Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Be Adorned

by Lisa Beck
photo by Vijay Rakhra
  • to lend beauty to
  • to enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments 
Adorn yourself. Be adorned.

Beautify yourself...inside + out.


Every day is a celebration. A celebration of life, of living, of learning and loving.

Why not dress for the occasion? We are women.

We are beauty embodied.

Don't think so?

Well I think it is time to take a better look at yourself.

Your incredible gifts and talents.

Your beautiful skin or your sparkling eyes.

Your strong legs or your warm smile.

In high school and college I didn't celebrate my femininity and beauty as much as I do now. I wore baggy clothes with boyish styles....not because I loved to, but because I wanted to hide my body and my flaws. I didn't want to draw attention.

I also wasn't fully able (or ready) to celebrate and honor my inner beauty - the gifts I was given to share with the world. I had glimpses of this beauty, but wasn't ready to fully embrace it.

Part of self-love is seeing our beauty, our uniqueness and celebrating it. I didn't fully love myself back then and that is o.k. It took some time, but here I am now...loving me...in all of my imperfection and unique beauty.

So, are you interested in celebrating who you are through adornment? I hope so.

Adorning myself makes me feel prettier, more confident, powerful and soft.

I invite you to try it. 

Adorn Thyself

  1. Pick one aspect of your outward appearance that is pleasing to you.
  2. Pick one quality that you admire in yourself (I know you can find one)
  3. Find something in your closet or beauty drawer that makes your heart smile. 
  4. Beautify yourself and as you look in the mirror, say "You are beautiful. You are wise. You are here to sparkle and shine and share your gifts. I love you."

You don't have to take hours and you don't have to go way beyond your comfort zone. Make it fun. Make it part of your morning ritual. 

Add a little color, a splash of sparkle, a hint of shimmer, a scent of rose, jasmine, or lavender (or all 3).

Then "adorn" your inner beauty.

What does that mean? It means you stand a little taller, breathe more deeply, and speak with purpose and passion. Feel softer in your body and expanded in your heart.

Allow your inner beauty to sparkle and shine, too. 

You deserve to be celebrated.

You are a Goddess.

Why do we need a special occasion to don extra bangles or enhance our inner and outer beauty?

Today is the day.

Now is the time.

We want to know...how do you adorn yourself? What is your favorite piece of adornment? How does it make you feel? How do you celebrate your beauty and femininity? Please respond in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!  

1 comment:

  1. I love that you invited each of us to say to ourelves,"You are beautiful. You are wise. You are here to sparkle and shine and share your gifts. I love you." How it would benefit any who choose to say this to themselves daily. Until we can do this comfortably, we have some inner work to do. My favorite adornments are my necklace crosses, because they represent the junction/joining together of the human and divine (horizontal/vertical)aspects of ourselves. We are divine beings having a human experience. We should never forget our inner divinity.