Day 8: Beauty Is A Spiritual Quality

February 24, 2016

A beautiful bouquet from my heart to yours!

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About 15 years ago I changed my voicemail to begin with “Hello, Beautiful …” Immediately, my friends, random callers for business and even sales people would begin their message with “Hello, Beautiful to you too!” and then they’d tell me how much they loved hearing my voicemail message. Friends would sometimes tell me that they felt like calling and listening to my voicemail when they felt badly about themselves. The men really appreciated it as much, if not more, than the women.

In 2007, I began recording my daily prayer. Again, I began it with “Hello, Beautiful …” I really enjoy being able to acknowledge the extraordinary Beauty that is in each and every person.

Many times, when counseling people one on one, I’ve noticed that people sometimes don’t feel beautiful. They feel ugly inside and no matter how they appear on the outside, they don’t feel beautiful. Feeling beautiful really has nothing to do with appearance. It just doesn’t. Sometimes, in a counseling session with someone who doesn’t see their own Beauty, I’ve been so touched by the magnificence of their Beauty and in recognizing it and sharing that I feel it and know it, and I can’t help but cry big juicy tears in gratitude. I feel grateful that the Beauty is there, unharmed, not hidden, palpable – so very real.

If you don’t feel very beautiful, I encourage you to begin to look for the Beauty that’s in the world around you. Beauty is a spiritual quality. All of the spiritual qualities of God are omnipresent and omni-active – always available, always present. This life is our opportunity to express them, reveal them, acknowledge them and enjoy them as we choose. Beauty is a high vibration that can lift and heal us. Beauty is an expression of Love. Beauty is healing.

It’s important to me to live in a beautiful place. Even in times when I found myself living in a place that wasn’t very beautiful, I found ways to bring Beauty in. I don’t feel comfortable in places that aren’t beautiful.

Living in Los Angeles I filled my home with orchids, especially purple ones (my favorite color) and people would be amazed that they would continue to bloom for so long – months and months! I appreciated those orchids and told them how beautiful they were all the time. I really appreciated them. People would come to my home and tell me that they loved being there because it felt so peaceful and beautiful. They would tell me they felt inspired to make their own homes more beautiful. The beautiful environment I make wherever I go is something I can share with others and it supports me in living in an awareness of Divine Beauty at all times. It’s nourishing to my Spirit.

When I look at my body in the mirror, which I usually do every day after I bathe, I always appreciate the Beauty that God is as me. There’s no ego there – it’s Truth. We’re all beautiful. I express Beauty in my own unique way. I encourage you to acknowledge and appreciate Beauty wherever you find it. The more you do, the more Beauty you will see and feel. Gratitude multiplies the good. Begin to have a spiritual practice of being grateful for the Beauty you discover. You can arrange your food on your plate to be beautiful too!

Our journey with this 40 day reboot of Pray & Clear is to Love ourselves free of living in limitation and suffering. And that requires us to give up thinking that we’re not beautiful – or that we’ll be beautiful when …

“I’ll be acceptable, attractive, enough, when I lose 20 pounds.”

People often think that losing weight will make them feel better about themselves, but that’s not how it works. That’s why people who don’t do the inner work gain the weight back. People are different sizes for different reasons. Many spiritual beings walking this earth have been heavy and even what some would call obese. It’s not because they had a problem. People carry weight for different reasons – some do it because it helps ground them to the earth and it helps them to be able to stay on the planet and be truly helpful.

The affirmation for liberation is simply:
I AM beautiful. I AM willing to reveal God’s Beauty as me!
Use the affirmation often and see what difference it makes for you!

Everyone has different ideas of beautiful. Beauty is in the heart, its of our Soul. Let’s recognize our own inner Beauty and not think it has to look like anyone else’s.

A friend of mine, Paul Dektor, made this beautiful film for the Dove soap people and it’s a powerful and beautiful inquiry that is posed here. I invite you to please view the video and then share your thoughts about it in our facebook group.

On the physical side of things – we’re going gluten free, and taking a break from wheat. I discovered that I absolutely LOVE to have my pesto and other great sauces on brown rice or quinoa. If you’ve never tried quinoa it’s wonderful. It’s an easy to cook grain – cooks in half the time of rice, and it makes a great morning cereal.

Here’s a terrific morning cereal recipe for you to try:

Blueberry Quinoa Cereal
1 cup quinoa rinsed well
1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
1 1/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
stevia to taste

can also add:
1 t vanilla
healthy dash of cinnamon
pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt
add coconut yogurt or coconut milk cream to taste

In a saucepan combine the quinoa, almond milk, coconut milk and blueberries, bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until very tender. Serve with toppings – can also add some chopped nuts or almond butter. YUM!

If you feel resistant to temporarily abstaining from certain foods and beverages, if you feel bothered by it, frustrated or upset by the thought of doing without, or even if you feel the cravings are too intense, consider this:

Nothing tastes as good as Joy feels!

Please share your insights, breakthroughs and prayer requests in our facebook group. It’s a loving and compassionate space for all of us. The posting has been SO meaningful!

If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

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