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Are You Clairaudient? Some Ideas About That


You know those voices in your head, the ones that talk all day? How can you be sure they are all yours? Do you ever have thoughts, unbidden, which seem a strange for you to think? Personally I don’t think we are quite as separate as we like to believe. Although clairaudience is not my first or highest clair, it is present. I believe we are all telepathic (one type of clairaudient), but our current world view doesn’t allow much room for this belief. My former mentor (who studied the Egyptian Hieroglyphics for a time) once spoke of some glyphs that identified that certain thoughts were ibis thoughts and other thoughts were jackal thoughts. Seems the Egyptians, among others, were aware that not all the thoughts in our heads are ours exclusively. Prophecy through hearing voices would be another example of clairaudience.

I often wonder about some of those thoughts that show up on my mental doorstep. From whence did they come? I know my husband is capable of picking up my thoughts, sometimes verbatim, especially when we are silent together in the car on a road trip. Sometimes he takes the words right out of my mouth before I can speak them. Normally I think we just ignore those unbidden thoughts, assuming they are meaningless, or we allow them to drive us without being aware we are being driven by them. Once again, it helps to pay attention, to be aware, to notice what we formally ignored.

I know that writing my novel The Curious Magic of Buckeye Groves was a clairaudient adventure. I didn’t know that at the time, but realized it after thinking about the experience. So often when I sat down to write, I had no idea what I was going to write. Granted, I had a general idea about the story, but the details came in a flow. The words spoke into my inner ear and flowed out onto the page. Half the time I didn’t know where to story was going. I certainly didn’t know how it was going to end. Often, I had no idea where some of the scenes came from. They just came and I just wrote and then I would ask myself, “where did that come from?” This is one reason why I now say the book was at least in part channeled.

Whatever your primary clair, I think a discernment can be difficult. Which voice should I pay attention to? Which vision means something important? How do I interpret the information coming in? We have a hard enough time discerning in our outer relationships, the clairs add one more layer to sort through. But I think it can be helpful to realize clairaudience could be part of our confusion, not all voices are helpful, whether they come unbidden or have been stuck there since childhood. Here’s a tip: first become aware of the voices, next listen without judgment and to hear what they say, then decide if it’s useful or negative. Let your feelings be a guide.

When I sat down to write my book, I put myself into a state of creative openness. Thinking about it now, I am not quite sure how I did that, but I sat down in front of the computer with the intention to write and allowed that voice to emerge. In this case the voice was very useful and had something amazing to say. I listened without judgment and I directed my hands to do the typing. I didn’t stop to edit. I wrote what came as I was listening intently, making sure I captured everything coming through. I waited till later to do any editing.

So often we also edit our experience – our mind is a tool that acts like a filter and filtering can be very important. Filtering helps us focus, allows us to complete tasks, helps us make sense of our world and defends us from being overwhelmed. But our filters also sift out things that might serve us. We all could benefit from allowing ourselves to surrender to the whole of our senses and observe, without judgment what we see, hear, smell and feel, both in our inner world as well as our outer world. Keep in mind; we don’t have to do something with every bit of information that comes in. Rest in awareness, sit on things for a while and see what sticks. Trust yourself to know what is meaningful and what is harmful. Awareness leads to choice.

How can you learn to discern better? Here is my suggestion, get to know what meaningful feels like in your body. For me, deeply meaningful always comes with a sensation of being riveted in place and my heart feels expanded. Think on past experiences or epiphanies which were meaningful for you. Can you identify the sensation? Use that as your guide and you have begun your training on discernment. Once you know that feeling, does it arrive with the information coming in? Do the same thing for understanding when things don’t feel right. Your body is your guide. Understand how it guides you. Be patient with yourself. All good things take time to evolve. The more you pay attention, the more you will learn to navigate with skill.

Feel free to contact me to see how I can offer help.


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