Running wild outside and following with a beauty ritual tickles that part of us that is both wild child and divine goddess.
It is an epically awesome combination, it is the essence of being a wild women, the balance of being free, rugged, dirty, and downright wild followed by the nurturing of rich healing oils and flower petals.
It leaves you feeling like a divine creature of earth. Which you are. Your body was meant to used, but it was also meant to be loved. I love to get wild outside and then get pampered inside. In that order. There is nothing better than letting your wild child self run free followed by nurturing the body with a beauty ritual.
Beauty rituals are grounding. They are powerful moments rooted in time to honor the temple we live in.
There is comfort in nurturing yourself, your skin, and your body. It grounds us back into the present moment. When we stop and take time to nurture ourselves it brings our awareness back into our bodies. Being in nature has the same nurturing and grounding effect. As we move through nature, it too grounds us back into our bodies, back into the present moment, it washes our perspective clean and brings us back to center.
The ritual of beauty is something that is cultivated. It is like any act, we can either quickly wash ourselves and slather on some body lotion and consider ourselves clean. Or we can take a pause, a breath, and be in the moment.
It doesn’t have to be a shower or a bath to be considered a beauty ritual. It can be any moment you take to give your body, mind, and spirit a much needed breath. It can be long or short. It can involve your whole body or only part of it. It can involve rich smelling luxurious beauty products or maybe it is just some clean pure water, but what it always involves is attention, gratitude, and breath.
Whatever it is you do after you have been outside running free, whether it is a shower, a foot soak, a simple mask, or splashing water on your face followed by moisturizer do this;
Pay Attention to Your Body as You Do It
Simply doing these three things takes your mind to a single focus and puts you in the meditative space of a beauty ritual. Taking a moment to create a beauty ritual for the skin is a way of saying thank you, of having gratitude for this amazing organ, it is a way of taking a moment to appreciate something miraculous about the human the body while at the same time taking a breath for the spirit. It satisfies that part of our wild women selves that wants to feel gloriously nurtured after being in our natural element.