“Your skin is so beautiful, what beauty line do you use to make your face shine like it does?!”, the lady in the grocery store asked as I stood in the checkout in line. At first I was taken aback at her genuine enthusiasm in such a public place but then when I realized what she was really commenting on I chuckled to myself because I knew. You see I’d been asked this question before . . . . . countless times before from both strangers and friends. My answer is always the same, “inner joy, outer beauty”.
Beauty is independent of anything material. I am not joyful because of a slim figure, a fresh manicure, a new exciting boyfriend or a big home. All those things can be taken away. One can gain weight, a nail could chip, the boyfriend can leave or the home could fall apart with any natural disaster. It is not the issue but HOW WE RELATE to the issue that is important. We have choices on how we respond to the issue at hand.
I live in the NOW and I have choices on HOW I want to respond to seeming
discord. My joy comes from the all-knowing place that, independent of my material surroundings, I choose to remain joyful, steadfast, peaceful, and grounded in the knowing of my relationship to Divine Love.
My relationship with Divine Love is the ONLY permanent in my life. You see, I am joyful when I think f my relationship to God. I contemplate how much She loves me. I beam when I close my eyes and feel washed over with love and feel the a warm hug from my Mother-God. I want my life to be a testament to God’s goodness and graciousness. I practice this almost effortlessly as if it were second nature.
Friends and family come and go from our lives. Difficult situations present themselves daily. It is inevitable. But the one permanent fact is that God remains. Divine Love never, never leaves us. Through thick and thin She is always with us Divine Love is our biggest fan! This knowing makes me smile. It causes my heart to feel warm and loved. This love I feel is divine. It causes me to radiate pure LOVE. I feel immense gratitude for this primal and permanent peace that stays centered in my heart. I couldn’t stop from glowing anymore than God could stop emitting Her most pristine love. I am that true, unobstructed reflection of the most totally loving God. I shine because God shines!
My skin glows not because of any the the latest, expensive face creams but simply because of my inner knowing of God’s love for me which manifests as radiant outer joy. And so it is.