One of my strongest psychic senses is that of being able to feel Energy Beings – clairsentience. I can feel their emotions, their physical conditions and their touch. By describing what I feel in my own physical body or emotions I can give evidence to a person that will confirm I am speaking on behalf of someone they know. I love teaching people to open up this way of communicating.
My first recognisable contact with a Spirit came from feeling their energy. I felt like I was tingling all over or had suddenly developed goosebumps. At the time I wasn’t sure what this feeling was but it seemed to keep happening. I had read about psychic senses – most people seemed to talk about seeing and hearing Spirit – so I was left wondering what was really going on. My sceptical mind wanted more proof that these feelings weren’t random, that there was some intelligence behind them and that it really was caused by something other than myself. I began saying thank you in my mind whenever I felt the tingles. I have to admit I felt strange doing so. Some of the books I had read suggested that if you acknowledged what was happening it would make it happen more often. Strangely enough (or not!) I found that the more I said thank you the more the tingles happened.
By this time I was hooked. I really wanted to work out what I was experiencing. So one night I sat down determined to get more than tingles. Sitting in my comfy chair, gathering all my courage, I asked if there was anyone there. I have to say that if anyone had answered yes I would have run a mile. The old, old social conditioning of a religious background still existed somewhere deep inside of me so I was scared. Really scared. But curious too. And stubborn. I wanted answers even if it turned out I had gone mad. What I felt was a warm tingle on the back of my right hand. The tingle became a feeling of pressure as if someone had gently touched the back of my hand. The pressure got stronger. It was unmistakable. Something or someone was touching my hand. Somehow I had the presence of mind to ask ‘if that’s you, please touch the back of my other hand’. The pressure on my right hand stopped. My left hand began to tingle on the back. The same gentle pressure of a touch was there, exactly where I had asked it to be. I was holding my breath by now. Saying thank you again I asked if whoever was there could touch my right shoulder. So they did. Then my face. And they did. By this time I was shaking with excited amazement. I sat for a long time alternating between belief & disbelief at the feel of that touch.
Once I got used to the touch on my hand, which seemed to come in rather randomly at times, I wanted to find out who was doing it. This is where clairsentience gets challenging, frustrating and annoying. We are so used to seeing and hearing the world rather than feeling that we haven’t got a language for feelings as detailed as the words we can use to describe the sights and sounds we experience. I could tell it was a touch but what was that touch meant to convey to me? It became a guessing game. Did a touch on the shoulder mean well done? Or don’t worry? Or steady on? What about the feeling of sadness that came across me? Or of anger? Or of love? I was still no nearer to knowing who was communicating and what they were trying to tell me.
Fortunately my Guides are a tough lot. They had finally got me paying attention and weren’t prepared to let me slip away again. They sent me a light bulb moment. Sitting feeling frustrated with the touch on the back of my hand – something so amazing only a short while ago – I said ‘if it’s you help me find a yes or no response’. Instantly the touch changed to what felt like two taps on the back of my hand. Remembering all of the stuff I’d read about seances I asked ‘if that is yes do two taps again’. Of course there were two taps again. I had found a way to get info from the communicator. I was delighted. No more misunderstanding for me then. Then I realised that it would only work on questions that could be answered with yes or no. Multiple choice & either/or questions had no chance of being answered.
The next sessions of contact were hard going. I didn’t know what to ask, there were lots of questions with too many answers and I was uncertain that I was picking up the right number of taps. After a particularly frustrating evening I wrote in my notes GIVE UP! Fortunately the next day there I was again sitting ready to communicate. I had decided to ask for a different way to get yes and no. I also had a long list of questions I’d drawn up to keep me going and speed up the process. When I felt the pressure on the back of my had I asked that the yes signal be changed to a touch on my right hand and the no signal be a touch on my left hand. Then I started with my list: Are you male; are you female; are you family to me; are you friend to me; are you a Guide? The game of 20 questions went on for some time. At the end of it I had worked out that the male energy who was with me was my Guide and that we knew each other in some way. It was exciting. At last I was getting somewhere.
Encouraged by this clear message I continued to work through sessions of asking questions. I found that as I worked more I understood the meaning of what I felt more. There came a point, when I was getting a touch on my hand, that I suddenly seemed to know the answer in my head too. It was as if I had an answer slightly before I asked the question in my mind. What had happened was that by developing my clairsentience I had also started to improve my claircognisence (direct knowing). This breakthrough really energised me. I put more effort into my development than ever before. Today I have all the ‘clairs’ to a stronger or lesser degree and teach many people who start with only their clairsentience up and running. That first set of tingles from the Spirit World has brough me a long, long way!