or – why is Clarity here?
I’ve been running Clarity now for some eight years, so this post’s probably about eight years overdue. What can I say? I’m a bit slow at times. Also, hopefully some things have got clearer for me since 2000.
Why is Clarity here?
Because I want to share an awareness of being at home.
This something I naturally knew as a child, started to forget somehow in my early 20s, and that Yi’s been re-teaching me ever since. It’s not easy to put into words, but as I understand it it goes something like this:
“Yes, you do belong here. You’re at home in your life. Your whole self is at home here in this creation, and can grow and find complete expression and fulfillment here. ‘Here’ is altogether bigger and more spacious than we can conceive of, and there is deeper meaning woven through it all. Connection to spirit – reaching through ‘reasons why’ and ‘life purpose’ and out beyond all of that – is not just one segment of the life balance pie chart; it’s the circle itself.”
This kind of spiritual awareness is absolutely personal; it runs through the core of your being, and different people voice it in spectacularly different ways. But there is some constant, shared sense of a huge-intimate belonging-connection… (Someone help me out with the words for this, please…)
I want everyone to have this awareness – and of course it’s not something I can give to anyone.
What I can do – and what I’m trying to do here – is to provide all I can of what’s needed to make it accessible, so people can put down their own roots into their own earth. This is where Yi comes in, of course, because it’s an extraordinary way of profound connection.
There’s the instant of realisation in the individual reading that ‘this answer is talking to me’. That’s more than just an ‘aha!’ moment about the answer; it works at a deep level quite independently of the insight you glean from the actual content of the reading. And there’s also the way that ongoing conversation with the oracle fosters a constant, steady awareness of flowing connection.
Moreover, both of these – the instant of clarity, and the sustained light – happen in and through the ordinary stuff of daily life. You can divine about your purchase decisions, your career, your business, your relationships, your family, your emotional and spiritual development, where to live, why your computer isn’t working… and the connection flows through all these things. Artificial boundaries between ‘spirit’ and ‘other’ become completely unsustainable.
My guiding hexagram for the coming year is 2, the Earth. So this post is my ‘direction to go’, my idea of where I want to be. In the spirit of hexagram 2, it (naturally) doesn’t follow that I know exactly how to get there: rather, I’m out looking for guidance and ways to be of service.
One thing that does occur to me: I can provide fuller support for the whole reading process (not only the ‘interpreting’ part) by going ‘southwest’ and joining forces with other people. Yi’s guiding principle for Clarity this year:
‘With truth and confidence, hence bound together.
Rich in your neighbour.’
(Hence the partnership with Eliana Gilad on its first phase, ‘opening the space’ – see this survey.)
…I don’t have a tidy way to round off this post…