Go Beyond Looking Beautiful and Be Beauty
Use organic food ingredients & Tao contemplation to create natural beauty products;
transform beauty regimens into Active Meditation rituals.
Olive Oil ~ this “liquid gold” shows us that mystical or feminine beauty is found
in fat. Essentially pure fat, but nutritious; effective medicine, while also a mystic
ceremonial conduit; burns bright, yet softens all it touches. Accepting this
expansive capacity to nurture is the beauty of this fat’s nature. Pause and connect.
Receive this mystical beauty into your experience of self. Feed your body and
accept your beauty as nature’s nurture.
Milk ~ this original food source created you wholly. It’s no wonder myth has it,
mother’s milk created our galaxy’s Milky Way. As a nutritional panacea, including
all vitamins except C, satisfying nearly every mammalian need, we are reminded
to look within when creating our personal universe. Pause and connect. Entertain
the idea that you already know what to do, because you already have what you need.
Thyme ~ this mountainous herb needs little and sees far. Known as a symbol of
courage, used to embalm death, purify breath and assure passage into the next
life, we are reminded that one’s surroundings directly influence one’s path. Pause
and connect. Observe your surroundings. Be encouraged to speak with modest
need and develop vision.
Rose ~ as delicate as its age-old symbolism of romantic love, we learn that
alignment with another transforms “delicate” from vulnerable into invincible.
Though armed with sharp thorns that can prick reaching for its blossoms, its
high levels of vitamin C fill our one human nutritional void. Pause and connect.
Understand, no matter how prickly, the need to look outside yourself for the
one nutrient outstanding in your original milk diet – romantic love/
vitamin C – is paramount.
Rosemary ~ living off humidity, giving a meditative air to the sea breeze, it’s
clear why remembrance is associated with its aromatic vapors. As if an extension
of the sea, this herbal essence stimulates movement and creates space
experienced as stillness, a quietude that permits memory and sentiment to be
heard. Pause and connect. Feel your eternal nature. To remember who you are,
return to the “dew of the sea” and meditate.