BEAUTY ( A Ramble)

5413625317_c2796a7564_mThere is a powerful connection between beauty and healing … But I don’t think it is immediately obvious. I think about what beauty can do in our lives. First, it can open us up to our sense of immortality and our sense of eternity.

With that resonance — the resonance of being immortal and eternal — we can create an environment that is conducive to healing, there is a lot of hope and a high level of expectation in that resonance, and so much of healing hinges on hope and expectation. Further, beauty allows our desires and our needs to become splendid. To me that means that our desires and needs, no matter how mundane or esoteric, take on a glow: They become shining in the grandest meaning of the word. Again, in the shining of beauty, our desire for healing and our need for healing take on a new life and a new energy.

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And one more: Not only does beauty fuel the truth that Goodness and Truth Shall Prevail, it also generates a state of renewal and revitalization; it generates and sustains a state of healing. Personally, I think the enchantment of beauty gives us both pause and a reason to begin again. Out of all this, I think there is a strong connection between beauty and healing. When we see beauty … I would say that when we allow ourselves to experience beauty … then it can truly be a magical moment. I say “allow ourselves to experience,” because I think the power of beauty … the mystery and the mysticism of beauty which is its magic … come from somewhere beyond seeing. An unknown imaginal realm beyond our conscious rational mind.

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Any of us can see something that is beautiful, but not all of us can reap the bounty of beauty. Not all of us can experience the richness of the gifts of beauty. To do that, I think we must reach beyond seeing. But when we will lift beyond our familiar senses and experience beauty, then I think we can receive her gifts. When we will stop and let beauty have her way with us, then we can sense the life and the light that can change us forever.

Then we can hear the voice and our hearts can silently weep. When we will reach beyond and surrender a bit of our time and space to beauty, I think we can be wrapped and enraptured in her warmth and “never be cold” again. I think there is a substance to beauty that can move us in ways that “distance” has no meaning. Then beauty is magical. And there is magic that can catch our breath with its beauty. There is magic that is Soul Magic … at least that is what I call it … and it is inspiring and uplifting and transcendent. That kind of magic is beautiful.

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Intensity and intimacy is a beautiful magic for me. It is a private magic. I don’t do it in front of anyone, but alone and in the stillness of the night. This magic … my magic of intensity and intimacy … is a beautiful magic to me. Our passion is not really in a thing or an activity or an event. It’s in us. The particular activity that we label “our passion” is not really our passion; it is the thing that can trigger it in us. That thing or those events are like matches. They can ignite the passion, but they are not the passion. Beauty stirs my passion.

Beauty in sound, beauty in motion or movement, beauty in a moment … beauty triggers the passion that is inside me. It also really engages my soul. Tears fill my eyes a lot when I experience beauty … that love that weeps at the slightest act of injustice or inhumanity and yet rejoices at the slightest act of human kindness … yes, beauty triggers my passion and engages my soul. I find immense beauty in mystery. I am surprised by how much beauty I find in mystery. I love the mystery of it all.

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