Am I Beautiful? Owning Your Power and Beauty

The trick to owning our personal power and beauty is realizing we already have it.

Yes this is a longer video. It is worth it.  Set aside some time over your lunch break or after the kids are in bed.

Then read on after you watch!

 

We hustle around trying to gain the approval of others. We hustle around trying to gain achievements, paychecks, spouses, have children. We hustle around buying clothes and makeup. Then we go scowling at the clothes and makeup because they didn’t make us feel beautiful they way the advertisements promised. Or perhaps they did for awhile, until the void inside started screaming again. So we figure the bigger house will make us feel better. The bigger paycheck. The nicer dress. The new baby. The new “something outside me.” On and on the cycle goes.

All in an effort to answer the questions: Am I Beautiful? Am I Worthy?

Of course I went through all this, and still find myself stuck in these circular traps from time to time.

But as I say in the video, it takes time to change our thoughts and feelings, but it is well worth the effort.

On some level I think we know that the clothes and makeup and bigger houses will not actually make us feel better, not on the deep level that I believe we really desire, but we keep chasing these things anyway in an effort to fill the void.

The answer then is to change our focus from acquiring things to make us look or feel better to changing our thoughts and beliefs to help us look and feel better. After all it is our thoughts that create our body image.

Now of course a new dress or a new eyeshadow has wonderful effects. And if we know we look amazing in an outfit that certainly has a healing power as well. However, these still are temporary. Eventually the clothes wear out or get ripped or stained. The makeup runs out or gets discontinued. So we again are in the place of trying to find the thing outside us that makes us beautiful.

We are innately beautiful. We are innately powerful. Everyone of us. Including and especially YOU.

So we need to change our thinking.

Change “This dress makes me beautiful”

to something like

I am beautiful and this dress highlights my beauty.”

In the first example we give the dress beauty and the power. In the second, we give ourselves power and beauty.

See my other post for an example of this.

Certainly it takes time to change our beliefs and thoughts, but we all know the pit of despair where the “I hate myself and I am ugly” thoughts end.

Let’s try “I like myself, or I love myself and I am beautiful” instead.

Until next time,