What does you jewelry or accessories or style say about your spiritual self?
I remember when I graduated 8th grade. We were required to wear white gowns that reached the floor. We essentially were going to look like a sea of virginal girls moving forward in the world.
So, I HAD to go buy turquoise shoes, tucked demurely under the flowing skirt, for no other reason than I felt constrained by being the same as everyone else.
As I get dressed every day now, I recognize that nod to individuality. I don't dress to be noticed, my clothes are all actually quite neutral, jeans are my norm. But I CANNOT choose the purse or jewelry that would match. I am compelled to find the exact piece that contrasts, that feels unexpected...that nod to my own sensibilities that no one else would naturally choose.
I noticed that this morning as I slid on my favorite navy blue top, that in a sea of blue jewelry, sapphires and lapis among others, I paired it with my orange coral, followed closely by my citrine mala... I could feel how boring the matching choices felt for me and how in alignment the contrast felt - to purposely choose that little 'pop'.
It's a gentle battle against conventional expression.
It's not big and bold 'look at me'
And it's always just a bit unexpected, that peek of turquoise in a sea of white. That little bit of subtle rebellion that powers my soul.
These are messages that our subconscious landscape leaks into the physical world. And I believe these messages have a way of informing us how we feel, what we want to tell others, what our inner selves want US to know.
And conversely, how we can elevate that inner world, by adding color or deleting it, by brushing on a bit of lip gloss or by adding a little gel to our hair. That dance between the inner and outer world is a beautiful one, one that I don't always focus on as I work on that inner world in a disproportionate way.
So today I'm happy noticing that even when I don't know it, I still march in opposition to normalcy...how is your inner world leaking into your appearance?