Often, while giving an intuitive reading for someone a message will come through that is meant for more than just the client. The message that came through this day was meant for every woman on the planet. The Goddess came through and this is what she said:
Every time you say something negative about another woman you are saying that same thing about yourself. Every time you say something negative about another woman it affects every woman on the planet. Every negative thought about your self affects every woman every where.
In today’s society, we are programmed to believe that we are not good enough. Our standard of beauty is skewed by the corporations who want our money. Unfortunately, marketing campaigns set up this unrealistic standard and then hones in on that which makes us less than the ideal. A very clever ruse to keep us purchasing products and enslaved in negativity.
In recent months I have seen a change. Yet, there is a long way to go. Aerie (lingerie company) is using real women’s bodies in their Instagram campaign. More and more celebrities are eschewing being photo shopped. A revolution is beginning and women are at the forefront. It is only we who can change the mindset of the masses about what beauty is. It begins by changing our own minds first. Loving ourselves is a process, an unfolding, and a knowing that we are more than what others think of us.
When you look in the mirror what do you say to yourself? Can you begin to see what is beautiful about you instead of what you think of as flawed? This has been my process of discovery too. I, like so many women, have had to de-program myself and I am not yet completely free. I use that word very intentionally. The word program means: to cause to absorb or incorporate so as to produce a specific response or reaction.
We have bought into the program hook, line and sinker. Only we can pull ourselves out of the depths of self-loathing that is our common thinking. How do we do this? By practicing self-love. Easier said than done, I know. That is why I use the word practice. This is not something you do once or twice and you magically love and accept yourself. This is a daily commitment to you.
This change can be hard as we are barraged by negative messages on an ongoing basis. We hear these messages from our movies, our magazines, our men and even other women. We need to stand strong if we are going to change our world. We need to start recognizing our original and unique beauty. Only we can define that for ourselves. And, once we do, we need to show it to the world with pride in our sense of self. We teach people how to define us. From this moment forth write a new definition of who you are and fall in love with your beautiful self.
Della is a healer, teacher, an artist and a yogi. You can find out more about her and her services here.
I am teaching a workshop on Oct. 2nd on Learning To Love Your Body. Click here to find out more and register for the workshop.