These are concepts that my spirit guides have shared with me over the years, that I've found incredibly helpful. Since I've benefited so much from this shift in my perspective, I wanted to share it here as well.
Self-esteem is probably something that most people struggle with at some point in their life, especially around their physical appearance. I am no exception to that, and have gone through phases of very low self-esteem in the past, also during my spiritual development.
You may have heard the quote: "We are not physical beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a physical experience." This essentially just means that we are spirits within bodies. We are not our bodies. We just have bodies in order to experience life. We are actually much more than our bodies. I mean, imagine: if we are spirit, there is probably so much more to us than we can even fathom in our limited physical forms. And as spirit, we are all connected, and we are all facets of the Divine.
No matter what shape or size, your body is the sacred vessel through which your amazing soul experiences life. You are so much more than your body. So questions of whether or not you are beautiful are really irrelevant because you are beyond beautiful. Whether or not you are considered beautiful by society's current standards, you are so much more than your physical body. You are literally the essence of all that is. You are complete perfection.
You are beyond beautiful.
You are beyond worthy.
You are beyond lovable.
I remember one time maybe 10 years ago, when I had begun taking meditation seriously again and was also working on connecting more with my spirit guides, I allowed one of my spirit guides to share my physical body during meditation (not as scary as it sounds). Since he was sharing my space, I could "feel" his thoughts much stronger, and he shared with me the incredible wonder and ecstacy at the feeling of being in a body. I will never forget that feeling of wonderment. And I know that guide shared that with me on purpose, to show me just what a privilege it is to be in a physical body.
I know it's a cliché, but your body really is a temple: it houses your divine spirit. It's a place to worship and pay homage to your spirit. It's something to take deep care of and keep healthy, for your spirit to get the most out of life. It's a place to adorn and beautify however you wish: not to please others, but to please yourself, your divine spirit. It's something to love and accept and cherish, as it helps your spirit experience life in such a miraculous way.
I know some of us feel like we don't truly belong in a body, or are constantly living life a little disconnected from the body, in denial of it or trying to change it into something more acceptable. We miss out on so much when we are in that mode of denial.
Sending you (your divine spirit and its temple) lots of love this week,