Many people think of gifts like claircognizance as things only found in gypsy tents or tent revivals. Truly, everyone has some form of this gift, along with some of the other clairs. Most don’t understand them, so they see them as mystical.
The clair gifts are another sense that works alongside the five senses we recognized. They are more intuitive and sometimes spiritually based, so they are difficult to define by traditional science.
The Four Clairs
There are four types of psychic perception. Some people have one or two while others possess all four.
- Clairaudience is the ability to hear messages within your head or externally.
- Clairsentience is the ability to sense or feel messages through touch or emotion.
- Clairvoyance is the ability to see visions, images, symbols, and dreams.
- Claircognizance is the ability to know things that you couldn’t possibly know without any evidence. This includes knowing future events before they unfold or are logically predicted.
Are You Claircognizant?
There are, no doubt, some who think of those with claircognizance as the masterful psychics who appear on talk shows and make yearly predictions. They may have the gift, but many others use this gift daily and don’t even know it or recognize it for what it is. That could be you.
Claircognizance is the act of just knowing and it came come across your life in big and small ways. You are walking down a street and something tells you to go a different way. You have an instinct to call a family member to check on them. These are all forms of this exciting gift.
So, how do you know you have claircognizance? There are four distinct ways:
- You know when people are lying.
You don’t understand how you do it, but you can always spot a liar. You notice insincerity. You seem to have a radar for it. Other people, like family members, may recognize this ability so they call you for advice on different subjects or people.
Some of this could be a subconscious ability to notice body language or voice tone to detect lies and character. Some classes teach that so it can be learned, but many people have the innate and subconscious ability to pick up on these tells.
If your gut feelings about people continue to prove correct, you could very well have the gift of claircognizance.
- You randomly get ideas or solutions to problems.
These ideas just pop into your head without cause or reason. It could be to cancel a trip or to check in on a relative. It could be something creative like a new invention or a sudden solution to a major problem.
There was a teen who was working a complicated geometry problem. She couldn’t figure it out. Giving up, she went to sleep. The next morning, the answer appeared clearly in her head the minute she woke up. This is a case of a random solution.
A woman was watching television news one day while they were discussing terrorism activity in London. The anchor showed a map of the city with spots of terrorism discovered. She suddenly gets a vision of where the other incidents will be and knows the date of the next incident. There is no rational reasoning for this. It is claircognizance.
By the way, she reported her idea to the FBI but had to convince them it was logical. It turned out to be correct and they arrested terrorism suspects before they committed the next act.
- Your instincts are correct.
Our instincts come as a result of several things. Our experience through life, the way our parents or others raised us, our faith, cultural history, and some genetics all play a part in developing our instincts. These gut instincts are a big part of our lives and have a purpose, which is to keep us safe or help us thrive.
This is the feeling of dread that keeps you from meeting someone you are scheduled to meet. This is the feeling of excitement when you hear of a new company that you can’t wait to invest in. This is looking at a news story about a crime and just knowing what happened before it comes out in the investigation.
Those who are consistently right about their gut instincts likely have the gift of claircognizance.
- You can predict future events.
This is probably the most distinctive aspect of claircognizance and probably the hardest one to understand. Truly claircognizant people have both intuitive and physical senses to know of a situation before it happens and without any logical evidence it is going to happen or evidence that predicts its outcome.
They simply know it’s going to happen and how it will play out.
There are a few situations that demonstrate this. A woman woke up one morning as her husband was getting ready for work. She sees that it was raining hard and had an incredibly uneasy feeling. She told him to be extra cautious driving to work. As he left, she felt the need to pray for his safety. This was an unusual feeling. She hadn’t had it before even when it was stormy.
He called in about an hour later to say the car spun out of control on the wet roads, but he was fine. He had driven extra slow because of her warning.
Several people came forward after the 2008 and 2016 elections stating when they saw and heard the candidates speak, they just knew they would be the winner of that election. This conclusion was despite all the polls and political analytics available at the time, all of which stated differently.
There is a U.S. pastor who claims he had dreams of the events of 911 five years before it happened. He had an artist draw out his dreams when in had them repeatedly in the mid-1990s and they are strikingly similar to the details of the real event.
Having claircognizance to the extent that you can predict the future with 100 percent accuracy is rare. However, some can develop this gift to some extent. Whatever level of claircognizance you have, your intuitive ability is a good thing and can be a great benefit to you if you choose to listen to it.