Part 1: Let there be light; What is a BeUtiful Body?
“A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.” Naomi Wolf
In our lifetime the idea of beauty has become synonyms with thinness. Increasingly manufactured, packaged, labelled and sold, beauty has become a commodity bound by ever decreasing sizes, dimensions and conditions, and the ‘cost’ of beauty has never been as high as it is today.
As the abundant, unconditional nature of beauty has been slowly eroded, so has the appreciation of the divine feminine, shadowed by the emergence of patriarchal governance of religion and economy. This is completely out of balance, and rooted in fear and ownership rather than equality.
Amidst such inequality and lack of appreciation for each other, fear reigns, and paves the way for judgement and criticism. Today we compare and judge ourselves, trying to imitate a socially constructed idea of the ‘perfect body’ which doesn’t even exist. It is no wonder that we never seem to ‘get it’, no matter how much we diet, how hard we exercise, or how many lotions and potions we smother ourselves in.
We have this mentally constructed idea in our heads of how we think we should look, fixated on being ‘thin’ rather than feeling ‘light’, and we wrestle our body into that ‘one-size-fits-all’ definition of beauty. But it’s just so limiting, it cannot possibly accommodate the sheer diversity and uniqueness that each of us is blessed with. We get trapped in this external search for a beautiful body, and it feels impossible. This is what happens when something as natural as beauty gets controlled, manipulated and packaged into diets, turning it into a wholly un-natural version of what it truly is. Now this ‘commodity’ has a price, whilst real beauty is priceless.
The artists among us haven’t, but the masses, in a super-sized dose of irony, have forgotten that the most beautiful, captivating and even mesmerizing aspect of beauty is that it has no limits or constraints. Beauty is limitless and that is its beauty!
Like love, you are looking for beauty in all the wrong places. This is true no matter how cliché it may sound. Stop your external search, quit the dieting, turn around, and look within yourself. Your beauty starts here and unless you uncover this beautiful seed and nurture it with your own awareness, self-love and care, it will never see the light of day, at least not through your eyes, the only eyes that really matter anyway.
Now more than ever, we all need to empower ourselves by reconnecting to the nature of who-we-really-are and start treating ourselves in a way that is befitting of our divine feminine, naturally beautiful. This is our power, to know who-we-are and connect with the light that we are. Take the word ‘thin’ out of your vocabulary and replace it with ‘light’, and seek this.
There is a certain air of confidence that glows from a woman who is connected to her divine feminine energy that is powerful. This woman has tapped into her own ‘well of beauty’ and allowed it to blossom into her body. I assure you, this woman doesn’t stress herself over the latest diet craze and she isn’t fixated on thinness or the hottest style that everyone must fit into! She is ‘in’ her body and loves it, and so, her body is BeUtiful.
A BeUtiful body is your body, your own unique expression of beauty. You will find this body when you go within, to the source of your Being, your light. Once you connect more deeply with yourself and find your balance, you can bring this light to the surface, unhindered by negative thoughts, judgements or harmful foods causing stagnation. Healing all of these ‘toxins’ along the way, so that by the time you get back to the surface your light is still shining and you’re not just feeling it, you are it!
Exert from Your BeUtiful Body.
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