Recently I was sitting with my 2 year old grandson on my lap watching a pre-school magic performance by a visiting ‘magician’. I felt the energy of the magician; it felt imposing and demanded a response from the audience. He was constantly revving up the children to respond with shouting answers and to participate in the show. While watching the performance, my grandson started to shrink further into my lap, the energy was making him recoil.
We returned home, sat down and ate our lunch together and then we sat on the rocking chair to read some books and I felt both our bodies settling into this rhythm. Whilst before, I could feel the energy of the magic show had been quite disturbing to him, I could now feel his body relaxing and more settled.
This experience reminded me that young children can feel energy and are sensitive to how their body is feeling in every situation.
I, too, felt the disturbing energy of the performance and the way the children were reacting. Clairsentience can be felt, no matter our age! We can all remember how as young children we could feel that some people didn’t feel safe to be with, or when someone was angry or when our parents told us everything was okay but we felt the tension and conflict between them. We could also feel when we were in situations that made us feel happy or safe.
In order to manage the sensitivity of feeling what is going on around us as a young child, we begin to shut down our awareness of this natural ability to feel life. Our clairsentience at around the age of 5 begins to be suppressed by the adults who tell us that it is our imagination and the feelings are not real.
We are all born with clairsentience and as children it is very natural for us to be aware of our feelings. However, when this sixth sense is not acknowledged as being true, we begin to doubt our feelings and our innate knowing. Throughout our school life we all have instances when we sensed a teacher’s anxiety or sadness, other students’ jealousy, or felt the weight of the pressure of competition. Sometimes our clairsentience was telling us the complete opposite of what the adults around us were saying and indicating by their behaviour.
By the time I became an adult, my clairsentience was buried under layers and layers of behaviours I had taken on throughout life to manage the fact that as a child my sixth sense was not acknowledged. I was continuously denying what I really felt in my relationships, not expressing how I was feeling, giving my power away to others and not trusting my clairsentience.
In my elder years I have reconnected with my clairsentience and am now using my sixth sense on a daily basis. I now value that I have always felt and known the truth of what I was feeling and now I am learning to allow, and trust my feelings in every situation.
Trusting oneself is beautiful because it allows us to observe situations and people in a much more loving and non-judgemental way.
It is never too late to once again allow our sensitivity, our clairsentience, to be honoured and valued, and to trust our innate knowing in order to bring our authority, wisdom and truth to people and situations.
Bernadette C., Australia.