I only recently found out this was a 'thing', since trying scrying. I was going into trance, and hearing things. I haven't been able to get much sense out of it yet, and I haven't practiced in a while, because I'm having issues with my eyes, so I want to make sure they're ok, first.
Anyway, it's been good for me to read this topic, because it's making me realise other times in my life where clairaudience was occurring.
I remember from when I was about 15-16, I'd leave home in the morning to go to school. As soon as I left the house, I would get one song in my head for that day. It was always something in the top 40. It might be a song I liked, or hated, didn't matter. I think most days, the songs were different. Anyway, that song would play on loop in my mind, all day long. Right up until I walked home, and came back into my house. I'd race over to my stereo, eager to turn it on, and I'd always think, 'I bet THAT song will be on the radio!' and if the song had been persistent all day, strongly, it was the song playing on the radio as soon as I turned it on! There were days when I didn't have a strong song in particular, and on those days, obviously, nothing exciting happened when I turned the radio on when I got home. At the time, I knew nothing about this stuff, but I always thought (remembering I was a teen), 'oh, how fun! Isn't life WEIRD?' lol.
I think in my 20's, when I was really busy working several jobs, particularly if I was rushing around a lot, the same thing started to happen again, but I was so busy I didn't really have time to process what was going on.
I also remember in my mid 20's, that I was at a group function, and this sleazy, much older guy cornered me away from everyone. I knew I didn't trust him, and he was being blatantly creepy towards me. He asked if we could go away somewhere later for coffee/tea. I agreed, because I was scared not to, and I suppose, being put on the spot, I just spoke first and then kicked myself.
Because he thought he'd 'secured' the date with me, he left me alone in the crowd. For a minute, I happened to be sitting on a chair by myself, just eating something. A calm, but stern voice (in my head) said to me, 'you're not going ANYWHERE with him!' and I knew I wouldn't. I knew I had to tell him I couldn't go, and he wouldn't like it, but I also got this message, not through sound, but through a very calm feeling that came over me, that told me, if I stayed with this crowd of people, THEY would keep me safe, because they'd be able to hear and see me. Of course, when I did tell him I had changed my mind, he didn't like it. He started raising his voice, and all the people at the function turned their heads to see what was happening, and everyone nearby by me who could hear it, started inching closer and closer to me, as if ready to step straight in!
One thing that surprises me about this thread, is the idea of sending it out to others. I had no idea that was possible! I'll have to think about that one, and see what I could do
Also, I've mentioned before on here, that I hear things when I'm reading my cards. Although, I did assign songs to each tarot card, initially to help me to remember meanings if I got stuck. I seemed to know that would work for me. So, of course, many times, I will hear the song of the card, or I might hear a different song that I hadn't pre-assigned, but is just perfect for that card, for that day. Or, I will hear sayings, which often end up becoming more than just a saying, if I take the time to listen, but also if I'm in a good, receptive sort of state.
Also, I don't know if I could ever 'hear' someone's thoughts, but I do know when people speak to me, sometimes if someone says something, a voice might interrupt in my head and say, 'bullshit! She's lying!' or other such things.
And when I think about it, when I was dating in my 20's, say I'd be on a date, and we'd be chatting, I would have thoughts about what I was going to say next, and then they'd say it, and I'd be blown away, or I would say what they were about to. It was hard, because we're programmed to think that being so in sync with one another instantly means it's love, or he's 'the one', lol! So, I did get my heart broken a few times, and it was hard, because I honestly thought these connections were so unique! After a few years of this, I realised it wasn't unique at all. But, I didn't question it. It's very interesting to look back on it now, though.
This thread is teaching me a lot; thank you