There is a Navajo ceremony that bears the name "Beautyway". This term, beauty way, cannot be precisely translated, however its expression is in such concepts as beauty, perfection, harmony, goodness, normality, success, well-being, blessedness, and happiness. It also can represent beautiful, pretty, pleasant, good, worthy, ideal, and perfect. During the ceremony, the patient, the person who is ill, is there in order to re-establish balance and beauty in their life. The reasons why one may loose their sense of beauty, of balance and of harmony are many. But the cure, for the Navajos, is one and the same. One must find the way to Beauty, and if one wanders away from this way, from the Beautyway, then one must re-establish one's link to the natural world in order to regain it.
To Walk in Beauty means not only walking physically. It also, and primarily in fact, means being in harmony with all things and all people, with all objects, all the animals, all the feelings, the plants, the weather and all the events in your life. It means being at peace, serene in the knowledge that all around you is well and that you are well with everything in your life. You accept and are accepted, there is nothing that pulls you in one direction or the other, the polarities are neutralized, you are one with everything. You are ready to walk in Beauty.
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The Navajo Beauty Way Ceremony
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