Clearing your mind just takes a few steps.
The ‘three clairs’ are about perception: clairvoyance (the ability to see), clairaudience (to hear), and clairsentience (to feel) all involve an ability to perceive in an unusually sensitive way. While more developed in some than others, we all have these capacities in us. So if the “clairs” are inherent, how do we strengthen them?
Meditation is an excellent aid in this process. Through stilling the mind, we become more perceptually sensitive; we see, hear, and feel more clearly than what is considered “normal.”
Imagine a clear glass jar filled with water, with an inch of sand resting on its bottom. This jar is our mind and the water is the natural clarity of our mind. Most of us disturb this clarity with busyness and thinking. We shake that jar from dawn to dusk, stirring up the sand and muddying our inherently clear minds.
Meditation helps us stop that shaking. Our minds stabilize and settle as we meditate, letting the sand come to rest, restoring the clarity that lets us see, hear, and feel in a precise fashion - bringing us back to those three clairs.
How does one meditate? The first thing we need to do is commit to engaging this practice on a regular basis. Decide, for instance, that five days a week you’re going to sit down for five minutes. Then, after you have minimized the distractions in your environment, follow these four easy steps:
1. Sit in a comfortable fashion: A posture that allows a good sense of connection with the seat underneath. Let your spine lift in an easy but upright way.
2. Take a few moments to feel the body. How does it feel? There is no right answer to this; it’s an open inquiry. Then tune in more specifically to areas of relaxation in the body; then areas of tension—just feel.
3. Bring your attention to the sensation of the breath at the edge of your nostrils. Feel the breath moving in and out. Encourage your mind to stay here, but understand it will wander. When this occurs come back to the breath, that feeling at the edge of the nostrils.
4. As you continue, notice how your wild mind stabilizes. Notice the sensation of settling in the body. Notice the relaxation. This is the shaking beginning to slow and stop; the sand falling to rest. All of which is indicative of your mind returning to its natural clarity.
With time and practice, you will find this clarity flowing into your life. You will see what’s not been noticed at work, hear what’s not being said, feel what others are not (apparently) feeling. You are strengthening your ‘clair’-ity’, a basic human ability.
By Neil x8418