Could Your Empathic Abilities Really Be Clairsentience?

 March 25, 2016

Could Your Empathic Abilities Really Be Clairsentience?



Empath: the ability to feel or sense what others are feeling and take on that emotion in your own body. 

Clairsentient: the ability to sense what others are feeling, take that emotion in your own body, and receive instinctual information about the event or situation.

For many years, those with empathic abilities were simply called “overly sensitive” and were shunned or told to “suck it up” when they would feel things deeply.

Now, the idea of empathic people is becoming more highlighted in our consciousness as a society, and a lot of people have been able to identify with the definition.

Empaths have the ability to feel what others are feeling and are sensitive in crowded spaces or when around large groups of people.

They are likely to cry when other people cry and feel other people’s joy and pain. Empaths can also take these emotions into their own body and feel physical symptoms like headaches, nausea and anxiety.

When we are very close and connected with someone, it is likely that we can also feel very sensitive to their emotions, however empaths have the ability to do this with all people.




This can become very overwhelming if not contained and can lead to anxiety, depression and feeling drained.

Most empaths are clairsentient as well, however they just may not know it.

The gift of Clairsentience is more psychic or intuitive in nature. Clairsentient’s can feel what other people are feeling and take this into their body, however they can also receive information about the emotion and why it is there.

This information is more of a “feeling” that helps to provide insight around the emotion. The feeling is often very intuitive and helps the person to know whether they should trust the situation or the person.

Those with the gift of Clairsentience have very, very heightened senses and may also be able to detect energy within a space or person.

If Spirits are present, those with Clairsentient abilities would be able to pick up on the feelings of that Spirit. If a certain energy is present, such as an emotional energy in a space, object or person, the Clairsentient will also be able to detect this.

In fact, if you are able to detect “energy” in a space, even when no one is around, or detect energy from a person even when they are not displaying emotions, it is most likely that you are clarisentient and not just empathic. 

These sensations may manifest as:

  • Feeling what another person is feeling even if they are not displaying emotions
  • Feeling heavy when you walk into a room or meet someone
  • Feeling anxiety for no reason when in a space or around a person
  • Sensing when those around you have pent up emotions
  • Experiencing a sudden change in mood
  • Sensing the presence of another being before you see them
  • Feeling uncomfortable in crowded spaces
  • Feeling pressure around your head or a headachey feeling

Once Empaths and Clairsentients alike have worked out how to manage their gifts and protect their energy from negative experiences, they can truly achieve a lot.




17 comments on “Could Your Empathic Abilities Really Be Clairsentience?

  1. Thank you for this post, it explains a lot of things I didn’t realise the cause of in my world. I’ve known for about 10 years that I am very likely an Empath from what I’ve read about it. But after reading your post I now believe I am most likely Clairsentious. (?)

    I often “shield up” around certain people but I’m not well practiced in this and also often find myself very anxious before I stop and figure out why.

    I can feel another person’s anger from another room even before I’ve been given any other indication that they were annoyed. It sometimes makes me feel nauseous. I’ll be busily working away at my laptop for example, and suddenly realise I feel a bit ill and nervy. Sort of like getting butterflies in my stomach but without the flutter – it’s very strange. Then I become anxious because I can feel anger or resentment directed at me or around me.

    I had anxiety to the point where I went onto an anti anxiety drug which was amazing as I didn’t realise until I felt “normal” after taking it for just 2 days that it had been several years since I had felt that way. Within 2 months though I had an unexplained heart attack.

    I was in the middle of a breakup at the time after 20 yrs and my now ex was very very cold towards me which totally shocked me. I could feel his anger (he wanted more than his 1/2 share of our assets & I was fighting for my share). I think my heart absorbed it all. I have one fully blocked artery and not a single other blockage anywhere. My heart specialist and several others since then just shake their head in disbelief. None can explain my heart attack & they all want to do tests – but the end result is always the same, they call me an “anomaly”.

    I have my own theory though and since then (5 yrs ago) I have kept away from people much more and am careful about who I choose as friends now too. I have always attracted people who want my help. People come to me with all kinds of troubles and strife to offload onto me and get cheered up. I am now much more careful about “lending an ear” 🙂

    I was emotionally & physically abused by a step father when I was 7-11yrs old – but my ability to sense emotions made me so afraid of him that I was actually very lucky! He was a paedophile. He sexually abused both of my brothers, but due to my sensitivity to his “energy” he couldn’t get close enough to me to sexually abuse me. So he treated me badly and showed kindness to my brothers who were too young to know they had been groomed by him for his sexual advances.

    I was able to sense my step father coming before I could even his his motorbike pull up out the front. I didn’t know it then but I can see it all now, why I sensed things. It was me who later told my mother that I felt something really wrong about him and eventually it all came out. He put his head in the oven and gassed himself the coward, probably afraid my father would kill him. At the funeral – mum told me many years later – she discovered he’d been married before and it had ended because he had sexually a used his little niece. I didn’t know it until then but my sensitive to this evil man had actually stopped me from becoming yet another of his victims.

    God is everywhere. I’ve always known this. Even as a very young child who had no religious upbringing. My dad was an atheist. I have felt all my life that I am being protected. Even though I’ve had many many highs and lows in my life, I’ve always felt ( mean really felt, not just believed) that I would be fine.

    Thanks for reading…your post inspired me to share some things I’ve never written about before. The past is the past as they say 🙂 but now I will look further into clairsentience thanks to you!

    Namaste, Blessings, Love and Light (you choose 🙂

  2. Any tips on how to deal with this? I take a lot of breaks at work which helps but I still feel pretty drained overall in crowded spaces. Also try bubbling and carrying stones to reinforce my aura. Does anyone have any other strategies that work better?

    • shield in crowded spaces…..envision yourself surrounded by white lite completely….like in an egg of white light….and try to keep energy up….

  3. That’s why I go out to the mountains and isolate myself from society so that I won’t feel all the energy from everyone and connect with Mother Earth to help me in these situations and when I get back to the city I feel like a brand new person.

  4. @Steve wild,I guess I will have to exercise more in this. I see lots of people in a daily basis at work and moreover those who have the tendency to be negative deliberately. You know when you are a little different than the others, you have good and bad energy around you. I try to deal with all those emotions that I absorb from others, but at the end of the day I end sleepless. And tired. I must put a wall but iam too vulnerable to do it.I should control it more so as to be prepared. That’s why I can’t see it as a gift. I know and predict what others are about to act towards me. It’s not the best thing to deal with. Iam jealous of people that can’t sense too much..

  5. Yes it”s a gift and not only you can sense someone “s present emotion but also someone”s future emotion allowing yourself to make quantum leaps.And for the ones that feel cursed with this gift,they just need to learn how to deal with it.They can do this by learning how to focus,keeping their mind busy somewhere else,having a healthy life avoiding stress and recharging the batteries in nature and with animals.You have a gift,you can see negative energy coming, use it by staying away of that energy.

    • @Steve wild,I guess I will have to exercise more in this. I see lots of people in a daily basis at work and moreover those who have the tendency to be negative deliberately. You know when you are a little different than the others, you have good and bad energy around you. I try to deal with all those emotions that I absorb from others, but at the end of the day I end sleepless. And tired. I must put a wall but iam too vulnerable to do it.I should control it more so as to be prepared. That’s why I can’t see it as a gift. I know and predict what others are about to act towards me. It’s not the best thing to deal with. Iam jealous of people that can’t sense too much..

    • Hello Christina, i know it can be challenging. But truly is a gift. As an empath and clairsentience i know what you may go through and it is just a matter of learning how to balance your own self.
      Remember that you are.rhe creator of your life and so really declaring and focusing in what you want is the first step.
      But the most amazing tool that helps us is to stay very very present in our body in the present because the moment it is like a vicious circle, we tend to leave our body because it odes not feel good but when we do that, that space gets fill with the energy of others and hence increasing the negative feelings, negative thoughts and heaviness, causing extreme exhaustion. Exhaustion is just the consequence of us having to carry everyone else’s energy anything that is not ours is literally heavy, so is loke you carry 20 or 50 pounds daily because is just not yours.
      Practicing being fully present with all of your energy makes a huge difference

    • Yes, being present here and now is essential and also unconditional self love on all levels. Self love is necessary for integration, harmony and balance. Presence and love is my focus and it makes life worth celebrating! <3

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