Beholding the bond of love within oneself creates an opportunity to share that love with the world.
Today, women live a new and different lifestyle than in decades past. Women are CEOs, successful top executives, business entrepreneurs, writers, dancers, painters and artists. However, while the surface level of their world has changed, the true essence of women remains the same.
A woman’s core is filled with love, softness, openness, creativity and nurturing energy from the heart space. She nourishes the world around her in many ways in partnership, relationships, career, motherhood, and her life responsibilities. A woman gives love and nurturing naturally when she is expressing her true feminine nature.
A woman in her natural state of beautiful offers her heart as she gives to others. She takes care of her loved ones, just as the lioness takes care of, protects, and nurtures her cubs. Sometimes, in the process of nurturing others, she forgets about herself. As a young girl, I realized this watching my mother grieve my father’s death and put her four young children first. She eventually passed away at a young age from cancer.
For women, difficulties can arise and perhaps be projected onto relationships, people, cohorts, work, career, and more when they lack self-love, nurture, expression and care. I personally have experienced this, too, when the world around me seemed to be caving in from external pressures. At these times, I have found that the creative arts are a path back to my true essence and heart center.
Women can move and have fun with creativity through dancing, painting and coloring, molding clay, magazine collages, creative writing and journaling, just to name a few avenues. Creativity not only inspires more creativity and ideas, but it can also nurture the need for self–love, fulfillment, expression, emotional release, freedom, conscious awareness, aliveness and being in the moment.
As a woman, intimacy of being means going deep within, being quiet. Be in your heart and just let yourself be with you. This allows you to be fully present in your body, mind and heart. Thoughts, feelings, ideas, and physical sensations may arise; just let yourself be with all of them in the moment. Intimate time with yourself can include listening to music, taking a walk or a bath, doing what you enjoy, or engaging in your favorite things with and by yourself. Allow time for you to be with you in whatever form has significance and meaning to you!
Love your natural beauty on the inside and the outside. Nurture the natural beauty that is unique to you. Discovering and uncovering the natural beauty within is the first step to acknowledgement, and with acknowledgement comes acceptance. A woman needs to accept herself exactly the way she is in body, mind, soul, and spirit.
Admire all the wonderful qualities you possess. Celebrate the beauty and love on your face. Rejoice in your body with all its curves or thinness. Enjoy having natural, beautiful qualities and ways of being. Dance in your natural beauty of loveliness and grace—and charm the world as you share and inspire others. Behold the loveliness and beauty of being a woman.
Write down all of the ways that you will create, be intimate and quiet, and love and nurture you in the coming days, weeks, and months. Discover new ways to share and give love to family and friends. Be unique and love you!
Arielle Giordano’s new book, Dancing with Your Story from the Inside Out, was released in March 2017.With a Masters of Arts and Masters of Education, Arielle is an author, professional dancer, inspirational speaker, certified Essentrics/Aging Backwards instructor, and workshop facilitator. She enjoys sharing her gifts and talents with an authentic style rich in the grace of dance, psychology, philosophy and the expressive arts. Her career includes: provisional psychologist, guidance counselor and substance-abuse therapist. As a Lead Faculty Area Chairperson and Faculty Member for College of Humanities at the University of Phoenix,she inspired students with her creative gifts. She also writes for Tampa Bay Wellness, We Woman and Transformation Magazine.