Which Spiritual Gift is Your Strongest?

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There are four Spiritual Gifts or senses and we often all have one that is strongest….

Do you know when something is wrong even before you hear about it?

Are you able to detect when the people around you are feeling upset or lying?

Do you get feelings or sensations that you should or shouldn’t do something?

This is your intuition and believe it or not, we are all born with it. We are all born with a sixth sense that helps us to understand the unseen world. All it takes is tapping into it and knowing how to use it.

Most of us are familiar with our physical senses- sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch but we also have a set of spiritual senses – clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience and claircognizance, that can help us navigate how our intuition functions.

Here is how each Spiritual Sense/Gift works:

Clairvoyance (Clear Seeing): the ability to see future life events, auras or premonitions either in the spirit or in the physical world. Strong ability to analyze body language, can “see” right through people, especially if they are lying. Has vivid or prophetic dreams and can see orbs or spirits. Prefers face to face contact and “seeing” things before they purchase them. Is often visually creative and can easily remember faces and details in their surroundings.

Clairaudience: (Clear Hearing): the ability to hear voices and receive messages from the spirit world. The ability to hear past what someone is actually saying and into what they really think. Very good at analyzing what other people are thinking. Often hears ringing or buzzing in the ears and is strongly effected by the sounds around them. Often in-tune with their spirit guides or higher self. Comfortable with talking over the phone, and is an auditory learner.

Clairsentience (Clear Feeling): the ability to know exactly how someone is feeling, is able to sense when someone is in trouble or when something is wrong. Prone to goosebumps or can feel tingly for no physical reason. Often known as empaths, they can tune into others emotions and feel them as well. They have the ability to tap into the energy of a space or object based on their gut feelings. Very sensitive to others energy and could feel drained or ‘headachey’ when being around a lot of people.


Claircognizance (Clear Knowing): the feeling of “knowing” without any physical evidence or proof. Often there is a feeling of certainty about a situation or person or feelings of deja vu. Receives sudden insights about the the past, present or future. Often knows what others are going to say and can always share information about topics they know little about. Usually they are in-tune with their spirit guides or higher self. Mentally orientated people who are very analytical, and good at understanding abstract problems.

Although we probably all have a combination of these spiritual gifts, often there is one that stands out strongest to us.

Claircognizance and clairsentience are actually the most common spiritual senses however, here are a few exercises to help you pick which is your strongest gift.

1.) If You Think You are Clairvoyant:

Close your eyes and begin visualizing your body and what it looks like in its current state. If you are lying down, what does it look like? If you are sitting up, what does it look like? Pay attention to the details from the clothes you are wearing to the expression that is on your face. Try to picture your body there in the space. If you are able to do this clearly and easily with attention to detail, there is a good chance you have strong clairvoyant abilities.

2.) If You Think You are Clairaudient:

Pay attention to the sounds around you. Slowly begin dulling out the physical sounds until you can hear the quiet beneath them, then try to tune into the sound of your breath and then your heart beat and then, your inner stillness. It may take a few days to achieve this but if you find it easy to tune into the sounds and rhythm of your body, chances are you have strong clairaudient abilities.

3.) If You Think You are Clairsentient:

Take a photo of someone you don’t know (but perhaps a friend does) and try to tap into how you feel when you look at the image. Do you trust the person? What personality traits do you think the person may have? Do you notice anything about the persons eyes? Write down your answers and then refer them back to your friend.

You can also do this exercise with an object. Go into a second hand shop and select an item. Holding it in your hands, see if you can receive any feelings about the former owner.

If either of these exercises come easily to you, there is a good chance that you have clairsentient abilities.

4.) If You Think You are Claircognizant:

Take a pen and paper and ask your higher self for guidance on a specific question. Write down whatever thoughts you are receiving and try to keep your mind out of the picture. Try not to stop writing, even if you loose connection. Keep practicing and eventually you will allow your claircognizance to take over. If you find this exercise easy or you receive a message, chances are you have strong claircognizant abilities.

Deciphering which spiritual sense is your strongest can help you tune in and strengthen your intuition more. Our senses are powerful, and when theses spiritual gifts are nurtured and used along with our physical gifts, we can begin to look at the world in a whole new light.

About the author

Tanaaz

Creator of Forever Conscious and other things.

  • Wow this is really strong Spiritual article ! Loved it ♥ ♫

    • Thank you! glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • mike

    I see three but what’s the fourth gift?

    • clear seeing, clear hearing, clear feeling and clear knowing 🙂

  • Katy Shaye

    What if someone has rather balanced abilities? I have all four quite strongly and none of them come out as being the most prominent. I have unconsciously been very in tune with all of these for most of my life. In my opinion, people don’t have to specialize in just one if they feel all of them strongly, like I do. I think it’s an old fashioned sense of the spiritual to believe that these gifts should not or cannot be balanced in an individual. It’s also cheating ourselves out of many beautiful experiences to only concentrate on one. We are obviously capable of experiencing all the clairs, so it only makes sense that they should all be equally exercised as they all work in harmony with each other to provide important spiritual growth and intuition.

    • Hi Katy, thank you for sharing! I completely agree with you that it is possible to have a balance of all four abilities, but for most people I have found that one seems to stand out more. When you first start out becoming aware of these abilities, starting with the one that resonates with you most can then help you ease into the other “clairs” as well. 🙂

  • … and if you have all?

    • Yes, we actually all have the talent for all 4, it’s just not as common that they are equally strong. Usually just 1-2 are strong 🙂

  • Noel

    Intuition? I don’t think so. The unconscious mind is the responsible of all spiritual senses. All information of our sensory perception since we are alive is there, in our unconscious mind.

    • Interesting. But would you call that part of the unconscious mind the intuition?

  • nikita

    I’m having the ability of clear seeing and clear knowing since my childhood…It always shocked me when I was a kid…many times I don’t understand what was happening…now people are always in a shock that how one can predict what’s going on in someone’s mind particularly when they’re saying something else…

    • thats great! thanks Nikita

  • Drile Kahansky

    I did every exercise and they all came really easy. Is that normal? :p

    • yes! we actually all have the ability to do all four, but often 1-2 of them come to us the easiest or the strongest. Pick which one you like the best and strengthen that. Alternatively, just follow your own guidance system and tap into your own way of interpreting things. I tend to use Clairaudience and Clairvoyance the most, but I also can use the others if it feels appropriate…Experiment!

  • Juanita Villegas

    i got everything and everywhere I go says im a medium, im a rainbow child (im 14) but now i can feel the dead people and sometimes in not such a nice way. what should i do?