In the journey of birthing our Soul – the way in which we are uniquely, creatively and spiritually gifted to contribute to the betterment of the world and in doing so, finding meaning, purpose, connection and fulfillment – we often get in our own way. Hindered by our fears, insecurities, compulsions, addictions and false perceptions, we stumble and sometimes fall. It is during these times of struggle that it is important to know that we need not accomplish this journey alone. We all need guidance, help and support from those who have taken the journey before us.
Fairy Godmothers, Good Fairies and Mary Poppins
Fairytales and children’s stories are rich in their ability to reveal to us deeper and higher truths. Like every good myth, fairytales reveal the deeper truths of the human condition, specifically, the journey toward birthing our Soul. Every fairytale is in some way a representation of the hero’s journey, as Joseph Campbell would call it. One valuable truth often portrayed in fairytales is that we do not need to accomplish the journey toward our creative and spiritual potential alone. Instead, there are helpers available to assist us, maybe even magically, in accomplishing our goal. Cinderella had her Fairy Godmother. Pinocchio, the Blue Fairy. Snow White, the seven dwarves. Briar Rose (aka Princess Aurora) had the three fairies. Dorothy had the Good Witch of the North. And the Banks children had (my personal favorite) Mary Poppins. What is common among these helpers is a sort of higher knowledge and wisdom, mixed in with a little bit of magic.
Spoons full of sugar and bibbity bobbity boo!
The gift in these magical helpers is their ability to see beyond the fears, illusions, addictions, compulsions and insecurities of those they are helping. Glinda knew that Dorothy had within herself the ability to return. The Blue Fairy saw the real boy hidden beneath the rigidity of Pinocchio’s fears. Mary Poppins saw the love and compassion beneath the Banks’ attachment to work and the longing for attention beneath Jane and Michael’s mischief. Magical helpers are there to see the truth beyond the illusion and to hear the truth beyond the words so that they can help us to identify what is really standing in the way of our creative and spiritual fulfillment. Then, it is their job to provide for us the resources and tools which will shake us from our attachment to the status quo, help us through our fears and restore us to the path of our Soul. To us, these resources and tools are no less magical than a spoon full of sugar and bibbity bobbity boo!
Today’s Magical Helpers
The Fairy Godmothers and Mary Poppins of the real world are those people who show up in our lives as a source of wisdom and support as we seek the remedy to our restlessness, longing, impatience and frustration. Spiritual Directors, Therapists, Life Coaches, Creative Mentors, etc. are all there to help us find our way to our Soul, magical helpers who help us to identify the inner obstacles, unhealed wounds, unresolved fears, false perceptions and attachments that are keeping us from the creative fulfillment that God/dess intended for us to have, and who are then there to provide us with the tools and resources for releasing, healing and moving past those inner obstacles. The greatest gift in working with these magical helpers is that if they are good, really good, we discover our own greatness and our own unique brand of magic which we are then called to share with others – thereby making us the next generation of Fairy Godmothers and Mary Poppins’.
SOUL is the unique way you are creatively gifted to find meaning, purpose and connection. Soul, when engaged, leaves you feeling fulfilled, content and whole. My mission is to help you BIRTH YOUR SOUL. For support in this journey, call me at (920) 230-1313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org