Feminine Women are naturally desirous of adornment and beautification.
It is interesting to me this idea of women not adorning because adornment is in some way oppressive. I find it fascinating in part because I grew up in a very conservative religion where women were not ALLOWED to adorn with makeup or jewelry.
While that church put this on women as a way of making her acceptable to God, this same idea has been placed on women and can cause her to feel unacceptable to other women. I have had many women say that they feel bad because they love adornment and yet feel like they have to stop shaving, stop wearing makeup, and not care what they look like in order to be accepted by other women.
This is unfortunate.
Sometimes the person not enjoying the beatification is her masculine partner… Which is also problematic (we’ll talk about why this happens in the class)
In every culture (including the rare cultures where men adorn as well)…Women adorn and beautify.
From ancient Egypt where women used sugar to remove hair and khol to darken eyes, to India where henna has been used for thousands of years, to east Africa where women not only henna but also do complex braiding on their long manes.
The movement towards non-adornment, and lack of beautification only lessens a woman’s connection to her feminine energy and embodiment, it does not increase it.
And there are a number of false premises…
The idea that Beautification and adornment are bi-product of “the media”. That beautifying is innately oppressive and foolish. That some women can and some can’t. That it’s only for the wealthy, the shallow, the young.
And most hurtful to the essence of feminine women is the idea that she needs to be so focused on important things like school and work that she doesn’t care about adornment and beauty.
Feminine Women are actually oppressed (their innate joyful and soft energy being pressed down) by merely functional physical embodiment. All humans need play… And beauty is a form of play.
I love your face,