The most common of these intuitive senses or what I like to call the “ clair - senses” are: (1) Clairvoyance, (2) Clairaudience, (3) Clairsentience and (4) Claircognizance. The first two are the ones that movies most often portray (or misportray) and the ones that many wish for to be their strongest “ clair-senses” since they are perceived to be the ones that make it easiest to gain clear insight. For those of you who know me well, you probably already know that I receive much of my information through the last two - although I increasingly get information from all of them - and mostly needed to recognize that I had always received information from those without always recognizing the way those senses worked with me.
So let’s talk about Clair-audience today … the ability to “hear” messages or “divine guidance” from your Higher Self, your spirit guides, your angels, your loved ones in the spirit world, etc.
The common expectation is that if you have this skill, you will hear a voice speak to you … like the voice of God as it is portrayed in the "Ten Commandments" or "Oh God" or “Bruce Almighty.” The reality is that for most people that’s NOT how it works. The voice will often appear like your internal voice speaking to yourself or, without hearing a voice at all, your brain will react as if it heard a specific statement … like those times when you think you heard someone call your name but when you turn to look there’s no one there.
A really common way that I receive messages is through those random songs or music that pop into your head “for no apparent reason.” One of my guides loves to send me messages via John Lennon or Beattles’ music. Others on my spirit team just send me a song with a mood or message or even with changed song lyrics to really make me pay attention.
Monday night I had experienced a disappointment that brought some deep-seated fear to the surface … testing my faith in my connection to this guidance. It also had me expressing a feeling of exhaustion over the spiritual journey of this past year. Last night after speaking to a friend about this experience, I heard the song lyrics from Jesus Christ Superstar where Mary Magdalene is comforting Jesus by stroking his forehead and singing:
"Try not to get worried. Try not to turn on to, Problems that upset you. Oh, don't you know? Everything's alright, Yes everything's fine. And we want you to sleep well tonight. Let the world turn without you tonight
If we try, we'll get by, So forget all about us tonight.
Everything's all right, Yes everything's all right yes.
Sleep and I shall soothe you, Calm you and anoint you, Myrrh for your hot forehead, Oh, then you'll feel
Everything's all right, Yes everything's fine. And it's cool and the ointment's sweet, For the fire in your head and feet. Close your eyes, Close your eyes, And relax. Think of nothing tonight."
I smiled and went to sleep with a vision of my loved ones and Spirit team stroking my head like Mary Magdalene did with Jesus. I slept well, blessed by dreams about people who shared strong heart energy connections with me. And I awoke feeling refreshed and my confidence renewed.
So next time you hear a song in your head. Pay attention to the potential message. It could be a specific loved one making his/her presence known, like a friend of mine that always plays the Marine anthem in my head when he is present. It could be a message of encouragement, like when I hear a specific emotionally rousing march composed by John Phillips Sousa that always plays when I need to feel triumphant after a particularly trying day. There may a be a song that holds a particular memory for you that is meant to either bring you to that specific emotion or to let you know that someone you associate with that music has drawn near. OR … one of my favorites … the lyrics that you hear are not the actual lyrics and when you pay attention to what words you are actually hearing, there’s a clear message for you.
Each person will have a unique way of “ hearing” messages, so allow yourself to become more aware of the ways that you might hear them. Record those experiences in a journal and over time you will recognize how YOU receive them. The more you pay attention and allow yourself to be open to the possibility that this is a message, the more you will develop the ability to recognize when you are receiving messages via Clairaudience and what guidance you are being given. Magic occurs when you “listen to the language of the Universe.”