How do you know when you’ve reached clarity? The key to clarity is certainty. You are certain.
Certainty is a sense, a knowing, and as such, it is often tagged to the physical senses. How do you know you are certain? You see it, hear it or feel it, or sometimes a combination of two of these, or even all three.
You can experience certainty via having your mental picture of the thing come into focus. You may be trying to get to clarity about what you are creating and you may be struggling with the mental picture. Then suddenly—voila! The picture you have formed of it in your mind comes into sharp, clear focus and you know that you are certain: this is, in fact, what you want. You know because you’ve seen it.
Similarly, you may hear certainty. You may be developing what you want by telling yourself a story about it. You may hear the finale of the story and get clarity that yes, this is indeed, what you want. Or, you may hear a sort of ring or other sound in your head that lets you know when you’ve got it right.
And similarly also, you may feel certainty in your body. It can be internal, like butterflies in the stomach, or external, like the hair standing up on the back of your neck. It may be a wonderful, warm feeling in the pit of your gut or it may be a feeling of being solidly rooted to the ground when you think about this thing you are creating. For some it is a sensation of something clicking into place, the feeling of a perfect fit.
Some people experience certainty in two of these sense modes at once, or will use one mode to confirm another. For some it is a matter of making a mental picture that then comes into focus and is confirmed by the sound of a bell in their head. For others it may be a mental picture followed by a kinesthetic “click.” And some people will wait for all three modes of internal sensory experience to agree before they feel certain of a thing.
I highly recommend becoming aware of how you use these internal sense modes to arrive at a sense of certainty, because it can speed the process tremendously. (Neuro-linguistic programming is the best tool I know of for studying yourself this way and here is a link to the site of a group in Marin County, California who are doing wonderful things with it.)
Coming up soon, a look at the second Power Tool of Manifestation.