Inner Image Consultant, Beauty Advisor, Professional Make-up Artist and Esoteric Healing Practitioner Kathryn Fortuna on True Beauty and Rediscovering our Essence…
As a professional make-up artist for close to 30 years, I have pondered a lot on what true beauty is and what it means to re-discover our essence and share our beauty with all others unreservedly.
Clients often come to see me seeking improvements to how they look. What I now see is that we are all beautiful and the depth of beauty we all have within us is very powerful. This power comes from the fact that it is the same within us all, and the quality of this beauty is a stillness found deep within the heart and is expressed through our eyes – our true beauty and our essence simply shines out.
Once this quality has been felt, something extraordinary occurs that engenders a natural and exquisite impulse to share this feeling with everyone.
I have seen men and women begin to re-connect with the beauty they feel deep within; they are feeling it, exploring it and beginning to share it with the world, often igniting a spark of recognition in others.
Every single time a person who has claimed their inner beauty looks into the eyes of another person they offer an opportunity – an opportunity to remember who they are – by seeing this same beauty is also within them. This can truly change the course of one’s life.
One simple look, smile, conversation or moment between two people can effectively start a R-Evolution.
Bringing true beauty back never felt so easy. We have the power to make huge changes on the planet in very simple ways: not by marching and creating drama, but by simply smiling with the joy we feel. When we share our natural beauty we meet another person in this equalness, sometimes even unlocking something deep within them that has been dormant for lifetimes. Like dominos with a purpose, this chain reaction sets a rhythm that could ripple all around the world, if we so choose.
We are so very beautiful and the innermost beauty we have deep within us all is exactly the same, so why aren’t we ALL letting that innermost beauty shine out?
We all look different and there is purpose to looking different: it is the outer expression of this inner beauty that is unique and that gives us an opportunity to offer various facets of the one thing, which is our Divinity.
This is when we all get a chance to explore, adore and share our own external expressions. But we hold back. We hide. We go into comparison. We judge ourselves and apologize for the very thing that we offer the world that is different. There is something that stops us from understanding that the unique way we express our same true inner beauty may be the very thing that sets us free from our self-imposed prison. So what is this something?
Let’s break it down. We know that true beauty is a feeling, not a look. However, here’s the interesting part that I have observed:
The physical way I look as a human being can actually highlight and celebrate the true beauty I have within me.
Get it? Our physical expression is not only purposeful, it is needed. Like a part of this human puzzle, our own ‘flavour’ or expression is an offering to humanity that cannot be ignored.
For example: have you ever noticed the exquisite way someone can emanate the true beauty they feel and extend it out to their very fingertips and beyond? The way they hold themselves, their eyes, walk and talk, make-up, hair, grin, curve of their hip, dip of their nose and even the perfume they choose to wear all emanates from their inner beauty. Does it matter whether their ‘features’ are considered classically beautiful or not? No, they are glorious as a package and this is what we bring when we claim ourselves – the WHOLE package.
The more we claim our inner beauty and then in turn our unique external expression the more we unlock the bind we have been held in.
How Does a True Beauty R-Evolution Begin?
Somewhere along the way we have chosen to be manipulated into thinking that we all need to look the same. This is simply not true.
When we call out this madness and stop apologizing for our physical differences we can start reclaiming ourselves and begin to contribute to the r-evolution of celebrating our true beauty displayed in physically unique differences. And may the fun begin!
6 Simple ways we can claim our expression of true beauty…
- Digging out any self-worth issues and tossing them away
- Stop comparing ourselves to others. We need to remember… we have the same inner beauty… with a different outer expression
- Reclaiming our wild, wonderful and often unusual looks. Inner confidence is very sexy!
- Stop hiding … shine our light and walk with true purpose
- Smiling and with our eyes, re-connecting deeply with others
- Feeling our hearts expand and appreciating who we truly are.
- Saying ‘no’ to anything that does not confirm our innermost beauty
- Saying ‘yes’ to buying, purchasing, making products and taking images that reflect the true natural beauties that we are
- Breaking the cycle of disconnection from our true beauty, keeping it real and sharing ALL of us with family, friends and the world.
The True Beauty R-Evolution has begun. And yes, my beautiful friend, it is … US.
By Kathryn Fortuna