Just like each of us has a dominant sense (or two)
~ from your interior designer friend who can visualize a dump into a dream home, to your touchy-feely massage therapist, to your friend from school who remembers everything they hear, we each have intuitive senses that are more or less dominant as well.
While there are fancy names for them: Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Clairsentience and Claircognizance, Empathy - they really just differentiate intuitive strengths.
If you think you are not intuitive, or doubt yourself a lot, you may be trying to use one of the intuitive senses that isn't your forte (and not even know it)!
Or... as many people do when they are young, you've dimmed your intuitive capacities because they scare you -- or somebody else.
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Here are the different intuitive categories.
Claircognizance is when you just know something. There may or may not be guiding factors like signs.
Clairvoyance is when you "see" information -- you get visuals of the turn to take, or the person you'll meet, or the mishap that could occur.
Clairaudience is hearing. "Go left," you may hear. "Say hello to the man in red," "Stop," or "Don't." These may come in bite-sized, or lengthy communication. Sometimes you may not even like to follow these directions, but you know that following them does make life better.
Clairsentience often shows up as a gut feeling, though it can show up as other sensations in the body as well.... often goosebumps or a sense of contraction or expansion in the heart area. Often these people can be told, "You're too sensitive." Nope. You have clairsentience.
Empathy if you get overwhelmed being in crowds, or sense how someone is feeling without them having to tell you, you probably have this capacity. Empathy could even be a classification it's own because if you are an empath it impacts your life in a multitude of ways on a daily basis, and can even be debilitating. If you're feeling that way, You may like Help I Am an Empath
Note: getting information from dreams could be considered yet another category.
No intuitive sense is better than the others.
The challenge is when we try to make intuition be just one thing!
For example, if you keep trying to do visualization, when a more natural method for you would be intuitive writing. Or if you try to sense light or heavy in your body, and your inner voice keeps trying to nudge you with words!
Many of us have even blocked our true capacities because of early childhood experiences. We learned to trust others more than our own intuitive seeing sensing hearing or knowing.
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A certified transformative coach, yoga therapist, author, + adventurer, Kathy has coached people to happier lives for over 20 years. (Has it really been that long?)