When you were a small child, you might have been told to not stare at people, especially strangers, because it was impolite.
You might have wondered what the big deal was – you were just looking, after all.
If you’ve ever been stared at by a little kid, you know the feeling of being seen.
When that child looks at you, he is using his clairvoyance to see the real you, and isn’t judging you the way that older people do when they look. She isn’t worried about your skin color, or what you are wearing, or what kind of car you’re driving. He doesn’t care about your economic standing, what neighborhood you’re from, or what school you attend.
A young child has the permission that you may no longer have: permission to look and see you clearly.
Children aren’t born judging what they see, they are simply looking. They don’t learn to judge until well meaning, ignorant, or frightened adults tell them that they aren’t looking correctly because they aren’t judging.
We are taught from our earliest days how to judge others, and that we should do so. We are taught who is good and who is bad, and what they look like.
This is called ‘programming’, and we all have it. Our early training in the art of judging what we are seeing can get in the way of our being able to see clearly.
Some of this programming comes in through popular media, so it’s seen as ‘true’ and ‘real’. For example: for many years, many of the bad or mean characters in Disney comics and movies had dark skin, while the good guys were all light skinned.
You can have your own ability to see clearly back again, if you want to that is.
We change our programming when we decide to look for ourselves instead of allowing others to tell us what we are seeing. The deal with seeing what’s really going on is, now that you can see clearly, what do you do with what you are seeing?
Clairvoyance is a human ability, a natural ability that we humans are born with.
Using your own clairvoyance is like being a detective. It’s being able to ask questions about what you are seeing, and to look at the answers without judging them. People who look directly right through you are unnerving. People who don’t play by the social niceties are sometimes uncomfortable to be around.
Nobody will see what is right in front of them if they do not want to do so.
Can you see the following people clearly: your boss, teachers, family, good friends, local government officials?
Do you have permission to see authority figures clearly? As we have seen by the economic collapse in the U.S. in recent years, it pays to see clearly. Oh yes, and that war in Iraq that we were lied to about, and the health insurance industry’s abuses, and so many government officials who lie until the lie becomes a new ‘truth’. Programming again.
These are some of the many reasons why it’s hard to see clearly. Because now that you can see all of this, what do you do about it?
Our spiritual evolution now is all about seeing clearly, as well as being seen. We are living in a time of clairvoyance.
What do you want to see for yourself? How about being able to see your own strengths and power clearly? How about being able to see others for who they really are? Once you begin to do this, you won’t want to put the blinders on yourself again.
“After all, the true seeing is within.” –George Eliot, Middlemarch