By Kate Corbin
Do you see yourself as beautiful / handsome? You can, you know. And you don’t have to be a supermodel to do so. Seeing your beauty is a choice. Choosing to see your beauty and to love your appearance will actually make you more beautiful. What you focus on expands, remember? It’s the Law of Attraction and it’s a powerful universal law that explains how your thoughts determine your reality. You actually create your appearance from the inside out with your thoughts. Therefore, once again, it’s your choice. Use your power of choice to see your beauty right now.
In the book, Finding Your Own North Star, Martha Beck relates an experience from her days as an art student drawing nude models. Generally the models were “students with bodies that matched the social ideal – slender, fit, perfectly proportioned.” One day the model was a woman well over 60, with a deeply lined face and a body that doctors might have labeled 50 pounds overweight. Her body was covered with scars, including the one where her left breast had been removed. As Martha drew, she realized that the woman knew she was beautiful. “She knew it, and she knew that I’d seen it,” relates Martha.
See Your Beauty Exercise. Now it’s your turn. Take off your clothes and look at yourself in a full-length mirror. Be as present as possible with your body. Soften your gaze and hold your vision on the perfection of your body. Instead of looking for flaws, instead of seeking what’s wrong, look with kind and gentle eyes for what’s right. Smile at yourself as you feel appreciation for your body. Notice your sparkling eyes, your lovely smile, and your glowing skin. Remember it’s your choice to see yourself as attractive or unattractive and you know which one feels better!
In the beginning, seeing yourself as beautiful when you’ve believed all your life that you’re not, may take a bit of re-programming. These affirmations will be your best friends as you walk the path of seeing your beauty. I suggest you add “thank you” to the end of each one to add the powerful vibration of appreciation. Affirm with Appreciation:
- I AM beautiful / handsome. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
- I love the way I look. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
- With every breath I take, I become even more beautiful / handsome. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
- I am a special, unique and beautiful expression of Source. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
When you see yourself as beautiful / handsome, you naturally make choices that perpetuate your good looks. When you feel good about your appearance, you’re naturally inclined to a healthy lifestyle, complete with nutritious food and activities that get the oxygen pumping and the blood flowing. As you see your beauty, you’re creating a more beautiful you on the inside. And that inner beauty will be reflected on the outside with a glowing radiant appearance. Your thoughts created the body you now have. Your thoughts can create the body you would like to have.
Kate Corbin is a Law of Attraction Coach and the creator of Gold Star Coaching. Both her coaching practice and her three ebooks – “Manifesting from the Inside Out with Law of Attraction,” “Dining at the Cosmic Cafe, How to Be and Do and Have Whatever You Desire,” and “Think and Grow Thin with the Law of Attraction” – are designed to empower you to truly live the life of your dreams. To contact Coach Kate, download a free copy of her ebook “Magical Musings on the Law of Attraction,” and subscribe to her ezine, visit Gold Star Coaching.