September 01, 2017
Walking In Beauty
A million things call out to be done before the day ends, and then it all starts up again tomorrow. Your life has routine, a rhythm, and it sweeps you up and pushes you along. You have a roof over your head and food to eat, so on you persevere, feeding the beast, doing what it takes, but ultimately, it sucks a little bit of life from you each day.
Even when we do stop and take a breath we are most often thinking about what comes next, or how to improve on what we already have. We go to a yoga class to relax, and find ourselves needing to master that next yoga pose, or we sit down to meditate and wonder if we have reached the furthest dimension of the astral planes yet. We are doers living lives aimed at accomplishment, and we are striving for success. Until we stop and find the beauty in it, however, we will have very little peace.
Beauty is not just an aesthetic, but it is a vibration, the resonance inside of a moment. It is a sensation that stops us in our tracks with its radiance and transports us to another realm. It is inspiration, an experience of pure essence, a transient state of breathless perfection, that exists just outside of time. Integrating positivity with negativity, a wholeness of darkness and light, beauty is a transcendent dance with the senses.
Lying in wait, hoping you will stop and take her in, Beauty is in that gentle waft of breeze caressing your unsuspecting face. She is that lingering moment between notes, in a haunting melody. When we take a moment to slow down and take her in, not just look at her, or through her, but stop and take her in, time stands still. She can transport us into some place magical and mystical, something outside the doers realm. Beauty touches our soul. She feeds and nourishes it. She is pure nectar. When we can meld and vibrate with her essence, we temporarily step out of the purposefulness of our human operating systems, and remember our eternity.
Even in the most unlikely places we can find her. Light finds its way into all kinds of corners, and it dances with all kinds of darkness. It is these very contrasts that inspire our awe, that take our breath away. You can also find her in a crumpled plastic bag, dancing with a gust of wind, or in the sparkle of broken windshield glass on the rutted city sidewalk. You can even see her deep within the eyes of an old wrinkled face.
Feeding our souls is just as important as feeding our bodies. What time do you take out of your day to refill your coffers? Are you always running around meeting your goals, or do you take a moment, from time to time, to remember who you truly are? Did you come here solely to work yourself to the bone, or raise a family? Or did you came here to experience your essence, though taking form. Stop, use your senses. Smell those roses, let their scent draw you in to the expression of your own essence. Can remember who you are, and have always been?
Taking in beauty creates expansion. Rather than suppression of the negative, it is a pure expression of essence. When we can stop and let awe catch our breath, we feed that eternal part of ourselves. We must take these precious moments, as they come, to reset. In connecting with the essence of something beautiful, not just looking at it, lifetimes can pass in a moment. Stepping back in, everything is new, and fresh. We are full, fed, energized and ready to begin again. Take in a moment to be. Walk in Beauty!
Christina Allen, an Intuitive, Healer, Teacher and Founder and Director of the Austin Shamanic Center combines strong science (BA Physics, MS Neuroscience) with decades of applied ancient spiritual wisdom (Master Yogi, Reiki Master, Shamanic Healer, based, in part, on Q’ero Indian traditions of Peru). Offering profound Shamanic Self Development Workshops and personal healings. Learn more at www.AustinShamanicCenter.com or (512) 391-9829.
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