SPEAK EASY, WRITE LIGHT
As readers of my books, I expect you’ll be familiar with the ‘clairs’ – intuitive senses such as clairvoyance (seeing), clairaudience (hearing), clairsentience (knowing by feeling), etc. We all possess one or more clairs to some degree, which can be developed if we work on them.
Up to now, I had my dominant clair pencilled in as claircognizance (intuitive knowing), because when my writing flowed, it felt as if I was channelling the words. But I recently came across a clair I hadn’t heard of before – a newish kid on the block, going by the name of claireloquence. This clair has piqued my interest for obvious reasons: if writers could choose, it would definitely be a top pick.
Problem was, I couldn’t make sense of the rather sketchy definitions given on the web, so after trawling through my own notes, made over aeons at various workshops and Zoom courses, I’ve unearthed a bit more information. So here goes.
Communication comes in many forms: speech, writing, the visual arts, song, dance, music, mime. The word eloquent could be used in praise of the fine performance of any of these arts. Add in a spiritual element and we have the coining of a new adjective: claireloquent.
Everything in our universe is energy, so it’s no surprise that thoughts and words emit their own energy patterns. Claireloquence recognises the power of words – specifically, the ideal word-energy the recipient’s soul is in need of at that time. This could be, for example, a transmission of healing / a message which could help them make the right choice on a life-changing decision / a clearing and release of a dysfunctional pattern. Neither the practitioner nor the recipient may ever consciously know what has been achieved by their interaction and does not need to. Trust in the process and your mastery will grow.
I see the practice of claireloquence as a transformative act of service. And if a by-product of your act of kindness is, say, the audience staying awake during your presentation, or loving your novel, then it’s a win-win situation for speakers and writers.
I hope I’ve engaged your interest in practising this art, so let’s look at spoken conversation. The first and most important preparation is to breathe light into your heart chakra and make an intention to speak from the heart. Raising your heart light to as high a frequency as possible will be both protective and productive. It’s also important to be aware that practising claireloquence isn’t about counselling or giving advice. It works more along the lines of vocalising a word or phrase that pops into your head, trusting that it comes from a higher source, rather than being generated by your own mind, and very likely has meaning for the person you’re conversing with.
Since I’ve been practising claireloquence, I find my phone conversations with friends often take off in unexpected directions, to our mutual entertainment. Similarly, with face to face encounters, conversation seems more like a game of ping pong, with participants returning the ball instead of one of us dominating. Ordinary daily interactions like shopping, walking the dog, attending appointments, etc, are imbued with more meaning, and I’ve started using the following mantra every morning to remind me how important one’s interactions with others can be.
Today, wherever I go, I create a peaceful, loving and joyful world.
“Words are spells. When we speak, we cast magic. Are the words pure, aligned with one’s heart centre? If they’re not, they’re creating more of the vibrations we wish to protect ourselves from.” Tim Whild
Silence can be eloquent, too, so don’t be afraid of pauses. These might even work in your favour, since it’s possible that the other person could unwittingly be transmitting wisdom to you! The universe moves in mysterious ways 🙂
Here’s a tip. A sure indication that you are developing claireloquence is when, at the close of a conversation, the other person tells you: “It’s been good talking to you.”
Brevity is a great charm of eloquence – Cicero
And now to writing. As a writer, I’m only too aware of the importance of the editing process. Less is more and overwriting is a mortal sin, we’re told. Elmore Leonard, a prolific writer, boasted that he always left out the part that readers skip, avoided detailed descriptions of characters, and hated adverbs! In theory, his flawlessly pared-down prose certainly conforms to the concept of claireloquence, although he’d probably have baulked at the term. Some writers, in their turn, may baulk at his rules. I have nothing against the occasional adverb, so I’m going down the route of moderation in all things, to be on the safe side.
It might not always be pared-down, but poetry, rich in rhyme, alliteration and onomatopoeia can also carry the claireloquent effect. Whether read aloud or silently, the sound (phonology) of the words as much as their meaning is capable of resonating on an inner level in a transformative way.
With the written word it’s so easy to strike the wrong note (unlike spoken conversation, which has the advantage of tones of voice and/or facial expressions and body language). How many times has an email or text message been misinterpreted by the recipient? As with speech, it’s important to engage your heart as you consciously commit to your role before putting pen to paper or fingertip to keyboard. With luck, this will ensure perfect clarity in both personal and creative prose.
I’ve also got into the habit of engaging the attention of my throat chakra. It’s only polite, as this chakra is the seat of communication and in charge of expressing one’s truth. Shortcuts for this can be: imagining a beautiful sky-blue light enfolding your throat; holding a blue crystal; stretching your neck; singing out loud. Yodel if you like. Et voilà, you’re in business.
For a deeper dive, this YouTube video by Sonia Choquette will give you valuable insight into the heart and throat partnership and how they work together to successfully engage and develop your speaking and writing mastery.
Finally, for the advanced class, we have the star of the show – Light Language. If you haven’t experienced it I suggest consulting YouTube. There you’ll find many different dialects. The language is said to be Cosmic, from various star systems (we’re all formed from stardust, remember). I asked two Light Language channellers if they understood what they were saying and they replied that the languages have no grammar and therefore can’t be learned like an Earth language. So they don’t translate it word for word but they do get a general idea of its purpose. For example, Light Language is said to be capable of healing our original wound, activating dormant DNA, opening the third eye (seat of intuition), awakening a person’s unique gift, and revealing hidden wisdom. Light and sound codes can also be accessed via sacred geometry symbols, binaural beats (two tones with different frequencies), intuitive singing (often referred to as Pleiadian singing), mudras (yoga hand gestures), and physical movement.
After some illuminating weeks of reading round the subject, and having really enjoyed practising what I’m now preaching, here’s my short definition.
Claireloquence is an extrasensory ability enabling the practitioner to speak or write from the heart, in language which resonates energetically, for the benefit of the listener or reader, at soul level. While most day to day claireloquence will manifest in speaking or writing in the language of the listener/reader, Languages of Light – which have no written lexicon or grammar – are said to carry vast streams of enlightened energy in a way human languages cannot, transmitting powerful sound and light codes capable of wondrous feats, such as activating dormant DNA and awakening us to our true identity.
As a postcript, I must give a nod to a preoccupation of present times – the Earth’s departure from the Age of Pisces. This will make sense to anyone who’s ever sung along to, ‘This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius’ from the musical ‘Hair’. We are now entering the Age of Aquarius and those who channel Light Language believe it contains Ascension codes to help us on our way up. Up is always better than down so why not give it a listen?
To fully enter into the spirit of claireloquence, I’ve had one Light Language activation via Zoom (a channelled message specifically for me), but haven’t started speaking in tongues yet, and don’t really feel the need to. I’m happy to leave that to the experts.
When you start out on your own claireloquent journey, there’ll be trial and error but the benefits to be reaped are huge, both professionally and personally. I wish you a good flight.
FINALISTS IN THE RICHARD HARRINGTON LITERATURE CHALLENGE 2015 – report by the Watford Observer
Entries were limited to 500 words. The theme was Fairytales.
My story is entitled ‘One Wish’.
After you’ve read it, check to see if Watford Football Club (known as the Hornets), really did get promotion to the Premier League.
Recently I’ve been trying my hand at short stories. I’m in that space between my latest book being in production and wondering what to do next. So I’ve been writing shorts and putting them in for competitions.
It’s been harder than I thought. A novel allows the characters to breathe, whereas short stories seem to be all about distilling the essence of the tale; forensically cutting out the extraneous. I’m even beginning to see the virtue of flash fiction, which requires the story to be cut to the bone.
The upside of all this activity, is that I’ve been studying the work of the various winners of last year’s competitions, so I am beginning to get an idea of what’s expected.
Writing’s like that. You start out writing freely, until you submit your work and the people in the know tell you where you’ve failed to follow the formula: like making clear what the protagonist wants in the first thirty pages of the book; introducing main players in the first third; when to bring in more conflict, etc.
My latest story is about a woman who’s arranged a meeting with a man she knew years before. She’s early, so she spends half an hour in the British Museum, one of their regular haunts when they were together. She goes to the Egyptian sculpture gallery to see her favourite statue of Sekhmet, the warrior goddess, depicted with the body of a woman and the head of a lioness – the lioness was the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians.
The woman in the story reads the description of Sekhmet and begins to think about the past. When she returns home, after an unsatisfactory reunion lunch, she seems to have absorbed some of Sekhmet’s power, as she resolves to ‘keep hunting’.
This summer, I’m going to keep hunting for a short story prize to help me decide whether my next book’s going to be a stand-alone novel or a series of stories linked to a central theme. Only time will tell (sounds like a good title for a short).
‘Pandora’s Gift’, the third and final book in the Pandora series, will be out later this year.
A Lyrical Life – writing for personal growth
The more you focus on something, the more automatic it becomes, and writing regularly can lead to a fluency which is often referred to as ‘being in the flow’. In Taoism, the concept of ‘flow’ is life being lived in balance and harmony, like a river finding its natural course. The act of writing connects you to your creative nature, which in turn attunes you to this ‘flow’.
The following is an encapsulated version of a short correspondence course I wrote on the subject of achieving a positive shift by means of guided writing based on the CHAKRA system. The course is no longer active, but you might like to try this taster for yourself.
Instructions: Simply write down the answers to each of the questions in as brief or expanded a way as you like. Pen and paper is best for this process. If possible, find someone you trust to read your work and discuss it with you.
Practice 1 – Red Base Chakra – Security and Survival
What was your first memory/impression of the world?
What is your favourite childhood memory? And your least favourite?
What people or things in your life do you value highly, and why?
Do you provide support for anyone? Could you help anyone feel more supported and secure?
Assignment: A horror story!
Practice 2 – Orange Sacral Chakra – Feelings, Sexuality
Did you experience the anxiety of separation when you first went to school/nursery?
What is your friendship circle like? Do you sometimes find friendship demanding? Do you demand a lot from your friends?
When were you last moved to tears? And laughter?
Do you think that males and females have different expectations of sexual encounters?
Assignment: Write about one of your friends or lovers.
Practice 3 – Yellow Solar Plexus Chakra – Power and Wisdom
Can you recount any instances of risky adolescent behaviour, relating to you, your friends or your own children?
What do you feel self-assured and fearless about? What makes you apprehensive because you lack faith in yourself?
How would you answer the question: Who am I? Are you fairly constant in character or ‘all things to all men’?
Can you sum up what being wise means to you?
Assignment: An article entitled ‘How I would like the world to be’. Make it as surreal as you like.
Practice 4 – Pink/green Heart Chakra – Love
When do you feel you truly became an adult?
Describe the best and worst jobs you’ve ever had. What would be your perfect job?
Have you any reservations about giving and receiving love? Do you sometimes feel dependent on, or even addicted to, another person?
To love others, first we need to love ourselves, and so it is with forgiveness. Is there something you find hard to forgive – in yourself – or others?
Assignment: Have a go at writing a love poem. Write a love story, truth or fiction.
Practice 5 – Sky Blue Throat Chakra – Communication
What are your thoughts on middle age? Do the positives outweigh the negatives?
Do you tend to be trustful or mistrustful? Do you find that people live up (or down) to your expectations?
Do you have the freedom to express yourself as you would wish? Do you give others the opportunity to communicate effectively with you? Do you ever overstate your case?
How do you think your attitudes and opinions affect others?
Assignment: When you communicate with Source through meditation you open a channel of potential creation. Writing can also be a means of communicating your intentions. Write down how you’d like to create the coming year, after each intention, writing one positive step you will take towards that goal.
Practice 6 – Indigo Third Eye Chakra – Intuition
Do you agree that physical signs of ageing are a result of our expectations? Is society ageist? Are you looking forward to retirement?
Of the knowledge you have acquired, what do you value most highly? What course of learning would you like to embark on, if time and money were no object?
How developed is your intuition? Have you noticed any increase in your intuition since you’ve started writing regularly?
Assignment: Suspend any disbelief you might have, and write to your guardian angel. Give him/her (they’re gender neutral) a problem or two to solve on your behalf, then write the reply. You might get some good advice back!
Practice 7 – Violet Crown Chakra – Spirituality
What do you expect to happen when you die? Who will you see? Where will you be?
Have you had any experiences with formal religion? If these were negative, is any anger or lack of forgiveness now resolved?
Write about a loss of some kind you have survived. Is someone missing you? Do you need to contact someone?
What would you like your obituary to say?
I trust you’ll enjoy the writing practice and, on a more subtle level, the chakra cleansing and clearing that can occur as a result of addressing the relevant issues. I hope you achieve a lyrical life, and will always be ‘in the flow’.
As a local author, I’ll be at Chorleywood Litfest taking part in their Author Fair on Sunday, November 16th 2014. Hope to see you there.