Don’t Take Beauty for Granted

In the morning, looking out our window this is what we see. It’s a wide angle view that may seem ordinary but these grasses call us up into the beauty of the day. We choose to look for the beauty.

On Google there are 2,770,000,000 references to Beauty. It’s a word that comes from an experience inside us that is really beyond words. It’s a simple word with such enormous power and we need to learn not to take Beauty for granted.

Why? Does seeing and feeling something beautiful really do much for us other than in the moment?   Well, Yes.

Here’s the wide angle view first thing in the morning but there is
beauty treasure that really is our focus.

As we learn from all the people we have been close to as they heal and transform, without the presence of curiosity, wonder and the willingness to experience beauty, healing doesn’t get a chance to go “all the way” with us.

This is a time in the world when the ugly, the profane, and horrific are on loud. There is a vast sickness loose and we realize that the antidote, indeed the transformer to our current horror show is the presencing and noticing of beauty.

Not as a distraction but as a call to action- an action that changes darkness into light. There is a nurturing quality that beauty stimulates within us that we really need.

If you will just notice, even the tiniest glimmer of beauty’s presence you will add enormous power to the engine of change that wants to be present so that we don’t need to live in the stinky shadow of the ugly.

Noticing beauty in whatever form touches you kindles true transformative healing.

What we call beauty is the sacred getting our attention. The sacred is the presence of Life that goes beyond all the ordinariness of our minds and reminds us that if I allow it I can notice that I am swimming in beauty and have unreasonable joy even in the hardest of times.  Joy is the energy that shows up in our body when we let the sacred and beauty be present.

Where we have irritation present whether it is a sickness or emotional disturbance, if we let beauty in it helps us let go of old ideas, limiting beliefs and feel the majesty of what the life we are really is.

Beauty is the door opener- it allows life and love to prevail and paves the way for healing or the miraculous to show up.

It’s a form of obvious magic that surrounds us just waiting to be turned on by our acknowledgment of beauties call to be noticed, felt inhaled.

We have to be willing to notice.

img_2541This the beauty treasure we rest our awareness on.

When we awaken to the call of beauty we become
aware of new ways of being in the world
.”
John O’Donohue

Give noticing beauty a try and let us know how you feel and share what happens in your world be it a miracle or a momentary breath of fresh air.

Let us know what beauty you can choose to focus on in the comments section below.

Thanks for journeying with us.

Love,
David and Susan

P.S. We will be offering a retreat here in San Miguel de Allende  Awakening to Beauty  the last week of March 2017 with our partner Gwen Mazer.  Look for more information toward the end of the year!!