Feminine beauty in not a function of clothes or hair or makeup, although billions of dollars are spent in this country each year by women who have been convinced by the advertising industry that it is. Beauty is an internal light, a spiritual radiance that all women have but which most women hide, unconsciously denying its existence. What we do not claim remains invisible. This is why the process of personal transformation–the true work of spiritual growth, whether couched in religious terms or not–is the only antidote to the pernicious effects of society’s back lash against genuine female empowerment. Society programs us, through the subliminal messages of popular culture, to believe that we’re not truly desirable as women unless we adhere to the current standards of physical beauty. The reason we’re such fertile ground for the dark forces of such lies and social manipulation is that we’re dissociated from the genuine light of self-awareness.
Our spiritual essence is non material, non physical; and when we become aware of this, we are genuinely empowered. The more we develop what is called in Alcoholics Anonymous our “conscious contact” with truth as God created it, the less we are prey to the lies of a fearful world. When we are truly aware of our spiritual glory, a varicose vein or two is not that big a deal.
Text: From one of the books all women should read: A Woman’s Worth by Marianne Williamson