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From Twiggy to Kate Moss: a revolutionary example for today’s top models

why do we want to be so thin

The miniskirt revolution

Twiggy’s popularity not only influenced many people to try and imitate her look, but also drastically influenced the rise in power of models in the fashion industry. She was a role model and revolutionary for today’s top models, but her popularity also brought along with it the irrational image of the ideal woman. Twiggy was a major trendsetter in America during the sixties, even though she hailed from England. In the sixties, the thought of a model taking advantage of her success to start a fruitful business was completely revolutionary. ” Her influence is still seen on runways and television today among models like the figure of Kate Moss.

If these models exemplify ideal beauty, then the message is sent that today’s average woman just doesn’t measure up. She’s exactly the right look at the right time, and the right look is seventeen and starved. Twiggy is the pivotal woman…

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Love your Body Movement

Taryn Brumfitt is on a mission to convince every woman to love her body as it is, to stop buying into corporate messages about beauty, and to change the vocabulary listed above for good. She plans to do so by creating a documentary called “EMBRACE,” that will explore why body loathing is so commonplace and what we can do to change that reality.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/14/embrace-taryn-brumfitt_n_5318178.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

Self Love will bring out your true beauty!

As Marianne Williamson wrote so beautifully in her book, A Return to Love:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous. Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Seeds and Spring

…seeds are invisible. They sleep deep in the heart of the earth’s darkness, until some one among them is seized with the desire to awaken.

I love Spring because of the excitement of knowing that there are seeds that we haven’t seen all winter that are about to burst forth from the ground and become something beautiful. It amazing me that seeds have been in the cold ground, in the darkness waiting for the cue to come on to the stage.  Waiting for their time to shine.

Our lives are like a series of seeds, programmed to flower at certain times in our lives.  Some of those seeds lay dormant for years as we wait impatiently for them to burst forth.  We try to force some of them to bloom before their time because we become impatient.  Some of them sprout from the ground and surprise us.

That is the magic and beauty of life.  There are always new seeds, planted with our thoughts, beginning new journeys of becoming.  The art of allowing is to sit in the flow of the grace of the Universe and watch the magic burst forth as it moves through the various stages of the process of becoming a flower.