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Clairaudience is the ability to hear messages from the spirit world. It is the gift of psychic hearing.
How to tell if you have clairaudience:
Signs you might be clairaudient include (but are not limited to):
If you don't know whether you are clairaudient or not take my Mediumship Quiz to find out. I takes a few minutes to determine how you are most strongly wired as a medium.
Is clairaudience rare?
If you are a natural clairaudient, you're a rare bird, indeed.
Only 13% of the people that take my Mediumship Quiz score as natural clairaudients compared to the 37% of people who score as clairsentient - psychic feeling.
Clairaudience is sort of like the left-handedness of spirit communication! :)
Being clairaudient means that you receive messages from the spirit world and your guides through your internal - and sometimes external - hearing.
You hear words, sounds, music, etc. in your head during spirit communication. Spirit will send you things like first, last or middle names or initials, words from a favorite poem, song lyrics, humming, tones, ringing, fully formed words, the melody of a particular song and other possible sounds that provide evidence and help to identify the spirit.
Clairaudients also receive messages from their spirit guides through their hearing capacity. For example your spirit guide may send you the answer to a request that you've made for a sign through a song on the radio or an announcement over a loud speaker. Or by sending you a key word or sound via your psychic / internal hearing (ummm... your clairaudience... :)
If you are clairaudient you can be sure that your guides will try to get your attention through sound of some sort.
Clairaudience is like the spirit world talking on the phone with you... without the phone! ;)
Many clairaudients will go through periods when they hear intense ringing in their ears (but do not suffer from tinnitus) for sustained periods of time. This ringing often accompanies the onset of clairaudience or the beginning of mediumship development and usually subsides as you grow into your clairaudience.
For the most part, though, your clairaudience sounds just like you, talking to yourself in your head.
Except it's not coming from you.
How do you tell the difference between clairaudience and internal chatter?
There are several ways to distinguish psychic hearing from your internal chatter:
Clairaudience is a bit like claircognizance so it is easy to mix up these two clairs.
Here's a real life example of the difference:
I was at the grocery store a couple of days ago with my husband. As the cashier handed him the receipt I knew there was something wrong with it. When I checked it over we had, indeed, been overcharged by quite a bit for one of our items. This knowing is claircognizance. Clairaudience would have been hearing in my head out of nowhere the words "Check that receipt". I didn't hear those words. I just knew that something was up. That's the difference.
Now... just because you may not be a natural clairaudient doesn't mean that you can't develop the gift. You absolutely can! It just takes some time and practice. I will share some exercises that will help you do this.
And if you are a natural clairaudient the exercises below will help you strengthen and hone your gift.
So either way... go for it!
Ways to develop clairaudience
Here are 4 great ways to develop and strengthen your clairaudience:
1. Practice tuning into the sounds around you:
We spend an awful lot of time tuning out many of the sounds around us. There is such an excess of sound pollution that we actually need to do this to stay sane.
However, if you want to develop clairaudience you need to be willing to practice and make your physical hearing much more sensitive.
So try this:
Close your eyes and take a couple of nice deep breaths. Now l-i-s-t-e-n to the sounds in your environment, trying to tune into one at a time.
What do you hear? The sound of your neighbors lawn mower? The hum of the refrigerator? A cardinal singing in the tree outside the window?
Try and single out different sounds and focus on the for a minute or so. When you are done with that sound move on, identify a new one and focus solely on that one for a minute or so. Rinse and repeat for 10 minutes.
You can do this same exercise while listening to a piece of your favorite music through your ear buds. Single out and focus on different individual instruments for a 10 minute clairaudience meditation! Tip: classical music works really well for this exercise. Especially Beethoven's Symphony No.7 in A major: op 92 - II, Alegretto. I love practicing clairvoyance to this piece of music. :)
2. Practice hearing sounds or music inside your head
Do the opposite of what you did above and create sounds in your imagination.
Recreate the drip drip of that darn faucet that needs fixing.
Listen to your best favorite ever song from your best ever favorite musical - inside your head! Recreate the whole darn thing.
Practice recreating all kinds of different sounds. This definitely gets your clairaudient juices flowing and is great practice for natural clairaudients.
3. Take a silent walk in nature
So that ... no talkie talkie.
Then shhhhhhhh.... listen.
What do you hear?
4. Practice asking a question then receiving the answer from spirit
If you are in need of some guidance from your guides ask for it. Ask them to send you the answer via your clairaudience. Tell them you want to hear their guidance.
Then listen for the answer.
It might come from inside your head via your psychic hearing.
It might come externally through the words of a song or something you happen to overhear in a conversation that someone else is having. You might notice that you clearly hear a certain bird's call then check out the symbolism for that particular bird and BAM... you've got your answer.
Who knew practice could be so much fun!
So there you go all you special and unique clairaudients. Some easy ways to hone your gift of psychic hearing.
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