I’m just finishing our next book, The Way of the Fairy Godmother.
Writing it has been the most fun I’ve had in a long time. Imagine apprenticing to the Fairy Godmother. What would she teach us?
This is a blog so I’ll cut to the chase. In their first meeting they talk about Cinderella’s Deepest Desires. The Fairy Godmother explains Deepest Desires hold the seeds of our happiness. That’s right; what we long for, our passion holds our potential future. Think positive psychology and Katy Perry dancing in her rainbows.
Next? We identify personal strengths. Strengths we apply to our Deepest Desires. And where do our strengths live? We find our strengths located where we are absorbed, engaged, in a project.
Let’s look at Cinderella. Her strength is her ability to give and receive love. Even in the midst of each grueling day she didn’t lose touch with love. She scrubbed the kitchen floor with the intention to create beauty. Her house shone with her love and attention. Her garden too reflected love. Chicken eggs were rich with nutrition. Gentle tugging with care and respect and the cow produced thick creamy milk.
Locked out of the house by her stepmother Cinderella was in the garden when she met the Fairy Godmother. It was twilight. The time of day balanced between light and dark; long shadows deepened the blues and greens of the garden. The sky was streaked with pink as the sun dipped below the horizon. The surrounding trees sighed. Their one breath of the day shared with Cinderella. Inhaling she looked up and standing in the corn was a tiny woman radiant with her incontrovertible- positivity. Think Jimmy Fallon and his nice guy humor. In fact Jimmy Fallon could be a Fairy Godmother in disguise. Fairy Godmothers sometimes show up as a friend, a grandparent, or even an illness.
The human world is difficult for the Fairy Godmother. Negativity gloms onto her skin dulling her luminosity. But there are times when the human and Fairy worlds overlap. Twilight is one of those times.
The Fairy Godmother does not talk with Cinderella about her problems. She doesn’t console her for the loss of her mother and father. Nor does she comment on her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. So what does the fairy Godmother talk about? And why is she so successful?
The Fairy Godmother teaches Cinderella congruency is at the heart of successful change. The Fairy Godmother’s world is not at cross-purpose. She is aligned mind, body, spirit and most importantly of all for manifesting success, actions.
Today’s blog is a peak into the world of the Fairy Godmother, Cinderella and their work together. Happily the book is much better then my blog which is cramped trying to squeeze in the details of their first meeting and Cinderella’s apprenticeship.
Next month the book will available and I hope you’ll find joy in the reading.