Journey of Beauty–Day 24

Questions

How does Beauty feel? What is the energy or vibration of Beauty? How do I bring Beauty to all my movements? How do I breathe in Beauty? What is the mental attitude of doing with Beauty? How to exist as Beauty–how to be Beauty?

calla lily
Photo by Rob Cardillo

Reflection

How does Beauty feel? Yesterday, I said this, “It was pretty amazing. Yet, at the same time, it felt like nothing. That’s the thing about no-drama: it’s nothing.” If what I experienced yesterday was, in fact, beauty, then beauty feels like nothing. 

In a way, this reminds me of the Fifth Principle of Miracles, “[Miracles] should not be under conscious control. Consciously selected miracles can be misguided.” In other words, if I am doing something in order to create a miracle (or, in this case, to experience beauty), then it may be misguided. The Seventh Principle of Miracles, then says this, “Miracles are everyone’s right, but purification is necessary first.” So, too, beauty is everyone’s right, but purification is necessary first. Perhaps the nothing that I felt yesterday was the result of the work I’ve been doing, which has brought me to a point of allowing beauty to be, rather than trying to make it be

What is the energy or vibration of Beauty? I am not sure about this. If beauty feels like nothing, then how would I sense the energy or vibration? I think this is one of those things that must be contrasted with something else in order to understand. Trying to understand the energy or vibration of beauty within the energy of beauty is like trying to distinguish the polar bear in a snowstorm: there is no contrast. I’ll have to think about this more, maybe. I may even need to ask, “what is the energy or vibration of ugliness” in order to see how beauty differs. We’ll see.

calla lily
photo credit: unknown

How do I bring Beauty to all my movements? Lately, the way I have been doing this is to dedicate every action to the divine. Today, I woke up and took a bath, dedicating each breath, the bath, my life in those moments to the divine. Then I dried off, put my jammies back on, and made coffee, dedicating all movement associated with those actions to the divine. As I drank my coffee and ready, I dedicated that time and those actions to the divine. By the time I had put away the dishes, loaded the dishwasher, and cleaned the counter, dedicating each of those actions to the divine, I realized it was a day of small actions, big dedication. Today, this was how I brought beauty to all my movements. Later in the day, I found myself thinking, “may my life be an alter at which I lay my life in love and service to the divine”, “may my life be a life the divine wants to enter”, “may my life be the vehicle for the divine to enter the world to love and serve all Life”. What could be more beautiful than that?

How do I breathe in Beauty? This question can be understood two ways: how do I inhale beauty, and bring beauty into my body? and how do I take-in every breath beautifully? For the first, the answer would be: visualization. Just like you can visualize breathing in love, or breathing in light, you can visualize breathing in beauty. For the second, the answer is: see How do I bring Beauty to all my movements.

mini calla lily
photo credit: unknown

What is the mental attitude of doing with Beauty? This can be answered in a number of ways, which have been addressed at least a little bit already: the mental attitude of beauty is a mental attitude of Justice, Peace, the Good, the True. We might also add to this mental attitudes of Love, of Harmony, of kindness, or of compassion. These attitudes are qualities, characteristics, and even skills–all of which can be learned.

How to exist as Beauty–how to be Beauty? Work at a) purifying the “ugliness” out. b) cultivating the qualities that embody beauty (see above). Doing these two things, existing as beauty becomes a natural extension of who you are, simply living your life.

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