The spiritual community loves to discuss the unique ways practitioners can interact with energy. Conversations about clairvoyance, claircognizance, clairaudience and more fill the spiritual space, but often leave practitioners feeling confused about what their spiritual gift is.
There are six primary spiritual gifts, one for each of our physical sense (and an extra for our sixth sense, or intuition). Everyone has a primary spiritual gift, or a way of interacting with energy that is strongest in their practice, but often a practitioner might resonate with multiple gifts. The more you practice and deepen your skill, the more spiritual gifts you may uncover! So, what are the spiritual gifts?
Clairvoyance is the ability to perceive things in the spiritual realm with your Third Eye. Seeing energy is where you shine! As a child, you might have had an imaginary friend or seen things that weren't there, but that gives you the ability to interact with energy (and Reiki!) through your intuitive eyes!
Clairaudience Clairaudience is the ability to hear messages or words from the spiritual realm. You probably always have a song stuck in your head and struggled to be quiet as a child. As a Reiki practitioner, you have the ability to tap into the Spirit realm to receive words and wisdom for yourself and your clients!
Clairgustiance is the ability to interact with the spiritual world through your sense of taste. As a child, you may have loved to bake or try new food, and as an adult you are probably a self-proclaimed foodie! As a Reiki practitioner, this gift may seem like it doesn't have a lot to offer, but pay attention! When you start tasting things during a session, there is a message there for you or your client! Have the courage to find it!
So now that you know the spiritual gifts, you may be wondering… how do I develop mine?
At ReikiCafe University, we are passionate about helping Reiki practitioners deepen their skill and connection with their spiritual gifts through our online courses. But there are many ways to develop your spiritual gits on your ow
1. Express Gratitude! When we first experience our spiritual gifts, we tend to brush them aside, thinking that other people experience more or what we experienced didn’t mean anything. But when we do this, we effectively tell the Divine, ‘Sorry, not good enough.’ This doesn’t exactly lend itself to furthering our spiritual skills or awareness!
Instead, whenever we experience connection with the energy, however it looks, express gratitude! Taking a moment to acknowledge the experience and be thankful for receiving it goes a long way. Instead of shutting the Universe down, you’re saying, ‘Thank you for this gift! I am working to be aware of it’, which opens up a world of possibilities!
Sometimes our spiritual gifts whisper before they yell, and we have to be ready to hear them.
2. Stop Should-ing On Yourself We often tell ourselves that other practitioners do it better, feel more, see more, are more advanced, or more skilled, and we use this to put ourselves down. We tell ourselves that we should be doing better, or more, and this way of thinking often leads us to abandon our spiritual tasks entirely, feeling like we aren’t worthy or good enough.
But the reality is there is no ‘should’ when it comes to your spiritual gifts! Energy shows up for different people in different ways, and there is no right way to experience a spiritual gift. Give yourself the grace to put the shoulds aside and step into curiosity instead. Don’t compare yourself to others, but instead focus on what is showing up for you. How is Spirit interacting with you, and how can you reciprocate?
Tune in to the video companion for this blog to learn more about your spiritual gifts and how to strengthen them!
3. Practice! Your spiritual gifts are like a muscle. The more you practice, the stronger it gets! Put yourself in positions to be open to energy and notice how it shows up for you. Remember, don’t pooh-pooh small experiences- you have to start somewhere!
Practice self-Reiki and pay attention to the sensations you experience. Go on a walk in nature and notice what attracts your attention. Meditate and see what awareness comes through! Take our spiritual gifts quiz to give yourself a head start.
Once you know your primary spiritual gift, you can work to develop it daily. Are you clairvoyant? Practice picturing the energy you are working with (even if it feels like you are making it up)! Clairaudient? Pay attention to the lyrics in the song stuck in your head, and notice why they’re significant. Clairgustiant? Let your intuition guide you in the kitchen to create a new dish! Whatever your spiritual gift, give yourself the space to let it come through. The more you practice, the easier it will be! What's your spiritual gift? Let us know in the ReikiCafe Community Facebook Group! All the love, Isabel Wells ReikiCafe University Director