Last Thursday I was walking past a Sephora at the mall when I was pulled in like a magnet. Without being mentally aware of where I was going within the store, I found myself standing in front of a plethora of makeup and I suddenly become aware of a compelling desire...no, it was a need...a compelling need for a new, bright, happy lipstick shade.
"MUST HAVE," I thought. And so the search began.
My eyes moved quickly over the various shades of lipstick in their diverse array of tubes of different widths and lengths. I was delighted by the numerous options before me but I didn't see what I was looking for just yet. I continued along the lovely smorgasboard of makeup when I saw one jump out at me. If it were a snake, it would have bit me.
I was so thrilled about my new lipstick shade that I put it on right there in the store. I was reminded that this is how my meditation practice often occurs for me. I LOVE to meditate. I mean LOVE it! Sometimes I am drawn like a magnet to take that time out just for me to go within. I realize that as I sit down to go within I never know how deep or far I will go with my meditation until I am in the midst of it. I always go with an intention though, and it is usually to strengthen the muscle of non-attachment, surrender, or release, such that I can be more present in each moment, which always leads to greater peace and happiness for me.
My new lipstick shade had an impact on everyone I came in contact with that day, including myself. That's right, my attitude was a little more cheery because I knew that I was wearing a new, bright shade, and it was a noticeable, beautiful color.
I have heard that if we want things to be different, we've got to do things differently. When we first awaken to the Truth of our existence, we are careful with the thoughts we think, as they become our words. As awakened beings who continue to evolve and blossom ever more each day like a flower, we have the awareness that our actions are a result of the thoughts we have had and the words we have spoken. Now we can use our actions to altar, boost, or enhance our thinking (or mental attitude) which is a fun spiritual tool. So ladies, as you travel along the path of enlightenment, and you find yourself stuck, or lacking the enthusiasm you were used to once having, a new lipstick shade is just what you need.
Change your lipstick shade, change your life.
Much LOVE & Many Blessings,
Rev, Elizabeth Rowley