ONCE UPON A TIME a long, long time ago, when we were little people growing, learning and exploring our world there was magic and play. We were told fairy tales which could be considered if you think about it our first lessons about energy! Stories from all over the world have been told time and time again. We continue to share favorites with our children.
Many of these stories have been adapted and transformed so that we can not only read them but completely be enveloped by them as we watch brilliantly animated, staged or musical versions. Each time we read or watch it brings a smile to our faces, allows us to hope & dream and brings out our inner child! We experience again that sense of play and PURE MAGIC!
One of my favorites was Cinderella. I’m sure that is no surprise to anyone who knows me! Specifically the 1964 Rogers & Hammerstein TV playhouse Cinderella. In this musical version the two songs that stick in my mind are “In my own little corner” and “Impossible”. The first one is that when you are in your own little corner “you can be whatever you want to be!” In the second “impossible for a plain yellow pumpkin to become a golden carriage…” and finishes with “it’s possible”. As I would dance around singing these favorite songs, there was never a question in my mind that you CAN be whatever you want to be and that EVERYTHING is possible!
In fairy tales we learn how the power of love and a kiss can awaken us. We learn that the energy within is what makes you beautiful not the appearance of being a frog or an ogre. We also learn that when you live your life from your truth and inner spirit it shatters any limits placed upon you. Cinderella was NOT a victim and could marry the prince! Shrek could find his princess and Fiona her one true love! Rapunzel could escape her tower to find her blinded price and restore his sight with the love in her tears.
One of the absolute MASTERS of visual magic was Walt Disney. He not only transformed these fairy tales but made them real. Through his vision of magic we smile, dream, believe in Fairies & Princes, we can fly, find answers within our magic bag and that spirit watches over us.We can go to Infinity and Beyond (Toy Story), triumph over evil, go to the jungles of Africa (Jungle Book), visit China (Mulan) or England (The Sword & The Stone) and we even find out the wonderful thing about Tiggers! We see the eyes of our children light up as they watch those amazing stories unfold before their eyes!
So when was the last time YOUR eyes lit up? When was the last time you felt playful and magical or allowed your inner child to come out and play? Have you danced by the light of the moon…or maybe even howled at it recently?! 🙂 Hugged a tree? Kissed a frog? (if you are single trust me on that last one! 😉 ) Jumped in a puddle? Made a snow angel? Have you swung on a swing? If you haven’t done any of that for a while, why not? You have all of it inside you just waiting to come out again!
Turning your attention within to find your sense of magic and play can transform your life! Like Cinderella in her own little corner meditating, you can be whatever you want to be! When you meditate you step out of the drama of daily life. When you choose to find your playful self, it is a vacation in Disneyland!
When was the last time you said hello to your vibrant inner child and gave them a hug? Sometimes YOU need YOU to do that! No need to play hide and go seek! Your spirit is already PURE MAGIC and full of play! Why not ask yourself to come out and play for a moment!
Here’s something to make you smile…repeat after me and click the link that follows! ;-)”I won’t grow up!” Really! It’s OK! All the stuff you are worried about will still be there when you are done but maybe…just MAYBE, after playing, you will see things in a different light and LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER! THE END…. Or is it really a new beginning? 🙂 Shine your magic light!~Debbie
©Debra Taitel 2010
For nearly 20 years Debra has been doing clairvoyant readings, spiritual healings and teaching meditation workshops. For more information on Debra’s readings please visit her website at Spiritlightinsight.com You can contact her directly at Debra@Spiritlightinsight.com