The antidote for doubt is clarity, the light of understanding that illuminates the dark corners of our life so we see the path before us clearly and free of obstacles. Clarity is the answer to all of our questions, the knowing that releases all fear and with it comes the freedom to move forward unencumbered. But clarity comes at a price that includes acceptance, release, forgiveness, and stepping into our own power. While clarity will help solve all of our problems, it demands much from us in the way of how we look at ourselves and others, whether we are connected to our understanding through ego or spirit and how much we really want it. Sometimes it is easier to wander in the dark than it is to walk powerfully into our own light.
Are we asking for clarity from the ego or from spirit? From the ego, having clarity means that we get what we want, when we want it and how we want it. We often want clarity to show us where we are worthy and deserving, no matter what happens or what others do. The ego’s clarity answers the question ‘why’ through justification of its position, beliefs, values and perceptions. So if we don’t get those things we stay in the dark because we have drawn a straight line to clarity that does not allow any alternate options.
Clarity from spirit is open to all options. It requires spiritual and emotional maturity, acceptance of ourselves and of others in all situations, it easily moves from ‘why’ to ‘what’, knowing that there is a divine purpose to all things. It remembers that we are responsible for what happens in our life, down to the most minute detail. Spirit’s clarity is based on trust and faith in a benevolent Universe that is our partner in manifestation, not our enemy. And it is detached, observant and loving.
It is hard to accept clarity when we receive it while facing our greatest challenges. How can we be responsible for so much drama, fear and lack? We ask for clarity but what we really want is an explanation, a reason we can accept, a solution, someone or something else to blame and an outcome we can live with. But the clarity we receive often gives us none of those. It points itself back to us and reminds us that we have the solution, the clarity we want is within and we have to spend more time looking for it.
Clarity solves our problems by revealing the true nature and purpose of our life path, the lessons we need to learn and the understanding that is part of our mastery journey. We are often disappointed by clarity because it is often presented as a number of clues that we must then put together and find our own clarity. It would be wonderful if we asked for clarity and were presented with a perfect picture of what we needed to learn from that experience. But that would only satisfy the ego in that moment. What would we learn and how would that help us in the future? We have to ask whether we are asking for clarity or just want someone to tell us what to do?
If we ask for clarity we must be prepared to see all aspects of the truth, even those things we do not want to know. This is where we battle with the ego’s desire for acceptance and validation. With clarity, for example, we gain peace from knowing that the relationship we are trying so hard to create is the wrong one for us and move on. But the ego will use the clarity it receives to try other tactics, not wanting to acknowledge that someone simply does not want to connect with us. The more detached we can be, the easier it is to have clarity because without detachment we will block ourselves from the understanding that will help us release those things which prevent us from having the joy, peace and love that we desire. Can we override our ego’s need for acceptance and ask for clarity, knowing that the answer we receive will simply be the truth that we can use to understand this part of our journey?
Being able to ask for and receive clarity and all of its truth is a sign that we have evolved beyond needing to know so that we can validate ourselves by knowing ‘why’, and move into the realm of ‘what’, what do we need to know, what is really happening, what is our lesson in this situation and what are we trying to heal. Are we really ready for the truth? We will get it with clarity and then we can decide whether we really want to move forward on our path or not. Clarity will give us all of the answers, it’s up to us to decide what we will do with them. Give yourself the gift of clarity and then you will know the truth of who you are, your purpose, lessons and the evolution into love and mastery that your soul has been preparing you for.
The Path of Clarity