Welcome back to Intuition 101!
So far we’ve learned what intuition is, how to connect to it, and how to discern between our intuition and our ego.
Today I’d like to talk about how intuition may show up for you.
As I’ve mentioned before, intuition is a totally individual experience. Some people may hear an actual voice, others may see an image, some may feel something within the body, and other people may experience a deep knowing.
Each and every one of us have been “preprogrammed,” if you will, with the ability to connect to our Higher Selves and the Divine. This ability shows up differently within each of our experiences.
The Four Types of Intuition
- Clairsentience: Clear feeling/sensing. Clairsentience is the most common and tends to be the first developed type of intuition. This type manifests as physical sensations within the body. You might walk into a room and pick up on the energy of it. In a negative environment you may feel nauseated, tense, or claustrophobic. In a positive environment, it might be butterflies in the stomach, a fluttery heart, or the urge to laugh. Upset people may drain you, while happy people may energize you. When you have a hunch about something, you feel it in the gut, or experience a sudden desire to do something you wouldn’t usually do or a pull to something that seems random at the time but ends up resulting in a welcome surprise. Clairsentience also falls in line with those who are incredibly empathetic, able to sense and feel the emotional experience of someone or something else. You may viscerally experience others emotions to the point of total enmeshment, as though you are them.
- Claircognizance: Clear knowing. This type manifests as a simple, yet profound knowing. You might be able to just know how something will work out, and then end up correct, or have the ability to fix or assemble something without any direction. You may experience a sudden insight into something randomly and without warning, like just knowing you shouldn’t turn this direction when driving or knowing that you shouldn’t trust this new person, without having any proof and then finding out later that it saved you from being hurt. Often, this knowing is incredibly strong and you have a strong urge to follow what it’s telling you, even if you don’t understand it.
- Clairaudience: Clear hearing. This type manifests as intuition showing up as an actual voice – whether within or outside of you. It could be a phrase or a simple word. It may also show up as hearing a song on the radio at the perfect time with the perfect message, overhearing the thing you need to hear within someone’s conversation, or even picking up on the thoughts of those around you. You might be able to immediately pick up on the tones and inflections of others voices and discern whether they’re being honest or not. You may even hear things others cannot, like music or sounds.
- Clairvoyance: Clear seeing. This type manifests as vivid dreams, the ability to see auric fields, sudden visions that are precognitive, mental images or even something like mini-movies that pop into your awareness. You may be able to easily visualize the outcome of a choice. It may be more subtle, seeing a color, number, or symbol in your minds eye.
Once we know how exactly our intuitive wisdom connects with us as an individual, it makes it a lot easier to recognize when we’re receiving an intuitive hit. For instance, you may find you’re clairaudient, and so when you hear the little whisper or however it is that you experience it, you know that that’s your intuition speaking and you can make the choice to follow it. The more we heed our intuition, the stronger our connection gets and the easier it becomes to receive the messages given by our inner guru.
I’d also like to share that, while we may have one (or two!) dominant intuitive type(s), we absolutely have the ability to develop and strengthen all of them. As with anything, it simply takes practice.
If you’re curious about how to develop your non-dominant types, let me know below! I can do a post that highlights exercises for each type.