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
Plastic Surgery, Designer Vaginas & True Beauty
True Beauty… Defying Age and Aging
I know this to be true
‘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.’
Because it has changed my life I know so many people now that reflect their inner beauty to the world and it has inspired me to come out from my hiding place and also show the world what truly beautiful human-beings we are.
Allowing ourselves to shine the beauty we already are, is what reveals it in our form and movements
“The physical way I look as a human being can actually highlight and celebrate the true beauty I have within me” Yes forget the trashy gossip celeb magazines that tell us to look physically beautiful – this is the true way and the only way one can ever find true contentment and joy within themselves
An amazing article about our way to remain with our essence and as you have shared Kathryn, walking holds a deepening place in us all, so being in True movement sets up the foundation for us to return to by being present as we walk.
True beauty is felt rather than seen.
“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” An invitation to look into the eyes of everyone we meet and feel our and their inner beauty reflected between us.
We all have beauty within, ‘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.’
I agree Lorraine I know some quite stunning people that I just want to be around not because of their looks or physicality but because there is just something about them as though they are glowing with warmth that is something you just want to be a part of. And when you see them your heart skips a beat and sings in some sort of recognition of the possibility that I also have that same warmth within me.
Being present with ourselves is also key to allowing our beauty to shine unreservedly. I know I can be one step ahead of myself or behind myself and that is when I am out of kilter and there are snags to my being in my true beauty.
We are beautiful and have an innermost beauty deep within us, time to let this shine out, ‘ 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.’
‘We judge ourselves and apologize for the very thing that we offer the world that is different.’ – it is total madness that we do this once, let alone a lot of the time! We’re all trying to be the same as one another, to fit in and be accepted, when in general, we love the different qualities that each person arounds us reflects back to us. Time to appreciate what each of us brings to the world and value our unique and different expressions, instead of trying to crush or diminish them.
I agree it is time to appreciate and value all that we uniquely bring to the world, ‘Time to appreciate what each of us brings to the world and value our unique and different expressions, instead of trying to crush or diminish them.’
The fact that our true beauty shines from the inside out makes so much sense to me. I can look in the mirror one day and love who I see looking back and the next day I mightn’t love the reflection as much. So why the difference on the two days? I have come to know that on the ‘I love my reflection day’ I am living in harmony with myself, deeply connected to who I am and that shines out, but on the other contrasting day there is definitely something off about the way I am feeling, probably disconnected to myself and that is what is reflected back. I am still the same beautiful woman, but how I am feeling on the inside is totally determining the reflection in the mirror.
I love re-reading this every time I come across it as it communicates the actuality that by virtue of the fact we are all equally divine in essence, our expression of this divinity is one that is ‘out of this world’ and ‘off the charts’ beautiful in the truest sense. Living in connection to this quality is how our beauty and power naturally emanates through our uniquely designed bodies, offering a reflection for all to know that this is the joy of who we are.
It is extremely disregarding of not only ourselves but all of us as what we do affects everyone, to not honour the beauty we truly are. Not only do we then experience all that beauty is truly not, we ALL also miss out on the reflection of love that is naturally their within you and so needed by ALL of us.
Beauty certainly is in a reflection and knowing who we truly are. It is exquisite that we can inspire another so deeply simply by being all of who we are and living from this point.
R-Evolution is long overdue and and we can support each other through the process.
In order to truly evolve we have choices to make and choosing to accept our own beauty is a great starting point.
One way of claiming our true beauty is to simply feel and appreciate, ‘Feeling our hearts expand and appreciating who we truly are.’
I like the fact that a person’s true beauty can be seen in their eyes, nothing else needs to be said or done, there is beauty there already and fully being expressed.
I love the concept expressed here that feel so true when Kathryn mentioned how we tend to apologise for looking different instead of appreciating how valuable and important that unique expression is to show the many varied ways that our inner beauty and divinity can reflect to others the same in them. This statement alone can defeat the typical comparison people have with some ideal of what it is to be beautiful.
We could say Michael we are all a facet of the one Diamond.
“One simple look, smile, conversation or moment between two people can effectively start a R-Evolution.” when the beauty of who we are shines through our eyes , the joy in this connection is amazing and very powerful.
“The physical way I look as a human being can actually highlight and celebrate the true beauty I have within me.” What a beautiful and supportive way to look at ‘true beauty’. How lovely would it be if we nurtured our children to understand this so that the way they looked was not focussed on an image or identity, but on the way they felt about themselves on the inside.
‘Digging out any self-worth issues and tossing them away’ This is vital to being clear and able to express joyfully in our lives.
If we see what cosmetic surgery is doing we see the opposite occurring in women who starts to lookalike with tight faces and less expression in their looks trying to look perfect, perfect and void of love for themselves. I am not against cosmetic surgery but well considered from within and not to change something because we are not enough as we are. And you are offering us a very empowering answer to why we look as we do; ‘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.’
We have mis-defined beauty – I find that when i look most beautiful is when I am loving being myself and loving every part of my life – and I find the same with other people too. The real beauty is not in our make up, or facial features it is in the undefinable grandness inside us.
Absolutely our true beauty is a reflection of our unique essence that we can choose to share with the world.
Thank you Kathryn, for making alive what is there to be seen again.. That which we have hidden, yet that which we need to live again — our whole beauty. Everything else we have created is simply a deviation away from God’s beauty – US.