The answer should be obvious shouldn't it?
After all clairvoyance is as defined (by the wiki) as: 'the alleged ability to gain information about an object, person, location or physical event through extrasensory perception'.
Or, according according to the Collins dictionary: the alleged power of perceiving things beyond the natural range of the senses'.
And a clairvoyant as someone 'possessing clairvoyance or claiming to have the power to foretell future events'.
So, let us assume for a minute that I can foretell exactly what will occur tomorrow, or next week, in precise and well defined terms, then most people would agree that I am clairvoyant.
And if I can't do these things, then you may well say that I am not clairvoyant.
But this is very binary viewpoint, where either you are clairvoyant or you are not, or clairvoyance exists or it does not.
But isn't it more likely that clairvoyance is a sliding scale. After all, there are many things in life in which we are not experts, and yet have some knowledge and ability.
So, we have some slightly different definitions of clairvoyance, but neither help to answer the answer the question as to whether or not I am clairvoyant, because the answer is not black or white, but of course, shades of grey.
If you can gain information about people but nothing else from a distance you are clairvoyant. Equally if you become aware of physical events, at a distance, through ESP then you are clairvoyant.
If you can predict the future, you are clairvoyant. I don't mean with a prediction couched in vague terms, open to different meanings and interpretations. Pythia, commonly known as the Oracle of Delphi, was famous for such predictions.
I'm suggesting that clairvoyancy could be viewed as being on a continuum or a sliding scale. If you agree, then perhaps we are all clairvoyant to a degree.
And we can answer to some degree, the question 'Am I clairvoyant' by considering the following questions and how these relate to own lives and experiences.
Synchronicity is a concept, first explained by psychoanalyst Carl Jung, which holds that events are "meaningful coincidences" if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related.
I'll give you an example. I was to be talking to my father, who happened to mention the term 'ser querido' meaning 'loved one' in Spanish. I can't remember how or why this arose.
This was not an expression that I had ever heard before. Later the same day, the same expression appeared in a book that I was reading, and again in a podcast that I was listening to.
This is a synchronous event as the coincidence appears meaningful, even though there is no link between the two events. Synchronicity can be written off as random events, or explained by the law of truly large numbers.
The more synchronous events that you experience in life, the less chance these have of being coincidences, but can be looked at as possible signs as to you being clairvoyant.
So, if you are interested in discovering your psychic potential, note down every single synchronous event that happens to you.
The more frequently these occur, the higher the probability that you are clairvoyant, and the lower the chance that this can be explained away by the statistics of coincidence.
Have you ever seen, felt or experienced an aura?
It is said that auras around people have different colours. I don't know whether people have auras. I've never seen a person with an aura. Are auras literal or metaphoric?
I have however, seen and experienced places with auras. There was one in particular, which appeared to my minds eye as a building with a black cloud around it.
It is easy to consider things that we can not perceive personally as being untrue, but I've felt the aura of power in places (good and bad). I can accept that it is possible that some of us can perceive more than others (whether that be through intuition or not). If I have seen an aura around a building, who knows what others see and perceive.
If you see auras around people, that is an extremely strong sign that you are clairvoyant. In fact, if you can see auras around people, I doubt that you are reading this as you will already have the proof that you need.
If you can perceive auras around places, this again is an indication that you are clairvoyant. The more frequently this happens the more sensitive you are, or perhaps the more intuitive.
It is very easy to ignore these feelings, those feelings that arise at the back of your mind, or that shudder, or the hairs rising on the back of your neck, and write them down to atmosphere or suggestion.
But if you have ever spent time in an empty church or cathedral, an felt a sense of awe and serenity, then you will understand exactly what I mean.
Are those feelings of the sacred to do with the place, or that fact that you know that it is sacred?
I once went to an an ancient Peruvian Incan temple. Human sacrifices had taken place there over the centuries. The atmosphere of evil was palpable.
Are auras around people, places and buildings evidence of clairvoyant ability, or a well developed sense of intuition?
Who can tell?
Have you ever had a premonition?
A premonition is foretelling the future. It doesn't have to be as spectacular as predicting the winning lottery numbers, or that a dramatic event is about to happen.
A premonition can be as simple as thinking about someone, and while you are thinking about this person, the telephone rings, and you know before answering who it will be.
This often happens to me, but possibly I spend to much time thinking about people? I write these occasions down in a notebook, and try and distinguish between idly thinking about someone, or those occasions when it is like an itch, a tickle, a scratch inside my mind telling me what will happen.
I often know when my loved one will call. Conincidence. Someting more? But as to other premonitions, nothing.
Do you sometimes know when the phone will ring? Write down the times and names. Does this happen often? More often that you would expect?
You feel uncomfortable, as if eyes were boring into the back of your head. And when you turn around someone is looking at you. This is surprisingly common. It must have happened to you. It has happened to me frequently over the years.
I always wonder. What made me look around? Why did I turn around. Is this an indication of clairvoyance, intuition or merely the law of truly large numbers at play once again and here to trick me.
We all see what we want to see. Faith is in the eye of the beholder.
I could conclude from what I've written that I have mild psychic abilities, but is this just hope, hope that psychic ability exists, or am I simply perceiving patterns where there are none?
It is difficult trying to draw a distinction between a 'psychic event' and a concidence.
I am training myself to notice coincidences. I try and notice pictures and images as they float into my mind, remember them and expand on them. Is my subconscious telling me something? Am I listenin to my intuition and subconscious? Or do the images come from somewhere else?
I remind myself to trust in these these images, to have faith in them. Focus on them and write them down. Intuition, subconscious or something more. Does it matter?
One of the definitions of clairvoyancy I discovered used the word 'supernatural' and starts with 'the supernatural power of seeing objects or actions removed in space ...'.
I don't like the use of the word supernatural. It comes from the mediaeval Latin 'supernatularis' a combination of the words 'super' and 'natura' and with its meaning of 'transcending the natural' has too many associations with ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night.
I have had personal experiences that have made me question whether life can be easily explained by rationalism and current scientific thinking, but that doesn't mean that we have to hide the unexplainable behind words like 'supernatural'.
Similarly, I'm not using words like 'spirits' or 'spirit guides' when writing about clairvoyance. I'd prefer to use words like 'intuition', subconscious or ESP.
If you have read other articles on this website, you will be aware that I have an open mind about clairvoyance, ESP, fortune telling, tarot and other similar disciplines.
These may all be ways of looking at ourselves, allowing our intuition to become more powerful or there may be other powers at play.
P.S. It is scrying that makes me question the rational approach, and that is thanks to (or maybe no thanks to) my guide and mentor V.