Almost everyone has heard of the psychic ability clairvoyance which is psychic seeing - the ability to get psychic information through flashes of pictures or motions in the mind's eye. This is probably the most popular of the psychic abilities but one that is not often heard of or talked about is clairalience.
Clairalience is when you get psychic information via the sniffer - your nose. Only instead of actually smelling it through you physical sense of smell, it comes through your sixth sense as a scent. These scents can be wonderful such a flowers or perfumes or they can be terrible such as sweat or even body decomposition.
Of course having this psychic ability can be a useful one. Many times, people with no psychic abilities find that they have experienced clairalience for themselves. A deceased loved one or other spirit may make a particular scent known to you using a psychic connection.
I would like to share some true experiences of people that have experienced this psychic sense.
I'd like to start out with a couple of experiences that I have had. I do have psychic abilities but even so, this is one that doesn't get used quite as often as the others ones I possess.
At one of the houses I used to live at - it was a very cold winter night when I was woken up by the scent of something burning. I couldn't quite place it but it felt like danger. I knew my family was in danger somehow. I got up to walk through the house as the scent seemed to get stronger. When I walked past the heater, I got a strong feeling that something was wrong with it. After checking though the entire house, I found myself back at the heater as that is where I started smelling fire. It didn't make sense though because it wasn't the propane fuel I was smelling or an electrical smell - which unfortunately I am very well versed with - it was the smell of wood burning. I consulted my spirit guide and knew I had to shut down the heater. My husband was angry as he didn't smell anything and didn't want to freeze all night. No one else in the house smelled it. I insisted though and shut it down, then got extra blankets for the kids. First thing in the morning I called a heater repair person. After examining the heater he told my husband and I that it was a good thing was shut it down because it would have caught on fire.
I do a lot of readings for people and this includes making contact with deceased loved ones. I was working with a client many years ago and most of the time, the deceased person that is trying to come through attempts to give information to validate to the client that it is indeed them. This particular deceased person decided to send me a scent. It was the most horrible smell I've ever smelled. It was so difficult to try to convey to the client what it was that I was smelling because it was something like I have never experienced before and quite frankly, I don't want to experience it again. The psychic ability of clairalience is great but it was that particular scent that was not. I could only describe it as death but that was hard for me to say to my client. I asked the spirit for more information because I couldn't tell my client something so insensitive. The spirit showed me a flash of a picture of them on the sofa of a living room but they were not alive. They looked in very bad condition. It looked like an elderly man and I heard the word grandfather. I conveyed to my client that I was in contact with an elderly person - perhaps his grandfather but I saw him on a sofa just lying there. I did say that I did get a very foul odor that seemed to be associated with this scene. The man told me that his grandfather passed away over a week before anyone discovered his body on the sofa in his home so the smell was decomposition. He said the smell was unbearable.
Quite a while back, my daughter told me that she kept smelling something burning so I checked the entire house from top to bottom but nothing was burning. No one else smelled it but her. She told me this several times the same day and night and then again the next day and night. She said she only smelled it in the house on the lower level. The next night, my son's television caught on fire and he ran it out of the house before it got out of hand then put the fire out. This was a case of precognition clairalience which is even more rare.
Another kind of clairalience that my daughter possesses is the ability to smell fear on animals. She can smell the fear as well as sense it.
Here is a story about a person with an experience she had in a cemetery. She writes, " I walked over a grave and realized that I had walked on the person. I apologized and quickly got off. Coming back to it I noticed a strong floral perfume smell. I looked around and there was no one or any flowers anywhere near. No flowers or bushes were in bloom at this cold time of year. I continued walking and the smell stopped as sharply as it had begun. I was curious and walked back past this same plot; again the smell hit me. It was like an older woman was there with me. I looked at the grave marker, it was the one I had apologized to and it belonged to an elderly woman."
Another person wrote, I was visiting my best friend and her family. My friend wanted me to meet this guy that she had a crush on. We went over to his house. He was middle class, clean cut and friendly. When I shook his hand I …had visions…I guess. I saw blood, and terror, and for a second I smelled an overwhelming odor of sweat. I just knew he was bad. I convinced my friend that we should leave immediately…and that she should not have anything to do with him. I left a few days later. A week after the incident the guy had killed his brother's wife, who was 7 months pregnant. This is such a tragic story.
I would just like to add that there are other things that a person can psychically smell as well. They can smell a person's scent - like a pet can or they can smell colors, sounds, and energy. The brain puts our minds into a box that says it needs to make common sense but that box keeps us from experiencing life and branching out to see what we are really capable of. So break out of your box and explore the superhuman that you really are. If you smell something that just doesn't smell right or gives you that pit in your stomach, pay attention because you are probably picking up something with your senses that shouldn't be ignored.
Love, light and blessings.
I'm Cher, a psychic, paranormal investigator, extensive paranormal researcher, spiritual teacher, intuitive counselor, hypnotist of past life regression,writer, exorcist in training and founder of PsychicMyst Paranormal. I have over 35 years of total professional experience.