“On a clear day
Rise and look around you
And you’ll see who you are
On a clear day
How it will astound you
That the glow of your being
Outshines every star”
And so start the lyrics to the theme song from the musical “On a Clear Day”. Some of you may know the story of Daisy the young woman who is clairvoyant and a psychiatrist decides to study her. It is one of my favorite movies (although not critically acclaimed) with Barbra Streisand and I highly recommend watching it if you have not as it is great fun. But to make a long story short with hypnotism previous lives are revealed and she begins to truly appreciate who she is in this lifetime.
As that song came to mind for me (and isn’t interesting how things pop into our consciousness when they do) I realized the truth of the words as far as my journey goes and I suspect the journey of many others. At some point we experience a dark night of the soul that finally pushes us to want joy rather than pain as we grow tired of the drama and trauma. So we begin reading, taking classes, learning to breathe, learning to meditate, asking questions and often demanding answers. In many ways we are still in a stage of struggle although we are learning and growing. We feel hopeful much of the time and just know “the answer” is right around the corner. With the next book, the next class we will know Truth. Amazingly we also often draw the right teacher and/or experience to us at just the right time.
And then at some point an opening occurs in our heart and we get a glimpse of the beautiful soul we are. And although our ego may try to fight it we have more and more frequent glimpses. For me there were many moments on a long journey but I do believe there was a moment, “a clear day” when I rose within myself and saw, truly saw the magnificent creature I am. It was as though the few dark clouds left covering the sun moved on and I saw a flawless sky. Unbelievable joy and appreciation wrapped itself around me as I sang and danced and laughed. There is still so much gratitude for all the experiences of my life that have brought me to see who I am. It is astounding and at the same time it makes so much sense.
That does not mean I do not still have human doubts at times or never get irritated. But what I am discovering is that those times come less often and when they do for the most part they fly through quickly and peace returns. I walk around my house often in a semi dance or sashaying state which is someone of a hoot since I have no real sense of rhythm. But it sure is fun! The funny part is I am amazed at where I am now every day. It is not something you “get used to” and treat as a habit. It is a celebration of most days. Gratitude flows freely.
As you walk your journey never give up. There comes a point where you allow your soul to inform you. When that happens you are never allowed to go back and you are given support after support even when you do not realize what is going on. May you have many “clear days” as you travel your path.
Do your experience clear days? If so, what is it like for you? If not what questions do you have about the process? Are you willing to allow yourself to be joyful?