Spiritual lifestyle advice and guidance for modern women from bestselling author Alice Grist.
"I thought that my appearance was what would make my life matter." Geez this was me way back when. Part of me looks at this and thinks wow (the part conditioned by society). The other part knows the inside story. I felt so uncomfortable. Every part of my heart railed against my modelling attempts but for some reason my head kept overruling. I was miserable.
This was my slimmest and whilst I escaped any kind of eating disorders I was on the Atkins diet and felt foggy headed and awful most of the time. I thought that my appearance was what would make my life matter. I don't know why I thought that because at the same time I knew better. Society really pits us against our better selves. Dumb culture as I call it in The High Heeled Guide to Spiritual Living is insipid and can turn you against your own truth. I'd been brought up by goddess worshipping feminist hippies. I know a woman's worth.
And yet I was so keen to barter my flesh because that dumb culture made me suffocate my better self. And whilst there is nothing wrong with modelling or nudity or bikinis, there is something wrong with ignoring the voice inside that knows that beauty is a myth and that our worth is so much more. I don't regret it, it's part of my journey. But for any young girls who may see this, or any women who look and think this is something to emulate. All I can say is, it didn't make me happy. The only thing that did that was an inward search, beyond the flesh and into something far more divine than even flashy pink lingerie! Don't believe the hype. Your beauty is your juicy, loving, bubbly, ever living soul. Oh and even though this was my skinniest I'm pretty sure this is photoshopped. My armpits just never looked so smooth! It's not real. Love is. The voice of your heart is. Listen.
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