Solar flares have effects on Earth's atmosphere, and on our own individual electromagnetics as well. We can see the results of the Sun-Earth interaction through the glorious auroras that shimmer and fill the skies in the higher latitudes. On a more personal level, we may be able to sense the increased activity in our personal energy fields, and also notice a new movement in life events.
If you'd like to monitor solar flares, and the current speed and density of solar winds, they're posted and updated many times throughout the day on the SpaceWeather.com website. It's an interesting exercise to see if we can finetune our extra-sensory abilities to pick up energetically what is being monitored scientifically.
Sunspots on the Sun, October 21, 2012: