By Terez Hartmann
When we recognize the beauty in a thought, thing, or experience, we see the world through the eyes of our Source.
Many people often think of creativity in terms of crafting works of art or music, but regardless of what we do for a living or for a hobby, every life is a work of art and every living, breathing human being is indeed creative, simply by virtue of being alive! Each of us is what I call a CEO which means:
Creator = We are the ones who create our life experience.
Experiencer = We are the ones who experience what we have been creating.
Opener = We are the ones who open the door to allow our creations of choice to manifest—or not.
When you remember how much creative power you hold and that the Law of Attraction responds to whatever you are focusing upon (through your thoughts, words, or actions), choosing to deliberately tune in to or create a thing of beauty gives you the gift of enjoying your journey, and it puts a song out into the world that has the power to uplift anyone with ears to hear!
Our Natural State of Being
“Beholding beauty with the eye of the mind, he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty, but realities (for he has hold not of an image, but of a reality), and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may…”—Plato
If you have ever lost yourself in a magnificent:
- sight, such as gazing upon a waterfall, red rocks or mountains, a mesmerizing photograph or painting, looking into your baby’s eyes;
- sound, like the pure tones of a chime, a magnificent piece of music, the laughter of someone you love or thunderous applause;
- smell, orange blossoms in full bloom, fresh popcorn, your favorite cologne or perfume worn by your lover; or
- taste, insert favorite food/beverages here; or
- tactile experience, feeling silk against your skin, a plush warm blanket, a nice soothing hot or refreshing cool shower…
…you know firsthand what the power of beauty can do for you!
Perhaps it is because—as Keats would say, “Beauty is truth, truth beauty”—there is a deep place within each of us that resonates with the essence of beauty.
Beauty is our natural state of being, which is why it feels so good to experience it. When we recognize the beauty in a thought, thing, or experience—therefore eliciting positive emotion—we see the world through the eyes of our Source. When in this state, we are in “allowing mode” and stretch out a big, fat red carpet for our dreams and intentions to saunter up to us in grand fashion!
Beauty is a place from which inspiration is born.
Beauty is a “Fast-Pass” to a destination of joy.
Beauty has magnetic power to attract more of the same on multiple fronts and draw it forth from within.
Beauty is a gateway to “The Power of Presence.”
Beauty is who we are and the true nature of all things.
As Forrest Gump might say, “Beauty is as beauty does.”
Welcome “The Power of Beauty”
Have you ever noticed that the more you talk about or notice things, the more pronounced they become in your life? Sometimes, while in the middle of a major life change, spending time with people who can be challenging or driving through a rundown section of town, it is all too easy for your eyes and ears to focus on the shadows of life. In contrast, when you stop to allow yourself to be more aware in these moments and make the decision to look for beauty, you break the spell of the shadows and start inviting and experiencing more and more light. When it comes to creating, experiencing, and opening yourself up to the beautiful things in life, focus is everything and NOW is when you allow. The more you focus on beauty, the more beauty becomes the nature of your now, your life, your experience, and YOU!
Increasing your RDA of Beauty
Beauty is music to the soul. Increasing your RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of beauty can greatly help your mind, body, spirit, and level of productivity, as well as help you maintain or reconnect with your awesome allowing flow. Sometimes, when I have projects that require sitting at my computer keyboard for several hours, I take my laptop out on the porch where I can hear the birds singing and pause every so often enjoy the beauty of the trees and flowers around me. At night, I light candles, burn incense or put on some music to add some beauty to my work experience. Just as Mary Poppins said, “Just a spoon full of sugar…”
Allowing yourself to be in beautiful surroundings also gives you great material for future creations! Does having dinner at a five-star restaurant sound like your idea of beautiful? Even if you go once a week or month just for dessert, coffee, or a beverage of choice, you help to pave the way for that full dinner, just by getting your beautiful foot in the door.
Light the Way for Others
In my own experience, I have discovered that writing songs or articulating ideas that increase beauty in the world help me stay in a feel-good flow and reconnect with a sense of well-being when needed. Taking things a step further by sharing these creations and potentially inspiring a fellow traveler is a two-for-one special! Creating and sharing the beautiful things, gifts, experiences, or ideas YOU have within you truly is the gift that keeps on giving.
Experiencing, creating, and expressing beauty in the world is one of the greatest joys of being alive. The more you focus on the presence of beauty in your life, the more you attract and Allow your beautiful expanded reality and self. You fully enjoy the journey by recognizing that life truly is a dynamic work of art and by doing so, light the way for others—through your shining example.
Welcome home, beautiful.
“…The power of beauty, profound and clear
My timeless yet familiar friend
She delivers me to my ever-present now
And brings me home again…”
“The Power of Beauty”—Terez Hartmann