As I've mentioned on numerous occasions, beauty is about more than what is on the outside. Beauty is a TOTAL PACKAGE.
This month, I attended a training class to become a Certified Life Coach. A few days before the training, I decided I wanted attend my course free of any "stuff" that could hold me back from being open to what I needed to learn. After much reflection, I realized I needed to forgive someone from my past.
Have you ever met someone who was "beautiful" on the outside but when you spoke to them, they were one of the ugliest people you have ever met? I have learned that unforgiveness can cost us our beauty so to speak. Unforgiveness causes us to be angry, resentful or selfish, making it hard to love or be loved.
All of these emotions show up in our face and body. Lines begin to prematurely show up from tense muscles and angry facial expressions. Our bodies begin to attack themselves in the form of auto-immune diseases that zap away our youth and vitality.
For years, I have held on to the pain I felt was caused by others. Some kind of way I felt by holding on to my anger, I was the one in control, I was the one with the power. WRONG!!
The only power that existed was the power I gave away by not forgiving them. All these years, I allowed "ugly" to be in charge, I missed out on living in my "true beauty." Forgiveness isn't about the other person, its about you.
Unforgiveness has an energy that can hold you captive and keep you from receiving all the beautiful things in life that were meant just for YOU! We've all heard it over and over from people like Oprah, Tyler Perry, Deepak Chopra and more.... but many of us still choose to not forgive.
The day before I left, I had a breakdown, then I had a BREAKTHROUGH! God laid it on my heart that it was time to let go and forgive this person from my past. Forgiveness doesn't require telling someone, "I forgive you," forgiveness is simply a choice or shift in your heart, however, I did decide to call this person I had not spoken to in over 10 years to express my change of heart. I simply wanted to move on so I could truly step into my own true beauty.
After that conversation, I felt a heaviness instantly lift off of me. I had a sense of peace I had never felt in my life until that moment. How would my life had been different had I chosen to forgive sooner? That is an answer I will never know. What I DO KNOW, is that I feel more empowered, confident and beautiful. Instead of wearing a frown or making comments that about another person, I smile and walk in a powerful beauty that comes from LOVE and FORGIVENESS.
To me, being a Makeup Artist is about more than creating external beautiful, its about alignment from the inside out. It's about helping a woman feel more confident, sexy, and empowered so she can access her own true beauty. No matter if its a wedding, special event or fashion shoot my goal is to help every woman that sit in my chair shine her own unique light.