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Clairolfaction: The Sense of Psychic Smell

Maya is a psychic medium, YouTuber and artist attuned to Usui reiki level III. She also heads a food allergy blog.

In order to understand clairolfactory senses, you have to know this fact about the sense of smell. Scientists found that scents tied to personal memories triggered the greatest amount of brain and physiological activity.

Science also discovered that olfactory receptors are not just confined in the nose. There are olfactory receptors in the heart, lungs, brain and skin which serve various physiological functions for optimizing healing. More studies are needed but there is a good possibility that one day, essential oil compounds will be integrated into medical treatments.

Psychic smells commonly include specific flowers, foods or tobacco however, any smell that triggers a memory can manifest.

Psychic smells commonly include specific flowers, foods or tobacco however, any smell that triggers a memory can manifest.

When real psychics know things that are not detectable by others, it is usually because they are reading the person's vibration. All living creatures as well as liquids, solids, gas, sound and light vibrate at a specific frequency. This frequency determines the life we have and continue to lead. Our vibratory frequency also determines what we manifest into our reality. This is a concept many need to experience to believe.

The ability to smell scents other people don't is not your imagination. Its a psychic gift known as clairolfaction.

The ability to smell scents other people don't is not your imagination. Its a psychic gift known as clairolfaction.

What Is Clairolfaction?

Clairolfaction is the psychic smelling sense which enables the psychic medium or empath to do any or all of the following:

  • Smell diseases or illnesses before they are diagnosed, presently. Sometimes future predictions tie in with scents and mediums receive messages while smelling the breath.

  • Determine vitamin deficiencies

  • Smell someone who already passed or a particular odor related to them, such as the phenomenon of smelling roses around the time of a recent death or the smell of paranormal cigarettes or phantom cigar scents.

  • Smell can also indicate to a psychic roundabouts or specifically when the person will pass.

  • Psychic smell can also indicate to the receiver whether something or someone is toxic or bad for them. This can take the form of smelling toxins in foods prior to eating or smelling a very bad scent in an environment they shouldn't be in, to the point that it becomes hard to breathe.

The Root Chakra and the Sense of Smell

There are several chakra healing techniques you can use if you want to develop or fine-tune your psychic smelling sense.

The root chakra also known as the Muladhara root chakra governs our sense of smell. Therefore, if you want to develop your clairolfaction ability, you have to heal and balance your root chakra.

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Most negative emotions stem from root chakra blockages.

Most negative emotions stem from root chakra blockages.

396Hz - Fear and Guilt Chakra (Root Chakra) For Clairolfaction

The root chakra is the chakra that resonates with the color red. The foods that are associated with this chakra are peanuts and fermented soy. (Many of you might find it interesting that I was born with anaphylaxis to peanuts and severe allergy to soy, as you can read about in my other hubs. I believe this is no coincidence, however I'm still trying to come up with the full explanation for this, although I've included some of my theories about lineage below.)

The root chakra is the chakra of security. If your sense of security or emotional, physical or psychological needs were not met in childhood, blockages within the root chakra can occur. If your own senses were threatened or told they were wrong or bad, this too creates blocks. I also believe that a child is affected within the womb of the mother and if that child is an empath, he or she takes on the same energy blockages as the mother, grandmother, grandfather, etc. I do believe that blockage patterns can and do repeat down family lineages. If scientists proved that descendants of Holocaust survivors have altered stress hormones within their DNA, wouldn't anyone who experienced severe trauma or childhood abuse carry similar stress hormones related to specific chakra blockages from recent ancestors?

This has led me to believe that our DNA is predisposed before birth to diseases related to specific chakras which were blocked due to trauma within certain ancestors.

If you want proof, think about anyone who you know that experiences health conditions or disease now. Then type into google "chakra related to" and then type in the disease you want to look up. Upon closer examination, you will find that there is a connection between the life struggles of grandparents or parents and the disease or condition that manifested in the next or subsequent generations. If it didn't? Then consider that generation very lucky!

How Does Listening to a Specific Frequency Release Blockages in Other Chakras?

To understand why this works, think about the nature of fear and guilt. Fear causes people to lie or deceive in order to avoid pain within themselves or conflict with others. Others might not have any malicious intent at all but inadvertently deny truths to themselves or others so they don't have to face anger or possible abandonment. They might not intend to lie to themselves or others but they do. This causes energetic blockages in all other chakras, especially the throat and heart, which can manifest physically as heart or immune system issues and thyroid, throat or teeth problems.

Sometimes people hold on to guilt from childhood which was not their fault. Others might have fears attached to being successful or gaining abundance. There are numerous reasons why people fear things or carry guilt over the course of a lifetime. Once they become aware of those stuffed down emotions to bring them to the surface, they gain courage to work through other emotions which might come up during the healing process.

When the root chakra flows properly, one feels safe, grounded and secure with their survival needs. Listening to this 9 tone solfeggio frequency meditation has helped me tremendously. Each number corresponds to a specific chakra or energy wheel in the body. The physical sensations you might experience during specific numbers are your blood cells moving into alignment and at a higher vibration. Since we are made of mostly water, vibrations can and do affect us at a cellular level. You might feel tingling sensations or even the same euphoric waves during frequency shifts as if you are in a car driving quickly over a hill. You might experience emotional release or epiphanies. Everyone experiences solfeggio frequencies differently. I find that musically inclined people and people who sing love solfeggio frequencies to meditate with and even hum along to because when you hum to the exact note playing, the tone seems to echo across all time and space.

Singing along to 396hz could help balance and strengthen the root chakra, because singing tones the vagus nerve.

Singing along to 396hz could help balance and strengthen the root chakra, because singing tones the vagus nerve.

Every solfeggio frequency adds up to a number that when added up as separate elements, such as 18 (1 + 8) the final result is always the number 3, 6 or 9. The solfeggio frequencies were channeled from the Numbers book of the bible and although I'm not going to get into the entire explanation you can read more about its history here.

For natural healers, working in a medical environment naturally develops the gift of clairolfaction.

For natural healers, working in a medical environment naturally develops the gift of clairolfaction.

Best Clairolfaction Professions for People Who Can Smell Disease or Energy Imbalances

If you or someone you know has clairolfactory abilities, you might wonder, "Do psychic smelling careers exist?"

Legally, only if you're a doctor or a canine! Yes, science proves that dogs can detect several types of cancer before its diagnosed!

The psychic stigma of being labeled or judged as mentally unstable is perhaps the top reason why those who have clairolfaction psychic smelling abilities or the ability to detect when someone will die don't usually talk about it or even suppress those abilities. There also are a ton of moral ethics when it comes to the topic of death or serious illness, one of which is that high vibrational psychic mediums will never actually tell someone when they will die. Many psychics are aware of the fact that planting the seed of fear in someone can actually manifest the negative prediction and make it a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Of course, psychics and medical intuitives should never diagnose diseases or serious conditions for legal reasons. But what they can do is offer a gentle push to visit the primary care physician or the right medical specialist to rule out possible issues before those issues progress. By relaying the information received, the medical intuitive can help someone live longer and possibly prevent serious consequences.

Do you have a unique experience you want to share? Have you known anyone with this ability? Feel free to comment below!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2015 Maya Marcotte


David Schildt from Arizona on September 25, 2018:

I'm now beginning to understand my abilities and just of what use they can be useful. Clairolfactory sentience happens to me. And it's very apparent. My first intense experience happened at age 21 when I returned to my parents home after college. There was a very foul scent near some tools for prayer that my father had used. I'm unsure if there was a spirit assigned to ward off enemies, but it seemed that the energy didn't want me near. Another is the smell of a man whom I met. He mind melded with me and I usually I can smell when he's near, or when he's trying to relay a message. Also it seems that there are outside influences which recognize this, and other forms of clairsentience I have, that exploit them by attracting my attention. Very distracting. Maybe overwhelming. I'm reading more Hubpages to learn what to do to put this to use.

Lisa on September 07, 2018:

I just smelled strong sweet almond scent and I was just sitting still doing some paper work. Last time this happened was several years ago when I smelled sweet spring flowers and an older friend had just died 80 miles away. ( I was later informed of this) I'm sure this is a message for me... any explanation as to what Sweet Almond stands for in a 'scent experience'?

Maya Marcotte (author) from NY on September 12, 2015:


That is actually a very good question with a very long answer. In a sentence, the third eye opens once one knows thyself. It begins with working with any imbalances in the lower chakras. For most, this takes years, even decades. I will definitely cover this question in a future hub. Thank you for reading and stopping by!

Clive Williams from Jamaica on September 12, 2015:

how do i open my third eye?

Maya Marcotte (author) from NY on September 10, 2015:


Medical intuitives and mediums with this ability usually stay under the radar so usually you will only hear about them through word of mouth within a spiritualist community. Usually the reverend of a NSAC Spiritualist church can recommend someone who specializes in this ability however, you are correct, it is very rare. Most people with this ability don't realize they have it or stifle it due to root chakra blockage which for many, is very hard to heal.

Nancy Yager from Hamburg, New York on September 10, 2015:

I have heard of this but have not met a medium who practices it.

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