Coincidence or Clairsentience – Understanding Our 6th Sense

Have there been times in your life when you:

  • Suddenly thought about someone you hadn’t heard from or seen in ages only to see them on the street, or have them call you soon after? Did you think that this was simply a coincidence, a chance event, and then gave it no further thought?
  • Walked into a house and instantly felt uncomfortable as if something felt ‘off’ – you could feel it but couldn’t see or explain it as you were not too sure what it was? Did you simply think that you were imagining what you were feeling and put it aside?
  • Asked someone how they were and when they replied, “Fine” or “Good” – you felt that they were not telling you the truth but you held back from saying so just in case you had got it wrong?

If you were to stop now for a moment and allow yourself to feel into these experiences again, and any other similar ones you have had, is it possible that these moments were not a coincidence, not by chance or your imagination playing tricks on you, but that there was something else at work: something that somewhere deep inside you seemed vaguely familiar?

I have come to understand that this something is our sixth sense, otherwise known as our clairsentience, an inner and all-knowing feeling that you feel with every particle of your body, leaving you with no doubt as to the truth of any situation. You don’t feel it just in your gut, as people often describe, and not in your head, but you feel it with all of your body. Whether you realise it or not, it’s a feeling that you have had a multitude of times in your life but have probably put aside as you just didn’t understand it, and perhaps it may have even scared you a little.

In the world we live in we are raised, in the main, to focus on our five senses – taste, touch, smell, hearing and sight, but rather curiously we are not taught about our sixth sense and the fact that this sense is actually a part of us from the day we are born. This sixth sense is not about seeing dead bodies, as in the movie of the same name, but knowing that you are connected to everything around you, all of the time. This becomes even clearer when you come to know the fact that “everything is energy.” Yes, we are energy and everything around us is energy, so it therefore follows that we live in a great big pool of energy. This energy is passing through us in every second of our lives; it never stops, so we can choose to feel it, or not. It’s like being in a swimming pool and whatever the person in the deep end does, you can feel the consequences in the shallow end, in fact anywhere in the pool. This is our sixth sense or clairsentience.

It is that sense that when you were little, supported you to know:

  • That a particular adult wasn’t nice to be around and that there was no way you wanted to hug or kiss them, especially when you were told to do so.
  • When your mother and father were not happy even though they were pretending that they were, which ended up really confusing you, as you wondered why they were lying.
  • That the ’monsters’ in your room at night were definitely not a figment of your imagination, even though your parents tried hard to convince you otherwise.

It is the sense that, when you shared it with adults, often made them feel very uncomfortable as they simply did not know how to respond to the truth that they were being presented with. Could this have been because their clairsentience was so shut down, a thing of the past? But it is important to remember that these adults were also children once and also lived, as we all did during that stage of our lives, in a totally natural relationship with this sense, our clairsentience: we knew it wasn’t something to be called special, it was simply a part of who we were, just like our other five senses.

So what happened for us to lose this natural ability to feel and connect to everyone and everything around us? Sadly, it doesn’t take much, simply the planting of a seed of doubt into what we innately know, causing us to feel that it may not actually be true after all, and with the planting of another seed and another, any natural sense of the knowing of the truth begins to be slowly buried.

For example: a four year old girl gets a sense that her father’s new girlfriend is angry with her but she doesn’t know why. She doesn’t know that this young woman is actually jealous of the close relationship her father has with his daughter, but she can feel that something is not right. As far as the little girl is concerned, she has done nothing wrong but the doubt starts to niggle away at her inner-knowing and the feeling won’t go away.

She follows this woman when she goes into another room and asks the question: “Why are you angry?” to which the reply comes back very tersely, “I’m not angry!” So what happens in that pivotal moment? Firstly, the child’s knowing begins to be shaken, the feeling that she has had clearly within her is being challenged by the words she is hearing, words from an adult who she feels probably knows more than she does. So the first seed of doubt is sown and if this little girl does not receive the confirmation that what she felt was true, this seed will begin to sprout and the doubt will continue to grow so the next time she feels something to be true, she will probably hold back from saying what she feels just in case she is shut down once more.

Yes, it is that simple, the inner-knowing of the truth can be shattered in one moment and in a child’s life there are sure to be many more moments like this one, especially when they start school where thinking is championed and feeling is nowhere to be found in the school curriculum.

But our sixth sense doesn’t go away, even though at times it is buried under endless layers of life experiences. Through illness, disease or injury we can lose our other five senses; our hearing, our taste, our sight, our smell, even our sense of touch, but we can never lose our sixth sense. It can be buried by our childhood and life experiences, we can choose to ignore it, but it never goes away. It patiently waits for us to realise that it is there, that it is a natural part of us and when re-connected to, it can make sense of a world that often doesn’t make sense. It can bring simplicity to a way of living that we have often made complicated and it can bring a depth of relationship to those around us that we never felt was possible. And it can bring the joy and the deep connection to the world we lived in so naturally as children back into our lives again.

By Ingrid Ward, West Auckland, New Zealand

Related Reading:
Letting Go of an Old Way of Protecting Myself
The Gift of Clairsentience: Reclaiming my Ability to Feel Energy
Seeing is believing… or is it?

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609 thoughts on “Coincidence or Clairsentience – Understanding Our 6th Sense

  1. Thank you Ingrid, our whole body when aligned to becomes our sixth sense and to reconnect to these feelings from our bodies we often have to over-ride the thoughts from our head and thus we are listening to our bodies from our Inner-most Heart.

  2. The thing is we can deny our sixth sense but it will still be there and if most of us are really honest to themself they know that there is a inner knowing but often it is not so comfortable to feel it and so it is easier to say that there is no such thing like a sixth sense.

  3. At this moment in time, clairsentience is not something that can be proven by science, and yet I know it to be a truth in my life. I walk into a room and can sense things that if asked to prove from a scientific perspective I would not be able to show peer reviewed evidence for, and so currently this form of intelligence is actually poo-pooed, however, this does not mean it does not exist and is not real.

  4. Ingrid, the first three examples you have given in this blog are all ones I can relate to and with these examples it goes to show how simple an easy clairsentience actually is. Thank you for this simple yet powerful reminder!

  5. Science is such a great tool to remain in our self-created beliefs. If we want to disprove somebody’s statement, we can always ask for the evidence based research to prove a point. Equally, if we don’t like somebody’s point and even if backed by scientific research – we can argue that their study has faults (as all scientific studies do) and therefore their statement again can’t be trusted. So, if we really want to stick to our guns, science is our very best friend.

  6. When we use our sixth sense our whole world goes from black and white to multicoloured because it brings everything alive.

  7. At first, upon reading this article, you could just say oh my gosh why isn’t this taught in every kindergarten around the world… Which of course is true. The amazing thing is though that, whatever age we are, we can recover and return to this incredible state of awareness.

    1. Clairsentience on the teaching schedule for kindergarten – now how amazing, life and world-changing that would be! So the question is – why isn’t it? That’s one question I am slowly discovering the answer to, now that I know that my clairsentience had never left me, I had simply covered it over with my life experiences as a child.

    2. This is what I was wondering cjames why is this science not taught at school because to me it is a science. But as you say we can recover this awareness as it has never left us it is just that we have covered it up.

  8. Without our sixth sense life does not make sense, with it we get to truly ‘see’ what is going on beyond what is often presented to us as truth and is not.

    1. “Without our sixth sense life does not make sense”. I agree Monica, it is that simple but for some reason we choose to ignore, or simply are not aware, of this most natural part of us. We would soon become upset if we lost any of our other senses, so why don’t we feel the same about ‘loosing’ our most important sense?

  9. The ageless wisdom teaches us that there are no co-incidences, there is no good luck or bad luck. Everything has a purpose. But if we choose to believe in co-incidences and luck then that is precisely what they will be for us.

  10. Doubting and going against what I feel is the single most disturbing thing I can fathom at the moment since having dug it back up from the doubt and living with it once again.

  11. Not only are we not taught that we have a sixth sense, the fact of our sixth sense is buried so deep that we don’t even think to question it. It is literally with us all the time communicating with us, not just when the odd apparent coincidence occurs, yet we contrive to write off and ignore its every communication. It is as if we have all agreed to sign a pact to not acknowledge our sixth sense no matter what happens.

  12. Our clairsentience allows us to feel the bigger picture of what is at play in all life’s situations. Why this divine gift is not treasured and nurtured as an integral part of who we are, beggars belief.

  13. As a child already I knew that always everything will be seen and felt especially when people talk.

  14. If we allowed our clairsentience to flourish we would need to accept the wisdom of our body, and know that truth, if we all lived from that inner intelligence the world would be a better place and definitely more harmonious.

    1. I absolutely agree Sally that accepting and honouring our clairsentience calls us to also acknowledge and honour the innate wisdom of our body. But this is where so many are challenged as to acknowledge the wisdom of our amazing body we will need to accept that our mind is not the seat of our intelligence we have been raised to believe it is. Being able to let go of this deleterious belief then opens the doorway to our true intelligence, that which comes from within.

  15. We are trained from a young age to discount and dismiss our feelings and to disconnect from our knowing – it is an absolute disgrace and travesty and then we become the people who do that to the next generation and so it goes on and we wonder why we/so many get sick and exhausted.

    1. …and then someone comes along who stays connected to their truth and says this is how it really is and we stone them, crucify them or do whatever we can to shut them up – this is something our history books are full of.

  16. Just as self doubt is a seed that is planted to take us so far away from from knowing our 6th sense, so too can we plant a seed that holds the doubt that there is more to life than what we see That tension is, in the end, what calls us back to ask questions and eventually come full circle to know that what we feel, our 6th sense, is of great value and very much true.

    1. So true Lucy and it is becoming clearer how many of those seeds of self-doubt were planted within us as children. But in the end it is our ‘garden’ they have been planted in so it is our choice as to whether we allow them to stay growing or not. Every day offers us a fresh opportunity to replant our garden with only love-filled and self-honouring seeds.

  17. In Hong Kong/China I have witnessed in English classrooms where teachers drill into children that thinking and knowing the correct answers are the most important, it is done in a way where it is abusively. There is not even room to consider that feeling is important, maybe only for the teacher, who has the authority to dump emotion if students do not behave academically, as students nor parents are allowed to question how we all feel in all of this.

  18. Clairsentience … Truly the awareness which should be known as the first sense. Reawaken to this and then everything else revolves around it and evolves from it.

    1. That’s a very good point, our sixth sense is crucial to our development and is the most powerful of the six in that it enhances the other five senses once it is engaged.

  19. How many times have we overridden a feeling with our mind to then afterwards realise the feeling was setting us on the right track? And yet it doesn’t occur to us that there is something greater then us guiding us along the way, every step.

  20. Beautiful part of any human being. I personally have had many examples in my life that by not listening to my intuition, very bad things happened. So I very much listen to this best friend of mine. Who has been shut down as well, but who I welcome back in my life with open arms.

  21. A few weeks ago, I got the thought to start looking for a new job only to find out a few days later that we are being made redundant. I often think of someone and they end up messaging me, or I message somebody after they have been thinking about me. To me this clearly demonstrates the fact that all is energy, and all is felt by everyone. What other explanation could there be?

    1. For me there is no other explanation Viktoria, this is simply the truth. The moments in time you share are so familiar to me and when speaking to others, they all can easily recall lots of these moments in their lives as well. Most had put them down to a coincidence so I share what I know to be true and as I do I can see and feel the truth of clairsentience resonating with them as a distinct possibility

    2. Perhaps we are all connected together in ways that because we cannot see, we discount. Thinking that we are separate and individual is what our spirit gets off on and has long done so.

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