So how do you really feel about your body and that morning reflection before coffee? Are you happy with the photocopy in the mirror or do you avoid all possible contacts with reflected images? In this world of photoshop beauty, botox, breast enhancement, hair replacement, face and body lifts, it is way too easy to become overly critical of the body you see naked or in clothing (- especially with those horrific lights that department stores use. I think they need to call in a lighting expert to help them change their marketing strategies. I think I’ll send them my phone number for recommendations.) Wouldn’t it be fantastic to see yourself physically in the same manner you see yourself from the inside?….But you know, it is astonishing to discover many people do not even remotely see themselves from a place of beauty within. In other words, even if the mirror reflected back Athena’s image, the most beautiful figure in all of Greece or Adonis’ ripped physique, they still wouldn’t see themselves as beautiful. Therein lies the biggest challenge of all; seeing the beauty within, so the outside feels compatible: feeling comfortable in our own skin.
Ironically, from a spiritual perspective, we have chosen all the way down to the minutest detail the characteristics of our physical bodies, being short or tall, the small chest, the wide hips, bald head, big feet, long legs, color of our skin, cellulite, (god forbid I chose this!!) we just forget that aspect upon waking up in the physical world. We choose the body we live in to best reflect all the adventures, challenges, and relationships that will serve us best on our journey. It’s pretty amazing really. Even down to our weakest links; they all serve a purpose for us to experience and expand our perceptions. That’s not always easy to believe when a person goes through ailments and disease based on the supposed genetic pool and/or environment. Again all serve a greater design. (I’m still trying to fathom how cellulite is helping me expand and be a better person but maybe one day I will??!?)
Understanding our intimate and personal part of the artistic design of the body, frees us from the bonds of blame, guilt and destruction, and places us firmly in the drivers seat of creativity. In realizing we have had complete imaginative license to design our magnificent bodies, ensures our complete involvement and responsibility for how it’s maintained, loved and cared for; again learning to be completely comfortable in our own skin. Have fun in the knowing; add color, sparkle, design, function, strength.
Comprehend how this changes things; if you designed your physical body/home/shelter, then it is up to you to enhance the interior and exterior to one of balance, harmony, radiance and love. Enjoy your ability to redesign the image presented to you each day with a smile of gratitude for your amazing skills and abilities to formulate such a fantastic place to dwell. It’s in the responsible knowing, the future changes.
Enjoy each photo taken of you; a year from now you will look back and say “Wow, I looked young”.
Cosmic sunshine to you.