What Are Spiritual Chills? Spirit Guides, Claircognizance, and Energetic Downloads 🪄

Spiritual chills. Sounds so mysterious, right? Recently, I have been seeing more and more people talk about this phenomenon and I was surprised to see that there is barely any information about it online. This topic has been on my mind for about a year and I think it’s about time we talk about it and share our experiences.

Let’s open our minds!


If you are reading this post, chances are, you know what I’m talking about when I say ‘spiritual chills’. If you have no idea what you got yourself into, buckle up. This one’s an interesting one. I can only ask you to keep an open mind.

Spiritual chills feel like random energetic downloads. To me, it almost always feels like a current of electricity flowing through my physical body and it always ends with a shake. Imagine getting tased by somebody or a dog getting up from a nap and shaking it off. However, your spiritual chills may feel different to you than they do to me. Some people describe them as simple goosebumps or even chills concentrated on a particular body part. There is no right or wrong. 

You will intuitively know when you are experiencing spiritual chills. We indeed go through similar sensations because of outside conditions like weather. We also experience ‘mental chills’ from a motivational speech or music. It is up to you to discern if something feels completely random from a logical point of view. It is up to you to connect to your intuition and know that there is a deeper meaning behind it all.

If you find the topic of spiritual chills curious, you might want to check out my post about etheric wings. 


There are many different reasons why you may be experiencing spiritual chills. Again, I ask you to trust your intuition. We can guide each other, but your intuition will always hold the final answer. 

Spiritual chills are almost always a sign of guidance. Everything around us is energy. Everything holds a certain vibration. Therefore, when a higher frequency enters your energetic field, your body will sometimes show physical signs. This is especially true for those who are in touch with their spiritual Self. We can raise our sensitivity massively through various practices such as meditation, yoga, journaling, prayer, and many more. 


In the spiritual community, it is said that we experience chills when our Spirit Guides are trying to communicate with us. Notice when you experience unusual sensations like these. Are they completely random? What kind of thoughts you were having at that moment? 

Let’s say you were talking to somebody and suddenly got spiritual chills, tune into that. Did it feel like a warning? Perhaps your Spirit Guides wanted to emphasize something that person said. Another possibility is you having a thought and your Spirit Guides nodding in agreement. For example, you may feel like the person is trying to manipulate you and suddenly you get an energetic download. That is probably your Guides trying to gently let you know that you are right.

These nudges can occur during meditation, prayer, or any other meditative activity as well. Remember to always pay attention to your thoughts. It will help you discern the meaning of your chills. If you are going through a very tough period in your life, these energetic downloads may simply mean that your Guides are trying to let you know ‘we’re here for you’. 


I want to spend more time discussing spiritual chills as energetic downloads. I have noticed that I frequently experience this sensation whenever I sit down for my yoga practice and take the time to tune in. Moreover, spiritual chills often visit me during my meditation or Reiki sessions. When this happens, I take the time to ask myself whether it’s a particular sign or an energetic download in its simplest form.

Sometimes there is no need to ponder on it. You will find that at times, your spiritual chills will feel like an energetic transaction that merges your physical, emotional, mental, and physical bodies into a union. In this day and age, it is natural that we are not always grounded or connected to the Source. At times, our physical body is doing one thing and our Spirit is busy doing something else. We run on autopilot. When we take the time to tune in, slow down, and become mindful of the present moment, at that moment, we no longer live in double-vision. The way I like to imagine it is as if your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies finally fit perfectly on top of each other. That is the moment of pure magic.

There are many other instances when you might feel spiritual chills running through your body. For example, you may experience an energetic download when picking up a particular crystal. Listen to that as it may mean that your body responds positively to it. Perhaps the frequency and energy of that stone are needed at this very moment.

You may experience spiritual chills when picking your new home. Pay attention to it. Does it feel like a ‘yes’ or a very solid ‘no’? Remember, energetic downloads are a form of guidance. 


Spiritual chills may be a sign of claircognizance. If you experience them very frequently, I would dare to say that it most definitely is a sign of your superpower. Claircognizance means ‘clear knowing’. All of us share the gift of intuition and we can develop it if we choose to. However, some people are more naturally open to it and they often experience energetic downloads that guide them through various situations. You simply know without knowing. 

There is much more that could be said about this beautiful gift, however, I will leave for the next time. 


Spiritual chills may serve as a warning or a sign of positive energy, much like an ‘aha!’ moment. However, even though they sometimes carry a warning, you must remember that it is always for your Highest Good. If these energetic downloads make you feel icky, take note of that. Does it relate to a person, your thoughts, experience or thing? View them as a ‘STOP’ sign that helps you navigate the road. Without road signs and markings it would be quite difficult to drive without getting into an accident. Therefore, always remember that spiritual chills come from your intuition. And your intuition is connected to the Divine.

Hopefully, by now, you understand the phenomenon of spiritual chills better. Continue trusting your heart and never forget, you are not alone! If we are going crazy, at least we are doing it together haha!


  • hi great video thanks for sharing!!! for me I get spiritual chills and goosebumps when I share energy with a like minded person and or I am speaking someone’s truth or I feel like I’m getting a download when I’m talking to a friend about there problems and when I get those chills I’m in the middle of validating someone and helping them understand why they are in that situation and what might help them and I so.etimes get them really intense and it’s great and sometimes they come very specific when I’m speaking my truth or someone else’s truth …I’ve always wounderd what my gift was …I guess this is clarification that I am most definitely connected 😊💖

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