Of Mice and Cinderella: The Internal DramaBy Sharon Pearson, Ph.D.
February 11, 2008
I love a good drama and especially a "happily ever after!" What do mice and Cinderella have to do with healing and happiness? Check out your internal drama!
The rest of this fanciful story that includes little mice who help, a magical pumpkin coach, and a big Grand Ball have always fed my imagination and heart. But, now, as a confirmed Inner Bonder, the story helps me on another level. I can step back from my life and observe the drama. I can see the players at work! And, I can observe the inevitable outcome depending upon who is in charge of the script at the moment. All of a sudden, I am given the gift of choice! I can choose to muzzle the “step-mother” and to tell the “sisters” that they do not get to take over the play! When I adopt them as my own little characters, they actually become little. They are just acting out what I learned as a child. While I do not have to let them take over, I do have sweet compassion on their misguided attempts to do life. I love them “to death.” So, as a loving adult, a true mother and father, I can rewrite the script at any moment! I am the one who calls my inner child “princess” and who fights for her cause. I am the one who cleans off the ashes and invites her into the sunshine. I can show up as the fairy godmother or as Prince Charming. I can cooperate with the Divine in a drama that supports my life each and every day -- to save the day! !!! May there always be that connection that saves me from the “Dong” of the clock! And, instead of a frilly gown, give me blue jeans and a horse any day, but get me to that Ball on time!
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Courage is taking the loving action in the face of fear, rather than letting fear govern your choices. If there was no fear, there would be no need for courage. Therefore, fear is no reason to wait to take the loving action in your own behalf and in behalf of others.
By Dr.Margaret Paul