the healing power of lingerie
My eyes opened, and even through the muted dullness of recovery from anesthesia, my body hurt. But I was already healing.
The injuries to my psyche that I had carried for years were what was already on the mend. I was taking bold steps in a positive direction to finally take charge of my self-image.
I had finally made the conscious choice to respect myself more than to love the way I looked. And part of that respect was to examine what I had been wearing and why. Through a Coveteur piece about actress Emma Watson's sustainable wardrobe, I discovered lingerie company Chakra Intimates. Known for its ethical and eco-friendly approach to manufacturing garments, the brand's intimates pieces employ energy-charged gemstones that correspond to the body's underlying chakras. The first part caught my eye; the second part pinged my curiosity.
When you buy veggies or milk or meat from farmers you know, and you are looking into the eyes of the people who grew and harvested it, there's a very different feeling come dinnertime. You know the food you are consuming was produced ethically with care for the animals and respect for the environment -- and, if you pay attention, you feel more respect for yourself for taking the extra step of buying direct from the farmer and paying a fair price for your food. It can be this way with clothing, too.
If you hold in your hands a piece of lace and imagine in your mind the skilled touch of the artisans who produced it, it's a very different feeling than rummaging through a pile of panties at your favorite big retailer to find the seventh knicker you need to get the minimum number required for their discount 'sale.' You certainly feel more respect for your body (and planet, of course), and I believe that feeling heals the spirit.
This was the healing I was interested in. I trusted my physical body to heal itself as long as I gave it good nutrients, water and enough rest. But my emotional self, my psychological self, my mind -- it required more. I needed support to look within, to root out negative thinking and become whole in my heart, whole in my soul. This is what chakras are about: tapping into spiritual power and developing a full self-awareness of our being.
I had certainly thought of giving up on my blog after explant surgery -- I didn't think I would have it in me to pose for the camera or keep writing about lingerie and bikinis. After all, I was transitioning away from a 'looks-based' life, right? But in the chaos of post-surgery healing, I found solace in this lingerie and this brand. I knew I wanted to share my story, and I had the perfect lingerie to wear for it. And I came to realize that it still felt good to look good. Not look good for someone else, but to look good for me.
So for me, this is the healing power of lingerie. Treating myself to beautifully crafted lingerie that inspires and empowers me, respecting my skin in part by being aware of what I clothe it in, channeling my attention inwards to refine my psyche and enrich my self-discovery -- I am getting healthier day by day.
After I posted about why I got my implants out and featured Chakra Intimates, a personal relationship with the brand ensued. We decided to join forces for the power of good and promote healthy well-being. Chakra Intimates is offering my readers a special offer to save 10% on luxury lingerie that supports your energy naturally. Just use the code SERA at checkout.