by L (aged 22 years), The Netherlands
Two days ago I finally went shopping to buy a new bra. A friend of mine highly recommended a certain nice store, and so my friend and I went to visit.
This shop was amazing! A store full of bras, all stocked in piles in their little cabins. The (bra fitting) assistant was very kind and straightforward and knew exactly what type and size of bra would fit me. At first I was a little, “Ooh no! I don’t wear a C cup, I always have B or even A”. But after trying the B cup first, I actually felt the lady was right – I did need a C cup, which I normally don’t wear! So then she came with a pile of bras for me to try. With the loving support and good advice of my friend and also the assistant, I found two very well fitting bras which also looked amazing. And I can say that it was the first time in my life I had found a bra that fitted my body so beautifully. Some beautiful underwear also came with the bras, so I decided to buy them as a set.
Yesterday morning, I put on my beautiful new bra and I felt the enormous support it gave me, in that it felt great to both look and feel amazing in such a very beautiful (and pretty expensive too!) bra… which also fitted me so well.
This all made me wonder about the old bras I was wearing and about how I had been buying them in the past. I remember when I was younger it always was quite exciting and fun to go and buy a bra. I loved, and still love all the beautiful things they have in lingerie shops…
Recently, due to my own unfolding self-awareness and with the help and support of some great Esoteric Healing Practitioners of Universal Medicine – and also numerous presentations hosted by Natalie Benhayon (on what it means to be a woman) – I have become much more aware of my own body. I’ve also become more aware about how important it is to take good care of myself, which means buying things – such as underwear – that actually fit!
In the process of becoming more aware of my body, it became obvious to me that finding a nice looking bra and one which also fitted me well had not actually been that easy before (this body awareness process), and so purchasing one was always difficult. And slowly I stopped enjoying wearing bras, although I still joyfully went to the lingerie shop, but ended up never finding a bra that really fitted me. I had purposely bought bras that were a little too big around my chest so that they would not ‘cut’ into the flesh under my arms, but because of that, the cup size was not fitting me correctly, and so the bra was not staying in place, which caused irritation. What I realise now, after my recent visit to the lingerie shop, is that I was wearing bras that just did not fit my body shape. I also realised too that the whole bra does not work, or does its intended job, when the straps around the chest are too loose, since it does not allow for the breasts to be supported. I had been trying to find a bra that I didn’t physically feel at all. But now I know that there is a difference between a bra that you can feel, though does not irritate or hurt, and one in which you are able to feel, but causes you a lot of inconvenience, as I used to suffer from.
It’s not that the bras I have recently bought are completely perfect, but they are at least now a lot more supporting of my body shape – I enjoy wearing them because I feel sexy! It’s strange, but since then I am also able to feel a difference in my whole body as well as in my whole life. My body feels like it has been taken care of (by me), and that I am actually feeling this, and myself, more. I feel lovely, tender and precious.
I can feel now that I am a beautiful woman, not only because of the bra, but that the bra affirms and supports me to feel that that is what I truly am: a beautiful woman.