I recently attended a women’s event in southern California attended by thousands of women. At the event, a cosmetic surgery clinic had an exhibit featuring a selection of head-to-toe beauty fixes. They had tummy tucks, liposuction, Botox injections and the main attraction – breast implants. Women flocked to this exhibit; it was a hub and flurry of activity for two days. All kinds of women, of all ages, of all sizes were pulled in by the promise of feeling beautiful by adding or subtracting a few millimeters here and there.
In a culture that is obsessed with physical beauty, it is ironic that we seem to have forgotten or perhaps been taught to ignore the real underpinnings of beauty: emotional and physical health. I believe it is absolutely life affirming to drink green juice, eat a healthy diet and exercise, and yes we will have physical health to a degree from doing all of that. However, if you haven’t made love with your husband in a year, or you are experiencing feeling empty, conflicted or disconnected in your relationship, you will not look or feel your beautiful healthy best. It’s the emotional or relationship “illness” that what we wear more than anything else on our faces and on our bodies, no matter how superb the implants might be, or how powerful the exercise program.
Your most beautiful, glowing, radiant beauty comes from caring for and attending to your emotional and relationship make-up as well as your physical health.
Think of a woman you would describe as radiant and alive. Someone you’d say is glowing, shimmering in her life, an inspiration of beauty. Would you agree that she is either in a healthy relationship in which she experiences connection, joy and loving acceptance? Or, if she is single, does she have a healthy relationship with herself, her life and her past?
Or think back on a time when you felt and looked your best. What was happening in your life at that time? What was happening in your relationship or within yourself? Would you say you were aware of and responding to your emotional needs and challenges with the love, actions and choices you required? I would think yes.
Which underpinning of beauty is calling for your attention and care? Is it your physical health? Is it your spiritual health? Or is it your emotional and relationship health?
If it is your emotional or relationship health needing care, The Life Shop offers The Remaking of a Beautiful Woman: reclaim and embody that incredible, unique, special essence that makes you naturally and radiantly beautiful by tending to your emotional or relationship make-up.