Claircognizance or “clear knowing” is when you know something without reading or being told about it. This is the metaphysical/psychic sense that allows you to know something is real or will be, though you have no way to back up this knowledge. You may be unable to figure out why or how you came into that information.
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Claircognizance (clear knowing) is one of the four basic intuitive senses, which include clairvoyance (clear seeing), clairaudience (clear hearing), and clairsentience (clear feeling). These metaphysical senses supplement your five physical senses.
Claircognizance (clear recognition) is simply knowing it through some gut instinct without any evidence. Claircognizants "know" specific things through their own psychic feelings, which are directly manifested as thoughts. This can be information and facts that seem to be downloaded into the awareness. It can also be perceptions and insights regarding people and circumstances. Often, this takes the form of a strong sense of knowing, or an inspired idea.
Claircognizance can be described as intuitions that appear out of nowhere in the mind. The person that gets this knowledge is absolutely convinced of its accuracy. They just clearly “know” it is true.
Where Does This Knowledge Come From?
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You may be claircognizant when an intuitive, an important inner feeling or knowing about things (any concept, thought, or idea), just comes to you. The information you receive can come to you in a flash, out of nowhere. You may know personal information about someone you just met, or perhaps you are convinced that someone from the past is going to get in touch. You are absolutely convinced of something without knowing how or why – you just know it.
Some people believe this information is given to us by angels, spirit guides, or high-level communications with other forces of the universe. Claircognizance may also come from within yourself.
Whether or not, the contact is from within the Higher Self from outside of you. The access point is through the Crown Chakra. Everyone has an energy access point through their Crown Chakra. The Crown Chakra is located on top of your head. Spiritual information and knowledge can directly come to you through this entrance. In order to receive intuitive information, the Crown Chakra must remain open.
The Akashic Records are another entryway to metaphysical knowledge which can be accessed from the physical plane. These records are said to contain every bit of information from the entire human experience. The Akashic Records encompass all history of the universe, including each soul’s karmic history.
Signs of a Claircognizant
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Claircognizant people are generally very analytical in nature. They are seekers who want to understand the universe. They also understand that they have intuitive abilities. A claircognizant may not realize that they have this ability. Often as they mature, they begin to understand how their gift differs from the clairvoyants.
Do fragments of information just randomly occur to you? Are you using claircognizance (clear knowing) without consciously being aware of it? Do you finish some people’s sentences because you know what they are going to say? Do you know if someone is lying to you, even though you have no reason to suspect them?
Do you make predictions or have premonitions which you feel certain about? If you just “know” or have knowledge of specific locations, events, situations, or even people, you may be claircognizant. If you have sudden insights and understandings and have not received that information through physical forms, you may have a gift.
3 Ways to Develop Claircognizance
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1. Automatic Writing: In order to connect with information that is not available to you in a traditional way, try automatic writing. If you clear your mind with a blank page and pen in hand, you may be surprised with the answers you receive. You can also open a blank document on the computer and just start typing without conscious effort.
Receiving claircognizant information through automatic writing may increase the flow of the knowledge coming to you. It is also a method to channel or migrate data from the unconscious to the conscious mind.
Automatic writing is also a good way to “dump out” or download the information that seems to appear from nowhere into your mind. Sometimes the writing will make no sense. Other times, you will be surprised at the insights that you write without conscious effort.
2. Setting the Intention: If your goal is to become more aware of your claircognizance, you need to set that intention. Start the process of being mindful that you want to develop more insights and knowledge. If you write down or say aloud this intention, it is more powerful.
Positive affirmations develop psychic energy. When you set the intention that you wish for intuitive guidance, it will come to you. By setting the intention, you are opening the door to strengthen your ability. This is the equivalent of visualizing the process.
3. Meditation: If you don’t already meditate, start today!
Anyone interested in developing claircognizance or any other psychic ability should be meditating on a daily basis. Meditation calms the mind and prepares the spirit for inspiration and guidance. Meditation focuses your efforts to remove the day-to-day distractions that everyone encounters. You may want to use meditations which specifically open up your crown chakra. Some people visualize a funnel that expands outward from the top of the head (crown chakra).
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Chakra healing and balancing meditations can be very helpful. As you pay attention to your breathing, you clear your mind and leave it open to enlightenment or profound knowledge and impressions.
The more that you develop enhanced psychic abilities (claircognizance), the better able you are to use these abilities to direct thoughts to make specific predictions. Meditation provides the practice which allows you to become more accurate and gain confidence.
If you have an "epiphany" or an "inspired idea", this may very well be claircognizance. You do not have to experience it daily. Everyone may have moments of clarity and intuition that merge. Recognizing and using the gift of claircognizance is all about developing clarity.
Someday, you too may “just know” that you know without questioning how.