posted June 25, 2007 08:21 AM
Whenever you are true to yourself you are beautiful!
On the medicine wheel the second step is toward the south where we are tested and then gifted with the return of trust and innocence. We earn this by becoming pure in our heart. With a pure heart we can know the heart of another and then trust it to be itself. This is accepting the inherent intelligence and goodness of each being to be what it is – the personality to be what it is, soul to be what it is, the Plan to be what it is, an animal to be what it is, etc.
And when a being is what it is, it is authentic. And it reveals itself as Beauty which touches our heart and evokes a positive response. We always want to unite with what we experience as beautiful. Beauty is magnetic and draws our heart into loving contact and connection with it. Whenever we experience Beauty, our soul is activated and love is awakened.
Beauty is the manifestation of what something is, it is its essence revealed. The essence is always the heart, the soul of a person, a thing or a situation.
Is prejudice beautiful? No, because that is not our essence either as animal, human or divine. Is anger beautiful? No, for the same reason. Is love beautiful? Is courage beautiful? Yes, because they are both the essence of who we are.
Through Beauty we learn about the rhythms of life and the rhythms of the heart. These are soul rhythms. We learn to relate to the earth, to each other and to the soul of the planet as integral beautiful parts of life and being that we couldn’t live without.
Through Beauty we learn to stretch our identity by developing a sensitivity to our personal rhythms as well as to the rhythms of everything around us. When energies flow well we are in synch, and then synchronicity begins happening everywhere. We are able to see the beauty in life, in people, in situation and circumstances. This is the law of correspondences working within our consciousness. When we see beauty we see the presence of Spirit, and we call it soul. Beauty radiates, so when we open to Spirit, we radiate beauty. Beauty transforms, so when we radiate beauty we transform all with whom we come in contact. Beauty gives of itself, which is life energy. So when we radiate beauty, through identification with Spirit, we empower others and give them a glimpse of their own beauty, the Spirit within themselves, which is the source of their power. The key is that we must know that we are beautiful, and feel that beauty within ourselves, before we can empower others.
Brian Swimme says this about beauty: “The beginning and the end is a primordial encounter with the great abyss of beauty that we call the universe. Not to enter such moments of awe, not to wonder over such majesty, not to live each day – at least for a moment or two! – floating inside a colossal and intimate mystery, is to live a life that is deprived. Even more, it is to live a life that is vulnerable to fundamental distortions.” (Brian Swimme, The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos, p. 48)
Through the presence of life’s endless Beauty revealing itself to us, we fall in love and we become devoted to what we love. We love life in all its diverse expressions.
1. How might you increase your experiences of Beauty?
2. What is beautiful to you? What attracts your heart?
By Soul Journey