Clarity is the lens with which a woman sees her sense of purpose and vision for her future. While a diamonds’ cut may be its’ source of light, clarity describes the imperfections that prevent light from passing through the diamond. As women, we may have discovered our particular cut (see previous post), yet still find that we do not possess the brilliance for which we were destined. Our beings, while filled with immense potential to achieve our heart’s desires, are comprised of what jewelers call “inclusions”.
Inclusions are the slight imperfections that are present in a diamond as a result of the pressure and heat required for it to form. Regardless of your background, beliefs or age, there are experiences that have “marked” your diamond in some undesirable way. It may be a small voice of doubt, self-pity, low self esteem or an underlying fear. Regardless of its identity, it prevents you from being your best self and shining the way that only YOU can.
In the jewelry world, inclusions can diminish a diamonds value. Thank goodness we’re only “similar” to diamonds! In reality, EVERY struggle, EVERY heartbreak, EVERY failure and disappointment has made you stronger and wiser. Because of your inclusions, the light that passes through you does not simply glow but BURSTS through because it had to survive BEYOND the scars and THROUGH the pain.
Diamonds have great CLARITY, not because they are without mistakes but because we understand that WE ARE BETTER for them.