A few days ago, I witnessed a discussion between friends about the theme of Clairvoyance. This was, of course a superficial and disinterested discourse between friends during coffee. One of them spoke about the siddhis (the occult powers developed by yogis as a result of many years of struggles and practice), and claimed to possess this ability. This was, of course, enough to understand that this person was speaking rubbish. But it reminded me of an ex-fellow of the group who once asked our mentor what Clairvoyance is. This opened a discussion which brought a clearer understanding of its possibility.
The word Clairvoyance has the meaning “seeing clearly”. So, it is a capacity to see what others usually are unable to see. Obvious, of course! But there are many persons, especially in the field of the New Age, who claim to have this ability, to be able to see a “parallel reality”. Indeed, some of them explain that this is a “natural” ability. But, if it is “natural”, why is it so rare? This brings me to the only possible answer: they are (consciously or unconsciously) lying. That’s all!!
In the last few years, this word “clairvoyant” has been used in dozens of different ways, but essentially a clairvoyant is an individual capable of activating his physical senses, to “see” an immaterial reality.
There are many pages on internet related to this topic, so we’ll reveal here an alternative explanation related to the above mentioned discussion with our mentor. He brought us to draw the explanation by ourselves, and this was the common answer we achieved beginning from the meaning of the words: “seeing clearly”: from this point of view, the higher, deepest and objective form of clairvoyance is the true vision of reality. The ability to take a look into the world of the so-called “paranormal” field can be an interesting and unique experience, there is no doubt. And this also demonstrates that the human brain has incredible and not yet explored abilities. But such ability does not lead necessarily to some greater wisdom or to a better understanding of reality.
A true Clairvoyance could be considered the mind’s enlightenment, or better, the enlightenment of consciousness. If an individual realizes himself and achieves an objective view of reality, he is also able to “see” clearly beyond the mists of any illusion.
That is all. This is Clairvoyance as interpreted by me.
Any other kind or form of such ability could be understood as having two sides, as the two sides of the same coin: one can ease the path to a greater understanding, and the other to the path of a greater illusion. The so-called “opening” of these hidden faculties without an appropriate human spiritual and inner maturity, is often a cause of sufferings and confusion. But, of course, there are not absolute rules, even for this topic.