I believe all people have an innate ability to hear outside the normal range, but very few are attuned to hearing or listening to these spiritual messages. In fact, I am convinced that most people have had at least one experience of hearing someone calling their name, when no one is around; or you may have heard people whisper or having a conversation just before you wake up in the morning. It does not necessarily mean you are psychic, but you certainly are a spiritual being with an intuitive inner guidance system.
There are many accounts of clairaudients who did remarkable things over the centuries, including prophets and historic figures. For me the most famous clairaudient is Joan of Arc, a brave woman who led the French army in several successful battles. Sadly, she was later burned at the stake for the crime of heresy. Joan claimed she heard the voice of God and attributed her military decisions and victories to these messages from Heaven.
I hear a voice you cannot hear, which says I must not stay; I see a hand you cannot see, which beckons me away.
Clairaudience is most often experienced in dreams, or in altered states of consciousness, for example when one is in a trance. Even some of the most gifted clairaudient psychics and mediums have to raise their energy vibration before they can truly utilize the ‘Divine Ear’.
Most psychics agree there are two forms of clairaudience. Psychic or internal clairaudience refers to the inner ‘hearing’ of ideas, thoughts, music or voices. These mental auditory perceptions can best be described as 'audible thinking'. It is very similar to the sensation of ‘thinking aloud’. It is also very much like when a hit song is stuck in your head all day, or when you imagine hearing the voice of someone you know.
To experience it yourself, count from one to ten in your mind, or try to remember the lyrics to your favorite song. Do you 'hear' the words or numbers echo in your mind? That is basically how clairaudience perceptions are experienced by psychics. Some compare it to that ‘little voice’ all people hear inside their mind from time to time, especially when they are about to do something they are not supposed to!
One of the many fun ways in which I experience clairaudience is when I 'hear' music during mediumship readings, which is usually an afterlife validation for the client. The most memorable experience was the time I heard the Kanye West song Golddigger. I thought it very odd, because I was quite sure that neither the client, nor her dearly departed father, was a fan of this particular song. But her father insisted. Now, truth be told I only know a partial line of the lyrics, so that is all I heard at the time: "... saying she a gold digger... saying she a golddigger..." Over and over, like an old-fashioned needle stuck on a vinyl record. I felt a bit foolish when I told her what I was hearing, expecting her to be either confused, amused or even horrified, but there was no need for my apprehension. She started laughing and crying at the same time. "Oh my word, I have blonde hair and when I was a little girl my dad used to pat my head and call me his 'little gold digger!"
The second form of clairaudience is more rare and more distinctive, namely paranormal or external clairaudience. This is the ability to physically hear actual noises, sounds, voices or even musical tones that seem to come from an external source.
The most significant characteristic of external clairaudience is that the voice you hear is very different from the sound of your own voice; the voices or sounds are often unfamiliar. Hearing these external sounds is therefore a very different experience compared to internal or intuitive clairaudience, which is often more like hearing the sound of your own inner voice.
Your mind knows only some things. Your inner voice, your instinct, knows everything. If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the right path.
It is generally understood among scientists that the Universe does not consist of matter. Instead, everything we know and experience as our reality consists of energy vibrating at different frequencies. And, of course, where there is vibration, there must also be sound! Every shape and form, whether it is an object, plant, animal or person, has its own vibrational signature, and therefore also ‘transmits’ its own, unique sound.
It is interesting to note that all forms of music, no matter from which culture it originates, is based on only seven basic notes. It is also interesting that each of these seven notes are associated with one of the seven chakras. The whole Universe is a symphony of sounds, but most of it is outside our normal range of hearing. Am external clairaudient has the ability to tune into some of these vibrational sounds, almost like one would turn a radio dial to pick up a specific channel or radio frequency.
If you are curious to experience what external clairaudients hear, I recommend you listen to some EVP recordings; there are many sources available on the internet. The first time I heard an EVP recording, I was amazed and relieved. I immediately recognized the tonal quality of the sounds, and I was very excited to discover a way of demonstrating to other people an almost accurate version of what I sometimes hear.
External clairaudient ability can be very overwhelming for people who do not know what is happening to them. In my childhood I experienced these voices and sounds as very traumatic and confusing. I also kept it a secret, until well into my adulthood, because it is something that is generally frowned upon and even associated with mental illness or 'demonic forces'. Fortunately, when I studied psychology at university, I came to realize that what I was hearing was very different from a mentally disturbed person having a conversation with their refrigerator! Today I am very grateful for this ability, which I have learned to control when I am not working.
So, next time you hear someone calling your name, and there is no one else around, stop and listen, it is not your imagination…there may just be a special message coming through for you.
© 2010 Anthon St Maarten