In this world where nothing will ever be the same again, the question arises:
Where do we turn to when life is turned on its head?
Many different conversations are currently taking place, whether it is addressing the fear of falling ill from the Covid-19 virus, or having to face economic disruptions or racial injustices, and many other inequalities and challenges that are part of our human story. All viewpoints are valid and we should learn to listen to each other. Learning to discern what resonates with us and what does not, is more important than who might be right or wrong.
There is another layer to this conversation. When we are willing to step back and look at any given situation with compassion and wisdom, more answers arrive. My answers come when I remember that, hidden underneath the apparent divisions, there exists a perfect blueprint based in natural law that has stood the test of eons.
My question now, as always, is: How can Beauty become medicine, also in this time?
Beauty reminds us that, beneath skin colour, gender differences and personal beliefs, there is a wondrous intelligent design of the human body, which consists of 50,000-70,000 trillion cells, all functioning together as one. There is an incredible beauty in the design of each cell that knows exactly what it needs to do to help the whole body function optimally.
When we focus only on what can go wrong with the body, and when we fear disease and illness, we forget this perfect design of the body that only wants to return to homeostasis or perfect balance. That is what your body and my body understand and know how to do best.
You need only look at nature and how it operates, to remember your own perfection. You are inherently good, your body is not a design fault, and it contains a perfect blueprint for creating health. Your body knows how to heal itself, when you support it with practical knowledge and wisdom.
To remember this, is to discover and remember your own beauty, your own wholeness. Then it becomes easier to shift into a mode of appreciation, of respect and a sense of awe for yourself and others. Just allow yourself to step into that space regularly.
When you shift away from what is wrong and broken, you will begin to look at the world through the lens of one who seeks beauty, and therefore sees beauty, and one who seeks wholeness, and therefore finds wholeness. This viewpoint most certainly does not deny or ignore brokenness or pain, however, but recognizes that, in our search for wholeness, we have to spend time to embrace that which is broken or imperfect.
But perhaps it is time to lift your gaze, to look up and to witness the movement of the stars in the heavens, which tells us that what we experience now is only a moment in the passage of time – that much has come before, and that there will be other times coming after this time of deep transformation.
In the meantime, we can choose to shift our focus towards what is right and good, seeking a hidden wholeness that becomes more and more visible, as we learn to look at ourselves and at each other with love and acceptance.
Remember that we all share this inherent beauty and that this is what connects us, always.