Not everyone “hears” angelic voices as an audible sound. Many people receive divine messages through nonverbal means such as visions, feelings, or a knowingness.
Hearing the voice of God and the angels is called “clairaudience,” which means “clear hearing.” The voice may sound like your own or it may sound different. The voice can emanate from within your body, within your mind, or sound as if it’s outside your head. When an angel warned me that my car was about to be stolen, his voice sounded as if he were talking through a paper towel tube just outside my right ear. An hour later, when I found myself in the middle of a car-jacking, the same angel guided my life-saving actions by speaking to me through an inner voice. Angelic voices are consistently loving and supportive, even when they warn us of impending dangers or wrong turns…. Ego voice messages are always destructive, abusive, and impulsive. For example, the ego may try to convince you that you’ll fail.
Clairaudience is just one of four of the ways we receive angelic assistance, however. Your angels may speak to you in pictures and visual mental images. We call this “clairvoyance” or “clear seeing.” Angelic messages may come to you as single snapshot images, either in your mind or outside your mind. Or, you may see miniature scenes, as if from a movie. The images may be black-and-white or full color. Angelic visual messages can be symbolic, such as seeing a stop sign as a signal that you should take a rest, slow, or stop what you are doing….
The third way we receive angelic guidance is through our emotions and physical sensations. We call this, “clairsentience,” or “clear feeling.” Clairsentients get divine guidance through bodily sensations, such as a tightening of the jaw, fists, stomach or sex organs. They intuitively know the specific meaning of these tightening reactions. A clairsentient feels air pressure and room temperature changes that warn him of negative situations. Each of our five senses has a corresponding spiritual sense. Clairsentients receive angelic guidance through an etheric sense of smell, taste, and touch…..You may know that your beloved deceased grandmother is near when you smell her perfume or favorite flower fragrance. An angel may shower your room with the aroma of orange blossoms to tell you of an impending wedding…
We call the fourth means of angelic communication “claircognizance” or “clear knowing.” Men are frequently claircognizant, and may not even realize they naturally receive detailed and accurate information from God and the angels. You can ask a claircognizant a question on almost any topic in the world. Within minutes, he will give you an accurate answer, completely supported by facts and figures. You might say, “How did you know that?” and he’ll answer, “I don’t know! A few minutes ago, I didn’t know that information.” A claircognizant knows without knowing how he knows. Consequently, he may doubt the validity of his knowingness. This is a mistake, because when divine wisdom enters our minds, it is a gift we can use to improve our lives and to serve the world.
We all have access to all four channels of communication. Usually, we have one primary means of receiving angelic guidance and one secondary or lesser channel of communication. With practice, you can become adept at receiving messages in all four ways…
Naturally visually oriented people will want to pay attention to their mental visions. If you tend to focus upon sounds, then listen for inner or outer words, voices, and auditory messages. If you tend to be a touchy-feely type, your emotions and bodily sensations are the instruments that relay divine guidance to you. And if you are intellectually inclined or a person who constantly searches for hidden meanings in situations, then you’ll want to monitor your thoughts for those heavenly moments of “knowingness” that bring you certainty in guiding your actions.
– An explanation of our spiritual senses by Ms. Doreen Virtue, author, medium & spiritual psychologist.
As all of us are spiritual beings living in a human shell, we possess the aforementioned channels. Which do you think is your strongest ‘clair’ ?