Walking in Beauty
I was going to interpret the card as I felt its beauty radiating outward, drawing me in. But when I read Denise’s words, I thought, I couldn’t say this any better myself. So here is Denise Linn’s guidance for us this week:
“Radiant beauty surrounds you. You’re beautiful, inside and out. No matter what your age, your grace is growing. Being in balance. As you walk in beauty and feel gratitude for is, your life will be filled with immense splendor. Whenever you can, spend time in natural, wild spaces. As you see and hear and feel beauty around you, your own beauty will grow.
Your Native Spirit Wants you to Know: In Native American traditions, there’s a concept of walking in beauty. It is called “hozho naasha” in the Navajo/Dineh tradition, and it means being in balance with a natural way of life. When we are in the “right relationship” with the natural world around us, we are walking in beauty. The more you sense and see beauty around you – in your environment, yourself and your body – the more it will fill your life, in all forms. Never say anything about yourself or your body that is negative. Don’t put down yourself or others. Instead, affirm beauty, and take time to adorn your body and personal space. Walk in nature and inhale the beauty of every part of our wonderful planet. Cherish yourself and the luminescence within you and you will glow.
The Journey: Create outer harmony in your home environment, even in small ways – such as a vase of flowers, a scented candle or clean windows – and your inner grace and radiance will begin to shine even more brightly. Wherever you go, look for beauty in your surroundings, and as a result the world will become more beautiful.”
I will add:
If you live here in Canada, take a moment to look around and notice the vibrant trees as they change color before the trees let them go… gracefully embracing change. The trees have mastered not only the art of beauty but also the art of change. Today, I encourage you to stand a moment in the beauty that surrounds you, and then head to the polls to exercise your right to have a voice and vote – it is a privilege denied to many. Your voice matters. Search your beautiful heart, and vote in a way that aligns with your beauty and vision.