What is a clairvoyant? You might think that it’s someone who has intense third eye visions and foretells the future. But that’s not it at all. (Anyway, that would be a little scary and dramatic, don’t you think?)
So, what is a clairvoyant? Let’s “see” (pun intended!)
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What is a Clairvoyant?
Okay, let’s answer the million dollar question and define clairvoyant! The answer is pretty simple. Ready?
A clairvoyant is someone who receives intuitive information visually.
Told you it was simple!
You see, there are four ways to receive intuitive information. Clairvoyants are people who receive this information visually. Some people call this third eye visions, or second sight.
You can also receive intuitive information by:
- the auditory channel – clairaudience
- feeling/sensing – clairsentience
- gut feelings/knowing – claircognizance
Frequently Asked Questions
Do clairvoyants really have third eye visions?
Not always. It’s not that dramatic. Sometimes people will have a vision that is similar to watching a movie inside their mind. And other times, they might see an image in their mind’s eye.
Also, it’s important to know that the images are not always literal. They are often symbolic.
Here’s an example:
Let’s pretend someone comes to me for a reading — let’s call her Jane. She is planning to get married the following month. During the reading, I may not see Jane walking down the aisle… but I may see an image of a wedding ring, dress or some other thing that symbolizes wedding to me.
Another clairvoyant might see something different, something that symbolizes wedding to them. They may even see Jane walking down the aisle.
Do psychic and clairvoyant mean the same thing?
No. People use the terms interchangeably, but they are not the same. This is one of the myths about psychics.
In fact, some psychics are not clairvoyant at all. Instead, they receive intuitive information via their other psychic gifts… Remember, there are four ways to receive psychic information, and clairvoyance is only one of them.
What is the third eye?
The third eye is a chakra (energy center) is located on your forehead, between your eyebrows. When people have third eye visions, they see them in this area (also known as the the mind’s eye).
It’s called this because you are seeing these visions in your mind.
Can I open my third eye?
Absolutely! The best way to increase your second sight is by practicing visualization and meditation. An easy meditation to open the third eye is all you need to get started. Try it out and have fun…you don’t have to be a professional psychic.
Here are some posts that will help you open up your own psychic abilities. As a bonus, these are super fun!
- Easy Psychic Development Exercises – These are so simple that you can start doing them right now
- Develop Your Psychic Hearing – Some super easy ways to develop your clairaudience
- Clairvoyance Meditation – This is a relaxing meditation that will increase your clairvoyance
What’s it like to have a vision?
It’s very subtle. And sometimes, it doesn’t even feel real.
In fact, some describe it as watching moving pictures inside their head (in their minds eye). It’s like watching your own personal TV!
Other clairvoyants may see a picture/image in their mind. For me, I see things both ways depending on what I’m doing, or what kind of reading I’m giving. Sometimes I see pictures in motion, which is a lot of fun. Other times, I may see images which may be literal or symbolic.
Do third eye visions tell the future?
Not necessarily. Many times, especially during readings, psychics will see what’s going on now, in the present. They may also see things from the past that are affecting the present.
Future visions are not out of the question though. One woman I know got a psychic flash moments before a minor auto accident. Luckily, everyone was okay.
Is it like what I see in the movies?
Have you ever seen a movie where a psychic:
- is seeing intense images of a future event?
- locates a missing person by following a vision?
I’ve seen these stories too, and I always think, “I wish it were that easy!”
It’s not. Things are always so crystal clear in those fictional images. Remember, in real life, there can be a lot of symbolism, and it is much more subtle.
Here’s one of my most popular posts that answers the question:
- Are Psychics Real – Separating facts from fiction
What is a Clairvoyant… for Real?
Here’s a quick “cheat sheet” for you:
So there you have it! Next time someone asks you what is a clairvoyant, you’ll be able to answer all their questions! You can click here to talk to a psychic reader now for only $10! (affiliate)