Yellow Star Wavespell of Beauty

by Mariela Maya

 

Lamat Poem

Physical Beauty and the World of Appearances

Physical beauty, as a concept, has various connotations and means different things for people. Let’s start with the mundane approach first.

A few centuries ago, not far back in history, women were considered beautiful for having voluptuous and curvy bodies. Their roundness and fullness were seen as attractive and artistic and were exposed in great famous paintings from those days.

Over time, the human body became an “object of consumption”, not only in sexual terms but also through an entire industry built around the ‘looks’. Among others, Hollywood, magazines, TV programs, fashion shows, makeup and clothing styles started marking the trend of what beauty was supposed to look like. Even the music industry became more focused on the sexy looks than in the art of creating music.

To be attractive suddenly referred to as being as thin as possible and, in more recent years, being ‘skinny’ became the concept of the ideal body.

Publicity has been constantly bombarding us all over with images and messages of the “perfect body”. Needless to say, Internet has become the main source for anything available to all tastes.

In this materialistic context, being beautiful is currently seen as synonym of Photoshop, a manmade software using technology for manipulating human bodies and creating the “best” possible looks. In reality, what it does is to transform natural beauty into an artificial image of an ideal woman that doesn’t exist (check here).

This 3D approach originated in fashion trends has, unfortunately, distorted the true meaning of physical beauty by turning it into something superficial while creating an alienated society based on the World of Appearances.

Physical Beauty and the Web of Life

In creation, everything and everybody is beautiful! Life is a true piece of Art!

We are all different and unique and this diversity is beautiful in itself. The more natural, the more real and the more comfortable we feel in our magnificent physical bodies, the more beautiful and joyful our lives will be.

Our bodies are wonderfully orchestrated to facilitate our experience on Earth. This amazing vehicle that allows us to be humans is a true blessing and deserves to be cherished. It doesn’t matter how large or slim it is, which color our skin or eyes are, how big or small some specific parts are, and if we have a handicap condition or not. It doesn’t matter our gender and how old we are. As the temple of our soul, our physical bodies are always sacred and divine!

Most of the world’s population does not look like ”the ideal image”. Not even close. We can dedicate our lives to constantly trying extreme diets and spending hours at the gym, and we will still not be “it”.

Having a more profound connection with our body doesn’t mean to be indifferent and careless with it, on the contrary. It’s important to nurture our body on all levels, to eat healthy, exercise and dress with clothing and accessories that make us feel great. We may want to lose (or gain) weight to feel better and energized. Or go to the gym and tone it up in a healthy way. Or play with Photoshop or another software to add an artistic and fun touch to our photos. The point is not to overdo it ending up living in an illusion while being obsessed with one’s own appearance and judging others for their overall looks.

Being a Yellow Star myself, and having an immense respect for human bodies of all sizes, types and shapes, it makes me very sad to see so many people suffering because of it. Men and women of any age who are just not comfortable with who they are and cannot enjoy authentic relationships while physically disrespecting others. In addition to overall unhappiness, this also leads to bullying starting in an early age followed in many cases by bulimia and anorexia, among other unhealthy states.

In order to live in harmony, the physical aspect (body) is as important as the mental (mind), emotional (heart) and spiritual (soul). In its extreme, by trying to fit into the “mold of perfection” and being fixated in the world of appearances, we separate ourselves from the Web of Life, Nature, our essence and other human beings. It ends up affecting our relationships and well-being, and we feel out of balance.

So, instead of continuing to struggle for not having ‘enough of this’ or having ‘too much of that’, let’s be grateful for who we are while taking care of this wonderful body in a loving and balanced way. Let’s focus on things that truly matter in life and that help us to grow, to become a better person and to contribute to the highest good of all. Let’s enjoy our beautiful experience and presence on planet Earth!

Please watch these two great videos filled with messages and reminders:

    

End of this 260-day Tzolkin Cycle

The Wavespell of the Yellow Star is the last Wavespell of this cycle, which ends on July 17, 2014.

The next 13 days represent a great opportunity to review where we currently are since its beginnings on October 31, 2013. How did you experience these roughly nine months? What were the highlights? Have you accomplished your goals? What were the main lessons learned? What are you ready to let go of before the new cycle starts?

Happy and creative closure celebrating in Beauty and Harmony!

In Lak’esh & Munay,

Mariela Maya
Yellow Electric Star
mariela [at] mayankin [dot] com
+1 (832) 454-3113

www.mayankin.com

 

In Lak’esh means “I am another yourself!”, a Mayan greeting that recognizes the Divine in each living Being. It’s a message of Unity that reminds us that, when we give, we are also receiving. In this way, the Mayan honored and respected each other, reinforcing the belief that we are all interconnected: what we do to others and to our environment will also affect ourselves in the end…

Munay means both ‘Love’ and ‘Beauty’ in Quechua, the language of the Incas. Munay, translated as ‘To love’, is one of the three principles of the Andean way.

I invite you to subscribe to the series of messages on Wavespells sent every 13 days. You can read what it is about by clicking on Subscribing to? and, for additional information, please visit my website.

To get in tune with the daily energies, you can check it on the Daily Tzolkin.

If you are not familiar with the Tzolkin, and you want to explore it further, you can read my message posted on 10/31/13 when this current cycle started.