return to fairy tales over and over again throughout our lifetime.
Something glittering in the heart of the story compels us. So what
exactly is their purpose?
tales are designed to impart wisdom. They are a map to living a life
of wonder and purpose. When we follow the story we learn to overcome
the story of Cinderella, on the surface, we see she wants a first
date with the Prince. She wants the opportunity to love well in a
reciprocal relationship. It will be a relationship where each partner
is a version of their best-possible-self. A relationship where
together they are stronger, empowered by each other.
away another layer of the story we find the universal quest of all
women to become Queen. But is Cinderella’s version of Queendom
different from her stepsisters? Absolutely.
stepsisters want the circumstances of becoming a Queen. In geometry
terms the stepsisters want the circumference of what it means to be
Queen. Or in medical terms they want the symptoms of becoming Queen.
(I’m just playing around here, don’t get impatient.)
from their Deepest Desires, disconnected from their personal
strengths, their purpose in life, and without serving a greater
purpose Cinderella’s stepsisters want to become Queen in the most
them becoming Queen will mean they won’t have to work. People will
do favors and give them gifts. The will have the most beautiful
clothes. Their jewelry will be the biggest and shiniest of all women
in the land. Finally they will be married to the second most powerful
person in the world, the Prince.
take my word for it, have a look at the people around you. Those
people who have only the superficial symptoms of wealth are bored,
angry and disappointed. Becoming Queen without a context of greater
meaning is one-dimensional. Life is a cardboard imitation of what’s
possible. The stepsisters only want the surface of becoming Queen,
which is why they are doomed for failure before they even begin.
dream of becoming Queen signals the beginning of her journey becoming
whole and complete. In mathematical lingo Queen is the zero point, or
the circumference and the interior. In medical terms she is both the
symptoms and the illness. (No. Wait. That can’t be right. Hold on.
I’ll stop fooling around)
will be Queen from the depths and the surface. She will embody the
superficial and the authentic. While becoming Queen she will fulfill
her Deepest Desires to love well. She and the Prince will exchange
love, in a context of the authentically reciprocal relationship. The
key words here are Deepest Desires, love, authentically, and
Queendom lives within the depths of Deepest Desires you might hide
from the world and yourself. When you engage with Deepest Desires you
are authentically living. You are interacting with life in reciprocal
terms, because believe it or not, the world needs your Deepest
Desires both in their raw and evolving states.
Queen, Cinderella will interact with her Deepest Desires, igniting
her strengths, bringing beauty and originality to the world. She will
choreograph well-being, within the context of Deepest Desires, using
her strengths. She will live in the glow of realizing her ambitions.
Her Deepest Desires create beauty-health-well-being, for herself, and
for all those around her.
a natural outcome of living Deepest Desires that bring us the
superficial coatings the stepsisters seek in conjunction with
realizing goals and evolving our ambitions. Our Queendom reveals
itself in the context of living our purpose, engaging our strengths,
cleaving to the transcendent function of love and beauty in their
infinite expressions as related to our purpose and Deepest Desires.
final question for you: (Why is kingdom accepted by the computer
dictionary while queendom is considered a misspelling?)
Morse is the author of Awaiting the Fairy Godmother, the story of
Cinderella’s life prior to meeting the Fairy Godmother. And the
motivational book: The Way of the Fairy Godmother