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Yesterday, I had a lovely day in the city of Oia on Santorini. Certainly it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. Walking the streets and admiring all the beautiful details in the buildings and the stunning views, it felt so healing to me. Beauty is deeply nourishing to the Spirit. Beauty restores.
I remember about ten years ago I heard David Hawkins speaking at the Agape Revelation conference and someone asked him “what can we do to support the children in having a better life.” His answer was to fill their life with beauty of all kinds: music, art, and nature.
In our smallest choices we can choose to increase the beauty in our lives. I have found that by finding a piece of lace in a thrift store for a dollar or two I can make a little corner of my environment more beautiful. I have found beautiful objects for very small amounts of money at thrift shops – dishes, paintings, fabrics, and more have become decorative embellishments that improve the quality of my life because they raise the vibration of the environment and that feels healing to me.
We each have a natural essence of Beauty. We can discover which colors, patterns, textures and shapes are most congruent with our own natural beauty. Tuning into this and incorporating this awareness into the choices I make has improved the quality of my life more than I ever imagined that it could.
I often notice that people who are going through difficult times will sometimes allow their environment to become cluttered and unappealing. I can relate! On a spiritual level it can feel like someone is punishing themselves by making themselves live in an unattractive, disorganized and unsupportive environment. It’s amazing how little changes can mean so much.
When I first moved to Los Angeles, I was housesitting for 10 months, going from place to place. Sometimes I would arrive at a new place and it would be so dirty that all I could do for a few days was clean until it felt comfortable for me. The temptation to redecorate was strong!
I’ve been traveling in Santorini, Greece, which is so beautiful. I’m here with my friend, Gina, who is Greek and who first invited me here many years ago. The other day, Gina asked me what would I do for fun if I had unlimited funds. One of the first things that came to mind is to decorate. Even though, right now, I’m “homeless,” and I don’t have a home to decorate, I look forward to when next I do have a place to play – it’s like having a new canvas.
When I lived in Los Angeles and people would come for counseling sessions they often told me how much they loved coming to my home because it felt like a beautiful sanctuary to them. I always had many orchids (not expensive) and simple things that were beautiful to harmonize the room. A sanctuary, that’s how I’d always like my home to feel.
I usually travel with a couple of beautiful sarongs or pashminas – cloths, that I can drape in a hotel room to make things more beautiful and more in alignment with my essence. I can create a sanctuary anywhere with very little.
I encourage you to find ways to begin incorporating more beauty into your life. It’s so healing, you’ll notice the difference!
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