiss this kind of interchange as unimportant, but in reality it’s a psychic skill that when practiced can bring great amounts of clarity and power. This still-small voice within has the capacity to relay profound messages from your higher self, higher knowing, God, Spirit, Source, or intuition. Because of the quality of information that can come through we should try to deeply and compassionately listen more often. This will help us to trust this voice, which then helps to expand it.
Practice listening to and trusting your internal and external hearing and see how much it changes your life.