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 😊💖

    • I’m so glad you replied Charlene! I too get “spiritual truth” numbs when I am speaking of mine or a client’s truth (never named or to specific for confidentiality) . My arm hairs remind me that yes those experiences were real and beautiful for the client and then for the person I am speaking with to witness. I appreciate that you use them for clarification of being connected. I suppose I do to but reading your comment makes it all the more validated. I’m happy to know I’m not the only one who gets the “spiritual truth” bumps

  • I can honestly say at first I didn’t know where these chills are coming from I though maybe I’m just cold and I need to some warm to wear.

    I’m currently on a journey of learning, reading more to get better understanding and what is happening within me and my surroundings.

    I’m glad I came across this page fruitful insights and information. for someone like me who is new to this spiritual awakening journey I have accepted it and open to the process , I’m so anxious at the same time is I don’t know what ahead of me but im up for the challenge.

    • So sorry for my late response! 🙏 I feel that it’s okay to have anxious thoughts and feel a certain level of uncertainty, especially in today’s climate 🙂 it’s the outlook/perspective that can truly allow you to use all of those feelings for growth and I certainly feel like you’re on the right track when it comes to that! I hope your year has been going great 😇

  • Hi I’ve been really cold. The chills are constant. I’m also going thorough a lot and experienced them more after I researched what it meant here. I feel like there’s constant dialogue, contact and transfers between source and I

  • I have been experiencing spiritual chills when I think of my husband that died in October of 2021. At night while lying in bed I start to feel guilty that I couldn’t save him or that I wasn’t with him when he died. I ask for a sign if he is still with me and then I get these spiritual chills like my whole body is shaking that starts at my feet and then gets more intense as it goes up my body. I just wish I knew what or if he is trying to communicate with me or if he is trying to tell me something.

    • Hello, dear Michele ☀️ I’m so sorry for not replying to your message any sooner. I’m not going to pretend that I know all the answers, but if my friend would come up to me and tell me this story, I would simply let them know that I think these experiences are really beautiful. That we do not know why or how certain things happen, especially the ones as multidimensional as yours. I know how much pain can be felt within these experiences, but I hope that they have brought you joy as well. Simply listen with your heart and do not force yourself trying to put the experience into words. My heart goes out to you, I am so sorry for your loss. 🤍

  • Everytime ive got chills ive felt like whatever just happened hit me right in the soul, so thats what ive started to describe it as💜

  • Hello Greetings Dear There is something I have been battling with for years now about the sensation of goosebumps that keeps happening to me often and I have searched to really know what’s causing it 😔atimes I feel them while I’m already asleep with fear I would wake up I’m still confused if I’m really possessed or it’s my divine calling

    • Hello! Apologies for my late reply 🙏 It is difficult to give any advice without having a full picture. My first thought would be to try and understand where the fear stems from and then try to work around it. Most importantly, do not let these dark thoughts consume you. Not every thought is part of the real you and not every thought carries validity. I would really recommend seeing a Reiki Practitioner who would be able to bring balance to your energy points safely 😇 Sending love and light!

  • I’ll be at work just sitting alone and I get the spiritual chills? I believe and I always feel comforted, but I asked myself what I need to do. Pray for always wonder what Is Gid trying to tell me

  • I think I’m being haunted. I thought I heard my wife cheating on me and when the noises stopped I got chills like I just got sapped of energy. We live real close to a grave yard and I take Ritalin, which I believe makes me more susceptible to this kind of thing. I believe my wife has heard things too, she has come from the other room asking what some noise was, when it was completely quiet.

    • Hi, Timothy! So sorry to hear that you are experiencing something so uncomfortable in a space which is supposed to feel peaceful to you. Your intuition knows best, so if you feel like the energy is quite negative, please look into cleansing options and other ways you could improve the energy around your home. Fortunately, I have not dealt with any truly dark entities, so I don’t really have a strong advice. If something feels off, I simply ask for the energy to leave my space and wish it to go back to the Source to be transformed. I try to look at these situations with a sense of humour while I stand there talking to myself and something that I can’t really see. I feel like laughter helps immensely in these situations. Sending love and light!

  • I’m am very curious about this as I’ve recently started to meditate. I can hold this feeling for about 15 to 20 minutes now and it is the most joyous, motivating feeling I’ve ever had. In the past I experienced it quite often but not at the lengths of time as they are now. I am searching for direction in regards to this as I can almost instantly achieve the feeling. It washes over me in different parts of my body with no set pattern. Sometimes it’s focused around my head, sometimes arms, legs, chest. I absolutely love the feeling. Hope you all have a great day!!

  • Glad I came across your blog! I have experienced this for years. When I am talking to someone I know or someone I just met about I guess something that is divinely in-agreement or in alignment… I get chills all over, nothing like being cold chills but like inner chills sensation, spiritual… sometimes when I’m talking with a person after the chills have stopped, I start crying and crying and I try to stop but it keeps on coming, especially when it happens with strangers, I can feel a little embarrassed but I will tell them I know it is happy tears…☺️

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