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About Clearsight


Our Mission Statement

The purpose of the Clearsight enterprise (peterspearls.com.au) is to serve the great Truth which calls us from beyond; yet, its luminous presence is also within us as Wisdom and among us as Love.

As a way of life, we are committed to putting the teachings of this timeless wisdom into practice in companionship with others.

We endeavor by all means available to provide guidance, support, fellowship and resources for those interested in exploring humanity's great Nondual Wisdom Tradition.

Through the Inner Light activity, we are also committed to restoring the private and deeper teachings of Jesus to spiritual  seekers, and understanding his teaching in the context of the primordial nondual wisdom tradition.

Again, it is our aim to provide spiritual direction, support, fellowship and resources for those desiring to follow in the Master's steps.

Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, -- all in one. ~ John Ruskin - Modern Painters

Background

In 2002, Clearsight began as a group of people who casually met to consider the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, but in a short time it became apparent that the group had evolved into something more than just a collection of inquirers or students. We had become a community of people that were sharing an awakening that was leading to an ever deepening awareness of the truth about ourselves and the nature of reality.

This activity is hosted by Pete and Pearl Sumner who offer spiritual direction and counselling from, Gurukula, their home and center in Beaumaris, (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia).

In their work, Pete and Pearl convey a simple yet profound message with the timeless and uncomplicated clarity of the ancient spiritual masters -- there is a way out of mind-made suffering and into fathomless peace and joy which begins with discovering our true Self or who we really are.

Holistics

Insight is holistic. Holistic implies the whole, the whole of the mind. The mind is all the experience of humanity, including the vast accumulated knowledge with its technical skills, with its sorrows, anxiety, pain, grief and loneliness. But insight is beyond all this. Freedom from sorrow, from grief, from loneliness is essential for insight to be. Insight is not a continuous movement. It cannot be captured by thought. Insight is supreme intelligence, and this intelli­gence employs thought as a tool. Insight is intelligence with its beauty and love; they are really inseparable; they are actually one. This is the whole, which is the most sacred. ~ J. Krishnamurti

Here at Clearsight, we tend to think of ourselves, among other things, as holistics (if you'll allow the word). Holistic designates, better than most descriptives, who we are -- our outlook, philosophy and approach to life. As holistics, we emphasize the importance of the whole (the One) and the interdependence of its parts.

Holism (from λος holos, a Greek word meaning all, whole, entire, total) is the idea that all the properties of a given system (physical, mental, psychological, spiritual, biological, chemical, economic, social, linguistic, etc.) cannot be determined or explained by its component parts alone. Instead, the system as a whole determines in an important way how the parts behave.

The general principle of holism was concisely summarized by Aristotle in the Metaphysics: "The whole is different from the sum of its parts" (1045a10).

Holism for us is simply an outlook that takes contradictions and opposites into account (rather than us identifying with one side or the other) which, we feel, is more constructive in view the realities we experience.

So, we try to avoid conditioned dualistic perceptions and open our minds to new dimensions of possibility. A holistic approach to life, we feel, can foster a new freedom, growth, and a higher level of consciousness.

Holistic awareness put into practice in all aspects of everyday life is for us the truest expression of humanity's great wisdom tradition.

Holistic teaching is a philosophy of education based on the premise that each person finds identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to one's inner spiritual dimension, the community, to the natural world, and to humanitarian values such as compassion and peace.

Holistic teaching aims to awaken in people an intrinsic reverence for Life and a passion for the flowering of (a higher or deeper) consciousness in individuals and society.

What distinguishes holistic teaching from other forms of education are its goals, its attention to experiential learning, and the significance that it places on relationships and primary spiritual values within the learning environment.”

Learning that does not take into account the noumenal, essential dimension of the person as a spiritual being at the core of its more phenomenal expression as an individual psychophysical organism is severely deficient; it cannot rise above the limitations and defects of materialism and reductionism.

Education without a holistic foundation, inevitably produces a fragmented society and the deep divisions we find in our world today.

Holistic counselling looks to your whole being and well-being rather than just focussing a particular physical, mental or emotional state. It involves the skilled use of the counselling relationship to help promote positive change. It also helps to facilitate personal healing, a greater sense of meaning, life direction and purpose.

Holistic counselling may also involve awareness development, thought/emotion observation, stress management techniques, listening and communication skills and relaxation exercises to assist us in realising our full potential in all aspects of our life-experience.

Clearsight Counselling offers holistic, person-centred counselling, an approach that attends to the needs of the whole person in mind, body and spirit. By spirit or spiritual, we aren't refering to anything religious. We're talking about the essence of who you are -- the core or essential self.

Clearsight's counselling can be conducted 'face-to-face' or long distance by phone. For more information, contact, Pearl Sumner

PS. We also feel that the word holistic could just as easily be spelt holystic because the root for the word "whole" is the same as the root for the word "holy", which also means "healthy". To be whole is to be healthy in body, mind and spirit! It's our conviction that growing towards wholeness, and holiness and discovering our authentic selves is what life is really all about!