Last month we talked about ‘Nurturing More Beauty In Our Lives’, and this month Beauty is still at the forefront my consciousness.
So much beauty is surrounding us in our lives as summer is coming to its fullness in July. As a Kabbalist I see this beauty, and it reminds me of the Sephirah Tiphareth on the Tree of Life. Tiphareth translates as Beauty and Harmony.
The Beauty we are talking about in Tiphareth goes below the surface and reflects back to us a life well lived. But often, the reflection we receive in our daily lives is not that of either beauty or harmony. Why is that?
Kabbalah will tell us that if the reflection is other than harmony, we are not in alignment with our true self. The life we are living is not what we are here to live. WOW. That may be a big bite for some folks. But honestly, it is a course correction of many small steps.
Here is how it works:
First step – who am I? This is the question we must answer in order to live a life in alignment with our life purpose. Unfortunately, we are not taught how to answer this question in our education systems. Quite the opposite, in fact. Kabbalah, though, comes to our aid and starts helping us answer this question almost immediately as it helps us recognize and align with our most true inner nature. Sure, that means we have to let go of some things. These ‘things’ are usually attachments that really don’t serve us. The truth though, is that as we become aware of these attachments, we can relax, release, and get on with the life we are here to live!
Second step – what do I want/desire in my life? Not what I have been educated to want, or what I have been told I want, but what do I really what? What brings me true, lasting joy? As we expand the moments of true joy we experience more harmony and beauty. Joy, beauty and harmony are always inter-connected.
Third step – how do I keep moving forward in the right direction? In other words, I am not stuck in inertia or repetition of the same thing. As you know, if you keep doing the same thing, you will keep getting the same results! The answer to this question is knowing what your purpose is. Or at least, having an inkling of what your purpose is. When you have some clarity about this, then the motivation follows to keep moving forward. It is no longer a struggle – you will have direction. You will be excited to go to work – because it is aligned with your purpose/destiny.
These three steps can be taken every hour every day in achieving beauty and harmony and a life well-lived.
- Make sure you are moving in alignment with your life purpose.
- How do you know what that is? It will unfold as you are in joy. The more joy you have, the more on track you are with your life purpose.
- Keep moving… forward. The way to ensure forward movement is by living a balanced healthy life style that addresses all aspects of you – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. We are spiritual beings having a physical experience, and so how we take care of ourselves here in the physical body results in the quality of experience we are having.
I hope you have a marvelous July filled with Beauty and Harmony and invite you to share with me how this is expressing itself in your life.
Sending you Love and Light,
Verla and The Living Light Foundation