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BEAUTY

Links to the SE posts on the heavenly attribute of BEAUTY:

November 16 SE 321 November 17 SE 322 November 18 SE 323 November 19 SE 324 November 20 SE 325 November 21 SE 326 November 22 SE 327 November 23 SE 328

You are beautiful. Thatís the truth. God loves you just the way you are. You are beautiful. You are surrounded by beauty. Listen to the birds sing. Join their song. Itís a magnificent choir.

Be the beautiful person you are in every possible way. Enjoy the beauty of every other person, every other creature, everything God made. Everything is beautiful. Everything. Donít miss it. And donít mess it up.

If there is ugliness itís because we donít know how to be beautiful. Humanity at this present stage of evolution is in dire need of a wake up call when it comes to appreciating and maintaining the beauty of creation. The Good News is that we are waking up and this is a beautiful thing.

We have a lot to learn here. Our definition of beauty is too narrow. We miss so much. We miss too much. We donít even see the beauty in ourselves.

Thatís where to begin. See yourself as beautiful, no more beautiful than any other person but no less. You are simply beautiful. God adores you. Everything about you is beautiful. You are so precious. You are so amazing. You are so wonderful. You are fantastic. You are loveable just the way you are.

Do you know this? Do you really know this? Stay here in the realm of beauty until you do. Donít avoid your own beauty. Embrace it whole-heartedly. Nothing about you is ugly. Nothing. Believe that and be transformed. Believe that and everything is transformed. Everything.

Every move you make is beautiful. Believe that and everything is transformed. Everything. Every thought you think. Every feeling you feel. Everything you say. Everything you touch. Everything you see. Everything you taste. You are a heavenly being. You are in heaven now. Donít miss it. It is so beautiful, heavenly. Heavenly because it is heaven. And thatís the truth. You have arrived. And now you know.

This message is for you, right now, right here. You are beautiful. You are waking up and renewing the face of the earth. Everything you touch is now simply beautiful, simply divine. Stay here in the realm of beauty until you are so sure of your beauty and the beauty of all creation that you remain awake, aware, connected at all times, all the time, at this time. Smile. You have a beautiful smile. Dance. You dance beautifully. You are simply divine. Sing your song. What a beautiful song.

Too many people are hiding their beauty these days. Donít hide. Your beauty is too amazing to be hidden. Shine brightly. You are renewing the face of the earth. You are making earth heavenly. You are creating ďnew heavens and a new earth.Ē What a beautiful thing you are doing. So beautiful. So beautiful. So amazing. So wonderful. WOW.

As you fully embrace and reveal your own beauty, miracles happen. Healings happen. Peace breaks out all over. Justice is restored. Freedom is enjoyed. Love changes everything. No more war. No more poverty. No more disease. No more hate. No more destruction of the environment. No more envy. No more jealousy. Itís a new world. Itís a heavenly world. Itís part of heaven and heavenly peace prevails. Love changes everything. Everything. Because you are now wise, you see things the way they really are: Beautiful. So beautiful.

Dwell here a little longer. Dwell here in the realm of heavenly beauty until you are completely transformed as a result of your awareness that you are amazingly beautiful and so is everything. Soon we will go deeper, deep into the heart of all, deeply in love, the source of this beauty. You are almost ready. Almost. But not quite. So, stay here in this wonderful realm of beauty for as long as it takes for you to fully embrace your beauty and shine, shine, shine.

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QUOTES

  • "At the heart of beauty is the union of spirit and matter. Spirit: the ineffable, ungraspable quality that brings something alive. Beauty: a unity beyond rational apprehension, a whole greater than the sum of its parts, a lens or a window that offers a glimpse of a greater dimension of reality, one that brings us closer to the source of being.Ē Ė Roger Housden in Keeping the Faith Without a Religion

  • "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

  • "I'm always aware that the world around us is never going to be as beautiful and intact as it is now so I do everything I can to take pleasure in it. One of our jobs is clearly to bear witness to this beautiful world we were given and to understand that it is never going to be quite as glorious again, so we had better pay attention." -- Bill McKibben of www.350.org

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    RESOURCES

  • Spirituality & Practice offers a fantastic guide to the spiritual practice of Beauty by Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat. Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat cover many other spiritual practices at their amazing website. They have written thousands of book reviews, movie reviews, compilations of engaging quotes and educational guides. They also have a Twelves Gallery of memes on Beauty and many other galleries offering inspiring memes (quotes and images).

  • The Sayings of Swami Omkarananda offer some essential wisdom on the abundance of God's love and beauty and peace and joy. He reminds us that the practice of stillness is the essential path we must take in order to know that we are living in heaven, immersed in beauty, right now, right here.

  • Wahiduddin's Web promotes the teachings of a Sufi Master, Hazrat Inayat Khan, one of the best advocates of the Perennial Philosophy, or Mysticism.

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