Welcome to another Self Love Sunday. Let’s strip away the Superficial. The arena under attack? Hollywood. Many of you will be watching the Oscars, dreaming of a glamorous life, admiring men and women who appear perfect and to have it all. The United States is pretty obsessed with Hollywood. There is an even an obsessive-addictive disorder called, “Celebrity Worship Syndrome.” You also see many young people attempting to look and behave like many of their favorite stars, running to plastic surgeons and stylists, completely removing their own identity.
Plastic Surgery is a huge multi-billion dollar business. It has not only soared in profit in America but other women Japan, Korea and China choose to scalp their faces and other body parts to look more American or European. Many of the wiser women in Hollywood admit their love of the knife. Jane Fonda says in a recent photo shoot, “I’ve had plastic surgery. I’ve talked about that. That doesn’t matter.” Or, does it? What do we teach future generations about beauty, aging, and wisdom?
“I’ve seen my grandmothers grow old and they are so beautiful. Every wrinkle in their face tells a story. I want to feel that in 30 years. I would always choose that kind of beauty over the kind that comes from having too much done to yourself.” Penelope Cruz
Research has recently concluded Selfies And Plastic Surgery: New Poll Shows Link Between Social Media And Rise In Plastic Surgery Procedures. When we Instagram, Facebook, Twitter our mug and want the best impression and most followers, we gotta look good, right? Yet, much of the older generation is left sensing the disconnect between authentic connection and superficial relating. I am, at least. As a Self Love Coach and energetic healer, I don’t look at my clients in the same way. I can see through to their body organs and it becomes my duty to see them as a whole person.
Do I, like you, enjoy or somehow biologically prefer more attractive people? I think we’ve become socialized that way. We appreciate beauty, that’s a fact. But, beauty has become photoshopped and cut and pasted. It doesn’t link itself to wisdom, strength or character any longer. It’s simply about appearance. This is the issue I have with superficial forms of it.
My plea today is for women to love themselves wholly – with the cellulite, stretch marks, saggy breasts, imperfect smiles and double chins. The women that gave birth to beautiful nine pound babies in their small size 7 and the women who gave birth to seven pound babies in their larger size 14. I also want the men to know this beauty deeply. Some of you do and support those of us who choose nature to bring us closer to who we are.