Clear

1 (a): bright, luminous; (b): cloudless; (c):  free from mist, haze, or dust; (d): untroubled, serene
2: clean, pure
3 (a):  easily heard; (b): easily visible: plain; (c): free from obscurity or ambiguity: easily understood: unmistakable
4 (a):  capable of sharp discernment: keen; (b): free from doubt: sure
5: free from guile or guilt: innocent
6: unhampered by restriction or limitation: such as free of debts or charges, obstruction, contents or cargo, entanglement or contact

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Clear (v.): late 14th century, “to fill with light,” and of weather.  Meaning “make clear in the mind” is mid-15th century, as is sense of “to remove what clouds.”  Meaning “to prove innocent” is from late 15th century.  Meaning “get rid of” is from 1530s.

Meaning “to free from entanglement” is from 1590s; that of “pass without entanglement” is from 1630s.  Meaning “to leap clear over” is first attested 1791.  Meaning “get approval for” is from 1944; meaning “establish as suitable for national security work” is from 1948.

To clear (one’s) throat is from 1881; earlier clear (one’s) voice (1701).  To clear out “depart, leave” (1825), perhaps is from the notion of ships satisfying customs, harbor regulations, etc., then setting sail.   To clear up is from 1620s, of weather; 1690s as “make clear to the mind.”  Clear the decks is what is done on a ship before it moves.

 

Source: etymonline.com

Wisdom

“When your intention is clear, so is the way.” 

Alan Cohen (b. 11950, author of more than 23 inspirational books, including the best seller, "The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore" and the award-winning book, "A Deep Breath of Life")

Bio Source:

www.alancohen.com

“The clear light of science teaches us that we must be our own saviors, if we are to be found worth saving.” 

Luther Burbank (1849 -1926, American plant breeder whose prodigious production of useful varieties of fruits, flowers, vegetables, and grasses encouraged the development of plant breeding into a modern science, best known for writing, "The Harvest of the Years")

Bio Source:

www.britannica.com/biography/Luther-Burbank

“I've found that busting your ass on a daily basis to make your art good, clear, and meaningful creates the most luck.” 

Don Roff (b, 1966, writer and filmmaker)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Roff

“Once you know this kind of love, you will never question love again. You’ll know it when you see it. You’ll know it when you feel it. You will never be confused by something that is something else.” 

Kate McGahan (author of spiritual and self-help books, best known for writing "JACK McAFGHAN: Reflections on Life with my Master")

Bio Source:

www.goodreads.com/author/show/3924347.Kate_McGahan

“You must read, you must persevere, you must sit up nights, you must inquire, and exert the utmost power of your mind. If one way does not lead to the desired meaning, take another; if obstacles arise, then still another; until, if your strength holds out, you will find that clear which at first looked dark.” 

Giovanni Boccaccio (1313 -1375, Italian poet and scholar, best remembered as the author of the earthy tales in the "Decameron"; with the philosopher, Petrarch, he laid the foundations for humanism and raised vernacular literature in the Renaissance period)

Bio Source:

www.britannica.com/biography/Giovanni-Boccaccio

Meditation

“When your intention is clear, so is the way.” — Alan Cohen

 

You know that old saying: “what you seeketh, seeketh you!”  In order words, what we are searching for is searching for us.  So, we must be intentional about the clear love we attract into our lives, or we may haphazardly attract the contrast.

When our visions are clear The Greater Universe will align and support our efforts.  We only need to relax to see what is before us.

I was invited to this amazing network event and concert last night as a guest of a renown and well-respected citizen in my community.  I was a little apprehensive about it at first, though.  I hadn’t been invited to such events for a long time, and when I did I felt awkward and unproductive.  A good friend of mine reminded me that not all gatherings are for us, but it’s important to experience those in order to appreciate what is.

Before leaving my home, I meditated and said a little prayer to put myself in the right mindset of spreading the love and radiating my light.  I wanted to magnify and appreciate this wonderful opportunity and gift.  All I needed to do was to be myself and be in the vicinity of people who were also interested in knowing me.

And so… it happened, and it happened effortlessly.  My host was extremely kind and gracious.   She introduced me to people.  But, quickly I built my confidence to venture out on my own.  The room began to flow, and I didn’t have push.  I effortlessly connected with those I was meant to see, other individuals who were grateful to for a conversation.  I also fortunate to bumped into a beloved mentor and also a dear colleague I hadn’t seen for some time.

Sojourners, let us continue to be clear about what we want from Love and Life!

Faithfully Yours, Tonya

 

 

 

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