How Long Did Snow White Sleep?

Ego Eve and the apple?

Ever notice how many fairy tales use sleep as a metaphor?  Sleeping Beauty and Snow White were both poisoned into long, deep, death-like sleep; Cinderella spent hours and hours dreaming by the fire.  The world they left was evil and wanted to hurt them.  Perhaps they dreamed a Happy Dream; certainly, in purity of heart and soul, they held no malice for the wickedness they left behind.  As pain and terror are removed, “the dreams that seemed to settle on the world are gone.”

And what did they wake to? “The real world is the symbol that the dream of sin and guilt is over, and God’s Son no longer sleeps.”  Their lives were transformed, from outcast and in hiding to prodigal daughter triumphant.  “His waking eyes perceive the sure reflection of His Father’s Love.”  In fairy tales, God is portrayed by the Handsome Prince, a kiss of Love. “And as we look upon a world forgiven, it is He Who calls to us and comes to take us home.”  A new world, worthy of golden streets and gates of pearl, the heroine is carried instantly away to a protected life in a castle, far from the nightmares of the past.  

“The real world is a symbol, like the rest of what perception offers.”  In our dream we play all the characters, the innocent, the witch and the redeemer, then become the innocent once again.  Each scene is of our own authorship: the terror of evil, the fearful flight, the deep sleep and the longing for love.  Even the new world comes from our perception, but the Embrace is real.  The innocence and forgiveness are true.  “Fear appears in many forms, but love is one,” and a whole world is redeemed.  The Holy Spirit looks through me TODAY.  Lesson 295.  

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A single-minded traveler on her way Home!
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5 Responses to How Long Did Snow White Sleep?

  1. Pearl says:

    Beautiful Dreamer! Thank you for sharing your truth! Great insights are woven into the fabric all around us, every moment of every day. Sometimes we just need to feel a little bit of “true Love” to awaken to the gifts!

    • karmiceraser says:

      LOL, your comment made me think of “The Princess Bride.” True Love! That one never gets old.
      I think fairy tales were used to teach metaphysics and ancient truths in the days when such activity could get one fed to the lions. There are so many wonderful stories!

  2. easywriter says:

    I just want to say, I don’t know what the other picture you had thought of posting but this one doesn’t even need captions. This is perfect. I am weaving my own mischief with it. The applications are immeasurable to use. It truly explores the idea of necromancers and the fear they bring up! The worm, being the ego wants to bail and not face up to the fact that this witch is an opportunity to really see it for what it’s worth. I’m speaking very plainly so as I don’t get philosophical. I’d rather own it. I cannot see
    Mt. Rainier right now, but there IS a mountain behind the grey and fog and rain, and it is beautiful. Just as there IS a beautiful flower in the ‘mean lady’ if we just hack the head off of this unknown and really see things as they are. I’m imagining right now, a big popular band playing to a very large crowd and as we often see, there is one either stupid person or a very carefree trusting one who jumps into the crowd and knows the populace will catch him and carry him, pass him on until he is safely put down. That’s owning it. The latter is what I want to be, pushing into the unknown and having no fear of falling or failing. I can’t do that alone. I need my Holy Spirit to look through me today and help me help myself. I am but the dust in the wind without God.
    How long have I been asleep?? Good question.

  3. karmiceraser says:

    LOL, you are the Queen of Metaphors! I found several pictures of Snow White, but I hadn’t used the term “ego,” so I just couldn’t resist this one. I love that you got SO MUCH out of it. Another thing the story tells is “dying to self” and waking renewed, and that’s what we’re working on. What day did you set your alarm for???

  4. easywriter says:

    A week from next Wednesday.

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