I was recently at a local vegetarian restaurant in my town where I frequently go. At the meal I was served water, which I drank. It had the delightful taste of rose, as well as the smell of roses. I was thrilled as I enjoy having rose water placed in drinks such as the East Indian sweet lassi. I was happy that they had added this special elixir to my plain old water!
As I left, I thanked the staff for adding it. One of them looked at me with a comically blank look of "what are you talking about?". The lady who served the water stated that all that was added was lemon. No rose water--no rose anything!
I then realized that I had had an experience with two at once of what the field of parapsychology calls the "clairs".
We may be more familiar with the usual clairs: clairvoyance (psychic seeing), clairaudience (psychic hearing), clairsentience (empathic feeling) and claircognizance (psychic knowing). But did you know that there are two others a little more rare but becoming more familiar to us? They are clairgustance, and clairsentist or clairalience.
Clairgustance has to do with receiving a message from the spiritual realm through the sense of taste. You may be able to taste something that you have not eaten or even been near.
Clairscentist or clairalience allows a person to smell a fragrance or odor from another realm. It is akin to the gift of clear taste or clairgustance.
Usually it is one gift or another to experience at once. In my case, I got to have both occur together.
An unexpected delight and a reminder that there are so many experiences beyond our normal daily events that we may tap into to enrich our lives!
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