As I ponder the potential of emerging soul phone technology and how it might eventually change the world, I’ve been surprised to encounter topics I never would have thought would be remotely relevant.
Today I consider fake boobs. I suspect it is primarily because porn star Stormy Daniels has been in the news for talking publicly about her brief, alleged affair with Donald Trump. One thought leads to another to another to another.
Disclaimer: The following piece could be interpreted as me being critical of people who choose breast enhancement. This is not my intent. This type of surgery covers a wide variety of situations and motivations, and I am not sitting in judgment of anyone’s personal choice.
That said, I have long been fascinated with consciousness—why do people choose things and what do they hope to achieve by making those choices?
What outcome does a woman want from a boob job? Does she do it for herself or does she do it to please someone else? Does she do it for personal aesthetics, someone’s approval, economic gain? How does she psychologically handle her enhancement? By the same token, what happens in the mind of that person’s lover or mate? What impact does cosmetic enhancement have on how someone is perceived?
It’s not so much the actual reason that matters, but the psychological issues it stirs up. What mental forces shape the choice before and after?
Whatever someone does to his or her body physically has symbolic consequences. We humans interact with symbolic meanings. Consider the cliché of the man staring at a woman’s chest, and she says, either in humor or out of frustration, often pointing to her eyes, “I’m up here.”
In that transaction, plenty of symbolic meanings come into play. What do breasts mean? What does “up here” mean, usually a reference to brain? What do eyes mean? What is her mental picture of what he is doing or thinking? What sexist attitudes go into the interaction? What flirtatious attitudes?
A creative writer could take off in a jamboree of directions creating dramas out of the collision of motives, attitudes, and beliefs.
Spirituality is “the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.” In other words, consciousness.
Breasts may be physical body parts, but how we view them potentially involves gobs of spiritual consciousness (or is it just me?) Our world has largely dumbed breasts down into pornographic clichés, but under reverent circumstances, such as in tantra or while writing or reading love poetry, consciousness can ascend the symbolic staircase. Meaning may travel from the mundane to the metaphysical, particularly for people sensitive to energy.
How we perceive and treat our bodies, as well as how we perceive and treat other people’s bodies, frequently tells a spiritual story. As a broad example, if we think we have just one life to live, one body, one chance at success, we’re going to approach life differently than if we believe we have all of eternity and infinite lifetimes with endless new bodies in our future. If we appreciate our being souls dwelling inside physical bodies, we may treat our bodies—including how we make love with them— much differently than if we thought of ourselves as random cosmic accidents, just here by dumb luck.
As I mentioned, there are many different reasons why people choose breast augmentation; one size truly does not fit all. But common to all of those situations is that the person having the surgery hopes for a certain outcome, and that payoff, while it may manifest physically, is ultimately mental. We want to feel good.
A working SoulPhone promises radical shifts in mainstream consciousness in many areas of everyday life. Knowing for sure that we don’t die and being able to talk with deceased loved ones will change the order in our list of priorities. Outside of medical necessity, cosmetic enhancements (of all kinds, not just breasts) may seem far less important, especially considering the discomfort endured after an operation.
Dealing with the state of our physicality and how we feel about it is clearly one of the challenges set up in the curriculum of Earth School. We choose our bodies, some say. We know ahead of time how that choice will affect our spiritual growth, even if we hate our life plan once we are humans in the flesh.
As my friend Stan Dale used to quip in his talks, “Breasts come in two sizes: too big and too small.” The spiritual issue may be too much unwanted sexually inspired attention or, as the cliché goes, feelings of inadequacy, comparable to men and penis size. The world of physicality and marketing puts a great strain on self-esteem, often with a devious intention to make us feel bad enough about ourselves to buy something in our hopes for a miracle cure.
With the release of the SoulPhone, a new consciousness may come to prevail, including a more spiritual component to the concept of beauty. Despite how externally focused mainstream society can be, we could be in store for a massive reboot.
NOTE: After writing this piece, curiosity compelled me to check out some articles written by women who’d undergone this surgery. It makes for interesting reading, especially when I overlay SoulPhone thoughts.
To receive Soul Phone News & Views free by email, click on the Menu icon at the top left corner of the page and fill out the brief form to follow.