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Sure, fairytale stories may be the product of make-believe ... but who says you can't create an enchanting story for your own life? What has happened to your 'happily ever after' dreams? You can still make them come true! Fairytale stories don't just happen in make-believe, they happen to real people too! It's up to us to write our own delightful life story ... and the more we see it, feel it, and believe it the more successfully we will create our own 'happily every after'.
This is a simple, but effective Exercise to take the time to do. It encourages you to start exploring the way to think that will enable you to create your own fairytale stories. (Unless you're the personality type who really dislikes this type of thing, have a go at this Exercise. It's no different than 'escaping' when watching a movie you adore!)
First, let's 'watch' one of the fairytale stories we all know. Take the time to really feel this ... so close your eyes and see in your mind's eye Cinderella dancing at the Grand Ball. Imagine the scene inside the ballroom - the lovely décor, the gorgeous people, the delightful music, the chatter and laughter.
Cinderella is dressed exquisitely, she's twirling around the ballroom, skimming effortlessly across the floor. Close your eyes and feel how Cinderella feels - she's totally 'in the moment', she feels so light, so free, so happy. She feels beautiful, alive and peaceful - not allowing anyone else to affect her enjoyment.
She's in her own lovely world, yet others are dancing around her - some gracefully, some gleefully plodding, some doing their embarrassed best not knowing the steps. Cinderella doesn't mind, she's way more interested in living her own 'moment', she's not bothered about the 'other people', or even the fact that her life isn't actually that rosy back home.
"Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending."
How much do you 'live the moment' and truly enjoy the wonderful experience that might be happening right at the moment? Or are you more or less constantly thinking about, even perhaps worrying about, what's 'back home'?
Cinderella's fairytale story has destined her to become princess and live in a magnificent castle ... a truly fairytale happy ending! Even so, the chances of her living 'happily ever after' are extremely remote. Even in the most outstanding fairytale stories, there is still the daily living to deal with! There will be problems with the hired help, tantrums from the toddler, and the castle will need costly maintenance. She can choose to deal with these 'issues' as calmly and quickly as possible, or make them the focus of her life.
Write your own fairytale story!
Are the wonderful experiences of your life your focus, or do you spend most of your time thinking about and dealing with the ho-hum, and annoying things? Why not take the time to deeply and precisely create a bright and beautiful new life story for yourself? Even if all of it didn't come true, why not play the lead role in an enchanting new script that you write for the remainder of your life?
People do tend to spend a lot of time searching for an 'answer' - we investigate ways to make more money, we question our relationship/s, we search our religion. We take a vacation, get a new job, move house/town. We do a lot of things in life, either consciously and very often, subconsciously, searching for 'the answer' to living a satisfying and happy life. We all too soon believe that fairytale stories just don't come true in any shape or form.
To continue with this Exercise, let's just pretend for a moment ... what does YOUR ideal fairytale story look like? Cinderella's life went from hard-working, orphaned farm girl to princess. If you could believe in fairytale stories again, what would your fairytale life look like? What would you DO every day? What would you HAVE in your life? What would you BE? Forget about the mundane and annoying things just for this Exercise! Think of the most amazing fairytale stories you've ever dreamed about - ones that you couldn't begin to believe would ever come true.
Even though you probably believe that it's totally impossible, just pretend for a moment! If you could be successful and happy, what would your wonderful life look like?
You might imagine a lovely house in the mountains, with you awakening every morning to fresh, clean air and the sound of twittering birds. You glide through your gorgeous home out into your delightful garden of flowers and warming sunshine. Or perhaps this isn't your style at all, your fairytale story would include living in a city apartment decorated impecably with the latest décor, close and convenient to your life's passion of fashion and socializing.
Take the time to carefully consider what your happy life looks like. Don't handicap yourself by thinking for a moment that fairytale stories just don't come true! IF you could be happy, successful, and very satisfied with your life - what would you DO every day if you could do anything you wanted to? Who would you hang out with, and when, and how? What would be your ideal job? What activities, goals, hobbies would you just love to do?
By carefully considering these questions and giving ourselves heartfelt answers, we begin to uncover our real selves. The person that was 'born that way', not the person that was 'made that way'.
Write down your answers ... and consider carefully - from your heart - how you would absolutely love to live your life; then write your own unique fairytale story ... and begin to live your own happy life!
Edited by: BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY at: 7/1/2013 (20:08)
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