This blog is inspired by a sentence I saw in a book by Cheryl Bridges, ‘Me, Myself, & I ~ 28 Days of Creative Self-Love’. The sentence is in chapter 26 where she mentions Cinderella. It goes like this:
“It is only when Cinderella finds the strength of her voice that she is finally resurrected, once and for all”.That statement fascinated me, and I decided to dive a little deeper. As I often do to receive insights on a specific topic, I connected with my spirit guide in a Sacred Spirit Journey, and the following is the message I received during that journey on Cinderella finding her voice.
A Sacred Spirit JourneyAs I begin the journey, I feel drawn into my heart center and enter there, meeting my spirit guide. He says:
“The heart is the place of your dreams and of imagination. You can use your mind to dream and imagine, but it is the dreams and imaginings of your heart that motivate and inspire you, and touch you at the deepest level.
Fairy tales are stories of a deeper kind with universal images and teachings that never die. Because of that universal nature, they also touch and teach each individual at the place or level they are at.
The story of Cinderella has always been close to you because of her life challenges, the nature and animal connection, and a possibility for a bright future in spite of what your current situation might be.
While there are many lessons in this story, today we’ll focus on that often ignored sequence where she asks to try on the glass slipper.
Although it may seem insignificant, and it has never really stood out to you, you’re now at a point in your life, where you can recognize and fully acknowledge the importance of that action.
It is finding the courage and finding her own voice and speaking up – taking action – that makes all the difference. It’s the moment where she has stopped seeing herself through the limiting judgmental eyes of those around her and she’s in touch with her own soul, voice and strength that she finds the courage to stand up.
No more hiding; no more allowing herself to be suppressed; no longer staying in fear. The moment where she steps forward boldly asking to try on the glass slipper is where everything changes. That is what is happening in your life as you are more and more connecting with your inner voice and power and finding the courage to go out in the world with confidence, authority and with the intention of sharing your transformational gifts with others.
The Cinderella story has inspired and guided you for many years, mirroring to you situations where you let your light be hidden and others run your life. Because if you don’t consciously create, direct and take charge of your life, life WILL happen TO you, and you will end up living other people’s dream instead of your own.
But the story also points to the solution as we have seen.
Another big part in Cinderella’s transformation or resurrection is the support she gets from her animal friends and fairy godmother. Recognizing the support that’s available to you when you need it – and accepting it – is essential as you move through the ‘dark valley’.
You’re not alone in this – let that always be a reminder. Our loving support is yours when you need it.
Love and blessings.”I thank my spirit guide and end the journey.
A synchronicityI experienced an interesting synchronicity just after completing this journey. I was on the train while doing the journey (using my Sacred Spirit Writing technique to capture the message from my spirit guide). Before the last stop where I am to get off, we pass through a tunnel, and my station stop is just beyond the tunnel. I had just finished writing and ending the journey and was standing waiting for the train to stop. As the train stopped, it was still dark, so I thought we were still in the tunnel and I didn’t push the ‘open’ button on the doors. Then suddenly a guy next to me did – and the doors opened. It turned out that the darkness was not because we were in the tunnel, but because the train windows had been painted over with graffiti. I got surprised and the thought instantly came to me: “I’m already in the light!”
That experience and the sentence ‘I’m already in the light’ had a deep impact on me, and there is no doubt it was connected to the journey I had just done. What part of the Cinderella story stands out to you and resonates with your own life? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.