ASK COLETTE: “Can You Be Spiritual and Superficial?”
Here, Baby Boomer Intuitive coach Colette Baron-Reid on spirituality and plastic surgery.
I’m thinking about getting plastic surgery—a facelift and a breast reduction/lift. I’m 56 years young and I consider myself a spiritual person. I lecture and provide consulting about leadership for women in the business world. I help women stand in their own power and create success for themselves – not only around money, but around authenticity. I want to present myself well and look my best. My girlfriend said it was not a spiritual (or authentic) thing to do. She believes I’m doing something unnatural and sending the wrong message—like I’m being a hypocrite. She said spiritual women don’t do plastic surgery. Why can’t I be both? – Living and Looking My Best Self
Dear Living and Looking My Best Self,
Hey, go for it! If you want to get plastic surgery do it. If you feel it’s a chance to improve your looks and how you feel about yourself, why not!? This has nothing to do with being spiritual or not. Yes, it may be unnatural, but so what – it’s not immoral, and it’s YOUR choice. Not all plastic surgery decisions are made for the same reasons. It’s a personal choice, one that many women are doing, even women who serve others in very charitable ways.
As for your friend, who put her in charge of your life? You don’t have to answer to her, only yourself. Speaking of answers, let’s start with these questions.
Self-evaluate and understand your motives and expectations. Do the inner work to help you make your final decision.
I know plenty of spiritual women who freshen up a bit with plastic surgery – both major and minor touch ups. I have contemplated lifting the girls myself. If I decide to go ahead with it, I’m sure my spirituality wouldn’t disappear when the anesthesia wore off.
Everyone has an opinion. Tell your friend to keep hers to herself and make a healthy choice for the right reasons. This is your body … it’s your choice, and it’s personal.
Good luck with your decision. If you go through with it, I wish you a speedy recovery!
Love always and forever,