Today I’m participating in Fiona Robyn’s The Most Beautiful Thing Blog Splash to celebrate her new novel The Most Beautiful Thing. I have to say I’m totally delighted by this idea. And the timing feels like one of those perfect synchronistic winks, as beauty is something that has forefront in my mind for the past several days.
My friend Suzanne visited last week and brought in her wake much wonderfulness that I’m still basking in. Sure there was plenty of laughter – she is expert at making me laugh so much my stomach hurts. And there were heart-felt conversations, some deep thinking, and plenty of all round feel-goodness. But she also did what all good friends do – she held up a mirror and allowed me to see myself more clearly. It’s always fascinating to me how sometimes glimpsing ourselves through someone else’s eyes can be such a powerful thing. So thank you Suzanne – you’re more beautiful to me than you can possibly imagine!
Beauty is a really complex subject. Oh sure, we each know what we consider to be beautiful, and it’s vastly different for each of us. But Beauty is something I’ve been studying from a spiritual perspective, particularly through the work of Connie Kaplan, as Beauty is one of the spiritual principles I carry in this lifetime. I love this opening definition she offers: “Beauty is the principle at work when the inner qualities of an object show outwardly. We cannot fully understand that which hides itself. We can only begin to understand and appreciate something when it lets light shine through it (or reflect off it) in order to extend itself outward.”
I’m declaring my most beautiful thing my life. YES!
The photo at the top of this post is the top of an apothecary chest in which I store my collection of flower and other vibrational essences. So it’s a thing of beauty to me as well. And so are the bracelets that are piled on top. I took them off to take a picture of them, but in truth I always wear them. Each one is inscribed with some important message, some fragment of poetry, some reminder of who I am and what’s important to me. The very first one I began wearing many many years ago says “I AM the lineage of Light.” It amuses and delights me to openly wear the label of a Lightworker.
So in a sense this is just the beginning –my beautiful life is the container in which to explore more fully the beautiful things I surround myself with. I’m inspired to play the “most beautiful” game on a frequent basis, so you can watch for regular postings here. Come peek into my life. I’d love if you’d share something you find beautiful and let me peek into your life as well.
P.S. Go read Fiona’s book and visit some of the other bloggers as well – let’s fill our lives with Beautiful Things!