Saturday, 4 June 2016

Beauty is Everywhere

As I look out into the world, I see so much to be grateful for. Surrounded by beauty, I am left in no doubt that we live in a spirit filled world that is becoming more authentic in the beauty that it is able to appreciate. For so long we have come to define beauty on a superficial level, but as we grow, so will our ability to appreciate beauty grow within us.
With this, understand that only can we recognize and appreciate what is truly beautiful when we have unified with the essence of our own beauty within ourselves. So many struggle to find the beauty in the world when they look outside. Fearful of what they will encounter, they see a world filled with anger, hostility and ugliness, and because this is what they see, this is what becomes real for them, and they continue to live as their self fulfilling prophecy would have it be.
Neglecting their own beauty, they have swallowed a nightmare pill which alters dramatically the world in which they see. Turning away from the spirit, they have chosen to embrace the ego, which sees things always in a distorted light. With power and strength to gain for itself, the ego is devoted not to searching for beauty, but to finding that which can build it up in the eyes of the world. Concerned with the physical world and pleasing those within it, it is not at all interested in the wisdom of the spirit.
Not wanting to be the protagonist in its own demise, the ego has a vested interest in keeping the true source of beauty from your eyes. Not wanting you to experience the awe that beauty inspires, it seeks to keep you in a state of boredom where you ask no questions of life. Asking no questions, you cease to interact with life, and you deprive yourself of the answers that God wants to give to you. This is what it means to be reactive to life, and to suffer in the process.
Called to be proactive, we do not grow in our experience of life, if we have closed ourselves off to what it seeks to teach us. Wanting to show us the beauty in the world and in ourselves, it is a willing teacher, but a teacher has no role to occupy without a student in attendance. This is why we must be open-minded in beauty's presence. With much to give, there is much to learn about the beauty of God which manifests itself in all things.
It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What this means to me is that each of us has the capacity to find beauty in different things. What some label beautiful, others might label ugly, and vice versa. But does it really matter what verdict is passed on whether something is pleasing to the eye or not? What matters absolutely is the seed of beauty to be found in all things that God has created. With the beauty of the creator pervading each of his creations, that beauty is definitely there to see. The question then becomes what is the quality of the vision of the observer?
Many are capable of seeing the beauty in all that surrounds them, but even more are not. Selective in what they ascribe the label 'beautiful' to, these people have chosen to honour the mind above the heart, which is all to discriminating. Seeing more than the mind is capable of seeing, the heart knows that it is futile to judge, because it realizes that judgment passed on that which appears in a diminished light is falsely condemned. Seeing only a portion of the whole, much is misunderstood; and embracing only a part, much is rejected as irrelevant. See in this, the dangerous game that we play when we choose to have the ego's eyes be the filter with which we view the world.
Seeing only fragments of beauty that it has contaminated through its own judgment, much is discarded, and even less honoured, for God cannot be seen by that which despises his presence. Wanting you not to see him, the ego will lead you to label as ugly, much that is beautiful in appearance and substance.
Intense in its loathing, the ego is not always rational in its judgment, and even in its certainty, it misses much to be appreciated. See in this how the ego's arrogance often leads it to abandon that which could otherwise serve it. Cursed in its blindness, it makes not for wise counsel to the one who searches for a deeper experience of life.
Wanting to experience love, one must consult the heart, being the centre of beauty inside the self. Being not separate from God, it is the gift that God has given us to enjoy the world. Blessed with much, we can find much joy when we look upon the world with spiritual eyes. Hindered not by that which are the ego's shortcomings, we can see the love behind the barriers, and the distinctions which make the miraculous commonplace.
Blessed in spirit, we must not take for granted that which is capable of teaching us who we truly are. Endowed with wisdom, all of God's creations are capable teachers, and assuming not a separate identity from him, they are models to be emulated. With this, learn that beauty is distorted as the separation is affected. So as you travel far from him, so will your ability to experience beauty diminish in strength.
Concerned primarily with attaching labels in the moment, what eludes you is the beauty inherent in entering the moment. To enter the moment, is to join with God in your heart, and see what he sees in the physical world. With all that he created being good, you are then able to see the love that pervades everything in the light of the spirit. Appreciating everything just as it is, you understand that it is enough and that the ego does not have to be invited to enhance what is complete in itself.
Complete, the gifts of God are holy in what they hold and what they deliver. Endowed with beauty, they bring to the lost man, much that is invaluable. Longing for God, those who are lost, suffer in their desperation. Convinced of their own ugliness, the memories of their eternal beauty slip into the past. But the past is not lost forever, for every illusion stands to be corrected, and as a partner with eternity, it will not fail to reveal itself in a touch that the moment has in store, for the child who sees clearly now, not yearning for more.
One of the most memorable times that I recall beauty touching me deeply was in Florence when I went to see Michelangelo's David. I had heard from many people how wonderful this classical piece of sculpture was, but hearing a second hand account doesn't really prepare you for the effect that it has on the soul, when you see it in person. To say that I was taken aback by its beauty would be an understatement. I was left absolutely speechless! To think that one man saw this masterpiece in that block of marble and saw it as his purpose to bring it to life for all to enjoy is awe inspiring to me.
But as I was standing there, just gazing up at the masterwork, I knew not the distraction of thought that attempted to persuade my mind to intellectualize how the work was brought to life. This allowed me to centre myself and let the profound beauty that emanated from the shiny white surface, move my spirit powerfully in the moment. And as I just allowed the moment to touch me, I felt for a moment just how Michelangelo must have felt with the chisel in his hand and the spirit in his heart, for as I am not alone with my pen, he was not alone with his tools, for with every incision had God's hand revealed itself so gently and lovingly.
All in all, I spent about an hour in the company of David, listening only to the silence which was my teacher. And as I meditated on what had greeted my senses, I felt a deep sense of appreciation begin to emerge, and as my eyes began to well up with tears, my constant companion placated my fears that I would miss something, a moment, which taught me who I am, not alone in war, but beautiful and fair.
To know Michelangelo must have been to be in the company of a great lover. Here was a man who made it his life's purpose to serve the world by making manifest in physical form, the love that he carried inside. How else can you explain it? To look into the eyes of David is to know without a shadow of a doubt that he was conceived in love, and because it was this love that filled Michelangelo's heart, the conception was inevitable.
With this, understand that love never leaves beauty unexpressed, for that is not love's way. And in the same way that love will never leave beauty unexpressed, so will it never leave the witnesses to that beauty untouched, for the heart that was inspired to bring the beauty to life, is in no way separate from the heart of the witness who has seen in that beauty a clear image of themself revealed.
See in this, how all embodiments of beauty carry a reflection that is not one dimensional. If you were to observe a rose, you would be moved by the beauty of that rose, but what has moved you is not limited to the petals, stem and thorns which make up that rose. What you receive from that rose is an experience of the beauty of nature which is in no way separate from all that the rose is, because nature is the essence of its being. And as it is with the rose, so it is with you, because nature is the very essence of who you are. As God has breathed life into the rose, so has God breathed life into you, and in it you get a glimpse of not only its glory, but your glory as well, which is a stranger not to the glory of God.
Endowed with all that is beautiful, do not doubt what is yours to give, and as you awake from your slumber, so will your brothers and sisters enjoy a more peaceful rest. Not tormented by their hideous nightmares, a new joy will emerge in the form of a dream that is not isolated in how it comes to bless them. As beauty multiplies, so does its visions, in the mind that has unified itself with the heart.
Filled with this love, joy replaces sorrow and gratitude replaces judgment, for as the Lord has spoken, you need not open your mouth to speak. Speaking in glorious tongues, you are left in no doubt that what he has to say is real. Beautiful in its composition, it is undeniably powerful in its resonance. Teaching your heart, the mind finds rest, subsumed by the grace that has cradled it, and when it awakes, immense beauty awaits it, in both its relationship to the physical and the infinite which know no divide. Being what beauty has conquered, love has done its work, through the eye of the spirit that cannot be blinded to the world's worth.


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Sunday, 2 October 2011

A Beauty Store - Where Can You Find One?

Where to go to find a Beauty Supply Store

If you are like lots of other women that are looking for a beauty supply store, then you will find that you are in luck because there are lots of options out there for you. However, before you decide on any one particular beauty supply store, you want to make sure that you get the best products and advice, and so there are some things you will need to think about.

Searching For a Beauty Supply Store

When looking for a beauty supply store, you will need to think about several factors. For one, you want to make sure that the products that they have are the ones that you are interested in, and as well in regards to the products you want to make sure that they are priced correctly.

This means that you will need to shop around at a few beauty supply stores and compare products and prices.

The Best Beauty Supply Stores

There are many great beauty supply stores that you can choose from, one of the best however is Sally Beauty Company, and this can easily be considered as one of the most popular and well known beauty stores out there. They are popular because they stock the top brands at good prices, and so you know that you are getting a great deal when you shop with them.

Another great option that you have is Folica Beauty Supply, which is a company that has some great products and prices to match.

Some of the items on their website include:

Flat irons

Hair strengtheners

Curling irons

Hair dryers

Hair vitamins

Permanent hair removal

Epilator

Hair care

Hair color

Skin care

Anti aging skin care

Facial skin care

Dry skin care

Manicure

Pedicure

Paraffin bath

Perfume and fragrance

Makeup and cosmetics

There are plenty of other great beauty supply stores out there but make sure to keep these ones in the back of your mind to compare products and prices.

For more beauty information visit http://www.beauty-salon-service.com

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A Beauty Store - Where Can You Find One?

Where to go to find a Beauty Supply Store

If you are like lots of other women that are looking for a beauty supply store, then you will find that you are in luck because there are lots of options out there for you. However, before you decide on any one particular beauty supply store, you want to make sure that you get the best products and advice, and so there are some things you will need to think about.

Searching For a Beauty Supply Store

When looking for a beauty supply store, you will need to think about several factors. For one, you want to make sure that the products that they have are the ones that you are interested in, and as well in regards to the products you want to make sure that they are priced correctly.

This means that you will need to shop around at a few beauty supply stores and compare products and prices.

The Best Beauty Supply Stores

There are many great beauty supply stores that you can choose from, one of the best however is Sally Beauty Company, and this can easily be considered as one of the most popular and well known beauty stores out there. They are popular because they stock the top brands at good prices, and so you know that you are getting a great deal when you shop with them.

Another great option that you have is Folica Beauty Supply, which is a company that has some great products and prices to match.

Some of the items on their website include:

Flat irons

Hair strengtheners

Curling irons

Hair dryers

Hair vitamins

Permanent hair removal

Epilator

Hair care

Hair color

Skin care

Anti aging skin care

Facial skin care

Dry skin care

Manicure

Pedicure

Paraffin bath

Perfume and fragrance

Makeup and cosmetics

There are plenty of other great beauty supply stores out there but make sure to keep these ones in the back of your mind to compare products and prices.

For more beauty information visit http://www.beauty-salon-service.com

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Quick Tips For Depotting Eyeshadows in Your Home

When you buy eyeshadow, you generally end up with just a few colors in a case that is quite large, considering how small the eyeshadows are. Instead of filling your purse, makeup case, or desk with a million eyeshadow cases, you can easily de-pot them and put them in a nice, neat palette.

Depotting eyeshadow is quite easy. All you need to do is heat the eyeshadow to loosen the glue that attaches it to the factory pot. There are a number of different ways to do heat them, including the hairdryer, candle, and oven.

If you're using a hairdryer, simply turn the hairdryer on (with the heat on!) and heat the eyeshadow with it. Alternatively, place the eyeshadow in the oven for a few minutes (on low heat!) to melt the glue. I don't really like the oven method, because it makes my whole house smell funky for hours after I depot shadows.

My favorite method by far is with a candle. Hold the eyeshadow over a lit candle with your tweezers until the adhesives bonding the pot to the container melt.

Once you've melted the glue, you can pop the eyeshadow out with a knife or tweezers.

Repeat this for a bunch of your eyeshadows and you can put them all together on a palette. This saves a ton of space and makes it a lot easier to find the eyeshadow that you need, instead of rummaging through a million little eyeshadow containers.

I keep a palette with my most common eyeshadow colors (browns, blacks, whites, and pinks), but I usually don't bother depotting colors that I don't use very often (blue, green, yellow).

Amy writes for Asian Beauty Blog, a free makeup website that includes makeup forums [http://forums.asianbeautyblog.com/] and a section for makeup tutorial videos. Visit Asian Beauty Blog today for more great cosmetics tips!

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Tips to Build Your Own Beautiful Bar

Bar furniture - what is the first thing that comes into your mind on hearing these words? Does your mind flash with the long bar tools placed in front of a traditional bar set? Well now you can say a firm goodbye to these images and bid a warm welcome to a whole new series of bar furniture. Whether you are looking for bar furniture for your home or restaurant, there is now a gamut of ideas to choose from. The theme, color style, the furniture, accessories all change and fit according to your wish. Once you decide upon the size of your bar and the amount of money that you are willing to invest in it you can set upon the adventure of getting a stylish new bar for yourself.

Bar furniture these days come in a whole new range of materials and designs that would have been previously thought to be impossible. Starting with the traditional teak wood furniture, you can now get a stylish steel and chrome fitted look for your bar. You can also go for the expensive leather look for your bar or if you are feeling really royal you can also adopt the velvet and satin touch for your furniture. Add your on special touch to the bar area and see it evolve into something magical. Your bar furniture can comprise of a really unique bar table, in fact this is the section that allows you to experiment the most.

You can always look into the internet for creative inspiration and get a whole new idea for your own customized bar top. Other than this you can even opt for small lushly covered cute looking stools to accommodate people near the counter. Even here you can try for several variations. With the options like swiveling chair (in a huge variety of colors and make) or a really smart looking armless steel chair available it is now possible for you to experiment widely.

For the main sitting area in front of the bar you can always opt for a cluster of small chairs placed strategically around a round table instead of the usual sofa that is designated for the lounge section. While dealing with tables and chairs, here again you can try out a number of designs ranging from the old worldly Ashley furniture to Slate Patio table with metal base or even a country style coffee finish wooden pub table. Choose your theme and style and create a bar that will be showcase your tastes wonderfully.

The key of a stylish bar is to invest properly in the best bar furniture you can find. For this consider the great bar stools from http://cafeculture.com.au

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Celebrity Beauty Tips - Hairstyles and Beauty Tips of the Stars

Celebrities enjoy huge fan following especially when it comes to beauty and style matters. Being a style-icon a celebrity is imitated by his admirers once he builds an image. A celebrity beauty tip, whether it be about skin care, acne prevention, hair styling, reducing body weight or any other issue related to improving looks has always been cherished by the admirers. Adjudged from this angle, the best celebrity beauty tip of the present age seems to be being ones own self.

Inspired by the doctrine that beauty comes in all sizes, shapes and colors and is more about self-expression than mere imitation of someone else's style, modern fans go for personal styling. A few generations back an individual would be content with just getting an Elvis Presley hair cut or a Marilyn Monroe makeup even if that gave a more or less dumb look. A present generation Tom Cruise admirer instead customizes the star's hairstyle to best suit his personality. Similarly, a woman obsessed with Julia Roberts may not opt for a curly crop, but rather sport her hair straight, a la Brooke Shield's style.

The same celebrity beauty tip holds for make up and attires. Considering the camera glares and flashes they are exposed to, it is very fitting that a beauty pageant winner or a celebrity will settle on heavy makeup and some out of the ordinary clothing. However, when adopted in everyday lives, the too gorgeous, overtly glamorous looks will best be termed 'blunders' on the fashion-front. No wonder that young women go for a lot of scaling down and opt for the 'girl next door' look rather than the 'Diva' look.

Most celebrities consider beauty as 'not just skin deep', and hence concentrate a lot on health care and grooming. With useful advices as natural and homemade beauty tips on skin, hair care and on other health related issues, this happens to be the most helpful aspect of celebrity worship. Although most of the beauty secrets shared by the stars are no different from the natural beauty tips one has grown up with, youngsters pay heed to these time tested beauty secrets only when it comes in the form of a celebrity beauty tip.

A celebrity beauty tip can be anything such as

o Sticking to healthy lifestyle

o Giving the body its regular quota of exercises

o Increased intake of water

o Meditation

o Direct application of natural products like honey, milk, etc.

o Application of homemade beauty potions

o Application of other beauty treatments like TCA skin peels, etc.

The perfect combination of homemade beauty tips with occasional TCA peels seems the right answer when it comes to stopping the onslaught of professional stress and makeup. The fast-action TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) skin peels cause acne, pigmentation problems, scars and wrinkles to vanish in matter of moments and is perfectly safe. With the effects of the chemical skin exfoliation lasting for 6 months to a year, application by medical practitioners is recommended. The wide acceptance of TCA peels in the medical community has made it much more than just a celebrity beauty tip.

David Maillie is a chemist with over 12 years experience in biochemical research and clynical analysis. He is an alumni of Cornell University and specializes in biochemical synthesis for public, private, and governmental interests and manufactures various skin peels for plastic surgeons, medispas, and in home use. He can be reached at M.D. Wholesale: http://www.bestskinpeel.com

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