What little girl hasn’t dreamt once or twice (perhaps even thrice) about living a fairytale life?
Being awakened from a deep slumber by a prince’s kiss, no real life morning breath to break the spell. Dancing in glass slippers until midnight, without the resultant squashed toes and aching feet requiring a bare footed walk home. Falling in love with a frog and finding out he is in fact a prince, negating the need for late night calls to girlfriends to lament the fact that ‘he isn’t really what I expected to end up with’. Building a house of bricks to keep your family safe and secure and keep the wolf at bay. Spinning straw into gold, to pay for all the shoes and bags and facials a fairytale life requires.
Did you ever notice how sweet, pure, caring and downright nice the female characters in all the fairytales are.
Forgiving of the mean witches who tried to kill them, devoted to caring for the little men who rescued them, full of love for the frog and his potential, playful with the wolf as he attempts to blow down the house (I’m positing here that at least one of the three pigs was a girl and most likely the smart one who built the brick house that the wolf could not huff and puff and blow down).
Let’s talk for a minute about the big bad wolf.
It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil … The other is good. This same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.
There is an Indian parable that tells the story of an old chief teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt and ego. The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. This same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” The old chief simply replied, “The one you feed.”
It’s time to wake up, take control and stop feeding the big bad wolf inside you.
It’s time to wake up, take control and stop feeding the big bad wolf inside you so you can live the fairytale life by nurturing your inner good wolf.
Nurture your inner goodness by being willing to;
- Be kind rather than judgmental
- Be peaceful in the face of anger
- Be loving when confronted with fear
- Be compassionate around ego
- Be faithful when faced with self doubt
Start by starving the big bad wolf inside you, your own doubts, fears and self-judgments.
Continue by carrying the traits of the good wolf into the world and much like the kind-hearted princesses in tales from your childhood you will witness your fairytale life manifesting with the twitch of your Fairy Godmothers wand.
Anne Aleckson is a contemporary spiritual teacher and healer facilitating World peace through inner peace, one person at a time. The creator of the One Minute Miracle Anne gives a voice to the power within through workshops and private sessions and as a speaker and writer. Shift your fear and self sabotage and connect with the power within you when you experience your own One Minute Miracle at www.AnneAleckson.com