“The sense of being perfectly well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emerson has a point. His quote fits in perfectly with the tips for today, which at first glance may seem shallow to us lightworkers; however, feeling good is essential with the Law of Attraction and when we look good, we feel good and when we feel good our vibration rises making us more of a magnet for whatever we wish to attract.
TIP 9: HIGHLIGHT YOUR BEST FEATURES
Focus on your best qualities when you look in the mirror. Don’t focus attention and energy on flaws and don’t put yourself down when alone or with others.
TIP 10: DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Wear clothes that make you feel good about yourself to exude confidence which is highly attractive. Wearing red under or outside your clothes gives you power and passion.
This past week I had a client who is very energy-savvy. She noticed that I have a few splashes of red here in Angel Cottage and also that I was wearing Archangel Michael’s colour of deep electric royal blue. While here she realized that she had never worn red! When she left Angel Cottage she had decided to begin wearing some red. Who knows if she will start with some red underclothes or splurge on a red dress or a red goddess gown? She recognized the power and passion of red.
Whether you are a man or a woman red gives you passion and power. I noticed when my client left that one of the many women I admire, Dr. Christiane Northrup (medical doctor), is wearing red on the cover of her latest amazing bestseller GODDESSES NEVER AGE. Red lipstick too! It is hard to believe looking at the cover of her book that this was once a woman who like many considered herself a “frump.” That is the kind of negative self-talk that she would never engage in now. She decided to become an ageless goddess and urges us to do the same. She looks back at those days now and says to us, “I have had to learn to own my beauty and not feel awkward and insecure when I have to present myself in public or have a photo taken. The professional photo shoot for the cover of this book took an entire day, a clothing stylist, an amazing photographer and studio; and a skilled makeup artist. And I had a ball doing it. Why? Because I now know how all that magic in magazines happens, and I enjoy being part of it.” She is unapologetic now about owning her beauty. She urges us to do the same.
Some of us have been able to use the excuse that our budgets do not allow for enhancing our own beauty. However, Dr. Northrup points out that “there are many healthy, natural, easy ways to do it that may not cost you a cent!” She gives us numerous tips in her bestseller. One of them is a 3 day nutritional facelift from Dr. Nick Perricone: eat nothing but wild-caught salmon, watercress, blueberries and cantaloupe for 3 days. Dr. Northrup says that all these foods are rich in antioxidants and other micronutrients that will heal your gut, reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, and contribute to glowing skin. I am going to test this out soon. Why not?
We all know that exercise is crucial to our health and beauty. There are endless opportunities for most of us that suit our budgets. Currently, my budget has no room for classes, a gym or club so I get my exercise for free by walking in nature and mostly by practicing yoga in my home. Both Dr. Northrup and I advise our clients to pick a form of exercise that you enjoy doing, otherwise you are unlikely to keep doing it. I buy the majority of my clothes at second-hand stores and it is just as easy to find the colours and sizes and styles that suit you as it is at the regular shops – although you may need to spend a little more time and energy searching through the racks. Usually when I receive a compliment on my clothes it is something I bought second-hand off a rack. However, if you don’t like what you are wearing it won’t matter to you if you paid $1, 000 for it or ten dollars. You won’t feel good and feeling good is key. How does the person that you are becoming dress? Think about it. PLAY with it. Have fun!
Obviously, whether you are a woman or a man you can experiment with a new look. Have you ever worn a splash of red? A jaunty hat? Experiment by branching out a bit and trying on something you normally would not think of. Don’t panic! You can entertain ideas without committing to it. Be bold. Ask your future self what he/she wears? Can you take one step toward dressing like your future self? What would that entail? Dr. Northrup says, “have you been afraid to step into new shoes – literally- or style your hair differently?” Northrup says we are not to be intimidated by those of our “closest associates who will actually work to keep us down when we begin to upgrade our looks, because they feel threatened by our beauty in a dominator culture where women are supposed to compete with each other in the realm of physical appearance. This is known as the “crabs in a bucket” syndrome. When one crab starts climbing over the top of the bucket, the others will drag it back down. If you’re in a bucket with a bunch of crabs dragging you down, get a new bucket.” Dr. Northrup dis-covered that she needed a “friend upgrade” when she decided to claim her own beauty and become an ageless goddess and guide other women down this path.
I know that women can find all the tips we want regarding clothes and make-up on the internet. So, I decided to see if that is also the case for men. It is! Most men are likely to be able to find sites on the net where they can get all the information and ideas they need to nudge them into trying something new and different. I found info from Men’s Health magazine and things on You Tube that guide men so they don’t have to pay a cent to get some genuine help whether it is a casual look or for a more formal lifestyle. Men’s Health featured a look of the week which was how to dress from head to toe in one colour and look better than ever. They say it is all about keeping it flattering and simple. As we women know, a single-coloured outfit flatters all figure types and if we want the illusion of a truly long -line we leave off any belts. Same for men! Who knew? Men’s Health helps men put together a look that is “taller, leaner and because you’ve created a sophisticated stream-lined silhouette a classic hue like navy is a great choice because it isn’t as harsh as black yet can be treated as a neutral. Ideal for men who aren’t sure about dressing in all white, beige or gray, for instance.” Twenty best summer shoes for men caught my eye and one consultant told men that “women will especially notice your shoes so keep them in pristine condition.” Buy one good pair is the advice. A blog on men’s fashion that I peeked at told men that they had 15 quick fashion tips for them – but – just “make sure you are not better dressed than your boss.” My personal fave tip was the practical summer tip of choosing bathing trunks that hit the knee and could double as summer casual wear taking a man from the beach into a restaurant where swimsuits are not acceptable. One site advertised that their aim is to “help elevate the style of everyday guys.” The general theme seemed to be that a man’s style is a mode of communication that deserved some attention in the way that his education, career and relationships do. Interesting stuff. As I browsed I became more and more interested in my research of this topic and found myself thinking that a new career for me someday might be as a fashion consultant in a men’s store! Now talk about a stretch! From knowing nothing about men’s fashion to actually thinking that I could make a living guiding men through the fashion jungle out there. It shows that I am always thinking positively and entertaining new ideas – yay! My affirmations are working.
If you know me and/or read my writings then you know that I do not make a move in any direction without the guidance and assistance of my angels. For beauty tips I go to Archangel Jophiel ( there is a blog on her on this web-site) whose name means “beauty of God.” She is also known as “The Patron of Artists.” She helps anyone who asks her with sincerity and helps us on both a physical and metaphysical level. However, Lakshmi also will help you if you invoke her and she is known for assisting with beauty and aesthetics as well as prosperity and good fortune. Her name is derived from the Sanskrit word Laksya, which means “goal” or “aim.” Thank Lakshmi for helping you to enhance your natural beauty and for bringing you good fortune.
Whether you are a woman or a man cultivate your very own brand of beauty. You can shape – shift your own outer image while simultaneously becoming even more connected to your own inner knowing.
Love & Light, Monica